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We were delighted to be involved with the first wedding at a new venue – The Kings Chapel in Old Amersham!

 

We met Jenny, the bride at The Crown Inn, sister hotel to The Kings Arms and Kings Chapel only a couple of months before the wedding.  A more discerning bride you might not meet – Jenny’s attention to detail matches our own and together with Carolyn of Simply Spectacular events we developed ideas for the wedding décor at the Church in Chesham, The Crown and the Kings Arms Chapel in Amersham where the wedding breakfast and evening reception were to be held.

 

 

Jenny had chosen ice cream pastels for her flower colours and asked for David Austin roses and peonies to be included along with hydrangeas in the arrangements and bouquets.  We put together a soft mix of jade hydrangeas, ivory and pale pink roses with pink peonies and all the fabric and ribbons were mint green. 

 

           

The wedding day dawned and with three venues to decorate, the Garden Room team split into two and left for the venue with a few coffees on board to see us through the long morning!  We found some of the bridesmaids looking very relaxed at The Crown in their white towelling robes soaking up a bit of sun and located Jenny in her room where we delivethe bouquets, hair flowers and button holes. Jenny was thrilled with her bouquet and her reaction brought a tear to my eye I must say!

 

 

Meanwhile, team two were at St Mary’s Church in Chesham, a Grade 1 listed Anglican church built on the site of a Bronze Age stone circle of puddingstones. The railings leading into the church yard were decorated with organza and fresh roses.  Inside,  flower arrangements were set around storm vases and our much loved  bay trees stood at the church door dressed with roses and organza.  Open hearts of eucalyptus decorated with sprays of roses and peonies were hung from the pillars in the church.  After the ceremony, team one waited outside the church for the photos to be taken so that the arrangements and trees could be removed and brought to The Kings Arms Chapel to add to the decorations for the wedding breakfast – it was such a beautiful sunny day, perfect for a wedding and Jenny and Toby's smiles said it all...                

 

Jars filled with flowers and bound with pretty ribbons adorned the windowsills at The Crown and we tied roses to the box trees outside the entrance to welcome the guests from the church to drinks and canapés.

 

Having installed the arrangement from the church, we set about decorating the Kings Arms Chapel.  This is a new wedding venue which will be licenced for civil ceremonies in 2015.  Jenny and Toby’s wedding was the first in the newly refurbished chapel which offers a delightful and unique setting for a wedding or function.  The newly converted Chapel dates back to the  18th century and the grand pulpit, incredible domed ceiling with crowning cupola, elegant mezzanine gallery and large arched windows overlooking the sweeping countryside beyond  provides a really unique wedding venue.

 

             

 

The table centre flower arrangements were set on vases holding submerged roses and crystals and each displayed a romantic phrase etched on a wooden pick which Jenny had made herself.  A collection of glass candle holders and vases with flowers decorated the top table whilst the gallery railings pulpit and top table were draped in mint green organza with fairy lights and roses – a magical setting for a really magical wedding! 

                       

 

                              

Even the wedding cakes had been carefully thought out – Toby had proposed to Jenny on a ferris wheel so there was a yes , a ferris wheel holding cupcakes beautifully created by Jennifer Cooper at www.jenscakery.co.uk. Next to it was a larger cake made to replicate the Kings Chapel dome all in mint and ivory icing of course.

     

 

The guests dined on smoked trout, somerset pork and cider pie with white chocolate cheesecake for the ladies and salted caramel arctic roll for the men.  There is a separate bar and dance room where a band played into the evening for the very first party at The Kings Arms Chapel.  The fairy lights and candles on the windowsills in the dining room with the soft pink glow of the up lighting, created a lovely ambience for the ongoing celebrations which went on well into the early morning.  Jenny and Toby, congratulations on your first year as Mr and Mrs and thank you for involving us in your very special day.

 

 

Kind words from the Bride:-

Hi Debby

Many thanks for your email below.  A HUGE thank you once more for the wonderful, amazing and simply breath-taking flower displays that you produced for our very special day.  The photos look great on Facebook and as soon as I have the professional photos I will send those through to you. 

Many thanks and best wishes

Jenny Wilkes, May 2014

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