The Very English Eccentric's Wedding at St Oswald's Church, Warton, Carnforth & The Midland Hotel in Morecambe
We've had such a great time with these two gorgeous people, their wedding was utterly unique, there was just so much of "them" in it, every detail was considered, conformity ignored and a sincere desire for fun and colour, unadulterated joy was very much top of the list.
We arrived at the fabulous "Midland Hotel" in Morecambe and whilst Mike unloaded the Van, Ruby and I had the great pleasure of presenting our fabulous and very excited Bride Verity and her Bridesmaids with their bouquets, the sun was shining, the sky was blue, so we headed out on to the balcony for the FD Events Bouquet carrying lesson
Verity's Wedding Bouquet included a plethora of vibrant colour and wonderful Summer texture, deep Red Peonies, Lily of the Valley, English Garden Roses, Forget Me Nots, Craspedia, Marguerites, Oncidium Orchids, Dancing Grasses, Hydrangeas, Viburnum Opulus and Sweet Peas
The views were magnificent
Each Bridesmaid was presented with a Bouquet in a shade to match their accessories, their gowns were silvery grey with a primary coloured trim, this beautiful green bouquet included "Blanchette" Roses, Viburnum Opulus, Hydrangeas, Poppies, Peppermint, Thistles, Eucalyptus, Wheat, Thalaspi, Dianthus, Roses and lusicious Alpines.
Lovely "Lily's" yellow Bouquet included Sunflowers, Calla Lily's, Craspedia, Marguerites, Oncidiums, Sweet Peas and Roses
The Purple Bouquet was stunning and included Delphiniums, Purple Cornflowers, Lissianthus, Alliums, Veronica, Brodea, Sweet Peas and Amnesia Roses,we bound the handles with matching fabric
The seriously splendid Red Bouquet featured glorious Red Poppies, Red Peonies, Red Roses with Astrantia, Albiflora and Stachys with Eucalyptus
We handed out the Bouquets, the lovely Blue Bouquet included Blue "Harlequin" Hydrangeas, Cornflowers, blue Anemones, Eryngium Thistles, Brodeas, Forget Me Nots and Delphiniums
Our lovely Bride Verity loved her bouquet
We had a jolly time and introduced everyone to their flowers
I loved the bright vibrant colours in this spectacular wedding bouquet
Ruby, Mike & I headed out to Warton near Carnforth to this most beautiful Church of St Oswald's, this really is a very special Church and certainly worth a visit
Besides the absolute loveliness of the Church it was an absolute joy to meet up with an old friend the truly wonderful Father Damian, he used to be the Minister at St Annes Parish Church, I have sat in on many a great ceremony and loved his sermons, along with his fabulous team he gave me a bit of a guided tour of this exceptional Church...
Just behind the main building is this "Jesus Tree" when I showed this image to my family they all thought it must have been carved but it definitely isn't and the closer you get to it the less you can see
The "Jesus Tree" sits amongst Twelve healthy trees as if one had to die to save the rest...
On the front Gate we hung this gloriously colourful Floral Heart
My favourite Flower in the entire collection for this wedding is that amazing "Polka Dot" Dahlia
Our Bride Groom's top hat dressed with a garland of bright and vibrant fresh flowers
Martyn our fabulous Bride Groom looked truly amazing, his fabulous Mum had created his rather special Waistcoat and a few others too but more of that later...
"When I look at my clothes, I think of them as an expression of the joy and fun of fashion - with a bit of English eccentricity thrown in"
Guests were equally joyously attired and a request for "Colour, Kilts & Hats" was included in their invitations
Ruby & Mike lined up all of the boutonnieres whilst I was enjoying my tour of the Church, each boutonniere was created individually and with a unique ribbon finish
Craspedia & Bumble Bee Orchid Boutonniere for Kester
The Groom's Mum's Corsage of Deep Purple Delphiniums, Astranta and Albiflora
The Bride's Mum's Corsage of Snowflake Rose Buds, White Hydrangea Florets and Astrantia
Red Rose Bud Boutonniere
Inside this magnificent Church, we dressed the ends of each alternate pew with a posy of "Happy Flowers", the Altar was treated to a vibrant floor design and two wonderful Pedestals framed the ceremony space perfectly
Pedestals of Dephiniums, Eremurus, Sunflowers, Peonies, Dahlias, Roses and Hydrangeas
Posies of Dahlias, Sunflowers, Roses, Craspedia, Forget Me Nots and Hydrangeas
The Altar Arrangement sat on the floor and looked fab
A posy of Remembrance
At the back of Church the two wedding rings were hung from the B&G's own Phalaenopsis Orchid Plant, there was an opportunity for guests to "Warm" the Rings with their love and prayers
The lovely Flo "Usherette" was wearing a bright blue boutonniere to compliment her ensemble
Colourful hearts dressed the path way
Adorable Junior Ushers
The Bride's lovely parents
The Groom's gorgeous Mum
Kester the fabulous Cake maker but more of that later.....
The Bride arrived in this wonderful car which we dressed with the luscious floral heart
Our breathtaking Bride Verity looked so fabulous, vibrant and truly excited....
The Bridesmaid's beautiful Red Bouquet
The lovely Lily with her lovely bouquet of Lilies and Sunflowers with Sweet Peas, Daisies and Sunflowers
We may start a "Father Damian Fan Club"
How utterly fabulous!!!!
Verity with her super proud Dad
Our Bride had a "Polka Dot" arrangement of fresh flowers in her hair
I do adore this Bouquet of vibrant coloured blooms
These fabulous boys armed with hand bells created the most wonderful musical pre-cursor to the arrival of the Bridal party, walking a head of the girls they rang their bells wonderfully
The fierce Dinosaur was trapped inside his cage of ice.
Although it was cold he was happy in there. It was, after all, his cage.
Then along came the Lovely Other Dinosaur.
The Lovely Other Dinosaur melted the Dinosaur’s cage with kind words and loving thoughts...
Massive Congratulations to Martyn & Verity from all of the team here at Flower Design Events
Ours is a colourful and diversified world. It is also a complex one. Li Peng
I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun.
The celebrations moved on to the stunning surroundings of The Midland Hotel in Morecambe
Inside the entrance the rather interesting mathematical seating plan was set up, guests had to solve a mathematical problem to learn which table they would be seated at
I changed the course of my life, from the rigidity of mathematics and the corporate rhythm to a more bohemian world.
Our Floral Heart did travel...
Love these Champagne Coupes
The Bright and Light colours prevailed in this magnificent beach front ball room, we dressed the tables with a variety of tall and low table designs
We loved the "Lego" table numbers, each table had a collection of lego pieces in cubes for the guests to get creative, the flowers were vibrant posies of fresh primary coloured blooms in glass vases
A Hendricks Gin cocktail would be served in these fab tea cups
Tall elegant vases filled with "Lego Jelly" topped with magnificent centrepieces in vibrant full colour
Loved this huge glass cube again filled with Lego jelly and topped with a mound of Dahlias, Peonies, Roses, Hydrangeas, Craspedia, Forget Me Nots and Sweet Peas
The Top table featured crisp clean clear glass bottles each one filled with fresh vibrant blooms
The fabulous "LOVE" sign was provided by the great folks from "Typical Type"
Fabulous Favours Fruits, Herbs and Vegetable Plants for each guest to take home
" We are LEGO duplo, and we are taking over the world!!!" -weird duplo creations/monsters
The fabulous Vicky Cruse head of banqueting looked after everything so perfectly!!!xxx
Ruby and I had a little walk down the jetty to get a good view of this fantastical hotel
Lily was enjoying an ice cream
Kester with his amazing "100's & 1000's Pyramid Wedding Cake"
Martyn's Waistcoats...Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.
Huge thanks to Martyn & Verity for choosing Flower Design Events to create their Wedding Flowers for them!!xxxx