A vintage wedding fair

I was at Charlton House today in Greenwich borough - backing into Charlton Park and a stones throw from Blackeath, it was the perfect venue, and day, for a vintage-Inspired wedding fair. 

A wild, nude and blush bouquet by Bloomologie

A wild, nude and blush bouquet by Bloomologie

I haven't done many wedding fairs before but this one felt like a good fit for my wild, natural, garden-gathered seasonal flowers, and I was thrilled that so many of the day's guests liked my style. 

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First I created a rustic pavilion (or deep arch or chuppah depending on your point of view!) from birch poles, and garlanded one corner with fragrant roses, sweet peas, peonies, lilac and clematis. 

A mid-summer nights dream in flowers! 

A mid-summer nights dream in flowers! 

Then I added a wild meadow corner of foxgloves, cow parsley and oak...

Foxgloves and cow parsley create a wild meadow feel

Foxgloves and cow parsley create a wild meadow feel

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After that I set to work on the table, creating a huge urn centrepiece using foxgloves, white leaf, solomans seal, snap dragons, tulips, lilac and sweet peas - a seasonal cocktail with an intoxicatine scent and an organic shape.  

A watering can filled with flowers in an upturned crate make for a relaxed, rustic and natural wedding reception style

A watering can filled with flowers in an upturned crate make for a relaxed, rustic and natural wedding reception style

Onto the crates, where I made a rustic and vintage display using a watering can filled with stocks, roses, hellebores and tulips; and another crate that contained vintage glass bud bases filled with sweet peas and peonies.  

A vintage-inspired, hand-tied shower bouquet  

A vintage-inspired, hand-tied shower bouquet  

Finally the bouquets and buttonholes and flower crowns! One garden-gathered, relaxed hand-tied bunch in a nude palette, and one shower bouquet in lavender and lilac.  

All in a day's work! Thank goodness I was opposite the tea room... 

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