Wainwright's Walks & Lake District Romance for Rachel & Gary's Colourful Merewood Wedding Day

The perfect wedding day takes a huge amount of planning and loads of love and support from friends and family, this gorgeous wedding had both planning and friends and family in abundance. 
We first met up for an initial appointment months ago, we chatted through lots of ideas but always came back to their love of the Lake District and more importantly the famous Wainwrights walks, they had walked them all and Gary had proposed to Rachel at the top of Castle Crag, their stunning wedding venue The Merewood Country House Hotel overlooks Lake Windermere and is set in the most beautiful grounds, so our plans developed and our flowers became a celebration of their love for each other and the blissful countryside of the English Lake District...
Rachel & Gary's fabulous Mood Board complete with references to Wainwright and a plethora of brightly coloured flowers, swatches of Gary's tartan and the pink of the Bridesmaid's gowns were included, we recorded their entire brief in a shared on line document that ensures we're all singing from the same hymn sheet, it includes every detail even a list of their suppliers so that we can follow anything up that needs more detail, we discovered they'd booked the iconic Lake District photographer Tiree Dawson and the legendary DJ Gary Mills so we knew we were in for a great day...
Rachel and her Mum Andrea & Bridesmaid Verity came in to our FD Studio to view the sample designs we'd created, including a voluptuous Bridal Bouquet of English flowers, bound in Gary's own tartan

We'd made a rather splendid Boutonniere including lots of the lovely elements used in Rachel's wedding bouquet
A suggestion for the Top Table Design
Ideas for the centre of the guest tables including Gary's prize volumes of Wainwrights walks

The Big day arrived and Jason headed out bright and early to present the wedding bouquets
Our gorgeous Bride the lovely Rachel loved her wedding bouquet

Jason showed the girls how to carry their bouquets perfectly
The lovely Katie Tweedale was fixing the fresh flowers into our Bride's hair, she'd did a beautiful job of everyone's hair 
Downstairs the scene was set for the ceremony
Bundles of Gypsophilia were tied with voile ribbon and attached to the chairs lining the aisle
The Registrars table was farmed by stacks of bulb and apple crates, candlelit lanterns, pots of fresh herbs and posies of beautiful English blooms

On the Registrars table Jason had arranged a series of tree slices and topped them with little collections of bottles and jars filled with fresh flowers

Larkspur & Dancing Grasses
Gorgeous Peonies

Jason lined up all of the Boutonnieres and corsages ready to pin them on to the Groom's party as they arrived

The Mother of the Groom's corsage created for Pat to compliment her cream and taupe ensemble

Groom's Men's Boutonnieres, each one unique and individual
The Bride Groom's rather beautiful boutonniere featured a Thistle to compliment his tartan, fresh Veronica, Mimi Eden Roses, Craspedia, Viburnum Opulus, Rolled Rose Petals and Larkspur Florets, the stem was bound with the Groom's own tartan and tied with jute string

Rachel's super handsome Bride Groom the lovely Gary complete with his Boutonniere

The Best Woman Laura was wearing a corsage of fresh Lily of the Valley and pale peach Sweet Peas with Rose buds and Hydrangea florets to compliment her dress

The Groom's super proud parents Pat & Ed
Mother of the Groom Pat's corsage of Freesia, Rolled Rose Petals, Snowflake Rose Buds, Flowering Albiflora 'Cotton Bush' and Hydrangea florets in shades to compliment her taupe and cream ensemble
The Father of the Bride Paul 
Paul's English Rose Boutonniere
Our breathtakingly beautiful Bride the lovely Rachel
Rachel's gorgeous gown was by Mori Lee from the great folks at Marrime Bridal in Kendal
A bevvy of beautiful Bridesmaids Eli, Verity & Katie looked absolutely gorgeous in their peachy blush gowns from Asos
We'd included a glorious array of brightly coloured blooms, Peonies, Roses, Sweet Peas, Daisies, Craspedia,  Forget Me Nots and lots more besides

Huge Congratulations to Rachel & Gary from all of the team here at Flower Design Events

Rachel's bright and colourful Bridal Bouquet included fresh Lily of the Valley, Blanchette, Yellow Moon & Mimi Eden Floribunda Roses with Darcey, Miss Piggy, Mentha and Avalanche English Roses, Coral Peonies, Angel Cheeks Peonies and Bowl of Cream Peonies, Craspedia, Viburnum Opulus, Tana Daisies, Alchemilla Mollis, Mixed Sweet Peas, Grasses and Blossoms

Our beautiful Bride and her Bridesmaids were wearing fresh flowers in their hair to match their bouquets

A transformation had taken place in the dining room at The Merewood 
The tables were dressed with Lake District inspired designs
Set on slices of tree the table centrepieces included posies of fresh flowers arranged in a collection of jam jars and jugs

We loved the Table Name 'walkers sign' posts made by a family friend

The Top Table was stroon with fresh flowers, fragrant herbs, Ordnance Survey Maps and Wainwright guides set on slices of tree and illuminated with tea light votives

The beautiful wedding cake

Corsages of fresh flowers dressed each tier

Our work here was done many thanks to Rachel & Gary and both of their lovely families for choosing Flower Design Events to create their wedding flowers for them


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