Michelle & Colin - Manor By The Lake, August 2019

This wedding blog goes back to last summer at Manor By The Lake in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Michelle and Colin tied the knot in August 2019 surrounded by their closest friends and family. I have known Michelle for quite some time, (she was actually a teacher at my primary school) so it was a lovely surprise to hear that her and Colin were engaged and that they wanted me to be their wedding florist! Manor By The Lake offers many fabulous packages for couples looking to get married so unfortunately for me, Michelle and Colin's venue flowers were all sorted but I had the privilege of creating their Bridal party blooms, which in my opinion are the most important.

Photography by Lee Hawley Photography

Flowers -

Michelle had a very clear vision of how she and Colin wanted the day to feel and how they could both capture their personalities through their decor. Michelle was looking for something that captures elegance, glamour and timeless design so a shower bouquet was definitely the shape to go for, especially as she had chosen a fitted style dress. We decided on a loose shower bouquet instead of a tight teardrop shape, by creating a design that has more movement. We were able to choose foliage and flowers that allowed that to happen, such as eucalyptus, dendrobium orchids, astilbe and more!


Buttonholes can be made in a 1000 different ways and every florist has different ideas.

Colin was looking for something to match the feel and texture of Michelle's bouquet, so I decided to go with a handpicked look using Lisianthus, Thistle,Spray Roses, Veronica, Wax, and Eucalyptus.

Suppliers - Venue - Manor By The Lake

Photographer - Lee Hawley


Florist - The Flamingo Box

Magician - Richard Parsons

Dress - Justin Alexander Pre-Loved Bridal Boutique

Rings - Fraser Hart

Cake - Family Friend