I was delighted when I heard Beth and Alex’s ideas for their cool, colourful, and edgy London wedding. The couple’s style mixes tradition with fun modern twists. Therefore, a bright and bold colour palette of pink and orange with hints of purple in their wedding flowers was guaranteed to reflect the fun-loving energy they exude. Keep scrolling to get inspired by Beth and Alex’s vibrant wedding flowers….
As I arrived at St Ethelburga’s I was struck by the church’s presence, its impressive stained-glass windows drawing you in despite being flanked on all sides by London’s domineering high-rises and overlooked by the iconic gherkin building. However, the church’s stone arches and clock tower look like a jewel of history preserved in the modern city. It is no surprise Beth and Alex choose this magical space as the place to say, ‘I Do”. It was time for me to set to work adding the couple’s personality with fun colourful florals.
I started in the ceremony area on the floral broken wedding arch. I worked firstly with a wealth of green foliage giving the arch a rich base, effortlessly incorporating natural shapes and textures into St Ethelburga’s grand surroundings. Adding huge statement roses in fuchsia and ombre roses featuring toffee orange tones bleeding seamlessly into pink hues created pops of vivid colour drawing your eye through the space. Next, I layered the design with softer hues and tones using pink snapdragons, dahlias, statice, spray roses, and sprigs of coloured gypsophila. I used a smaller cluster of these flowers as aisle ends which looked like colourful floral clouds illuminating the aisle, creating a colour walkway. The arch looked spectacular, the contrasting pink and orange flowers creating an unforgettable ambiance and personalising the space, perfect for Beth and Alex.
THE BRIDAL BOUQUET
Beth’s radiant personality deserved a dazzling bridal bouquet. I chose to create a flowing tactile bouquet that would make your eyes dance across the bouquet, the longer you look the more delights you uncover. I used roses, dahlias, gerberas, zinnias, gypsophila, and snapdragons as well as adding sweet peas for that all-important movement. A sunrise-hued bridal bouquet befitting of Beth’s warmth and joy.
The groom wore a pale natural stone-coloured linen suit, for his buttonhole I put together a rose, delicate wisps of gypsophila, and xerochrysum bracteatum in the couple’s warm wedding palette tied together with woven yarn. The result was brilliantly vivid against Alex’s sandy lapel.
I headed aboard The Bateaux to set up for the reception in the boats Glass Room, I echoed the colourful pink and orange tones of the ceremony using similar flowers as well as Scabiosa to create an eye-catching floral arrangement a dramatic spectacle set against the venues sleek bar. I continued with the fun bright blooms adding a similar piece above Beth and Alex’s table sign, the tonal blossoms adding an edge of playful energy to the sophisticated space. Captured beautifully through the expert lens of Lilly Wilson Photography.
For the wedding breakfast, we made this summer wedding even more beautiful with a few simple touches adding modern sleek white bowls filled with a bounty of pink and orange flowers to each of the tables. The abundant blooms are strikingly bright against the venue’s pristine white and glass backdrop overlooking the Thames.
Thank you so much to Beth and Alex for allowing me to add such beautiful colourful wedding flowers to their wedding day. If you want unique, creative, and unapologetic Femme Petale flowers for your wedding day, get in touch for 2024/2025 availability and chat about how I can create your perfect style-led florals for your big day.
Marriage Venue @townhallhotel
Wedding Venue: @st_ethelburgas
Reception Venue: @bateauxlondon (Glass Room)