Sam & Carl’s Ashridge House Wedding April 2017
“Carl and I were amazed by the beautiful floral arrangements and bouquets. The colours were so bright and colorful – just what we hoped for – and the flowers themselves were unique. We’d never seen anything like them and everyone commented on the orchids.
Myrtle and Bloom made a beautiful venue even more magical and stunning.
The service throughout was great. Lucy understood our brief completely and delivered much more than we expected. We had absolute trust in her creations and she didn’t disappoint.
We couldn’t recommend them more.”
Photography by Myrtle & Bloom & with kind thanks to kevinfern.co.uk
Ashridge House – a venue that leaves you breathless when it comes to scale, elegance & history. But just as inspiring was our Bride’s style brief: Sam is a lover of deep rich colour, clearly influenced by her Asian heritage, & her vision was bold & glamorous. We set about designing a scheme that would perfectly combine the majestic backdrop of Ashridge House with the vibrant & elegant vision of our Indian bride.
Sam was keen to combine the relaxed & free-form Myrtle & Bloom style with a rich colour palette using deep shades of purple, grape & plum. She was also drawn to the softer shades of lilac & cream. We created mood boards referencing Sam’s love of Indian colour & styling, working into the scheme some elegant English country florals.
For Sam’s Bridal bouquet we chose Vanda Orchids for their sumptuous & exotic quality. We combined them with English seasonal blooms, including Lilac, Tulips, Ranunculus, Solomon’s Seal & Viburnum Opulus.
Ashridge House is a majestic building, with a gothic revival interior. With the wedding ceremony planned on the magnificent sweeping staircase, we created a stair & ceremony table garland, backlit in purple, with twinkly lights set amongst the florals.
We created buttonholes for the Groom & Ushers; each design unique. A beautiful wrist corsage was created for the mother of the Bride using ranunculus, clematis, astrantia & sweet william.
Sam chose rich damson coloured dresses for her bridesmaids & Ivory & Lilac for her flower girls.
For the wedding breakfast in the ‘Lady Marion Alford’ room, Sam & Carl requested tall candelabra designs for the guest tables. The room’s palatial marble fireplaces and gilt ceilings demanded equally impressive floristry, although Bride & Groom were keen to keep the mood relaxed. Our designs used seasonal & fragrant English ingredients, alongside more exotic blooms to create a design that was both luxuriant & natural in style.