Ashleigh & Garth’s wedding – Wedding Flowers Henley on Thames
Ashleigh and Garth were looking for a country chic style. The flowers used were mainly white and ivory with touches of blush pink. They included roses, lisianthus, freesia, astilbe and astrantia, with populous and asparagus fern.
Here’s Ashleigh & Garth’s wedding story in their own words as well as photos of their stunning wedding.
The proposal took place on a surprise weekend away in Siena, Italy, all organised by Garth. We climbed the clock tower in Piazza del Campo, taking in the Tuscan scenery on the way, and at the top Garth got down on one knee and asked me to marry him with the most beautiful engagement ring I’ve ever seen!
The Bridal Party
The party was small but perfectly formed with just my Mum, my sister April and friend Le-Ann. We also had some help from Garth’s daughter Amelie who was our flower girl.
The Big Day
The big day was in our home town of Henley on Thames and we wanted the day to be filled with fun, friends and family and also be lovely and relaxed… all stress and Bridezilla behaviour was strictly forbidden!
The ceremony took place in Henley Town Hall, with everyone being greeted by a Gurkha bagpiper, which was a nod to Garth’s military career and my Scottish roots. After the ceremony guests headed to The Three Tuns in Market Place for a champagne reception, whilst Garth and I, along with the bridesmaids went down to the river Thames for photos.
We all enjoyed a delicious dinner followed by a dessert buffet (which was very indulgent) in the Stable Bar at The Three Tuns, followed by music from John James Newman and DJ Dave Doubledecks!
I had a really clear vision for the flowers I wanted but I’m not the most creative person in the world! I have walked past Sonning Flowers many times whilst shopping in Reading and have always thought the shop looks beautiful. I had spoken to a few florists in the area but once I met with Andrea, I was sure Sonning Flowers was the right choice for our wedding.
Andrea listened to what I wanted and also came up with some really great suggestions of her own, which were all exactly in keeping with the look I wanted to achieve. Our venue at The Three Tuns was perhaps a little unusual but she and the team worked wonders, dressing oak beams, providing trees for the garden, table decorations etc. By the time the team had finished the venue looked incredible! The buttonholes and bouquets were even more impressive and the Sonning Flowers team worked wonders at the Town Hall too. I genuinely could not have been more pleased with the flowers, everything was perfect, fairly priced and Andrea worked with me to deliver everything within budget.
The day after the wedding, Garth and I gave the larger arrangements to a local nursing home where they were enjoyed by the residents there too.
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Music – Eight Ray Music
Photographer – Charlotte Snowden
Hair & Makeup – Holly Preston
Cake – Jenny North Cakes
Put simply, Garth and I had a wonderful day and thank you so much for making our special day just that little bit prettier.
The team at Sonning Flower wish Ashleigh and Garth all the best with their future as Mr & Mrs.