Adding a pop of brightness to your colour scheme can really pull your whole wedding together. That’s exactly what Katy and Matt went for on their orange and yellow themed wedding day.
I have known Katy since she was a little girl and her mum even longer. I always hoped to be Katy’s wedding florist one day and was so pleased when she asked. As their first anniversary has just passed, we thought we’d take a stroll through our memories of their glorious yellow wedding day. (Katy and Matt now have the lovely Alexander to complete their family – congratulations!)
The Yellow Bouquet
Katy picked sunny colours for her wedding bouquet, definitely fitting her personality. We put together ranunculus with geminis, tanecetum, bupleurum, lissianthus and veronica. This created the perfect country look Katy was going for.
Emily, Katy’s daughter, was just old enough to hold one of our wands. We make these especially for little hands and we used various ribbons to compliment the colours chosen for the wedding bouquets.
Katy and Matt’s wedding ceremony and reception was held at The Kings Chapel in Amersham. We have said much about this venue in the past and it remains a firm favourite of ours for many reasons. The staff are lovely and amazingly helpful, the venue itself is unique and you also get exclusive use of the historic chapel which dates back to the 18th century.
For the ceremony room decorations, we made a ring of flowers surrounding a glass hurricane vase and candle for use during the signing of the register. This was later moved on to the Top Table for the reception.
We also made hoops of flowers to hang from the balcony.
We used children’s gymnastic hoops covered in pipe insulation as a base!
This was a first for us, but worked really well. We then wrapped the hoops in organza ribbon, wound them with foliage and added silk gerbera flowers. This meant that they would last the whole day and the evening.Finished with a hessian bow, the hoops were tied to the balcony to show one side for the ceremony, and then flipped over to reveal the other side for the reception.
Orange gemini’s were added to similar flowers from the bouquet to create the flower bowls that stood as centrepieces. Katy’s invitations were designed by her dad as train tickets, fitting the orange and yellow colour scheme nicely, and the guest tables were named after stations.
I’m told Katy and Matt still have the tube map they used for their table plan hanging on their wall at home today – a lovely momento of the occasion.
I have created the wedding flowers for many weddings at The Kings Chapel so it was great to be a guest at last. The evening was fabulous and we danced until late enjoying some of the lovely cake that Katy’s mum had made.
Katy’s mum went on a cupcake making and decorating course to learn how to do these – great job Gill!
Words of Thanks
“The flowers for my wedding were absolutely beautiful; the bouquets, the buttonholes, the table decorations and the venue decorations! Debby could not have done more for my day and I was so grateful. Her ideas were stunning and so much more than I could have hoped. The table decorations were also done so family guests had flowers they could take home which was lovely too. We have just got the photos back and the flowers look stunning and brought a huge smile to my face!” – Katy.
Thank you Katy and Matt for sharing your special day with us. All the best to you both for a long and happy life together!
Thank you also to Jon and Michaela Photography for allowing us to use some of their images for this feature