September brought the start of Autumn and a wonderful opportunity for Ohana to create some unique wedding flowers for Jess and Dan at a breathtaking Lake District setting, The Inn On The Lake.
I met Jess and Dan for coffee and, when we discussed their theme, Jess said that she had an unusual request as she had brought her main flowers with her. She then opened a box and showed me her beautiful handmade paper flowers, which she had lovingly handcrafted herself from old paper books, that she wanted to use in her bouquets.
We then discussed a colour pallet to go with the flowers that Jess had made - they wanted orange/green/ivory and had their heart set on a flower called Chinese Lantern (Physalis Alkekengi) - and from this I created their mood board.
After agreeing on the flower selection we discussed the flower requirements for bridesmaids, button holes, table arrangements and to dress the cake. Jess also wanted Dan to have his own button hole and asked that I use a paper flower in its design, as well as for her bouquet, and for both to be finished off with some lace from her Mum's wedding dress. They were also having the ceremony outside and wanted the Gazebo dressed, with some aisle bouquets.
The morning of the wedding broke crisp and dry and, after the heavy rain the night before, Ohana's day started with dressing the Gazebo area with the amazing backdrop of the lake and mountains. We then moved into the wedding breakfast room and dressed the tables and cake. Then came the best part of the day for us - the delivery of the bouquets to the bridal party room where we see the reaction of the bride when she sees for the first time her floral dreams turned into reality. Which is a wonderful experience every time.
The day was captured by wonderful photographer Steven Barber, so thank you to him for great pictures below.
Congratulations to Jess and Dan, it was a beautiful day and we'd like to thank you for asking Ohana be part of it.