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.
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.