To Syon Park for this glorious spring wedding. Jaclyn came to us with a brief centred on neutral, soft colours: Soft pinks, ivory and clean white. Such delicate colours were perfect for the time of year – April – as we were able to work with in-season favourites including white and pink Sweet Peas, Lilac, soft pink Astilbe and Snowdrops.
For the wild flower feel for Jaclyn’s bouquet, we used a Hayford & Rhodes signature flower, the Hydrangea, amongst white Viburnum, white O’Hara roses and champagne ivory Vendella roses; soft pink Peony, Jasmine and white Dicentra, with depth from lush, dark green foliage.
This theme was continued into the reception, where tall, graceful table centres of soft spring foliage, lime green viburnum and flowering spirea created a ‘wow’ factor. Loose hand-tied displays of Hydrangeas, peonies, sweet peas, roses and foliage in low, clear glass bowls adorned the tables around the base of the tall vases. A mix of bottles and bud vases scattered throughout with single-flower displays allowed the unique beauty of each individual flower to be appreciated.
When working with such delicate flowers such as snowdrops and sweet peas, and with such soft tones, the beauty is in the simplicity of the design and the final arrangement around the venue. Using real-flame votive candles and tea lights finished off the look with a gentle, warming glow.
Lara loved the foliage trend of 2017, so we went to town with greenery in the conservatory centrepieces. The Glass Conservatory at Syon Park is renowned for the natural light filtering through the famous glass dome, against the minimalist white interior. Flowers too bright would overwhelm the venue, and if too minimalist, would get lost. Our challenge was to get the soft tone of the florals just right, and the Bride and Groom, Jaclyn and George, were delighted with our involvement in their beautiful wedding day.
Photos by Will Patrick Photography
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