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A Magical Matara wedding in the Cotswolds

Posted on August 26th, 2018

I really must get on top of blogging some more of the weddings I’ve worked on and a rainy bank holiday Sunday seems a good place to start; especially as it’s exactly a year since a magical Matara wedding I flowered up! I get to work with so many creative couples and Emma and Billy were definitely in this category with their Harry Potter inspired wedding at the Matara centre near Tetbury in the Cotswolds. This was the first time I’d flowered up a Matara wedding (and not my last, I’ve another in September!) and I was blown away by the beautiful spaces and relaxed, zen-like atmosphere of the setting which perfectly suited Emma and Billy’s relaxed, fun day.

bright brides bouquet

In hot pinks, oranges and yellows Emma’s loose, natural bouquet comprised some of the seasons best blooms including divine dahlias and stunning sunflowers, not forgetting some stunning Romantic Antique roses from the Real Flower Company. Scabiousa, clary sage, astilbe and wax flowers also featured as well as little yellow globes of craspedia – our nod to Harry Potter’s Golden Snitch! Lots of lush, textured foliages and grasses completed the floral ingredients and I finished the bouquet off with some trailing sequinned ribbon. Emma’s girls all carried a bouquet of flowers and foliages and I supplied a mix of vibrant flowers to go in their hair which just looked fab.

bridesquad hair flowers

bridesmaid Matara wedding

bride hair flowers

Matara wedding flowers

For the groom Billy I made a sunflower buttonholes with teeny pink wax flowers, craspedia and foliage, whilst his groomsmen had thistles, craspedia, wax flowers and foliages.

sunflower buttonhole

gold glitter jam jar flowers

The stunning cloistered courtyard is a truly beautiful setting for a Matara wedding with it’s Asian inspired planting and water features so needed little additional decoration. I simply lined up jars of bright blooms which Emma had glittered up and created a loose, long low arrangement to sit on the walls around the pool.

Matara wedding Cloistered Courtyard

gold glitter jam jar flowers

gold glitter jam jar flowers

Matara wedding Jenny Fleur florist

Matara wedding bride

Matara wedding florist

bride bouquet sunflowers roses

Harry Potter table plan

Matara wedding Cotswolds

Matara wedding Cotswolds

Inside the Hilarium the Harry Potter theme really came to life, with a super cool table plan and my favourite foliage “Quidditch Hoops” hung from the dome. Emma collated an eclectic mix of plants for the table centres and planted up succulents favours.

Matara hilarium wedding flowers

Matara wedding hilarium

Foliage Quidditch hoops Matara

I can’t finish this post without a shot of possibly the best cake I’ve seen – Mr & Mrs Colin the Caterpillar! And a few of the lovely couple themselves in the stunning surrounding of Matara. Happy Anniversary to Emma & Billy, it’s been great to revisit this fun Matara wedding with photo’s from Adam Drake Photography; I’m even inspired to do another blog so watch this space! In the meantime you can find more summer weddings here. Have a lovely bank holiday weekend folks. Jenny xXx

Colin the Caterpillar cake

Matara wedding florist

Matara wedding florist

Matara wedding


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