Stuart & Ann-Marie Forrest's "Cherry Blossom" Wedding Day at St Hubert's Church & The Inn at Whitewell

I love, love, love this wedding, both the Bride & Groom were really involved in all the planning and decision making, not only were they gorgeous but they were both seriously cool and it was a huge pleasure for us to work with them, Stuart I have to tell you is a serious contender for the much coveted Fower Design Groom of the Year 2010, but we'll have to wait 'til the end of the year for that one.

So first stop on Saturday morning, deliverying the Bridal Bouquets, where we were lucky enough to meet their terrific Photographer; Andy McDonald, I'd checked out his website (which I have to say is brilliant) before hand so I was a bit of a fan to start with, anyway we had a fabulous time with him and it's such a joy to work with someone with bags of energy and loads of original ideas. This is hard core multi tasking I can tell you, but Ann Marie took it all in her stride.
Thankfully she loved her wedding bouquet, I included lots of lovely Roses & Peonies to compliment her gown (You'll see that later) but for me the interesting bit was the lovely Cherry Blossom, right outside the front door of the Church is a Huge Cherry Blossom Tree.
Then we headed off down the road to Dunsop Bridge, I couldn't resist a couple of shots of the River
This is one of the most beautiful Catholic Churches I've been in, it's small but perfectly formed; St Hubert's at Dunsop Bridge, The Priest Monsignor John Chaloner is just lovely and he writes really brilliant books about the Church cat...
Miss Mac the Church Cat, An autobiography; Ko-Ko The Church Cat who found Love; The Cats’ Family Tree, A journey into history by Miss Mac.
So inside the Church we placed fresh flowes on the Windowsills.

A design on the Altar with nuptial candle for the Bride & Groom to light within the service.

We also arranged flowers by the two statues of St Mary & St Joseph

Stuart then arrived, all week Stuart had been stuck in India due to the Volcano ash problem, he'd actually managed to get a plane to Madrid and then driven home from there.
We made Stuart a Thistle Buttonhole to compliment his Kilt

Stuarts Mum wore an ivory Rose with Red & Black finish & Ann-Marie's Mum chose a wrist corsage to compliment her out fit, both mum's looked absolutely stunning

Tilly the adorable flower girl with her posy of Sweet Peas

Bouquets of Sweet Peas are perfect for little ones as they're so light and delicate.

Tilly with her Mum & Dad

The Page Boys with their Dad Sam all wearing Thistle ButtonholesAnn-Marie's beautiful sister & Brides maid Susan Susan carried a posy of Cherry Blossom, David Austin Roses, Peonies & Sweet Peas
Ann-Marie looked completely stunning

Ann-Marie's Wedding Bouquet in shades of Pink included Cherry Blossom, Ranunculas, David Austin's Miranda, Sweet Avalanche, Sweet Peas and luscious Peonies.

Huge congratulations to this very special couple from all the team at Flower Design

This is my favourite photograph of the day

Rose Petal Confetti

Then to The Inn at Whitewell for the festivities...Each table was dressed with posies of fresh flowers

The top table had posies of Ranunculas & Sweet PeasHydrangeas

Delicious Canapes

Parrot Tulips


The floral chandelier looked magnificent

Sharon from The Inn was cool calm and collected as ever and looked after everyone supremely

This really was a wonderful day and we felt really honoured to be a small part of it, I'd just like to say a huge thank you to Katie at David Austin Roses for pulling out all the stops to get the Roses to us.
You may like to look at Andy McDonald's Blog it's cool.
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Aaaaahhh! Surely these guys will be the most famous bride and groom of 2010!!! Was delighted to see that Stuart (and Andy!) made it to the church on time. I'd been following Stuart's progress on Facebook and Andy's on the SWPP forum, so really delighted everything worked out for them all.

LOVE your shots Jane, some crackers again! Are you sure you only shoot on 'green box' mode?!?! ;)

Adele Yeomans said…
I love that church - so beautiful and your flowers as always perfect!
Alexandra said…
What fantastic flowers and the smell of the sweet pea was delicious. Stuart said he had never met anyone so passionate about flowers. Beautiful photos.
Mother of the Groom. Alexandra xx
Andy McDonald said…
Hi Jane

i have some great shots, as soon as i talk to the newly wedds i'll ask them if its ok to send some over to showcase on your blog...

it was a great day...


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