Tori and Will’s, Shropshire Garden Wedding…

I sometimes, shock myself at my tardiness.   Here is their Shropshire garden wedding, from last July, yes 2016.  It is fabulous, and I wonder why I have not shared it sooner.

I met Tori & Will at the Most Curious Wedding Fair, in Brick Lane, London.  They told me a little about their wedding ideas for an outdoors ceremony at Walcot Hall, in Shropshire.  It really is the most amazing venue.  Truly British in its eccentricity, interesting artefacts and photos deck the walls.  Leaving it a hugely personal and relaxed feeling venue.  The walled gardens, are effortless in their beauty, like all the best gardens and are the epitome of an English country garden and perfect for a wedding, should the weather allow and for Tori and Will, it did!

So back to the flowers, Tori and Will wanted lots of colours, summery blooms in reds, blues, yellows and oranges, steering clear of pink.  Their wedding was in early July so sunflowers, dahlias and peonies were in abundance.  Although the flowers for the tables, in simple mason jars were going to be colourful for the bridal party we ended up deciding to pair the flowers back to simple blues, whites with lavender.  The bouquets were light and delicate.  For the buttonholes, bunches of garden herbs and lavender tied with twine worked especially well with Will’s tweed suit.

The outside ceremony, had hay bales with cushions (for comfort purposes) and an acoustic duo, who played and sung while I was setting up – perfect.  Simple, bunches of colourful blooms in milk urns and steels vases lined the aisle.  Given the verdant background, anything muted or too green would have been lost, so the bold colours worked brilliantly.

The photographs taken by  Gemma Williams and she really capture a fun day in beautiful grounds… and the gin bar, space hopers, dinner, dancing and a pizza oven.  Boy…. I wish I had been a guest at this wedding.  Thanks for the booking Tori and Will.

Style: English country garden/rustic.

Colours: ivory and blue – with bold reception and ceremony blooms.

Flowers: nigella, lavender, sunflowers, dahlias, gypsophila and garden herbs.