I first met Lorraine & Mark at a wedding fair, and they loved one of the bouquets I had made up which was in the colours of the Manx Tartan, which represent the beautiful Manx landscape: blue for the sea and sky, yellow for the gorse, white for the traditional Manx crofts, purple for the heather and green for the hills.
I was so pleased when they chose me to be their florist, and they were such a pleasure to work with. The wedding took place in St Luke’s Church in West Baldwin on a particularly windy day, which made creating an archway around the door somewhat of a challenge! Mark and Lorraine’s Mums had organised the flowers in the church and had asked us to do the archway as a surprise for the couple, and it looked so pretty when we finished, we just had to pray that it was still there when the Bride & Groom arrived and hadn’t been blown away! Our prayers were answered!
I would like to thank Shan for taking such beautiful photos of this wedding and the full set can be seen on her Blog, but here are a small selection which include our floral creations!
St Luke’s Church is such a pretty location to get married, set up on the top of a hill, and with a rustic and quaint interior, it suited Mark & Lorraine’s Manx theme perfectly, and was set of with their own personalised bunting, which was also used on their top table at the reception.
Lorraine’s bouquet was made up of Craspedia, Eryngium, Clematis, ‘Akito’ Roses, Nigella, and Stachys leaves and tied with a piece of Manx tartan ribbon, while her Bridesmaids carried simple stems of white Germini, bound with Manx Tartan ribbon.
The boys wore buttonholes of cream Eustoma and Eryngium, with a loop of Manx Tartan ribbon to match their waistcoats.
Mark & Lorraine, it was a pleasure to be part of your big day and we wish you all the very best for your future together!