RSA wedding

Here is a little more on what we got up to that first crazy weekend of December … a fabulously stylish, lush and oh so beautiful wedding at the lovely RSA House just off The Strand in central London

This wedding was master-minded – which is the only way I can describe it – by the ace that is Katrina Otter. From our first meeting, through to meeting the gorgeous couple themselves – trio actually, if you count little munchkin George – and onto the day itself, we were absolutely in the best pair of planning hands x

wedding flowers at rsa

Our lovely bride Annie was very clear on the look that she wanted, fresh whites and greens, not Christmassy but lush and seasonal … Once we’d visited the flower market for our usual sourcing session she had added in a touch of blush to warm up the whites and we loved it all – from her ‘neatly-wild’ bouquet comprising Anemones,  Freesia, Paperwhite Narcissi, Avalanche and White O’Hara Roses complemented by Pistachio and Eucalyptus foliage and trailing Kate Cullen silk ribbons to the 60ft table filled with mercury silver vases of fragrant, seasonal, crisp flowers – and loved working on the wedding

wedding flowers at rsa

Oh and the hanging curtain of O’Hara and Sweet Avalanche Roses and Avignon Mums strung on organza ribbons that dressed the window behind the ceremony was a particular favourite … and I think may just feature in a few more weddings in 2016!

wedding flowers at rsa

wedding flowers at rsa

wedding flowers at rsa

We were on hand later in the day to move flowers from the ceremony space down to the vaults for the evening reception and make sure that everything was perfect before we left – which of course meant that we were there to see the fabulous confetti throwing episode outside

Being a black tie event this meant the guests all looked amazing, from the feather trimmed Mother of the Groom’s dress through to the littlest best man, 1 year old George, in his perfect mini-me tux!

But I think one of the best images is Annie together with her cute flower girls in their sequin and organza dresses with co-ordinately sequin trimmed posies … a lovely day!

wedding flowers at rsa

Back to School…

When I first met Sophia to talk wedding flowers with her wedding planner, Andri Benson from Always Andri, it was clear from the outset that this wasn’t going to be a quiet little wedding with subtle touches and delicate florals. Sophia has to be my most direct and decisive bride from 2013 – she even managed to convince – if that is the right word – her wedding guests to only wear colours that would complement the wedding theme of orange and purple – amazing but true!! I think her wedding to the wonderful Oskar was one of my faves of the year and will stick in my mind for a long time. Read more

Ideas galore . . .

I have to pass on some information recently discovered on the fabulous Tamryn Kirby’s blog. As the font of all – well pretty much all, I think – knowledge on weddings. Tamryn has pulled together a wonderful collection of table number ideas which you can check out here

As a florist and regular dresser of tables of varying styles, colours and themes, I am often amazed at the lack of imagination and forethought given to table numbers or names for that matter

This little selection will hopefully give food for thought for anyone still pondering whether to go for ‘places we have visited’ or the venue’s tired numbers and perhaps inspire you to create something different for your own event – happy sticking!