Firstly, what an incredible couple to work with! Right from the get-go we hit it off with Kylie and Andrew – it’s so important that you have the right chemistry between yourself and your wedding planner / floral artist. Meetings were after hours to accommodate the couple’s busy work commitments which we were only too happy to do. As fate would have it, Andrew’s mom sold us the Fields of Colour property years ago, unbeknownst to us, prior to meeting them!
Saturday the 7th March 2020 rolled around and The Barn at Redstone in Hartbeespoort was the most welcoming sight to behold.
Kylie had a very simplistic, but clear, idea of what she wanted – just loads beautiful greenery with touches of white which we think we pulled off perfectly, giving them a day they will never forget!
We gave the couple some cost-saving tips to make it a more affordable wedding – Kylie grew the succulents in her garden and we placed them on each guests table setting, so instead of us purchasing them, she could save some costs and instead only be charged a set-up fee – something we’re always willing to do for our special clients.
To give the wedding the desired effect we used bucket-loads of Penny gum, Gypsophila, white Roses and Lisianthus with grey Brunia. We did all the bridal party bouquets, the buttonholes, corsages, petal baskets and jars of greenery with pops of white. Large greenery garlands were suspended above all the tables creating the most incredible atmosphere.
We showed Kylie how to make the origami birds that she wanted, and she made them all herself – what a fabulous job – the effect was simply stunning hanging them from the trees in amongst the white paper lanterns we hung.
The venue was beyond accommodating and helpful – and we would highly recommend them to any brides on the lookout for a venue. It was our first time doing a wedding there, but we can’t wait to go back!
Kylie and Andrew, we wish you the most incredible future together, and thank you for entrusting your special day with Fields of Colour.