Papakata open weekend at Escrick Park

February 20, 2018

In late September we had the privilege of being asked to provide florals for the Papakata open weekend at Escrick Park in Yorkshire. We had a complete dream team to work with, with styling from the ever so brilliant Pocket full of Dreams wedding planning, Melissa Beatie photographed the event to perfection and cake designs provided by the wonderful Poppy Pickering Cakes. The stationary was absolutely stunning and was provided by Bureau design. There is something so easy about collaborating with a group of like minded creatives to pull together something that just works so well in the space.

A Papakata Sperry is such a wonderful space to dress. They have a real capacity to feel incredibly open but intimate at the same time, providing the perfect zonal spacing to cater to all of your guests needs on your wedding day.

We agreed that the space had to remain natural and elegant. We wanted to make the most of the Eskrick Park estate, overlooking the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, and reference this in our designs. We created a stylish garden feel using warm, burnt Autumnal tones of muddy pinks, nude and incorporating pops of burgundy. We used an abundance of oak foliage which turned an ombre of green to orange with the changing of the season. It complimented the florals perfectly.


The flowers we chose were incredibly textural, elegant and feminine. We combined blousy early Ranunculus, Quick Sand Roses, Cappuccino Roses, Lisianthus, Phlox, Dahlias, Chocolate Cosmos and trailing Amaranths. Many of the blooms were British grown and sourced locally in Yorkshire.

A real showstopper was the hanging installation we designed to frame the dining area. The Silver Birch branch created a framework to add a floral design which was completely whimsical, magical, textural. This complimented the table arrangements brilliantly. We chose to create stunning low bowl arrangements with delicate florals to reflect the styling that Pocket Full of Dreams selected to use during the day. The colour palette worked in union with the rustic linens and brass and gold accents used for the tableware and decoration.

The beautiful asymmetric urn design in a rusty textured urn looked stunning in the space.

The double hanging chandeliers were amazing over the bar. This was our first double tier design that we have created. This was a new item that Papakata were showcasing and we think it will prove to be a huge hit. It really looked incredible in the space and was emormous!

The Papakata open weekend was recently featured on Love my Dress.

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