Spotlight on a truly high flying venue

I love going back to familiar places whether for work or pleasure … it gives a sense of belonging and comfort. But it is also very exciting to find and try out new places …

I had such a chance this week when I was invited along by the lovely Louise Warren at No 4 Hamilton Place which has been home to the Royal Aeronautical Society since 1939. Echoing that connection is their latest Wedding Package called ‘Love is in the Air’ comprising Prosecco and canapes on arrival, wedding breakfast with wine, more Prosecco for toasting, evening cheese buffet and wedding cake for their partner supplier GC Couture and culminating in a complimentary wedding night at The Chesterfield Mayfair, a local luxurious boutique hotel (check with No 4 Hamilton Place re precise details of the package and how it can be tailored to your needs)

No 4 Hamilton Place is licensed for both civil marriages and  partnerships in several of its beautiful rooms. The Marshall of Cambridge Room is ideal for a small ceremony (60), standing reception (80) or intimate wedding breakfast (50); you could use the Handley Page and Sopwith Rooms for a drinks reception (60) and wedding breakfast (40) if you are perhaps marrying elsewhere

One of the most unique opportunities offered by this lovely venue is the chance to use The Argyll Room with its adjacent roof terrace and stunning views over Hyde Park for your ceremony (100) followed by a reception for up to 120 guests

We had an opportunity this week to sample some amazing food by their in-house caterers, Food by Dish, starting with an incredible Bloody Mary inspired amuse bouche, believe me – cherry tomatoes have never tasted so good! Suffolk chicken, roast beetroot, potato soufflé, a delicately wasabi-laced palette cleanser and an array of amazing desserts followed

From once being home to the Duke of Wellington in 1814 whilst he was waiting for nearby Apsley House to be made ready, through a rebuild by a diamond millionaire in 1903 in the opulent Louis XV1 style that is current today, it has now become a most beautiful wedding venue, quite unique amongst its peers

So if you are searching for that special place, go take a look – you won’t be disappointed x

Big thanks to the amazing John Nassari for the photographs used here (except the exterior and Marshall of Cambridge shots which are via Dish Catering)

Workshop News

As we move into the Autumn and Winter months, it is time to get creative and crafty

We have some new workshop dates at a fabulous new venue, The Blacksmith and Toffee Maker in Islington. A brilliant pub with great amenities and food, you can always stay on after the workshop to have lunch or supper … or just a drink, did I mention they are Gin specialists!!  

So first up is an Autumn workshop where you can cook up a beautiful and vibrant door wreath or a hand tied posy. All materials are provided and you can take away your creation at the end of the evening

October 28th 7pm Blacksmith and Toffee Maker (Angel tube or P&D parking nearby)

Cost for Autumn Workshop is £45 to include tuition, materials on the day and refreshments  

Next we have some Christmas Wreath Workshops to fire up your inner Elf – it might be too early for Mince Pies but there will be scrummy cake and coffee. Here are some the ladies made last year …

November 29th 12-2pm

December 2nd 10-11.30am

December 13th 12-2pm

Cost for Xmas Workshop is £50 to include tuition, materials on the day and refreshments

Space is relatively limited so book your place soon, please email to and I will confirm payment details

National Flower Crown Day 2015

Yes, it is that time again – although do we really need a special day to wear a crown with pride…? NOOOO of course not, but it always helps to have an excuse!! We had a lovely pop up workshop on Wednesday at the amazingly fragrant and totally yummy Anges de Sucre shop in Kensington and created some fabulous head pieces to celebrate this year’s National Flower Crown Day

Lucie and Sarah decided to make fresh crowns and were well away with technique after just a few minutes and Cecile all the way from Dubai practised a faux flower crown in readiness for her engagement shoot which is coming up soon and her wedding next August – I’d love to see what creations you made, why not post them on our FB page?