Louise & Jon's English Country Wedding at All Hallows Church, Great Mitton and Mitton Hall
Louise & Jon live in New York and really wanted to have a truly "English Wedding" complete with a very English collection of exquisite fresh flowers.
It is always a complete joy to create bridal flowers for Brides who have an absolute love and passion not only for their Bride Groom's but for flowers too, no-one could love their flowers more than the lovely Louise.
Louise had found our blog over a year ago and had been inspired by the variety of flowers we use and hopefully by the style of designs, when we did eventually meet following lots of email correspondence we completely connected and were totally on the same page in terms of the flowers we both loved!
When the "Big Day" finally arrived I was so excited to present Louise with her delectable wedding bouquet ....
Louise had a collection of David Austin's finest Roses, Love in the Mist, Lily of the Valley, Blossoms, Sweet Peas, Peonies, Aquilega, Astrantia and fresh herbs and foliages.
The Flower Girls heavenly posies of fragrant Sweet Peas
The fabulous Emma Draper was busy doing Louise's Make up and very gorgeous it looked too when it was all completed
Then we were off to All Hallows Church, which is literally just across the road from Mitton Hall, we'd dressed their magnificent internal arch with a plethora of Louise & Jon's favourite flowers, Juliet, Patience & Miranda Roses, Hydrangeas, Peonies, Astilbe, Ivy Trails, Hosta Leaves, Nigella, Dill, Amaranthus, Ferns, Spirea, Asters and Peach Avalanche Roses.
The windowsills had Rose Petal filled Hurricane lamps that were surrounded by fresh foliages
The Pews were dressed with exquisite posies of White Lilac, Roses, Peonies, Astilbe and Hosta
On the floor just in front of the Altar which is where the Register will be signed, we'd created a parallel Arrangement that fitted the space perfectly
The Ushers arrived for us to pin on their boutonnieres of Juliet Roses
The Buttonholes included a Juliet Rose, a Scabious Seed Head, a sprig of Rosemary, some fresh Blackberries and Ivy Leaves
Gill Mack is the very proud Vicar in charge of All Hallows, she does a fabulous job and her sermons within the wedding service are always so well thought out and considered, I really enjoy sitting in on her services.
We had dressed the arch way outside, again with a really fragrant collection of fresh English Country flowers, it was colourful and really welcoming for all of the guests
We used Bay Trees dressed with lots of lovely Roses
We had a collection of Wrist corsages and Boutonnieres to hand out and attach
The guests arrived by Vintage buses
The Bride Groom Jon and his Best Man
A wrist Corsage of Cymbidium Orchid and Hydrangeas
Another Wrist Corsage of Rolled Rose Petals, Orchids, Astrantia and Scabious
Everyone seemed to want to have their photograph taken under the floral door arch, this is the Groom's parents
For the Groom's Mum we'd created a corsage to compliment her black and white ensemble, it included rolled Rose Petals, Blackberries, Agapanthus, Akito Roses, Love in the Mist and fragrant Lily of the Valley
Gill was rather pleased with the number plate on the vintage car
The Bride's fabulous Mum and the two teenage Bridesmaid's arrived.
Louise's Mum was wearing a delicate corsage of Lily of the Valley and Rolled white Rose Petals
We'd made smaller versions of the bridal bouquet for the two beautiful Bridesmaids
The gorgeous flower Girl's posies of fragrant Sweet Peas
Sweet Peas have an innocence and delicacy that makes them the perfect choice for Flower Girls
Louise looking gorgeous arrived with her lovely Dad
The retinue made its way up the pathway
We'd sprinkled lots of Rose petals all around the entrance for Louise and The Brdesmaid's to step on and end enjoy the fragrance
The ceremony was just beautiful
I love the way the arch framed the ceremony
The Bride and Groom and witnessses made their way through the arch way to the main altar for the signing of the register
The Violinist was truly superb (I wish I knew her name I really would recommend her if anyone knows please put a comment on or send me an email)
I love how glorious this all looks surrounded by flowers
Huge congratulations to the very, very happy couple
The Bride & Groom came out of the other door where the porch area had been dressed with fresh posies of Hyacinths and Roses, and a collection of lanterns
The Bay trees flanked the exit Door Way
The Page boy was so good, he smiled all day, we'd made him a tiny Juliet Rose bud for his buttonhole
The Girls with their wrist corsages
The Bride's Father was wearing a very special Boutonniere of Fresh Heather, Dendrobium Orchid, Rosemary, Blackberries and Panicum
Then the celebrations moved back to the brilliant Mitton Hall
A Crystal Cake stand topped with magnificent Peonies, Hydrangeas, Roses, Nerines and Sweet William together with a whole manner of loveliness.
The Cake Topper include Love in the Mist, Nerines, Sweet Peas, Lily of the Valley,lots of varieties of Roses and Astilbe
We include dainty corsages on the lower tiers of cake, it all looked good enough to eat!!!
Vicky is a fabulous wedding and events planner and then hands over to Dave who was in charge of the celebrations on the day, he is so brilliant and organises every wedding at Mitton Hall splendidly!!!
The top table was a collection of exquisite vintage crystal, filled with fresh Gloriosa Rothschild, Peonies, asters, Agapanthus, Nerines, Sweet Peas and Roses
The tables were dressed with a variety of tall designs and low designs, we used tall elegant Lsa Vases filled with Rose petal jelly (Left) topped with an explosion of English Garden Flowers including Eremurus, Delphiniums, Aquilega, Astilbe, Peonies, Roses and Hydrangeas.
The lovely Aarron who does a really great job at Mitton Hall looking after all the guests and ensuring a spot on service under the direction of Dave!
I think I am the only person to take pictures of the flowers in the ladies rest room
Gorgeous little posies of Poppies, Hyacinths and Roses on the Orangery tables
All of the table draping and chair dressings were done by Creative Cover Hire
I love these Fresh Rose Petal encrusted Tea Light votives the warmth of the candles enhances the fragrance of the roses
The centrepiece on the top table of Gloriosa and Poppies, Sweet Peas and Nerines
Alliums in Crystal glasses
My favourite little crystal basket filled with fragrant flowers
Sweet Peas in Liquor Glasses
Asters and Rose in crystal glasses extend the top table decoration to the outer reaches of the table
This tall table centre is on a glass candle stick topped with Spirea, Gloriosa, Peonies, Antirhinnums, Campanulas, Dill, Hydrangeas, Nerines, Astilbe and Rose Floribunda
I do love this top table design it has been christened "The Louise" design
The Cheese Tower surrounded by the Pew End posies in little vases
The Pew End Posies on the window sills
Dave with some delicious Mitton Hall Canapes
One of my particular favourite photographers David Murray from Cheshire, he has a sensitivity and delicacy to his photography that I really appreciate, I'm really looking forward to seeing his images.
We had such a wonderful day with Louise and Jon and felt truly honoured to have been a small part of such a very special day, many, many thanks to Louise and Jon and their families for trusting us, bearing in mind most of the plans were done via email from New York to Lancashire, every wedding we do is special but this was extra special not least because Louise really had high expectations and knew her flowers!
We know they're going to have wonderful life together and hope that the fragrance from their wedding day will bring happy memories flooding back to them, we hope they plant lots of Sweet Peas and David Austin Roses where ever they go!!!!!!!!
Huge thanks to them for the very special gift they sent to us, we intend to share and enjoy it with all the team on a day when we don't have a wedding!!!!