There is something so magical about the buzz of a wedding day, even a small and intimate one – the nerves and excitement are palpable! It is most definitely one of the reasons I became a wedding florist in the first place, because it makes you feel so stupidly happy to be surrounded by so much love! Kate and Tom had traveled half way round the world (from Australia) to celebrate with their nearest and dearest, and the pure joy spilling out of them would make even the grumpiest of folk twitch a rye smile.
It was a freezing cold day in mid-January, with ice filling the lanes and hedgerows, and the grass white with frost. The Plough was warm and welcoming, with the comforting scent of burning log fires. The dream was to create deep green, verdant arrangements betwixt with twinkly fairy lights and flickering taper candles to create the most dreamy ambience. Kate and Tom married under spilling foliage with trails of ivy in front of the frosty window. Simple, understated and perfect for Winter.
After the ceremony, my team floated in like tiny fairies to make magic happen without anyone even knowing. Long lines of trestle tables were adorned with the most incredible black faux taper candles and a decadent amount of foliage, from Bay Laurel to Privet and Ivy to Soft Ruscus. It really was a feast for the eyes, with so much texture and the berried Ivy picked up the black of the candles perfectly.
I am always so honoured to be part of my couples special days and this one was truly gorgeous! I loved every second of bringing Kate’s vision to life.. a girl after my own foliage-adoring heart!
Kate very kindly gifted me her taper candles after the wedding, so they are now amongst the amazing items I can offer to my couples to hire.
And because you know how important it is to me to be..
Honest. Transparent. Clear.
Venue: The Plough, Leigh
Photographer: Peter Reynolds