Sally + Andy
Sally and Andy were married in the garden of Swallowfield Vineyards in October. This lovely couple were only too happy to break many of the traditional ‘rules’ and we created a day that was just perfect for them. Our reclaimed timber arbour styled in colourful flowers provided the backdrop for their Ceremony, framing the view out to the fields and horses beyond. Aisle chairs were styled with bright flowers and fresh rose petals scattered down the aisle on the lawn. Sally opted for a unique bouquet made from vintage brooches, in consideration for Andy, who is highly allergic to flowers.
The nearby Barn was styled in a riot of colour for their reception, in vibrant shades of purple, orange, green and blue. Large colourful floral arrangements were placed on the vintage wine barrels either side of the doorway, welcoming guests to the venue. Inside festoon lights and colourful bunting were hung overhead, with helium balloons tied with ribbons of varying heights to many of the chair backs. A 5.5 metre balloon garland climbed up the wall above the Dessert Bar. Tables were set up casually and styled with navy blue cloths and bright multi-coloured napkins. We kept the fresh flowers on the tables fairly minimal – so poor Andy wouldn’t be sneezing all day – and opted for other creative ways to inject colour and fun. These included striped lolly-pops on each napkin; paper confetti in flower and butterfly shapes scattered like runners down each table; and glass domes on wooden slabs containing tiny lights and the colourful confetti. The large back wall of the Barn was styled with an asymmetrical backdrop of paper fans and balls.
Guests were treated to a delicious buffet style BBQ lunch, followed by a tower of the most amazing cupcakes styled with fresh flowers, then cheese and fruit platters, whilst playing lawn games.
Balloons: Belle Balloons
Bride & Groom’s Photographer: Rick Liston Photography
Other Photography: Wild Heart Events & Alexandra Paffenholz
Celebrant: Eleanor Smith
Caterer: Diamond Blue Catering
Cupcakes: Miss Sprinkles