Naomi Holmes & Peter Spence's Flower Design Wedding Day at St Nicholas, Wrea Green & The Grand, St Annes

There is so much to report from this spectacular day, it included so many of my favourite people and favourite flowers, the weather incidentaly was perfect too, a bonus I think.

So Jason and I were up whilst it was still dark, we decorated The Grand before delivering the Hair Flowers to Daju in Wrea Green at 9:00, it was a hive of activity and excitement, next stop St Nicholas Church, the lovely Mr Parkinson let us in to decorate, then back to the Brides for the un-veiling of the Bridal Bouquets...

I do love this bit, the bouquets were a fabulous combination of Autumnal Nuts, Berries, Hydrangeas & Darcey Roses.

We'd arranged some vases of flowers for home earlier on in the week which were looking very smart on Saturday morning.

Then back to St Nicholas to light some candles and water spray these gloriously tall pedestal designs.

I'd included Ligustrum, Skimmea, Snowberry & Calicarpo Berries along with Pale Blue Delphinium, Hydrangea and David Austin's latest exquisite cut Rose Darcey.

On the ends of pews I arranged posies of Oak leaves, Darcey Roses, Steel berry, Eryngium and Dangly Amaranthus

On the Altar, Vicky had made two vases with Cream Vendella Roses, Gladioli & Snowberry, we decided to keep these designs quite pale so they'd stand out against the dark wood.

The Lytch gate was dressed with a luscious garland of Autumnal foliages, Nuts & Berries

The Porch area is so welcoming, we'd arranged some lanterns and urns filled with fresh flowers and berries.

Mark Holland Opera Singer extrodinaire was limbering up, I always feel extrodinarily

privileged to hear someone as talented as Mark singing when I'm arranging flowers, I can't imagine life gets much better.

Peter Naomi's handsome Groom arrived along with his Groom's Men for us to pin on their Boutonnieres
Shirl had created this elaborate boutonniere which matched perfectly with Pete's navy suit, she'd included, Picasso Calla, Rolled Quick Sand Rose Petals, Eryngium Thistle and Steel Berry.

The Photographers for the day were new to me, though their names have been cropping up a lot on weddings for next year, so when I got back to the office I checked out their website, some gorgeous images, so well worth checking out, here's the Link

Fresh Rose Petal Confetti all fragant and delicious

Mark Holland
The lovely Groom's Mum Anne, she looked fabulous in her black & ivory ensemble, Shirl'd made her a very classy corsage to compliment.

The Black Schwartzwalder Calla Lily certainly dominated this corsage, with some rolled Avalanche Rose Petals and Black Berries to take us through the colours.

The Groom's Dad John wearing a Quick Sand Rose (Which matched the pale gold waistcoats perfectly) and an Eryngium Thistle and Ligustrum Berries completed this Boutonniere.

The Grandad's and Grandma's looked fabulous and wore coordinating Boutonniere's and Corsages

This corsage included Metalina Rose with Rolled Petals taken from Darcey & Quick Sand and some individual florets from a Delphinium Elatum.

Very elegant Sally Ward, you may recognise her as the Brides Mum on some of our earlier weddings here's a Link

These these two gorgeous ladies may also be familar to you, here's a link to where you've seen them before
The fabulous Bridesmaid's arrived looking stunning in deep purple
And Susan the uber chic Brides Mum

The Bridesmaid's Bouquets were created to compliment the vibrant shade of their gowns, I'd included, Skimmea, Steel Berry, Snowberry, Ivy Berry, Schwartzwalder & Picasso Callas, Metalina, Amnesia, Quick Sand & Darcey Roses along with some Delphinium Florets & Hyrdarangea in pale blue.
The girls at Daju had done a fabulous job of placing the flowers in the Bridesmaids hair

Even their lovely dog came to the wedding complete with tulle bow

Naomi the most beautiful of Brides with her three fabulous Bridesmaids Louise, Naomi & Laura

Wes Marks the simply brilliant vicar at St Nicholas' is at the door ready to meet them.

Naomi & her lovely Dad Nigel

I truly adore this bouquet, I though the colours were quite splendid, the palette I worked from was inspired by still life oil paintings of the Dutch Masters a combination of Plums, Figs, Golden Sultanas & Blueberries.

Naomi's sensational gown by Benjamin Roberts was from Dreamcatcher my all time favourite weding dress shop, they always seem to fit the gowns so perfectly that their brides are always so realxed and comfortable.

I Included a huge selection of vintage roses in this Bridal Bouquet, lots of lovely texture in the berries and thistles alongside a dramatic colour combination.
Dad & Laura sorting out the train

Mark entertaining the congregation, he actually sang at Susan & Nigel's (Brides parents) wedding thirty years ago.

So many congratulations to Naomi & Peter from all the team at Flower Design

Then to The Grand for the commencement of festivities
Caroline was ready to meet and greet everyone with Peroni or Kir Royale (It would be a no brainer for me)
The guests were entertained with some smooth sax played by the great Calvin Henry photographed here with Howard Wing
The Tables were dressed for the main banquet with a selection of designs, this one has a Crystal cake stand topped with a selection of fresh flowers, nuts, berries & guordes

This three tier design incorporates lots of fresh flowers together with a slection of ornamental fruits including Crab Apples, Golden Hornet, Curcuma Fruit & Guordes.

The cake was encircled with a garland of Roses & Hydrangea
The serious Wow came from these stupendous Bell jars filled with a fresh fruit jelly and topped with a dynamic design of Calicarpo, Willow, Brassicas and Fresh Flowers.
The Grand looked truly breath taking

Howard Wing & Nigel Holmes
The Top Table Design, an organic creation all low and lovely with lots of fruits, nuts and berries

Howard Wing the most amazing wedding singer in the business

Thank you so much for choosing Flower Design to be part of such a special day!


lovely! A bit baroque, I think it´s the latest trend, is it the same in England? Thought about it yesterday and my bouqets are darker, more fruits and feathers (peacook)
(hope my English is understandable...)
I love your flower choises, all my favorite!

Oh my that was a GREAT wedding I love it that you form cheery o England wear those wonderful hats!!! I wish I could. The flowers are to die for great JOB!
Moe said…
Oh Wow so Pretty and inspiring as always! Makes me want to run out and buy lots of apples and fruit and gourds for my next wedding!You do such a magnificent job, I hope that your brides appreciate it!

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