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Rebecca and Rob

Today I get the pleasure of sharing Rebecca and Rob’s gorgeous wedding from last September.

I love a church wedding, especially when I’m asked to create a beautiful floral arch! This stunner was used to dress the entrance of the pretty village church in Epperstone. After the wedding ceremony we transferred the garland to Hazel Gap Barn where it took pride of place on the mantelpiece in this stunning venue.

Rebecca’s maids were going to be wearing dresses in a rich Raspberry shade, with this in mind we decided on a pretty colour palette of Peach, Raspberry and the softest Lilac to compliment….

As you can see the dresses changed!!

We kept the flowers the same,  and I’m sure you will all agree that the girls’ looked amazing in their gold sequins with the colourful blooms.

The simplest of cottage garden blooms in gorgeous summer hues, clear glass bottles and jars and log slices were all that were needed to make the fabulous space at Hazel Gap look stunning!

We added a few Freesia into all of the florals including the buttonholes for Rob and his men. They were an extra special request from Rebecca, in memory of a very special lady who’s favourite flower was the gorgeous scented Freesia.

Thank you Rebecca and Rob for allowing me to share your Beautiful Day, and Huge Thanks to your talented photographer for the stunning images.

Photography: Dave Golding at Golding Photography

Dress Justin Alexander from Beautiful Brides Nottingham

Shoes LK Bennett

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Cake by a Friends Auntie!! (Talented Lady)

 

Catherine and Phil

It may have been a dull and damp September day for Catherine and Phil when they wed in the village church at Farndon, but their bright blooms in shades of coral, plum and purple, certainly added a splash of colour to the day.

Catherine wanted to incorporate Dahlias throughout all of the bouquets and floral arrangements in memory of her dear Grandad. He used to grow them in abundance in his garden. They are such a lovely flower to use, with their vibrant  and intense colour they certainly add a wow, to any arrangement.

The whole day was beautifully captured by Nottinghamshire photographer Chris Snowden. Thank you Chris for your permission to share these lovely images.

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The Boathouse  (another fabulous Nottinghamshire venue), sits peacefully by the side of the River Trent,  it looked amazing dressed in all of the colourful blooms. We used several small cocktail glasses , full of beautiful flowers, along the length of each guest table, to form bright and stunning floral centrepieces.

How lucky were the wedding guests? Two stunning cakes to choose from…both made by Catherine’s very talented mum!

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Thank you Catherine and Phil for allowing me to be a part of your special day!

Rosanna and Steven

The beautiful and quaint Country Cottage Hotel in Ruddington was the ideal setting for Rosanna and Steven’s relaxed wedding celebrations in July.

Stunning memories of their special day, beautifully captured by the very talented Kathryn Edwards, Thank you!

This fabulous, fun loving couple wanted to ‘bring the outside in’, as a reflection of their love of the great outdoors and to echo the secluded garden that nestles behind The Country Cottage Hotel. Enamel jugs and jam jars all dressed with lace, and full to overflowing with pretty delicate blooms, certainly brought an essence of the quintessential summer garden to the celebrations.

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The bride wore a beautiful Kenneth Winston lace gown from Dream Wedding Dress in Nottingham and Nicola Hodgkinson created the perfect finishing look for Rosanna with a relaxed ‘up do’ and natural make up. Gorgeous! (Stephen was blown away when he saw his beautiful bride, you can see his very emotional reaction here…..just lovely!)

Rosanna carried a hand tied bouquet of summer blooms with her maids’ carrying simple, single stems of blowsy Hydrangea.

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Huge Congratulations to you both!!
To see more of this lovely couple’s day and an emotional video pop over here.

Kirsty and Martin

The last time I visited Cockliffe Country House Hotel it was in deep mid winter, so it was a joy to return in the height of the summer. It’s always great to see the changing face of a venue during the different seasons. Cockliffe is a real gem. Reminiscent of a French Chateaux, this 17th Century former farmhouse sits in secluded splendour, at the end of a shady, wooded lane, far away from the hustle and bustle of life! A perfect choice for Kirsty and Martin’s relaxed summer wedding.wedding-nottingham-robertsail-8

The eve of the wedding was a late finish for me, forty white roses were suspended from the beams in the old barn ready for the following day’s celebrations.  These had been a last minute request from Kirsty, to give her wedding a unique look. They certainly did, as these photos show! I must admit I was thrilled to see Robert from Robert Sale Photography when I arrived early on the morning of the wedding…I just knew I would get some fantastic images from him to share with you. (We have worked together on a number of weddings and he never fails to impress).

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Kirsty wore a beautiful Maggie Sottero beaded gown, and carried a mix of beautiful summer blooms. Perfect, blowsy and scented ‘Alabaster’ garden Roses, Astrantia, Astilbe and Scabiosa were teamed with the ‘flower of the moment’..Dahlia.

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Melissa and Anthony

Another beautiful wedding to share with you today.

This was an extra special wedding, simply, because Melissa, is the lovely daughter of a friend of mine. Melissa married Anthony, at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Hucknall on July 2nd and celebrated afterwards with family and friends at Linby and Papplewick Village Hall.

Melissa arrived at the church in true fairy tale style. The horse drawn glass coach, pulled by two majestic white shire horses, made a for a fabulous sight as it travelled through the streets to it’s destination.

The bride wore a beautiful dress from James Bride in Nottingham and carried a pretty, hand tied bouquet of roses, berries and foliage. The bouquets and centrepieces were all in a soft palette of lilac, blush pink and Ivory to co ordinate with the pale lilac of the maids’ full length dresses….and….let’s not forget the lovely flower girl, dressed in white, she carried a hand made flower wand to compliment the bouquets.

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Melissa, along with family and friends had been extremely busy on the eve of the wedding, transforming The Village Hall in readiness for the wedding celebrations.

The hall looked fabulous when I arrived on the big day to deliver the tall centrepieces. Each table was dressed with a large martini glass full to overflowing with blooms and pearls. Large mirror tiles and tealights in ‘vintage’ silverware finished them all off to perfection.

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Congratulations and Best Wishes to the new Mr and Mrs Roberts!!

Images : In the frame photography