I have some beautiful Sandy Cove wedding flowers to share with you today! As a north Devon wedding florist I absolutely love working at Sandy Cove wedding venue. It has the most stunning views of the north devon coastline, and is one of the most beautiful ceremony backdrops I have ever seen. Here are some photos of recent wedding flowers create at Sandy Cove, I am in love with our tropical floral arch backdrop and the peony, rose and hydrangea arch is so romantic and elegant!
The ceremony at Sandy Cove can be spectacular, whether the skies are clear blue like the meditteranean or slightly blustery, the coastline views are insane. There is a wooden pergola where the ceremony takes place and this is perfect to dress with flowers. Here, the tropical arch was placed in one corner to frame the gazebo and it just looks stunning! Slightly different to the country garden flowers I tend to use, however I love the use of the tropical foliage at beach venues such as Sandy Cove. It just works!
Not only does this arch look amazing, it is also eco friendly. As florists we are all trying to move away from using floral foam (the green spongy stuff used in floral arrangements!) It does not decompose and the green particles breakdown and enter the water system, which is detrimental. There are plenty of alternatives such as old school methods such as chicken wire and moss, which I am a big fan of doing! However I wanted to try out 'Agra wool' creating this arch. It is a natural material encased in a paddle, that you can attach to the gazebo, which aims to give you the same look as using floral foam. For me it was definitely a great alternative, a little too spongy and I think by using moss you get a more firmer arrangement, the stems seem to be held in better, but all in all I would use again! See my behind the scenes video on Instagram to watch how I made this arch and more discussion on the Agra wool mechanics, here!
I used giant monstera leaves, palm leaves and aspidistra foliage to form the base of the arch, tropical foliage allows you to go big in an installation and create real texture, it really is one of the most fun things you can create in floristry so please bring on more tropical weddings for next summer! I used hydrangeas, peonies and roses to flower up the arch in warm and blush pink tones, finishing off the beautiful look. A perfect ceremony backdrop at Sandy Cove, just add a happy couple on their big day!
If you prefer the more floral heavy look for your wedding flowers, this wedding at Sandy Cove focused on the more natural looking foliage such as eucalyptus varieties. With blousy blush roses, stocks, hydrangeas, and tall delphiniums, we created a more country garden, floral heavy look for the ceremony. Tall vases with large arrangements on the top brought an elegant and sophisticated feel to the wedding breakfast room inside.
If you are looking for wedding flowers at Sandy Cove or any other Devon venue, I would love to hear your ideas! From our North Devon studio we can discuss all of your exciting wedding plans and how I can bring the floral magic to your big day.