http://alexandersflowers.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/IMG_2290.jpg 4272 2848 nicola dent http://alexandersflowers.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/weblogo7.png nicola dent2015-06-23 12:59:122016-01-22 01:59:00Langley Castle, Northumberland - Vintage Wedding
Over the May Bank Holiday I had the pleasure to provide the flowers for Madolyn and Jack’s wedding, and what a beautiful affair it was.
Living in Warrington and marrying in Langley Castle in Hexham, Northumberland, Madolyn and Jack were looking for a florist that could be creative and flexible as arranging a long distance wedding can be a challenge and Alexander’s Flowers can provide that flexibility they needed.
Madolyn and Jack wanted something a little quirky, personal, interesting and reflective of their own unique style. With Madolyn’s burgundy hair and the antique cream of her Ian Stuart dress together with the warm browns and red of Langley Castle we came up with a floral scheme which suited their character and the venue. We chose Baccarra red roses, Waxflower, Astrantia, Hypericum, Antique red Hydrangeas, David Austin roses and Scabious mixed with the gentle dusty foliage of parvi and eucalyptus.
I used a small sample of the flowers from Maddolyn’s bouquet in Jack’s buttonhole. For the guests we made buttionaires of Waxflower.
Madolyn provided me a collection of table centres to decorate which included birdcages, cake plates, cookie jars and vases, together they made a eclectic mix and the ununiformed nature of the table settings added to the quirky style.
As Langley Castle has a small entrance reception we decorated it with a floral arch and at the base we decorated it with white washed tubs with Hydrangeas and ivy in, which looked beautiful topped with a bow to complement Madolyns dress. The added bonus of using plants was that Madolyn and Jack will be able to keep these in their garden as a reminder of their wedding day.
We carried the theme of the hydrangeas through to the top table and to make it more quirky the arrangement was made with paint washed orange box which looked great. However when we made this we were very conscious that the arrangement was not to be too high, interesting on both sides, as the family were planning to sit on both sides of the top table and to have length as the table was going to hold several people and it needed to be proportionally correct.