We were delighted to be involved with the first wedding at a new venue – The Kings Chapel in Old Amersham!
We met the bride, Jenny, at The Crown Inn (a 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. Together with Carolyn of Simply Spectacular Events, we developed ideas for the wedding décor for the three chosen venues – St Mary’s Church in Chesham, The Crown and The Kings Chapel.
Jenny chose ice cream pastels for her flower colours. She asked for David Austin roses and peonies to be included along with hydrangeas in both the arrangements and bouquets. We put together a soft mix of jade hydrangeas, ivory and pale pink roses with pink peonies. The fabric and ribbons we used were mint green.
The wedding day dawned and with three venues to decorate, The Garden Room team split into two. We left for the venue with a few coffees on board to see us through the long morning!
We found the bridesmaids looking very relaxed at The Crown in their white towelling robes, soaking up a bit of sun. Jenny was in her room, where we delivered the bouquets, hair flowers and button holes. Jenny was thrilled with her bouquet and, I must say, her reaction brought a tear to my eye!
Meanwhile, team two were at St Mary’s Church in Chesham. This was 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. Lastly, open hearts of eucalyptus decorated with sprays of roses and peonies were hung from the pillars.
The Kings Chapel
After the ceremony, team one waited outside the church for the photos to be taken. Next, the arrangements and trees were removed and brought to The Kings Chapel in order to add to the decorations for the wedding breakfast. It was such a beautiful sunny day, perfect for a wedding. Jenny and Toby’s smiles said it all…
Having installed the arrangement from the church, we set about decorating the Kings Chapel. This is a new wedding venue which will be licensed for civil ceremonies in 2015. Jenny and Toby’s wedding was the first in the newly refurbished chapel. It offers a delightful and unique setting for a wedding or function.
The Kings Chapel dates back to the 18th century. The grand pulpit, incredible domed ceiling with crowning cupola, elegant mezzanine gallery and large arched windows overlooking the sweeping countryside beyond, provide a really unique wedding venue.
The Reception Decorations
The table centre flower arrangements were set on vases holding submerged roses and crystals. Each one 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. The gallery railings, pulpit and top table were draped in mint green organza with fairy lights and roses. It was a really magical setting!
Even the wedding cakes had been carefully thought out. Toby had proposed to Jenny on a ferris wheel so – yes – there was a ferris wheel holding cupcakes, beautifully created by Jennifer Cooper. 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. Afterwards, there was white chocolate cheesecake for the ladies and salted caramel arctic roll for the men. There was a separate bar and dance room where a band played into the evening.
The fairy lights and candles on the windowsills 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!
Words of Thanks:
“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!” – Jenny Wilkes, May 2014