Peonies and eucalyptus are two of the most highly sought-after elements to feature in our clients’ wedding flowers. Looking back at Sophie and Sam’s wedding from earlier this year, you can see why. Their chosen combination of beautifully blowsy bright white peonies and refined silvery-green eucalyptus looks both classical and contemporary at the same time.
The colour of Sophie’s bridesmaids’ dresses couldn’t have looked more perfect with their bouquets. The effect was so elegant and understated.
We also love the choice Sophie and Sam made to use white petals and eucalyptus leaves as confetti.
We used several different varieties of eucalyptus, which gave us diverse textures to run through the designs.
As beautiful as peonies are, tiny and delicate they are not! Part of their charm is their unapologetic voluminousness. However, as such, they do not lend themselves well to inclusion buttonholes. So for Sophie and Sam’s wedding we used some stunning white lisianthus flowers and buds, coupled with more eucalyptus, to tie in with the rest of the flowers. You can see one of the buttonholes here, worn by Sophie’s father. We love these two photos because they capture a fabulous family resemblance and a father brimming with pride!
Lisianthus also featured in the arrangements we made to decorate St Gregory’s Church where the couple were married. These designs showed off the peonies and ‘lizzi’ against the generous backdrop of eucalyptus atop tall glass water-filled vases.
Sophie and Sam were one of the first couples to use the newly relaunched Riverside Glasshouse at Jephson Gardens for their reception. Here the tables were dressed elegantly with garlands of eucalyptus. Doesn’t the backdrop of the gardens and the River Leam make the Riverside Glasshouse one of the most beautiful local wedding venues? Another great choice by Sophie and Sam we think!