Event Florist – Josephine McGaughey

Event Florist Wedding at Treowen House

Karen & David’s wedding


The Venue was Treowen House, a 16th Century Manor House set in the Monmouth hills near Raglan. It was hired for the weekend for the Wedding and Reception in June 2009.

Karen & David wanted Event Florist to produce a traditional wedding design made up of soft lilacs and dusty pinks. I suggested Sarah Bernhardt Peonies and Coolwater Roses as the main flowers. All flowers have different meanings and one of Peonies meanings is for a ‘Happy Marriage’.


Karen had a Shower Bouquet made of peonies, roses, veronica and freesias. The Bridesmaids had Hand-Tied Bouquets of peonies & Coolwater roses. The Boutonnieres had a Coolwater rose, veronica, ivy and a sprig of rosemary.

The entrance was flanked by two Topiary Trees, that led to a stone porch with a Heart Garland over the door. The Garland was mainly made up of roses, lilies and white peonies. The fragrance was lovely and many wedding guests commented on the perfume.


The marriage took place in the drawing room, upstairs. So the window sills were decorated with large asymmetrical designs and the staircase was softly garlanded and had sprays of flowers. Pedestals showed the way.

After the ceremony, the reception was held on the lawn with pink champagne & baskets of flowers hung on shepherds crooks, were dotted about. A basket of bubbles were left for the younger children to blow.


The breakfast wedding had two-tiered candelabra on each table, filled with peonies, stocks, sweet-peas which had a light summery fragrance.

In the evening the candelabra were put in the windows and night lanterns were lit for the live music and dancing.

Event Florist have a team we call on for larger events and on this occasion we were helped by fellow florist Ann Keedwell and assisted by Jackie Mellan.

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