Monday, 1 March 2010

An American Wedding in Rural Derbyshire

One of our recent weddings was at the beautiful Shottle Hall , in my home county of rural Derbyshire.
It was quite a special wedding as the bride and groom are based in Seattle, in the big US of A and most of the planning and correspondence was done via email. I only actually met the bride once in the early stages of the preparations, so it was lovely to see our ideas come together.
The colourscheme was chocolate and teal and with the coordination of Sarah from Tillyboo Events , an amazing job was done with the planning so that the leadup all went to smoothly, and the wedding all coordinated together beautifully.

So onto the flowers !...

First task was an 18ft garland which surrounded the feature window as the backdrop for the civil ceremony. Early on in the planning we decided to opt for warmer shades to compliment the chocolate colourscheme, so chose gorgeous vendella and hypnose roses teamed with scented eucalyptus, which had the bluey shade to it to complete the teal colouring in the wedding.
We had to close the shutters whilst putting the garland up as the sun was so bright and we wouldnt have been able to take a photograph (one of the few sunny days we had in feb), but when they were open, the garland and gorgeous tall windows provided the perfect backdrop onto a beautiful countryside view.

The chairs looked gorgeous in the double wraps of teal and chocolate organza, and to finish the look off we supplied tiny chairbacks of white rannuculus, birch and eucalyptus.
For the reception flowers, the bride and groom wanted low arrangements so not to obstruct the eyeline of their guests so we opted for glass bowls filled with their coordinating flowers, with entwined birch inside the bowls.

And finally for the top table, a coordinating central arrangement with rannuculus clusters at the ends of the swags...

The rooms looked really lovely and the bride was very happy with everything. She spent alot of the morning with us, taking photos of the setup for her own memories, so hopefully we will get a few copies to update this post again at some point.


  1. absolutely stunning, well done! x

  2. Wow oh wow oh wow. You have created something amazing. Beautiful.