I have something a little different to share this afternoon, and i hope you enjoy it. I was contacted by floral genius Emma Lappin asking if I would be interested in sharing the following film.
It’s great as it shares how a florist sets up and creates the wedding reception décor for a couple… something we otherwise would never see. And I am ever so interested to see how hard wedding vendors work for us behind the scenes so to speak.
The wedding industry after all is a service dominated industry, so I think it’s nice for you to be able to see the work behind such an event. Plus its super duper pretty :-))
As you watch this, just imagine the bride getting ready, with no idea of all the brilliant vendors she has on board getting everything just so for her and her fiancé :-)
Here is what Emma had to say…
“I met Kayleigh last year, when she invited me to her parents house to talk about her wedding. It was in the most stunning rolling Hampshire countryside, the house being surrounded by very pretty woodland. As soon as I met her I knew that the scheme would be fun, colourful and tree inspired. The first thing she did was show me her design for her invitations which was the silhouette of a big oak tree. It was going to be a big wedding -180 guests, but we wanted to create an intimate atmosphere. Both Kayleigh and Jack have big personalities and so deep bright colours suited them perfectly. So we designed a scheme incorporating all of these aspects and created a magical woodland inspired scene that created the most gorgeous atmosphere and backdrop to their celebrations.
We decided banqueting style tables would be more fun for guests and more in keeping with the scheme. We ran 100 metres of hessian down the tables to create rustic table runners and take away the whiteness of the table cloths. We added over 1000 candles to the tables and 140 table arrangements in a mix of bark lined, moss lined and reed pots. The flowers were designed to have colour impact but to keep a natural feel, we used roses, clematis, berries, ranunculus and plenty of wild foliage. We lined the barn with olive trees, the closest looking to deciduous trees in November that still had leaves on. We back lit them with purple uplighters. Kayleigh created her own table numbers painting bark she had stripped from logs from the wood store. We used wooden hearts hung on the back of chairs for place names and created a wonderful centre piece in the barn using larch branches with hanging bauble tea lights, wooden hearts and wired roses, which later became a wishing tree.
We were really lucky to have Tony Whitmore come along to photograph what turned out to be quite an epic project for us. He decided that it would be a good idea to video some behind the scenes footage and this short film is the wonderful result.”
Film by Tony Whitmore
Emma you are such a talented lady, and its been wonderful to see you at work and the amazing creations you make. Thanks so so much.
So what did you think? Are you organising your wedding reception décor yourself on the morning of your wedding day? Is there more work involved than you realised? xoxo Lou
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