Amanda's wedding was full of lovely ideas for a theme based on the Shabby Chic and/or Vintage tea party look. Beautiful flowers in the dusky pink, fresh green and cream colour mix. Flowers in tea cups, cake stands, lanterns, vintage glass, enamel jugs and all manor of other pretty little containers. Bunting, lace table runners and strands of pearls, it is all here. I will write more later but in the meantime here is a sneak preview of the flowers I created for Amanda.
Shabby Chic / Vintage bouquet in dusky pinks, creams and greens using roses, freesias, lisianthus and mixed foliage with astilbe.
Amanda's bouquet, Keano roses, cream spray roses, pale green lisianthus, freesias and astilbe for that hint of shabby chic.
Buttonholes and corsages boxed and ready to go. Rose, myrtle and asparagus fern with a touch of spray rose for the groom. A co-ordinating but more detailed design for the ladies and a simpler version without the spray rose for the men.
Groom's buttonhole vintage style, pink rose, cream spray rose, myrtle and asparagus fern.
Bridesmaid's bouquet in dusky pinks, pale greens and cream, a smaller version of the bride's bouquet and without the astilbe.
Flower girl's petal basket decorated with roses and myrtle.
Mixed vase designs in pinks and creams decorate the ceremony table at the Burley Manor.
Standard bay trees with pink roses were placed either side of the ceremony table.
Tied chair back / pew end in the shabby chic style finished with a tie of lace. Roses, lisianthus and astilbe in pinks and greens make a gorgeous chair back and here we used them on the chairs that lined the aisle in an alternating pattern.
Rose, peony, freesia, hydrangea and astilbe in mixed vase designs for a lovely informal look on the ceremony table.
Wedding flowers at Burley Manor, the ceremony room all ready for Amanda's wedding. Tied floral chair backs line the aisle and the bay trees decorated with roses make the ceremony table with it's pretty mixed vase designs a real focal point. All together a gorgeous backdrop for the wedding ceremony.
Amanda had a gorgeous selection of vintage, shabby chic and rustic bits and pieces and the plan was to use them all across the 2 rooms used for the vintage tea party themed reception. The dining room was to be the more formal of the 2 with more muted colours while the conservatory was to have a more rustic feel with brighter colours.
The Dining Room
Vintage tea party table, flowers in vintage tea cups and saucers on a lace table runner, strands of pearls run in between and tea lights in silver votives finish the look.
Peony, rose and lisianthus in a gorgeous vintage blue and silver preserve bowl.
The blue glass and silver table. Flowers in various blue cut glass vases and containers and a pretty little silver bird cage tea light holder. All on a lace table runner.
Cake stand filled with roses, peonies, hydrangeas and lisianthus in pinks and greens. Tea cups and saucers filled with flowers run the length of the table runner for a gorgeous tea party themed wedding table.
Cake stand flowers in pinks, creams and greens.
Cream candelabra, cut glass vases filed with peonies, freesias, roses and astilbe and strands of pearls on a beautiful linen and lace table runner for this table with it's slightly more glamourous feel.
The vintage glamourous look, the cut glass vase with peony, rose and freesia and stands of pearls and crystals below.
Dusky pink and soft cream flowers for this vintage glam table
Soft cream spray roses and palest pink astilbe look gorgeous in this tea cup.
Cream bird cage and lanterns filled with cream, pink and green flowers. Peonies, hydrangeas, roses and lisianthus tumble out of the containers onto the tablecloth.
The lantern table, roses, peonies, hydrangeas and lisianthus fill the lanterns and spill down onto the table runner for a soft, relaxed and romantic look.
Amanda's wire candle holder surrounded by roses and hydrangeas in pink and green. Pearls and loose hydrangea florets decorate the length of the table.
Brighter flowers and a more rustic feel for the lovely conservatory at the Burley Manor
Bright pink peonies with freesias and myrtle look gorgeous in this enamel jug and Amanda's bottles.
Herb pots filled with myrtle and pink lisianthus look gorgeous on this table.
Amanda's rustic twig container, filled with pink roses, pale green lisianthus and cream spray roses with tea lights in holders in between.
Enamel jug with peonies, roses, freesias and astilbe
Amanda's metal container, once used for growing lettuce now used to decorate this table filled with green hydrangea ( I was remembering the lettuce !) pink roses and lisianthus.
All containers ( save the bird cage) were Amanda's own, there is a huge variety here so plenty of inspiration for brides looking for ideas for flowers on the vintage tea party and / or shabby chic lines. Keeping the flowers consistent was the key to having the look work as a whole while giving each table it's own individual look.
That just leaves me to say thank you so much Amanda for choosing me to design and create your wedding flowers for you, it was an absolute pleasure and I am so glad you loved them so much. I really loved putting this look together for you and working with your many and varied gorgeous "bits and pieces" And very many congratulations on your marriage.