Summer wedding blooms at Kingscote Barn
I have the most beautiful summer wedding blooms at Kingscote Barn to share with you today! Laura and Scott were married at the end of June on one of the hottest days of the year so far, remember that time when we had endless sun and all we wore were shorts?! When I first met Laura she told me she wanted flowers everywhere and it was clear to see she had great taste and really did want to put flowers everywhere in the barn! June is such a great time of year to get married with peonies being the superstar flower of the month. Originally Laura wanted to go for ivory and blush seasonal flowers, however when she clapped eyes on the coral peonies we decided to add in coral tones too. I am so glad we did, as adding in the coral really added warmth and depth and suited the hot summers day at Kingscote Barn perfectly! The photos from Rob Tarren are just gorgeous! It’s times like this when you see everything come together perfectly on the day that I really do love my job… what a wedding!
Laura always wanted a big bouquet and had such a clear vision on a natural, yet flower filled bouquet! We decided to add in some pale blue delphiniums as her ‘touch of blue’ for good luck which is the sweetest idea, and worked perfectly with the blush, peach and coral tones. I used beautiful scented O Hara roses, Vuvuzela, delphiniums, astilbe, spray roses, stocks with mixed soft grey eucalyptus varieties. The bouquets were finished off with exquisite trailing silk, complimenting the dresses wonderfully!
The bridesmaids looked beautiful in beaded dresses carrying similar bouquets to Laura, and the flower girls carried a single hydrangea with trailing ribbons… such a cute idea for the little ones! The boys had mixed tied buttonholes of smaller flowers in the peach, coral and ivory. I love the idea of having all of the buttonholes slightly different yet in the same colour way, it looks really good at a more laid-back kind of venue like the Kingscote Barn, especially if the guys are in all matching suits. And a flowery tie is always a winner in my book!
The outdoor ceremony space at Kingscote is beautiful with the most amazing views of the surrounding countryside, the flower meadow aisle fits in with this look perfectly, and what bride doesn’t want to walk down the aisle surrounded by flowers!? I just love this look and I filled the aisle with meadow runners filled with summer country garden favourites such as larkspur, delphiniums stocks with loads of grasses and natural foliage. The great thing about these floral runners is they create such impact for the ceremony, a real statement piece and wow factor! I also added two large urns at the end of the aisle which again creates so much impact and will really frame you both during the ceremony.
Inside the barn I created a natural foliage arrangement around the balcony, this provided lots of atmosphere within the barn and framed the top table perfectly. Filled with various varieties of eucalyptus, olive and fern it looked fab! It is always such a great idea to think about doing a large scale installation within your venue, I often find it is better to go all out on a huge, impressive floral arrangement rather than lots of smaller arrangements dotted around the venue. The tables were kept simple, yet flower filled in gold metallic glass vases filled with a natural arrangement with votives filled with roses surrounding. A sprig of foliage was placed on each napkin… it is these finishing touches and attention to detail that really make your wedding flowers extra special! I love the way this whole look came together inside the barn and the way the way the flowers look against the pale grey linen.
The biggest thanks to Laura and Scott for sharing their photos and for all their lovely feedback after the wedding… I know I am biased but I really do work with the best couples! A wedding filled with coral peonies, flower aisles, huge foliage arches and big blowsy bouquets really is the florist dream!