Samantha and Steve’s wedding took place on a chilly, snowy April day at the wonderful Notley Abbey, near Thame. The cold weather didn’t affect the day though, which was brightened by the lovely shades of ivory, pale blue and nude which Sam chose for the flowers. I loved making Sam’s textured and informal bouquet which contained soft peach talea roses, blue delphiniums, blue hyacinths, astilbe and ivory ranunculus. It is exactly the sort of bouquet I adore and really represents the style of flowers we love to make!

It was a lovely treat to bump in to Harley and Susie from Barker Evans photography once I arrived at the venue. I knew from previous weddings we have done together that they would capture every detail perfectly and I wasn’t wrong! These pictures are stunning!


For the buttonholes we used talea roses with lovely clusters of grape hyacinths and delphinium buds at the base.


The bridesmaids carried lovely bunches of blue hydrangea with blue hyacinths and the little flower girl had a basket full of the nude roses to scatter up the aisle.



Notley Abbey used to be the home of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh so the tables were named after them and some of their glamorous house guests including Marylin Monroe!


Rather than having one large table centre on each table, Sam chose 5 lovely little mini cylinder vases and mini goldfish bowls which we placed around a central silver candelabra arrangement. The effect was lovely and created a sea of soft blue, ivory and peach around each table.