Giovanna Falcone and McFly guitarist Tom Fletcher recently tied the knot at One Marylebone in London. The theme was a romantic, woodland glade; the couple wanted the decorations to give the venue a magical feel. London florist By Appointment Only provided all the flowers for the day, they created designs in a palette of soft pinks, lilac and papery blues with lots of natural looking foliage.
The ceremony took place in the Soane hall, the vast space was dressed with lots of floral displays and fairy lights were hung with ivy wound through them. The alter was decorated with a long woodland style arrangement using stocks, lilac, viburnum, roses, hydrangea, spray roses and peonies in pinks blues and creams, with green viburnum and moss. Behind the alter two large pedestal arrangements were placed with summer flowers and delphiniums for added height.
The beautiful bride wore an ivory Phillip Lepley gown with a vintage lace overlay and bead detailing. She carried an informal teardrop bouquet of garden roses and peonies in shades of pink and cream, with trailing variegated ivy.
Giovanna’s bride’s maids wore full length dusky pink Kelsey Rose dresses. They carried small hand tied bouquets of white sweet peas and roses in shades of pink and cream. The men wore grey suits, with green ties and pink rose buttonholes.
The room was transformed for dinner with a combination of low centrepieces and tall canopy arrangements. The low designs featured summer blooms and candles. The tall arrangements rested on twisted willow bases and featured lots of summer flowers and natural foliage. The tables were dressed with paisley cloths in moss green and the napkins were tied with ivy. For favours the guests were given personalised guitar picks that featured the couple’s initials and the date of the wedding.
The couple also had a magnificent floral arch that many of the photos were taken in front of. It was packed with summer flowers in soft shades of pink, blue, lilac and cream, with lots of foliage including asparagus fern, photina, ivy and French ruscus.
I think the flowers achieved the magical woodland look perfectly, the bouquets and the venue looked truly wonderful. Full photos are in OK! Magazine issue 829, May 29th 2012.