DIY Wedding - Hoath House

DIY Wedding - Hoath House

When Z&J sent me their mood board, I knew they were my ideal clients; they had a vision for colourful flowers and were excited by the idea of their friends and family playing a role in creating their wedding arrangements. Not to mention, their venue was the gorgeous Hoath House; a venue I had driven past and admired many times, but never had the chance of visiting.

As it was an April wedding, the main focal flowers were, of course, tulips. I harvested these from my patch a few days before and let some of them open quite a bit indoors, so they created a bigger visual impact. Others, I kept in the chiller so as to ensure they weren't so open for the hand-tied bouquets for the bride. 

Some of the blooms and foliage, I sourced locally as I didn't have some of the varieties available that Z&J had requested. As my business grows, I should be able to provide all the flowers and foliage from my own patch.

On the day before the wedding, I arrived at the venue with all my flowers and some prosecco, ready for the workshop. The volunteers were a mix of the close friends and family of the couple, and it was lovely to be there as they got to know each other a little better before the big day, as some groups were meeting for the first time. 

6 hand-tied bouquets on grass

After I had demonstrated how to put together the table centres and buttonholes, I worked with some of the bridesmaids to put together their hand-bouquets. The colour palette worked really well as they could choose a few colours that stood out, while still maintaining a sense of coordination between the bouquets. Meanwhile, the volunteers enjoyed a cold glass of prosecco while putting together the arrangements. I really enjoyed seeing how everyone's confidence increased as they worked; by sticking to a few simple rules, they were able to create consistent, yet individual, vases.

Vases of flowers on a mantelpiece

Here is a list of the flowers that were used:-

  • Tulips - various.
  • Anemones - various.
  • Erygium.
  • Eucalptus as foliage.
  • Limonium
  • Crystanthemum.

If you are interested in using my wedding flower service, you can find out more here.

Thanks to the wonderful Sarah Earl, Z&J's celebrant, for the lovely photos. You can find more about Sarah's work here.

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