It's great to be back with another of our wonderful weddings featuring very special members of the Campbell's 'family' - Claire & John who married recently at The Hospitium in York. This is fast becoming one of my favourite venues to decorate - not only because of it's stunning location in the heart of the Museum Gardens and it's amazing historical heritage, but because the people there are just the nicest to work with and simply can't do enough for you!
I met Claire some while ago when she happened to be in Sheffield (they live in York) and we just hit it off straight away. When she told me she was getting to the wedding by rickshaw, I just knew I was going to love all her plans! Claire adores deep rich purple and wanted to incorporate this colour into an otherwise very simple and neutral colour palette. Her gown (which actually changed!) was white and she planned to accent this with either a sash (which you'll see is what she ultimately chose) or some kind of purple inlay or petticoat. She also searched for and found the most incredible pair of gorgeous purple velvet pumps complete with adorable bows!
Although Claire and John both have a connection with the University, they both sing too and so this was going to be a really important feature of the day - with Claire making little cones from music sheets, she had the cutest containers for their natural grown confetti (purple of course)! Other personal, musical details included little paper hearts, again from music sheets, a choir, a cellist - with even the Bride and the Groom singing at different times of the ceremony too.
During our initial consultation, Claire told me that she absolutely loves flowers but didn't want to blow her budget on blooms alone so I suggested fluffy, dreamy clouds of gypsophila highlighted with sweet scented Yorkshire lavender. She loved the idea and left her consultation delighted at how we'd managed to find a way to create pretty, pretty designs without breaking the bank!
Here are some really totally gorgeous shots by fabulous photographer, Shelley of Toast of Leeds. My thanks to her for giving me permission to use them ...
I've only featured just a tiny selection of their fabulous photos - if you'd like to see more, then pop over to Shelley's blog of Clare and John's day - the pictures really do tell the story!
I do hope you've enjoyed this wonderful wedding and that it's maybe given you some ideas and inspiration for your day too - that's the idea!
If you're wondering about how you'd go about designing your wedding flowers, then pop over to our website where you'll find our downloadable pdfs at Wedding Hints and Tips on all kinds of themes like seasonality, budgets and what to expect from a wedding consultation. Hope you find them helpful.
We'll be back very soon with more pretties for you
But until then, enjoy
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