Shabby Chic Wedding...


I really enjoyed creating the flower designs for Gemma and Jamie's gorgeous summer wedding at the Ladywood Estate. Gemma had decided on a vintage/ shabby chic theme and so chose floral displays and centrepieces with plenty of trailing foliage to give them a natural look. The bridesmaids would be wearing dresses in a beautiful deep dusky rose pink shade and so the flowers needed to pick this colour up as well as including dusky shades of pale pink and mink with touches of cream, ivory and white to lighten the effect. We selected some fabulous roses to work with this colour scheme and Gemma was also keen to include touches of gypsophila to give the designs a rustic look.

Bridal party with bridesmaids in dusky rose pink dresses

The bridesmaids' dresses were such a gorgeous shade of dusky rose pink and this colour was picked up in the other wedding decorations including the flowers, which went with them perfectly. Doesn't Gemma look stunning in her beautiful dress and with her trailing shower bouquet!

Dusky pink and cream shower bouquet with trailing foliage

Gemma's beautiful shower bouquet included dusky pink Menta roses, creamy Vendela roses with a hint of pink, smaller ivory spray roses, scented freesias, lisianthus and touches of dainty gypsophila. Trailing ivy and fern was chosen to work with the rest of the designs for this gorgeous shabby chic wedding.

Bridesmaid posies with dusky pink roses and gypsophila

The posies included the same flower varieties as Gemma's bouquet but more colour was brought in by incorporating mink coloured Amnesia roses, dusky pink Top Class roses and rose pink lisianthus, which matched the colour of the girls' dresses pefectly.

Large flower display in shabby chic style

The ceremony took place in All Saints Church in Oakham and the beautiful interior was decorated with two large floral displays at the front for maximum impact and to set the style of the wedding. These incorporated plenty of trailing foliage to suit the theme, which included eucalyptus, variegated ivy and asparagus fern. Dainty white flowers such as gypsophila and ammi kept the designs looking light and natural. Simple bunches of gypsophila tied with trailing ribbon decorated the pew ends and provided the perfect finishing touch.

The newly married couple

The happy couple pose for photos as they leave the church as man and wife! Don't they both look fabulous!

Wedding pavilion at the Ladywood Estate

The wedding breakfast took place in the amazing pavilion at the Ladywood Estate, which looked stunning once the drapes, table decorations and floral centrepieces were all in place. Gemma and Jamie chose a mix of tall candelaba centrepieces and lower designs on glass cake plates for their guest tables, with candles and fairy lights to add to the magical effect.

Candelabra dressed in shabby chic style with trailing foliage

The candelabras included the same flower mix as used in the church displays and wedding party designs, with plenty of foliage trails and different textures to suit the shabby chic style. With candles and fairy lights amongst the draped ceiling it must have looked so pretty for the evening celebrations.

Low table centres in shabby chic style

Low table centres were created to work with the tall candelabras and give colour at the lower level too. I loved all Gemma's little finishing touches on the tables, which worked so well for her chosen theme.

Top table arrangement in shabby chic style with trailing foliage

One of my favourite top table displays as I loved the abundant foliage and dusky colours of the flowers - and what a lovely reminder to take away from a very special day!

My thanks again to Gemma and Jamie for letting me take a part in your special day - I do love a good wedding!

And if you would like any help or advice to create something unique and special for your own wedding day, please do get in touch with me - I'm always happy to help!

Helen x