Helen & Alan Holmes Classically Elegant Wedding Day at St. Joseph's, Ansdell & The Great Hall at Mains, 19th June 2009

Our very first visit to Helen on Friday was an early one, she was awoken with a bouquet of Avalanche Roses together with a lovely message from her groom Alan... We were back later to deliver the bridal bouquets, the gorgeous girls from Pure Beauty were there doing an incredible job of the bridal make up.
Helen's bouquet was a simple elegant design which captured the classical essence of her and her Pronovias gown.

I included some exquisitely fragranced Patience Roses, Jasmine and full blousy white Peonies in the heart of Helen's bridal bouquet.

The white Phalaenopsis orchids are undeniably beautiful and innately eyecatching, the perfect cascade for this bridal bouquet.

Both the bride's and the maid's bouquets were designed to held "Long" ie the arms to be fully extended, this makes for a linear look that followed the line of the column shaped bridesmaid's gown.

The professional photographers for the day are one of our favourites and are on the Flower Design reccommended list, Sarah & Abigail from Abigail and Eye do a great job of capturing all the special moments throughout the day, I love it that Sarah specialises in photographing the girls whilst Abigail looks after the boys.

Jane & Emma from Pure Beauty

Then to St Joseph's Church, Ansdell

The interior is huge, we made two tall pedestals in a realtively sculptural style with the addition of Cognac Anthuriums to allow for the red carpet.

We dressed the pew ends with matching flowers including White Peonies and Eryngium
The Church "Flower Ladies" had dressed the altar beautifully with their own fresh flowers.

The Groom's Mum Mary had her handbag dressed with Orchids, rolled green rose petals and green Hydrangeas to compliment her outfit in "Bamboo & Black"

The Brides Aunt Jane, had a wrist corsage on a diamante bracelet to go with her white and black outfit.

The Gents boutonierre's of Akito Roses and Eryngium thistles.
The Groom's Boutonierre of White Phalenopsis Orchid, white rolled rose petals and eryngium.
Aunt Jane

The Groom Alan

Groom's Mum Mary

Groom's Father Kevin

The Groom's Men arrive

The gorgeous Brides Mum Maureen, Maureen has been an absolute joy to work with throughout the planning and we're going to miss her dreadfully. Maureen's handbag was dressed to co-ordinate with her fantastic outfit.

The Bridesmaids Claire, Kate & Sarah looked superb, their gowns were perfect in a pale gold/latte silk.

It was a little draughty at St Josephs and the bridesmaids really had their work cut out managing the veil.

Father Harry conducted the Ceremony with his own uniqie brand of wit and humour.

Lots of love and congratulations to Helen & Alan

Then to the fabulous The Great Hall at Mains for the celebrations. We decided on a combination of high and low table designs with candelabras and silver fruit bowls, we hung the table names from the arrangements to keep the tables clear ready for the suckling pigs that were to be carved at the table by nominated guests (marked by having a piglet card on their place setting)

I decorated the top of the cake with fresh flowers.

The chairs were covered by Creative Cover Hire

Helen's divine Pronovias gown was from Dan Kerr Bridal

"With a Twist" were the caterers creating sumptuous feast


Theresa said…
Congratulations to Helen & Alan.!! Awesome photography.. Everything is looking sooo beautiful and incredible. I am in love with the flower decoration.

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