The styling for J & S’s wedding was focused on seasonal June-time blooms, predominantly British grown and loosely arranged to give elegant features and detail to their day.  Family and place were really important to J & S.  Living in London but with the groom’s family connection to Bigbury they were married at St Lawrence’s Church, Bigbury with the reception at Mount Folly Farm overlooking the River Avon estuary, Bantham and Bigbury.

      We loved creating an unstructured ‘frothy ramble’ above the entrance to the church, using dried flowers, wild roses and lots of foliage.  Inside we included cow parsley, beech and other summer leaves, to sprawl around the window ledges.  The pew ends, flowing altar display and two feature urns were dressed with more seasonal foliage and British flowers – garden roses, sweet peas, stocks, herbs, trailing sweet peas, summer jasmine.  All of the flower displays were ‘foam-free’ and as such were made using environmentally responsible and resusable mechanics.

      In the elegant cliff-top marquee, we styled the table flowers with eclectic antique candlesticks and echoed the colours of the hand-made marquee lining by using creams, antique pinks and coffee toned blooms and sage green foliage.  Each of the splendid wooden marquee poles was wrapped with loose garlands of foliage.

      For J, such a quietly demure bride, we wanted her bouquet to form part of her elegant poise rather than overwhelm her.  With the garden roses, sweet peas, astilbe, scabious and herbs we created a small, light and elegant bouquet and added summer jasmine trails and beautiful silk ribbons to give movement and flow.  This design continued through the bouquets for J’s four bridesmaids and two flower girls.  For S, the groom, and his ushers we made unique foliage and seed head buttonholes, framed with deep burgundy foliage.

      Venue: St Lawrence’s Church and Mount Folly Farm, Bigbury on Sea

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      Photographer: Jo Jo Harper

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