Yena and Ken wanted to begin their married life together surrounded by a dreamscape of romantic pastel wedding flowers. They were delighted by my floral wedding proposal full to the brim with a symphony of soft hues – Dusty blues, pastel pinks and a hint of peach. I chose flowers with delicate petals, each element perfectly echoing the timeless elegance of their chosen venue. This wasn’t just a wedding; it was a pastel-hued dream brought to life.
I arrived at Botleys Mansion in the soft haze of a beautiful summer’s morning. The grand Palladian mansion’s perfectly symmetrical facade of sand-coloured stone is lit with gentle sunlight, the sound of the water feature trickling rhythmically against the rolling green hills of Surrey. It was so calm and peaceful. As I made my way up the sweeping staircase into a grand entrance, I thought I had seen all the exquisite surprises until I found myself at the top of the ceremony space’s majestic staircase cascading down into a light and bright atrium. With many stately features adorned with soft-coloured wedding flowers, it was time to create floral magic across this grand wedding venue.
I started with my whimsical pastel blue and pink wedding florals outside. Joining together lots of floral meadows to create one long statement piece halfway up the Mansions outer staircase, a really impact floral instalment to grab guests’ attention before they even get inside. I started by adding wispy greenery which could be seen peeking through the grand railings giving a soft natural hint of the beautiful florals to come. Next, I added elegant pink and blue flowers, big bright blue hydrangeas, daisies, lisianthus, carnations, roses, spirea, nigella, delphiniums and snapdragons. The abundant blooms create an ethereal floral statement right from the start of their romantic pastel wedding flowers.
Moving along the guest journey I next ventured inside. As soon as you step into Botleys Mansion the ceilings expand, and the regal entrance is furnished with oak wood furniture. I softened this ornate hall, a space with this much impact needed a floral centerpiece that would command attention. Therefore, I created a magnificent large-scale floral urn, full of abundant flowers cascading from the urn’s stone plinth which added dual-tone blue and pink flower decorations to the space and continued the floral language of the outside meadows into the stately building.
THE BRIDAL BOUQUET
For Yena’s bouquet, I wanted to create a muted wedding floral arrangement. I opted for a spring pastel palette using roses, snapdragons, and delphiniums. The pastel-toned florals were captured beautifully by Voyteck Photo, looking elegant against Yena’s lace bridal gown. The light toned bridal bouquet gently complimenting the beautiful bride.
This wedding was slightly different in that I had to create a throwing bouquet. For this, I stuck to lisianthus, carnations, roses, nigella, delphiniums, and snapdragons. The brighter pinks, peaches, and blues tones made an impact as the bouquet whizzed through the air.
The groom wore a deep blue suit with lighter blue natural shapes along his lapels perfect to offset against his buttonhole. I put together a white lisianthus and a small white allium held together with sprigs of greenery and blue nigella for some texture. Ken looked jubilant as it was attached ready to greet his bride.
In the impressive atrium, I set to work on creating a pastel floral wonderland. The sweeping staircase was set with a bright white runner for Yena’s entrance, I created stair arrangements in tranquil blues and wispy pink tones creating a romantic gateway to the aisle.
Along the aisle, I placed tall gold stands with warm pastel-toned florals again using blue hydrangeas, daisies, lisianthus, carnations, roses, delphiniums and snapdragons. That created height in this tall light-flooded room, graceful moments of floral bliss.
The end of the aisle was another modern twist on a broken floral arch. Yena and Ken instead opt for a broken gold structure with clustered moments of abundant blooms. Allowing the sparking gold to peek through adding a fun pop of personality to the refined space. The broken arch perfectly framed the couple completing their dreamscape of romantic pastel wedding flowers.
For the wedding breakfast, I reused the aisle flowers turning the majestic gold frames into tall centre pieces across half the tables, and introduced bowls of delicate pink and blue flowers to the others. The tablescape by Ambience venue styling with blue glass wear and understated pink detailing married beautifully with my coral pink and sky-blue wedding flowers.
On the top table, I added a long sleek white bowl full of graceful florals, the modern shape brought a fun twist to the traditional room. I filled them with white and blush-coloured roses and blue delphiniums. The dainty stems playful danced across the top table decorating the space with natural tonal shapes without distracting from the radiant couple.
Thank you so much to Yena and Ken for allowing me to add romantic pastel 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.