Aug 6, 2013

A delightful wedding at The Mansion, Leeds

The Mansion at Roundhay Park, Leeds was the stunning setting chosen by Samantha & Rob for their wedding in July this year. It is a large three-storey house/venue in Greek Revival style with a view over the Upper Lake, built from 1811 to 1826. It was built for Thomas Nicholson and his wife Elizabeth, who took up residence in 1816. After substantial refurbishment in 2009 Leeds based Dine catering reopened the cafe and function rooms. It has now an excellent reputation for first class events and weddings.
I was approached by this fabulous couple in the summer of 2012 and was delighted to work closely with them to help create their dream wedding. They wanted an elegant and minimal look and they soon chose the stunning white phalaenopsis orchids and calla lilies as their floral theme. 
Instead of a traditional hand tied classic calla lily bouquet, Samantha wanted something a little more unique and so I therefore designed one which would compliment her stunning silver and crystal encrusted wedding dress (see picture below). I used a mix of the large and small ivory calla lilies along with phaleanopsis orchids (entwined with crystals) in order to create a very different unique bouquet. 
My brief for the reception room table decorations, was for them to look 'elegant', 'unique', 'not too large' and 'wow', so we decided upon a tall design of using both the orchids and calla lilies with a mixture of leaves and grasses. For the top table flowers we designed 5 small silver cube flowers to match the theme.
Thank you to Sam & Rob for being such lovely wedding clients and asking me to be part of their special day. I wish themselves and their sweet little girl Lucy much happiness for the future! 
Also thank you to the very talented wedding photographer Barnaby Aldrick for the following pictures that he captured of their special day -