Saturday, 10 May 2014

Flowers from a Wedding Day





After our son`s wedding, the flowers were shared around family and friends, so the pleasure they gave on the Wedding Day carried on well into another week. 

A village friend, who is a trained florist and loves doing wedding flowers, did the bouquets, buttonholes, the long arrangements for tables and fireplaces and the posies in ribboned jam jars on every table. She did a wonderful job and her love of flowers shone through. The rooms were alight with soft, pastel colours and the vintage feel complimented the creams worn by the bride and her bridesmaids. It was a wedding in a country venue and the relaxed flower arrangements looked like a cottage garden in bloom.

Below is one of the long arrangements in the main colours of purple, yellow and cream. The taller bouquet was my gift as Mum of the Bridegroom and the Bride`s Mum had a matching bouquet. We were both thrilled by our flowers.




Delphiniums




Scented stocks and fresia



Below are the beautiful and intricate sugarcraft posies that decorated the wedding cake. 
The Bride`s Mum made both the cake and the decorations. She has made jewellery in the past and is a talented embroiderer. Her fine, tiny sugar flowers showed another aspect of her amazing skills and the results were exquisitely made and gave the simply iced cake a real elegance. 

The cake itself was delicious. A traditional family rich fruit recipe for the lower tier and a lighter lemon drizzle sponge ( gluten free) for the top, all covered in smooth white icing and decorated with the flower sprays and a simple ribbon.












For the Bride`s Mum, this was a real labour of love.







17 comments:

Kath said...

It sounds absolutely charming, the flowers are perfect and I love it that they were shared by the people present.

Countryside Tales said...

Lovely flowers, hope you all had a super day.

Louise said...

A lovely use for the old flowers, they're lovely. My sister used to be a florist and still does occasional weddings for friends or family.

Morning's Minion said...

I think special occasions are even more memorable when friends and family can contribute their skills. Some very gifted folks had a hand in this event!

Mum said...

Beautiful.
Love from Mum
xx

Bovey Belle said...

How absolutely beautiful - the flowers are just amazing,and the ones that the bride's mother made are superb. Clever lady. I'm glad everyone got to enjoy the flowers after the wedding too.

angryparsnip said...

What a beautiful day.
The flowers are so lovely.
The cake sound fabulous.

cheers, parsnip

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful flowers and such a lovely idea to share them out....

Wendy said...

I always love to look at wedding flowers and your flowers look beautiful. The cake sounded wonderful too.
I hope you all had a lovely day.

WOL said...

What a great idea to share the wedding flowers with the guests. I hope your son and his new wife have many happy years together.

Isabelle said...

My comment didn't seem to work so - try again - thank you for sharing your family's lovely day with us.

SeagullSuzie said...

So beautiful and creative too

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Down by the sea said...

The real and sugar craft flowers are wonderful! Sarah x

Pearl said...

So beautiful!

Pearl

Em Parkinson said...

Utterly beautiful. What a lovely post.

Rowan said...

What wonderful flowers both the real ones and the sugar ones. The bride's mum is a very talented lady.