There was a degree of pressure on the team for the first wedding of the season. The groom is responsible for events, including plenty of high spend weddings, at a leading Irish Country House Hotel and a French man to boot. Xavier clearly “knows his onions” when it comes to wedding planning, banquet delivery and the standards of service to expect. His beautiful bride, Bronagh, manages special events and entertainments for a leading Blue Chip. Between them they’ve planned a few parties and managed a few budgets!
Bronagh was clear about what she wanted from the start which was a bohemian feel, with plenty of colour, a relaxed atmosphere but enough sophistication to satisfy the French side of the family. I think Rigaud was the perfect choice of venue to pull this off and that Hayley, fresh back from her course with McQueen’s, scored maximum points with the flowers, which had a definite meadow feel about them.
The use of coloured ribbons was repeated through the day, with a stunning display in the honeysuckle arch which guests walk through to reach the ceremony and a further curtain of ribbons at the entrance to the barn. Multi coloured heavy satin ribbons wrapped the napkins at the dinner table and all of the shades were picked up in the flowers in shades of orange, red, pink, yellow, green and purple. They were clever not to use blue, which would have been too tricky to match with florals.
For this to look as good as it did you have to be brave and go all out for the big mix with a genuine abundance of cut flowers. It’s not a cheap solution but I have a feeling that Bronagh perfected a look here which will be repeated throughout the year. Boho chic, effortless style, bravo!