Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Summer Garden at Coombe Bank

July 10th was the Wedding of Emma and Hieu at Coombe Bank School in Sevenoaks. Emma had choosen a gorgeous colour scheme in a smokey plum, with hazy lilacs and cream. The overall look has to suit the venue and relect the summer garden flowers in season.

Emma's Bouquet was a scented hand tie of ivory roses, a combination of coolwater and memory lane roses, freesias all mixed up with garden herbs and foliage- Divine!

The Bridesmaids wore Orchid by Dessy. In a matt chiffon fabric. I wanted to pick up on the colour but reflect the dusky matt look of the dresses. I used a similar combination as Emma's but introduced plum sweet peas which went perfectly with the colours and the garden vibe.

Overall the palette was just right and created the look Emma wanted. Here she is with her lovely maids and the cutest flower girl!

As I arrived at the Venue, it was really hot already and it looked as though the sun was going to be out for the big day. Every inch of the gorgeous venue had been touched by Emma and her theme, from the main entrance porch, through to the personal post box and garlands down the stair case- she had it covered perfectly.

On the main door, was Emma' s flower indulgance- a lovely flowered heart, filled with all the flowers from the theme. What a welcome and it looked amazing on the black door.

I also arranged a summer display in a vintage urn which was in the main entrance hall. The colours complimented the surroundings perfectly. Here was also a lovely touch of rose petal confetti for the guests to take.

The Ceremony took place in the Chapel. A small but ornate room. A matching display was placed on a stand as a backdrop to the ceremony.

Downstairs in the main hall the 18 tables...yes 18! were arranged in a linear set up. The centrepieces were summer bunches in vases creating informal, scented summer garden show stoppers. With the last stretch of peonies of the season, stocks, roses and hydrangeas the look was created.

Emma had sourced lots of lovely bits including butterfly scatter crystals, name places, chocolate favours and sparkling butterflies which all added to the look.

" Hi Nicola, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the flowers- they were fabulous!! Totally gorgeous! I am so pleased with how how they turned out. I especially thought the table centres looked great, but it was all brilliant.

You did such an amazing job for us and everyone said how gorgeous the flowers and bouquets were, and how well they matched in with the colour scheme. The table flowers went on for a good week afterwards, so we got good use from them!!

Thanks agian for all your efforts, Hieu and I much appreciate it. xx"

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