Marquee wedding flowers Chris Maguire and Juliet McCarthy, Hertfordshire
Juliet was slightly worried about her wedding flowers because she wanted a country style with lots of flowers and foliage, but suffers from hay fever! We managed to isolate the offending flowers and come up with a selection of wedding flowers that were not pollen heavy. Having looked at magazines, Juliet had pictures ready to give us an idea of her style and the look she wanted and we were able to design the flowers around her ideas.
Having chosen a stunningly elegant bridal gown Juliet chose an informal country style hand tied bouquet of lilac memory lane roses, creamy hydrangeas, rosebuds, lisianthus and lavender. Her bridesmaids wore purple dresses and carried smaller flower posies edged with gypsophilia. Bridegroom Chris and his groomsmen wore buttonholes of lisianthus buds, lavender and gypsophilia in a circular posy style.
Although heavy April showers hindered the setting up of their reception marquee at Rustling End, Langley, Hertfordshire, fortunately the sun came out at 4 pm on the afternoon before the wedding making for a beautiful spring wedding day. The reception marquee was erected in Chris’s parents’ garden and was decorated in a selection of the bridal flowers.
To offset the large expanse of white that comes with marquees, Juliet wanted to achieve a foliage-rich country garden look. Large candle flower arrangements with wired ivy stems (set so as to be above the heads of the seated guests and not to stop conversation) were placed on the tables with a large long low flower arrangement as a centrepiece to the bride and groom’s top table. Two large 6 metre garlands of foliage and gypsophilia with tiny sets of white led lights were wound around the two central marquee poles to finish the look.