You hear alot about "journeys" these days and seemingly we all need to go on one. So when I got the chance to prepare a floral scheme for Jo's wedding at the very beautiful Wardour Castle, I couldn't resist it. A little out of my normal area though it is, it took nearly three hours to get there !! Over the tank crossings of Salisbury plain I went, past Stonehenge ( don't mention the roadworks !!) through tiny villages, narrow roads, via Jo's mums and then seemingly into the middle of nowhere after a little "are you sure exchange" with the sat nav. Then, just like in the films the castle appeared. In no time we had it all set up for Jo's wedding and the "journey" was all so very worth it.
Green and white spring bouquet of roses, paperwhites and ivy trails for Jo's Bridesmaid. Perfect for the natural, english spring time look we settled on in our discussions. The paerwhites are gorgeous little flowers and have a beautiful scent, winter brides might like to know they become available in December.
Jo's Spring wedding bouquet. Roses, paperwhites, and a surround of mixed green foliages including asparagus fern for a really lovely natural look perfect for a wedding in the stunning setting that is Wardour Castle. It looked just beautiful with Jo's gorgeous lace dress.
Buttonhole of scented paperwhites and ruscus leaves.
Wardour Castle, such a fabulous place for a wedding. The observant will notice it has no roof so there were many prayers and crossed fingers for a fine day. Thankfully, we were lucky.
The pavillion by the lake where the wedding ceremony takes place, decorated with 2 free standing designs of roses, paperwhites, double lisianthus and mixed green foliages.
Wardour castle,well wedding flowers, a floral tree.
The courtyard (open air) was used for the drinks reception. In the centre is a well which Jo was keen to make a feature of. In keeping with natural, english spring time theme and with the courtyard I suggested a floral tree. Large roses, paperwhites and double lisianthus with mixed green foliages and ivy trails were used to make it and around the rim of the well I placed co-ordinating designs in flower pots.
Spring wedding flowers at Wardour castle, the well. This time taken from up the stone stairs.
The floral tree, another view because at this venue there were so many beautiful shots I couldn't choose !
Jo's flower pot designs, used here to decorate the well and later moved and used as table centres for the reception.
The flower pots, now table centres at the Langton Arms.
Jo's wedding cake flowers, I used roses, paperwhites and lisianthus with fern to create the look.
I hope you like the photos.
It just leaves me to say thank you so much Jo for choosing me to design and create these flowers for you. I really loved working on this scheme for you and putting it all together at the Castle. And very many congratulations on your marriage, you looked completely gorgeous.