Vintage Elegance – Nikki & Michael’s Exquisite Wedding
There are few places that are as wonderfully ‘English’ as Taplow House on a fine spring day and for Nikki and Michael’s wedding, absolutely everything was in place for a very special occasion indeed.
I was not at all surprised however because Nikki and Michael organised everything perfectly. In fact, they booked me over a year before their wedding! During the months before the big day, we got to know each other during our consultations and my brief for the wedding day was to create a feeling of elegance and luxury, working with a colour palette of crisp whites teamed with timeless vintage tones.
There was certainly a wonderfully classic look to Nikki and Michael’s wedding and my choice of flowers reflected this. Nikki herself carried a hand-tied bouquet featuring a mix of roses, freesias and soft silver/green foliage. Her bridesmaids carried smaller versions of the same and as they ranged widely in ages, I was careful to scale their posies accordingly!
The younger bridesmaids looked absolutely adorable with their floral crowns featuring roses, freesias and more lush greenery. Meanwhile, the Mums weren’t left out either and they sported delightful wrist corsages made with ivory freesias. I have to admit that I love incorporating fresh flowers into an outfit so I adored these!
Luxury was certainly the watchword for this wedding but we also needed to include a little bit of practical planning. Given that it was April and the threat of spring showers was never far away, we chose to decorate the fabulous staircase at Taplow House. Foliage garlands and spray flowers cascaded down from the wooden bannisters and even though it was a hot and sunny day in the end, our work was the background to many photos!
Two candelabra table arrangements brought beauty to the ceremony and the registrar’s table itself wasn’t forgotten either and here, vintage glass vases were filled with an assortment of blooms. Single stems of roses and hydrangeas also in vases adorned the fireplaces and were surrounded with candles and preserved roses petals for a super romantic look.
During dinner, guests basked in the glow of candlelight. Five arm silver candelabras were decorated with balls of flowers and placed in the centre of each table. The finished look was refined yet glamorous and it was a completely beautiful wedding.
I cannot tell you what a privilege it was to be involved with Nikki and Michael’s wedding day. I loved the refined beauty of their flowers and the classic vintage look was just so fitting for their day. I’ll sign off with a snippet of a ‘sent-from-honeymoon’ note I received from Mr. & Mrs. Treend and you’ll find information on all the flower varieties after these happy words.
“We’re writing this whilst on honeymoon as couldn’t wait to thank you! Just want to say you are best florist in the world! The flowers were incredible and better than we could have ever imagined! So many compliments! You got everything spot on Tarnia. Such a pleasure to work with too! Thanks for everything! Lots of love xxx”