Faye and Cortney had a wonderful winter wedding at Eastington Park last December. They both wanted their day to have a Christmas feel without being traditional Christmas colours and decor.
Photography by Captured By Katrina
Planning the dream flowers
During my initial meeting with Faye it was clear what types of flowers she loved and the style of arrangements they were after. Faye wanted the more nude, coffee toned flowers whereas Cortney was looking for something with a splash of colour. After a few meetings we soon came up with a colour scheme that was sure to please both Faye and Cortney, Silvery foliage, Reds, Pinks, Nudes, Coffee, Blush and Navy. Using these colours allowed us to be able to add a few traditional touches without being too Christmas.
The Big day
I arrived early to Eastington Park as I had a lot to set up and get prepped in time for when the guests start to arrive. From Bridal Party Flowers to Fireplace Garlands, Door Wreaths to Hessian Bows there was lots to get sorted. I first started on the ceremony room as I knew tying bows and sorting arrangements would take the most time. Once this was prepped I began to set up the tables and bar areas, Faye and Cortney had decided on wreath style arrangements for the tables so these could then be used as gifts for family and friends to take home and hang on the door or use on their own Christmas table.
Once all of the venue flowers were ready and sorted, I popped up to see Cortney to make sure he was happy with everything so far and that the buttonholes were what he wanted. I then helped him and his ushers attach the buttonholes on and make sure they were secure. I personally think they worked amazingly well with their suits and funky ties.
After checking in with Cortney it was time to go and see Faye. Faye decided she wanted her bouquet to be a surprise until she was completely ready, so I spoke to her lovely sister about the flowers and how to hold the bouquets at just the right position. I then made sure the younger girls were sorted and knew who's flower crown was who's and double checked they all fitted perfectly.
I chose lots of stunning textured flowers including bunny tails, viburnum, garden roses and eucalyptus, as well as winter foliage such as blue spruce.