real wedding –  Romantic floral installation magic by Vervain on an Essex island

4 February 2019

If your jaw just dropped when you read there was an island on the Essex coastline (literally, who knew?!) then it’s going to hit the floor when you see the floral masterpieces that Vervain created at a wedding there…

For their wedding weekend, Martha and Ed hired Osea Island, an island in the River Blackwater. They welcomed guests to their outdoors secret garden ceremony (s w o o n) with a large statement urn, filled with heavenly large Cafe au Lait Dahlias, and lined their aisle with bunches of seasonal foliage tied to vintage chairs with silk.

They held their reception inside The Powerhouse, an old industrial building on the island, which provided the perfect blank canvas for India from Vervain to create something that can only be described as contemporary, romantic, painterly magic. For the top table backdrop, she created a sprawling installation piece that literally bloomed out of the window, growing up from the cracks in the wall, using vines and seasonal foliage to create intertwining gardens that covered the whole wall. For the flower lovers amongst you (and after this gorgeous display, who is not in that camp?) fluffy white Scabious, delicate pink and cream roses and dainty Japanese Anemones stud the dense greenery, whilst tall white Cosmos spring up from the arrangements.

For table decor, Martha and Ed used simple class bottles and vessels to display small arrangements and single stems to make everything inkeeping. They also gathered tiny, jewel-like apricots that had been growing in the secret garden to add to the tablescape, bringing Renaissance style still lifes to the modern day.

Soooooo in short – this is beaut, we love love LOVE ambitious and inspirational floral installations, and you should totally get Vervain to create some floral magic for your wedding day. Cool?