Horninghold church wedding flower ideas
Planning a Horninghold church wedding?
Congratulations! And how lovely to get married in such a beautiful place!
For those who don’t know, Horninghold is a tiny village between Uppingham and Market Harborough. The big G tells me it’s a ‘garden village’. Which is a pretty accurate description. Because the moment I drove into Horninghold, I felt as if I’d slipped into a parallel world. We have some seriously beautiful villages in and around Leicestershire, but Horninghold shines extra bright. It’s like a full-size model village with great halls, chocolate-box cottages, picture-book trees, perfectly-shaped shrubs, lush green lawns, well-tended flower borders in full bloom … It’s the dream.
And the church?
That’s pretty special too.
St. Peter’s church was built in the 12th century. And unlike most English village churches, it escaped the typical restorations over the years and remains relatively untouched. So it’s quite unusual in style – basic, but beautiful for it.
The flowers you came for …
Feminine, frothy & fullsome florals
First, a big shout out to Isobel at Pickleberry Flowers. She’s the talent behind these extraordinary displays (with help from her brilliant team) for a wedding at Horninghold church.
The set-up was a two-day operation for Isobel and her team (not to mention the days of planning and preparation beforehand, and deconstruction after!). And I imagine just getting everything into the church, let alone the build, was a huge effort!
And I’m pretty sure I made the effort well worth it all on my own! It took me nearly three hours to photograph the flowers – simply because I spent more time gazing in awe than taking photos! Honestly, such a difficult job!
I love everything about these flowers. It’s just the right amount of messy – with foliage trailing up, down and around every part of the church. Wispy stems softly spilled out everywhere – all so romantic. There’s tonnes of texture and playful splashes of colour – and yet it’s neutral too. So much detail to appreciate. I’d have hated to be a wedding guest and only see it for a short time!
My favourite spots? The original pump organ and the arched windows. They’re amazing in their own right and Isobel managed to achieve significant scale in the flowers whilst making sure those features still shone.
Team Pickleberry certainly brought that Horninghold magic into the church.
I’ll leave you to experience the joy for yourself …
(And yes, I absolutely created this blog post as an excuse to share lots of pictures of Isobel’s flowers. I mean really. How’s a girl meant to choose from all this eye candy?!)
Are you planning a wedding at Horninghold church? Or anywhere for that matter? I’d love to hear from you!