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As the season for anemones comes to a close, we look back to last October where we were fortunate to find these flowers just in time for Lucy and Ben's wedding.......

Lucy’s initial consultation with us was probably the easiest we’ve ever had – here was a bride who not only knew exactly what she wanted but had it all listed out and took detailed notes of the ideas we discussed.  Then, once we’d emailed over a rough costing for the main elements of her wedding flowers, Lucy  came straight back and booked us immediately.

We weren’t sure whether we would be able to come up with the anemones Lucy wanted for her bouquets as out of season, these flowers can be disappointing.  Nearer the time of the wedding, we looked for anenomes at the market to see what the quality was like which is not easy to establish as they come in tightly closed and can open to present raggedy, discoloured petals.  Anenomes were Lucy’s favourite so not wanting to dissapoint, we went for it and ordered some in nurturing them open in the warmth of our sun room.  We had enough nice ones to use in the bouquets and Lucy was delighted.

    

Together with the darker blue thistle and brighter blue delphinium, we created bouquets that coordinated beautifully with the navy of the bridesmaids dresses.

    

Lucy and Ben were married in Our Lady Help of Christians church in Rickmansworth.  Here we used white and cream flowers to decorate and then made our way to The Grimsdyke Hall in Harrow where the reception was to be held.  An imposing country house built in the 19th century and set within 40 acres of stunning gardens and woodland.  The Music Room is an impressive suite on the first floor, complete with an outstanding feature fireplace, minstrel gallery and high ceilings so the rustic urns we used for the table centre pieces worked beautifully.  We tied the table napkins with delphinium blue ribbon to brighten and lift the decor and the chair sashes were white and champagne.  We decorated the cake tiers with garlands of roses, thistle and delphinium heads – this is a great way to dress a plainer cake.

   

In the bar we used organza runners on the coffee tables in the lounge and set vintage stem vases to hold the flowers sprays that we had used to decorate the pew ends in the church.  In the bar led tea lights in small sweetie jars leant a warm glow whilst vases of flowers dressed the reception area and the landing leading into the wedding breakfast room.

    

It was a great pleasure to be involved in Lucy and Ben’s wedding and we were delighted to receive a pretty thank you card before the honeymoon was even over – that’s Lucy’s efficiency for you!  Our very best wishes go to Lucy and Ben for the year ahead and also the years to come. 

 

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