Monday, 6 October 2008

Castle Coupling

The reason for my absence this weekend? We were at a wedding. No, not mine! We were invited to our friends wedding at Clearwell Castle, in the Forest of Dean, which is about 30 miles from Cheltenham. I had the pleasure of creating the wedding flowers for the day, something I haven't done before, though I have done flowery things in the past. Anyway, I was pleased with the end results and, more importantly, so were the bride and groom.


The impressive Clearwell Castle.

The tables ready for the wedding reception.

The brides bouquet (all my own work!)

The happy couple.

I'm not sure how I manged to get the effect in the last photo, as I had taken full advantage of the free bar! Well, it would have been rude not to!

19 comments:

Ms. Hays said...

It's as if your state of mind came through in the photo!!! hehehe!
Great photos and to get married in a real castle - W O W!!! Every girl's dream! SOOOOO COOOL!!!

monkey girl said...

The plum colored roses are lovely. What wonderful arrangements!!

Hope said...

Wow! I'm so glad I stopped by your blog today! The wedding flowers are just beautiful! Very nice! And your photos are wonderful....it is every girl's dream to have a fairy-tale wedding. Your friends' dream came true!

Virginia said...

Gorgeous setting and your flowers lovely! I loved seeing the reception area. Here in the south we are VERY into weddings, flowers and such so I was pleased you gave us the goods . Happy couple. WEll done marley

Petrea said...

Oooh, Marley, it's all lovely! Good job on the flowers and the photos. It was never my dream to get married in a castle so much as to live in one. Still is, and it could still happen...maybe...

Keropok Man said...

The exterior and the interior of the castle is so so so different!

The outside looks cold. The inside looks so warm and happy!

Congratulations to your friend, the happy couple.

Bibi said...

Beautiful flowers, and the castle may seem cold, but I think it's great.

D.C. Confidential said...

Lovely castle! I've heard they're a lot of upkeep, so folks rent them out a lot for events. Must be fun to attend events in such settings! Beautiful flowers, too, Marley. I'll make a note to call you the next time I have an event!

babooshka said...

u knwo my thoughts on derunken photography, it can be liberating. Excellent series of images. A wondeful portrait of the happy colour and the bouquet is wonderful. b well done.

Hilda said...

Wow, Marley! Floral designer, photographer — you'd be any girl's best friend on her wedding day! :D

Congratulations, and blessings, to the happy couple!

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

oH MY! A castle wedding! And a gorgeous castle! And a great Photographer named Marley! What could you ask for! Love it so much! i hope I cans see that castle in person! Sure it's beautiful!

Best Wishes and all the Blessing to the couple!

Steven^^

Mo said...

Looks like a far better way to spend the weekend. Cool flowers. Super castle. Cheers!

Isadora said...

:) A beautiful and happy couple, a grand castle and beautiful settings. You did a great job on the bouquet - why, by golly, would you pass by a free bar. It was pure artistic inspiration as we can tell by the last photo.

Tanya said...

Oh I want to get married there! Awesome job on the flowers, thet're gorgeous! Agreed, it would have been rude to not take full advantage of the open bar but you still managed to capture the radiance of this happy couple!

Rambling Round said...

You got some great photos for the happy couple!

Knoxville Girl said...

Marley, that flower arrangement is just divine! They should have hired you to do the photographs too - lucky couple, wish them all the best.

brian said...

great photos marley! and the flower arrangement is very nice, and flowery indeed! ;-)

Dusty Lens said...

Good work! lovely lovely place for this wedding. Congrats to the happy couple. I'm with you, the bar was free for a reason. cheers!

Ming the Merciless said...

Errr...Marley. I hate to burst your bubbles here but I think you dropped some pearls in the bride's bouquet. How careless of you!!?!?! :-)

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