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Moving away from the country/vintage style of flowers that are so popular at the moment, Dawn asked for simple and classic calla lilies in a striking arrangement with variegated foliage and grass.  We created a bouquet that was fully wired using foliage to complement the calla lilies including steel and flexi grass threaded with pearls, sandriana tips and aspidistra leaves. 

               

Dawn’s proud and pretty daughter Zara was the chief bridesmaid and held a posy of calla lilies and freesia.

                   

The ceremony and wedding breakfast were held at The Bull Hotel, Gerrards Cross where in fact I had my own wedding many years ago. We always love doing events here as we know it so well and it brings back special memories of my own wedding and other celebrations I have held here.

          

Opened in 1688 as a coaching inn, the hotel boasts an entry in the Guiness Book of Records for the longest frontage of any coaching tavern in England, which remains largely as it was in 1688. The facilities are modern but the decor is sympathetic to the original building - leather Chesterfield sofas blend perfectly with beamed ceilings, ensuring the hotel retains its old world atmosphere and charm. Lauren and her efficient team are on hand to ensure that everything runs smoothly up to and on the day itself and in general all the staff are bright and helpful.

                                              

On to the big moment.....we were able to get a glimpse of Dawn, an absolutely radiant bride, coming down the stairs before she entered the ceremony room set up in the Bulstrode suite.  

           

The Bull offers delightful gardens, so after the ceremony and whilst the wedding party enjoyed wine and canapes in the beautiful sunshine, the photos were taken and we got busy setting up the Bulstrode suite for the wedding breakfast.  The table centres were of white gerberas, roses, antirinhum, veronica, palm leaves and grass set in martini vases placed on mirror plates with tea light glasses and scattered crystals.  A simple posy of calla lilies and freesias decorated the top of the cake

                     

Dawn had asked for candles scented with her favourite Jo Malone fragrance “pomme noir” for ladies table favours . We know a lady in Berkshire who hand makes tea light glasses in a scent (and colour) of choice – beautifully packaged.  Not only can these be used for table favours but the bigger tumblers and diffusers make perfect gifts for mum’s and special guests.  Dawn chose a larger candle for her maid of honour too and had individual tea light glasses placed around the table centres which leant a romantic summer fragrance to the room.

                          

 

                

When the day was over, a honeymoon in New York beckoned and completed the wonderful celebration of Dawn and Steve’s wedding.  We wish the happy couple all the very best for their future together in their new home - happy days and happy years Dawn and Steve, from all of us at The Garden Room.

Our special thanks and appreciation go to Sue Pix www.supix.co.uk for some of the wonderful photos she has contributed to this article.

Update:

I left the flower choice up to you as I said honestly at our first meeting I knew nothing about flowers.  After you listened to me and seeing me as an individual, you got the choice of flowers absolutely perfect.  So many of our guests commented on how beautiful our flowers were.  Our Wedding Breakfast Room looked amazing and my bouquet went perfectly with my dress.

 Thank you once again,

Dawn and Steve

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