When approached by Erin and Brooks to work with them on their wedding Miranda was not sure what to expect – a fashion/homewares designer and restaurateur/cocktail-entrepreneur couple from South Carolina marrying in the U.K. It was with great delight that she received Erin’s thoughts on flowers and styling: “I love very natural, asymmetrical arrangements…that appear looser rather than tighter”.
The Style and Vessels
Over the coming months Erin and Miranda shared their love of free flowing, naturally styled flowers in muted antique colours. Miranda added to our eclectic collection of candlesticks and collated a mix of old pewter, tin, ceramic and enamelware vessels by scouring antique shops and reclamation barns – much to Erin’s delight (“I saw the images of the vessels you have collected and they are PERFECT! Thank you so much for your beautiful curation”).
The blooms were seasonal English country garden flowers, blousy and soft, with lots of flowing foliage. To fit Erin’s style Miranda focused on using a variety of garden roses. Other focals included dahlias, hydrangea, delphiniums and stocks and the lovely soft fluffy, summery look was achieved with astrantia, dried nigella seed heads, wild carrot, astilbe and summer jasmine. For the loose and free flowing style, we used a variety of different seasonal foliage.
The final natural and rustic touches were covered by using interesting accents of apricots, cherries and blackberries – mostly on the bare wood trestle tables for the feasting.
For Erin and her bridesmaids we made garden-gathered style bouquets, finished with soft naturally-dyed silk ribbon from Lancaster & Cornish. The flower girl wore a simple head circlet of greenery and White Majolica roses and carried a basket of real dried rose petals. Brooks, his men and pageboys had buttonholes of spray roses and soft foliage.