I love a Winter Wedding! And within the setting of Soughton Hall in Mold it’s guaranteed to be stunning. https://soughtonhall.co.uk/
The styling for this wedding was based on the house – the most stunning Country House. The styling had to follow this glamorous, yet country theme – so we settled on ‘Vintage Glamour’. The colour palette had to include winter whites, and as its February the month of love the traditional reds and burgundy. To bring this more up to date we mixed this with nudes, sand and blush tones to soften.
The floral design was to be soft, country-styled, whimsical with strong impact flowers. Vintage-inspired roses such as Amnesia and Quicksand had to be included. We decided on adding a hint of blue Eryngium to lift the colour palette. Greenery to include Eucalyptus, Jasmine, Viburnum, Senecio and Blossom foraged from the flower field. In keeping with the ‘Vintage Glamour’ look, all accessories are to be either silver (mercury glass) or glass.
I create Pinterest boards for all our brides to help tie the ‘look’ down. You can view Abbie’s concept board here https://www.pinterest.co.uk/thelittlebrickhouse/abbie-inspo/
Buttonholes were all ‘Memory Lane’ Roses, a fantastic rose for buttonholes as they last well. We decided on pink buttonholes rather than burgundy – a dark colour often doesn’t photograph well. The Bridal Bouquet was predominatly white with groups of pink and burgundy, finished with long silk ribbons. The bride supplied a personal broach to fix to the bouquet – a beautiful touch.
Church décor was simple. Statement urns were placed on acrylic pedestals, the aisle was lined with glass hurricanes and pew ends. Candlelight is amazing, and with the low light at this time of year, creates a truly romantic atmosphere. We popped some petals into the hurricanes for a touch of colour. Everything was to be re-used and moved to the venue.
The Wedding Breakfast was to be held in the marquee at Soughton Hall.
The table centres were placed on large round mirror trays with a scalloped edge. I’m not a lover of a mirror plate as such- but it does serve a purpose to pull a look together. So when using a mirror, try to use something more stylish than a simple mirror plate. I work with the theory, ‘Would you use that at home? Would you choose it to dress your Christmas table’ If the answer is ‘no’, then don’t use it for your table centres. If each item is beautiful and stylish, then the overall ‘look’ will be amazing. These table centre mirror trays were sourced from Next Home. Whilst we often use wholesalers, sometimes the High St can offer more up to date looks. Another great place to source table wear is Zara Home (Top Tip!). I love the vintage look of these trays.
The silver is mercury glass which has that aged-look, fitting with the vintage feel. Cut glass is very on-trend at the moment, and sits perfectly with the silver.
Abbie chose two colours of dinner candle – old rose and wine. The mirror trays were used on all tables, but separated into two styles.
The top table was a formal layout, so befitting of a trailing arrangement. The accessories were continued. We are always happy to re-use Church flowers where we can, so the Hurricane candles and urns were moved to the marquee.
We decided to create a ‘Memory Table’ at the entrance to the marquee. It’s always a great way of filling a empty area. We added cyclinder vases in varying heights, where the bridesmaids could place their bouquets. Abbie chose a selection of silver frames to display family photographs.
Abbie was a dream to work with, nothing a problem, a very relaxed and happy bride, a florist’s dream!
We wish them both a lifetime of happiness!