S&J - A Romantic Botanical Surrey Wedding
“Ali and the team did flowers for both of our weddings (blame COVID!) and each time their creativity, service and kindness were so valued. My bouquets were both stunning and they were very flexible on our date moves and the specialness of our days. They really ‘got’ the visions of both of the days and talked us through which flowers might need to change with the moves from June to August. We really felt that they were invested in our happiness, beyond a typical supplier. Would highly recommend.” Sophie & John
We were lucky enough to work with the wonderful Sophie and John twice in the last year! Whilst incredibly frustrating for them, it was so special to design for their small intimate wedding at home last Summer and then their blessing surrounded by family and friends this year.
They chose the stunning botanical backdrop of The Glasshouse at RHS Wisley for their venue, which of course with the incredible collection of exotic flora and fauna needed no input from us! Leaving us to focus on creating truly beautiful designs for Sophie’s bouquet, her bridesmaids and John’s buttonhole that reflected the botanical feel of the venue.
Sophie said: “I am quite picky about flowers and abhor old fashioned or fussy arrangements. Mad Lilies offered the kind of modern, free form and natural arrangements that we were looking for.” Therefore, Sophie’s bouquet was a classic yet modern free-form design including four variates of Roses, `succulents, Bay Leaves, English Jasmine, Italian Ruscus and Rosemary.
Talking about working with us, Sophie said: “We were lucky enough (well, COVID caused!) to work with Mad Lilies twice. Our original plans for a simple green and white palette were inspired by our venue of RHS Wisley -foolish to try to compete with the plants and flowers of the glasshouse where the reception was. And then when that wedding was postponed by a year we had a small ceremony in my parents garden. For that, we wanted a totally different vibe and leant into burnt oranges and late summer colours. We wanted each day to feel unique and the small ceremony not a poor relation to the bigger day. Both briefs were met and over delivered against!”
We asked Sophie what her best piece of advice for future brides is and she said: “Just enjoy it. I found myself taking ‘snapshots’ in my mind during the day. And trying to print those into my memory- you have to actively decide to capture those moments otherwise the day will run away with you. Oh, and get Voyteck to take your photos!"
The Dream Team:
Venue: RHS Wisley
These are beautiful photographs from Sophie and John's Wisley wedding celebrations, followed by their small and intimate wedding from 2020.