When you’re having your wedding ceremony in a 16th century manor house, you had better be able to put on one heck of a do. And that’s exactly what Hannah and Patrick did last week, as they were married in the Great Hall at Loseley. Under the watchful eyes of the original More-Molyneux family portraits, they tied the knot in front of their own friends and family. The guests were then lead over the house’s expansive grounds to the 17th century Tithe Barn for their reception.
There’s nothing like decorating a barn to give a party that rustic and relaxed feeling, and it was great to create a space in which the happy couple and their guests could really let their hair down. Hannah chose violet asters and clematis for her bouquet to tie in with her bridesmaids’ dresses, but it was also strikingly pretty against the bare wood of the barn. We picked dusky pink roses to elegantly soften the contrast of ivory veronicas, gypsophila, and more roses, from where they tumbled from the rafters in gorgeous focal arrangements. These flowers were also loosely gathered around the candles at every table.
Hannah chose the arrangements to reflect her own bouquet, and the rich purple of the bridesmaids’ dresses. We also decorated the elegantly understated cake, leaving out the silvery green eucalyptus and greenbell used in the signature flowers, and placing little bundle of the pink roses and mauve hydrangeas on each of the three tiers. The couple cut the cake after a delicious three-course meal served by Caper & Berry, Loseley House’s exclusive caterers.
We love working with colour, and if your wedding is taking place in the same rustic shades of Tithe Barn, colours like the deep purple of Hannah’s clematis and asters can really lift a room.
The decadence of Loseley House was an amazing backdrop, but the joy Hannah and Patrick took both in the preparation before their wedding and on the big day, was truly what made this classically beautiful wedding a special day. And we were very happy to be a part of it!
Lots of love, from all of us here at Divine.