Epic Posting Alert!!! Bright & Joyous Flowers for Hanna & Adam's Easter Wedding at St Chad's Parish Church Poulton & The Great Hall at Mains
An Easter wedding is such a joy, I am reminded of my own childhood, growing up in my parent's flower business, Easter back then was a hugely popular time of year to be married (due in part to the Married Man's Tax Allowance) the Easter break and the beautiful Blossom trees all played their part in it's popularity, but I remember so vividly the immense quantity of fresh and vibrant flowers, a refreshing sight after the long winter months with a scarce flower supply, Easter heralded the start of the flower season and they would arrive into our chillers behind the shop. The flowers we'd chosen for the lovely Hanna & Adam's wedding brought all of those happy memories flooding back, and it wasn't just the visual spectacle it was the amazing fragrance, the scent of Spring!
We have known the very beautiful Hanna for a good while, she was a Bridesmaid at Sarah & Leigh's wedding back in 2010 here's a link, we were sat at the same table as Hanna for their wedding reception and had a lovely time, we became Facebook friends and were absolutely delighted when Hanna & her gorgeous Mum Dana made an appointment to come to FD HQ to talk about all things wedding, now that was way back in early 2016, we shared ideas and inspirations and we all began to get very excited.
We got together again over a year later to talk through Hanna & Adam's beautiful Mood Board and to learn how their plans had developed, they'd booked a whole host of our favourite wedding buddies and we were looking forward to working at the fabulous The Great Hall at Mains with Chriss, Mel, Kelly and the team, we'd be sharing the day with the lovely Katie & James from Fairclough Photography, Roland & Lisa from R T Productions & Wedding Films, Sonara Parker Make Up Artist, Twelve Event Management, Kelly from Kellycakes, Paul Guard wedding singer, Rollers Wedding Cars, the gown was from the Bridal Lounge in Poulton and we couldn't wait to hear the Poulton Peoples Choir and they didn't disappoint they were amazing!!!
The next time we met up it was for them to see a set of sample designs created just for them...
We created designs in a bright and vibrant colour palette, a collection inspired by Hanna's vision of 'Easter Gardens, Bonnets & Bunnies'
At last the big day arrived and our vans were loaded up bright and early with a plethora of fresh flowers, we were looking forward to a wonderful wedding day full to bursting wth fresh Spring flowers...
I handed out the bright and vibrant bouquets whilst Jason snapped a few pics,
The girls were all gathered on the sofa as I presented each one with a glorious bouquet of fresh fragrant spring flowers, it was lovely to be working with Fairclough Photography and Katie was in the midst of the action capturing every moment
The lovely Sarah adored her bouquet
Oh yes the fragrance was amazing, did I mention that?
Time for the world famous Flower Design Events Bouquet carrying lesson (Some of these girls are FD pro Bridesmaids and know exactly how to carry our bouquets but hey, it's all part of the fun!) it's an essential part of every Flower Design Bride's wedding morning!!xxx
They were all naturals in the art of bouquet carrying xx
I introduced everyone to the flowers in their bouquets
I'd included a vast array of all that is great and good in April in this vibrant Spring wedding bouquet; Freesia, Sweet Peas, Lily of the Valley, Forget Me Nots, Bumble Bee Orchids, Veronica, Viburnum Opulus, Craspedia, Lissianthus, Peonies, Ranunculus, Tulips and Roses
Hanna's beautiful Mum had her corsage fitted ensuring it's perfect positioning
The Bride's Mum's Corsage; We'd included exquisite fresh Lily of the Valley, Sweet Peas, Freesia, Astrantia, Albiflora, Senecio, Eucalyptus and Hydrangeas
The lovely Sonara Parker mua, was making some very beautiful faces even more lovely
Naomi was doing a terrific job of the hair too
Jason & I headed off to the iconic Poulton Church St Chads
We'd dressed the Church gates with two glorious Floral Hearts
I lined up the Boutonnieres each one was completely unique created from the same palette of fresh flowers we'd used to create the bridal bouquets
Each boutonniere was bound in a different coloured ribbon
The Bride Groom's rather special boutonniere included a tiny Succulent
The Groom's Mum's corsage included Hyacinths, Forget Me Nots, Succulents, Lissianthus and Hydrangea forets
Hanna's super handsome Bride Groom the very lovely Adam having his boutonniere pinned on by Jason
Jason & I pinned on the Groom's Men's Boutonniere ensuring each one was positioned perfectly
The very gorgeous Groom's Mum Sue was wearing navy blue and ivory, her corsage matched her ensemble beautifully
The super proud Groom's parents
Nana Pat looked fabulous and her boutonniere looked perfect
The Bridesmaid's & Bride's Mum arrived in style the cars were provided by Rollers Wedding Cars
The Bridesmaids looked so beautiful, they were wearing beautiful Little Mistress gowns from House of Fraser
Dana the Brides super glamorous Mum was wearing an ensemble from Condici in a shade known as Majestic purple, the corsage we'd made matched perfectly
The Bridesmaid's posies though multi coloured included Roses in exactly the same blush shade as their gowns
Each Bridesmaid's Bouquet was unique to them all were in bright and colourful shades created with a glorious array of Spring flowers
The fabulous Roland from RT Productions was capturing all of the magic we can't wait to see his film of the day
The gorgeous Coral Peonies were beginning to open
How completely gorgeous
Our beautiful Bride & her Dad were next to roll up
Hanna with her Dad Simon
Hanna looked completely wonderful in her gown by Ronald Joyce 'Robyn' from The Bridal Lounge in Poulton
The fabulous folks from Poulton People's Choir did the most amazing job, I loved every moment of their performance, they raised the rafters with their rendition of 'Oh Happy Day'
The very lovely James Fairclough
Huge Congratulations to Hanna & Adam from all of the team here at Flower Design Events
Sarah handed out our fresh fragrant Rose Petal Confetti
We ended up following the bridal car all the way to The Great Hall at Mains the venue for the celebrations
Paul Guard was doing what he does best entertaining the wedding guest brilliantly
The splendid folks from Twelve were handing around the delicious looking canapes
One of our magical Enchanted Trees dressed the end of the bar
The huge Easter Bunnies were wearing floral boutonnieres too
Inside the scene was set for the most magnificent banquet
The tables were dressed with a combination of table designs, magnificently tall table Vases topped with relaxed Flower Bombs and lower Easter Gardens
Our Baroque style Birdcages were surrounded by fresh floral gardens, birds and Easter eggs
Our magnificent tall floral extravaganzas included a myriad of fresh Spring flowers in a riot of bright colours
The wedding cake was made by Kellycakes and dressed with fresh flowers
Our Bird Baths were filled with a fresh garden of Flowers, Blossom, Grasses, Mosses, Easter Eggs and Bunny Rabbits
Fresh flowers and Eggs in the base of each of the tall glass column vases
The Top Table was quite simply magical, our version of an 'Easter Egg Hunt', magical and beautiful Blossom, Mosses, Succulents, Orchids, Tulips, Lily of the Valley, Nests and so much more
In the kitchen Chef Paul Moss (was looking very much like Marcus Wareing) was preparing for a full service, I just love the food Twelve serve it really is the best!!xx
The Floral Hearts looked so beautiful on the wall just behind the top table
Massive thanks to Hanna & Adam and both of their gorgeous families xxxx