Nicola and Luke

Nicola and Luke travelled to Thailand to tie the knot. On their return to the U.K they threw a big party for all of their friends and family who couldn’t be with them, in celebration of their new married status as ‘Mr and Mrs North’.

The Carriage Hall was dressed with blooms that reflected an English Country Garden feel but, that also gave a ‘nod’ to the couple’s destination wedding . An ‘East meets West’ vibe.

Nicola loved the idea of bright, vibrant colours her wish was for blooms in hot pink, orange and zesty lime.

Roses in orange and coral, Orchids in yellow and lime green, exotic, hot pink Gloriosa and trailing Amaranths  were used to stunning effect in tall candelabra centrepieces.

Huge ‘Thank you’ to Helen at helenkingphotography for the beautiful images….Gorgeous!

Angela and James

It’s turned rather cold outside, and we’re already halfway through November! Christmas is fast approaching…it seems way too soon! Just where has the time gone?

Wedding season is all but over here at Akito, only two more weddings to go. The last one being on New Year’s Eve. So now is the ideal time for me to look back and share another fabulous wedding from the summer. A real stunner!

The Old Vicarage Boutique Hotel, in the Cathedral village of Southwell, for Angela and James’ intimate marriage, celebrating with close family and friends, on a glorious summer day in July.

James has been one of only a handful of grooms’ that had a clear idea of how he wanted his buttonhole to look. Not a traditional single bloom with foliage, but a textural mix of succulents, foliage and berries with the smallest touch of white to tie in with Angela’s modern bouquet.

And wow! what a bouquet? We were so lucky to get Angela’s dream blooms…White peonies, (we were so close to the end of their season), they looked amazing teamed with large, white protea, succulents and eucalyptus……Gorgeous!!


Angela, looking happy and relaxed with her girls’ before the big entrace.

Loving the look on everyone’s face in this great picture, a proud dad and a special moment between bride and groom, on the verge of becoming man and wife. Beautiful images, Melissa


Credit were credit is due….Mr and Mrs Lambert would like to say a huge thank you to the fabulous suppliers who helped with turning their dreams into a truly magical day!

Images: Melissa Maloo

Dress: Morilee by Madeline Gardner

Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Cakes: Ganache Cake House Edwinstowe and Pauline (James’ mum)

Suits: French Connection

Make up: Caroline Kent

Hair: Helen Sutcliffe

Band/DJ: @nickkeenofficial


Rhiann and Steve

Today’s wedding sees a return to the beautiful setting of Holme Pierrepont Hall for the wedding of Rhiann and Steve. Such a fabulous wedding venue, with amazing gardens, perfect for a festival style wedding complete with a tepee and outdoor bar!

Rhiann and Steve were a real pleasure to work alongside, so relaxed and laid back regarding their flower choice. The only proviso was for a ‘cottage garden’ look, using blooms in purple hues…and ”definitely…a few daisies, please”. (Such a joy for any florist to hear).

The ceremony and wedding breakfast were held in the historic long gallery, which looked fabulous dressed with rustic stoneware jugs, bursting with a perfect mix of purple and lilac blooms.Family and friends enjoyed a delicious wedding breakfast, provided by Saffron Catering, before retiring outside to the tepee and the picturesque grounds for a fun filled evening of celebrations.

All of the centrepieces and the two large urn arrangements from the staircase were transferred across the lawn, after the ceremony to dress the long wooden tables inside the tepee, for the evening guests to enjoy.

I hope you enjoy looking in on Mr and Mrs Shepperson’s Big Day, as much as I have. Great memories captured so beautifully by wedding photographer John


Rhiann’s beautiful, cascading, bouquet included Rose, Scabiosa, Lisianthus,Clematis and Daisies.


The gorgeous, three tier stacked cake by The Ruddington Cake Company was dressed with pretty fresh flowers.

Congratulations and Best Wishes to Mr and Mrs Shepperson, huge Thank you for sharing your day with us!

And last but not least Mr and Mrs Shepperson have asked me to pass on their ‘Huge Thanks’ to all of the brilliant suppliers who helped make their day so special.

“You all did a Top Job” – Steve

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Pip and Richard

Pip and Richard’s wedding certainly had a really glamorous ‘red carpet’ feel to the day!!  A black and white theme with added ‘Glitz’ with a fabulous alternative colour scheme ( a total change from vintage dusky pinks)… that I loved!! The wedding took place at the majestic Southwell Minster with celebrations afterwards at  Langar Hall.

Phillipa was looking for quite a formal, traditional wedding ceremony at The Minster, and her flower choice here was simple, understated and elegant white freesia, for both her and her maids. I’m sure you’ll all agree they look super.

Thank you Sarah at Mirror Imaging for these stunning photos.

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Lexy and Chris

After a busy summer here at Akito, and a lapse in sharing beautiful wedding memories with you, I’m now back on it…and looking forward to bringing you some gorgeous images of the lovely couples and fabulous weddings I’ve had the privelige to be a part of this year. Starting with my first couple of the season…..Thank you to Ben at hba photography for the stunning images.

Lexy and Chris held their wedding in the beautiful, intimate surroundings of the Old Vicarage Boutique Hotel in Southwell on a glorious sunny day in March. A day, which to be honest, felt more like mid summer!

The floral dream: A colour palette of blush, peach and ivory for Lexy and her maid, ”baby’s breath” for the cutest flower girl, Mia and simple, pretty understated table centrepieces and chair ends for the ceremony and wedding breakfast.

The recipe for Lexy’s romantic bouquet included the most exquisite, scented, ‘Juliet’, David Austin roses, delicious, pale blush Ranunculus, pink hypericum berries, lisianthus and a sprinkle of Gypsophila.



And last but not least an extra special buttonhole for the ‘Man of the day’, groom, Chris…rockin’ the look!

Just a few little mentions to some of the amazing suppliers for helping in creating such a magical day for Lexy and Chris….”Thank you guys, we couldn’t have done it without your help and support”………….

images: hba photography, Venue: The Old Vicarage Boutique, Bridal shoes :Irregular Choice, Hair and Makeup: Saskia and Beau Bridal, Dress: Allure Bride, Mia (flower girl) Monsoon, Groom’s ring: Jewelery by Johan, Bride’s ring: Bristol and Bragg.