Jackie & Phil Kendall's Amazing Wedding Day at The Great Hall at Mains
This wedding was a long time coming, we've known the lovely Phil for many, many years our children went to the same school (They are all at University now!) and as a consequence we met up at various school events, it really was an absolute joy to be introduced to the love of his life the utterly gorgeous & vivacious Jackie and even more of a thrill to be asked to create their wedding flowers for them.
Jackie & I have had the very best of times planning the designs for the bouquets and all of the flowers for this very special day, we've laughed and cried (I'm far too emotional!!) we got a little carried away and then became very sensible, then we got excited again, it's been a heck of a journey I can tell you.
The presentation of the bridal bouquets is the pinnacle of all the planning, it's the moment when I know we've got it right!!!!
The very serious (ha ha) business of the FD Events wedding bouquet holding lesson, I'm doing the lesson here & Jason's taking the pics, just look at the concentration on all those faces, even if they didn't listen to me they all did the most superb job!!!! (I'll leave it to the big guy next time!)
Jackie's beautiful wedding bouquet of fresh fragrant Lily of the Valley, David Austin's sweet scented Patience Roses, Memory Lane Roses, Black Viburnum Berries, Poppy Seed Heads, Thistles, Albiflora Bruneii and lots more loveliness besides.
Jackie's Mum's exquisite epaulette corsage of rolled Rose Petals, tiny single Sweet Williams, Champagne Grass and Phalaenopsis Orchids
The completely fabulous Great Hall at Mains was the venue for the wedding ceremony, Jason was busy putting the finishing touches to the "aisle"a sprinkling of fragrant Rose Petals and lighting the hurricane lamps in anticipation of the arrival of the Groom's party!
We arranged giant Martini Glasses filled with a glorious collection of sumptuous fresh flowers to frame the ceremony space.
The bleached Mitsumata branches dominated the designs creating space, height and individuality to each martini glass
There really is nowhere that compares to this spectacular wedding ceremony space, it's just so majestic and more than a little bit "Church Like"which helps to make it worthy of the promises being made!
The chairs lining the aisle were dressed with posies of fragrant Roses, Freesia, Astilbe, Astrantia, Champagne Grass and Aralias
The candlelit Hurricane lamps lined with fresh Rose Petals were the perfect partner for the chair dressings, the heat from the candles lifting the scent of the rose petals to heady heights!
The beautifully detailed chair covers and ceiling drapes were designed by the lovely Dawn from Creative Cover Hire
The main Registrars table was draped with a luscious garland of herbs, Roses, Hydrangeas, Thistles, Astrantia, Phlox, Alchemilla Mollis, Thalaspi, Champagne Grass, Wax Flower Blossom, Freesia, Viburnum and Myrtle Berry and armfuls of French Ruscus to trail over the edges of the table.
On the smaller Registrars table, this is the one where the all important Registrar actually witnesses and records the marriage, I like to leave plenty of space for the Register, we did two placements of smaller Martini glasses filled with delicate posies of Love in the Mist, Memory Lane & Sweet Evelyn Roses, Wax Flower Blossom and Delphinium, Astilbe & Hydrangea.
The Chair Dressings really did look elegant and they smelled delicious too
The very special Bride Groom's Boutonniere of a David Austin Patience Rose, Rolled Memory Lane Petals, Fresh Lily of the Valley, Champagne Grass, Alchemilla Mollis, Trachelium, Rosemary, dark green Hedera and the stem was finished with black & Ivory Ribbon and a diamante heart motif
The Groom's Mum's exquisite epaulette corsage in soft pink, we combined lovely Nerine florets with rolled Rose petals, Cymbidium Orchid and seasonal Sedum, Rosemary, Champagne Grass, Wax Flower Blossom and Alchemilla Mollis for a bit of zing!
The Gents were presented with Vendella Rose Boutonnieres
Very special ladies were given beautiful Rosa Belle & Sedum Boutonnieres
Everyone was greeted with a TGHM smile and a glass of fizz
On the bar a collection of various sizes of martini glasses each containing an individual posy of fresh flowers, I love this mini posy of Astrantia Major
The very lovely and seriously handsome Bride Groom Phil, wearing his rather special Groom's Boutonniere
Phil's Groom's Men were all looking very smart with their Vendella Boutonnieres
A bit of self indulgence, I do love this time of the year when berries are prolific and light and shade are all important in the world of fresh flowers
The Bride Groom's special Boutonniere
Super talented Steve Ashton of Ashton Photography one of my all time favourite photographers
"Here come the girls" arriving in a stretch limousine, first one out the super cute Flower Girl carrying her lovely little black and white posy
Phil's lovely sister with her silver grey and white epaulette corsage
The parents of the Bride Groom looking rather lovely too!
The Bridesmaid's Bouquets were just perfect with their black and white gowns, I used Ivory & Cream Roses, Hydrangeas, Black Viburnum Berry, Poppy Seed Heads, Albiflora Bruneii, Eryngium, Phlox, Alchemilla Mollis and plumes of fresh Champagne Grass, the handles were finished with black satin ribbon and diamante hearts.
Everyone seemed to be laughing all day!
How fabulous do these Bridesmaid's look!!!
The indomitable Stephanie Ashton capturing all of the magic
Our wonderful Bride has arrived!!!!!
Is it possible to look more excited than this?
May be it is!!!
Chriss from TGHM ensuring perfection for Jackie's entrance!
A great big hug at the end of the aisle, no wonder she was in such a rush!!!!
The fabulous Kerr Andrew conducted the ceremony
The most massive congratulations to a wonderful, wonderful couple, be happy always!!!!
Caroline from Twelve Event Management with the delicious canapés
The ultimate seasonal wedding bouquet; I included Patience, Memory Lane and Vendella Roses, Lily of the Valley, Bouvardia, Blackberries, Phlox, Rosemary, Hosta, Hydrangeas, Albiflora, Wax Flower Blossom and variegated ivy.
The super cool Calvin Henry Saxophonist extrodinaire!
The Seating plan and stationery were provided by Kelly from Flutterby Couture
Our fabulous Flower Design Wishing Tree
The tiny diamante heart motif really was everywhere
Phil had arranged for these personalised pens for all of the guests to write their own "Good Wishes" to the very happy couple
Here are the wishes hanging from the tree
The guests were queueing up to write on the wish cards
The Great Hall at Mains had been magically transformed into the most dramatic banqueting hall perfect for Phil & Jackie's wedding breakfast celebrations
The top table looked so elegant with a collection of varying sized Martini Glasses filled with posies of fresh flowers
Calvin moved inside to continue the party inside
The Twelve menu sounded mouthwatering
The brilliant Howard Wing was warming up ready to totally wow the wedding guests
The tables were all named after Las Vegas Casinos the venue for the Honeymoon!
The Giant Martini Glasses looked spectacular on all of the tables
This really was one of those wedding days that we will remember always with huge affection, many, many thanks to Jackie & Phil for choosing Flower Design Events to create their wedding flowers