RUSTIC CHARM FOR A RELAXED SUMMER WEDDING
Laura and Alex - A Yorkshire Country Wedding
Whinstone View, Great Ayton
Laura & Alex planned a beautiful rustic wedding in June. They married at Christchurch Great Ayton, followed by their reception in the charming setting of Wray’s Barn Whinstone View.
Laura & Alex had such a relaxed approach to their day, the setting very much reflected them. A very modern couple with such warmth! The wonderful images were captured by Fyzal Photography, their love for one another shone throughout the day; as did the sun after a week leading up to the wedding of torrential rain! The setting for their reception was Wray’s Barn which combines modern materials and traditional craftsmanship creating a charmingly rustic setting for a natural country wedding.
Their approach to their flowers was equally relaxed; Laura very much put her trust in us to select the flower varieties which fit the rustic theme which ran throughout the day. We were totally spoilt for choice; British flowers being abundant and at their best at this time of year. Laura wanted us to incorporate lots of textural foliage, she loved ferns.
She had set her heart on having a Moonarch as a statement installation in the reception room, we designed an asymmetric floral placement using beech and a selection of garden roses, Dahlias & Ammi to provide a natural, rustic but elegant design. We carried this Moongate theme throughout creating table arrangements around guilded mini-moonarches with flowers and foliage fashioned around ivory candles. We used artisan gin bottles in complementary colours to arrange an eclectic selection of blooms which were dotted around the reception room. Wray’s Barn has a gorgeous rustic veranda which was complete with hay bales as seating on the day; we sourced wooden hoops which we dressed with blousy English garden roses and hung from the canopy. They made full use of their outdoor decor on such a beautiful day, playing garden games on the lawn a quintessentially English wedding!
We wanted to create a bridal bouquet which reflected the abundance of summer and used the very best British flowers; Laura mentioned that the flowers used in her bouquet were likely to become her favourite flower. We selected Emma Woodhouse & Romantic Antique garden roses to tone with Cinnamon Rose colour bridesmaid dresses also Snowballet and a scented rose variety ‘White O Hara’; appealing to the senses is so important on a day which should live long in the memory. Alongside this we used Astrantia, Star of promise and dark berry tones from Scabiosa, ‘ Blackberry Scoop’, Leucadendron Safari Sunset & Dahlia ‘Black Fox’. We blended the colour palette with tones of Caramel, apricot and peach from Eustoma, ‘Falda Apricot’ & textural British Dahlias ‘Omega & Sebastian’. Greenery played a huge part in framing Laura’s bouquet and providing a large statement handtied with trailing elements we used Athyrium ferns, variegated Pittosporum, Nicoli, Parviflora & Grevillea Ivanhoe which we chose to mirror the embroidery on Laura’s dress. The bridesmaids were a more scaled down version of Laura’s bouquet, still using the luscious garden roses and the Romantic Antique perfectly matched the rich Cinnamon rose colour of the dresses. The bouquets were finished with hand dyed silk; a simple ribbon tie for Laura, billowy trailing silks for her bridesmaids.
Laura contacted us after seeing her Wedding images on Instagram, ‘Still can’t believe how gorgeous all our flowers were’. Gorgeous flowers for a beautiful couple inside and out!
PHOTOGRAPHY BY FYZAL PHOTOGRAPHY