The Most Magical & Magnificent Lake District Wedding Day for Sarah & Luke at St Martin's Church Bowness & The Belsfield Laura Ashley Hotel

So massive congratulations to these two beautiful people, Sarah & Luke. I feel it's important to prepare you for this gargantuan post, filled to bursting as it is with the most glorious fresh summer flowers. As many of you lovely readers will know I am appalling at editing and post far too many beautiful flower pics, this particular post takes that to a whole other level.
I make no apology as this post is a labour of love, it celebrates the stupendous wedding of the lovely Sarah and her Luke, we've known Sarah since she was about 5 years old, her lovely Mum Sue & fabulous Dad Mike are some of our oldest friends, so what a huge privilege and honour it was to not only create beautiful flowers but to be there to see these two tie the knot surrounded by floral splendour!!xxxx
Now Sarah & Luke live in Dubai so we arranged appointments for during her home visits and enjoyed many a long distance conversation. It really was a joy to see her face when I presented her with her sample wedding bouquet, we'd used a collection of Peonies including "Sarah Bernhardt" to honour our Bride's name
We really enjoyed creating the samples, it's the most magical bit, getting creative and coming up with ideas and solutions to ensure the flowers on the actual wedding day are beyond perfect...
We made magnificent FD Flowers Bombs of Roses, Peonies, Dahlias and great plumes of Phalaenopsis Orchids
Exquisite narrow table designs for the long trestle tables
Sue & I
Beautiful Ideas for the flowers around the door arch

We were looking forward to working alongside a stellar cast of the great and the good of the Wedding Industry, Sarah & Luke had hired the best of the best to look after all of their wedding dreams...

Bridal Gown from : Love Bridal
Bridal Gown Designer: Sarah Seven designer of the skirt, Corinne from Love Bridal made the tops for both day and evening.
Veil : Full Length from Love Bridal
Shoes: Jimmy Choo sparkly dusty ice
Hair Designer: Bridal hair by Sam Gateley
Bridesmaids Gowns by Maids to Measure

Make Up Artist: Leanne Jackson mua
Mother of the Bride's Outfit; Nigel Rayment
Photographer: James Jebson please note all of these amateur haphazard images are by us
Videographer: Tom Harrington Films
Cake Maker: Pink Frosting Cake Company
Stationery: Silk Beau
Church Entertainments: Gospel Choir 4 Weddings
Night Entertainment: Six 15 Tom Da Lips and Jordan Murphy DJ and Percussion

At long last the big day arrived, we were over at The Belsfield bright and early to present the Bridal Bouquets to Sarah and her beautiful Bridesmaids
Although it was a little squished we managed to show everyone how to carry their bouquets

Sue's Handbag dressed with a corsage of Rose buds, Sweet Peas, Astilbe, Hydrangea florets and silver grey foliages and berries
Renske was up the ladders dressing the arch over the door at St Martin's Church

The Boutonnieres were all lined up ready for us to pin them on the Groom's Men

The seriously special Boutonniere we created for Bride Groom Luke included England Rugby Red Rose Lapel Pin

The Usher Boutonnieres were smaller simpler versions of the Groom's Boutonniere

Luke was firstto have his boutonniere pinned to his lapel

Best Man Daniel

The door arch was just luscious with fresh Peonies, Larkspur, Asilbe,  Dille, Dahlias, Roses, Hydrangeas and dripping with fresh Phalaenopsis Orchids

Inside this iconic Church we'd set the scene for the wedding ceremony with some dramatic and voluptuous urns filled to overflowing with floral heavenliness

Exquisite Meijer & David Austin Roses, Peonies, Cafe Au Lait Dahlias, Larkspur, Delphiniums, Hydrangeas, Stocks, Jasmine, Spirea and great plumes of Phalaenopsis Orchids

The beautiful Groom's Mum Michele her ensemble completed with a beautiful wrist corsages
Exquisite wrist corsage for the groom's mum

Bride's Mum Sue looking super glamorous with the Bride's equally glam Grandma Margaret 

Here come the girls...
The beautiful Bridesmaids started to arrive they were carrying relaxed posy shaped bouquets of Peonies, Roses, Astilbe, Sweet Peas, Dahlias  and sweet scented herbs

The Bridesmaid's were all wearing fresh flowers in their hair

Alex looked absolutely beautiful

Our breathtakingly beautiful Bride Sarah 

Sarah with her super proud Dad the lovely Mike

Sarah's Wedding Bouquet was magnificent it included the most glorious collection of English Summer garden blooms fresh Jasmine, Peonies, David Austin Roses, Sweet Peas and Astilbe

Ginormous Congratulations to Luke & Sarah from all of  the team here at Flower Design

The huge basket of fresh Rose Petals

The very lovely Diane & Jodie

The fabulous Gospel Choir

The celebrations moved on to the gardens of The Belsfield

The floral seating plan was really quite stupendous the graphic designer was the lovely Ellie from Silk Beau

Inside the dining room at The Belsfield the most magical atmosphere was created with a profusion of fresh flowers
Our most majestically tall and elegant Fd Flower Bombs looked absolutely perfect 

The top table was spread across three tables each one dressed with fresh flowers cascading from the tables, the ledge behind was draped with garlands of fresh flowers and foliages

Our floral card collector

Some of long trestle style tables were dressed with long swathes of fresh flowers illuminated by floating candles

The small booth tables around the edge of the room were dressed with collections of posies and candles

Mike's speech was quite simply sublime

We'd set up for their evening reception with fresh flowers dressing all of the lounges, bars and  party room ...

Massive thanks to the McKenna's and Kettlewell's we absolutely had the very best of days with you all, huge congratulations to you all xxxx


Susan said…
Well what can I say - words just are not enough ! Everyone was blown away by the flowers Jane - still a talking point 7 months on . You Jason and the whole FD team worked tirelessly to make Sarah and Luke’s special day the absolute best it could be . This blog is amazing bringing back such happy memories we will treasure always . Thank you so much xxx

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