Spring Wedding at Clissold House

5 years ago, this cool looking guy came into my shop and asked for my help to choose a plant for his girlfriend. Judging by his character, and what he told me about the special lady in his life, we decided to go for a pretty unusually looking plant – the Calceolaria. A few weeks later his girlfriend walks in, with the plant in her hand, and a very guilty look on her face. The plant was dead.

This was how I first met the talented Emma Block.

4 years (and a lot of tea and fun) later, I was delighted when Emma and the Alex got engaged, and asked me to do their wedding flowers. I couldn’t wait!

This loved up couple decided upon Clissold House for their ceremony. A gorgeous venue in the middle of Clissold park in Stoke Newington. All we decided Emma had to do is to give me an idea of her colour scheme, a list of flowers she likes, and then she gave me complete freedom to create the arrangements.

For Emma’s bridal bouquet we chose soft colours peonies, scented David Austin roses, ranunculus, anemones, astilbe and delicate sweet peas, which I arranged in a loose posy. The bridesmaids bouquets we kept more compact and neat. I was most excited about Emma’s flower crown, as we made it using Emma’s mum’s original wedding veil!

For the ceremony we created a cherry blossom arch which made such an outstanding and unique feature. All the way along the aisle we attached small flower posies to the chairs and made country style arrangements in deco jute bags.

After the ceremony the room was transformed into a dining area where we placed table centrepieces in French style urns.

I was so lucky to be part of their wedding day, especially after meeting them so fortuitously so many years earlier, and hence so so touched to be mentioned in their speeches.

Thank you Emily Quinton for the gorgeous pictures! You can get great tips how to take beautiful images on her website

Read more about Emma and Alex’s wedding on Emma’s blog