Chantelle & Dave's Epic 'Pink Elephant' Wedding Day at St Anne's Singleton and Staining Lodge

Now this wedding has been an absolute labour of love for the whole team at Flower Design Events, we have had such a wonderful time creating and designing for Chantelle & Dave. 
We have known Chantelle since she was at school with our daughters,  (I can't say since she was a little girl, as, for as long as I can remember Chantelle has always been taller than me lol!!!) we served on the PTFA committee with Chantelle's legendary Mum Maralyn & Dad Tony and we were lucky enough to look after Chantelle's sister Michelle & her hubby Ozzie's Lake District wedding a few years ago, so this wedding was very personal.
Chantelle & Maralyn had given me a very clear and simple brief,  I had to include 'Red Lips' Phalaenopsis Orchids and Deep Pink Germinis as these are Chantelle's favourite flowers, Chantelle's Bouquets had to be a slender and cascading design a 'Trailing Bouquet' foliage had to be kept to a minimum and the table designs needed to all be tall, the rest was up to us to come up with some ideas... at last the big day arrived and I felt very honoured and privileged to present our Bride and her Bridesmaid's with their bouquets in the back garden...
 Chantelle loved her cascading bouquet of Orchids, Germini's, Roses, Gloriosa Lilies, Peonies and Sweet Peas in shades of hot pink and ivory

Chantelle & Michelle's fabulous Mum the lovely Maralyn and the fabulous wedding photographer James Jebson, I can't wait to see his images
I handed Michelle her bouquet of Peonies, Roses, Ranunculus, Sweet Peas and Hydrangeas in palest blue and ivory, she also had fresh flowers to match in her hair

I showed everyone how to carry their wedding bouquets
 Emma's Bouquet was in lavender, lilac and violet shades we included Sweet Peas, Lissianthus, Roses and Peonies

Sophie's Bouquet was in vibrant coral Peonies, Coral Sweet Peas, Coral Floribunda Roses and Miss Piggy Roses

Maralyn & Tony, love these two!!!xxx
We headed off to Church and started unloading the van, the Church grounds were awash with fresh Spring flowers
 Ruby had worked tirelessly to create this beautiful floral arch, Jason & Josie worked on attaching it to the front door of Church (Please note the time on the Church clock is an hour fast)
The garland included cascading Jasmine, Gloriosa Lilies, Hydrangeas, Roses, Peonies, Sweet Williams, Stocks, Antirhinnums, Germini, Sweet Peas and Phalaenopsis Orchids
We were all finished and had to wait for the arrival of the lovely Norma to let us in to dress the inside of Church
I had time for a wander around the Church, I loved these engravings on the flower bed wall, the flowers were gorgeous too
Beautiful little Primroses

A drift of Forget Me Nots

A Plethora of Tulips and Daffodils
We all wandered around the Church separately and we all came back with this same photograph, we couldn't agree with it more and love the idea of artificial flowers not being permitted by 'Church Law' they should be banned altogether when there are so many beautiful fresh flowers around 

The sky was blue and the sun had it's hat on...
We lit our lanterns lining the church path

The Lytch Gate too was dressed with fresh floral garlands

One of our glorious Floral Hearts graced the front gate

Norma arrived and let us in
The porch was dressed with posies of fresh flowers and candlelit hurricane lamps
Baskets of Fresh fragrant Rose Petal confetti
Inside this stunning Church we'd arranged two magnificent Pedestal designs

The Font too was dressed with floral magnificence
Posies of fresh flowers were hung on each alternate pew end lining the aisle

The windowsills too were dressed with posies of fresh flowers

Pedestal Designs with plumed of fresh Phalaenopsis Orchids, Peonies, Roses, Gloriosa Lilies, Hydrangeas and fragrant Stocks

Chantelle's gorgeous Bride Groom Dave was first to have his Boutonniere pinned to his lapel
Best Man Simon was wearing a boutonniere to tone with his aquamarine tie and pocket square

Stonsly was wearing a Coral Boutonniere to tone with his tie and pocket square
A Coral Boutonniere featuring a 'Miss Piggy Rose wit  Sweet Peas and tiny Rose buds
JP was wearing a lilac Boutonniere to tone with his Tie and Pocket Square

Gary too had a lilac Boutonniere
The Bride Groom's super proud parents Pete and Christine
Christine's Corsage was deep violet to match her jacket and included Sweet Peas, Lissianthus, Ranunculus and Rolled nude Rose petals
It was such a joy to see the lovely Bill Gillen, he was Headmaster at Arnold when our girls were there
Grandma Jean and Christine

Dave's rather special Boutonniere included Petals from the Gloriosa Lilies with a Darcey Rose from David Austin, Rolled Sweet Avalanche Petals, Hydrangea Florets, Sweet Peas and tiny Rose buds

Maralyn looking absolutely stunning, her corsage matched her lilac outfit and hat perfectly

The beautiful Bridesmaids in glorious technicolour
Emma's gorgeous lilac, lavender and violet bridesmaids bouquet toned perfectly with her lilac gown
Michelle's Bouquet in ivory and pale blue looked gorgeous against her aquamarine Bridesmaids gown

Sophie's gorgeous coral bouquets the perfect match to her coral gown

Here comes our Bride with her dad arriving in style...

Chantelle looked completely breathtaking her gorgeous gown was from the great folks at Mears Ghyll Bridal rooms

Ginormous Congratulations to Chantelle & Dave from all of the team here at Flower Design

All of the Pink Elephant stationery was provided by the lovely Harriet from Amoretto Weddings

Our Bride & Groom headed into the vestry to sign the register

The Poulton Peoples Choir were absolutely brilliant
The congregation were clapping and swaying....

The Rose Petals had been handed out and were being showered on our Bride & Groom

The celebrations moved on to the sunny surroundings of Staining Lodge Golf Club
The Floral Heart welcomed guests as they arrived
Two Bay trees framed the front door elegantly
Inside the bar fresh posies decorated the bar tables
Inside the Marquee the tables were dressed with tall elegant column vases topped with 'Flower Bombs' of Roses, Peonies,  Orchids, Stocks and Hydrangeas with Gloriosa Lilies

The Pink Elephant Post Box

The Top Table was dressed with our Hanging Gardens of Babylon style arrangement

Linda from Sophisticated Events had provided the Chair Covers and sashes

The Wedding Cake complete with Pink Elephants was made by Ozzie & Michelle

The Pink Elephant Seating Plan

The Catering was supplied by the lovely folks from The Villa Outside Catering and Events

The fabulus Mr & Mrs Turton sign was provided by The Word is Love

Many, many thanks to Chantelle & Dave, Maralyn & Tony, Christine & Pete for choosing Flower Design to provide their wedding flowers.


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