As soon as I met Katie and listened to her wonderful flower vision for her wedding at Coombe Lodge in July, I was secretly hoping she would book me… and she did! Here are a few photos of her beautiful peach, coral and ivory wedding flowers from her recent wedding at Coombe Lodge, a stunning wedding venue just outside Bristol. Last week I wrote about the flowers I had in for my peachy weddings in their most natural form, straight out of conditioning so take a look at the ‘before’ blog here!
Katie wanted a hand tied bouquet in peach, warm coral and ivory tones with lots of interest and texture. I used coral ‘Vuvuzela’ and ‘Miss Piggy’ roses, soft peach spray roses, ivory dahlias with lots of textural filler flowers such as astilbe, achillea and ascepias. I stuck to soft grey foliage in the bouquets using eucalyptus in three different varieties and velvety silver senecio. A stunning combination I loved making Katie’s wedding flowers for her.
The bridesmaids carried a similar version of the brides bouquet with the guys having mixed buttonholes of smaller flowers such as spray roses, lisi with lots of foliage sprigs tied with twine. How beautiful does Katie look in her stunning Suzanne Neville gown, just perfect! And of course Ben looks very smart in his suit with his spray rose buttonhole!
I love decorating Coombe Lodge and it looked particularly pretty with Katie’s soft peach, coral and ivory colour way working its way through the elegant but neutral décor of Coombe Lodge. The happy couple were lucky enough to get married outside, it was a beautifully sunny day so chair ends were placed on the chairs lining the aisle, a trailing floral arrangement in a glass pedestal was placed on the ceremony table as a focal point setting the scene.
Inside for the wedding breakfast I filled low glass pedestal vases with an arrangement of roses, dahlias, hydrangeas, achilliea, stocks, spray roses with eucalyptus. The stocks provide a sweet scent to the room, but not an over powering one. These table decorations are extremely elegant and fit in with their surroundings at Coombe Lodge perfectly. I love tall arrangements but I also love lower arrangements as you get to enjoy the beauty of the flowers throughout the dinner whilst you are sat down. Like anything in life there are pros and cons for both sides!
Whilst setting up at Coombe Lodge I bumped into The Little Wedding Helper and Pudding Bridge, who are local Bristol wedding suppliers. Kirsten was on hand to provide the finishing touches to Katie’s wedding decoration providing a styling service that enables the couples to pass on the venue decorating to The Little Wedding Helper who will set up the venue beautifully whilst you can sit their and have a glass of fizz and concentrate on the important stuff like getting ready! Pudding Bridge supplied a photo booth which is a sequined backdrop with lots of props available for guests to have fun and get a cheeky snap of them doing so! Working from home alone, it is always nice to bump into familiar, friendly faces at wedding set ups and have a good chat.
Katie had so many special touches that contributed to the overall beautiful look of their wedding. Just check out this table plan from Berin Made, the stationery was stunning. After popping onto the website to grab the link I lost a good half hour reading the blog losing myself in the oh so pretty stationery! Lots of love and congratulations to the happy couple, I have loved doing your wedding flowers for you it was a real treat!