I know it is already the middle of February and we are all looking forward to spring and summer weddings, but I wanted to write and show you that winter weddings can be just as wonderful...
Last December I was asked if I could dress the ceremony room at Coombe Lodge Blagdon, for a 'Winter Wedding' mini photo shoot. Working as a wedding and event florist in Somerset, I have to say that Coombe Lodge is one of my favourite wedding venues, not just because of its beautiful rooms and breath-taking Somerset countryside views, but also it is situated very close to the place I live which always helps when it comes to delivering wedding flowers.
Because it was closer to Christmas, I wanted to include plenty of seasonal greenery, but opted for a white and gold scheme rather than just deep reds which are usually associated with the festive season. For environmental reasons, as with all my work I did not use floral foam, but instead I opted for a shallow trough with chicken wire and water to create a long registrar table arrangement. The flowers I used were white chrysanthemums, white roses, ranunculus and tanacetum mixed with seasonal greenery and grasses.
To create more interest on the floor, I wrapped the hurricane candle holders with fresh long-lasting foliage.
Kerry, from Angel's Kitchen brought delicious winter inspired cakes and we also decorated the registrar table and aisle chairs with her homemade festive gingerbread.
All of these wonderful contributions have been captured by the talented wedding photographer Jim Johnson, from Photosbyjim.
It was a magical day with a warm fire lit, Christmas music playing and plenty of delicious cake - all the ingredients needed for a perfect winter wedding.
If you haven't considered getting married in winter, I would certainly recommend giving it some consideration. Although there may be some limitations for specific seasonal flowers, the price you pay for the venue will be lower than in high season, and I'm sure you will still have beautiful and happy memories.