On a blustery day last November, India and Warren tied the knot in St Thomas of Canterbury Church in Waterloo before hosting their reception at The Titanic Rum Warehouse. Every now and then a bride will come through the door with what can only be described as Epic ideas and India certainly had ideas- and vision. Here is how we made her vision come to life…
On the end of each pew was a rustic handtied of red, white and blue textured flowers and foliage, secured with natural twine.
Every pew was decorated for impact and each handtied was deconstructed and reused at the venue in tin cans, bottles and jars.
Large arrangements of burgundy and sailor blue hydrangeas were moved from the church and placed under spot lights in The Rum Warehouse.
The detail which went into transforming the venue was amazing. I am not sure if there is a more apt venue to have a boat as a photo booth along with sailor hat and pirate wig props.
The nautical flags used as bunting along with the sails suspended from the ceiling really helped fill the space.
And so to the flowers. We used muted shades of red and blue with hints of white and lots of textured greenery. Texture was a must, with white and blue sea holly and astrantia creating wild arrangements in rope handled jars.
Painted lighthouses were used as table numbers with jam jars, tin cans and bottles filled with flowers to compliment.
One of our hand made re-claimed wooden boxes decorated the top table and was filled with thistles, astilbe, hydrangea and anemones to complete the look. The things I loved about working on this wedding were the colours, the texture and the fact there wasn’t a rose in sight. I love roses but it was nice to have a week off! It was a real pleasure to work with India and hear her ideas evolve and see her vision come to life- and hats off to anyone who gets an actual boat involved in their wedding!