The Leightleys... much love!
Lyndsay and Scott got married on New Years Eve in 2019. They were easy going and relaxed regarding the wedding planning and the nicest of people. I was so excited to be a part of their wedding day, creating their flowers at The Baltic, Gateshead.
From the go we hit it off!
Lyndsay and Scott had some awesome suppliers lined up to make their day fantastic. See the full list mentioned in this blog! The photographer who took all these stunning photographs was Pictures By Bish.
They had a small and intimate 12 o clock wedding ceremony in the Baltic 6th viewing box framed with a floral copper arch hired and dressed by us at Bees and Butterflies Flowers. The arch was positioned in front of the large viewing window so that it would ‘frame’ the amazing view of the Tyne Bridge, Millennium Bridge and the Sage…. By gosh it did just that!!!!
After the ceremony the wedding coordinators at The Baltic, moved the floral arch to behind the top table for a lovely backdrop during their reception.
When I met Lyndsay and Scott at the consultation to design their wedding flowers, they knew what they wanted, and Lyndsay wanted her bouquet to be large. In amongst it was protea, wax flower, roses, mini blushing bride, brunia berries, ivy, and lots of eucalyptus.
It suited her and her dress from White Room Brides beautifully. For the bridesmaids, Holly and Taylor, they each had a small bouquet with all the flowers and foliage but no protea to make theirs slightly different.
Lyndsay wanted to finish off hers and her mum’s hairstyle with fresh wax flower. Hair was styled by Nina Haywood at The Hair Shack.
Scott’s buttonhole was wax flower, mini blushing bride and eucalyptus. It was simple and it went so well with the tuxedo’s that all the groomsmen were wearing! They all looked very dapper!
For the reception flowers, Lyndsay and Scott hired some gorgeous antique gold, tall candle sticks from The Artisan Wedding House. We styled the top with a large floral arrangement to give height to the tables. They were filled heavily with foliage and some of the selected wedding flowers. They looked exceptionally good sat on top of the marsala table runners from The Artisan Wedding House.
I was over the moon that Lyndsay and Scott hired our floral photo frame. This was dressed with the same flowers and foliage. It was used during the reception, to be passed around the tables for a photo prop for friends and family. This was also brilliantly used for the photo booth provided by Studio Social North.
The cake beautifully created by Creative Cakes by Susan was dressed with fresh flowers too.
And to finish their gorgeous wedding day they welcomed in 2020 with the Gateshead Quays fireworks… and the view from The Baltic I heard was perfect!
Thank you for letting me design and create your wedding flowers and for leaving this fantastic review…
“Sarah is the most fantastic, talented florist and such a lovely, genuine person too! We had the best experience with Bees and Butterflies Flowers right from the first consultation (where Sarah seemed to know more about what we wanted than we did… amazing!). The communication before the big day (I had so many questions!), the price was fantastic and the delivery and set up on the day was spot on. I had full trust in Sarah and what she would produce and so the flowers were an element of the day which I was so excited to see! I had no worries at all. The finished product was utterly beautiful and everyone at the wedding commented on them. I cannot recommend Sarah enough. Thank you so much for making our day so beautiful.”
You really were (and are!) the perfect couple! Please stay in touch!!!
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Venue: The Baltic Gateshead @weddingsatbaltic
Photographer: Pictures By Bish @Picturesbybish
Dress: The White Room Brides @thewhiteroombrides
Hair: Nina Haywood at The Hair Shack.
Photobooth: Studio Social North @studiosocial_north
Cake: Creative cakes by susan @creative_cakes_by_susan
Chair covers, table runners, table design hire and styling: The Artisan Wedding House @theartisanweddinghouse
Flowers: Bees and Butterflies Flowers @bees_and_butterflies1