The Full Flower Story of Jordanna & Anthony Woodman's "Vintage Rose" Wedding Day at The Great Hall at Mains
This was such a special wedding day for us, Jordanna and Anthony and their families have been friends of FD since forever, Ruth, Jordanna's spectacular mum has planned and organised more parties, dinners, weddings and Bar Mitzvah's than I've had hot dinners, so we felt enormously privileged to be asked again to create flowers for the totally wonderful wedding day of Jordanna & Anthony...
Our inspiration came from the exquisite "Antique Rose" fabric of the Flower Girls dresses (You'll see those later) In real life not only was it exquisitely fragranced and it looked a lot like this, Jordanna's wedding bouquet of Peonies, Roses; Darcey, Miranda, Amnesia and Metalina, deep pink Sweet Peas and Eucalyptus
So we did the Wedding bouquet holding lesson with all the Bridesmaid's
Even with rollers in her hair Jordanna looked fantastic
Ruth & Jordanna thankfully thrilled with the bouquets
The ceremony was at The Great Hall at Mains and as per the families wishes, many of the usual features (Candles, tapestry, coat of arms etc) had been removed, which just goes to show how fabulously adaptable the team at TGHM are, it does give the space a completely different look though and I rather liked it!
We'd lined the aisle with fresh Rose fragrant Rose Petals, and Hurricane Lanterns
The ceremony area was framed by two vases of Delphiniums, Roses, Peonies and Hydrangeas.
The Registrars tables were very simply dressed with small posies of fresh flowers and crystal candelabras
The chairs were dressed alternately with clusters of fresh Roses, Peonies, Hydrangeas and Eucalyptus
At the foot of the aisle we arranged two tall silver candle sticks with huge spheres of Hydrangeas, Peonies, Roses and Eucalyptus
Each of the bar tables had it's own bowl of Roses
The very handsome Groom Anthony, I pinned on his boutonniere of clustered Roses, Rose petals, Rosemary, Eucalyptus and Hydrangeas
The lovely Best Man was wearing a Darcey Rose Buttonhole
Mark did the most wonderful job of organising everyone and ensuring everything ran smoothly
Mark & Vickie looking fabulous (here's a link to their wedding)
The Junior Ushers looked so smart and were wearing Miranada Rose Buttonholes
Ben aka "Harry"
All the Ushers were wearing black suits and black shirts the David Austin Roses looked quite splendid in their buttonholes
The beautiful people Ben & Lauren
The Bride's totally fab Dad Michael
A Glass raised pedestal stand with small posies of Roses, Peonies, Viburnum Opulus randomly arranged
The arrangement on the end of the bar always looks great in a Martini Vase it goes with the whole bar vibe and looks so welcoming when the guests arrive.
Steve Ashton from Ashton Photography was busy organising the boys in front of the "Woodman BMW" for a group photograph
Anthony was still looking pretty chilled at this stage...
The Seating Plan was dressed with swags of fresh Roses, eucalyptus and ivy
The Groom's Father and two lovely guests, Yvette and Lisa looking seriously gorgeous
The brilliant registrars Kerr Andrew does such a great job!
Michael & the wonderful Caroline from Twelve
The Groom's Mum's Corsage of Rolled Rose Petals and Phalaenopsis Orchids
Ben escorts his Grandam Mrs Fletcher and the Groom's Mum arrives
The most beautiful little Flower Girls arrived, and their bouquets complimented their gowns perfectly!!!
Ruth & Jordanna looking not only stunning but so very excited!!!
"Vintage Roses" at their very best....
Janet Fenton was on hand all day to help and assist the bridal party
The Bridal party looked so heavenly all lined up and ready....
They also seemed so relaxed and chilled, perfect.....
I love these a very, very proud Father of the Bride and a Truly Beautiful Bride in the most gorgeous Sassi Holford gown from Dreamcatcher bridal
The retinue into the ceremony was lead by the Ruth, the Groom's Parents, Ben & Mrs Fletcher and the the Flower Girls and Bridesmaid
Huge Congratulations to the very, very Happy Couple from all the team at Flower Design Events
"Vintage Roses" at their very best....
A very happy family
The Vintage Rose Wedding Bouquet still looking fabulous, it was a seriously hot day!
Perfect Flower Girls
Very handsome Junior Ushers
Chriss ready with the Bride & Groom's drinks
Welcome to the family!!!!
Terrific children's entertainment
Wedding Bouquet of Vintage Roses, Sweet Peas and Peonies
Stephanie Ashton capturing all of the magic!
The seriously, seriously beautiful people Elise and Marcus (Here's a Link to their fabulous wedding day)
Twelve's delicious canapes were being presented by Liz and the whole Twelve team to all the guests and they looked so delicious
Sneaky peak in the kitchens to see the Twelve Chefs at work...
Paul Head Chef and serious culinary genius!!!
The beginnings of the starters, there was more to be added to this plate but it just looked so colourful it had to have it's picture taken or be eaten!!!!
Table designs, well we decided to go for a bit of an assortment of designs, it encourage cross table conversation and social interaction, so this one a bit Ikebana inspired, droplet vases from LSA with contorted hazel dripping in Amaranthus, within the vase clusters of "Purple Power" Roses, Hydrangeas and fresh Pink Sarah Bernhardt Peonies!
The Twelve team laying the tables complete with white gloves, so everything sparkles and is totally immaculate
Our Olivia Sprinkling Rose Petals on the tables
The most beautiful Peony
Tall glass Candlestick with Roses, Peonies & Hydrangeas arranged on top
The Martini Vase table centre, three floral Martinis placed on a Mirror Plate
Chocolate Cake topped with a cluster of David Austin Roses Darcey & Miranda and fresh Hydrangeas
The completed Room looked spectacular this view from just behind the top table captured the atmosphere beautifully
Simple raised glass stand with small posies of fresh flowers
Hooper Band and Sue from Twelve doing a bit of a sound check for later
Silver Fruit Bowl filled with fresh coordinating antique Roses and Hydrangeas
Crystal Cake stand with single flowers in tiny vases on top
The tall designs were distributed evenly throughout the Hall to provide maximum wow factor for when the guests were invited through for Dinner!
Some of the Twelve Team
The Top Table was on of our very special Flower Design Events Reflections Design
Perfect Amnesia Roses
The Tall ceremony flowers were moved to either end of the top table to frame it perfectly
More of Hooper I really wish we could've heard them in performance mode they are really fantastic!!!
David Austin Darcey
David Austin Miranda
Sarah Bernhardt Peonies
Purple Power Rose
Top Table Side View
Many thanks to Ruth, Michael, Jordanna & Anthony and The Woodman's for choosing Flower Design Events to create their wedding flowers, we had the most incredible day with them all and wish Jordanna & Anthony all the luck and love in the world!!!