A Memorable Winter Wedding

One year ago today we were deep in preparation for a very special day – the wedding of Sally’s daughter Vicky who married her fiancé Adam at Gate Street Barn, Bramley, Surrey.

Needless to say, there were huge expectations for the flowers which were all chosen to reflect the rustic winter theme of the wedding.

The Bridal bouquet and matching Bridesmaid bouquets consisted of the most beautiful white Anemones we have ever seen along with white Ranunculas, Silver Brunia, Senecio, Eucalyptus Populus foliage and natural pine cones. The bouquets also perfectly complimented the pewter grey dresses worn by the Bridesmaids.

Buttonholes of white Ranunculas, Silver Brunia, Rosemary, Eucalyptus Populus foliage and miniature pine cones were bound with twine to complete the rustic look.

Vicky & Adam (4)

 

The ceremony barn was decorated with Twisted Willow which was attached to the ends of the chairs together with white Hydrangeas and natural pine cones. Heart shaped pine cone wreaths and sacks of cinnamon scented pine cones were hung around the Barn and mixed foliage and Gypsophila were used to decorate the chandelier wheels. Lit birch trees and hurricane lamps on log slices hired from Streessfree Hire added a final finishing touch and added a warm Winter glow to the barn.

Following the ceremony, the barn was transformed for the wedding reception with tall cylinder vases surrounded by rings of pine cones and filled with arrangements of Pussy Willow, natural Birch and white Hydrangeas being placed in the centre of each table. Napkins were decorated with individual arrangements of Pussy Willow and Rosemary and miniature log slices, made by the Groom, were used to hold place and table names.

The seating plan was created with a wooden step ladder decorated with white Hydrangea filled lace bottles and an additional ladder plus a selection of wooden crates were filled with flowers to match the Bridal bouquet and in The Pheasantry a hot chocolate station created on a barrel table from Stressfree Hire with a macaron tower supplied by Queen Beas provided some welcome Winter warmth later in the day.

Whilst the wedding took place in Surrey, many of the suppliers used are Hampshire based, all having worked with Bridal Flowers Direct on a number of occasions and the day really would mot have been the same without their input.

Summer weddings will always be a popular choice for many couples, but we are definitely seeing an increase in the popularity of Winter weddings and as all the photographs courtesy of Hana Venn Photography show the colder months can be a magical time of year to get married.

Congratulations to Vicky and Adam on their first wedding anniversary this weekend and if you are planning a Winter wedding we hope this post will be inspirational.

Suppliers List

Photographer – Hana Venn Photography

Make Up Artist – Beauty Shed, Southsea

Hair – Anushka Gibson

Bridal Dress – Botley Bridal Mill

Bridesmaid Dresses – David’s Bridal

Venue Decoration – Stressfree Hire

Macaron Tower – Queen Bees Treats

Venue – Gate Street Barn

 

 

 

W inter Wonderland Photoshoot

We were thrilled to take part in a photoshoot last October set within the beautiful surroundings of Langrish House, near Petersfield, Hampshire. The photoshoot entitled ‘Winter Wonderland’ was another collaboration of the work of a group of Hampshire based wedding suppliers who have teamed up on previous photoshoots in the area.

Despite the dull, damp weather it was a day full of fun and laughter and the photographs are testament to the creativity of all the suppliers involved.

Rather than the traditional red and green winter colours we opted for a scheme which incorporated  pale blue, silver and dusky pink tones to create a simple but sophisticated Winter Wonderland look.

Flower Girls were dressed in beautiful white dresses with a lace overlay, accompanied by white fur wraps to keep away the chill, whilst the Brides and adult Bridesmaids wore exquisite feather boleros over their beautiful dresses.

The hotel rooms and the newly constructed gazebo area were all decorated in sparkling and shimmering accessories to compliment the dresses and surroundings and add that further wintery feel.

For the first time we used a beautiful ‘Menta’ (mink coloured) Rose as the focal of the bouquets, oversized headdresses and table displays  which were combined with silver grey flowers and foliage whilst the Flower Girls wore hair circlets of Gypsophilia which matched their bouquets.

The sweet table centrepiece wedding cake was adorned with macarons in complimenting colours whilst the reception room tables were decorated with exquisite floral displays, themed stationery and more macarons.

We hope you enjoy all the photographs which are just a taster of more to follow and that they will be a source of inspiration to any Bride planning a wedding based on a similar theme.

Suppliers Involved

Venue                                          Langrish House                                       www.langrishhouse.co.uk

Sweet Treats/Cake                   Queen Bees                                            www.qbtreats.co.uk

Photographer                             Hana Venn                                              www.hanavenn.co.uk

Jewellery                                     Bijou Junkie Jewellery                             www.bijoujunkie.bicartel.com

Hair                                              Elegance Bridal Coiffure                         www.elegancebridalcoiffure.co.uk

Bow Ties                                     Beau Tie                                                  www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BeauBowTies

Bridalwear                                 Hannah Elizabeth Bridal                          www.hannahelizabethbridal.com

Bridesmaid/Flower Girls         Eliza Mabel                                              www.elizamabel.com

Stationery                                  Handmade by Kelly                                 www.handmadebykelly.co.uk

Flowers/Brooch Bouquet        Bridal Flowers Direct                              www.bridalflowersdirect.com

Make Up Artist                         Beautique-Bridal Experience                   www.facebook.com/TheBeautiqueExperience

Venue Props                             Creative Wedding Workshop                  www.creativeweddingworkshop.com