Wedding Florist writes about Halloween wedding at Langley Castle

Autumn is a fantastic time for a wedding.  The colours in nature are amazing and as you drive towards Langley Castle in Northumberland the colours are vivid and vibrant.  Choosing Halloween to hold a wedding adds more vibrancy to the mix.  When I met Kate and Chris Halloween was a perfect day for them to hold their wedding.  Both had such vivacious and happy personalities.  When we met and discussed their wedding they were both very clear that they wanted to inject fun into their wedding day and the flowers were to reflect this.

bride with bouquet

Kate and Chris showed me a few images of bouquets, buttonholes and table centres that they liked.  The colour scheme was to be bright and vibrant with orange, blue, lime green and pink.  We agreed on a bouquet with orange roses, pink calls,  leucadendron, shamrocks, veronica, hypericum and gerberas, with a fine fern to add texture.  As it was Autumn to add a little of the rustic theme the bouquet would be dressed with a hessian band.  In memory of Kate’s late grandmother, her grans wedding and engagement rings would be attached to the bouquet, around the  stems so just Kate to see and feel close to her gran on her special day.

bride with bridesmaids

For the bridesmaids bouquets Kate was having the girls in a mix of colours, three were to be in blue and two were to be in orange dresses.  So using the flowers from Kate’s bouquet I made two bouquets which were more blue and three bouquets were to be more orange.

Buttonholes and corsage

Chris and the groomsmen were going to complement Kate’s bouquets with buttonholes of calas, hypericum and Carthamus.  I love Cathemus it’s so furry and unusual.  For the ladies they received a pearl wrist corsage with Ro
ses and Hypericum.

Table centres of candelabras

When we discussed the table centres Kate loved the candelabras, so we decided to use the candelabras in both the ceremony room on the registrars table and in the windows  to dress the room.  After the ceremony they were moved to the reception room to be used as table centres.  This is a great way to use the flowers throughout the day and maximise the wedding budget.  Kate and Chris wanted to incorporate pumpkins into the table centres. So I suggested that we use the bridesmaids bouquets as table centres and hold them in hollowed out pumpkins and place them on  mirror plates.  For the head table we would use the Kate’s bouquet in a pumpkin so the flowers could be enjoyed throughout the day and last beyond the wedding.

pumpkin tablecentre

When I met Kate and Chris we discussed the plans they had for their wedding.  They told me their love of partying and fancy dress.  So when I came to set up their wedding what was very obvious was how much thought and attention Kate and Chris had placed in the preparation of their wedding and how much it was a reflection of their personality.  From each place name being a polaroid photo of the person with Chris or Kate.  A map of all the places significant to their relationship, the collage of photo’s of Chris and Kate growing up, the cake with models of the bride and groom smashed on the cake and the collection of flip flops ready for all those ladies ready to ditch the heals for an evening of partying.  It was all these little touches that made the wedding personal to Kate and Chris and gave the atmosphere that this was a wedding where having a good time was top of the agenda.

 

halloween wedding at Langley castle

 

I hope Kate and Chris had a wonderful day it certainly looked as though you did from the beautiful photographs which were supplied by Browns Photography.

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  1. Quinn Prause
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