Becky & Mark’s Stunning Wedding At Ashridge House
Thank you so much for visiting the blog today and oh my goodness, you’ve arrived at just the right moment! It’s an absolute joy to share Becky & Mark’s amazing wedding at Ashridge House with you and I just know this is going to make you smile. For glamour, style and quintessential beauty, this wedding simply can’t be beaten…
Becky and Mark first contacted me over a year before their wedding and from that first conversation, it was clear that they were very excited about their wedding flowers. Keen to start planning, we quickly got to work and began to design their floral scheme.
Becky was a dream to work with. She knew exactly what style and look she wanted to achieve and she was clear about the flowers she loved. Roses, hydrangeas and big soft cushiony blooms were always going to feature in this gorgeous wedding.
The colour palette was a delightfully feminine mix of blush, nude and white tones and Becky’s wedding bouquet included blousy balls of roses, peonies and hydrangeas that were pure perfection.
For the bridesmaids, we put a pretty little twist on the flower crown trend. One of Becky’s adorable flower girls and one of her stunning bridesmaids wore a halo of gypsophila while another bridesmaid and flower girl wore tiny clusters of this delicate white flower in their hair. I’d really recommend this ‘mix and match’ look and gypsophila is the ideal alternative to heavy flower crowns.
Ashridge House is well known for its spectacular staircase and for Becky and Mark’s big day, they look truly breathtaking. Adorned with full flower garlands, fresh rose petals and beautiful hurricane vases, the stairs were a superb focal point. Summoning up all my courage, and with the aid of my trusty ladders, I made flower garlands around the large stone pillars for guests to admire as they entered the ceremony area.
Throughout the planning process, Mark was keen to include tall centrepieces in the floral scheme. So, we created large balls of hydrangeas, roses and peonies and finished them with a touch of foliage. The Lady Marion Alford room at Ashridge House is already beautiful but flowers are always the finishing touch that brings it to life for special occasions.
Becky and Mark decided to cut their delicious wedding cake on the stairs to make the most of their decorations once again. Immediately after cutting the cake, with her guests assembled below, Becky kept with tradition and threw her bouquet. Well, one of the bridesmaid’s bouquets to be precise!
Thank you so much to the incomparable Kate Hopewell-Smith, a dear friend, who partnered with her sister company ByLumiere to create these stunning images and accompanying video. I can’t wait to see the video!