A Summer Marquee Wedding

The Marquee Wedding Flowers

Check the insurance, man the ladders… if you’re afraid of heights you can’t join The Wilde Bunch gang…it’s Marquee season again. Dyrham Park near Bath was the setting for this inspirational marquee wedding design in the Summer of 2016.

wedding marquee hanging garland

marquee wedding flowers
A simple stylish Table Plan

Day 1 of the installation saw Claire & Lyndi 15ft up ladders for 3 hours  creating a stunning ‘mother’ of all hanging garlands, spanning the entire marquee. As Wilde Bunch photographer and sometimes florist I arrived on day 2 to take the pictures…No please…Well honestly…I’m a photographer not a Trapeze artist!!

hanging marquee garland
A stunning hanging garland spanned the marquee

Marquee Wedding Table Centres

The tables were equally split between ‘Longs’ and ‘Rounds’ to maximise the available space. This called for two designs following the overall theme.

marquee wedding tablecentres

marquee wedding tablecentres

marquee wedding tablecentre

wedding cake decoration
A classic Wilde Bunch cake design

It wouldn’t  be a Wilde Bunch outdoor, summer wedding without a trademark Wilde Bunch crate stack. We placed one right on the marquee entrance bringing together the Church flowers and setting the scene for the Marquee wedding table centres.

marquee wedding flower ideas
A Cratestack at the entrance of the Marquee
Floral designs for marquee weddings
The crate stack tied the Church flowers to the Marquee designs

The flowers inside the Church were created by the very talented Grandma of the Bride following our palette of colours and flower ingredients. A great job…an amazing amateur or someone with a sneaky past in the trade me thinks!! Very well done, they were seamless with our designs.

The Bridal Flowers

The arch on the church door featured a Wilde Bunch garland incorporating flowers from the brides bouquet. And Hey… I climbed a mighty three rungs of a ladder to install this to earn my ‘Wilde Bunch…No Fear of heights’  credentials!!

Church wedding flowers

Summer wedding bouquet
A delicate Summer Bridal Bouquet
summer wedding bouquet
A Timeless Classic Wilde Bunch Bouquet

Rachel was an absolutely stunning bride as the above photos show. The Wilde Bunch wish both Rachel & Peter a great future together and thank you for giving  us the opportunity to create the flowers for your ‘Big Day’.

This was the first big marquee wedding of the summer and with more lined up in the coming months keep an eye on the blog for more inspiration and ideas if you are planning a marquee wedding yourself.

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Pastel Wedding Flowers

Peach and Pastel Wedding Flowers Theme

2016 is definitely becoming the year of soft, delicate pastel colours with Pastel wedding flowers appearing all over our Bride’s ‘Pinterest’ boards. So, with Dragana and Paul leaving all design ideas to us we wanted to give them a ‘Right on Trend’ Wilde Bunch interpretation of the “Pastel & Peach’ theme.

The splendid No.38 Boutique Hotel in Clifton, Bristol was the setting for this most intimate of weddings. It was a joyous occasion with the lovely couple and their parents having exclusive use of the hotel for a three day family celebration.

The couple had gathered together a ‘Dream Team’ of local wedding suppliers giving the weekend a wonderful air of calmness where you just know…. ‘It’s going to be Perfect’. (All suppliers are listed below)

peach wedding bouquet and buttonhole

Delicate peach bouquet


The pastel theme is all about soft romantic colours. It’s important to get a balance where no one colour overpowers or dominates the design. The inclusion of an abundance of white sweet-peas helped soften the whole pallet and give the bouquet a delicate ‘natural’ feel.

Using a delicate peach David Austin Rose with Bombastic Rose Buds in the groom’s buttonhole worked perfectly to highlight the David Austin Roses in the brides bouquet. The addition of a simple sprig of Gyp complemented the white elements of the bouquet.

The trail on the brides bouquet was early season Jasmine cut while the buds were still closed to add a delicate hint of pale pink. A small Jasmine sprig also added depth to the groom’s buttonhole.Peach Rose wedding buttonhole


The Hotel Flower Designs

Peach wedding table flowers

Peach wedding flowers on mantlepiece






As the family had exclusive use of the hotel for three days they wanted flowers to feature through-out their stay. Every design from the bedrooms to the lounge to the breakfast room followed the theme of the pastel wedding flowers in the bride’s bouquet.

Designs were used to emphasise unique features of the hotel such as the traditional fireplace with wood burning stove and the rear garden terrace with views across the city.

Peach wedding flowers on mantlepiece


The Wedding Breakfast Flowers

Now this was an excuse for The Wilde Bunch to ‘Go Wild’  with the table centrepiece. Being a family occassion there was one large table and the bride wanted an exhuberent ‘Show-stopper’ of a design utilising  as much of the table as the place settings allowed.

Pastel and Peach wedding flowers as wedding table centre

It’s not every day we get the chance to ‘design to the max’ and the results had the Hotel staff and caterers buzzing round the table taking pictures on their mobile phones. Most importantly the bride loved it. Thank-you Dragana for giving us the opportunity to have some fun!!

Pastel wedding flowers table centrepiece

The simple 3-tier plain white cake fitted the theme perfectly and looked stunning with our soft pastel flower designs giving it a real classic elegance.

Pastel wedding flowers cake decoration

All images photographed by The Wilde Bunch are copyrighted. Please seek permission to use

For more beautiful shots of the wedding see the John Barwood Blog http://www.johnbarwoodphotography.co.uk/romantic-elopement/


Venue : No38 Clifton

Photography : John Barwood Photography

Hair : Louise Alway

Make Up : Elle Hitchens

Cake : Anna Couture

Wedding Cars : De Gurney Cars