Jun 29, 2014

A Beautiful Marquee Wedding At Middleton Lodge, North Yorkshire.

It was February this year when I got a phone call from the delightful Charlie saying she had seen my van in Bradford, loved the name of my business 'Serendipity' and had to check out my work on the website. She said she just loved my designs & style and just had to see me, feeling this accidental discovery was 'Serendipity'. On this first relaxed meeting, I immediately grasped her overall floral vision for her marquee wedding at Middleton Lodge, in Middleton Tyas, Richmond. This being a stylish, elegant yet relaxed day with a colour palette of soft pale pinks and ivories (with no greenery!).
Middleton Lodge is a charming private country mansion set in 250 acres of private parkland. It wad built in 1780 by architect John Carr of York. This gorgeous mansion has been home for the last 30 years to the Allison family, who have dedicated themselves to restoring the estate to its former glory.
On our first meeting, Charlie described to me her chosen sublime backless 'Angelina Fazenda' gown and chose one of my previous bouquet designs to compliment this. I suggested to tweek this design to make it unique for her, using the luxury 'David Austin' Keira roses which are a soft, delicate shade of pink to match her overall colour theme for the day and to create a really special feel!
We decided the bridesmaids would carry textural posies of ivory roses and white hydrangeas bound in pink ribbon to compliment their gorgeous dresses. The groom 'Nick' would wear a David Austin 'Keira' rose special buttonhole whilst the groomsmen wore ivory roses.
Charlie sourced lovely wicker baskets for the table designs in the marquee. Which I filled using a hand-tied design of roses, stocks, peonies, wax flower, hydrangeas & the beautifully scented freesia.
It was hoped the sun would be shining and the lovely couple could have their ceremony outside, so here I suggested we hung a large floral pastel  heart from the wooden wedding structure. This sweet symbol of 'love' would then hang above them during the ceremony. The ceremony chairs were decorated with hanging glass jars filled with stocks, gypsophila and pink germinis.
Charlie worked really hard planning this stunning day which was evident in every final touch and it was such a pleasure to work with her. I've never had a bride thank me for my input as much, which is just lovely. I wish her and Nick a wonderful future together.
Wonderful wedding photography by www.barnabyaldrick.com