The more we explore this series of floral ideas for our venues the more spectacular our ideas become! Our final installment features Gosfield Hall, a palatial and stunning Georgian manor house, replete with regal grounds. This includes a sparkling lake and the house offers a bevy of elegant reception rooms. It’s been loved and enjoyed by many a guest over the years, including the handsome Mr and Mrs Anstey.
A masterpiece of Georgian design and reminiscent of the houses Jane Austen described in her novels, Gosfield Hall is the ideal venue if you want both the ceremony and the reception all in one place.
Queen Charlotte’s oak-panelled gallery, with its magnificent 120-foot aisle, is ideal for a ceremony. Additionally, the newly licensed carriageway is a sublime location for outdoor ceremonies in the Spring and Summer months.
Flowers fit for a Prince and Princess
Gosfield Hall speaks to regal splendour and Georgian opulence, so we thought it prudent to take the flower theme to princely levels. It’s a good idea to blend a bright colour palette, interspersed with beautiful royal inspired colours, like red and purple.
Which leads us to a show-stopping centrepiece, the floral fountain. It emanates romance and beauty, and it’s not as difficult to arrange as it may appear. Simply place a portable fountain in the middle of the reception hall, and fill it with floral decoration. As The Knot describes:
“Cascading greenery and lush hydrangea imitate a romantic overflowing fountain, but with much more whimsy. Take this look to a whole new level of romance by adding floating candles and lily pads to the pool.”
Creating the Royal
Our aim is to mix subdued with bright colours, so for your base flower go for a pure white rose. These truly are the flower of choice for weddings across the land as the biggest symbol of love and romance. Lillies too will be awesome for a bit of contrast in shape and size. For the flowers that create an eye catching juxtaposition, go for those heavenly looking flowers like anemone, ranunculus, tulips and the second most popular flower for weddings, the exceptional peony.
In Brides magazine’s rundown of the most popular wedding flowers, the peony is described glowingly:
“Hands down, this is the most highly coveted of all wedding flowers. Everyone loves ’em, everyone wants ’em, but sadly they’re also one of the most expensive wedding flowers. But when it’s your wedding, prices are usually a second-thought.”
By blending these specific flowers you will be able to create such a magical and unique amalgamation of colours. These colours truly epitomise love and romance in their most sweet and innocent forms.
With Gosfield conjuring up images of the Georgian era, along with those old school ideas of traditional romance, these styles will fit perfectly. For your wedding tables, have golden urns filled with these flowers, and for added charm, scatter rose and peony petals around, dotted with tea lights for that extra touch.