Vicky & Nick Freds Pretty Pastel Coloured Wedding Complete with Camper Van, Photos by Fiona Kelly Photography

On the blog today I am very excited to post the eagerly anticipated wedding of Vicky and Nick Freds who were married on the 3rd of August this year at Salomons in Tunbridge Wells (and I think you will agree it is worth waiting for…).

Vicky and Nick had been together for 14 years when Nick proposed to Vicky just before going out for a romantic meal in Havana whilst having a relaxing break away last year. When planning for their big day they had decided that they liked the current wedding trend of all things vintage, and Vicky said she wanted to incorporate the style but with an elegant twist as well, so I guess you could say that the style for their wedding day was Vintage Elegance!

When I met with Vicky for her consultation she said how she liked the idea of  having soft pastel coloured flowers, particularly for the bridesmaids who would be wearing dusty pink coloured dresses, but she wanted her bouquet to be slightly different, still incorporating the pastel colour pallet but with very neutral tones of cream and just a hint of pink. To tie in the vintage theme I made the suggestion about maybe having a vintage style brooch attached to the ribbon of her bouquet and Vicky loved this idea.

Vicky’s Bridal Bouquet was made up of Cream Avalanche Roses, Sweet Avalanche Roses, Light Pink Astilbe and Majolica Spray Roses. As I always when possible like to include a scented flower in the bride and bridesmaids bouquets, so they each have something nice to smell whilst holding their flowers throughout the day, and in Vicky’s bouquet the scented flower was the Majolica Spray Roses.

Vicky’s diamante vintage brooch which I sourced specially from an antiques shop in Otford.

The bridesmaid bouquets were made up of lilac Ocean Song Roses, Sweet Avalanche Roses and for their scented flower they had white sweet peas which smelt heavenly. Each bouquet was finished with Ivory coloured satin ribbon to match Vicky’s bouquet and fastened with pearl pins.

Gorgeous bride Vicky and her six beautiful bridesmaids, holding their bouquets.

Vicky wanted Nicks button-hole to match her bouquet and the other button holes to match the bridesmaids bouquets so that they were all colour coordinated.

The grooms button-hole was made up of one Cream Avalanche Rose, Pink Astilbe and finished with Ivory satin ribbon and a pearl pin.

The best man and usher button holes were made up of one lilac Ocean Song Rose and flowering mint which smelt lovely and fresh. Each button-hole was finished with Ivory satin ribbon and a pearl pin.

The arrangement for the Gold Room at Salomons where Vicky and Nick hosted their champagne reception fitted perfectly on the mantle piece. Continuing with the pastel colour pallet the design was made up of pink Hydrangea, Ocean Song Roses, Cream Avalanche Roses and White Campanula.

Vicky hired our large white Shabby Chic wooden Heart to have on her sweet table, which was located in the conservatory at Salomons and it was in there that she also had her beautiful hand painted cake on display.

The flowers used for the heart design were an eclectic mix of all the different flowers used throughout the whole wedding which included; Avalanche Roses, Hydrangea, Astilbe and flowering Mint.

Stunning bride Vicky, bursting with happiness.

I just LOVE this fun photo of Vicky and her bridesmaids standing next to the vintage blue camper van. The girls all looking very happy with big smiles.

I saw Vicky a short time after her and Nick had got back from their honey moon as I needed to collect some bits from her. When I asked her about the wedding she replied saying “It really was the best day of my life!” Aww I am so glad and it was so lovely to hear that all the planning and organisation had been well worth it.

Many congratulations to Mr and Mrs Freds wishing you both lots of happiness together xxx

The beautiful photo credits in today’s post go to Fiona Kelly Photography

Flowers by myself

Laura Jayne and Mikes Beautiful Fulham Palace Wedding

On the blog today we have the lovely wedding of Laura Jayne and Mike Wilton. They were child hood sweet hearts who met at school (on the first day to be exact) but they became an official couple when they were sixteen and have never looked back since! (aww sooo lovely) LJ went to a friends 21st Birthday party some years ago which was held at Fulham Palace and she just fell in love with the building! Her and Mike decided then that when their special day was to come Fulham Palace would be their dream wedding venue….

Fulham Palace was established way back in 704AD and is the historic home of the Bishops of London. Today visitors to Fulham Palace have a wealth of things to see and do from exploring the museum that charts the Palace’s eventful history to having lunch in the Drawing Room restaurant that looks out onto the beautiful gardens. As well as this Fulham Palace is today a sought-after venue for weddings, parties and corporate events.

LJ and Mike were married on Saturday 23rd June and their ceremony was held in the Great Hall. Right from the start LJ knew the style she wanted their day to have and had a very distinctive and vibrant colour scheme in mind of blue and pink with a hint of white (and might I just add that she was a lovely bride to work with). The hall was filled with rows of beautiful Italian Chiavari chairs with which we incorporated some flowery magic too with chair end designs made up of blue hydrangea’s aqua pink roses and white Lisianthus in keeping with the colour theme, LJ loved them so much that they arranged to have them moved to the top table for the dinner reception that was held in the marquee!

The arrangements were tied to the chairs using blue satin ribbon as a pretty finishing touch. The mantle piece was dressed with a long trailing arrangement made up of the same flowers and either side were two taller vases of blue Delphinium, pink Delphinium and pink Calla Lilies.

The wedding dinner was held in Fulham Palace’s marque and it looked stunning! Hanging from the ceiling were pretty paper lanterns in shades of turquoise, blue, cerise pink and powder pink and the tables were matched with the same colour table linens.

The centre pieces were made up of round vases to echo the shape of the lanterns and made up of blue Hydrangea, pink Roses and white Phlox to match the colour theme and table linens.

The bridesmaid bouquets were made up of aqua roses, blue cornflowers and white sweet peas (which smelt divine!) If possible I always like to include at least one scented flower in the bride and bridesmaids bouquets as its nice to have something that gives of a lovely scent when holding the bouquet throughout the day.

LJ’s bridal bouquet also incorporated the pink, blue and pink theme with aqua pink roses, blue hydrangea, white sweet peas and blue cornflower as well as rosemary. Her bouquet was finished with a blue satin ribbon and gorgeous tear drop shaped pearl pins.

Laura Jayne’s Bridal Bouquet

The Happy Couple… wishing you lots of happiness together xx