Under pressure.. A family wedding!

It’s safe to say that this time two weeks ago I was starting to feel nervous and the pressure was kicking in as I began creating the flowers for my brother and fiancée (now wife!) wedding day.


It was such a pleasure to create their wedding flowers for their big day and such a treat to work with a new venue.

Bowood House is the venue that Ben and Emma chose to hold their reception after a lovely ceremony at our local church in Bathford just up the road from my parents house, where coincidentally my parents were married and Emma’s parents were married too.


After putting so much hard work and planning in to their flowers to ensure that they looked perfect for their big day it was such a treat to attend the wedding and see them in place on the day.

Emma wanted all of the flowers to be seasonal and mainly white, ivory, cream and green but with a touch of peach in the bridesmaids bouquets.

The Flowers

The flowers that made up Ben and Emma’s wedding flowers were the following:

Peony, Hydrangea, Hypericum, Wedding Rose, Four Seasons Rose, Peach Avalanche Rose, Astillbe, Veronica, Viburnum, Delphinium, Cinerea Eucalyptus, Parvifolia Euclayptus and Ruscus.


The Napkins

On each napkin I placed a small piece of Parvifolia Eucalyptus alongside the guests name. It’s the little details that make your wedding day so special and different to any wedding that you may have been to before and this was such a nice little touch.

The Cake

Oh my goodness… what a cake!! Ben and Emma chose a three tier iced cake with subtle white iced lace – it looked amazing. The tiers were Chocolate Orange, Lemon Drizzle and Victoria Sponge – in my eyes, the best combination ever!!!


I created a ring of soft Ruscus around the base of the cake to contrast with the white table cloth and add some contrast to the pale blue cake.

The Guest Tables

The tables were decorated with a large cylindrical vase oasis arrangement in the centre and placed on a mirror plate with silver mercury tealight holders filled with Ivory Roses.

It is so important to consider your table flowers and the height and whether they will get in the way or block the view over the opposite side of the table, after all it is important to socialise with those on your table, even if they are sat opposite!

The clear glass vases and the large floral design on the top ensured that this wasn’t an issue.


The Top Table

The top table seated 8 guests and had three vases of flowers on incorporating all of the flowers that were in Emma’s bouquet in to these designs.

I dotted a few of the silver mercury tealight holders filled with Roses between soft Ruscus stems I had trailed along the front of the table.

The top table looked really pretty and it was something slightly unusual to the traditional long and low oasis design in the centre of the table.

Venue: Bowood

Photographer: Courtney Louise Photography

Cake: The Fairy Cakery

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