Spring is upon us, and what better way to start the season than with a glorious sunny Open Day at one of our favourite venues, Farnham Castle. Following that weekend another favourite of ours the talented Guy Collier stopped by and kindly captured the ‘masterpieces’ for us.
The Fox steps lend themselves beautifully to making a grand entrance for guests; spring pots of Daffodils and Grape Hyacinth’s surrounding hurricanes lanterns up the stairs or even a feature whimsical foliage arch as they enter, a beautiful and friendly welcome. Carry these ideas on into the gorgeous Norman Chapel and add in a couple of soft Olive Trees and your room is transformed into romantic spring time ceremony.
2016 trends are seeing collaborations of rose gold and soft blushes (more to come on this in the coming month) so tying that in with a spring wedding and you get beautiful arrangements of Sweet Avalanche Roses and Mentha Roses, Hyacinths, Ranunculus and Anemone, whether that be in a soft bouquet or an installation, all of which compliment the stunning stone and woodwork features and interiors of the castle.
Personal touches at a wedding are a must, Farnham Castle have plenty of original feature areas like the naturally framed ledge in the Stone Hall that welcome little quirks such as a bottle of your favourite tipple with a flower or two; not sure if you can tell but we are partial to a G&T and that gorgeous ice blue of the bottle complimented by a simple stem or two of Blue Delphinium – wow!
We even put to use the skills learnt at our recent workshop with the talented Judy Broad by creating a unique hand-drawn calligraphy table plan, which paid tribute to the vintage steps it sat on and quaint jam jar arrangements that surrounded it. All in all a perfect start t