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Neutral Wedding Flowers Create a Sophisticated Theme

16 Sep 2014

A glamorous mix of multi-petalled David Austen roses and hydrangea in neutral tones were elegantly styled for Alice and Jon’s summer wedding at Rudding Park Hotel near Harrogate.

Sleek modern glassware complemented the sophisticated palette of ivory, white, soft taupe and dusky pink, which was enhanced with touches of silvery grey and soft lime green foliage.

‘Patience’ and ‘Keira’ varieties of large headed David Austen roses, dusky pink Amnesia roses and ivory Avalanche roses were combined with white hydrangea and double-petalled lisianthus. Larkspur and delphiniums added height and drama to the floral displays.

The bride wore a beautiful couture dress by Anita Massarella and carried a stylish hand-tied bouquet featuring David Austen and Dutch roses, seasonal flowers and touches of rosemary and silvery grey foliage. A family brooch was attached to the bouquet handle adding a personal touch.

The bridesmaids carried posies in contrasting tones featuring David Austen roses.

A single white rose set simply against green leaves was used for each male buttonhole.

The aisle was lined with lime washed chairs which were decorated with a single large white hydrangea head tied with a cream bow of trailing sateen ribbon.

The centerpiece for the wedding ceremony in the Radcliffe Room was a white wooden arch, decorated with a graceful line of hydrangea and roses with soft lime green amaranthus, fragrant rosemary and delicate trails of foliage. This was later moved to provide a dramatic backdrop for the top table at the reception.

Tall cylinder vases filled with water, twisted willow twigs and pebbles and topped with loose hand-tied floral arrangements provided dramatic table centres. Each was surrounded with vintage style nightlights for a romantic effect.

Additional contemporary arrangements featured hurricane vases surrounded by circles of twigs, foliage, herbs and flowers.

Photography by Barber Photography

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