The Classical & Uber Elegant White Wedding of Alexandra & Stuart at St Annes Parish Church & Samlesbury Hall

I do love this fabulous family, I had one of the best FD Events Wedding Days ever yesterday, I have had the great pleasure of looking after 'The Fothergill's' flowers for many years, they are quite simply lovely, a joy to work for and best of all they have perfect taste.
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So it was my huge pleasure to present Alexandra with her delectable wedding bouquet at the family home in St Annes
Alexandra's Wedding Bouquet included some very precious blooms, although very much out of season, we'd managed to get some white Peonies especially grown for Alexandra's wedding, the grower had said at the beginning of the year that it was possible but couldn't be guaranteed, I couldn't promise Alexandra so it was a huge surprise for her on the day



Alexandra with her lovely Sister and Bridesmaid Charlotte
David our fabulous Bride's Dad was very busy capturing every moment
Deidre with the totally adorable Archie in a doggy tuxedo

Berto and I headed next door to St Annes Parish Church, Jason had already been there early to put up the 'Door Arch'
A plethora of Hydrangeas, Roses, Snowberries, Bouvardia and Gypsophilia decorated the archway




Inside this magnificent Church, St Annes Parish Church
Two of our Baroque Candelabras were on moss dressed pedestals at the foot of the aisle
Posies of fresh Roses, Hydrangeas, Snowberries and Gypsophilia dressed each alternate Pew End
At the head of the aisle two majestic candlelit pedestal designs framed the ceremony space perfectly
Our huge 'Secret Garden' Urns were filled to overflowing with seasonal gloriousness, white Delphiniums, Hydrangeas, Antirhinnums, Roses, Astilbe, Senecio, Bouvardia, Snowberry, Gypsophilia surrounded a gigantic pillar candle

Pew End Posies in all white


I pinned on Alexandra's Bride Groom's Boutonniere he looked like a romantic hero
The Bride Groom Stuart
Stuart's Boutonniere featured fresh Lily of the Valley & White Rose Buds
The Groom's Men were wearing super smart simple Akito Rose Boutonnieres


I pinned on super glam Nan's Corsage of Lily of the Valley and Rose Buds

I had the absolute joy and pleasure of working with Steve and Stephanie Ashton of Ashton Photography and we can't wait to see their beautiful images
The Groom's Father complete with his Akito Rose Boutonniere
Swags of fresh flowers dressed each side of the Lytch Gate
Fresh Antirhinnums, Snowberry, Roses, Hydrangeas and Gypsophilia were bundled together to dress either side of the Lytch gate

The Bride's Mum & Bridesmaid arrived from home in one of Clouds beautiful vintage cars


Charlotte looked so beautiful as she alighted the car, her gown was stunning an all ivory seriously elegant affair

Charlotte's all ivory Bridesmaids Bouquet was created as a smaller version of the Bridal Bouquet with a collection of fresh fragrant Lily of the Valley, Stephanotis, white Peonies, Akito and David Austin's Patience Rose with Hydtangeas and Sweet Peas




The Bride's gorgeous Mum Deidre looking so beautiful



David The Bride's super cool Dad complete with his Akito Rose Boutonniere
Alexandra took everyone's breath away, completely gorgeous...



The all ivory Bridal Bouquet included a heavenly sweet scented combination of some of my all time favourite blooms, I included white Peonies, David Austin's Patience Rose, Akito Roses, Lily of the Valley, Stephanotis, Sweet Peas, Bouvardia, Hydrangeas and Senecio



What a spectacular family...






















Massive & Ginormous Congratulations to Alexandra and Stuart from all of the team here at Flower Design Events











Such a beautiful all ivory wedding bouquet of the most precious of all blooms




We handed out fresh Rose Petals in anticipation of the confetti throwing moment

Every Bride & Groom should know how it feels to be showered with fresh, cool, fragrant rose petals the ultimate in bridal decadence





The festivities moved on to the magical and atmospheric surroundings of Samlesbury Hall
Inside this magnificent building one of our fabulous Pedestals greeted the guests

Posies of fresh flowers decorated all of the windowsills
Vases of fresh flowers dressed the drink stations


Inside The Great Hall candlelit magnificence prevailed
Our magnificent Baroque Candelabras dressed with Roses, Hydrangeas, Snowberries, Stocks and Gypsohilia
The simply elegant wedding cake was decorated with a posy topper of fresh Roses, Bouvardia, Hydrangea and Gypsophilia







The Top table was dressed with a myriad of candles, posies in crystal vessels set on mirrors

I do love this space it is so atmospheric, Samlesbury Hall is a truly special venue, I've been doing weddings here for all of my working life more than 30 years and it never ceases to excite me





























Charlotte and John were married a few years ago and we were lucky enough to have created their wedding flowers too here's a link to my blog posting of their lovely wedding day


Our work here was done it was time to leave the party in full swing, huge thanks to The Fothergills and The Venthams for choosing to use Flower Design Events

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