I first met with Minolee and Pritesh back in November 2011 where they travelled from London to come and discuss their wedding flower requirements for their 2012 Spring wedding at the amazing Wrest Park, Silsoe in Bedfordshire.
As an approved supplier for English Heritage I’m always so happy to hear from brides who have chosen Wrest Park as their stunning venue for their magical day. Not only because of the beautiful architecture and grounds but because every wedding we are involved with, is always so different from one another. I was excited to hear all about Minolees’ ideas as we had mainly communicated through email beforehand.
Minolee and Pritesh knew exactly what they wanted to achieve – simplicity and elegance but romantic and soft. They both wanted to work with neutral tones of whites and greens, and with Minolees love for Hydrangea, Peony and Orchids I knew it was going to be stylish too! Clean lines were to dictate as well as Minolee wanting to introduce ‘blue’ to her reception flowers. After gaining inspiration from her Bridesmaids gowns who were all wearing blue sari’s Minolee and Pritesh agreed to bring the colour in amongst her table flowers of which you will see below.
Minolee held a gorgeous hand-tied bouquet of green hydrangea, white peony and green cymbidium orchid heads. Simply gorgeous. It was exactly what Minolee had wanted and her bridesmaids flowers were set in just green hydrangea and cymbidium orchids that worked beautifully against the soft blue sari’s.
A romantic service was held at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Woburn on a wet, yet warm Spring afternoon. We provided two stunning alter displays set in white grecian urns filled with hydrangea, avalanche roses, stocks, cymbidium orchids, lisianthus and rananculas with soft foliages to complement. Not only were these used at the ceremony but we were also waiting on standby to run in after the service, carefully load them back in to our vehicle and try to beat the new Bride & Groom back to the venue – we did it !
As it had been raining, all the guests were being lovingly entertained with drinks and canapes in The Mansion House. The Wild Orchid team were carefully placing the urns in place as well as going over final touches to the reception flowers which was being held in The Orangery.
With twelve tables to decorate, Minolee and Pritesh originally wanted a 50/50 balance of tall and low designs. After creating their mock up at our shop, Minolee felt having more tall designs would work better with the amount of height and space. The tall designs were where we also added the blue tones within the white and green. So, we created 8 tall designs and 4 low designs which worked perfectly. Our tall vases spoke volumes with rose heads set within the vases and a gorgeous design of hydrangea, orchid, peony, roses, lisianthus and stock with asparagus fern and eucalyptus. The smell was divine! On the lower table designs we created three different height cylinder vase displays using orchids, roses and hydrangea. Simply stunning, and with the urns in place it was so beautiful to see. The gorgeousness of the whole scene proved what a delight it was to be part of and as we were leaving the sun started to shine through.
Thank you so much Minolee and Pritesh for letting us create your beautiful flowers for such a memorable day.
Venue: Wrest Park, Silsoe Bedfordshire
Photography by Hazel du Preez www.hazeldupreez.com
The beautiful Bride with her stunning Bridesmaids
Adding the finishing touches
Hydrangea, Peony and Orchid heaven !
The beautiful flowergirl too !
I just love this image x
The very happy couple indeed x
Tall curved footed vase design of Hydrangea, Peony, Rose, Orchids, Stocks, Lisianthus and soft foliages
Gorgeous grecian urn display
Treats galore x