I have the most stunning Somerset marquee wedding flowers to share with you on the blog today! Joanna and Ben were married at the family home last August in Somerset with an Abbas marquee in the grounds, which we filled with beautiful seasonal blooms! Working with luxury wedding planner Emma from Something Blue, we created the most amazing floral concept and I’m thrilled to share the photos from Anneli Marinovich here
Joanna and Ben choose a colour scheme of ivory and blush yet with lush green summer foliage, this added depth to the colour scheme and really felt so summery! The bouquets were simple, natural hand tieds filled with roses, spray roses, sweet peas and soft grey eucalyptus foliage. A really elegant and classy combination perfect for a luxury marquee wedding. I adore to use sweet peas, their sweet smelling fragrance makes them one of the most desired blooms for summer weddings. I always use scented flowers within my bouquets, because I feel that the scent will stay with you forever… every time you smell sweet peas in the future you will be transported back to your special day where you were carrying around the most beautiful bouquet!
The happy couple were married in a local country church, where we kept the floral decoration minimal and simple due to the size of the church. Two beautiful large, statement urns were placed at the altar, providing a decorative backdrop to the wedding. August is such an amazing time of year for hydrangeas, I love the muted tones in these they just add so much depth to the arrangements! The entrance of the church was decorated with a natural, growing installation creating a simple entrance for guests and more importantly a beautiful exit for the new Mr and Mrs!
After the church service everyone made their way back to the family home where the most amazing Abbas marquees greeted them. I work with Abbas regularly and I cannot recommend them highly enough, he team worked so hard to create this luxurious, super stylish marquee and worked with us behind the scenes on all the logistics of the floral installations. I wanted to create a really impactful installation at the entrance to the main marquee. Creating this huge, natural floral archway around the entrance, filled with large British foliage branches and country garden style blooms, I wanted to create the feel that this arrangement had always been part of the garden surroundings. Summer gladioli, delphiniums and muted hydrangeas are signs of late summer, along with pink snowberries, blousy roses and spray roses. As Somerset marquee wedding flowers go this really is up there with the most pretty weddings I have worked on!
The inside of the marquee was filled with native British trees, which allowed for a natural spread of lush green foliage throughout the edges of the marquee without being too heavy. Tall birch and beech trees stood tall next to the two central poles offering a leafy canopy in the ceiling. The main showstopper arrangement was this 3m long floral hanging installation! I love my job at the best of times, but being allowed to create such beauty as this really is a highlight! Filled with all kinds of natural foliage and seasonal blooms, it really did make the marquee and offer such impact and the wow factor! The addition of the festoon lighting from Abbas was the final finishing touch!
The top table sat below this amazing hanging floral plank arrangement and was dressed with low glass urns filled with blowsy country garden style florals. Scented O Hara roses and sweet peas, lace cap hydrangeas offer a natural yet elegant and luxurious feel to the tablescape.
The further round tables in the marquee were dressed with either a tall large statement arrangement or a low glass urn. The mix of tall and low florals offer an elegant and slightly relaxed feel to the marquee, spreading the colour and interest throughout the whole space. The tall arrangements were filled with roses, sedum, snaps, spray roses, lace cap hydrangeas and snowberries… with a huge variety of mixed summer foliage. Candles were placed at the base of the arrangements, and around the glass urns adding that extra luxurious feel to the tables.
Looking back through stunning photos like this capturing our Somerset marquee wedding flowers perfectly, reminds me of the amazing weddings I am lucky enough to work on. Days of hard work goes into pull of a wedding like this with lots of meetings throughout the year, liaising with lots of suppliers, early starts gathering flowers from the market and growers, and days onsite installing logistics and finally the flowers on the morning of the wedding! That is why I love working with weddings planners and was so thankful to have the professionalism of Emma, and the other amazing suppliers who made this wedding the dream it was. The caterers Queen and Whippet are always so amazing to work with and the photography is stunning…. such attention to detail and of course Abbas Marquee who helped raise that huge floral installation into the ceiling. Luxury marquee wedding flowers are our speciality and no marquee wedding is ever quite the same, the blank canvass means you can really go to town on florals to create something super special for your big day!