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 Photography, Tom Harrington Films, Paul Guard, Six15, 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 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
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 huge mirror seating plan was dressed with fresh flowers and floating candles
The staircase was dressed with a garland of fresh foliages and Gypsophilia
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