Real Weddings: Beth and Michael – LOTS of flowers!

Hey guys! So, today we’re going to take a look at an amazingly beautiful Lord of the Rings wedding with TONS of photos of the flowers! That’s because the florist actually documented the big day, and they did not disappoint.

Beth and Michael were married at the Church of St Warlburge in Preston, which is in Lancashire, England. Their flowers were provided by Jane and Jason Thompson of Flower Design and they are gorgeous. I’m not 100% on all the details of the wedding such as when it took place, but in a post dated May 5th, 2014, Jane posted a plethora of photos of the beautiful bride, groom, attendants, and of course, their flowers! Their wedding has a heavy Lord of the Rings theme, as all great weddings do, and it’s very clear the Flower Design took that theme and ran with it!

Here’s the bride receiving her bouquet! Jane states that the bouquet was made using many different colors and types of flowers to evoke a woodland feel. This wildflower look is used throughout the entire wedding and it’s just beautiful. Look how happy the bride looks!

Here are some of the boutonniere they made as well. The couple also wanted a peacock theme, so Flower Design incorporated peacock feathers.

The bridesmaids bouquets resemble the bride’s, only slightly smaller. They all still have a heavy mix of colors, textures, and greenery, to make them all look as if they were hand picked from the Shire!

I also love their baby’s breath crowns! Paired with the long, sophisticated bridesmaid dresses, I think it adds just the right touch of whimsy without being too kid-like.

Here are ‘enchanted trees’ Flower Design made for the ceremony. They flanked the couple as they stood at the alter.

These trees were made using peonies on the branches and fox gloves were planted at the base of a mound of moss. These are some of my favorite pieces!

The suspended tea lights in glass bubbles are killing me, this whole thing is amazing!

Here’s the beautiful bride entering the church! Look at her necklace, guys!

Can we get a close up of that bouquet? Why yes, we can.

Jane from Flower Design states that the bouquet is made up of “Oncidium Orchids, Bluebells, Ixia, Ranunculas, Aquilega, Lily of the Valley, Thalaspi, Sweet Peas, Peonies, Astrantia, Monte Casino, Wax Flower Blossom, Viburnum Opulus, trailing Amaranthus, trailing Ivy and Hyacinths amongst a plethora of other blooms and grasses”. Bravo!

After the ceremony, the party moved to a nearby location called The Great Hall at Mains. Here, Flower Design wowed everyone even more with their amazing seating plan tree, center pieces, and all around awesomness.

Once again, we see people using Middle-Earth place names as table numbers, and once again, I love it.

Now, prepare yourself for the reception center pieces. I’m serious, you need to prepare yourself, because it’s GORGEOUS. There appears to be a long head table for the wedding party and many round ones for the guests. The guest tables have a mixture of huge towering trees and smaller clusters of small vases filled with all sorts of beautiful flowers, giving the room the perfect woodland and forest feel.

If there’s one thing I love even more than moss, it’s glass cloches and bell jars. WITH MOSS. Say it with me now – “I’m a fan”.

OK guys, here are the amazing trees I talked about earlier! I like how they tied in the theme and design by using similar arrangements at the ceremony and reception.

Um. Prettiest thing ever.

Take a closer look at the tablescapes and you’ll see little jars with iconic Lord of the Rings passages wrapped around them.

Ug, guys, it’s just perfect. There are flowers EVERYWHERE at this wedding, Flower Design did not disappoint, am I right? I think it’s the perfect blend of natural, organic looking bouquets mixed with amazing trees and twisty vines, and it all comes together like…it just grew up pout of the tables. Love.

Head on over to Flower Design’s blog entry about this wedding for MANY more photos, and be sure to ‘like’ them on Facebook. And, if you live in England, book them now, because this could be your wedding.

Thanks for reading, now go dream about those tree center pieces!



About skittlekittle

Born and raised outside of Houston, Texas, Shanon then moved to Kansas for school. She earned her degree in technical theatre, majoring in props making and managing. She met her fiance while they were both in school, and he proposed to her at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival in Oct. 2013. Now, she spends all of her free time making things for their upcoming wedding in Oct. 2015!
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One Response to Real Weddings: Beth and Michael – LOTS of flowers!

  1. Pingback: Subtle Lord of the Rings Bridesmaid Dresses | BreeCraft

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