I want to share with you an example of a real summer seaside wedding. The style of the wedding and the wedding flowers used to achieve it.
The wedding took place in the 500 year old church of St. Fimbarrus, Fowey in Cornwall. The wedding reception was held at The Fowey Hall Hotel. A beautiful venue and location overlooking the sea.
The Creative Brief for the Summer Wedding Flowers
Emma, a wonderful wedding planner herself, provided a very clear outline of her plans and vision for their summer seaside wedding.
The style: pretty, smart, classy and elegant.
The colour palette: ivory
Flower choice: Roses and hydrangeas with other summer seasonal flowers and foliage.
Bridal Wedding Flowers
Emma’s bouquet was classical. A large, full dome of ivory roses and finished with a bind of ivory silk and pearls.
The bridesmaid’s bouquets were a smaller version Emma’s. The flower girl carried a delicate wicker basket full of fresh ivory rose petals, and a small posy.
Buttonholes and corsages were a single ivory rose with the addition of seasonal foliage.
Church Wedding Flowers
The church looked towards the sea, perfect for the summer seaside wedding. A large flower arch, covered the lychgate. The arch was full of green and white hydrangeas, ivory roses, stocks and a little seasonal foliage. An additional flower arch was made over the entrance to the church, which included an addition of white lilies. A great opportunity to use Cornwall wedding flowers.
A single and large, statement pedestal arrangement stood at the front of the church. The small niches in the walls were filled with vases containing small spray roses and other seasonal green and white flowers.
Wedding Reception Flowers
The top table had a long and low flower arrangement. The design used an abundance of seasonal, English garden flowers. Fresh green and white hydrangeas, roses and peonies. Very little foliage was used, which helped to create the pretty, smart and elegance of the brief.
Each guest table was decorated with a large, clear glass fishbowl, full of flowers, similar to those used in the top table arrangement. The tables also had a few small, mercury tea lights, each holding a single white rose These were placed randomly over the table.
The tall, tiered wedding cake was beautifully simple, with the delicate detailing of shells and water bubbles so skilfully made.
A collar of white hydrangeas surrounded the bottom tier. A detail reflecting the crash of waves on the shore. A fabulous design idea for the summer seaside wedding and the chance to use Cornwall wedding flowers again.
The style and choice of wedding flowers can play such a significant role in supporting wedding themes, whether it be a summer seaside wedding, a winter boho wedding or any other. The sumptuous use of green and white English garden flowers in any wedding, creates an effect of minimal simplicity. Using large heads of hydrangeas or roses can create a totally different appearance to that using small and dainty heads with lots of foliage.
I hope you’ve enjoyed and been inspired by this blog. Do read more for further tips, ideas and inspiration with Cornwall wedding flowers, Devon wedding flowers or London wedding flowers.
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Peonies, or as is known, peony roses, have to be one of the most beautiful flowers found in an English garden. Soft and romantic with ruffled petals, and gloriously old-fashioned. The gentleness of a flower that’s thickly lush with round faces full of happiness. A flower reminiscent of warmer days and the transition from spring into summer.
Summer wedding flower inspiration, peony roses as the perfect wedding flower.
Unfortunately, the peak season for British-grown peony roses is mid-April to the end of June. A very short season and creating much disappointment for so many brides. However, for those who are lucky, there are many creative ways they can be included.
Romance of the peony rose bouquet
The meaning of a peony rose indicates: romance, a happy marriage, honour, compassion and bashfulness. What a wonderful way to begin a wedding day. A gentle walk down the aisle at the ceremony, with so much romance ahead. The style and design of a peony rose bouquet can often create a blousy effect, Choosing to make a statement bouquet by simply using a single peony rose colour. A rich mix of colours or a supremely romantic bouquet of pastel pinks and whites with soft touches of grey foliage and asparagus fern. The combination of peony roses and other seasonal flowers such as spray rose simply adds to the overall romance.
Love of a peony pedestal
Pedestal arrangements can create an image of blousy beauty or soft romance. Large blousy heads of peony roses, when combined with a flourish of summer foliage and other summer delights. For example delphiniums, larkspur, daisies and roses.They can be large and imposing or small and delicate. They can create the appearance of elegance and timelessness. Pedestals are often used to welcome couples and their guests to the wedding. Decorating the ceremony itself. Then creating an often flamboyant, entrance to the reception. Summer wedding flower inspiration peony roses as the perfect wedding flower.
Happiness of a peony rose table arrangement
You have walked up the aisle with your peony rose bouquet, stood by the peony rose pedestal arrangements and recited your vows. The celebrations are about to commence. Cocktails, mocktails, seasonal drinks. It’s always handy to have little tables on which to place your glass as you shake hands, or socially distance. Small peony rose arrangements placed on these tables not only look pretty but create a cohesive effect, bringing the ceremony and reception areas together as one. Guest or top table arrangements create the final flourish. The happiness of the wedding breakfast ahead. Long trestle arrangements to individual guest table arrangements.
Love of a ceiling installation
When you walk into a beautiful marquee or reception area, what could be more lovely than being greeted by a feeling of an herbaceous border. The delights of an English garden. English peony roses and a host of other summer flowers coming in with you. It’s a statement of beauty, awe inspiring beauty. The use of brighter coloured peony roses can often work best. They create more of a contrast against the size of a very airy marquee or grand hall, making the space seem more ‘intimate’. Pastel shades can easily disappear.
The romance, love and happiness that peony roses, with other seasonal flowers and foliage, can bring to your wedding is fabulously amazing. So beautiful.
The joy they bring, the most popular wedding flower and with so many meanings. Summer wedding flower inspiration, peony roses the perfect wedding flower.
I’ve worked with many skilled and creative wedding suppliers in a number of capacities within the industry, Wedding supplier recommendations from wedding suppliers in London and Devon have emerged.
The Velvet Daisy zipping around the country!
Friendships and working relationships developed, particularly over many cups of tea, and often sheltering from the big outdoors. When a specialist supplier wishes to promote their own work or product, and chooses other suppliers who are like-minded in style, quality, and ethics to achieve it.
Wedding supplier recommendations are often provided by the wedding venue. However, wedding supplier recommendations from wedding suppliers in London and Devon can be another great source and often the best. It’s particularly valuable when it comes from suppliers who’ve worked and collaborated. Whether it be at a wedding, event, photoshoot or other. Each working independently, whilst at the same time supporting each other.
Wedding supplier collaborations
I’ve collaborated on a number of photoshoots with a very talented range of suppliers. Cake makers, hire companies, musicians, marquees, hair and make-up, caterers, cars and many more.
The day of a shoot can go on…and on and on. During the chitty chat moments we talk. Our outlook on life, work and private, to the stage we know each other and working with each other becomes second nature. Once again, working independently, whilst at the same time supporting each other.
Thus wedding supplier collaborations begin.
I recently had the privilege of being asked by Christine Trewinnard to help promote her sublime, handmade wedding dresses. A flower collaboration in Devon. A photoshoot at Poltimore House and Grounds near Exeter. Christine knew she wanted to create a ‘Modern Golden Age of Glamour’ style.
She knew that The Velvet Daisy’s style with an abundance of relaxed, garden flowers, complemented not only her dresses but the house itself, the overall effect.
The photos here, the result of a support collaboration between Christine, me, The Velvet Daisy, and a number of other fabulous suppliers who became happy to recommend each other to potential couples. Wedding suppliers recommendations from wedding suppliers in London and Devon.
Photoshoots and blog recommendations
Photos which emerge from a shoot are often featured in magazines and online blogs. As a couple you may see them in a special article or within a ‘real wedding’ section. You may read them as overall collaborations. Ultimately, the chance that you may find wedding suppliers recommendations from wedding suppliers in London and Devon.
All photos by Toby Lowe Photography www.tobylowephotography.co.uk
Featured on: www.magpiewedding.com