Hibiscus & Hodge combine bespoke statement floral designs with a highly personalised service, and flowers and foliage sourced from the local environment. They are self confessed rule breakers and like nothing more then beautiful floral pieces full of drama! Here is what Eleanor from Hibiscus & Hodge had to say about this marquee wedding in Wiltshire...
I first met Anna & Tom at a local wedding show. Enthusiastic and bubbly they were set on using local suppliers to create their wedding. Like most people in teaching, Anna is a natural creative and worked tirelessly with close family and friends to create lots of her own bespoke décor to fill her marquee wedding in the form of some realistic paper and faux flowers which meant all she needed from me was some gorgeous bridal party flowers to match.
Anna started off by showing me an image of a bouquet she found on Pinterest telling me that she loved the shape, flowers and colours in it, especially the peonies. Using this as my guide I pulled out the flowers that were available at that time of the year and then worked with Anna’s colour scheme to find some other alternatives that would be available in June. Using a cerise bridesmaid swatch she sent me, I sourced matching ribbons and used the swatch to match other tones to it such as purples and paler pinks. The Bridesmaids bouquets were designed to compliment Anna’s and were similar to hers but slightly smaller and matched the style of the dresses perfectly.
Tom made the request of having ferns in his and his groomsmen’s buttonholes and Anna wanted some ivy to pay tribute to her Nan who fittingly is called Ivy, both of which were foraged from the local Wiltshire countryside. The peonies were perfectly in season at this point and my garden (without any help from me, because I’m not a natural gardener) managed to produce a couple of stunningly large peonies the right shade of pink to include in the arrangements.
Originally Anna was after Gypsophilia flower crowns for her flower girls however after some gentle persuasion from myself she happily swapped this to wax flower and we combined the perfect shades of pink and cream wax flowers to make some beautiful flower crowns for the most beautiful little flower girls who probably were capable of stealing the limelight away from the bride and groom just with their cheeky smiles!
Delivering the flowers to Seend Cleeve on one of the nicer days of weather in June, I found a crazy amount of activity with hair, makeup, bridesmaids, flower girls and room picnics and the most smiley chilled out Anna ever who was so happy that the flowers had managed to match the colour scheme perfectly. And then just like that they were married!