Charlotte and Jonny - July 2021

Charlotte and Jonny got married at St Ippolyts church in Hitchin then moved on to The Farmhouse at Redcoats, a gorgeous 15th century farmhouse with some stunning historic features in the barns for their reception.

The couple asked for a seasonal mix of flowers in pretty pinks and whites with some green. They wanted to make sure it was still rustic and wild so it suited the venue.

In Charlotte's bouquet I used roses, spray roses, astilbe, lisianthus, thistle, thlaspi, eucalytpus, ruscus and olive. It also had gorgeous trailing ribbons which complimented the flowers perfectly. When I delivered the flowers Charlotte said it was exactly as she had pictured, Any other florists will know this is a massive compliment as we all get super nervous right before delivering the all important bouquet!

Charlotte had five bridesmaids in total and opted to have smaller versions of her bouquet for each of them to carry down the aisle. Theirs however did not have trailing ribbons as this made Charlottes even more special.

The buttonholes and corsages, (which unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of!) were made up of a small cluster of what was in the bouquets and the grooms had some extra bits in, the corsages were also made bigger, more feminine and on magnets while the buttonholes would've been attached with pins. The magnets are used to protect the ladies dresses from any pin marks but magnets can only be used if the wear doesn't have a pacemaker.

At the venue there was an entrance hall where all of the guests would come in which Charlotte felt needed some flowers in and I couldn't agree more!

One of the couple's friends gave them this milk churn which always looks amazing at this style of venue with a big, wild arrangement coming out of it. This sat next to their pretty welcome sign which had been personalised with their names and the date of their wedding, we decided this would need flowers on the top two corners rather than along the top and along the bottom as the writing was quite big and we didn't want to hide any of it. I love the impact this gives to the entrance and makes for a really good way of brining their colour scheme throughout the venue.

In the actual barn where the reception was I suggested having multiple jam jars of varying heights as the table centres and the venue had these lovely wood slices for them to sit on. Charlotte and Jonny collected and decorated all the jam jars themselves and gave them to me a week before the wedding so I could deliver and set them up with the flowers already in. Again this style really suited the venue and it wasn't overpowering in anyway. Once all the tables were done it looked very pretty.

The wedding cake was made by the wonderful Neighbourhood bakes who have their own shop in Hitchin, it was a lovely, simple cake with gorgeous white icing that just had a few clusters of flowers adding to it. Neighbourhood bakes were a pleasure to work with and this cake looked absolutely delicious!

Charlotte and Jonny also thought they'd like some way of bringing their colours into the church they got married in as well so went for a gorgeous wreath to hang above the door, this was then taken down and brought to the venue to hang there too.

Professional photos by: Suzy Wimbourne Photography

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