Flow­ers were a cen­tral theme on this sum­mer’s day

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It’s al­ways lovely when cou­ples can call on fam­ily mem­bers to help cre­ate the day of their dreams, so when Eve and Chris wanted beau­ti­ful blooms to play a ma­jor part in their wed­ding dé­cor, they were lucky enough to be able to call on Eve’s mum, Tracey Pery­man, who has her own gar­den de­sign busi­ness. Eve worked closely with So­phie Can­narozzo, wed­ding su­per­vi­sor at Long Acres Gar­den

in­cluded sil­ver birch trees, op­u­lent gar­lands and stun­ning cen­tre­pieces. As a par­tic­u­larly pretty touch, there were minia­ture mer­cury vases on each re­cep­tion ta­ble, each hold­ing a sin­gle stem of rose, pe­ony or eu­ca­lyp­tus. In keep­ing with the botan­i­cal styling, the

arch in­side their venue. Orig­i­nally, they’d hoped to have an out­door cer­e­mony, but the threat of rain changed their plans.

“In hind­sight, we feel hav­ing it in­side was bet­ter as it felt more in­ti­mate – and it also meant the wind wasn’t blow­ing Eve’s dress or veil about!” says Chris. “When she walked into the room, ev­ery­one was in awe. Eve looked just in­cred­i­ble.”

Af­ter­wards, the new­ly­weds and their guests en­joyed canapés that were minia­ture ver­sions of the cou­ple’s favourite foods. “We also had mini ice cream cone canapés,” says Eve. “They went down a treat.”

An­other culi­nary high­light was the tiered cake with blooms made from ic­ing. “It was stun­ning,” says Eve. “In fact, one of my favourite things of the whole wed­ding!”

TALK­ING TA­BLES In­stead of names or num­bers, the cou­ple chose child­hood pho­tos for each ta­ble, and cre­ated a seat­ing plan from an Ikea frame.

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