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Cotswold Wedding Florist - Summer Blooms at Lords of The Manor

Working as a Cotswold wedding florist we get to visit some beautiful venues and work with some incredible clients with fantastic floral ideas! Kate was one of those brides who adored all things English country garden and was a true delight to work with from the beginning. An American wanting a traditional church cotswold wedding, seasonality was hugely important to Kate, who wanted to focus on British, seasonal flowers. It is with my pleasure I can share a beautiful snap shot of the wedding with photographs from Camilla J Hards Photography.

We focused on a summer colour palette of ivory, dusky pink with hints of pale blue and soft green foliage. The majority of the flowers were grown by Compton Garden flowers, who grows the most stunning blooms. I topped up with Dutch garden roses and peonies, which added that luxurious feel to the wedding flowers. I adore the pop of blue, I think it just lifts the whole colour palette and those deep dusky pink cafe latte roses are such an incredible colour.

I am sure you will agree Kate and her bridesmaids look elegantly beautiful and the natural, loose bouquets compliment their dresses perfectly. We dressed the local cotswold church with a full floral aisle, packed with delphiniums, Larkspur, stocks and mixed foliage. This created a huge impact along both sides of the aisle, and creates a hugely romantic walkway for both the bride and the happy couple as they return as newly weds. The floral aisle meadow runners were repurposed within the venue after the ceremony. As always we act like flower ninjas after the ceremony, discreetly collecting, reloading and unloading the van, and replacing in a new location within the wedding venue!

The Lords of The Manor is a beautiful boutique hotel and wedding venue with the most stunning English country gardens. We created a statement floral arch within the grounds for guests to enjoy and to make the entrance to the reception drinks. The brief was for the florals to be natural and loose, yet elegant and seasonal. My aim was for the floral arch to look as though it was part of the gardens, and by using flowers such as alliums, lace cap hydrangeas, smoke bush, delphiniums and peonies I feel we completely achieved this. I am a huge fan of a floral arch, they make a great photo opportunity! This installation was a two sided arch, so both sides looked completely different due to our eclectic mix of seasonal blooms and foliage branches.

Inside we dressed the table with elegant low glass urns filled with seasonal flowers and foliage. We could go a bit more dainty on the flower choice here, amongst the more larger blousy peonies and garden roses. Texture is key and I think low floral arrangements are just perfect for round tables. Accentuated by tall candlesticks, this helped to contribute to the ultimate luxurious dining experience for guests. The top table was for the happy couple alone! I love the meadow style full, yet dainty floral arrangement that covers the top table.

Thank you so much to Kate for sending through her beautiful wedding photos, it is alway such a treat to see everything come together on the big day and I am grateful to be able to share them with you on the blog. To see more beautiful wedding flowers we have created in Devon, Somerset, The Cotswolds and the wider south west do check out the gallery.


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