Vintage Country Garden Wedding, Maidens Barn, Essex
Kirsty and Ryan got married in September at the beautiful Maidens Barn. Their ceremony was held in the courtyard garden, with views over the Essex countryside under the shelter of the wooden arbour. The setting perfectly fitted the couples beautiful vintage country theme.
Our brief for the flowers was for pretty flowers with a vintage feel. Kirtsy’s colour scheme was shades of pink, dusty and soft and ivory/cream shades and a country style to enhance the brides beautiful lace dress.
The bride carried a hand tied posy bouquet with a pretty mixed style using pale pink sweet avalanche roses, combined with the two toned upper secret rose and the ivory tones of the avalanche rose. Interspersed within the roses were the delicate ivory spray roses, along with freesias and gypsophilia to enhance the country feel. To finish off the look we added some sprigs of eucalyptus with its silvery green leaves and bound the stems with garden twine.
Kirsty had five bridesmaids; her 2 adult bridesmaids and wore the softest pink dresses and carried smaller versions of her bouquet, as did her junior bridesmaid. The 2 younger bridesmaids carried single ivory rose attached to a wand and wrapped with sage green ribbon with a trailing bow.
The couple were lucky enough to be able to hold their ceremony outside under the venues wooden arbour, which they wanted decorating to frame the ceremony space. We created a beautiful garland incorporating the roses and key flowers of the day and then filled with plenty of foliage to ensure that the country garden feel was felt throughout the day.
The reception was held inside the beautiful barn, with guests’ tables decorated with our large vintage sweetie style jars, filled with a natural hand tied bunch of flowers which included all shades of the roses, the ivory spray roses, mint green lisianthus, alstroemaria, eucalyptus, gypsophilia and other green foliage to keep the country garden feel. Around each vase were a mix of votives with tea lights and flowers. In a lovely touch for guests, Kirsty requested that the hand tied displays should also have the stems wrapped in garden twine so that they could be given out to guests afterwards.
The long top table was decorated with a more rustic mixture of vases of various shapes and sizes running the length of the table, incorporating all the flowers of the day. To keep with the vintage feel we added chiffon swaging to the top table and draped with pearls, as well as adding scatter pearls in between the vases on the tables. Selections of these vases were also used to decorate the registrar’s table during the ceremony.
The couple also chose one of our birdcage displays over flowing with flowers to decorate the table as the guests entered the reception, a very sweet way to greet their guests.
A special thank you to the couple’s photographer Jeff Turnball for the photographs he has provided for the post.
A little note from our bride and groom:
Carla, thank you so so much for our beautiful flowers!! They looked amazing! And the arbour was gorgeous.Kirsty & Ryan, Maidens Barn, Essex