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.
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!
Thank you Catherine and Phil for allowing me to be a part of your special day!
Another stunner!! Cool ice blue and white flowers for Catherine and David’s July wedding last summer. They weren’t to know it…but…the day turned out to be an absolute scorcher!! The flowers lent a cool elegance to the whole day.The day started early, with the delivery of bouquets to Catherine, spending the morning at her mum’s home in Mapperley. Ashleigh Turner was already there, when I arrived, creating a fabulous, soft ‘up do’ for the beautiful, happy and relaxed bride.Then…a short drive in to Nottingham City Centre where David, was eagerly awaiting the delivery of the buttonholes at the St. James’s Hotel, before he and his men took a leisurely walk up to the magnificent Cathedral of St. Barnabas.
Finally, a picturesque drive over to the little village of Sutton Bonington to dress Sutton Bonington Hall, another new and undiscovered venue for me. The Hall, a Grade 2 Queen Anne Country property, sits in the heart of this quaint village surrounded by a superb landscaped garden (ideal for those all important photo opportunities). Just the perfect choice for this lovely couple.Catherine wore a beautiful Ronald Joyce dress from 7th Heaven Bridal and carried a stunning bouquet of white and ice blue cottage garden flowers.Centrepieces of pure white blowsy Hydrangeas in large glass cubes, were all that were needed to add a simple elegant statement to the wedding breakfast.Thank you to Mr and Mrs Cawley, J.S.Coates and Roo Stain for sharing stunning images of a most memorable day.
For more beautiful memories of the day pop over here and here.
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.
- Kathryn Edwards Photography
Huge Congratulations to you both!!
To see more of this lovely couple’s day and an emotional video pop over here
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.
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).
Kirsty and her mum had meticulously scoured, vintage fairs and antique markets, in the months running up to the wedding, to find the perfect vintage glassware to dress the tables in the marquee. All that was needed to complete the look were a few perfect white blooms.A large and flowing centrepiece took centre stage on the ceremony table for the duration of the wedding service, before being moved to take pride of place on the top table for the wedding breakfast.
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.
Martin and his groomsmen looked very dapper in their Moss Bros suits, with simple white buttonholes. Each buttonhole included a delicate mix of flowers ‘taken’ from the bridal bouquet, which were finished with natural twine.
Wow! I’ve been dying to share these fabulous images with you.
Jo at soar photo has really captured the fun loving, happy, spirit of this great couple.
Roz and Jamie were married at The Nottingham Council House back in May. Roz looked amazing in her 1950’s inspired dress, (I’m loving the blue corset)! Jamie looked very dapper in a navy blue suit and floral cravat. They look as if they’ve just stepped out of an old movie! Beautiful.
Bright Orange Gerbera, paired with beautiful red roses made for an eye catching bridal bouquet.
After the ceremony and a photo call in the Arboretum, the happy couple and their guests boarded a big red ‘vintage’ bus to travel to The Brit club for a ‘rave of a celebration!!