Saturday, 30 April 2016

Wedding at Edinburgh Castle followed by a reception at the Royal Over Seas League

Angela and David married at Edinburgh Castle and held their reception at the Royal Over Seas League in Edinburgh. For the reception, I put a rose, thistle and submersible lights in clear gel beads in small fish bowls. The guests took these home as gifts at the end of the evening.

The bride carried a bouquet of white Avalanche rose and blue Eryngium. The bridesmaid's bouquet had the addition of purple Eustoma. The mother-of-the-bride had feathers in her fascinator so I used white feathers in her corsage to complement her outfit. 

The family were really pleased with the flowers - I arranged flowers for the bride's sister a few months later!

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Wedding at Seton Collegiate Church, East Lothian, Scotland, ceremony at Macdonald Marine Hotel in North Berwick.

The lovely Victoria and Greg married last year at Seton Collegiate Church in East Lothian. To get to the church you have to walk a short way through a wooded area. As a florist you see behind the scenes of hotels, work in venues when the waiting staff are setting up to blaring music... At this wedding, I had to use a wheelbarrow to transport the flowers to the church through the mossy woodland, which was unexpected! The church has a walled garden so it's only at the end of the walk that you see the beautiful Historic Scotland owned church. It is one of the finest medieval collegiate churches surviving in Scotland and a wonderful place to get married and have photos taken. 

The roses were a delicious mix of very pale pinks and ivories. I ordered: Talea, Vendela, Bridal Kisima, Avalanche and Jana.

The reception was held at the Macdonald Marine Hotel in North Berwick. This is also in a great setting and perfect for outdoor wedding photographs on the beach.

Victoria sent a note after the wedding saying,
"We just wanted to thank you for our fantastic flowers at our wedding on 4th July. They were just perfect & just as I'd hoped. And thanks for delivering them in the pouring rain! We got very lucky & had beautiful sunshine from our service onwards. Love, Greg & Victoria"

Seton Collegiate Church

Best man and groom

Vendela rose, blue thistle and brown twine buttonholes

Bride's bouquet

Bridesmaid's bouquet

Table centre: Peach Avalanche rose, ivy and beargrass in a fish bowl