The Seriously Spectacular Wedding of Beth & Laurence at St Cuthbert's Church & AKS Independent School Lytham
Be warned this is a huge posting, it's going to take a few minutes to scroll through a plethora of our snaps featuring some seriously spectacular and glorious flowers, some equally spectacularly beautiful people and some of the most spectacular venues on the Fylde, brace yourselves...
Firstly though let me share some of the back story with you, we first met up with Beth and her fabulous Mum Catherine a year or so ago, we all hit it off immediately and I distinctly remember laughing all the way through that first meeting, we've had many meetings since, some were just Beth & I some were just Catherine & I and some with our Jason too, with mood boards to discuss, sample bridal designs to see and just to go over some of the details, there really was a lot going on for this Wedding, inevitably after all of our chats we had a thorough understanding of their taste, their relaxed almost boho style, their love of flowers and the importance of family & friends.
We were looking forward to working alongside a stellar team of superb wedding professionals, all hand picked by Beth & Laurence, a team they knew would deliver the perfect day; Oscar Rowley & the team from Campbell & Rowley were looking after the catering and liaising with their spectacular and novel venue AKS where our couple first met, we had the huge pleasure of working with the lovely & brilliant Martin from Cahill Photography, the fabulous Samantha Mercer & The Dollz Team who we knew would do the most wonderful job of the hair and make up, there was a gorgeous gown from the great folks Elizabeth & Camilla from Mears Ghyll Bridal Rooms and entertainment from the truly awesome The Dead Beats Party Band
At long last the big day arrived Lily & I were at the Bride's family home bright and early to present our bridal bouquets, we showed everyone how to carry their bouquets perfectly in our FD Events Bouquet tutorial we also introduce the Bride and her Bridesmaid's to the flowers in their bouquets explaining their particular significance and preciousness!
These gorgeous bouquets included a heavenly and scented collection of English garden flowers, David Austin's finest Roses, Peonies, Lily of the Valley, Forget Me Nots, fresh Herbs, fragranced Stocks, Love in The Mist, Astilbe, Oak, Jasmine & Ivy trails
Dad's Boutonniere of Roses & Love in the Mist
Mum Catherine's pale gold Corsage of Craspedia, Rolled Rose Petals and Rose buds
Our Bride's beautifully relaxed wedding bouquet of fresh fragrant garden flowers
Lily & headed over to the iconic Lytham Church St Cuthbert's where we decorated the foot of the aisle and the head of the aisle with floral 'explosions' exquisite Church pedestal designs featuring an array of fresh fragrant Peonies, Roses, Hydrangeas, Stocks, Dahlias and Jasmine in rich vibrant shades of deep Pinks, Corals, Magenta and ivory shades
Each alternate Pew end lining the aisle was dressed with a posy of fresh Peonies, Roses, Hydrangeas, Astilbe, Love in the Mist and Daisies each posy was quite unique
In the porch area we'd lined up the boutonnieres ready to pin them on the Groom and his Groom's Men as they arrived
The Bride Groom's rather special 'Patience' Rose from David Austin Boutonniere with added elements used in his Bride's bouquet
The Groom's Men's Boutonnieres featured the beautiful Rose Sweet Avalanche from the Meijer Nursery
The super glamorous Groom's Mum Deana
Deana's corsage in pale blue and ivory complimented her ensemble perfectly
The Groom's Grandma looked very beautiful
We pinned on all of the boutonnieres and corsages ensuring each one was perfectly placed
The beautiful Bridesmaid's arrived in vintage style
A bevvy of beauty...
The beautiful Bridesmaids were wearing different shades of gowns, Ivory, Blush and pale grey
Their bouquets were created as smaller versions of the Bride's Bouquet
Beth and her super proud Dad Andy led the bridal procession up to church
The celebrations moved on to the majestic surroundings of AKS
The team from Rowleys & Campbell were ready to greet the guests with fizz as they arrived from Church
Inside the magnificent assembly hall the scene was set for a wonderful wedding reception
The dining tables were decorated with a variety of table centrepieces to provide texture and interest to the huge room
Our tall and magnificent Flower Bombs were on the tallest column vases
Our classic design 'Baroque Candelabras' surrounded by a garland of fresh Peonies and Roses looked so romantic on some of the tables
The lowest table design in the room looked equally as magical as the larger ones, we'd arranged fresh flowers in a series of vases with tea light votives providing a flicker of candlelight
We just loved this wedding cake dressed simply and elegantly with a posy of three fresh Peonies
The Tall FD Flower Bombs looked spectacular created with a vast array of Peonies in various shades
The Top Table was dressed with a collection of column shaped glass vases each one filled with a single variety posy of fresh Peonies, Roses, Hydrangeas and Sweet Peas
The exquisite Peony Coral Sunset
Bouquets for presentation during the speeches were placed just behind the Bride Groom's seat in easy reach
The lovely Charles my favourite Rowley's waiter serving up some delicious canapes...
Our work here was done it was time to leave the party in full swing, huge thanks to the Watts & Vearncombe families for choosing FD Events to create wedding flowers for such a special day xx