Italian Romance for Alison & Oliver Harkness' Wedding Day at St Leonard's Church Downham & Piccolino's in Clitheroe

We have had such a fabulous time working with these two gorgeous folks, after our first meeting we planned to get together at the brilliant Piccolino's in Clitheroe, we'd never been there before so it seemed important to get a good feel for the atmosphere of place, we weren't disappointed, it's a great venue with a great team, we received such a warm welcome and enjoyed ur meeting enormously.
Alison & Oliver brought along their mood board and we worked through a plan for the designs we intended to create.
Inspired by both the mood board and the venue we arranged to get together again so that we could present a set of sample designs for Alison & Oliver.
Alison's sample wedding bouquet included white Peonies, Blush O'Hara Roses with Senecio, Olive, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Albiflora, Dancing Grasses and Snowflake Roses

For Oliver we'd made a seriously Red 'Piano' Rose with Olive, Rosemary & Eucalyptus, as Oliver would be wearing a dinner suit it would need to be fixed with a magnet so as not to mark the jacket
 The tables were narrow trestle tables so for the sample we arranged a series of glass vessels with posies of fresh Olive, Eucalyptus, Peonies and Roses with a some tea light votives
 For the top table we decided upon a waterfall style design with a plethora of of Italian foliages and fresh Italian flowers
 At long last the big day arrived and Jason and Chloe had the huge pleasure of presenting the Bridal bouquets to our gorgeous Bride and her Bridesmaids


The super lovely Sonara Parker mua was making up beautiful faces




Our team of two headed off to the beautiful Church of St Leonard's in Downham to set up for the ceremony

The views all around are absolutely spectacular
We lined up the boutonnieres ready to attach them to the Groom and his party 
Our Bride Groom's Ruby Red Lancashire Rose really shone out



Fresh Garlands of Foliages and Gypsophilia framed the entrance


Just inside the Porch Posies and lanterns welcomed the guests as they arrived
A basket full of fresh fragrant Rose Petal Confetti was placed ready for after the ceremony

Inside this beautiful Church lanterns lined the aisle set on tree slices with mosses, Succulents and Rose Petals
Our Enchanted Tree of Italian Ruscus, Olive and Eucalyptus was set on a wooden pedestal at the head of the aisle

The Windowsills too were dressed with candlelit Lanterns, posies of Italian Herbs and flowers with fresh Succulents and mosses



Vases of fresh flowers and foliages dressed the beautiful altar simply and elegantly


Alison's super handsome Bride Groom the very lovely Oliver was first to have his Lancashire Red Rose attached to his lapel

The Groom's Men were wearing ivory boutonnieres 













The super proud Bride Groom's parents

The Bride and her Bridesmaids were getting ready just across the road at The Assheton Arms
Our beautiful Bride Alison looked breathtakingly beautiful as along with her Bridesmaids the headed over to Church


The adorable little Flower Girl carried a small nosegay of fresh fragrant blooms and had fresh flowers in her hair




The Bride's super proud parents
The Bridesmaids were wearing fresh flowers in their hair







The pro Photographer  on the day was the very lovely James from Flawless Photography he was an absolute joy to work with and we can't wait to see his images






Huge Congratulations to Alison & Oliver from all of the team here at Flower Design Events









The Bridesmaid's Bouquets were created as smaller versions of the Bride's Bouquet and matched their gowns perfectly, we included Gypsophilia to reflect the sequin detail on the tops of the gowns



The gorgeous Bridesmaid's bouquets matched their blush gowns perfectly we included White Peonies, Blush O'Hara Roses with Oregano, Rosemary, Olive, Eucalyptus, Gypsophilia and Albiflora



The Fresh Rose Petal Confetti was being handed out ready to shower our Bride & Groom



I do love that the vicar was taking pics too!!xx


The naturally gathered Bridal Bouquet included Perfumed Roses White O'Hara, Patience, Snowflake, Italian Jasmine, Rosemary, Oregano, Senecio, Olive, Eucalyptus, Albiflora, Viburnum, Peonies, Sweet Peas and just a touch of Gypsophilia


Everyone headed over to The Assheton Arms for drinks and Canapes
Our team headed off to Piccolino to set up for the Wedding Reception

The fabulous team at Piccolino were ready to greet the guests and to look after everyone beautifully when they all arrived
Our Enchanted Tree became the unusual Seating Plan
The personal details were all so beautiful and so carefully considered, 


Upstairs the scene was set for a delicious wedding breakfast
The 'Waterfall' style top table looked wonderful along the full length of the table


Each table was dressed uniquely with posies in clean glass vases with candlelit votives & floating candles














The Wedding cake was dressed with fresh flowers








Huge thanks to Alison & Oliver for choosing Flower Design Events to create their wedding flowers for them


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