Down Memory Lane...

Laura & James’s beautiful autumn wedding took place in the fabulous countryside setting of Bassmead Manor Barns, perfect for their preferred informal rustic style. They wanted to keep the floral designs quite simple to suit the venue, but colour was very important with Laura choosing a mix of dusky mauve and lilac shades (perfect for autumn!) with cream and ivory. Roses were the perfect choice for this colour scheme, mixed with masses of the couple’s favourite gypsophila. The dusky shades also gave the flower designs a vintage feel, with favourite rose varieties including Mentha, Ocean Song and Memory Lane...

Bride with rose and gypsophila bouquet

Laura chose a neat and compact style of bouquet with a vintage feel. It included dusky Memory Lane and Mentha roses as well as lilac Ocean Song and creamy Vendela roses, ivory spray roses, scented freesias and touches of dainty gypsophila.

The wedding ceremony

What a lovely moment! You can see from this photo that Laura’s bridesmaids wore dresses in a mix of deep aubergine and dusky lilac, which worked beautifully with the roses chosen for Laura’s bouquet. They carried simple posies of massed gypsophila – so pretty!

Gypsophila posies

Memory Lane rose and gypsophila buttonhole

James wore a Memory Lane rose buttonhole with a sprig of gypsophila to match the gypsophila sprays worn by his groomsmen.

Lilac rose and gypsophila centrepiece

The colour scheme and simple rustic style was continued through to the main barn for the wedding breakfast…

Wedding cake decorated with flowers

Can't resist showing a picture of this gorgeous cake - baked and iced by Laura with the finishing floral touches by me... I'm sure it tasted as good ast it looked!

If you would like to see more of the flower designs from this beautiful wedding do take a look at my website gallery where they are currently being featured. Many thanks to Ben from Jinjabird Photography for allowing me to share some of his fabulous photos (as well as a few of my own), as well as to Laura and James of course!

If you need a little help planning the flower designs for your own special day, do please get in touch through my website or by emailing me at - I hope to hear from you soon!

Helen x