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!
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