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Natural Florals in Timeless Colours, Allerton Castle

23 Sep 2014

​Photos by Georgina Harrison Photography

Natural florals are very much in vogue at the moment and are a wonderful choice for brides who are looking for a sophisticated twist on the traditional meadow or country garden style.

We interpreted this look for Laura and Jonny’s wedding at Allerton Castle by using a beautiful selection of roses with ample small-headed seasonal flowers.

The addition of ferns, trailing ivy and moss introduced a rustic woodland feel to the arrangements.

A timeless colour palette of white, ivory and cream was accented with touches of aubergine to complement the bridesmaids’ gowns.

The bridal bouquet was a lovely loose tumbling shower of roses, Astrantia and scented freesia with the intriguing addition of ferns and sempervivium adding  texture and variety.

Alliums, Gladioli, smoke bush foliage, long thin ferns and Panicum fountain grass added interest to the displays and resulted in some very unique bouquets.

A single white rose was combined with a few sprigs of small white flower heads and several leaves for the male buttonholes giving a modern twist to a classic design.


Allerton’s fabulous staircase is the perfect showpiece for weddings and we made the most of this by decorating the brass handrails with fairy lights and a loose and very trailing foliage garland incorporating lots of fern and ivy  and tiny white flower heads.

Natural brown twine was used to attach the garland to the bannisters.

A lovely loose flowing ‘long and low’ arrangement was created for the registrar’s table in ivory, white and green with touches of aubergine.

Two striking pedestal arrangements were created to sit on either side of the registrar’s table, designed in a tall, narrow contemporary style and placed on a decorative wrought iron base to add height and drama.

Each table at the reception was decorated with a white twig ‘tree’ supplied by the bride and groom which we decorated with hanging nightlight candle globes, small butterflies, touches of moss and dainty white flower heads in white to give the impression of blossom.

“Thank you sooo much for everything you and the girls created for us, it was everything we hoped and more. People haven’t stopped talking about the centrepieces, what you achieved with them was extraordinary… you took our basic thoughts and made them magical. My bouquet was the most amazing thing I had ever seen, the plum colour that ran through matched the bridesmaid dresses perfectly, the pedestals were out of this world and exactly what we wanted. We really couldn’t have asked for anything else and the flowers were definitely one of my top highlights of the day. I have kept one of each type of flower and leaf and pressed them to keep forever.”  Laura

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