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nicola dent2016-01-07 03:36:512016-01-21 22:59:39Langley Castle, Hexham: Zoe & Bobby’s Wedding
About 5 years ago I received an email asking if I would provide wedding flowers for a couple based in Australia who were getting married at Langley Castle (www.langleycastle.com) near Hexham, Northumberland. Little did I know what wonderful people I would meet off the back of this one email and the fun we would have. From the initial meeting I then went on to complete wedding flowers for two more members of the family with another wedding booked for this summer. But this is a tale is about only one of those couples, Zoe and Bobby, who held their wedding in late summer at Langley Castle.
Zoe is a beautiful, blonde with a warm friendly personality. When we met to discuss her wedding flowers she wanted flowers that were to be fabulous and fluffy, which matched both Zoe and her families infectiously and fun personality. Together we choose a hand tie bouquet of white Hydrangeas, pink Spray Roses, cream Vendella Roses and Sweet Avalanche Roses, Astrantia and a little Dusty Millar as foliage. With the added detail of a large floppy pale pink satin bow.Zoe’s only sister was to be her bridesmaid and as she was very special to her, she chose for her to have a matching bouquet. The soft pinks, cream and white of the bouquets complemented both girls blonde colouring and matched the colour scheme perfectly.
Zoe was keen not to let mum be left out, so she ordered diamonte wrist corsages for both mum and the other key ladies of the wedding with white Lizzyanthus and pink Roses.
Finally, the men were to receive complementing pink Sweet Avalanche Roses with pink thin ribbon wrapped around the stem.
The wedding was a church ceremony held at St Mary’s Church, Ponteland, and then off to Langley Castle for the reception.
Langley Castle is a beautiful castle just outside of Hexham and is such a romantic venue, steeped in Northumberland history.
Zoe had a very causal informal nature and so wanted table centres which would reflect this. She chose an ecliptic mix of mini crystal vases and crystal candlesticks to be placed in the centre of the tables which were to have a mix of flowers from her bouquet. On the top table Zoe didn’t choose the standard long and low instead she used both her and her bridesmaid’s bouquets in large crystal vases. Together with a variety of crystal candlestick in pink crystal, this gave the top table a more informal feel. This was also great way to show both beautiful handle bouquets off all day, whilst ensuring they still remained fresh.
Langley Castle is a medieval castle and as a result has quite small windows so the reception room can seem a little dark, however with the candles this added just the right amount of light to give a warm glow to the room.
Zoe added a lot of fun to her wedding whilst still maintaining beauty and elegance in her scheme. To complement the soft pink colour scheme she added a hot air balloon theme which was reflected in the name cards, table numbers and table plan.
Now when I look back at the perfectly captured photographs of the day taken by David E Williams photography (www.davidewilliamsphotography.com). The day looks such a happy event, I particularly like the photo which shows the joy on Zoe’s face when she received her bouquet on the morning of the wedding. Seeing peoples reactions to the flowers I have made for them makes me a very happy florist and it makes my job so worthwhile.
I wish Zoe and Bobby a long and happy marriage; the best is yet to come, guys.
Thanks for the fun!