Langley Castle, Northumberland – Vintage Wedding

bride and groom on the wedding day at Langley Castle, florist Alexander's Flowers Madolyn & Jack’s Vintage Tea Party Wedding at Langley Castle

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.Bride and Bridesmaid at Langley Castle with Bouquet flowers supplied by Alexander's Flowers

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.

Baccarà red Rose Buttonhole for groom at Langley Castle, Flowers supplied by Alexander's Flowers 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.

Hydrangeas for Langley Castle wedding flowers supplied by Alexander's FlowersAs 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.

hydrangeas for langley Castle wedding in Northumberland florist was Alexander's Flowers

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.

wedding flowers at langley castle

All in all the wedding looked beautiful, on a fine day in May with a lovely couple.  Congratulations Madolyn and Jack hope you had fun on your day and that this is the start of many  happy years together.

table centre langley castle vintage

Venue Langley Castle

Photographs of the bride and groom  courtesy of

Vintage red and cream wedding flowers

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  1. Masaki
    Masaki says:

    Ann – Each of these redheaded beitaues has a wonderful personality all of their own and you’ve captured them all in your photographs so perfectly. Thank goodness I don’t have to choose which one I like the best! Beautiful ..all beautiful.

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