Epic Blog Posting Celebrating Sophie & Swav's Gorgeous Gothic Wedding Flowers at Mitton Hall
Every year we get the huge pleasure of creating wedding flowers for our friends, for folks we've known for ever, for people we care about hugely, this really is a massive honour, a great privilege and a ginormous responsibility!!
Sophie and her brilliant family have been in our lives for many, many years, the lovely Sophie and her fab brother Greg went to school with our daughters and we had the great joy of creating wedding flowers for their Dad Phil & Step Mum Jackie's wedding many years ago.
So for as long as I can remember the beautiful Sophie has had a passion for all things black, the 'Gothic look' was always on the cards but the addition, especially for Swav of DC & Marvel characters was a bit of a challenge, their mood board was spectacular and helped to inspire our designs.
We took it all in our stride and invited the whole family to come back to our studio to view a set of sample designs created just for Sophie & Swav...
Sophie's sample wedding bouquet was made back in February with a collection of 'Black flowers' including Black Baccara Roses, King Arthur Papheopedilum Orchids, Succulents, Schwartzwalder Calla Lilies, Black Tulips, Black Tie Dracena, Blossom branches and trails of Jasmine.
The Bride Groom's rather special Boutonniere featured a Deep red 'Black Baccara' Roses in honour of his Polish roots, we also planned to include his favourite comic book character
The Bride's Father's Boutonniere included a 'Ladies Slipper Orchid' and petals from a Protea
One of our 'Gothic Candelabras' dressed with black flowers and topped with candles wrapped in Black Tie Dracena Leaves
We had a superb team to work with on the day not least Lesley Anne, Emma and the fabulous team at Mitton Hall, the great folks from Pixies in the Cellar we can't wait to see their images, the hair and make up team were quite simply sublime Rebecca from Temple Beauty Clinic in Great Eccleston did the most fabulous job of the make up and the lovely Laura from Jo & Cass in Preston such gorgeous hair and then there was the breathtaking wedding gown from Dreamcatcher Bridal in Kirkham, Dawn and the team from Creative Cover Hire provided the Chair dressings and ceiling drapes.
We arrived bright and early as our Bride was getting ready in the 'Board Room', we dressed the entrance with two of our Floral Hearts framing the entrance
Our Floral Hearts were created by our Chloe and were made in a textured style with Mosses, Bark, Contorted Hazel, Orchids, Succulents, Jasmine, Tulips and Sweet Peas
Sophie's wedding Bouquet looked magnificent I'd included Fritillaria, Scabious, Black Lissianthus, Vanda Orchids, Paphiopedilum Orchids, French Tulips 'Black Hero', Black Ranunculus, Anemones, Sweet Peas, Hellebores, Schwartzwalder Calla Lilies, Proteas and Jasmine
I was so excited to present Sophie with her wedding bouquet
I showed Sophie how to carry her bouquet perfectly
There was so much texture and detail in this gloriously black wedding bouquet
Sophie's beautiful gown 'Dakota' by Enzoani from Dream Catcher Bridal was hanging from the four poster bed in the Bridal Suite
Paphiopedilum Orchid Boutonniere for Sophie's Dad Phil
The Bride's Step Mum's Corsage created for the super lovely Jackie
The foot of the aisle was marked by two of our 'Gothic Candelabras'
Inside the ceremony room the scene was set with two huge Chandeliers of Origami folded Cranes made by the super talented Sophie, two of our Enchanted Trees framed the Registrars table which was decorated with an organic and beautifully textured design.
The Registrars table design looked as if it had grown there
The Enchanted Trees framed the ceremony space beautifully
Sophie & Swav's own Crystal & silver skulls dressed the Registrars table
The second Registars table was also dressed with a fabulously textured design
I lined up all of the boutonnieres ready to pin them on the Bride Groom and his Groom's Men when they arrive
The Bride Groom's detailed Boutonniere included a Black Bacarra Rose, Black Dendrobium, Black Hellebore, Protea Petals, Jasmine, Branches & Senecio with all important 'DeadPool' character
Each boutonniere was created in the same style but with a unique collection of black flowers
Blue Black and white Corsage of Succulent, Fritillaria, Hydrangeas, Sweet Peas, Muscari and Lissianthus
Black and white Corsage of Jasmine, Hyacinth, Fritillaria, Jasmine and Protea Petals
The two Grandma's Boutonnieres of Jasmine, Ranunuculus and Sweet Peas
Swav, Sophie's super handsome Bride Groom was first to have his Boutonniere pinned to his lapel
The Bride Groom's lovely Mum her outfit completed by her black and white corsage
'Spiderman' of course !!
The Groom's super proud Dad 'Bat Man'
The Bride's super lovely Dad the proudest man ever Phil aka 'Super Man'
The aisle was lined with our black lanterns
Our Black 'Gothic Candelabra' was dressed with Black Tulips and Black Dendrobiums, Proteas, Black Calla Lilies, Cymbidium Orchids, Sweet Peas, Lissianthus, Contorted Willow and Hazel, Jasmine, Eucalyptus and Candles wrapped with Black Tie Dracena Leaves, we'd hung black skulls from the design
Around the room there was so much detail creating a well balanced look throughout with bags of atmosphere
A Basket of Black Bacarra Rose Petal Confetti
Both Grandma's with their sweet scented boutonnieres
The legendary Jackie, looking absolutely wonderful, her corsage matched her outfit perfectly
Sophie looked absolutely gorgeous in her black wedding gown
Nothing in the world feels quite like fresh Rose Petal Confetti
Whilst everyone enjoyed the sunshine a transformation had taken place in the party room
Our Enchanted Trees and Gothic Candelabras dressed the dining tables
The Napkins were decorated with crocheted black roses
Glass Skull with a single flower graced each place setting
Both Grandma's had beautiful hand crocheted shawls
Our work here was done, it was time to leave the party in full swing, massive thanks to Sophie, Swav and both of their fabulous families for having Flower Design Events create their wedding flowers for them