Go big or go home …

That’s what I took out of the wedding I did last Friday anyway! What started as a gentle, smallish wedding grew a little larger a couple of weeks’ ago when lovely bride Katrina and her glamorous mum Elena came back down to our flower market studio to finalise the flowers

fragrant rose bouquetKatrina’s bouquet had to work very hard to keep up with her stunning dove grey organza Vera Wang dress. So I teamed  selection of amazing roses – fragrant White Ohara (my current big fave rose), beautifully soft pink Prince Jardinaire – that smelt of heaven and lemon scented Norma Jean – plus some asparagus fern, gyp and a little Jasmine …. as if it didn’t smell amazing enough!

It was traily and wispey and delicate and gorgeous –  I can’t wait to see the pro shots of all of this wedding but here are a few sneaky shots

 

Katrina had originally not wanted anything large in the ceremony room, but the Reading and Writing Room at One Whitehall is so stunning with its pillars, murals and views over the River Thames, that you really need to have something of a statement in there 

So flashback to another wedding in the same room last Spring where we created some extra large urn displays with a truck load of faux blossom….Katrina saw the photo and said ‘that’s it’Ceremony set up

 

We updated the design to make it unique for Katrina and Ben and a touch more seasonal by adding in Wisteria, large headed Secret Garden roses and birch foliage with trailing asparagus fern

ceremony urn set up

 

2 urns at altar

For the tables we came down in scale a little with simple delicate rings of Gyp round tall silver candelabra surrounded by bud vases containing white and blush pink Bombastic roses and tea lights

table centre with gyp ringBut the wedding cake has to be the piece de resistance of the event – a stunning 7 tier traditional Russian honey cake expertly assembled and iced on site by the lovely team from Amber Bakery (website coming but contact details here). The smell of sugar and icing as I came out of the lift was almost enough to floor me

7 tier cake with gyp garland

All we could do was admire … and make a 4ft gyp and fern garland to surround it!

 

 

Dorchester calling!

We were delighted to get a call from the lovely Marianna at the beginning of March to ask if we could do her wedding flowers at The Dorchester on the 16th – yes that same month and very same year! Luckily we were available having no other weddings planned until our first of the year on March 30

The Orchid Room is stunning and Marianna wanted to have a pair of statement flower displays for the Ceremony which were then able to dress the Reception room later

We used ivory Delphinium and tall white Blossom, baby pink Hydrangea, pale green Guelder, white Stocks and lilac coloured Lilac and the aisle was lined with silver candlesticks topped with candles and ivory and pink flowers. The bride’s bouquet comprised White Chocolate and Sweet Avalanche Roses with hot pink Peony and a touch of Lily of the Valley edged with crisp dark green Ruscus foliage and we used a similar mix to fill mirrored silver bowls for the tablecentres 

 

We loved working at The Dorchester for the first time … little did we realise that we would be there twice in one month!!

March Weddings

Last weekend we were back at One Whitehall Place for a beautiful Spring inspired wedding.

We used seasonal flowers throughout – Apple Blossom, parrot Tulips, fragrant Narcissi and pure white Hyacinths, ivory Roses and scented Freesia with accents of very pale pink Ranunculi and bright green Guelder Rose. Masses of pillar candles, petals and lily of the valley scented nite lites gave a truly magical effect at this wonderful venue