An Epic Posting: Chris & Ritchie's Amazing Italian Masquerade Ball Wedding Day

This has to be one of my all time favourite weddings and I've been saving this epic posting for a "Thundery Wet Thursday" when there's an absolute need for something magical, something truly romantic and something utterly beautiful to lift our spirits...
Our Bride and Groom have impecable taste in all they do and they were lucky enough to be celebrating their marriage in an exquisite house, home of a family friend, so we begin our tale with a fairytale proposal in Italy the theme for this glorious wedding day
 Our stunning Bride the lovely Chriss was all ready for act one of the days excitement, the couple were having an early morning Registry office wedding ahead of the full blessing later, for this part of the nuptials Chriss opted for a simply elegant gown and carried a single Chrysanthemum Bloom a flower very close to her and her families hearts

 Whilst our Bride & Groom were doing the seriously important and legal bits, Jason and I set about arranging the flowers and putting the finishing touches to the scene for the all important blessing in front of family and friends.
All of the important guests were presented with fresh flowers to wear, each one individually created to compliment their ensembles
A classic Corsage of Phalaenopsis Orchid and fragrant Lily of the Valley
 A Wrist Corsage of Cobalt Blue Delphinium Florets, Hydrangeas, Snowflake Roses and Viburnum Tinnus berries
 A Wrist Corsage to tone with a pearl grey ensemble, Eucalyptus Globus, Astrantia, Albifora, Eryngium and individually rolled Metalina Rose Petals were used to create this extremely delicate design
 Our Bride Groom's rather special Boutonniere with an Avalanche Roses, Lily of the Valley, Ranuncula, Albiflora, Astrantia and Viburnum all framed by a combination of English Ivy and Italian Olive
 A beautiful Black and Ivory Epaulette textured Corsage of Rose Buds, Ranunculas, Snowberry, Eryngium, Eucalyptus, Alchemilla Mollis and Champagne Grass this was created to tone with a deep purple and black dress and jacket to be worn by the lovely Bride's Mum
The celebrations would be held in front of this glorious fireplace, we'd dressed it with a series of glass vases each filled with a simple posy of perfect Berries, Blooms of Foliages
 Each vase was dressed in a variety of styles, this one was wrapped with a satin and diamante band and each posy inside each vase was bound with complimentary pearl grey satin ribbon, I do love this kind of attention to detail and for this particular Bride & Groom detail was all important

 During the ceremony the Bride and Groom along with their lovely Mum's would be lighting a unity candle, we'd placed this on one of our crystal cake stands and swathed it in fresh ivy

 On either side of the fireplace two magnificent pedestal designs on silver plated pedestal stands framed the scene, we included the Bride & Groom's own Masquerade Ball Masks, plumes of elegant Phalaenopsis Orchids, Hydrangeas, Roses, Albiflora, Arabicum and whole host of seasonal gloriousness besides
When we'd visited the venue, I was very taken with the wall colour shade and wanted to ensure our designs took on some of the hue creating a feeling of belonging.

 The beautiful Brides Mum
 Her beautifully textured Epaulette Corsge compliments her jacket perfectly
 Up to the bedroom to present the Bridal Bouquets

 The Brides Bouquet was just so lovely, fragrant Lily of the Valley, Roses, Ranunculas, Acacia, Rosemary, hoops of ivy, Senecio, Snowberry, Arabicum, Quercus, Astrantia and Italian Olive

The Chairs and in fact all of the linens were provided by the incomparable Dawn & Aaron from Creative Cover Hire
The fabulous Zoe from The Great Hall at Mains had created the delicious Wedding cake

The lovely Jane Murray was going to be conducting the ceremony

 The cobalt Blue and Ivory Wrist Corsage
 The lovely James and Charlotte who were married last year here's a Link to their beautiful wedding day at The Great Hall at Mains

 The Super handsome Bride Groom the lovely Ritchie complete with his rather special Boutonniere that matches his Brides bouquet to perfection

 The Groom's Sister and Brother in Law complete with Wrist Corsage and Boutonniere
 The uber lovely Adele and Roger owners of the fabulous The Great Hall at Mains where our Bride Chriss is the manager

 Mel, Dawn, James, Charlotte, Roger and Adele
 The scene was well and truly set lights were on and the fabulous harpist Maxine Molin Rose was getting into position

Our Beautiful Bride Chriss looked breathtaking

 The Bridesmaids looked fabulous too and their bouquets looked beautiful with their pewter grey and black gowns

 The Bridal Bouquet looked perfect with Chriss' Sassi Holford gown

The two adorable Flower Girls were in position on the balcony ready to sprinkle their fresh fragrant Rose petals

The Flower Girls were throwing their Rose Petals beautifully

As the Bridal party made their way elegantly down the stairs
Chriss seemed to be floating down the stairs she looked so heavenly

Massive and Ginormous Congratulations to Chriss and Ritchie from all of the team here at Flower Design Events

The team from Villa Outside were in charge of all of the catering and whilst the guests enjoyed drinks and delicious canapes a transformation was taking place back in the ball room

Lizzie looking gorgeous

The fabulous Stephanie Ashton from Ashton Photography was there to capture all of the magic
The Flower Girls checking out the pre wedding shoot images from Ashton Photography

The Wedding Breakfast was just about to begin, the dining tables were dressed with our fabulous "Art Deco" style Crystal Candlesticks topped with magnificent voluptuous designs of Phalaenopsis Orchids, Roses, Hydrangeas, Olive, Astrantia, Snowberry, Arabicum, Eryngium, Fragrant Italian Rosemary and Olive, each design incorporated a Masquerade Ball Mask

At the base of each design was a collection of posies of fresh flowers in glass vases

Each lady guest was presented with one of these heavenly little posies at the end of the evening
Phalaenopsis Orchid
Metalina Roses

Our work here was done, huge thanks to this wonderful couple and their fabulous families and friends for choosing Flower Design Events to create their wedding flowers


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