It was nearly a week ago but I'm still feeling like I've been hit by a bus since doing the flowers for a huge wedding last weekend. I'd been planning it for months so was completely prepared but there's nothing like being put in charge of how someone else's big day looks to get the adrenalin going.
The Bride and Groom were dreams. Very un-bridezillery and my only boundaries were the colours cream, green, mint and a hint of peach. This meant lots of foliage- eucalyptus, variegated ivy, pittosporum and mint and creamy/white and green flowers; delphiniums, snowberries, ammi, dahlias, astillbe, hydrangeas and roses with a few visionary Cafe au Lait peachy dahlias thrown in for a bit of colour.
Below is what happened next in photos...
Back from the market. Not enough buckets...
Day one. Conditioning.
Outside the front door of the wonderful Sezincote House
Loving my new milk churns
The vision that is the 'Cafe au Lait' dahlia. Grown by the wonderful Richard at Withypitts in Sussex.
The groom was Indian so I made traditional Indian wedding garlands for him and his bride.
Decorating the mandap.
The Pandit preparing the service under the decorated mandap.
A finished table.