Sandra and Scott's Wedding

In a week of constant wet weather, when the time came for Sandra and Scott's wedding ceremony in the Italian Gardens at Hever Castle, the sun came out and the view over the lake was amazing! We couldn't believe how lucky they were especially as it was Friday 13th!

We met with Sandra and Scott only 6 weeks ago to plan their wedding flowers but they both had a clear view of what they wanted and we were only too happy to help put it into reality.

The colour scheme for their wedding was green and white. Sandra chose a Grecian style wedding dress with diamante detailing on the empire line. She looked beautiful as you will see! For her Bridesmaids, Sandra had chosen strapless apple green dresses for her Bridesmaids with white pashminas.

The style of flowers for the bouquets and Registrar's table arrangements was very informal and although not the style you are used to seeing form us, we hope you like what we are able to create! For her bouquet Sandra wanted an informal bouquet of only green flowers with a hint of white and we put together a combination of green Cymbidium Orchids, green Roses (yes you can get them!), lime green Hypericum berries, soft green Alchemilla mollis (a firm summer favourite of ours), small white Spray Roses and lovely white Singapore Orchids. Oh and some Panicum grass too! We finished the bouquet with ivory satin ribbon and pearl headed pins.

Green bridal bouquet

Green Cymbidium Orchids, green Roses, green Hypericum berries, white spray Roses, green Alchemilla mollis, white Singapore Orchids and Panicum grass

As we were dressing the tables with the floral decorations, Sandra and her Bridesmaids came through the Pavillion to make their way into the Italian Gardens and so we managed to catch a photo of her just before she got married!

The blushing bride just about to leave the Pavillion at Hever Castle to make her way to the Italian Gardens.
For the Bridesmaids' bouquets we created four informal summery bouquets of mostly white flowers with a hint of green. They included Astilbe, Peonies, Avalanche Roses, green Hypericum berries, green Alchemilla mollis and Panicum grass. The bouquets were also finished with ivory satin ribbon and pearl headed pins.

White and green bouquet

Astilbe, Roses, Peonies, Hypericum, Alchemilla mollis and Panicum grass

Bridesmaids with their bouquets
Scott had chosen to match with Sandra and opted for a green Rose buttonhole with green Hypericum and white Astrantia with ivy foliage. For his groomsmen, they wore Avalanche buttoholes again with ivy foliage. As we were setting up the reception at the castle, we were able to help pin the buttonholes onto Scott and his groomsmens' jackets.

Green Rose, Hypericum and Astrantia buttonhole
Avalanche Rose buttonhole
Buttonholes boxed and ready to go!

Scott and his groomsmen just before the ceremony with buttonhole affixed!
We also created a small buttonhole of ivory spray Roses and Hypericum berries for a little page boy.

Spray Rose buttonhole
For the Mums and ladies of the bridal party, we used Cymbidium and Singapore Orchids with ivory spray Roses to create corsages that were affixed with magnets.

Cymbidium and Singapore Orchid Corsages with spray Roses
For the Registrar's table we made a full length long and low using soft summery flowers to create a Romantic feel that Sandra wanted.

The flowers we used were Avalanche Roses, green Roses, Alchemilla mollis, Hypericum berries, Astrantia and September flower.

Registrars' table arrangement at Hever Castle
Green and white long and low arrangement
The Loggia at Hever Castle with lake views
The reception was taking place in the Guthrie Pavilion which is situated in the Italian Gardens. The seating plan was very different to the norm as Sandra and Scott asked us to lay out trailing ivy on the welcome table around a central bird cage. Place names written on paper leaves were then laid out on top of the ivy. The bird cage would then hold gifts from guests.

Trailing ivy seating plan

Sandra and Scott chose quite modern table arrangements with grasses and Orchids submerged under water.

For the tall table arrangements we used our tall flute vases which were filled with grasses and Cymbidium Orchid heads with tealights around the base and for the low table arrangements we used a selection of three cylinder vases to create three arrangements in one. The vases were again filled with grasses and Orchid heads and we then floated a candle on the top. All the vases were seated on circular mirror plates. The Registrars' arrangement was to be moved to the top table.

Tall flute vases with submerged Orchids and grasses

Flute vases with submerged green Cymbidium Orchids

A trio of cylinder vases with grasses and Orchids

Submerged Orchids and grasses with floating candles and seated on a circular mirror plate
We also took a pic of the cake which was made by Scott's Step Dad and we had first thought it was made by a London patisserie as it was amazing! One very clever man and not even his day job just a hobby! We also loved the favours, little origami boats holding a miniature box of tea!

Love the bride and groom crystal bears!
Many congratulations to Sandra and Scott!



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