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