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We did a demonstration for charity at The Garden Room and created an arrangement using submerged orchids in cylinder vases with floating candles set on a mirror plate with tea light candles and crystals.  This was much admired by Elaine who explained her son was getting married the following year and she thought her future daughter in law would love something similar for her wedding. 

Later, we met Lucy, the bride and she was very keen on orchids in glass bowls and quite a contemporary look for her reception décor.  The Crown Plaza in Marlow had been chosen for the wedding breakfast following a ceremony at St Mary’s church in Old Amersham.

After we had put together an estimate for Lucy, we liaised with Carolyn at Simply Spectacular Events who help us with room décor – Carolyn was busy looking for fabrics to make bunting for Lucy.  Really?  That can’t be Lucy’s wedding?   “I’m thinking of going with a more vintage feel”, explained Lucy “ What about bird cages?” 

So as you can see above, Lucy settled on a mix of peaches and creams for her flowers with an accent of pearls.  The astrantia is always a wedding favourite - these and the buds of lissianthus break up and soften a bouquet whilst the peonies and roses add glamour.  The bridesmaids had bouquets of creams and whites which worked beautifully against their soft neutral dresses. 

The day of the wedding dawned sunny and bright and we set off for the grooms house to deliver the buttonholes.  Scott and the boys were happy to have us pin their flowers in place (not the easiest job for the wearer) following which we set off for the reception venue.

      

The Crown Plaza based in Marlow is a modern hotel with a beautiful outlook over grounds and a lake.  The room presented a blank canvas but with Carolyn’s help from Simply Spectacular Events, underwent a “Spectacular” transformation.  With peaches and creams being the colour theme, an organza backdrop and table swagging, chair covers and lace sashes, lit hearts and fairy lights (wound round the balcony railings) were installed to create the perfect setting for Lucy and Scott's reception. 

Our flower arrangements using roses, spray roses, lissianthus and string pearls set in bird cages with larger cages and tea lights for the top table added to the romantic feel and candles in “sweetie jars” were placed in the bar along with illuminated blossom trees.  Illumination is something that is often overlooked but is a very important part of the wedding décor, creating an atmosphere for the evening celebrations.  Lucy provided iced biscuits on each table setting to serve as name cards and favours, a nice touch! We finished with rose petals and napkins tied with ribbons and then retreated happily for a well earned coffee!

      

When we arrived the following morning to take down the decorations we saw Lucy and Scott who were just about to set off for their honeymoon in Florida.  They and the guests had enjoyed quite a party it seemed and Lucy, Scott and her family were thrilled with our contribution to their special day.

The photos tell the story and we’d like to thank Dave Crump for some of the images. 

Very best wishes to Lucy and Scott for your future together and thank you for involving us in your very special day. 

Kind words from the bride:

Hey Debby,

Just a note to say a big thank you for our gorgeous wedding flowers on Saturday!

 They were beautiful & exactly as I imagined! The table flowers were beautiful as well! 

I know I saw you briefly yesterday but didn't get a chance to see you before you left, so thankyou so much for providing the most beautiful flowers for our wedding & for being so helpful to me these last few months of planning!

Lucy

Update:

 We nearly forgot to include a picture of thecake with the wonderful decoration on top which was created by Lucy's dad Richard - these figurines are replicas of Lucy and Scott made out of modelling clay, what a great keepsake!  The scrumptious cake of plain, chocolate, lemon and fruit was made by Katie Defrates from Little Cow Creative Cakes www.littlecowcreativecakes.co.uk


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