It is incredible how many different greens there are and types of foliages to choose from. We use a lot of Ruscus Aculeatus commonly known ‘soft ruscus’ as it is a great base for garlands or as a fine garland in its own right. It is deep green and very long lasting. However the most popular foliage last year was eucalyptus, there are numerous species with various size and shaped leaves but it is the grey hue and scent that makes it so attractive. Thanks to Paul Read for the above photo of Chloe & David’s cake table at The Pilgrims Rest last September. There is more of their wedding below along with all the others who choose a green and white pallet.
I think the reasons green is so often used is that it suits most people, you can put virtually any colour flower with it and it was Pantone Colour of the Year in 2017.
Charlotte & Adam wanted a very sustainable wedding so we used British seasonal flowers & foliages as much as we could, no floral foam and twine to tie the bouquets & buttonholes. There were foliage garlands on the mantles and tables for the reception at The George along with foliage tied bunches on the aisle chairs.
Foliage table centres featured in a few weddings last year, including Loulla & Billy who can be seen below coming out of Sandhurst Church captured by Georgina Piper and then had their reception at Swallows Oast.
Catherine & Matt had a touch of blue but essentially the flowers were mainly whites and greens with foliage garlands on the mantles at The George
Catherine looking lovely with her bouquet and flower crown and with her bridesmaids below.
And we must not forget the celebratory drink of bubbly
Along with the cake table, all taken by Steve Smith
I then had the privilege of providing the flowers for and attending my friends daughters wedding who also added a touch of blue and lavender.
Harriet’s bouquet looked very fresh with the grey brunia, olive and eucalyptus.
Hannah and Tom got married at Wadhurst Castle, we provided the bridal flowers and supplied them for the tables but Hannah and her family arranged them in their own jars and bottles.
Always a special moment as a bride descends for the ceremony, taken here by Eliza Claire
Such a sweet photo!
Wonder what made Hannah giggle?
And on to more of Chloe and Davids September wedding at The Pilgrims Rest
Chloe looking dreamy and less windswept than below – great shot by Paul Read
And the happy couple
Lizzie’s mum did an excellent job in nurturing numerous succulents for the cake display and tables
And then it was December when Lyndsey a Scot married Greek Dino, traditions were fused at St.Mary’s Church Sevenoaks and Westerham Golf Club
Lovely stoles for a winter wedding
The foliage table centres make their final appearance of 2019
The cake by Sharon Lord was pretty special too
Happy memories created by Sarah Williams
Green was a popular choice for bridesmaids dresses too, mainly sage but mint and what I would call a bright emerald made a few appearances.
So that was it for green and white in 2019 and let’s finish off with a table centre vignette from Catherine & Matt’s wedding. Thank you to all the above mentioned photographers for letting me use their lovely images and couples who chose me to provide their flowers. In the next blog there will be colour!