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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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