The Big Day!My niece and I have been making the sweetest conversations about flowers for weeks. She wanted white flowers with greenery to complement her wedding setting. Her main wish was that they should be simple,understated and gently arranged. I really liked that idea.
Because she was the least stressy bride I have ever met I actually enjoyed doing the flowers and bunting for her wedding.
The beautiful Dartington Hall was bathed in sunshine yesterday and everything was perfect. Her long awaited wedding day!
I really enjoyed creating 10 table decorations,2 pillar arrangements and 3 bouquets.There was just enough blooms to make buttonholes for our little party.
I tucked the little knitted hearts I have been busy making over the last few weeks amongst the blooms and our spare room was turned into a flower shop for twenty four hours!
These table decorations were to surround a storm lantern with a white candle twinkling in the great hall which was built in the 1300's.
My niece looked stunning -- not your obvious bride, but she looked beautiful and so happy!
Once you saw that stunning bejewelled dress you can see why she wanted a simple hand tied bouquet.
The sweet little bridesmaid had a posy too!
I had made 2 pillar decorations to enhance the atrium where the ceremony took place.
And they looked lovely.
Friends of the bride and groom serenaded them and entertained us all!
The yards of white bunting I have been sewing added a lovely touch. It really did feel like a party as well as a wedding!
Pennants waving in the entrance to the Great Hall
So all that was left was to get our little family ready and in the mood to celebrate. There were just enough flowers for a buttonhole each! How we missed our youngest daughter who is out on the high seas just now!
And look who was watching from behind the scenes checking on quality control!
I am going to dedicate the next few posts on my blog to these floral pieces with step by step instructions about making the various things which made a special day even more special.
But tonight it is going to be an early night as we recover from all the excitement and a little bit of Dad dancing by the "Sporty One!"