I first met Debbie and Mike back in August 2016 when they came to see me for a wedding consultation.
Mike had stumbled across our website and was very impressed, so arranged for himself and Debbie to come and see me for a chat.
The couple were getting married on the 22nd July 2017 at the famous Nutters Restaurant in Rochdale.
Debbie and Mike had already decided on a cadbury purple and white colour scheme.
We discussed what kind of flowers Debbie liked, and I advised them on what flowers would be in season for their summer wedding.
The couple liked the idea of simple arrangements using ivory coloured roses and purple hydrangea, with some foliage.
I would be using fresh flowers and creating a 3ft long and low table display for the ceremony and reception, buttonholes and corsages for the wedding party, the Bride’s bouquet, Bridesmaid’s bouquets, flower girl wand and thank you bouquets for the mums.
To keep costs down, Debbie and Mike opted to have artificial rose and hydrangea martini vase centrepieces.
We would also provide our beautiful ivory aisle carpet with petals, table swagging and all the white chair covers and purple sashes.
The happy couple book our services
It was really lovely meeting Debbie and Mike, and we were delighted when they went ahead and booked our services for their forthcoming wedding.
I was very excited as I knew everything was going to look beautiful, particularly the flowers!
I couldn’t wait. It seemed like a long time away but I knew it would come around quickly.
In the following months, I stayed in regular contact with Debbie and Mike.
We made a couple of tweaks here and there, but pretty much stuck to the original booking.
Final preparations get underway
In the weeks leading up to the wedding, I had lots to do in preparation for Debbie and Mike’s Wedding day.
All the ironing of the chair sashes and table swags was done a couple of weeks before.
I always like to get the boring jobs out of the way early on so that I can concentrate fully on my favourite part – designing the wedding flowers! 🙂
The flowers were ordered from the wholesaler in Holland just over 1 week before the wedding.
They arrived within a couple of days of ordering and were prepped and conditioned over a few days.
Time to do the flowers
A couple of days before the wedding, I made a start on the flowers, my favourite task!
The artificial rose and hydrangea table centrepieces were done 1st wit them being the easiest to do – they looked amazing!
I then started work on making the 3ft long and low display as this always takes the longest.
Again, I used ivory roses and purple hydrangea, but also added lisianthus, eucylptus and palm leaves to add some texture.
Next was to make all the beautiful thank you bouquets. I used the same flowers, but added some colourful chrysanthemeums too for a splash of colour.
There were some lucky ladies who were going to receive these bouquets, they were beautiful!
Once the thank you bouquets were finished, I proceeded to put together the most important flowers – the Bride’s bouquet and the Bridesmaid’s bouquet.
So simple with just roses and hydrangea, accented with pearl and crystal centres, but absolutely gorgeous!
Sometimes, the most simplistic designs can be the most effective.
And finally, the day before the wedding I made all the lovely buttonholes, corsages and the flower girl wand, as these have to be done as close to the wedding day as possible in order to stay fresh.
The smell of the flowers was incredible and everything looked amazing.
I had arranged to deliver the bridal bouquets to Debbie the evening prior to the wedding.
I’ve never encountered a more excited Bride than Debbie! She was literally jumping up and down when I arrived.
She was absolutely thrilled with the bouquets to say the least, and I received a big hug from her.
To me, this is the part I love most about what I do – making people happy!
It makes all the hard work worthwhile.
We had a nice chat, and I wished her all the best for the following day.
The Big day finally arrives!
After months of planning, and weeks of final preparations, Debbie and Mike’s Wedding at Nutters Restaurant had finally arrived.
We arrived at 8am on 22nd July 2017 to begin the venue dressing.
And what a beautiful day it was! The sun was shining, the skies were blue – a perfect day for a wedding.
We made a start by doing the table swags, chair covers and sashes.
Mid way through the morning, Mike popped into the restaurant to collect the buttonhole flowers.
He seemed very calm and collected, a total contrast to an excitable Debbie the evening before, ha ha 😉
Infact, he has to be one of the coolest Grooms i’ve ever encountered 🙂
Once I’d finished with the chairs and ceremony carpet, I set up the artificial table centrepieces in the other room.
Then I laid out the long and low floral arrangement on the ceremony room table and the thank you bouquets on the top table.
Everything was ready and looking stunning!
I’d spent 5 hours at the restaurant along with our team getting it ready, and many hours had been spent preparing beforehand.
It was certainly worth it! I love seeing it all come together after all our hard work.
Feedback from the Newlyweds
I received a message from Debbie the evening before the wedding after I had delivered the Bridal bouquets.
She was thanking me for the flowers and for making their day special.
It was lovely that Debbie was so excited for the wedding day and loved her flowers.
After the wedding, Debbie went on to thank us on facebook and she also left a review on our Freeindex reviews site:-
“Kirsty decorated the wedding ceremony room, the wedding breakfast room and evening function room. All the table centre pieces and all the flowers for our special day…… it was absolutely stunning…… thank you so much, it was so beautiful to walk into knowing all what we had planned was put into place. Thank you so very much. X.”
We were delighted with Debbie’s feedback.
It was such an honour to be a part of her and Mike’s special day.
Undoubtedly, it was hard work with many hours of planning and creating, but we really enjoyed it!
A really lovely couple who it has been a pleasure to meet and work with.
We would like to thank you both again for choosing KlassyKool Occasions, and we wish you two lovebirds all the very best for the future xx
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