Back in February I along with other awesome local wedding suppliers were at the Rustic Wedding Fair organised by Home Gurr’own and Holmsted Events at The Ridge Golf Club in Sutton Valence. I got to meet some lovely existing couples and some new ones too along with some great local fellow professionals.
Luckily for me Rob Power Photography decided to book a spot at the fair and was on hand to take some pics for me.
I love doing wedding fairs – it allows me to let my creativity flow with an open brief. I decided to flip the rustic theme slightly and came up with some alternative designs, using a mix of traditional blooms with some contemporary flowers and props. I based my designs on the current Pantone colour of the year (Ultra Violet) and added a pop of red to truly bring the designs to life. I saw this red piano rose being used in a local florist for Valentine’s Day and added it to my order just in the nick of time.
In the bridal bouquet I used “Ronaldo” tulips, “Fifth Avenue” roses, “Lovelace” roses, “Piano” rose, “Midnight Black” and Midnight Blue” Vanda Orchids, “Roma” Astrantia, “Amazing Rome” Clematis, “Sun Moon” ptilot, one of my favourites succulents and eucalyptus.
For a table centre with the wow factor I opted to create a table runner with a geometric candle holder – perfect for both a contemporary and barn wedding with an edge. The candles are from The Shop Next Door in Rye, they’re available in a wide range of fun colours. An alternative to cut flowers why not have plants in unusual pots and give them as gifts to guests at the end of the night.
I would also like to introduce you to Garry the Goat skull – he looks gorgeous adorned with flower heads, succulents and tillandsia moss. Garry also had some drams of flower heads to keep him company.
He was pretty popular, especially with the Grooms, although flowers are known for being feminine but they can also be quite masculine.