This real wedding has been sent in by the very talented Gloucestershire based wedding and event florist, Fi of Corky and Prince, and is a stunning example of a florist whose wedding flowers are every bit as special and unique as each couples big day.
Read on for more of an insight into Vicki & Gareth's special day at The Kings Head Hotel, Cirencester...
This super stylish couple were dream clients - they had a clear vision for their wedding but they were also open to different design options for their flowers and styling. Over the six months in which we planned their wedding. I really enjoyed putting together mood boards and discussing ideas - not just with Vicki, but with Gareth as well who was equally engaged in planning the look of their day at The Kings Head Hotel in Cirencester in August 2019.
The colour palette for the day was soft white and greens and we introduced a hint of blush into the bridal bouquet and bridesmaids. The floral style was a blend of classic shapes with some more 'boho' accents, particularly with the use of eucalyptus to create loose outlines in the bouquets. Vicki's hand-tied bridal bouquet was made from white 'Naomi' roses, blush 'Sweet Avalanche' rose, pale pink spray 'Royal Porcelaina' rose buds, white 'Washington' astilbe, white eustoma, white waxflower and three different varieties of eucalyptus. Gareth's buttonhole was a white rose with eucalyptus.
The Assembly Rooms at The Kings Head Hotel in Cirencester is a fantastic blend of graceful period architecture with high ceilings and loads of light, but with some contemporary details in the artwork and decor - it's a wonderful canvas for a florist! For the ceremony, the couple were keen to have a backdrop at the top of the aisle where they made their vows so I worked closely with Sandra at Fabulous Functions UK who created an elegant white draped stand which we decorated with an unusual greenery 'curtain'. The aisle was dressed with simple chair posies finished with long sage green ribbons, echoing the bridesmaids dresses, and we added flowers into the collection of vintage lanterns either side of the backdrop together with mantelpiece garlands on the fireplaces.
We carried the white and green theme through to the wedding reception with slim, tall glass vases as table centre pieces. These were filled with lots of towering white delphinium flowers and foliage, with a bundle of curly willow twigs in the centre. I wrapped the willow in soft white micro lights which we turned on when the flowers were moved down to The Cellars for the evening party - flowers became night lighting for the disco!
The bride wore 'Bernice', a Maggie Sottere gown supplied by Rosella Wedding Gowns boutique in Cirencester. This classic ivory wedding dress featured a bodice with lace motifs above a tulle shirt. The strapless scoop neckline and beaded belt accented in Swarovski crystals completed the romance of this ball-gown style dress. Vicki accessorised with Roland Cartier shoes and her Mum's pearl necklace. The sage green bridesmaids dresses were from Yumi and the groom's suit was from Slaters. The wonderful Polly Morton was the make-up artist for the bride and bridesmaids, with hair styling by Mark Blake's in Cirencester.
Vicki and Gareth were delighted with their flowers and said, "Fi is absolutely incredible! She made everything seem so effortless and nothing was too much trouble - definitely took the stress out of the whole wedding process! We would highly recommend. Fi gave us plenty of her time, and worked around evenings and weekends to fit with our work commitments. She sent over mood boards based on our initial thoughts and added her creative flare to ensure it was unique to us. On the day the transition between ceremony and wedding breakfast and then the evening was stunning, with each building on from the next. So a massive thank you to Fi and Alan! Everything that you did was absolutely fabulous! Exactly what we wanted!"
Photos by kind permission of Vicki and Gareth, and Eve Dunlop Photography.