Wedding flowers for Vicky Marks and Stefan Thomas, St Peters Church Lemsford and Hatfield House, Hertfordshire
Vicky and her parents John and Ruth were very much involved with the flowers for her wedding to Stefan, although as dad John is colour blind it was perhaps just as well they were all white! Vicky loves bling and chose diamantes to highlight her wedding flowers and complement her beautiful full wedding gown with medieval bodice.
She chose a head-to-head cream vendella rose bouquet with diamantes at the centre of each rose and a collar of diamantes to wrap the stem. The bridal bouquet was finished with satin ribbon trails edged with diamantes. The groom sported a double vendella rose buttonhole with matching diamante centres and beargrass loops and ivy. The bridesmaids’ flowers were posies of avalanche rose, lisianthus and freesias with a soft collar of gypsophilia and were wrapped in teal to match the bridesmaids’ dresses and edged with the diamantes and the groomsmen matched with buttonholes of a single avalanche rose.
Vicky had lots of fun choosing all the details of her wedding flowers with her parents and we were able to co-ordinate the details such as matching Ruth’s corsage to her outfit by including some little coffee pearl twists wired between her dendrobium orchid. The flower girls carried tiny posies to match the bridesmaids, whilst Tom aged 2 had his own mini buttonhole!
Vicky and Stefan were married in St Peters church at Lemsford. The church flowers featured pedestal candle arrangements at the altar, a large pedestal and a circular font decoration, whilst the windowsills held low trailing designs. The scent of lilies and freesias filled the church to welcome the bride and groom .
As Stefan is half Persian, the couple followed the service with a traditional Sofreh Agh or spread which took place at historic Hatfield House. This ancient ceremony involves family and friends who bring gifts to the bride and groom for the spread. These include honey and sugar to represent the bringing of sweetness into their future life and marriage. A lovely family wedding celebration, incorporating the best of traditions from both east and west.