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  • Johanna Pedrick


With a large Wedding planned for Friday 3 July 2020, Carla and Dan like many other couples had the tough decisions to make. Whether continuing to plan for their Wedding be it on a smaller scale or postpone. With the lockdown of the pandemic it meant that their original plans would have to be altered. Taking it all in their stride and looking at it with a completely fresh perspective to what really matters when you get married, they decided to go ahead and alter their plans for an intimate Wedding and have a celebration next year. The day itself was a fracton of the 200 guests they had originally planned. Their actual Wedding day was incredibly intimate with only 30 people at the church and 10 people at the reception.

Deciding to go ahead with a smaller intimate Wedding on Saturday 4 July 2020 which was the first day after lockdown that a Wedding ceremony could be held for 30 people attending a Wedding service ceremony at a Church. A floral frame was created as a beautiful backdrop on the archway inside the church. Full of gorgeous relaxed and natural foliage including Eucalyptus, Olive and Ruscus with a selection of shades of apricot/peach and caramel toned roses, Ammi, Lisianthus and wonderfully fragrant Sweet Peas which were long and trailing with twisted tendrils. (Sweet Peas were added as I remembered from one of our flower consultations that Carla had mentioned she had always loved the Sweet Peas in her Grandparents garden when she was younger).

A stunning half up and half down hair style, we wired a small selection of smaller flowers and hypericum berry that were in Carla's bouquet and her hairstylist attached them into her hair on the morning of the Wedding.

Carla and Dan had a very relaxed natural style and both loved foliage so using lots of different foliage textures in the Bridal bouquet kept the style running through out the Wedding flowers. Beautiful Juliet Garden roses, Angie Romantica which smelt incredible as well has having lots of ruffled petals. Spray white roses, Stock, Lisianthus, Wax flower, Larkspur, Hypericum berry, Veronica and Wax flower with the cutest and softest Bunny tail flowers.

Socially distanced Church Wedding Ceremony.

Small vases where placed down the aisle at the end of the chairs and these were later repurposed for table flowers.

Those smiles say it all, when vows have just been exchanged. "Easily one of the couples favourite moments of the day was exchanging their vows to one another in church. Promising to protect and love each other publicly in front of God and some of their closest friends and family was so profound and emotional". said Carla and Dan.

Confetti moments outside the Church.

Taking time to explore the gardens and having time to themselves with their photographer captured the most wonderful intimate moments.

Dan's buttonholes was created using a small white spray rose and other little details that were in Carla's bouquet and the stems were bound with a navy twine to complement the suit colour.

Intimate dining for a table of 10, alfresco dining with the most stunning views across the Surrey countryside.

Vases of gorgeous roses, stock, scented sweet peas, lisianthus and foilage lay down the centre of the table.

With restricted government regulations, a re-planned Wedding reception held at an uncles garden provided precious memories to cherish forever. A small-scale celebration enabled them to create an intimate relaxed dining experience with their immediate family of 10. Flowers from the church were repurposed including the floral arch and the flowers from the aisle were repositioned along the centre of the table.

Sisterly love and a Bridesmaid's bouquet that was just as beautiful as the Bridal bouquet but on a smaller scale.

A change of dress for the evening celebrations enabled Carla and Dan for a fun evening of dancing and games.

Thank you so much to Carla and Dan for sending me gorgeous photographs of your special day captured by Benjamin Stuart Photography. It was such an honor to create flowers for your special day. I wish you all the very best for your future and your Wedding is proof that an intimate celebration can still go ahead and be as gorgeous and wonderful as you had hoped.

Delighted to see that your special day has been featured on Rock my Wedding

Wedding Venue St Saviour's Church and Guildford private home

Bridal Dress Essence of Australia Bridal Boutique Pure Brides

Bridesmaids ASOS

Grooms suit Burton

Shoes Office

Hair Stylist Jessica Short

Green Glasses, Festoon Lights Surrey Wedding Company

Tables, Chairs and Lead Crystal Champagne Flutes Bentley Brown

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