Anna & Steve’s vintage wedding at Gaynes Park, May 2013

Jul 2, 2013 | Journal


Anna and Steve’s May wedding at Gaynes Park was a floral lesson in the “less is more” school of style.  This can be tricky when doing vintage as the tendency is to mix lots of different flowers and textures. And that wasn’t Anna’s style at all…. I stripped it all back so we used only key flowers and no foliage. The focus was on creating light and airy displays, using delicate flowers and not be “too much” (in Anna’s words!)

Anna and Steve collected plenty of vintage milk bottles and lovingly embellished them with vintage tea-stained lace which we then placed the flowers in. We used our collection of vintage china for the table centres. Steve is big into tea!

The main flowers were dusky pink roses, tea-stained roses, spray roses, astilbe (which has a lovely movement and textures) and gyp, which created that airiness that Anna liked so much. I’m so pleased they were happy with the outcome and we got it right for them, they were such a lovely couple to work for and I know these details mattered to them.


Anna and Steve looking so happy, signing the Register in the Orangery The Orangery set up for the wedding, larger vintage milk bottles are at the back, and a smaller cluster on the Registrar’s table Delicate vintage flowers for the milk bottles Light and airy astilbe and gyp with spray roses in vintage milk bottles Amnesia roses make beautiful buttonholes, we kept them simple here Amnesia roses with rosemary and gyp make pretty posies for flower girls Vintage milk bottles with dusky pink roses, champagne spray roses pink astilbe and gyp make a simple but pretty display Stunning top table display Table centres of vintage tea cups filled with dusky pink roses, cream spray roses, astilbe and gyp Anna receiving her bouquet, she looks pleased thank goodness! The happy couple x