The beautiful ‘White sisters’ !
How honoured to be invited back to the Whites to do Sarah’s Wedding having done sister Helens wedding three years ago. Sarah and Richard, both doctors, were fantastic to work with. Sarah had a fairly clear idea about how the flowers were to look but didn’t know what she wanted other than something suspended using colourful flowers and different from her sister. Amanda from www.tentandgarden.co.uk who had done the marquee previously also had the same challenge. An ‘inside/outside’ marquee with a large deck area and central bar was the order of the day, so with that plan drawn, we set about designing some flowers.
Colour and ribbons were the theme. Sarah was keen to use every colour you would find in a cottage garden flower bed, arranged in a random, casual way with lots of brightly coloured ribbons blowing in the breeze. A perfect combination for Ewer Roberts.
Sarah and Richard were to be married in the idyllic church of St. Peter’s Church, Lower Heswall. We did two big displays inside the church, one on the font and one on the chancel steps, and two milk churns of flowers either side of the entrance.
Having suspended a 6’ ring in the marquee some three years earlier for Helen, we opted for. A 3m long ‘plank’ of flowers suspended over the middle of 4 long refrectory style tables. We kept on that ‘long’ theme by adorning the deck area with a 15m long display of flowers attached on the outside of the marquee, along the entire length of the deck.
We used our silver birch gazebo covered with ribbons to create a fabulously fun photo booth. As Helen had used sunflowers,we steered away from being too yellow for sarah and used an array of David Austin roses, Juliet, Darcy, miss piggy, peonies, electric blue hydrangea, cerise and peach stocks, multi coloured sweet peas, foxgloves, lupins, a sprinkling of yellow Santini all fused together with the zest of lime green achemilla mollis and green amaranths. The result was a wonderful display of summer – made even more special with the hot spell of weather in late May!!