Epic Posting...Tom & Hannah's Super Stylish Wedding at St Cuthbert's Church & The Grand Hotel in Lytham

The Biggest Congratulations to the very beautiful brand new Mr & Mrs Webb, Tom & Hannah were married at St Cuthbert's Church and celebrated at Grand Hotel - Lytham St Annes we had a spectacular day working alongside Jonny Draper PhotographyTom Harrington FilmsPaul GuardSix15, beautiful stationery by Ellie from Silk Beau, stunning gown from Knutsford Wedding Gallery, make up by Anna Shorrock, hair by David Henderson, so here's their flower story...
Firstly I just wanted to say what a huge privilege it is for our FD Team to be asked to create designs for such a lovely couple, we've known them both for many years and the lovely Tom since he was a little boy and what a huge credit he and his brother Sam are to their parents, Hannah is quite simply beautiful and an absolute joy to work with, I felt quite emotional on Sunday when I saw her in her stunning gown.
Our flower journey began with a beautifully detailed mood board created by Tom and Hannah, we discussed their ideas and arranged to get together again to present them with a set of sample bridal designs
The plan was simple, we were to use two flower varieties only Hydrangeas and Gypsophilia, we selected the 'Rolls Royce' of both blooms using exquisite White Verena Hydrangeas from a superb grower Sonneveld. We tried out a number of different Gypsophilias for these samples and decided on  Par Xcellence Gypsohphilia..
 We made samples of each design including the garland to go around the Bar in Cafe Grand...
 Huge Balls of Gypsophilia and Hydrangeas were created for Tom, Hannah & both of their Mum's Mandy & Marie to see
 Clusters of candles surrounded by Gypsophilia for the entrance to The Grand
Pew End Pomanders
 The sample Bridal Bouquet featured a single Hydrangea head surrounded by Gypsophilia
 A sample boutonniere for Tom was a miniature version of the bridal bouquet, bound with black satin to match his dinner jacket's lapels

 Our suggestion for the Top Table

At last the week of the wedding arrived we'd ordered 1800 stem of Gypsophilia and 750 stems of Hydrangeas to arrive on Wednesday and a further 250 Hydrangeas to arrive on Friday 

The Hydrangea from Sonneveld is on the left and a more normal sized Schneeball Hydrangea on the right, there really is no comparison
 Work commenced in our studio with our team making and creating
The Pew End & Bridesmaid's Pomanders were being made on our 'Washing Line'

The chiller was filling up

 These beautiful designs were for the 'Rehearsal Cocktail Party' the evening before at The Groom's family home...
A gorgeous wreath of fresh Gypsophilia dressed Mandy's front door
 The following morning at 6am Jason & I were at The Grand dressing the bar before the first hotel guests were down for breakfast...
 By 8am we were at St Cuthbert's dressing the Lytch Gate with a glorious garland of fresh Gypsophilia

By 9am we were back at FD HQ to box up the Bridal Bouquet and Bridesmaid's Pomanders
Ahead of presenting the bouquets at the Bride's Mum's home just down the road from Church 
 Marie's front door was also dressed with a wreath of Gypsophilia
We showed the Bridesmaid's how to carry their Pomanders 'like handbags'
Then to St Cuthbert's to arrange the flowers inside Church

 Two giant Gypsophilia balls framed the front door
 The foot and the head of the aisle were both dressed with collections of Gypsophilia and Hydrangea Balls

In the porch we lined up the boutonnieres ready to pin them on
Hannah's super handsome Bride Groom Tom was first to have his boutonniere pinned to his lapel
 We pinned on the boutonnieres on all of Tom's Groom's Men, Josh was first...
 Then James (an 'old' FD Bride Groom, here's a link to his and Kate's wedding)
 The lovely Sam
 Sam  Lily with my number one favourite Groom's Man ever the truly lovely Ben
 Lily & Sam the Best Man (Here's a link to their stunning wedding)

 Grandma Jean looking super glam

 Vanessa & Pat so gorgeous to see these two lovelies (Link to their spectacular wedding)

 The Groom's Dad Richard
 The seriously gorgeous Groom's Mum Mandy

 The Bride's Grandparents Frances & Tommy

 'The Garthwaite Boys'

The lovely Ryan & Ellie they were only married last week

 Rose Petals lined the pathway to Church

 Hannah looked wonderful...

 Huge Congratulations to Hannah & Tom from all of the team here at FD

 Too gorgeous for words

 Gypsophilia Pomanders looked beautiful carried like handbags by the Bridesmaids

The celebrations moved on to The Grand

The huge mirror seating plan was dressed with fresh flowers and floating candles

The staircase was dressed with a garland of fresh foliages and Gypsophilia

More balls of fresh Hydrangeas and Gypsophilia dressed the island next to the Top Table

The Top Table

The Bar looked wonderful dressed with garlands and pomanders of Gypsophilia

 The wedding cake was made by the chefs at The Grand, it was simply dressed with some white Hydrangeas
The canapes looked delicious 

 Each napkin was dressed with a sprig of fresh Gypsophilia

Paul Guard helped to light the candles that I couldn't reach

 Our work here was done it was close to midnight and time for us to head for home after a wonderful and magical day


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