Charlotte & Charlie’s Summer Marquee Wedding at Findon Place

Charlotte and Charlie’s summer marquee wedding at Findon Place was the epitome of country garden perfection. Where the couple tied the knot in August with a traditional church ceremony followed by an alfresco-style reception. Join us as we head on a trip down memory lane and revisit this sun-kissed special day in West Sussex.

Charlotte and Charlie enlisted the help of Bramble & Belle Floral Design for a summer soirée, with their hearts set on an English country garden feel with a modern twist. They wanted a romantic yet natural vibe, incorporating seasonal flowers into every element of their occasion, reminiscent of picking flowers in the garden and bringing them inside.

The colour palette featured delectable peach hues teamed with pink, coral, antique yellow, white, cream and green – the perfect colour scheme for a summer marquee wedding!

We collaborated with the happy couple to work in a selection of flowers and foliage, including garden roses, spray roses, dahlias, cosmos, antirrhinums, orlaya, acheilia, stocks, snowberry, beech, silver birch and pittosporum foliage.

Floral columns adorn the entrance to the summer wedding marquee

Dahlias and Cosmos

Dahlias are a gorgeous choice for a late summer celebration, offering an exquisite focal point with a variety of colours, tones and shapes. Cosmos is also a classic addition for this time of year, with their long stems adding movement and elegance to bouquets and arrangements. We were thrilled to be able to provide the dahlias and cosmos that had been carefully sourced from local flower farms within thirty minutes of our studio.

Ceremony

Charlotte and Charlie’s wedding day began with a traditional religious ceremony at St John’s Church (which is next door to the main venue). Where we created a statement broken archway to adorn the entrance of the church. Silver birch trees surrounded the altar in the church, with foliage beautifully entwining two main church pillars. As the bride made her way up the aisle, she carried a stunning bridal bouquet that was finished with hand dyed silk ribbons (from The Silk Studio UK) that matched Charlie’s buttonhole.

Wedding reception

Following their ceremony, the couple headed to Findon Place, with their friends and family for their marquee reception on the lawns. Despite tying the knot last August, the weather did rain intermittently, but fortunately by late afternoon the sun had well and truly made an appearance.

We repurposed the church entrance arch to style the marquee (something we always endeavour to do at weddings so you can really make the most of your flower arrangements).

Inside the marquee, we dressed the tables with clusters of bud vases alongside glass candlesticks and taper candles from Ester & Erik. The bud vases were a gorgeous way to style their tables while still allowing space for the sharing platters by Gastro Catering UK.

As luxury wedding florists, it is hugely important to us that we provide beautiful floral arrangements that don’t compromise on your wedding breakfast plans, in terms of the food, layout and place settings etc. We’ll always offer you expert advice on the type of floral designs that will work best for your guest tables, as well as achieving that beautiful bloom-filled look. To complete the tablescapes, each trestle table was finished with a big, blousy meadow arrangement on the floor, where the table name was also placed.

As the evening drew in, Charlotte and Charlie moved into the Ballroom for a night of dancing! We hope you enjoy browsing through their beautiful big day as much as we do and that you feel utterly inspired for your very own celebrations.

The fireplace in the ballroom at Findon Place dressed with summer flowers.

If you’re searching for a luxury wedding florist to be a part of your love story, we welcome you to get in touch to find out more about our services and availability. In the meantime, swing by our Instagram page and follow us for weekly floral updates!

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