The following is an extract from the article published on page 96 of Wedding Flowers Magazine 2003 edition.
ALEX HALL AND STEPHEN DICKINSON
ALL SAINT'S CHURCH, BARWICK. LEEDS AND HAZELWOOD CASTLE, TADCASTER, LEEDS
7 SEPTEMBER 2001
To give her favourite shade of pink a modern spin, Alix incorporated vivid splashes of fuchsia into her floral theme. 'I didn't want anything too overpowering, but I really liked the idea of a bouquet that would contrast with the pure white of my wedding dress. As soon as i saw the floral arrangements in Twigs Flower Shop, I knew I'd found the perfect florist to bring my ideas to life,' remembers Alix. The reality certainly fulfilled the wish as her florist created an eye-catching bouquet of shocking pink roses and freesias for Alix to carry. The mothers of the bride and groom also got in on the act, with Alix's mother wearing a corsage of pink roses and white freesias, and Stephen's mother choosing to decorate her bag with a small cluster of the same blooms. In contrast to the intense colour reserved for the bridal party, white roses were used for both the dramatic pedestals at the entrance of the church and to decorate the pew ends. But the pink theme continued at the venue with romantic top table arrangements of flickering tealights placed in rows around tightly-packed squares of pink roses, while tail glass vases filled with white lilies decorated the reception tables. We couldn't have chosen a more talented florist and several friends have enlisted her services for their own weddings!' says Alix.
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