Hosted on Saturday 9th September 2023 (one of the hottest days of the year), Charlotte & James tied the knot in a village that was just a stone’s throw from the Fiona Curry Flowers studio. It was an utter joy to work with this couple to bring their flower visions to life, and we are thrilled to be able to share a snippet from their very special day with you on the journal.
Charlotte was a vision, wearing a long-sleeved gown with delicate lace detailing. She wore her sun kissed blonde hair in an elegant yet relaxed up-do, which was the perfect fit for their laidback and luxurious event. We created the most beautiful trailing bridal bouquet – it looked like a painting! The bouquet itself was brimming with David Austin Wedding Roses in shades of soft ivory and pale peach, which looked divine alongside pale pink Antirrhinum, light blue Delphinium, white Scabiosa and oodles of natural foliage. The bridesmaids looked delightful in an array of mix and match gowns featuring various blue shades, with abundant bouquets that complemented the bridal bouquet wonderfully. An ivory satin ribbon tied around the stems added that all-important finishing touch to the bridesmaid bouquets!
After a traditional religious ceremony in the village church (with flowers by the lovely ladies at the church), friends and family walked to the reception together to unveil the exquisite marquee at the family home. The newlyweds, however, made their own way to their celebration in a beautiful vintage car – the perfect way to arrive in true style.
As guests arrived at the marquee, they were greeted by the most beautiful setting with luxurious floral design. Long wooden trestle tables were adorned with garlands (which came to 54 metres), overflowing with ‘Purity’ Roses by David Austin, Garden Roses in the palest peach hue, pink Lisianthus and Antirrhinum, ivory Scabious and Phlox, light blue Delphinium and mixed pink Dahlia – all of which was mixed with deep green natural foliage. Our silver tealights and glass taper candle holders were gracefully scattered along the tables which offered a subtle ambience throughout the reception.
Our team at Fiona Curry Flowers created three large hanging installations to further elevate the marquee styling, with light pink flowers and blue Delphiniums, large branches of Silver Birch and oodles of greenery. For an extra hint of magic, we worked in twinkling fairy lights that looked show-stopping against the backdrop of the sunset later on in the evening.
This was without a doubt one of the hottest days of the year, and even though Fiona (our Founder) once owned a flower shop in Southern Italy for many years, even she had never felt so warm working at a wedding! Fiona explains, “My team were outstanding and were full of beaming smiles after working for two days onsite in such high temperatures. I was so very proud of them and their work.”
As always, a huge thank you to Charlotte & James’ photographer, Richard Greenly, for capturing their beautiful story on camera. We hope you have enjoyed soaking up the floral inspiration. Don’t forget, if you are looking for a luxury florist for your wedding day, we welcome you to get in touch!
Photography Richard Greenly
Videographer Leo Lightfoot
Florist Fiona Curry Flowers
Church Flowers Farringdon Ladies
Marquee Carron Marquees
DJ Prelude Entertainment
Band Swing Time Trio
Cake Anna Lewis Cake Design
Hair & MUA Olivia Mills
Taxi Service Court Cars