Event Florist – Josephine McGaughey

Wedding at Miskin Manor, Christmas 2010

Sharon & Jon’s Christmas Wedding 2010 at Miskin Manor.


Sharon had a good idea of what she wanted but needed help to bring her vision together. As Sharon & Jon were marrying before Christmas and because she loves Christmas and decorations so much, that became the theme of the wedding. The choice of flower to use was the next question and we looked at Phalenopsis orchids and calla lilies both of which Sharon liked. Colour was also a very important consideration for Sharon and she decided on a Chocolate Calla Lily which is very close to Burgundy which is Sharon’s favourite colour.


A family member made a beautiful Wedding Cake that was made to look like a mass of wrapped Christmas Presents

Her off the shoulder dress suited an over arm bouquet of burgundy Calla Lilies, Akito roses, bear grass and crystals with some gold leaves. The handle of the bouquet was made of bear-grass with crystals attached. The Bridesmaids had a hand tied of Avalanche and Akito roses with some calla lilies, bear grass with crystals and finished with a natural collar of Aspidistra leaves. The young flower girl had a Wand with an Akito rose and bear-grass crystals too. The Groom, Best Man and father of the bride had white calla lily boutonnieres with gold leaves. The other members of the wedding party had burgundy calla lily boutonnieres and gold leaves.


Photographs by Tasha Thorne

Sharon & Jon were married in the Minstrel Room at Miskin Manor and had a Topiary tree of deep pink Sorborne Lilies and Burgundy feathers with mini Christmas lights at the entrance. The base of the topiary was made to look like a present to keep in with the theme.

Sharon wanted the guests to take home some of the flowers. So I designed some of the table-centre as different sized Gift Boxes that could be taken after the Wedding Reception. Sharon also wanted lit candles for the Wedding Breakfast and the evening Reception so I designed a central tall Vase with her accent flower of Burgundy Calla lilies inside submerged in water (which magnified the lilies) and lit them underneath with special waterproof lights and floating candles on top. Gold candle holders, Christmas baubles of gold & burgundy, and diamante sprinkled on the table finished of the Christmas table-centres that were placed on a mirrored glass.

Photographs by Tasha Thorne

Photographs by Tasha Thorne

Sharon made her own Favours by using mini Christmas boxes with burgundy & gold ribbon. These also doubled as Place Names as they had named labels on them.

Miskin Manor was beautifully decorated for Christmas and Sharon’s ideas and colours worked really well.

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