Goodwood House, Chichester was the wedding venue of choice for Aimee and Joshua. The iconic house and stately home to Lord March, Duke of Richmond provided the perfect backdrop to Aimee and Josh’s dream wedding. With the gorgeous photos that Kerry Ann Duffy photography took, I am so excited to share some of the flowers that I provided for the big day.
Arrival for the wedding ceremony. A drive through the grounds of Goodwood House, Chichester.
It had to be a white Rolls-Royce for Aimee to travel from Hound Lodge, [where she and her bridal party stayed at to get ready] to Goodwood House. Not only is a Rolls-Royce the epitome of luxury, but it also has it’s UK headquarters at Goodwood. What a fabulous way for Aimee to arrive to her wedding!
Excited flower-girls holding their fresh flower posies were waiting at the entrance doorway to greet the bride.
And the dashing page-boys with miniature white rose buttonholes were also on hand to greet the bride
The welcome board decoration in the entrance hall set the floral tone with white roses and greenery.
The wedding ceremony, held in the Yellow Drawing Room of Goodwood House, Chichester
Outside, the arrival of the bride, bridesmaids, flower girls and pageboys took place with huge excitement. Inside meanwhile, the wedding guests had taken their seats in the elegant Yellow Drawing room of Goodwood House in anticipation of the wedding ceremony soon to begin.
As Aimee’s dad was giving her away, there was a magical moment of them walking down the aisle and then Josh turning round to see his bride. The emotion was there and was captured in a heartbeat by the photographer who so cleverly used the large urn flower arrangements to frame the moment.
And in no time Aimee and Josh were Mr & Mrs!
Drinks reception and photos in the grounds
That un-resistible Rolls-Royce had been parked up in the drive and became the perfect post wedding photo backdrop.
I love a black tie wedding and the groom, best man, ushers, dads and pageboys all pulled off the look with white rose buttonholes. As Aimee carried a bouquet of white roses I followed the rose element through to the men’s buttonholes. All of the men’s buttonholes had a sprig of foliage to back the rose too. The younger boys had miniature rose buds to co-ordinate and scaled down to size.
This is a wedding that you wish you’d been a guest at, you can see the fun and laughter spilling out. Part of the group photos included the girls gathering together to join Aimee for a bride and bridesmaids photo.
The bridesmaids soft, pale-green dresses were complimented by white rose bouquets. In the planning stages Aimee requested that the bridesmaids carried smaller versions of her bouquet. That kept them all quite similar to the brides and looked stunning in the photos!
With 8 bridesmaids, you’ve got to have bouquet throwing moment haven’t you!
The wedding Breakfast, in the Ballroom of Goodwood House, Chichester
Sneaking off from the drinks and pictures for a few minutes is always a great idea for the couple. Seeing the banqueting room fully set-up and dressed with the table flowers in place is a moment that you’ll always remember. And if you take your photographer with you as Aimee and Josh did, they will capture that memory for you too!
As soon as the guests go to their tables the room soon takes on a different vibe. As the wedding breakfast begins the banqueting room gives an amazing grandeur to that part of the day.
I created tall vase decorations for these dining tables. In my opinion, I feel that if you want tall table flowers they should be above head height as Aimee & Josh had. The banqueting room has a beautiful high ceiling and can easily take a tall floral centrepiece. The beauty of these clear glass vases is that the guests can all see each other. The fun, laughter and chat can easily carry on without the flowers blocking views. This is a tip that I am always happy to pass on to my couples.
Celebrating in style! I just love a champagne fountain don’t you.
It was such a pleasure to create Aimee and Josh’s wedding flowers and decorations. I love supplying flowers that create the backdrop to such a special day. It’s a huge privilege and Aimee and Josh had a ball.
Aimee looked stunning in her Ines di Santo dress and all of these precious moments were captured by the brilliant Kerry Ann Duffy Photography. A huge thank you Kerry, for sharing such beautiful images. If you are planning to get married and have been inspired by the flowers and decorations at Aimee and Joshua’s wedding at Goodwood House. I’ve got more for you! If you are doing a little more research and want further inspiration, you might also like to read about Amelia and Ashley’s Goodwood House wedding it was also a stunner!