When Mellina and Tom approached me to create the luxury flower design for their Hampshire wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel, I just knew the occasion was going to be utterly enchanting. Set amid rolling hills, enticing gardens and over 500 acres of countryside, this Georgian manor house promises the perfect setting for a quintessentially English wedding. Keep scrolling to immerse yourself in the floral delights of Mellina & Tom’s walled garden wedding…
Hosted on Saturday 2nd July 2022, the weather delivered a day of endless sunshine with a delicate and welcome summer breeze. The bride-to-be was incredibly lovely and an absolute pleasure to work with. Mellina had a clear vision in mind, while allowing my floral creativity to shine through in each and every design. The brief was for feminine flowers that were full, voluminous and textured, embracing the romance of the location. And… we did just that!
Mellina looked a vision wearing a Lyn Ashworth Gown, purchased from the Wedding Atelier in Paddington. Her make-up artist, Melissa Clare, created a natural yet glamorous look. The bride’s trailing bridal bouquet was brimming with everything that Mellina adored, from elegant orchids to a touch of mint for a subtle and natural scent that carried throughout the day. Pillow-soft blush pink roses also made an appearance, effortlessly tying in with the pink gowns that the bridesmaids were wearing. The sweetest flower girls wore gypsophila flower crowns while carrying wicker baskets overflowing with petals.
As the bride and her team of ‘maids glided down the walled garden ready for the ceremony, the flowers we had designed looked beautiful against the backdrop of the Four Seasons Hotel. Dainty pink posies with long flowing trails of foliage that touched the floor were tied to the ceremony chairs using ivory satin ribbon, featuring tails that gracefully danced with the breeze. The couple had their hearts set on a flower arch, which we create using big blousy blooms wrapped with swatches of soft ivory fabric.
After the newlyweds had exchanged their vows under the blue skies, Mellina and Tom made their way into the Mandeville Suite for their reception. Round guest tables were styled to absolute perfection, alongside a thoughtful mixture of tall glass vases with large arrangements that matched the bridal flowers and luxurious white Phlox, as well as tables with lowered flower arrangements and the addition of our FCF vintage gold tea lights. It really was a sight to behold!
A huge thank you to Richard Skins Photography for capturing Mellina & Tom’s spectacular Hampshire wedding on camera – it is a joy to be able to share a glimpse of their celebration with you on the journal today. If you’d like to find out more about my availability and luxury flower services, I welcome you to get in touch. In the meantime, follow our floral adventures over on Instagram!
Photography – Richard Skins
Video – Relive It Productions
Dress – Lyn Ashworth- Wedding Atelier, Paddington
Make-up – Melissa Clare
Celebrant from Greece – Elizabeth Cass-Kanti
Dance Floor -Dancing Floors
Band – Boujee Music
Cake – Nicky Tesler Cakes