Kate and James' Wedding

Kate and James are a wonderful couple and we met them through James' mum who stumbled across our little shop one day and gave Kate our wedding information.

Kate and James chose The Hotel du Vin for their ceremony and reception, a lovely setting with gorgeous rooms in the heart of Tunbridge Wells.

The colour scheme for the wedding was red and black, with Kate's bridesmaids in black dresses with red sashes. Kate wanted her flowers to look seasonal and be full of textural contrast but was not a fan of Roses. We suggested the addition of purple and dark blue to add a secondary colour dimension and had fun recommending gorgeous floral combinations.

Kate's bouquet was a full hand tied bouquet of Calla Lilies, deep dark red Gerbera, purple Veronica, blue Eryngium with red Hypericum berries and Viburnum berries. We used blue grey Eucalyptus foliage along with dark green Ruscus. To incorporate the black into the bouquet we used black satin ribbon and black pearl pins.

Bridal hand tied in shades of red, blue and purple

Hand tied bridal bouquet of Calla Lilies, Gerberas, Veronica, Thistles and berries
For Kate's five bridesmaids we created smaller hand tied bouquets of deep dark red Gerberas with Hypericum and Viburnum berries along with Eucalyptus and Ruscus foliages and finished them with black satin ribbon handles and black pearl pins.

Hand tied bouquet of Gerberas, Hypericum and Viburnum berries

Hand tied bouquets in deep dark red
For Kate's flower girl we created a Gerbera wand with a black ribbon bow and a red Rose bud circlet with berries and foliage.

Red Gerbera Wand
Red Rose bud and berry circlet
James decided upon a Calla Lily buttonhole with Hypericum berry and Viburnum berry detail.

Calla Lily buttonhole with berry detailing

For the Groomsmen we created Thistle buttonholes, again with Hypericum and Viburnum berry detail.

Eryngium Thistle buttonhole with berry detailing
 For the ladies, we used cream Avalanche Roses with the seasonal berries to create gorgeous corsages.

Avalanche Rose and berry corsage
For James' sister we created a different corsage to match with her dress and accessories. We used orange spray Roses with the seasonal berries and delicate leaves.

Orange spray Roses with berry detailing
The ceremony took place in the stunning Speyside Glenlivet Room which then doubled for the reception room.

We dressed the Registrars' table with two cube vase arrangements with hand tied bouquets of dark red Gerberas, Eryngium thistles and purple Veronica with seasonal foliages and berries. We also dressed the two mantelpieces with more cube vase arrangements. These would then transfer to the reception tables once the room was rearranged for the wedding breakfast.

Wedding flowers at The Hotel du Vin, Tunbridge Wells

Cube vase arrangements on the mantelpiece at The Hotel du Vin

Gerbera hand tied bouquet arrangements at The Hotel du Vin Tunbridge Wells
We hope Kate and James have a great honeymoon in South Africa and we wish them every happiness for the future.