Some of our favourite pics from this year’s spring wedding shows. We created five different designs for wedding reception table settings with both high and low arrangements to wow your guests. The most important thing is that your guests can see and talk to each other across the tables without the flowers blocking their view!
Dark Botanical : Colour palette of deep reds, peach and purples. Style: Loose and flowing
We wanted to use dark rich colours with quirky touches and lots of texture for what we imagined would be a winter wedding with lots of candlelight and moody lighting. For florals, we used the sublime ‘Red Piano’ rose with its peony-like petals and teamed it with Red Naomi roses, Apple Tea carnations, Blue Pirouette Clematis and seeded eucalyptus. Delicious!
Love Story: Colour palette: White and Greens. Style: Classic
This design was unashamedly classic with a combination of white roses, ranunculus and carnations together with eucalyptus and ivy to create a simple but stunning table centre on our tall rose-gold stand. We used white genista to add softness and a heavenly gentle scent to this design. A mirror plate, black satin ribbons to the napkins and on-trend tassels to bring the look up-to-date.
Enchanted Forest: Colour palette: Wild flower hues and hedgerow greenery. Style: Rustic
We wanted to create something whimsical and romantic with carefully foraged items from the lanes around our home and our garden. This look would suit a barn wedding in midsummer with candles and fairy lights to add sparkle when the sun goes down.
The Orangery: Colour palette: Living coral, creams and neutrals. Style: Contemporary
Sometimes its the container itself that’s my inspiration – this time a lovely brass and glass terrarium that I picked up in the January sales! It evoked memories of an orangery that we once visited at an old stately home. The warmth of the sun on the old brick walls created the perfect climate for growing peaches and pineapples in deepest Derbyshire. The florals for this design were all about the soft vanilla tones of Ranunculus ‘Butterfly Ariadne’ – a really ethereal flower. I added a vintage rose called ‘Wild Looks’ and one of my favourite flowers – the undervalued Carnation ‘Caramelo’. Lots of Asparagus Fern completed the glass-house feel.
Pink Gin Garden: Colour palette: Hot and blush pinks with eucalyptus grey-green. Style: Boho
My inspiration came from the pink stems of early season rhubarb and a rather delicious rhubarb and ginger gin that I enjoyed with my friend Jo. I combined mixed pink tulips in a large contemporary glass vase with mini pots of fresh herbs in vintage silver rose bowls. The combination of glass and silver with the pinks created a fresh springtime vibe perfect for a smart hotel or marquee reception. Bang-on trend acrylic menu by talented stationery designer Lucy Finch.