The Beautiful Midnight Blue, Samlesbury Hall Wedding Day of Amy & Lee Smalley
This was always going to be a superb wedding day, Jason first met Amy & her lovely Mum Julie at one of the open evenings at Samlesbury Hall they fell in love with our "Crystal Top Table Design" and the rest as they say is history.
When I had the pleasure of meeting up with them it was really just a case of dotting the i's and crossing the t's but then I did get to create an exquisite sample wedding bouquet in deep midnight blue and ivory shades including lots seasonal gorgeousness.
The Bridesmaids hanging on Jason's every word, I don't know how he commands such attention, anyway the bouquet holding lesson went very well and the Bridesmaids were just fabulous carrying smaller versions of Amy's bridal bouquet
Amy and her Bridesmaids were all getting ready in The Bridal Lodge, it's an ideal space to be getting ready in, loads of room and lots of good lighting and within the grounds of Samlesbury Hall
The entrance to main building at Samlesbury Hall was framed by two of our lantern trees, creating a real warm welcome for the guests on such a wintery day
Amy's lovely Brother and Father, that's me straightening Dad's tie!!!
Don't they look gorgeous, a deep burgundy red Rose to match his tie for Amy's Brother and a Crisp white Rose with Champagne Grass and berries for the Bride's Father
The Groom and his Groom's men were all looking superb in their uniforms
Due to the number of guests the ceremony was held in The Great Hall, a truly breathtaking setting with such fabulous authentic features, a heavenly room to get married in.
We'd arranged two Candelabras on either side of the Registrars table and some lovely crystal candle lit designs on the Registrars table itself, the aisle was lined with hurricane lamps and beautiful fresh flowers and candles were arranged around the hall to create a romantic atmosphere.
The two candelabras on either side of the portrait of Queen Anne were on tall pedestal stands
The candelabras were surrounded by fresh Orchids, Tulips, Eryngium Thistles and Classic Blue Hydrangeas.
The Grand Piano within this magnificent stained glass bay window was also dressed with a collection of delicate designs in crystal ware
Lovely cake pedestals with arrangements of Gentiana, Roses, Tulips, Hydrangeas and Thistles
The designs on the Registrars table were contained within two corners leaving space for the bridal bouquet in the centre
The boys were rehearsing the Guard of Honour under the watchful eye of Howard the Master of Ceremonies at Samlesbury Hall
Our Crystal Candleabra design surrounded by fresh flowers and foliages in Midnight Blue and ivory
The time was marching onward almost 1pm time to bring in the guests
Lee, Amy's uber handsome Bride Groom was looking only a little nervous
Howard organising all the guests and Julie Amy's totally gorgeous Mum
The beautiful Bridesmaids arrived first
They all looked completely stunning and carried their wedding bouquets perfectly
The Bridesmaids Posies were finished off with midnight blue handles, their bouquets included Stephanotis, White Sweet William, Bouvardia, Albiflora, Viburnum, Blue Hydrangeas, Roses, Lavender, Thistles and fresh Heather
Then our gorgeous Bride Amy arrived looking quite simply enchanting!
Howard talked them through the ceremony
Amy and her lovely Dad got into position
Angela the banqueting Manager at Samlesbury got busy with Amy's train ensuring that everything looked perfect for Amy's grand entrance.
Our great friend Ian was the Registrar and a superb job he did too, just the right amount of humour and solemnity ensuring a relaxed but meaningful ceremony!
The Great Hall was then transformed into the most magnificent banqueting Hall
Each of the guests tables were dressed with a Hurricane Lamp design fresh Hyacinths, Gentiana, Phlox, Orchids, Tulips and Roses surrounded the central candlelit lamp
The wedding cake looked so smart with cake topper design created to depict Amy's wedding bouquet but in miniature
The menu sounded delicious
The Top table was dressed with our collection of Crystal Candelabras, Candlesticks, Cake stands, Dessert Dishes, Liqueur glasses and baskets all filled with lots of lovely fresh fragrant flowers
Flower Design Events Crystal Top Table Design
Many thanks to Amy, Lee & Julie for choosing to use Flower Design Events to create the fresh flowers for this truly magical wedding day!