Epic Posting Alert!!!! Opulence & Vibrancy for Jess & Andy's Magical Family Wedding Day at Thornton Manor
So where to start?? Jessica and her super cool family hold a very special place in our hearts, we've created flowers for all of their special occasions for many, many years and we absolutely adore them. Jessica is also a Make up Artist and we have the great pleasure of working with her on lots of weddings, needless to say the make up on the day was exquisite.
So the wedding flower plans have been a closely guarded secret, we have the wedding of Jess's cousin Ben to Laura in a couple of weeks and Emma (Jess's sister) marries Tom next year, the brief I was given was complex but number one on the list was to make sure it was completely different from any wedding I'd done for the family before and totally different from those weddings to come...
Jessica & Andy put together this stunning mood board to help guide and inspire our team, the colours were to be rich and vibrant, Coral Peonies were the signature flower, foliage was to be kept to a minimum.
A few weeks ago we headed off to Thornton Manor a splendid country house in Cheshire to meet up with Jessica, baby Claudia and the two Mum's Dulcie & Paula, we walked through the venue as it would be on the day and planned for a contingency should the weather not be on our side, so glad we did that!!!! xx
We met up again back at FD HQ to create a set of sample designs, this time with just Jess & Andy, the flowers were going to be a surprise for everyone else. I loved making this sample bridal bouquet, I'd included a collection Coral, Burgundy, Cerise and Red Peonies with Piano & Juliet Roses, Dahlias, Skimmia and Sweet Peas, it looked glorious and was sweet scented too
We created a full set of table design suggestions all in varying heights with collections of golden vases and votives, Jessica & Andy decided to have some of each which helped to create rhythm and texture in the room
The Top Table sample design
Pedestal ideas for during the ceremony
The lowest option for the table designs
The tallest table design option featuring long trails of fresh Passion Flower
The big day finally arrived and Jason & I headed to the Bridal cottage at Thornton Manor for the big reveal, the Bridesmaids were assembled and the pressure was on!!!
Phew!! that went well!!xxx
I handed the bouquet to our beautiful Bride
I showed all of the girls how to carry their bouquets perfectly
The Bridesmaid's carried smaller versions of the Bridal bouquet
The fabulous Bride's Mum the totally wonderful and super glam Dulcie was wearing a voluptuous Peony Wrist corsage
We arrived at the magnificent Thornton Manor in plenty of time to dress it for wedding time
Inside the entrance hall we'd dressed the marble table with an opulent design just enough to provide a flavour of what was to come
The golden glass pineapple vase was filled with Peonies, Stocks, Celosia, Phalaenopsis Orchids and Piano Roses with Amaranthus and Passion Flower
Phalaenopsis Orchids in a rich magenta shade
Smaller posies of fresh Hydrangeas, Roses and Coral Peonies in golden glass vases
The ceremony was in the magnificent 'Music Room' one of my all time favourite spaces for a wedding service. Huge pedestals framed the ceremony exquisitely
Fresh flowers and foliages were elegantly cascading from the organ balcony
A ravishing and opulent design of luscious Peonies, Roses and Phalaenopsis Orchids with two golden Baroque Candelabras decorated the Registrars table and a sprinkling of fresh Rose Petals on the floor would perfume the air perfectly for our Bride and Groom
I lined up the Boutonnieres each one was unique and individual ready to attach them to Groom and his party when they arrived
The Bride Groom's rather special Boutonniere featured Piano Roses with Rolled Petals, Sweet William and Skimmia to match his Bride's Bouquet and his rather lovely Hermes pocket square
The Corsages and Wrist Corsages too were all ready to be matched to their owners, Groom's Mum's all ivory epaulette corsage of Wax Flower, Snowflake Rose buds and Sweet Peas
Grandma Barbara's wrist corsage designed to match her ensemble perfectly
Anne Marie's Wrist Corsage was created in soft muted tones with hints of nude and palest green shades
Jessica's super handsome Bride Groom Andy was first to have his rather special boutonniere pinned to his lapel
Jason & I pinned on everyone's boutonniere's ensuring each one was positioned perfectly
A Miss Piggy Rose Boutonniere
An Amalia Rose Boutonniere
A Piano Rose Boutonniere
The super lovely Tom who'll be getting married to Emma next year
Grandma Barbara looking super glam
Blue and Orange wrist corsage matched the outfit beautifully
Grandma Julie & Grandma Barbara looking so youthful
Wrist corsage in yellows and greens matched Grandma Julie's ensemble brilliantly
The utterly fabulous Anne Marie looking stunning as always
Her muted toned wrist corsage matched her dress superbly
The Groom's Mum Paula was looking stunning and her epaulette corsage looked perfect on her jacket
Grandad Eddie was wearing a double Red Piano Rose Boutonniere
The Groom's seriously proud Dad
Here come the girls....
The Bridesmaid's looked so beautiful in their pale 'Cameo' gowns from Dessy Group
Their Bridesmaid's Bouquets of Coral, Burgundy and Pink Peonies with Garden Roses, Dahlias and Skimmia looked perfect against the pale nude cameo gown
The completely wonderful Dulcie looked seriously gorgeous and her wrist corsage complimented her dress superbly
Burgundy Peony Wrist Corsage
Then there were six Bridesmaids... & two Page Boys...
Such a beautiful little flower girl the very pretty Scarlet, complete with floral headdress and matching Bridesmaid's posy
Totally adorable Asa
Scarlet's Headdress included a myriad of tiny buds each one individually wired in rich and vibrant shades to match the bridal bouquets
Really looking forward to Emma & Tom's wedding next year
Looking out for he arrival of the Bride...
Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful the spectacularly beautiful Bride Jessica...
The Bride's Dad Vic looking as handsome as ever...
Inbal Dror gown from Morgan Davies Bridal London
The Bridal Bouquet of Peonies, Roses and Dahlias in Coral, Burgundy and hot pink shades looked wonderful with Jessica's Inbal Dror gown
Janet conducted the ceremony beautifully
Huge Congratulations to Jessica & Andy from all of the team here at Flower Design
The legendary Samuel Docker Photography
The stunning cake was by the lovely Kelly Dee from Pink Frosting Cake Company
There were even flowers in the powder room...
Loved the seating plan mirror
The Music Room had been transformed, the fabulous team from Barrett's Catering were super fast at the turn around which we appreciated enormously we had a lot to do in a short space of time...
The tables were decorated with some spectacular designs in a variety of heights
A golden Candlestick topped with floral magnificence; Peonies, Roses, Celosia, Hydrangeas, Socks, Dahlias, around the base a collection of golden vessels filled with fresh flowers and candle votives
Low designs featured collections of golden vessels filled with fresh Peonies and Roses, Socks, Dahlias, Sweet Peas and Sweet William
The beautiful stationery was done by Ellie from Silk Beau
The tallest of our table designs featured our 'Flower Bombs' on tall crystal table stands
Ed the pianist was playing beautifully, his piano was dressed with Peonies and and golden tea light votives
Our work here was done huge thanks to Jessica & Andrew for choosing Flower Design Events to create their wedding flowers for them.