As the start of the 2017 wedding season is approaching, here at Sonje Jones Design Team we are reflecting upon our favourite weddings from last year. we all agree that the one that springs to mind most is Kirsty and Dom’s beautifully elegant and vintage August wedding.
The pair were married at The Great Hall at Mains, on Saturday 6th August, which was a lovely clear day. Kirsty and Dom wanted a rustic look in pale pinks, dusky pinks, greys and ivories. The bride looked glorious in a beautiful ivory lace A-line dress. Kirsty chose a romantic combination of Amnesia roses, sweet avalanche roses, pink lisianthus, rice flower, astranthia, Brunia and dreamy foliages eucalyptus, ivy, scenecio. It was wrapped in twine and as Kirsty is a Disney fan, we embellished the twine with the shape of Mickey Mouse in pearls.
The four bridesmaids looked beautiful in dusky pink Chiffon dresses. We accessorised them with beautiful hand tides of Amnesia roses, Sweet Avalanches, lisianthus, ivory spray roses, brunia, white astranthia and eucalyptus. They were again tied off with twine. The bridesmaids bouquets beautifully complemented the bridal using the same shades of colours and some of the same flowers, however Kirsty had a wider variety of flowers exclusively to her bouquet which made hers all the more eye catching.
Dom wore an Amnesia rose with sprigs of Brunia, astranthia, rice flower lisianthus and eucalyptus. The dusky pink looked really elegant with his complimenting bow tie and his navy suit.
For the ceremony we incorporated the table arrangements and used them down the aisle to create a dreamy vintage backdrop for Kirsty’s big entrance. We created 4 large urn arrangements which were placed on our ivory coloumns which made such an impact as the guests filed in. The urns were filled with the gorgeous flowers to compliment the wedding, hydrangeas, white delphiniums, lisianthus, carnations, astilbe, rice flower, sweet avalanche. In between we placed wooden logs with jars, crates, bottles, tea lights, floating candles and rose petals which lined Kirsty’s path to Dom. On the registrars table were crates of all different sizes, bursting with complimenting flowers. Along the edge of the table were lots of tea lights to sparkle behind the lovely couple as they said their vows to each other.
After the ceremony, the team helped change the room round ready for the wedding breakfast while the guests enjoyed drinks and canapés in the sunshine. We utalised the flowers from the ceremony and placed on the tables ready for the meal. Four tables had the urns which were spread out around the room, this created lots of height and made the room feel magical. The other tables had logs bases with jars bottles, candles, crates and Mossad filled with gorgeous pink and ivory flowers. They were all slightly different which suited the rustic/ vintage theme. The registrars flowers were moved over onto the top table. We added extra flowers and bottles and jars onto the whole length of the table we then adorned the crates in moss, tea lights and pearls for a dreamy, romantic look.
Kirsty and Dom had a beautifully elegant ivory four tier cake, proudly presented on a log base with their initials carved in. We embellished it with roses and a selection of the smaller wedding flowers and ivy.
The couple had created a gorgeous crate display with old books, lace, and their initials we added jars of flowers just to give it that finishing touch.
The theme worked beautifully well with the traditional, rustic look of The Great Hall at Mains and all Kirsty and Doms little extra touches were really affective.
We absolutely loved creating this wedding and then putting our designs into place. Here’s what Kirsty had to say about our designs:
“Well what do I say other than AMAZING!! We booked Sonje around a year before our wedding and I have been in constant contact with her, sending images and tweaking the things we discussed as my ideas evolved. She was always super helpful and came up with fabulous ideas for what would look great on our big day. I knew our flowers were going to be beautiful but when I walked up the aisle, the flowers and decorations provided by Sonje took my breath away! Everyone has commented on how stunning the flowers were and I really can’t thank you enough for surpassing my expectations and decorating our room so beautifully! It was perfect and we are both so thrilled. Lots of love Mr and Mrs Kohler xxxx”