Riah and Ed were married at Aynhoe Park in the middle of this summer’s glorious heatwave. (www.aynhoepark.co.uk)
Their wedding was a joy to work on, as they were keen to have spectacular flower arrangements in every part of the venue and for each element of their big day. To take advantage of the stunning weather they held their ceremony outside on the lovely west terrace and commissioned us to make a spectacular arch arrangement tumbling down the steps of the terrace. We used a palette of white, ivory and shades of soft pink along with plenty of mixed summer greenery. A multitude of different types of rose and spray rose with beautiful peonies and hydrangeas formed the basis of most pieces along with several lovely varieties of eucalyptus.
Even the lions flanking the ceremony arch were given bridal crowns!
Large Urns at the bottom of the aisle marked the entrance to the outdoor ceremony area and the lovely Louis Ghost chairs had bunches of roses and stocks tied at intervals up the aisle.
We created a second smaller arch over the entrance to the dining room and added a stunning thick flower border to Ed and Riah’s table plan
As the wedding took place in the midst of peony season it was lovely to be able to use them in the bride and bridesmaids bouquets. We used a really gentle blush pink peony and just added a small hint of eucalyptus foliage to them all.
Ed chose an elegant, simple cluster of ivory spray roses with a little bit of eucalyptus foliage for his buttonhole.
For the wedding breakfast we used tall clear glass flute vases with loose flower filled arrangements. Each table had a lovely wreath of flowers at the base of each vase.
Ed and Riah’s evening entertainment took place in the Orangery where the brilliant Function Band played.
We loved every bit of Ed and Riah’s flower filled wedding day and are grateful to them for letting us be a part of it. A big thank you too to Faye Cornhill who captured their day in these brilliant photos and allowed us to use them.