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A vintage country wedding – Hannah and Chris at Framilode, Gloucestershire

Posted on November 17th, 2015

It seems like an age since I was doing flowers for this lovely vintage inspired wedding at Hannah’s parents farm, and actually it was nearly 6 months ago! Shows I need to catch up on my blog posts eh?!

The setting for the wedding was truly stunning; in a traditional apple orchard right on the banks on the River Severn with beautiful views across the estuary.

wedding by the River Severn

The bride and groom made their vows in the local church, which I decorated with milk churns filled with clouds of gypsophila and little bunches of gyp along the pews; but it was the transport to and from the church which was really something special, a vintage tractor and trailer with an arch decorated with eucalyptus, gypsophila and sheaves of wheat, linking to the couples farming background.

vintage milk churns with gypsphila

gypsophila pew end

Image credit Matt Clarke

vintage tractor with floral arch

Image credit Matt Clarke

Hannah and Chris chose a subtle colour scheme of dusky pinks and taupe with lots of roses and gypsophila for a pretty vintage style, summed up in the brides bouquet which included Quicksand, Vendella and Amnesia roses along with a few freesias and gypsophila and ears of wheat for a country look.

vintage brides bouquet of roses

brides bouquet with roses and gypsophila

Image credit Matt Clarke

Hannah’s bridesmaid had a simple posy of gypsophila with a few roses dotted through it and the boys had rose and gypsophila buttonholes. I also made some dainty corsages for the mothers out of little spray roses.

rose and gypsophila bridesmaid bouquet

rose buttonhole

Image credit Matt Clarke

ladies corsage of spray roses

The reception continued the vintage theme with an afternoon tea party complete with vintage crockery and glassware. The churns of gypsophila were moved from the church to decorate the marquee and I attached a garland of eucalyptus and gypsophila spiralling down the central poles.

The tables centres were simple jams jars, filled with roses, gypsophila and wheat, placed on a log slice. The top table had a long, low arrangement in front of the newly-weds.

vintage milk churns with gypsophila

rose, gypsophila and wheat table centre

top table flower arrangement

vintage tea party wedding

table plan and garland

Besides doing the flowers of course one of my favourite things at the wedding was the hay bale bride and groom! They looked absolutely brilliant and really brought a smile to everyone’s face as they came to the reception.

hay bale bride and groom

I hope you’ve enjoyed these few images as much as I do, I’ll leave you with a few more of the flowers and of work in progress!

vintage rose table centre

vintage tea party place setting

vintage roses

unloading wedding flowers

Thanks to Hannah and Chris for sharing some of their photos from the day, taken by Matt Clarke, credits given on his images – to see more of his wedding photography please take a look at his website at www.matthew-clarke.co.uk

vintage tractor wedding transport

Image credit Matt Clarke

 

 

 

 

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