Here it is! The very first Billy & Botany blog post. It's been a long time coming and there was only one wedding that I felt I could use for the first post.
Although it was over three years ago, this wedding still holds a very dear place in my heart. It seems like only yesterday I was embarking on this fantastic wedding journey with one of the best couples I've ever met!
Sarah & Bryn were married at Westenhanger Castle, a venue that very easily loaned itself to Sarah's natural and dusky pink theme. The entire floral scheme was classic, using beloved English cottage garden favourites such as Peonies, Astilbe, Freesia and Astrantia. Her bouquet was a hand-tied posy using a mixture of flowers and foliages from her scheme. We bound the bouquet in a gorgeous vintage lace and studded the entire thing with pearls for an elegant, glittering touch.
When aiming for a cottage garden feel to your wedding flowers, foliage is just as important as the focal blooms we select. After all, a flower will almost always grow surrounded by leaves! We used gorgeously scented Eucalyptus and Waxflower to create a beautiful scent that would linger all day long. Bryn wore a 'Memory Lane' Rose buttonhole to ensure he stood out amongst the other groomsmen. They wore the classic 'Avalanche' Rose, one of my personal favourites for wedding work.
The bridesmaids' wore beautiful dusky pink dresses that were contrasted with their pure white and ivory bouquets. These stood out against their dresses whilst still ensuring that Sarah and her bouquet remained star of the show.
Although it was not my first wedding, it sometimes feels that Sarah & Bryn's wedding was the first to truly propel my passion as an independent wedding florist; focusing on delivering show-stopping flowers to couples on what will be one of the most important days of their lives.