An Elegant Wedding at Avington Park

Avington Park stands as an exquisite canvas for unforgettable weddings. Nestled in pristine Hampshire countryside, its timeless elegance offers couples a romantic haven where they can say, ‘I Do’. The stately 17th Century home boasts stunning architecture, opulent interiors, and enchanting gardens that provide a dreamy backdrop for ceremonies and receptions. Its rich history lends an air of grandeur, while versatile spaces accommodate both intimate gatherings and grand celebrations. From the regal Great Hall to the picturesque lakeside, every corner whispers of love stories. It was a pleasure to work with this dreamy couple to create their luxury floral design at Avington Park and I invite you to scroll through a snippet of their very special day…

“Guests absolutely raved about Fiona Curry’s sumptuous florals displayed throughout the Avington Park venue. She and her team brought our luxury wedding aesthetic to life exactly as we’d envisioned. I had to pinch myself when I walked into the ceremony room! Flowers were such a key element of our wedding that Fiona was only the second supplier (after the venue) that we hired. Throughout the months, she listened, gently guided, and never pressured us into ordering more – always cognizant of cost and budget. Fiona also prepared beautiful flowers for our pre-wedding event. And bonus: I feel like I made a wonderful friend in the process. From the bottom of my heart, Fiona, THANK YOU for making our wedding weekend the best of my life!”

Having worked at Avington Park a handful times, I knew how beautiful it was, which only added to my excitement of working with the soon-to-be newlyweds here. Hosted on Saturday 8th July 2023, the couple were graced with glorious summer sunshine throughout their wedding weekend. They actually began celebrating the day before with an informal BBQ and activities on the grounds of Avington Park estate, as they had guests flying in from around the world and wanted to make the most of their time together. My team and I arrived at the venue to decorate the spaces with bud vases, flickering candles and decadent arrangements that were dotted around for the guests to relax and unwind in. The King Charles room was the first room guests would enter upon arrival, so we wanted to make sure it had the wow-factor from the second they stepped in. The lovely Alice of Avington Park was on hand to help throughout the set-up!

Our beautiful bride-to-be was a vision, carrying a bouquet of pillow-soft blooms, including roses, peonies and white hydrangeas. She was wearing a strapless gown, which was the perfect match for her blush pink and ivory flowers. Her husband-to-be had a few buds from her bridal bouquet to pop into his buttonhole.

The stairs that led to the Versailles Room (where the ceremony was being held) were an opportunity to create a statement ‘aisle’ focus. On the day of the wedding, we entwined the stairs with exquisite blush roses, oodles of natural foliage and swathes of falling ivy – the epitome of understated elegance. There’s no doubt about it – the Versailles Room was utterly breathtaking and we so enjoyed filling the space with our signature tall clear pedestals and large billowing arrangements on tall glass vases that gracefully lined the aisle. As you entered the room, on the lefthand side was a stunning and vast mirror, which we artfully adorned with an arrangement of full blush blooms. At the top of the room, an additional huge mirror filled the space, which we styled with matching blush posies as well as tall blousy white delphiniums for an extra dose of glamour, drama and luxury.

After vows had been exchanged, my team and I returned to the ceremony space to repurpose some of the flowers for the reception, using the floral arrangements in the Orangery for table centrepieces. The mirror designs were delicately placed along the top table and on the floor, offering a natural look that looked as though the flowers were growing up the table. The other tables were dressed in pale pink tapered candles in glass holders, along with glass tea lights filled with light pink tea candles. A show-stopping, light and airy space, the Orangery had a seating area where guests could take a few moments to relax and soak up the wedding magic. To style the area, it was filled with furniture from Pippa at W Collection. Cushions and throws in a soft pink palette added a hint of romance to the décor – not to mention the guest chairs for the wedding breakfast.

The bride had fallen head over heels in love with our FCF signature cake flowers, ordering them in a soft pink shade for her wedding cake, which effortlessly became a focal point of the wedding day. It was an absolute joy to work with the newlyweds and to be a part of their elegant occasion at Avington Park – we already can’t wait to return.

If you’re looking for a luxury wedding florist to elevate your wedding day through elegant floral design, I welcome you to get in touch with me to discover my availability and services.

 

Supplier Credits

Catering: Kalm Kitchen

Cake: Dotty Rose Cakes

Music: Quattro String Quartet

Lights and Music: Farnham Sound and Lighting

Photography: Divine Day Photography

Planning: Pippa-W Collection

 

Summer Wedding at Northbrook Park

Nestled in the very heart of Hampshire’s countryside, Northbrook Park stands proudly as one of the UK’s most timeless wedding venues, boasting picturesque landscapes, a stunning manor house and an enchanting walled garden. With its blend of elegance and natural beauty, it provided Marie and Ollie the perfect canvas to craft their dream wedding in July earlier this year. It brings me a huge amount of pleasure to be able to share a glimpse from their very special day with you, so keep scrolling for all the floral wedding inspiration you could ever need.

A fun-loving couple with a focus on style and elegance, Marie and Ollie approached Fiona Curry Flowers with the brief of an all-white colour scheme, beautifully complemented with subtle touches of pale blue. From the moment I met this perfect pair, I could effortlessly envision how their wedding day would unfold at Northbrook Park and just knew the colour scheme was a fabulous fit for the setting.

I worked with the bride to create the concept for her bridal bouquet, using an array of white roses, spray roses, white stock and delicate pale blue delphiniums that enhanced the all-white feel, rather than overtaking it. For that all-important finishing touch, we wrapped the stems of her wedding bouquet with pale blue satin ribbon and charming pearl pins for an extra hint of luxury. Marie’s bouquet worked wonderfully alongside her wedding dress, which featured an off-the-shoulder Bardot neckline by Suzanne Neville, while she wore her hair in a half-up half-down style.

Marie’s bridesmaids looked utterly divine in a selection of mix and match dusty blue gowns (as a nod to the couple’s colour palette). Their bridesmaid bouquets featured the same blooms as the bride-to-be (as daintier versions) and were bound with soft ivory satin instead – the contrast looked gorgeous against the hue of their gowns. When it came to the groom and his groomsmen, my team and I created white rose buds for the buttonholes.

As guests gradually made their way to the ceremony space, they were wowed by the floral décor in the Vine Room, where we had artfully adorned the fireplace with a column that trailed all the way to the floor. The flower display was brimming with white roses, spray roses, stock, phlox and pale blue delphinium, a touch of white hydrangea and eucalyptus. We also filled the fireplace with flickering chapel candles displayed in tall cylinder vases which worked beautifully with the light and airy space of the Vine Room. The aisle was styled with tall clear pedestals and tall glass vases that added a statement with the same flowers as the fireplace, framing where Marie and Ollie would say, ‘I Do’. Pillow-soft ivory petals lined the aisle, leading the way to infinity.

Following the ceremony, our team at Fiona Curry Flowers returned to repurpose the tall vases of flowers on the tables and low glass footed vases with the same flowers that filled the rest of the room. The fireplace arrangement and candles were also redesigned to decorate the top table, which was utterly stunning. As a luxury wedding florist, I always collaborate with my couples to discover ways to re-use their beautiful blooms throughout their wedding day. It also offers us the opportunity to get truly creative with our flower designs!

A huge thank you to Sarah Legge Photography for sharing the most exquisite imagery of Marie and Ollie’s wedding day with us – it is a joy to be able to relive their celebration over and over again. If you’re newly engaged and looking for a wedding florist to create your elegant flower vision, I’d love to hear from you!

 

Suppliers

 

Kalm Kitchen

Hayley Jane Weddings and Events

Sarah Legge Photography

Bridesmaid Artistry

W4wedding Films

Suzanne Neville

 

 

A romantic wedding at Northbrook Park for Sophie and Saul

Nestled in the Hampshire countryside, Northbrook Park is an 18th century manor house that sits amidst impressive grounds. With its endless charm and photograph opportunities aplenty, it provided the perfect backdrop to create a lasting floral impression for Sophie and Saul’s wedding day. With The Surrey Wedding Company on hand to ensure the day ran like clockwork and the talented Charlotte Bryer-Ash Photography there to capture every beautiful moment as it unfolded, it really was a day to remember. Immerse yourself in an array of floral delights as we enjoy a snippet of Sophie and Saul’s ultra-romantic wedding day. From the Vine Room to the Walled Gardens and Orangery, their day is brimming with details you’ll want to steal for your very own special day.

Sophie looked utterly breath-taking in a lace dress with a subtle mermaid silhouette, featuring white button detailing that glided down the back of her gown, leading to a sweeping train. The bride’s hair was styled in a half-up half-down style, with loose curls brilliantly framing her radiant smile. Sophie carried a mixed bridal bouquet, overflowing with luscious white roses, indulgent scented peonies and delicate gypsophelia with a touch of blush spray roses. Her beautiful bridesmaids completed the vision, holding smaller versions of the bride’s magnificent bouquet as they made their way down the aisle. Saul looked stylish in a blue suit; his white rose buttonhole stood out against the suit’s colour. His blush tie complimented the bridal bouquet effortlessly, creating the perfect union for their floral design.

Sophie and Saul opted to hold their ceremony in the enchanting Vine Room at Northbrook Park. As their luxury wedding florist, my team and I decorated the space with an elegant scheme of all white florals, lots of leafy foliage, and the indulgent scent of eucalyptus. The couple wanted to make the most of the fireplace, so we created a true statement piece, layering it with a magnitude of glass cylinders and chapel candles that effortlessly crafted a sense of sophisticated romance. I added tall white delphiniums to the grand mantlepiece arrangement for an extra dose of drama and glamour. Sophie glided down the aisle lined with glass hurricane lamps and hundreds of glorious petals. Guests looked on as the perfect couple said their vows between symmetrical white floral urns overflowing with cascading eucalyptus and white florals – a spectacular ceremony setting to say, ‘I Do’.

Going through to the Walled Garden, guests were treated to a sublime sensory surprise as they walked between a curtain of hanging pure white roses on pristine ribbons which gracefully glided with the light summer breeze. A unique ethereal touch surrounding guests in the love shared between the happy couple.

Sophie, Saul, and their loved ones moved into the Orangery for the reception. Three long banquet tables continued the timeless aesthetic of the day. Guests’ eyes were drawn to undulating glass vases of different heights, filled with white flowers of roses, peonies, phlox, stock, scabiosa and spray roses with eucalyptus. The impressive arrangements were illuminated by tall crystal candle holders holding ivory candles and a sea of glass lights that bathed the sophisticated tablescapes in soft flickering candlelight. It really was the ultimate set-up for Sophie and Saul to enjoy White Truffle’s delicious catering before the cutting of an equally spectacular cake created by Monica Cakes.

This dreamy floral scheme, magnificent venue and the undeniable feeling of romance transported Sophie and Saul thought their special day. It’s no wonder it was such a pleasure to create the couple’s luxury wedding day florals at Northbrook Park…

Supplier Credits 

Photography – Charlotte Bryer-Ash Photography

Caterer – White Truffle

Wedding Coordinators – Ella of The Surrey Wedding Company

Venue – Northbrook Park

Cake – Monica Cakes

Winter Wedding at Northbrook Park

Nestled within 120 acres of glorious parkland, Northbrook Park is a Grade II listed manor house that is effortlessly romantic. With its enchanting Orangery, Walled Gardens and photograph opportunities galore, it provided the perfect backdrop for Olivia and James’ wedding on Saturday 12th February 2022.

Originally due to take place in June last year, the couple had to postpone the date because of the pandemic. Although their winter wedding was a complete comparison to their previously planned summer celebration, Olivia and James were spoilt with the most gorgeous day. Of course, it was long awaited!

The couple were the epitome of modern elegance and wanted a wedding style to match. The brief for their luxury wedding flowers was plenty of pillow-soft white flowers and an abundance of foliage to fill the venue, offering an ethereal and natural vibe.

Olivia’s bridal bouquet was brimming with white roses, ranunculus, scented stocks and freesias. The bride wore two dresses, with a stunning dress featuring subtle floral details for the ceremony, before changing into a minimalist and chic gown for the evening. Her bridesmaids looked divine in powder blue gowns, carrying simple gypsophila bouquets that worked beautifully alongside the statement bridal bouquet. Liz Patey Hair & Makeup was on hand to give Olivia and her team of ‘maids the perfect natural glow for their wedding day make-up.

Northbrook Park is renowned for The Vine Room, where we dressed the ceremony aisle with petals and adorned the fireplace with foliage and florals. Church chapel candles were lit and placed in front of the fireplace to add a warm glow to their winter wedding. After the ‘I Do’ moment, Olivia, James and their loved ones moved into the Orangery for the reception and wedding breakfast. The top table was sat below an enormous flower and foliage chandelier, which had a huge impact on the overall styling and was incredibly dramatic. The dramatic chandelier was a unique and stunning way to highlight the top table, and it looked wonderfully coordinated with the rest of the floral design throughout the room. Guests were seated at long tables supplied by Rustic Hire, which were decorated with foliage garlands and white flowers, candles as well as blue glasses and vintage candle holders were placed with twinkling tea lights. Runners and glasses were provided by the team at Co-Hire, with fairy lights adorned the ceiling with our foliage garlands entwining the beams.

With the combination of the venue, the florals and the sheer love that shone through on the day, Olivia and James’ winter wedding at Northbrook Park really was one to remember. A huge thank you to Photos From Sophie for capturing their love story on camera!

 

Photos by Photos From Sophie

Catering by Jacaranda

Make Up by Liz Patey Hair & Makeup

Video by G & T Film

Tables and Chairs by Rustic Hire

Runners and Glasses by Co-Hire

Lights by Farnham Sound and Lighting

Music by Entertainment Nation

Early July Wedding at Northbrook Park

After what has been a hugely unpredictable 18 months, we’re enjoying every second of a very busy wedding season and we hope you’re enjoying seeing an insight into what goes on behind the scenes at Fiona Curry Flowers. We’re bringing you another one of our beautiful love stories today on the blog, with Tash and James’ stunning special day at Northbrook Park on Saturday 3rd July 2021. This country house wedding venue in Hampshire really is the epitome of English elegance, with its manicured gardens, ideal location and endless photograph opportunities. It was the perfect backdrop for Tash and James’ big day and we’re over the moon to be able to share a few details about their nuptials, along with gorgeous imagery by Lydia Stamps Photography.

Tash, the bride-to-be, had asked for soft, romantic summery petals for her floral design. Our team at Fiona Curry Flowers created an abundance of lightly scented white peonies and hydrangeas paired with blush roses that flowed throughout the wedding. The bridal bouquet was brimming with the same scented white peonies, hydrangeas and blush roses – the perfect combination for a romantic, summer feel. Tash’s wedding gown was from Boo Bridal Boutique in Hartley Wintney, while the groom and his ushers looked utterly dashing dresses in black tie. The bridesmaids looked divine in mix and match blush gowns with sequin bodices – we wanted them to feel super glam with their pompom bouquets of blousy white hydrangeas, which were finished with pale pink wraps. Tash and James also had three darling little flower girls with floral headbands and flower fairy wands – they looked enchanting!

When it came to Tash and James’ ceremony, we dressed the aisle with tall pedestals and glass vases overflowing with big, blousy summer blooms and trailing foliage – it looked beautiful, and it makes us smile just thinking about it. The space is also home to a grand fireplace, which we elegantly adorned with an end-to-end mass of blooms. The chairs were decorated with gorgeous blousy garlands to tie the couple’s floral theme together. The happy couple envisioned guests being immersed in floral delight from the very moment they arrived at Northbrook Park, so we carefully tied rose heads to ribbons, which gently moved in the light breeze and instantly set the scene for everyone at the reception.

Thank you to the very talented Lydia Stamps Photography for capturing their stunning summer wedding on camera! And thank you to Tash and James for choosing Fiona Curry Flowers, it was a real pleasure to be a part of your celebration, particularly during a very important year for the wedding industry. It was a joy to bring their flower dreams to life – if you’re looking for a Luxury Wedding Florist please do get in touch with us to receive bespoke quote and discover our availability.

Venue Northbrook Park

Photographer Lydia Stamps Photography

Florist Fiona Curry Flowers

Catering White Truffle

Cake Brown Bear Bakery

Make-Up Lizzie MUA Brides

Dress Boo Bridal Boutique

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