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