A taste of the Oriental

Beautiful Chi and her lovely fiance Giles, came to see me 18 months before their wedding with their plans and ideas. They came such a long time before the wedding because Chi was expecting their first baby and they knew they would have limited time on their hands with their new arrival. I loved this couple from the first time I met them, so happy together and their priorities in all the right places. I voiced at the time that plans may change and sure enough, when they came to see me a year later with their beautiful daughter, ideas had indeed changed. From pinks and lilac to rich reds and peaches but I have to say I was thrilled! I loved the new colours, with a fusion of English and Chinese styles, they really reflected Chi's Chinese culture with the backdrop of Hever Castle and Italian Gardens.

Chi was a joy to work with and liked so many flowers and textures we tried to use as many of her favourites as possible. Making appearances were coral charm peonies, lilies, anthuriums, roses and anthirrinums. Gile's late mother loved strelitzia so we used them a into a couple of the designs adding to the tropical tropical feel. 

 

Italian Garden Urns at HeverTall table centre weddingBridesmaids bouquets

Chi carried a beautiful bouquet of coral charm peonies, blousy shimmer roses and textures including astilbe, skimmia and rich red roses. Her bridesmaids were in peachy pink and they carried bouquets of flowers in peachy pinks with pops of rich red finished with peach ribbon. The buttoholes were made with lots of little detailed touches, red roses, curled peach rose petals and textured foliage with skimmia flowers. 

The Urns in the loggia were made with bold peach and red flowers including peonies, anthuriums and lilies. The table centrepieces were made in tall glass vases filled with a display of lilies, gerbera and roses with gold bear grass to echo the gold embellishment on the table plan and place settings.

 ButtonholesChinese wedding cake

The spectacular cake was made by the lovely Serena of Cobi and coco cakes. Originating from the same place as the bride she knew exactly  what the couple wanted and created a truly fantastic dragon, phoenix and Chinese double love sign on the cake. 

A truly sumptuous wedding and a very deserving and perfect little family. 

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