Jubilee Wedding Weekend!

Well, it has been a busy Spring so far but nothing compares to the miles we have covered around town this Jubilee Weekend!

Hampton Court House down in Kingston saw the wedding of the lovely Holly and Marvin – photos to follow soon, I hope. But many congrats to them in the meantime!

And then it was off to One Whitehall for the celebration of Rachel and Vinny’s big day – a day that was planned and booked over eighteen months ago, a little way before the events of the Jubilee Weekend were announced to the general public, so a little extra planning had to go into making their celebrations go smoothly – more to follow in a few weeks when we get the photographer’s shots through – but it was a little hair-raising to say the least and we made it by the skin of our teeth!

 

Finally, bright and early on Sunday morning, and I mean 4am early, we were off to central London to dress the glorious Ballroom at the Mandarin Oriental in Knightsbridge before the roads and bridges closed up in honour of the Queen’s Jubilee Thames’ Pageant!

Dianna and Rowland currently live in Hong Kong and have been planning their long distance wedding for over a year – photos have been flying back and forth via email and Pinterest for many months!

We were a little concerned that the very particular vision Dianna had in her mind wouldn’t be realised on the day. But we needn’t have worried as you can see by Dianna’s kind words here

The flowers were absolutely AMAZING and truly perfect in every way. I can not thank you enough for making my vision come true and beyond!!!! So many people commented that the flowers were just stunning. I am quite a picky person I fully admit! So thank you for your patience with me along the way

Thank you so much for letting us borrow the vases, I really appreciate it. Were you happy with the final result? You should be very proud!!! I will absolutely recommend you in the future

Dianna & Rowland

Dianna’s vision was a beautiful soft cream, ivory and taupe very upmarket palette with a slight vintage feel to reflect the beautiful interior of the Mandarin Oriental’s Ballroom. So we picked this up with large headed Vendella, Sahara and Quicksand Roses teamed with creamy Hydrangea and delicate Lydia spray Roses

 

The silvery tones of Senecio or Silver Suede were a perfect foil for the flowers and the finishing touch was the trailing blooms of white Phalaenopsis Orchid

The flowers sat on top of very tall silver candlesticks or, in the case of the top table, 5-armed candelabra to give a perfect view across the room from all the guests to the happy couple

 

 

Out in the Entrance Hall we created a Wishing Tree for Dianna and Rowland’s guests to leave messages of good luck and love. This 10ft tall ivory painted willow tree was dressed with ivory Singapore Orchids and more Phalaenopsis Orchids and lovely little D & R letters that Dianna had made in Hong Kong

 

We lined the aisle with Rose petals, creamy Vendella, taupe Sahara and coffee coloured Combo, leading to the marble topped Registrar’s table which was flanked by a pair of tall plinths and floaty balls of Baby’s Breath Gypsophilia

After the wedding reception, everything was packed up securely and made its way to Dianna’s parent’s house for a party the following day

With so much happening in London over this very important weekend, we are sure the wedding guests, many of whom flew in specially from far afield, had a truly memorable time among family, friends … and royalty!