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Exclusive, Traditional & Loving Family-focused Wedding with Gorgeous Bouquets and Wedding Flowers at the Queen Mary Undercroft

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

A stunning bride, designer wedding flowers and wedding reception flower designs were exquisitely matched for this winter wedding in London at the Queen Mary Undercroft, by the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich. The classically lavish and historical setting offered a delightful backdrop to the parents and proud family of the bride and groom. The bride’s vision and our London florists’ wedding flower ideas for winter were perfectly complemented by the majestic stone columns, a complete built-in bar, large dance floor and vaulted ceilings from which hung romantically lit crystal chandeliers. Here, in an atmosphere of elegance, their beautiful ceremony was followed by dancing, fine music and a catered reception.       

We probably have to take something of a breather after such a breathtaking and gorgeous display of wedding flowers! Not to mention the outpouring of love, family pride, display after display of flower arrangements for weddings…and oh, yes, all the fun! We witnessed a lot at this bride and groom’s wedding, and here it is–or at least as much as we were able to capture!–for you to appreciate and feel inspired.  

On the day of the wedding, the main hall at Queen Mary Undercroft, located at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, was decorated with crystal, crisp white tablecloth and parchment stationery, and of course fabulous wedding centrepieces. The flower arrangements at the reception for this wedding were made from Baby’s Breath (or gypsophila) flowers, arranged with eucalyptus, and displayed simply in wine bottles placed and centred at guests’ tables.

The bridal bouquet was a dreamy sight indeed composed of sweet avalanche roses, Duchesse Nemo white peonies, White irises, Baby’s Breath and eucalyptus. Every one of the wedding flowers ideas were carefully planned and discussed beforehand. Bride and groom were able to share their wedding arrangements ideas with expert designers and London wedding florists. And each aspect, every wedding flower, bridal bouquet types and colour were purposeful in detail, including the bride’s flowers, her bridesmaid bouquets and the wedding reception flower designs.


Top tip from an expert…

“Wedding flowers can consume a large part of your wedding day budget, so it is important to select flowers that reflect the theme or colour palette of your day. The use of flowers in your wedding day also can reflect the personality of the couple, purity and happiness.

Once you have selected your colour palette, you can then decide on wedding flowers within your budget. Roses and orchids are popular for brides-to-be and come in most colours but can be expensive and colour availability would depend on your florist.” – Natalie Churchill, Only Dream Dresses


Often, couples choose wedding flowers by wedding season, and by bringing their own ideas, history, special memories and personalities into the equation, wedding flower decorations are always unique. Something extra special and touching to behold about these wedding flowers and decorations was how the couple mingled special moments in with the wedding reception flowers.

Entering the reception hall after the ceremony, wine bottles were displayed on each table, each filled with delicate sprays and sweet clusters of Baby’s Breath wedding flowers, because the groom had proposed to the bride while they were on holiday at a vineyard in France. Also, in honour of the bride’s mum, White Irises were used in both the bridal bouquet and other floral designs for the wedding reception.  
If you love elegant simplicity, classic pastel wedding flowers decoration, traditional bridal bouquets and white wedding flower design, then ask us more about this London wedding at the Queen Mary Undercroft.

Summer Wedding Flowers: Create the Natural Look for Your Summer Event

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

The natural, woodland look is perfect for summer wedding flowers. Even if the big day isn’t held outdoors, the sunlight and blue skies inspire the desire to bring the outside indoors and have decorations featuring greenery and rustic touches. Wedding bouquets are ‘undone’, centrepieces evoke the magical florist and everywhere are touches of nature to bring charm and beauty to the proceedings. Be inspired by the natural look and speak to your London wedding florist about how to tailor it to your style.


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Natural Wedding Bouquets

Summer wedding bouquets for natural theme need to have the undone look, with different shapes and textures arranged together in a relaxed style. Bouquets should feel abundant and overflowing with flowers and foliage: pair full blooms like peonies and roses with tall stocks, dainty daisies and trailing foliage. Fasten with natural elements like twine or hessian. You can use a similar style for wedding buttonholes, bridal posies and floral place settings. Instead of wedding flowers, go eco-friendly and modern and choose a green wedding bouquet where foliage is the main feature. Incorporate kale flowers, berries, succulents or herbs for an unusual and charming look.

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Magical Wedding Centrepieces

A glass terrarium filled with pebbles, succulents and air plants will make for an unusual floral table decoration and will be a talking point for guests. Incorporate natural elements like moss, twigs and woodland flowers to create stunning wedding centrepieces inspired by the forest. Wildflowers are low-key but beautiful options for wedding table arrangements: think chamomile daisies, cornflowers, bluebells and foxgloves. Summer wedding flowers gathered from the garden like sweet peas or English roses can be arranged in vintage vessels or simple glass vases for an elegant and natural look.

Charming Chair Decorations

Green, luscious foliage can be attached to the backs of chairs for the ceremony and reception with floral wire. Adorn with ribbons and flowers or just stay with the green and create a beautiful woodland vibe for the big day. Tie lavender to the backs of chairs to create a scented and delightful look, or tie posies of summer wedding flowers to the edge of each chair. These extra touches will really wow your guests and make the day magical and memorable for all.


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Au Naturel Place Settings

Mini succulents make great on-trend place settings and also double as favours – they’re great, low maintenance plants that will brighten the bathroom or office. Napkins can be decorated with herbs like lavender or rosemary, or wildflowers and elements of the bride’s bouquet. Or instead of summer wedding flowers as place settings, write guests’ names onto natural found items like pebbles and shells. This means they’ll have a souvenir to keep to remind them of the special day.

Summer Wedding Flowers – Let There be Light!

A rustic summer wedding is best held outdoors – although this can be difficult with the unpredictable English weather! If you are lucky enough to have a warm and sunny day, create a magical look with paper lanterns, candles and fairy lights strung through trees and trailing over the chairs and tables. Candles can also be incorporated into floral wedding centrepieces and place settings.