Rose Gold and Blush Pink Shades for Claire & Craig's Wedding at Cartmel Priory & Cartmel Racecourse
We have had an absolute blast with Claire and her gorgeous Mum Julie, planning the flowers for this glorious wedding day really has been an absolute joy. I do love May weddings, the flowers are always luscious and blousy, all my favourites are in season Peonies, English Garden Roses, Sweet peas, Lily of the Valley, Hydrangeas, Astilbe, Larkspur and so, so much more, this wedding day had them all in a very pretty colour palette; soft blush pinks, rose golds and ivory.
I also love Cartmel it's one of the prettiest villages with the most sensational Church the iconic Cartmel Priory a jewel in our northern crown! and the venue for the nuptials, the celebrations were being held at the equally famous Cartmel Racecourse with the great folks from Campbell & Rowley's providing some stunning food and event management.
We'd met up with Claire & Julie to talk through the mood board back at the beginning of the year, Claire had done a beautiful job including all of the details that were important to her and Craig.
We invited them back to the FD Events studio to see a set of sample designs we'd created just for them, we'd made Claire a beautiful wedding bouquet of Peonies, Roses, Sweet peas and Astilbe
The handle of the bouquet was bound and then tied with twist knots in blush pink
We'd made Craig a Boutonniere to match his Bride's Bouquet
A sample of the Top Table Swag of fresh flowers designed using fresh Roses, Hydrangeas and Sweet peas with gold candlesticks and votives
A spectacular FD Flower Bomb with the conical vase filled with fresh flowers and topped with floral magnificence, we'd suspended some tea light orbs and surrounded the base with rose gold tea light votives
One of our golden Candelabras was also made as a sample so that Claire & Julie could choose the design they preferred the most, in the end they decided on a mixture using both the Flower Bombs and the Golden Candelabras
At long last the big day had arrived, our Lily, Jason & I were at Claire's parents house bright and early to present the bouquets, layers of tissue protect the bouquets and help keep the cool and the moisture in the box, perfect for a big reveal!
A box filled with floral delightfulness...
Our Bride was delighted
I showed all of the girls how to carry their bouquets perfectly
Aimee Chorley Make Up Artist was busy making beautiful faces in lovelier
The Bride's lovely and super talented sister Laura was doing all of the Bridal hair she works at Daniel Gray's in Kendal
Just gorgeous eh!!, Claire's wedding bouquet of delicious Peonies, Lily of the Valley, Roses, Sweet Peas and Astilbe
Lily, Jason & I moved our attention over to the splendid Priory Church of St Mary & St Michael in Cartmel
Fresh Larkspur, Tuberosa, Stocks, Astilbe, Roses, peonies and Hydrangeas topped our super tall urns and pedestals outside the Church door, the fragrance was just lovely
Just inside the Porch two more pedestals welcomed the guests giving them the first insight into the colour scheme for the day
Lily busy attaching the pew end posies to each alternate pew end lining the aisle
Posies tied with golden ribbons of fresh Roses, Peonies, Sweet peas and Spirea dressed the pews beautifully
We had two more pedestals at the head of the aisle and two at the foot of the aisle framing the ceremony space perfectly
Just inside the porch I'd lined up the boutonnieres ready to pin them on the Bride Groom and his Groom's Men
Claire's super handsome Bride Groom Craig was first to have his Boutonniere pinned to his lapel
We'd used a beautiful Sweet Avalanche Rose with Bombastic Rose Buds, Larkspur florets with Sweet peas and Spirea Blossom, the boutonniere was bound in blue satin to match his jacket perfectly
I pinned on all of the Groom's men's boutonnieres ensuring each one was positioned exactly, their boutonniere's were slightly smaller than the Bride Groom's boutonniere ensuring Craig stood out as The Bride Groom.
An exquisite Sweet Avalanche Rose
Fresh Tuberosa, Pale Pink Larkspur and Angels Cheeks Peonies
Pale Pink Larkspur
Gorgeous Love Heart Dicentra in the gardens of the Priory
The super glam Bride's Mum Julie with the adorable little Page Boy Harvey
Chloe had dressed the Bride's Mum's Handbag with a corsage of Bombastic Roses, Rolled Petals, Astrantia, Lissianthus and Larkspur to match her ensemble
The Bride's gorgeous Nan Dorothy was wearing a pale green ensemble and her corsage of Rose buds and Hydrangea florets complimented it perfectly
Harvey looked completely scrummy with his little suit and boutonniere
Next to arrive were the beautiful Bridesmaids they were wearing pale pink Kelsey Rose gowns from the Dressing Room in Garstang, their bouquets were created as smaller versions of the Bride's bouquet
Each Bridesmaid's bouquet included a combination of Peonies in shades of pale to blush pink and ivory teamed with some beautiful English Garden Roses, Sweet Peas, Lissianthus and fresh Astilbe
Laura had placed some fresh Gypsophilia in the beautifully styled Bridesmaids Hair which looked lovely and completed the look beautifully
The fabulous photographer Joe Mather was capturing all of the magic it was the second time we'd worked with him two weeks and he really is a pleasure to work with, his images are stunning.
Here come's the Bride....
Our Bride's super proud Dad John was helping his daughter the Bride from the car
Claire looked breathtakingly beautiful in her Sophia Tolli wedding gown from the Dressing Room in Garstang
Inside the Bride Groom Craig was waiting patiently for the arrival of his Bride
Huge Congratulations to Claire & Craig from all of the team here at Flower Design Events
The soloist sang so beautifully
Outside Pitch Forks to the ready
Our fresh fragrant Rose Petal confetti was being handed out
I love this...
Gorgeous a shower of fresh fragrant Rose Petal confetti
Everyone walked over to the Race Course for the Drinks reception in the marquee
The very talented John Penn was there ready to entertain the guests, the entertainment for the evening 'do' was provided by Ulpha 590
Posies of fresh flowers dressed the tables around the marquee
Upstairs in the grandstand the scene was set for the wedding breakfast
The dining tables were dressed with a combination of golden Candelabras and spectacular FD Flower Bombs created by our Vicky & Shirl
The Finishing post is right outside the window
The team from Campbell & Rowley were handing out delicious looking canapes
Our candlelit tea light orbs were suspended from each of the tall table vasesThe tall LSA Conical vases were filled with fresh fragrant petals
The Top Table swag looked wonderful in the centre of the table, we'd provided a vase in the centre for the Bride's bouquet and smaller vases to the edges for the bridesmaids bouquets
Rose Gold Pineapple vases for the Bridal Bouquets to sit in along the top table
The Stationery was done by Eaton Stationery
The Chair covers, ceiling drapes and sequin table cloths were provided by The Wedding & Party Room in Barrow
The delicious looking wedding cake was made by Corr's Cakes in Barrow