When Laura contacted me to query whether I was free to do her wedding flowers, I jumped at the opportunity. I knew that she had booked Matthew Rycraft Photography after a friend of hers had booked him for their wedding and was really impressed, I have loved his work for a while, so HUGE tick. I knew she was getting married in a woodland wedding near Delamere Forest, Cheshire, a venue I was very interested in, so that was another tick. But mostly, Laura went to the same High School as myself, in the year below me and we then worked together at a local pub, for local people, in Bromborough and that's where most of my memories of Laura and her lovely dad were made!
So we had a meeting a few weeks before the big day, showed her the brief, we had a good chat, looked around the venue and off I went. I knew this one was going to be a good one!
When ordering my wedding flowers for Laura and Ste's day, I really wanted to get something a little bit different, so I purchased white O'Hara roses for the first time. These beauties are gorgeous, really sweet smelling and open up to a lovely size and are really showstoppers within any designs. The O'Hara roses were in all of the bridal party bouquets. The bridesmaids bouquets contained Eryngiums (thistles to you and me) to complement the bridesmaids navy blue dresses, grey Brunia and plenty of white florals such as Matthiola, Lisianthus, Astilbe, Astrantia, Waxflower and Veronica. The loose and natural foliage used within the bouquets looked fantastic within the woodland surroundings and really gave Laura the wild and informal look she wanted. Navy and grey silk ribbons finished the designs off perfectly. Laura's bridal bouquet contained the same materials above except we replaced the Eryngium with hot raspberry pink Tacazzi roses, with raspberry silk ribbons to match her up to Ste's pink suit jacket. A token photo charm of her dad, Dave, was also added to her bouquet as she requested. A lovely touch to a lovely man who I have fond memories of.
The buttonholes were made with Eryngium and foliage and looked really smart on the groomsmen. Wrist corsages in white florals and foliage on a pearl bracelet looked delicate and sweet and the lovely little flowergirls had a flowercrown made with Ruscus foliage - so simple yet so effective.
This wedding was an absolute pleasure to be part of, despite the sweltering heat!!
Congratulations to both of you again, I'm so pleased I got to be part of your big day and I hope it was truly everything you've both wished for. It was lovely to see you again Laura, after all of this time. Thank you xx
Professional images by Matthew Rycraft Photography
Studio images by Michelle Anne Floristry