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A Country Village Affair…….. (Part II)

11 Aug

A few weeks ago, we blogged about a fab country village wedding in Shere set deep in the Surrey Hills countryside – and we are now lucky enough to share some of the official wedding photographs with you courtesy of our lovely Bride and Groom, Lucy and Steve and their fab photographer, Kathryn Lacey.

Freestyle country garden bridal bouquet - of white roses, white hydrangea, chamomile, rosemary, fountain grass and white scabious.

Freestyle country garden bridal bouquet - of white roses, white hydrangea, chamomile, rosemary, fountain grass, white scabious and ivy. Copyright of Floral Accents - http://www.floral-accents.co.uk

Country garden bridal bouquet and bridesmaid posies of gypsophila

Lucy and her bridemaids at home before departing for the church - all looking beautiful! Copyright of Floral Accents - http://www.floral-accents.co.uk

Church ceremony flowers

You may now kiss the Bride - awwwh! Copyright of Floral Accents - http://www.floral-accents.co.uk

Bride and Groom standing underneath the foliage and gypsophila garland surrounding the church door

Stealing another kiss - this time underneath the foliage and gypsophila garland surrounding the church door. Copyright of Floral Accents - http://www.floral-accents.co.uk

Table centres - glass jars filled with a variety of white and green flowers

Cute, rustic table centres - glass jam jars filled with a selection of white and green flowers to match the colour scheme. Copyright of Floral Accents - http://www.floral-accents.co.uk

Bride and Groom - just married!

The happy couple! Copyright of Floral Accents - http://www.floral-accents.co.uk

Close-up of the bridal bouquet

Bridal bouquet detail - white scabious, chamomile, fountain grass, Akito roses, white hydrangea, rosemary and ivy. Copyright of Floral Accents - http://www.floral-accents.co.uk

Many congratulations to Lucy and Steve – you both looked absolutely gorgeous.  Good luck for future and stay in touch! xx
 
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A Country Village Affair……. (Part I)

2 Aug

Well, a country village wedding to be more precise – in a beautiful archetypal English village in the depths of the stunning Surrey countryside – but the whole village pitched in to help in the wedding preparations of local girl, Lucy and her fiancé Steve.   Shere – famed for its appearances in many a Hollywood film (e.g. The Holiday, Bridget Jones, The Wedding Date) – set the scene for this July wedding.

Table plan decorated with gypsophila

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As the wedding reception was being held in a marquee in her Mum’s garden, Lucy wanted a country-garden look – and asked us to source the flowers from British growers as far as possible.  So with this in mind, we designed Lucy a freestyle bouquet of white roses, white hydrangea, chamomile, fountain grass and white scabious – accompanied with rosemary and hoops of variegated ivy.  We kept the stems unbound and slightly longer than usual to add to the “just picked out of the garden” look that Lucy wanted.  Informal, relaxed, but still gorgeous.

Freestyle "just picked" garden flower bouquet

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Lucy also wanted to incorporate gypsophila (also known as baby’s breath) into the wedding celebrations – and as it’s one of her Mum’s favourite flowers, this was really important to her.  So we created posies of gypsophila for her three bridesmaids to carry – a modern yet pretty twist on a flower often used as a “filler” – simply tied with a white chiffon ribbon and bow………..

Bridemaid bouquet - fluffy mounds of gypsophila

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…..and even incorporated a little accent of it in the scabious corsages for the ladies which pleased her Mum who wore hers to decorate her small handbag.

Ladies corsages of white scabious with a small accent of gypsophila

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Although the couple were having a traditional church ceremony, Lucy was keen not to have the traditional, formal look of pedestal arrangements for the church.  So instead, we used very tall galvanised metal buckets which we placed on some freestanding plinths…..

Galvanised metal buckets of white hydrangeas, snapdragons, Akito roses, fountain grass and assorted foliage

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…and created simple pew ends of assorted foliage and gypsophila tied with pretty mint green chiffon ribbon (which doubled up as marquee garlands around in the inside of the tent after the ceremony, tied simply with more trailing mint chiffon ribbon)…….

Rustic gypsophila and foliage pew ends - tied with a mint chiffon ribbon

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….and decorated the entrance of the church with a foliage and gypsophila garland framing the church door.

Foliage and gypsophila garland framing the church door

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Detail of the foliage and gypsophila galand around the church door

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The country garden theme continued into the wedding breakfast – with simple glass jam jars decorated with a band of mint green ribbon (and hats off to Lucy for patiently sticking these on!!) filled with a selection of garden flowers.  These pretty jars of roses, hydrangea, scabious, rosemary, fountain grass, chamomile and gypsophila were arranged in a circle on each table with a scattering of table crystals………….

Rustic jam jars filled with gypsophila, chamomile, scabious, rosemary, fountain grass, roses and hydrangea

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and were re-distributed the morning after the wedding by Lucy and her Mum to all the neighbours who’d helped make the day so special.  A sweet little “thank-you” left on various doorsteps around the village – which we thought was a lovely touch indeed for what was a truly inclusive country village wedding!

Garden flowers in jam jars decorate a marquee table

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Part II of this blog post – with photos of the Bride and Groom – might also be of interest.  Click on “A Country Village Affair….(Part II).

Stunning Bridal Gowns, Beautiful Wedding Flowers & Much More At Our Bridal Showcase Event

5 Jun

Early May heralded our regular Bridal Showcase with some of our key local “partners in crime” in the wedding industry.  Floral Accents, Grace of Wescott Bridal Boutique, Wedding Hair by Leanne and Simon J Pope Photography all got together and laid on an event for our Brides-to-Be and their partners (and Mums).  Stunning bridal gowns, pretty accessories, jewellery and shoes were all showcased by our gorgeous models – along with different wedding hair styles and bridal bouquets – and we were all there to offer our expert advice and help.  Take a look at some shots of the event captured by www.simonjpope.co.uk (thanks Simon!).

A Royal Wedding Romp!

3 May

In the true spirit of celebrating the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton last Friday, our lovely friends at Grace Bridal Boutique in Wescott, Surrey ( www.graceofwescott.com ), decided to take the bull by the horns and go in search of their own “Prince William”.

I suspect that there were a few surprised faces when three gorgeous models walked into some of the pubs and garden parties dressed in stunning bridal gowns complete with veils, tiaras and bridal bouquets……

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….but all seemed to enjoy it!   So much so, that Barbara even pulled a pint for a lucky gentleman…….

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…..and one passer-by actually took a photo for his own album!

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Leanne did a fantastic job with the model’s hair ( www.weddinghairbyleanne.co.uk ), we of course, provided the lovely pastel coloured bridal bouquets ( www.floral-accents.co.uk ), and  Simon, as always, took some great photos of the jaunt around Surrey ( www.simonjpope.co.uk ).

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But sadly, I’m not sure that the girls found what they were looking for as Prince William and Prince Harry were a little preoccupied in Westminster Abbey – so they borrowed a bike……..

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and cycled home alone instead.   Oh well – always next time girls!

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AN INVITE TO OUR BRIDAL SHOWCASE EVENT – 8 MAY.  Not found your dream dress, unsure about the flowers for your bouquet and venue, need inspiration about what hair style to have for your wedding, or confused about the different wedding photo options?  Come along to our informal and relaxed Bridal Showcase on 8 May between 12-4pm and meet us all over a glass of bubbly.  We’d be delighted to hear all about your wedding plans and to offer you advice on achieving your dream wedding.  Please see the Floral Accents website – www.floral-accents.co.uk – for more information and to RSVP.

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