OLIVIA & TOM'S WEDDING AT BOTLEYS MANSION
I met Olivia and Tom in our studio in Bricket Wood and straight away loved them! Olivia has the most exquisite taste and was clear on what she wanted - elegance and sophistication. Nothing too fussy or busy, but statement flowers that were understated yet impactful. Olivia had lots of images she had collected already before the meeting, which was great, as I could get a real idea about what she liked and didn’t like so much.
During the consultation we looked at images on their chosen venue, Botley’s Mansion, in Surrey and decided that we needed to create tall centrepieces to complement the amazing glasshouse, tall ceiling in the wedding breakfast room.
We didn’t want anything too formal, so we created centrepieces with lots of texture and some greenery to stop the flowers looking too stiff. We love a little movement in our arrangements! The main focal point of the room was going to be the grand staircase, where Olivia and Tom would make their entrance into the room, and also cut their cake at the bottom of later.
We used stacks of fluffy white hydrangea, blush peonies and scented ivory garden roses to adorn the bannister and trail down onto the floor where the flowers draped into a pool of rose petals and floating candles in glass votives. Silvery eucalyptus leaves added texture to the installation and finished it off perfectly.
Olivia’s bridal bouquet has been a real favourite of the season. Just simple and stunning flowers with no foliage. Not a usual choice for our brides, but I absolutely adored the finished look. The peonies were well behaved (the peony has had me crying many times over the years as it refuses to prise it’s sticky leaves open, or goes over too quickly before the day has even started!) We used a scented O’Hara rose and a pink Mondial rose in-between the peonies and they looked (and smelt!) amazing.
I loved Olivia & Tom’s choice of venue, outfits, stationery, cake… The list goes on! A fabulous wedding to be part of and the best part is that they had an amazing photographer, Tom Halliday, who captured all the little details so perfectly.