Alexandra and Wilf got married on a gloriously sunny and warm day in May last year. Their wedding ceremony was held in The Council Chamber, Islington Town Hall, which is situated at the top of an impressive marble staircase. This was followed by a reception held down the road at the trendy, The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker Pub.
In terms of flowers and colours, Alexandra was keen on a palette of creams, pinks, blush, with a pop of "Oxblood" to match her patent shoes. Her dress was a tea-length oyster coloured 1950s shape dress, with a white lace overlay and birdcage. Alexandra wanted the flowers to nod to Vintage, without being dated or old fashioned.
There were an array of gorgeous, seasonal flowers for us to choose from and we selected the deliciously named "Mai Tai" Geum, antique garden roses, ruffly ranunculus, floaty aquilegia, bouncy bluebells and the most gorgeously scented peonies. Did you know... Peonies have a very short season and are only available in the months of May and June. Peonies are native to China where they are referred to as the "king of flower" and we couldn't agree more.
For their reception flower arrangements, Alexandra and Wilf wanted to bring the "outside in" to the Pub. We created several meadowy shelves which hung in front of the windows and placed floral arrangements on top of the two fireplace mantelpieces. This gave a very natural and soft feel to the interior.
Alexandra and Wilf met whilst studying Chemistry at Uni and to mark this we arranged flowers in glass conical flasks and test tubes, which were then used as table centrepieces and in turn given as gifts for guests to enjoy at home.
Here's what Alexandra and Wilf had to say,
"Thank you so much! The flowers were fab and beautiful, everybody commented on them. I would love to re-live it just to see those gorgeous blooms again."
Planning a Spring wedding? We'd love to hear from you to discuss everything floral.
Photographs by Kris Worsley: http://krisworsleyphotography.com/