Monday, 20 June 2011

Pink Peony and Floating Feathers

On Friday 17th of June was the wedding of Erika and Joe. They were married at Danson House with a Marquee Reception on the grounds of the House. I first met this lovely couple in 2009 and was really pleased to be working with Erika on creating her dream wedding!

Erika's theme was hot pink and navy blue, and the flowers were to reflect a summer garden party but with a funky and modern twist...feathers!

Erika loved the blousey look of garden roses, their fullness and lots of soft petals were lovely- but we set upon peonies as they are at there best in June. She held a mass of peonies in shades of pinkl for soft blush to deep cerise speckled ones. The sweet smelling dome was softened with wisps of navy blue diamond feathers, which gave the bouquet "bounce".

The stems were bound in navy ribbon and the Bride and Grooms intials were picked out in hot pink pins.

The Bridesmaids wore navy blue satin dresses with a narrow sash of hot pink. They held smaller domes of all cerise pink peonies. Beautiful. I even made a little wand from a single stem of peony for the flower girl.

Erika wore a beautiful gown which had a detailed ruffled bodice and full skirt, finished with a blousey rose to match! Dad, Groom and the Groomsmen looked very daper to in their classic navy suits and hot pink cravats.

After delivering the Bridal flowers I set off for Danson. Unfortunatly as I arrived the sky went black and downed came the biggest raindrops ever! :(

After the ceremony, the newly weds and their guests headed out for a short walk in the grounds to the marquee.
The lovely crisp white marquee was dressed with summer blooms and dispite the rain filled the room with summery loveliness!

The vases were filled with scented lilies, more peonies, roses and blousey hydrangeas. The domes were softened navy feathers which wofted as you walked past.

A combination of tall and low displays took your eye accross the space and sat really well with the table numbers which Erika had expertly made and hung at different levels from the drapped ceiling.

Erika had paid lots of attention to every last detail and even had "E & J" table confetti hearts. The top table had a row of the lower style centrepieces running along the length of the table, with spriggs of feathers poking through the blooms.

Erika's cake was really pretty with ruffled icing and pearl like balls!

The rain poured for the rest of the day but I am sure that once inside that marquee there was a true summer party! Erika and Joe dropped me a lovely note.

Congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs Berry. X

"Nicola, Joey & I would like to thank you for your wonderful creations, they exceeded all our expectations and they all went to good homes so will be enjoyed for longer than the day itself"

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