They had booked their wedding to be held at Samlesbury Hall near Preston.
The couple already had a very good idea of what they wanted.
Jenny was very organised and had plenty of photos to show me of the things she liked.
We chatted through her ideas and I offered advice on how best to create the look they wanted to achieve, whilst staying within their budget.
Advice given on flowers and decorations
I also advised them on flower availability at that time of year.
We discussed what type of flowers I could incorporate into the bouquets, buttonholes, table centrepieces and long and low top table display.
Jenny requested white and ivory colours with different shades of lilac and purple.
She also liked the idea of using ivy, particularly in the candelabra centrepieces she had set her heart on.
So I decided to use a mix of different flowers to include roses, lisianthus, freesia, ranunculus, chrysanthemums, gypsophila and trachelium.
And for the foliage, I intended to use ivy, soft ruscus and eucaylptus.
For the venue dressing, Jenny and Andrew decided on silver grey and lilac colours.
To decorate the chairs, they requested silver grey satin bows with a lilac lace overlay, and crystal effect brooches.
For the top table and cake table, the couple decided on lilac organza swags with silver grey organza bows.
And for the cute little wishing well post box, we would decorate with artificial roses and fancy bows in the same style as the chairs.
Final preparations before the big day arrives
Jenny and Andrew returned to see me, along with Jenny’s mum, just before Christmas 2016 .
We were having a 2nd meeting to finalise plans for the big day.
We talked through everything again and confirmed colours, flower choices and little details.
Andrew had also decided that he would like me to attach ivy to the large wrought iron chandelier in the room where they would be having their wedding meal.
The couple were now very excited about their wedding day and seemed happier now that the final details had been confirmed.
I too felt very excited, as I knew their wedding venue was going to look stunning once we had worked our magic!
Two days to go before the Wedding
It was now time to start work on the the Bridal flowers, my favourite part 🙂
They had arrived a few days earlier and I had conditioned them ready for arranging.
I was up bright and early on the Thursday and spent a full day creating.
I made the arrangements for the table centrepieces and the 4ft long and low display for the ceremony/top table.
On the Friday, again I was up early and spent the morning creating the Bride’s shower bouquet and the 2 smaller Bridesmaid’s bouquets.
My afternoon then consisted of making the 10 buttonholes, 4 ladies corsages and two small ‘thank you’ bouquets for the mums.
I think I finished at about 10pm after working from 7am for two days in succession.
I was exhausted, but it was totally worth it.
The bouquets and all the other flower arrangements looked stunning!
I couldn’t wait for the Bride and Groom to see them.
The Wedding Day is finally here!
Saturday 25th February 2017 arrives, which means it’s time for Jenny and Andrew’s Wedding at Samlesbury Hall near Preston.
We arrived at 9am to begin dressing the venue.
The first task was to attach the ivy to the huge wrought iron chandelier that hangs in the middle of the room where the wedding reception was to be held.
Then our 2nd big job was to decorate all the chairs in the ceremony room.
Once we’d finished the decorating of the chairs, we placed the fresh long and low flower display on the ceremony room table.
We then set up the wishing well post box in the ajoining room.
The final room to decorate was the reception room, and we proceeded to set up the candelabra centrepieces with the fresh floral displays.
We also attached the table swags to the top table and cake table which completed the look.
The final task was to make sure the wedding party had their buttonholes and corsages and that the Brides and Bridesmaids bouquets were placed in situ ready and waiting outside of the ceremony room.
We also left the mum’s ‘thank you’ bouquets behind the top table in the reception room ready to be given to them during the course of the wedding reception.
After making some final checks to ensure everything was perfect, I gave the Groom a hug and wished him all the best.
It had taken us over 4 and a half hours to complete the decorating of the venue and it looked amazing!
I was really happy with the work we had done, and hoped they liked it too!
Feedback from the newlyweds
I spoke to Jenny and Andrew the day after their wedding, and they were absolutely delighted with the wedding flowers and all the venue dressing we did.
I was so happy that they were happy!
The lucky couple jetted off to spend their honeymoon in the Maldives.
Upon their return, Jenny very kindly wrote a review of our services over on our independent reviews page on Free Index:-
“Absolutely fantastic service. The flower arrangements were amazing and just beautiful to look at! Everyone commented not just on the flowers on my wedding day but also the table centrepieces. I asked a lot of KlassyKool and my expectations were exceeded!! Thankyou Kirsty.”
We were delighted with Jenny’s feedback.
It was such an honour to be a part of her and Andrew’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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