Royal Wedding

As a florist I couldn’t wait to see what the Royal Wedding flowers were going to look like – particularly with a reported budget of £200,000!

And the lavish floral displays in St. George’s Chapel, created using locally-sourced foliage taken from the gardens and parkland of The Crown Estate and Windsor Great Park, certainly did not disappoint.

The arches included beech, birch and hornbeam branches, as well as beautiful garden and cultivated roses in cream and white, stocks, stephanotis, nigella, scabious, foxgloves, asparagus fern and some peonies.

I thought they were exceptional and worked beautifully to soften the fairly austere façade of the chapel.

The scale was enormous and required scaffolding and chicken wire to hold everything in place and buckets and vials of water would have been positioned within the structure, rather than foam which isn’t environmentally-friendly.

The finished look was a beautifully free-flowing arrangement which was completely befitting of a fairy tale wedding.

It was also lovely to read that the arrangements have been divided up into hand-tied bouquets and delivered to women’s refuges and hospices across London.

I adored the bridesmaid’s hair circlets which were very beautiful and I always prefer them for flowergirls, who can sometimes destroy their posy’s during the service.

But I wasn’t so impressed with the bride’s bouquet, which I thought was a bit small given the occasion and the simplicity of Meghan’s dress, which could have taken a statement bouquet.

Not only that, it looked rather wilted by the time the official photographs were taken – particularly the astilbe which is renowned for wilting. If I’d have been doing her flowers I would have recommended a back-up bouquet, so it was completely fresh for the pictures.

The flowers used were very traditional for a Royal Wedding – she had myrtle sprigs from stems planted by Queen Victoria at Osborne House in 1845, and tradition dictates that a royal bride’s bouquet should always contain it.

There were also scented sweet peas, lily of the valley which represents love and appreciation, jasmine and astrantia which symbolises strength and courage. And there were forget-me-nots, the favourite flower of Prince Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana.

For me it lacked some white roses or peonies and additional greenery. The overall effect was a rather yellow colour – because there wasn’t enough white or green.

Phillipa Craddock was the florist chosen by the royal couple and I have long admired her work – she is based in Selfridges in London. Her bouquets are usually incredible statement pieces and this wasn’t her signature style – which makes me think that the design was much more Meghan’s idea than hers.

Prince Harry is said to have handpicked the flowers from the private garden at Kensington Palace so I think this explains why Philippa made such a small wildflower posy – rather than a big, bold bouquet.

But that is what florists are meant to do – design the bouquet for the bride, not for themselves. So, if Meghan – or the Duchess of Sussex – was happy, then that was a job well done! 😍

Real Wedding- The West Mill, Kayleigh & David

Welcome to our latest Real Wedding blog featuring Kayleigh & David at The West Mill exclusive use wedding venue.
When Kayleigh Otter and David Foster, both 31, first met they were just 16 years old and worked on
the production line in a sandwich factory. But even then Kayleigh knew David was the butter to her
bread and after half a lifetime together the couple tied the knot in a stunning ceremony in Derby’s
West Mill. Here, Kayleigh tells the story of their day.
Who: Kayleigh Otter, a midwife at Kingsmill Hospital, and David Foster, an algorithmic trading
manager. They live in Selston, Nottinghamshire.
Proposal: David took me to Venice for my 30th
birthday and I had absolutely no idea he was going to
propose. Even when he got down on one knee I didn’t expect it – I just laughed. We had a few days in
Venice and then we went to Milan and I chose my ring there. It was completely unexpected but all
the more lovely because of that.
Venue: West Mill, Darley Abbey. I had always wanted to marry in church, but Dave works away a lot
and the church in Darley Abbey insisted we attend three weekends a month, for six months. This was
impossible for us, so we decided on a country house venue. We looked at several in Nottinghamshire
and Derbyshire but we hadn’t found anything that really had the wow factor. As soon as we walked
into West Mill Dave was asking if we could book it – we loved how unusual the place was.
When: The venue didn’t have any Saturdays left in 2017, but they did have some Fridays. We decided
to book 7th July and it was only afterwards that we realised the date was 7.7.17 – so Dave has no
excuses for forgetting our wedding anniversary.
Night before: My mum hired Stretton House the night before and we all stayed there. My two
cousins from Australia came over for the wedding and it was lovely to be able to spend the night
before with all my family.
Bridesmaids: My sister Tamara Otter was the matron of honour and my bridesmaids were cousin
Olivia Heslop, sister-in-law Claire Harradine and friend Claire Pedley. I also had my two nieces as
flowergirls, 14-year-old Caitlin and 10-year-old Maisie. My mum owns a mother-of-the-bride outfit
shop called House of Elegance, in Worksop, so she ordered all the dresses and accessories.
Best man: Dave’s best friend Andy Graham was best man. He lives in Hong Kong and came over
especially for the wedding.
Dress: I did loads of dress shopping and I had a very set idea of what I wanted: something plain. In
fact, I ended up with the complete opposite but I couldn’t have loved it more. It was from the
designer Mori Lee.
Theme: West Mill is very urban and industrial but I chose to view it as a blank canvas and endeavour
to make it prettier. I wanted the theme to be elegance and sparkle and to link back to Venice a little
bit too. I had an enormous scroll made with a quote from the Merchant of Venice written on it,
which came from Polly and Me, and I placed this in the centre of the room.
Flowers: I saw quite a few florists and some of the quotes I was given were completely ridiculous. I
was continuing to look around and met Laura from Avant Garden at a wedding fair at Calke Abbey.
She was incredibly down to earth and understood exactly what I wanted, which meant I had
complete confidence in her.​ My bridal bouquet was stunning, filled with white cymbidium orchids, with blush centres, sweet
avalanche roses, pink astilbe, pink astrantia, white thistle, blush wax flowers, Italin ruscus, baby
eucalyptus and asparagus fern. I loved it so, so much I have paid to have it preserved and it is now in
a glass case – I couldn’t bear to just let it die.
Laura also did my bridesmaid’s posies which had sweet avalanche roses, memory lane roses,
waxflowers, astrantia, astilbe and greenery.
Dave’s button hole was a Cymbidium orchid, white thistle and waxflower while the groomsmen had
memory lane roses instead. The corsages were white orchids in keeping with bridal bouquet.
Every single flower Laura used was absolutely stunning and she really helped to guide me in choosing
the right thing for the right time of year. She was also really well-priced and I felt that I got a lot of
flowers for my money. We went to 10 weddings last year, all with different budgets and themes, but I
would not change my flowers for any others. They were perfect, fabulous quality and my favourite
floral masterpiece was our ceremony backdrop. Avant Garden brought the “WOW” factor I wanted
for the ceremony room.
Accessories: Laura also did my birdcages filed with flowers which hung from the ceiling during the
ceremony, and then went on the tables later. She filled jam jars with flowers which hung off the
chairs either side of the aisle and I had hurricane vases with candles in them lining the aisle too. I had
a vintage ladder which held sweetie jars and lollies and I made my own tables cloths and runners
with rose gold sequins, hessian and lace.
I made a welcome board, which had maps of the places we met, got engaged and got married cut
into the shape of hearts.
For the name places, we had chocolate bars made with a photograph from our engagement shoot on
one side and the menu on the other.
Rings: My engagement ring was by Cartier and we bought our wedding rings from Temprel in
Nottingham. I’m a midwife which means that I can’t wear diamonds at work, so my dad suggested I
have two rings – a plain band that I wear all the time and a diamond one that I wear when I can.
Music: This was really important to me. I had a violinist called Alexandra performing during the
ceremony and a duo called The Notes played during our drinks reception.
In the evening we had a band called Echo Drive – I chose them because the lead singer Caulder has
an amazing raspy sound. We booked them solely based on their promotional video but it was a
gamble that paid off because they were great.
Photography: I came across Simon and Adam from Enchanting Wood Photography at a wedding fair
and although they are based in Berkshire I knew they were right for us. We are really thrilled with
our pictures a lasting memory of our day. And we also had a photobooth in the evening which was
really good fun and has provided us with a really different set of images too.
Cake: This was from Buttercup Cakes near Manchester and it was actually the first thing I booked –
even before my dress, even though it really reflects my dress in terms of the ruffles. I had four tiers of
lemon drizzle cake and the bottom tier was covered in white, pink and purple frills which gave it an
ombre effect. It was beautiful and tasted divine.
Top tips: Everyone tells you the day will go quickly but it was like a whirlwind. It’s important to take a
step back and take it all in. Also, prepare as much in advance as you can. It is possible to do an awful
​lot yourself, providing you give yourself plenty of time. And finally, stick to your budget – because it is
possible to get very carried away.
If you would like to book a consultation to discuss your wedding flowers click here

Real Wedding- Amy & Nathan-Donnington Park Farm House, Derbyshire

Many thanks to Rachel @ http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/rustic-barn-red-gold-glam-wedding.html for writing and publishing this blog 😍

What a fabulous treat we have in store today with WWW readers Amy and Nathan’s warm, sparkling and glamour filled barn wedding. Our pair wed on the 20th July 2017 at Donington Park Farm House. Together with her wonderful florist, Amy created such a magical atmosphere with fairy lights, moss and the most glorious florals you ever did see.


There are just so many wonderful details to take in here, from the floral hoops and the bell jar roses, to the moss runner and the heaving cake table. Pinterest fingers at the ready! One of my favourite touches is the mossy table plan board and Amy was a woman with a plan, making sure all the nooks and crannies of the venue were filled with gorgeous details.
Amy’s Sottero and Midgley gown fits in with the glamorous décor just perfectly and I think you’ll agree the chaps all look rather dapper in their Marc Darcy suits. I do so love Chi Chi London’s bold bridesmaids dresses and don’t the youngest bridesmaids look just gorgeous in their Monsoon numbers?
Thanks ever so much to Gareth Newstead for capturing the incredible atmosphere so beautifully and sharing these images with us.


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THE PROPOSAL | Nathan proposed after 4 years together while holidaying in Barcelona in beautiful Park Guel. I was actually in a bad mood at the time after being forced to walk up the hill in 36 degree heat but I soon cheered up! No one knew what was happening apart from us, it was really special.
THE VISION | I wanted the wedding to be super relaxed and have a party vibe. My dream was for it to be a day to remember for everybody and to only have our closest family and friends there. I wanted the day to be full of personal touches and to reflect our personalities – nothing too ‘flash’! I wanted the décor to be rustic yet romantic with quirky touches. I’m all about food so this was a big deal breaker in the wedding, I didn’t want a sit down meal as mass catering for three courses is often disappointing but with Donington Park Farmhouse there was an option for a barbecue as the main course, which was right up our street and went with the informal atmosphere we wanted to create.


THE PLANNING PROCESS | Naturally I had a wedding pinterest board two years prior to Nathan popping the question. So I already had a good idea of what I wanted! Unfortunately a month after booking the venue my Mum passed away so planning went onto the back burner for a few months. I originally wanted to do absolutely everything myself but I didn’t have the energy for a while so my amazing florist and venue dresser helped ☺. After Christmas I managed to get myself into gear and spent hours browsing wedding blogs and mentally walking around the venue thinking of bits and pieces to go in all the nooks and crannies! Along with creating x 10,000 lists.


BUDGET | We managed to save a lot of money with the venue and suppliers due to the Wedding being on a Thursday, and with suppliers who weren’t offering mid-week discounts already I was a bit cheeky and requested bits for free. I’d definitely recommend a mid-week wedding if you’re booking the wedding late or would like to save money. You tend to find that you only get guests who want to be there coming to the day as well – which is quite heart-warming.
THE VENUE | It’s impossible not to be impressed by Donington Park Farmhouse. As soon as you walk into the barn, it’s got a really special atmosphere and is traditional yet has modern touches like the industrial lighting hanging from the ceilings, it really had the WOW factor. The rooms are adorned with twinkling fairy lights and rustic detail and even if you weren’t to decorate the venue for your wedding it wouldn’t look bare. It was the first venue we viewed and we booked it straight away, I strongly believe if you see something and love it then what else are you looking for? You could look forever always trying to find something that bit better. What I really liked about it was that you had the venue exclusively to you and your wedding guests, the accommodation of 17 rooms was spread across three different buildings so it felt like a little wedding village! We had the ceremony and evening party in the main barn and the Wedding Breakfast in the Pig Sties, each table was set it its own walled Pig Sty so it was really different. We also had a lovely separate bar with picnic tables and a courtyard to use which was fab as it was such a sunny day!
THE DRESS & ACCESSORIES | The dress was ‘Natalia’ by Sottero and Midgley from La Belle Boutique in Nottinghamshire. The shoes were Irregular Choice from Schuh.


FINDING THE DRESS | Hate to say it but I didn’t enjoy the ‘finding the dress’ experience! I hate being centre of attention, don’t like looking at myself in the mirror and I’m naturally not very enthusiastic.. all in all a disastrous combination – Being centre of attention all day and being stared at for a reaction by various staff members and my bridesmaids and sisters. I think the ‘Finding the Dress’ experience is often really romanticized and it doesn’t always work out like that, equally there isn’t anything wrong if you don’t feel like that! My brief was a long sleeved dress, nothing fitted and loose. I ended up with a fitted, corseted, strapless trumpet gown – which a member of staff asked me to try on and I loved it! I was a little bit conscious that I was too big to wear it but I found with the loose dresses I actually looked bigger and while I wanted sleeves to cover my arms it was actually highlighting them even more!


GROOM’S ATTIRE | The Grooms suits were all from the Marc Darcy website, they were navy blue tweed with a nude trim which matched the Bridesmaid dresses perfectly. The burgundy bow ties and socks were from eBay and complimented the rich colours in the flower bouquets. The Gingham shirts were from House of Fraser and went with the ‘Rustic Theme’. The brown brogues that the Groomsmen wore were from Moss Bros.
THE READINGS & MUSIC | I walked down the aisle to the rather original Christina Perri ‘A Thousand Years’ – I know everyone has this but I think it’s just beautiful. We then had a reading read by my sisters dedicated to my Mum, inspired by something I found on Pinterest but amended by my sisters – it finished with ‘and now we say our vows of love today in memory of you’ which was a really nice fitting touch. After the vows were made Nathan’s sister Sarah read out an excerpt from the childrens book ‘I like you’ by Sandol Stoddard. We signed the register to The Beach Boys – Gold Only Knows and Father John Misty – Chateau Lobby and walked back down the aisle to The Cure – Just Like Heaven.
BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAIDS | I had my three best friends as my bridesmaids and I couldn’t have done it without them on the day and leading up to the wedding. They looked absolutely beautiful in Chi Chi London dresses with shoes and hair accessories from ASOS. One of my bridesmaids Sophie tore some ligaments in her knee a few months before the wedding so had to wear flats but I think it worked really well! So many people complimented the bridesmaid dresses on the day – so I felt really happy. The two flower girls were my nieces Lilly and Daisy, they are just so cute! They wore dresses from Monsoon and glitter shoes from Next.


THE FLOWERS | Where do I start with the amazing florist we used?? Laura at Avant Garden in Belper was absolutely amazing, she seemed to know what I wanted straight away without me having to explain. I found her on Instagram and loved the unusual way she put things together and all the ideas she had. The tables were decorated with real moss table runners with floral cloches and dahlia petals, a custom back drop behind the top table with copper foliage hoops and flower sprays. The table plan we had was an antique looking frame on an easel with real moss as the back drop, it was stunning. The bouquets were all stunning as were the floral garlands for the girls, we had compliments on them all day.


THE CAKE | The cake table was made by Louisa Bella’s Cake Company, which is actually my sister’s company so I got the full works! We had a three tier semi-naked red velvet cake with cheesecake buttercream and a gold tier centre, a sequin single tier carrot and orange cake with a handmade sugar magnolia, miniature pistachio, rose water and white chocolate drip cakes and blueberry cake pops with edible flowers and gold glitter, with handmade meringue kisses scattered around the table. Gorgeous!


YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER | Our photographer was Gareth Newstead. We actually viewed the venue after seeing one of his wedding blogs! After meeting him we loved his relaxed style, we were very nervous as we aren’t a couple that love a photo op’ but Gareth reassured us we wouldn’t have to do anything we didn’t want to do. He blended in so well with the wedding he felt like one of our friends which is why I think he managed to get so many natural shots of everyone. I laughed and cried looking through the photos for the first time, we said to him the most important part of the day was capturing the feel of the wedding and the relaxed atmosphere and he certainly did that in bucket loads.
THE DETAILS & DÉCOR | The venue was full of fairy lights but I had to add extra! I bought copper wire fairy lights from eBay and put them everywhere! On the tables in the bar I bought jars with fairy lights in to add a bit of atmosphere and dotted them around. We had hessian bows on all the chairs to go with the barn/rustic theme. A big highlight was the beer pong table we bought with a rule board for ‘Bride & Groom Beer Pong’ and blue cups for the grooms side and gold cups for the brides side – we even had personalised ping pong balls. My bridesmaid Michelle painted us some amazing signs to use on the day, the order of service was an old pallet painted black with white chalk pen as the writing. We hired a ladder from Avant Garden to do a little display for my Mum complete with photos and fairy lights with a hessian and lace runner – I had quite a few little photos displays about to add a personal touch. The favours were all different succulent plants, that I had wrapped in pieces of hessian and tied with a bit of string, they also served as place holders with a mini chalkboard pick with each guests names on – they went really well with the moss on the tables.
THE HONEYMOON | We went to Staithes in a harbourfront cottage for a Mini-Moon straight after the wedding and to Khao Lak in Thailand two weeks after the wedding staying in a beach front Bungalow, it was beautiful and we had the best time.
MEMORABLE MOMENTS | I think walking up the aisle was such a memorable moment for me, it’s something you dream of from being a little girl and I just couldn’t stop smiling. Another memorable things was all the dancing at the end, we created our own play list going through the ages 80’s / 90’s etc. and for the last hour we had ‘Amy Vs Nathan’ so a track I had chosen followed by a track Nathan had chosen and people had to cheer for which they liked the most, this really got the atmosphere going and was so funny! Paul Ace our wedding singer was there all day and is also worth a mention – he was absolutely brilliant – everyone loved him. There’s too many memorable moments to mention, the Mexican wave before dinner was served, the incredibly touching speech from my husband and the sing along to Paul Ace ‘That’s Amore’ after the meal – we couldn’t begin to list them!
ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES | Do what YOU want, they’ll be so many family members and friends who try and influence what you do along the way, and try and push outdated traditions on to you, or make you invite people just because you should. But at the end of the day you’re always going to upset someone so it isn’t worth worrying about, the most important thing is having a day that’s all about you both and having no regrets. Once you’ve achieved this – on the day take a moment and look round the room at all the people who matter to you having a wonderful day enjoying everything you have put together, it’s the best feeling knowing you trusted your instincts and everything is exactly the way you both wanted it!
CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |
Photography | Gareth Newstead Photography
Venue | Donington Park Farmhouse
Florist and Props | Avant Garden Weddings
Dress | Sottero & Midgley from La Belle Boutique
Shoes | Irregular Choice
Make Up | Maxine Holland at Black Cactus Salon
Hair | Hair by Charlotte Leigh
Suits | Marc Darcy
Adult Bridesmaids | Chi Chi London
Young Bridesmaids | Monsoon
Singer | Paul Ace
Wedding Stationery | Rocket Monkey Design
Light up Letters | Distinct Event Solutions
 
What a marvellously warm and sparkly day! Thank you so much Amy and Nathan for sharing it with us. Rachel x
 

Real Wedding – Hassop Hall, Derbyshire

REAL WEDDING 

Who: Sally Adlen and James Miller

When: September 24, 2016

Where: Bakewell Methodist Church followed by a reception at Hassop Hall


Theme: I didn’t really have a set theme, but because Hassop Hall has a very distinctive style I decided to work with that look, rather than chose something completely different. Hassop is a stately home, which is grand and splendid, but it is also has quite a relaxed, country gentleman feel to it. So we decided to work with its grand fireplaces, traditional furnishings and plush country atmosphere to create a very English look. The groomsmen were in navy tails and the bridesmaids wore burgundy and gold.


I didn’t originally want to get married at Hassop because it is the place where I have celebrated lots of milestones in my life, for example I had my 18th and 21st birthday celebrations there. But when I saw Hassop’s ballroom I changed my mind because it was simply stunning.


Planning: My sister went to Avant Garden for her wedding so I had seen Laura and Scott’s work first hand. With that in mind, it was a no brainer – I always knew I would go to them. At my initial meeting I didn’t have loads of specific ideas, but I knew that I didn’t want anything tight and formal. I took quite a few photographs of things I liked and left it to Laura to put all the ideas together. One option Laura offers is the opportunity to have your bouquets made in advance of the big day, so you can see exactly what they are going to be like and make amendments if there are things you aren’t so keen on. This was absolutely invaluable to me. I had two bouquets made – mine and a bridesmaids – and an example of a buttonhole. I got to take them home and see what they looked like against my dress and the fabric for the bridesmaid’s dresses. It also set my mind at ease, since I knew that Laura had completely understood my vision. I was also able to make a few tweaks at this stage – for example there were dark red roses in my bouquet which I decided against.


Bouquets: My bouquet was absolutely beautiful. It was cascading, rather than a posy and it was full of dahlias which was one of the flowers I really wanted because my mum has always grown dahlias and I absolutely love them. I also had astilbees – which are also called false goat’s beard – and really added texture to the bouquet, as well as astrantia and ameranthus which are catkin-like long floral tassels which make quite a bold statement. Vebernam and lots of greenery completed the bouquet. The bridesmaid’s bouquets were similar but had more pops of orange and red in them. The overall look was quite autumnal, which is my favourite season too.


Buttonholes: I really wanted dark purple dahlias for the groom, best man, ushers and fathers, but they are very heavy flowers so Laura had to tie them quite carefully. She came up with lots of different options and I plumped for twine which looked great because James had a tweed waistcoat and it tied it with that English gentleman look. The mums had corsages in cream colours so that they matched whatever they wore.


Reception: I knew I wanted lots of greenery and Laura decorated the windowsills with ivy and edged the seating plan with it too. Laura and scott did all of the table centres at the reception – there were 12 in total. These were large gold bowls with flowers and greenery to match the bouquets. They were all lovely and loose; spilling out over the edges and on to the table. They then also provided small gold tealight holders and tealights to provide lots of extra sparkle.


 

Laura also did a ‘cake topper’ for our wedding cake. My mother-in-law made the wedding cake, which was gorgeous and simple, and Laura made up a little floral topper to finish it off.

 

Happy Ever After: We went to the Amalfi Coast and had a wonderful time. I was thrilled with everything on my wedding day, but flowers are very important to me and I was really thrilled that Laura understood my vision and lovingly brought it to life.


 

Industrial Into The Wild Photo shoot- Wedding Flower Inspiration

Those of you busy wedding planning today will be over the moon to view these inspirational and ruddy well beautiful images, I am certain. If you are lacking in ideas for décor, florals or outfits, I have all three covered. Don’t say I don’t treat you now lovelies.

There were the most lavish, opulent and striking floral arrangements ever. Think flower installations everywhere, from adorned hanging hoops to a floral packed top table and whimsical bouquets. Oh my! Then there was the lovely styling on the tables, complete with botanical stationery, pretty tableware and a show stopper of a cake. The bride and groom looked so on trend in their perfect outfits and bridal hair and make up look. Wow wee.

Many thanks goes to Ivory Fayre for sharing these sensational shots.

 

“When we all set out to create this shoot we wanted to make something super dreamy with a fashion feel – something that was edgy and yet absolutely beautiful all in one.

We chose The Pumping House as our venue for the shoot because it has this incredible mix of old and new – beautiful, original windows with contemporary flooring and styling. It also boasts some pretty incredible grounds so we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make use of them. We really liked the idea of creating pairing unusual things together -and so the theme ‘Into the Wild’ was born!

The shoot was to feature heavy greenery and foliage with slight accents of muted pinks, blues and greys. This meant the use of bright smoke bombs really worked – again creating that juxtaposition that we were looking for.

The flowers were supplied by Avant Garden – Laura and Scott really worked their magic on the ‘Into the Wild’ theme! We had heavily foliaged hoops, overhead hanging flower arrangements and the most incredible bouquets.

When we got out into the woods Save the Date Event Stylists provided us with a beautiful chandelier hanging from the trees and some gorgeous gilded frames which were adorned with flowers from Avant Garden. There’s something beautiful about the clash of those items out in the woods.

Hair (Cherry from Nashwhite) and Makeup (Josephine Way) wanted to use the colours and textures from the surroundings to really pull everything together. Josephine Way created a dark smokey eye to add intensity and kept the rest of the makeup fresh and in keeping with the muted colours of the shoot.

Cherry created fabulous messy up do’s which really fitted with the ‘into the wild’ theme. Rachel Ash provided a selection of dreamy dresses which were topped off with beautiful crystal accessories from Annaliese Rivers. Cherry also added some flower headpieces which looked gorgeous with the backdrop of the woods….”

Many thanks to Louise Baltruschat Hollis of http://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/industrial-into-the-wild-greenery-wedding-ideas.html