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On Wednesday I went over to Cleatham Hall to dress this gorgeous venue with flowers. This is the second time I have done this and this time we went for a garden/summer/country theme.

The steps were drapped in foliage garlands with bottles (provided by Cleatham Hall) with stems of Sweet Williams.

Foliage garland on steps with sweet william stems in bottles and a planterStone steps with a foliage garland on either side leading up to a large black front doorFoliage garland on stone steps with sweet william stems in bottles and a stone planterView from the front door in at Cleatham Hall

The entrance hall is a lovely open space and has some lovely furniture which can be dressed with bottles, vases and candles.

Cleatham Hall's Hallway entranceVisitor book flowersA pale blue pumpkin vase and bottle with mixed summer flowersOld sideboard with pumpkin vases, bottles of flowers and a card collecting suitcaseSweet William's, daisies and nigella in pumpkin vase and bottleSideboard display of bottles and jars of flowers and candles

The hallway leads to the lovely curved staircase which I dressed with a mixed foliage garland and a few daisy heads.

Sideboard candle and flower display leading to the staircase garlandStaircase with foliage garland and alcove display and desk with sweet williams in bottles and candlesFoliage garland on stair banisterMixed foliage garland on stair banister

The alcoves were once again filled with flowers, this time a conical vase with a mass of blue delphiniums, cow parsley and ivy with 2 jam jars filled with a mix of summer blooms.

2 alcoves on the stairwell with tall displays of blue delphiniums, cow parsly and ivy on a conical vase with jam jars at the baseTall delphinium design in stair alcove with jam jarsSummer flower display in an alcoveView down the stairs to the two alcoves and stair banister garlandMixed seasonal flowers including daisies, roses, sweet williams, nigella and grasses in jam jars

Into one of the ceremony rooms (all the downstairs space has a license so is completely flexible for your marriage ceremony) and this lovely plant stand was treated to two jam jars of flowers.

Plant stand with a peace lily and jam jars of flowers

The fireplace and mantelpiece had a mixed foliage garland drapped over it with jam jars and bottles filled with seasonal blooms behind

Fireplace garland and flowersFoliage garland laid on mantelpiece with jars and bottles of summer flowersFireplace foliage garland with daisies and jars and bottles of summer flowers


The ceremony table had a matching foliage garland with small blue pumpkin vases.

Foliage garland laid on the ceremony table with pumpkin vases of sweet williams, daisies and nigella

Into the Orangery for the wedding breakfast. The delphinium displays were moved (as they could be for your day) onto the guest tables with a third table having a large birdcage design in pinks, lilacs, blues and white to match the jam jar flowers at the base of the tall displays.

The chair covers were provided by Chloe at Weddings by Chloe

The glassware and cutlery were provided by Julie at Bon Appetit Specialist catering

Tall design of blue delphiniums, cow parsley and gyp with 3 jam jars filled with a mix of roses, sweet williams, nigella,daisies and astilbeClose up of a tall arrangement of delphiniums, cow parsley and ivyTall centrepiece design of delphiniums with 3 jam jars filled with mixed summer flowers at the base3 tables set up in the Orangery of 2 tall delphinium, cow parsley and ivy centrepieces woith jam jars of flowers at the base and a birdcage centrepiece on the central tableForeground, large bird cage filled with a mix of summer flowers, including daisies, sweet williams, veronica, roses and nigella with a tall delphinium design in the backgroundTall centrepiece of blue delphiniums, cow parsley and ivy with jam jar displays at the base on a round tableCleatham Hall Orangery set up for a wedding breakfast

The outside space is varied and plenty of places are available for photographs but I love this table and dressed it with a foliage garland with jars and bottles to match the inside designs.

Outside the ceremony room is a lovely wooden table with chairs we dressed with a foliage garland and sweet williamsFoliage garland with daisies and sweet williams in bottles on a wooden garden table

Laura’s wedding reception was at The White Heather at Caenby corner in Lincolnshire.

The gorgeous summer blooms were carried into the designs here.

In the entrance we placed a lovely tall bird cage stand which was to collect all the guest’s congratulation cards and decorated this with a spray of flowers. These included, roses, peony, eustoma, veronica, astilbe, sweet peas and lavender creating a scent filled entrance.

A tall bird cage on a stand, used for collecting wedding cards, with a summery flower spray as decoration.A tall bird cage with a spray of flowers including roses, peony, veronica, stocks, eustoma and a mix of foliageA spray of summer flowers including peony, roses, veronica and stocks on a birdcageMarquee setting with a long top table on the right with a long and low display as decoration, on the left round guest tables.

The top table was treated to a long and low design in the same mix of flowers and foliage.

A long and low table display in a mix of summer flowers

Long and low design for the top table in a mix of flowers and foliage


The gorgeous garden roses filled the room with scent.

A close up of the long and low design with garden roses, astilbe and eustoma blooms