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I’m so excited to be sharing these images with you today. It’s a pretty overload, but a real shame it’s not smellyblog. The scent!! The garden roses, Evelyn, Charlene de Monaco, Prince Jardinier, Blushing Bride, Constance and Sweet Fortune.
And pimped up wheels for the bride. It was an incredible wedding with so many details. Yet really quite intimate.
I adored the gold charger plates, and that every guest had their own little plant, rose or succulent with laser cut names from Polly & Me. The copper touches ran throughout, including a wheely cart for the cake, lanterns, tealight holders and geometric terrarium ring box. Sparkly in all the right ways.
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The magic trick on this was to hide the back wall, and bring down the ceiling to create an intimate garden room space. It was 14 metres long. So no mean feat. I do always ponder the question ‘what did we do before cable ties’. You’re probably thinking ‘why has she posted all these boring pictures?’. Well I think it’s good to see a bit of the behind the scenes sometimes. It’s knowing what goes into creating. And there’s plenty of pretty coming in the next post.
I just got kinda giddy about the industrial copper frame, which I want to call an arch but it’s not is it? I’m calling it Industrial Luxe. And I have fears that someone will steal it from the van because you know copper ain’t cheap these days. It’s amazing what you can make with copper piping, a bag of elbows, a hacksaw and a brain (courtesy of my lovely wife). Whilst I’m great at visualising things you also need to think about physics. Seriously if I’d made it, it wouldn’t have stood up. And there were the usual glances in the DIY store and the ‘are you ok, need any help’ questions, because clearly they say that to all the guys too, yeah!
Lots of people worked their magic too on this wedding they are all here:
Wedding Planning: Carmen Weddings
Ceiling Draping: Posh Frocks & Wellies
Signage: Polly and Me
Venue: Delamere Manor
Do you want to know a secret? The blousy huge garden roses in this, with the gorgeous creamy yellowy centres to die for? Yeah, they’re Avalanche. Blown Avalanche eight days old. Maybe this is a comment for the florists amongst you. But you know what I mean, I always think of Avalanche as being a good standard shop rose. Which to be honest is doing it a dis-service. Re-evaluating and challenging my own perceptions. Needs to be done, if we didn’t, nothing would ever change.
What I am loving about this time of the year is that apart from the roses in this design, I grew everything else. Its not much, but that’s not the point. The point is there’s stuff to be had at the plot and the garden.
Today is my day off. It’s been a very hectic week, there was a lovely wedding at a National Trust place, followed by the BMX World Championships. Diverse huh! So in a single day I can go from a 1800s chapel set in acres of countryside, to the Manchester Velodrome. That’s why I love this job. Different every day.
Next week it’s all about van hire, logistics, and an absolute mountain of stocks, narcissi, freesia… bring it on.