Yellow is a colour we are hardly EVER asked to do for a wedding! In fact in the last five years, we've only used it as an accent colour so this burst of citrus is a real treat! When we were at college, we were always told about using yellow in a dark church because it is an advancing colour. Well for this recent wedding, there was no dark church, just the beautiful lakeside setting of Stoke Place in Buckinghamshire.
We were delighted to be working with Amanda Sherlock from Giles Sherlock Event Design who co-ordinated the wedding with her usual style a flair and, who gave the event a distinctly american twist, for the elegant outdoor ceremony.
When it came to designing the table arangements for the wedding breakfast, we were guided by the presentation of the food itself. As keen foodies, the bride and groom chose a real feast of flavours and cultures in their cuisine. Large sharing platters were brought out for each of the many courses, so whatever we did flowerwise had to accomodate these.
We came up with the idea of contained arrangements which would act as a base for the serving platters, without the need to remove the flowers at each course. Mini chrysanthemum balls, neat rows of roses and textural achillea nestled opposite cubes of whole lemons and floating candles.
The very sculptural ceremony arrangements of achillea and hydrangea were re-used behind the top table and the windowsills glowed with the light from storm lanterns in shades of ivory, vanilla and buttermilk. Sunshine on a sunny day!