The Glorious & Epic Wedding Day of Jessica & Craig at Thornton Manor

We had been looking forward to this Wedding Day for well over a year, we'd met up with Jessica way back in January 2013 a series of lovely meetings followed both here at FD HQ and at the fabulous Thornton Manor where along with Jessica's gorgeous Mum we "Paced" out the day walking our way through the spaces as Jessica & Craig and their guests would do on the big day.
 Jessica created a Mood board, as is the Flower Design way, we exchanged emails, Jessica "Liked" & "Commented" on many postings whilst she travelled the world, a full and thorough picture was emerging and finally based on all we'd discovered we created a series of sample designs to bring her ideas to life. 
The plan was simple but seriously effective, the use of colour was to be carefully orchestrated, managed for maximum effect, there was in effect no colour until our Bride made her entrance and brought along with her an abundance of vibrant and vivacious shades to take everyone's breath away, anyone who knows Jessica will know she could have done just that without the colourful blooms!!!!
Jason and I presented the Bridal Bouquets at Thornton Hall Spa just down the road from the Thornton Manor, the all ivory Bridesmaids Bouquets included Peonies, David Austin's English Garden Roses, Hydrangeas and Sweet Peas
The all important Flower Design Bouquet carrying lesson ensued

Jessica's Wedding Bouquet was quite simply a riot of colour, I'd included a profusion of Phalaenopsis & Oncidium Orchids, David Austin's Garden Roses; Patience, Beatrice and Darcey along with Peonies in a plethora of varieties, Sweet Peas, Muscari, Ranunculas,Viburnum Opulus, Spirea, Thalaspi, Lily of the Valley, Dancing Grasses and fragrant Herbs, all in all a heavenly concoction

The fragrance really was divine
Jason and I then headed off to the fabulously atmospheric Thornton Manor, two of our "Enchanted Trees" dripping with white Phalaenopsis Orchids and candlelit glass baubles created a spectacular welcome for the guests as they arrived
Candles in glass hurricane lanterns and fresh fragrant Rose Petals completed the Hall table design

In all of the rooms and hall ways we'd created floral tableaus, "A Floral Afternoon Tea Set" laid out by the fire
Tea Pots, Tea Cups and saucers filled with exquisitely fragranced ivory blooms
White Peonies and Ranunculas on our three tier cake stand
Wine Bottles with a perfect Patience Rose
A Coffee tray filled with glorious ivory Stocks, Peonies and Antirhinnums
I loved these detailed pieces they were quite the talking point

The fabulous Wedding Cake was dressed with a corsage of White Peonies and Snowflake Rose Buds
A Decanter set with crystal tumblers again filled with fresh flowers dressed the side table in the bar area
The scene was set in the magnificent dining room, the venue for the ceremony
Two topiary style designs framed the "French Windows" just behind the Registrars table
Our Glass hurricane lamps dressed the fireplace and occasional tables around the room, glass vases with tiny posies of fresh flowers were placed alongside them

Gorgeous Norma Jean Rose

I lined up the Patience Rose and Eryngium Boutonnieres ready to pin them on to the Groom's Men
Our Bride Groom's Boutonniere of Fresh Lily of the Valley, Eryngium Thistle, Patience Rose and Hydrangea Florets

The huge box of fresh fragrant Rose Petal Confetti

I pinned on the uber handsome Craig's rather special Boutonniere

Some of the Groom's Men had to go down on one knee for me to be able to reach to pin on their Boutonnieres (It really is a tough job but someone's got to do it!!xx)

The team from Elbow Room Photography did a fabulous job and they were such a joy to work with here's a link to their beautiful posting on their blog

Jessica's gorgeous Mum
We'd created a Wrist Corsage for the Bride's Mum using Bombastic Roses with Astrantia and Palest Pink Hydrangea Florets

The Bridesmaid's Posies of White Peonies, Patience Roses, Hydrangea and Sweet Peas created the perfect contrast with their gowns

Jessica looked positively dreamy

Jessica on the arm of her super proud Dad

Huge and Ginormous Congratulations to Jessica & Craig from all of the Flower Design Events Team

The lovely Groom's Mum complete with Wrist Corsage
Beautiful Wrist Corsage of "Snowflake" Rose Buds and Hydrangea
The Caterers were Chapman Holmes they were really helpful and lovely to work with all day

The gently cascading Bridal Bouquet worked beautifully with the elegant lines of the stunning gown

The seating plan and Bird Cage Card collector

The Wedding Breakfast was to be served in the seriously stunning "Music Room" where the tables were dressed with our signature combination of High and low table designs
Our fabulously tall and seriously elegant Crystal Candlesticks topped with a myriad of voluptuous blooms including Eremurus, Allium, Stocks, Hydrangeas, Roses, Peonies and magnificent trails of Valentina Phalaenopsis Orchids
"Bosoms" of Roses, Sweet Peas, Clematis, Marguerites, Oncidium Orchids, Craspedia, Muscari, Ageratum and Peonies sat on our Crystal Cake stands

In the centre of the room an exquisitely decadent all white collection of Roses, Peonies, Hydrangeas, Antirhinnums and plumes of Phalenopsis Orchids on top of one of our Crystal Candlesticks, the design stood out amid all of the coloured designs a beacon of purity and elegance
The Top Table was just under the magnificent organ in front of the fireplace
We'd arranged a series of "Light Bulb" vases in a variety of sizes along the length of the table each one filled with beautiful flowers

The guests were taking their seats and some were dancing
The fabulous guitarist David Buckingham was entertaining everyone 

Jason and I had the most wonderful day and stayed for the turn around, moving all of the wonderful table designs down to the lakeside marquee for the evening reception before we headed home for a really good night's sleep!!!!!xxxx Massive thanks to Jessica & Craig for choosing Flower Design Events to create their wedding flowers for them!!!xxx


Beautiful photos of Jessica & Craig's flowers & wedding. Check you guys out being all handy with the camera lol, if we'd of know you could of joined team photo (Jo & John @ Elbowroom Photography) they really are stunning :-)
Beautiful photos of Jessica & Craig's flowers & wedding. Check you guys out being all handy with the camera lol, if we'd of know you could of joined team photo (Jo & John @ Elbowroom Photography) they really are stunning :-)

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