When I met Helen she was very keen to make sure everything was we perfect for her wedding. The flowers were a very important part of her day. Helen was holding a summer wedding at Langley Castle. She wanted the wedding to have a romantic, vintage and glamorous feel. A fairytale wedding based in a dramatic Northumberland castle.
The location of Langley Castle, near Hexham is a beautiful venue which oozes tradition and romance and added to the theme. Helen chose a pink colour scheme which as a blonde, pink was a perfect choice. She wanted a mainly rose bouquet with flower heads of varying sizes, with a mixture of other smaller flowers and a little silvery foliage. So for Helen’s bouquet we chose a mixture of cream and pink flowers. The flowers included: Astilbe, to give a feathery look, Astrantia to complement the pink roses of Sweet Avalanche, Vendella to add a warm cream tone and cream Avalanche roses, Bouvardia, cute Sweet O’hara spray roses. Freesia was an important addition as this was a favourite of her and her mums.
The bridesmaids were to have a simpler bouquet with mainly cream and peachy cream roses included with a touch of pink so we added Astrantia.
As Freesia was a favourite of her mums she asked for that to be included in her mum’s corsage.
In the ceremony room at Langley Castle, Helen wanted a long and low filled with the flowers from her bouquet and candles.
We used candles in the centre of the arrangement, as not only do they add a warm glow to the room when lit but this also give a very flattering light. To enhance the romantic style of the wedding, Helen chose silver candelabras for each of the table centres which we used two of in the reception room to dress the room more.
Helen had fell in love with floral open hearts and wanted to add one somewhere in the venue. I suggested we use it in the centre of the arch as you enter the ceremony room. It seemed the perfect place as this was where the love was to be sealed.
In the reception room the tables were dressed with candelabras which looked fantastic as you entered the room. The long and low from downstairs was moved from the ceremony room and to be placed on the top table. This is a great way to maximise the use of the flowers. In all, the room looked beautiful and complemented the look romantic feel of the day.
When I set up the wedding the overwhelming feeling of the day was of joy and happiness and with so many of the guests wishing both the bride and groom so much happiness. I would like to extend this wish and thanks to Helen for giving me the opportunity to work with them and to be able to work with such beautiful flowers.
I would also like to thank Matt Hale for providing these beautiful photographs.