Summer at 170

cornflower buttonholes 4256x2832As preferred suppliers to Imperial College, a sprawling campus in Kensington, we work on a wide range of events and provide flowers for many different occasions – graduations to formal dinners, lectures to bouquets for clients, but most of all we love creating flower displays for weddings at 170 Queensgate which is the jewel in the college’s crown. (for more beautiful photos see our blog here)

 

Not so hot for hot flowers!

Last weekend, I was very glad that the temperature had cooled a little. It is difficult to keep wedding flowers looking at their best when the heat is intense and the flowers are wilting – not to mention the florist who is also melting!

On Friday we were in the heart of the city at St Helens church, Bishopsgate and then the wonderful new Haberdasher’s Hall in Smithfield with bright orange Maryo Roses and dark purple Lisianthus. The reception tables had fish bowls full of burnt orange Mango Calla Lilies with strips of Bear Grass

Monday morning we were off to the Auberge du Lac and its fantastic setting in the grounds of Brocket Hall. With views over the lake and up to the main house, this former hunting lodge is a very romantic venue for a wedding reception with its lovely relaxed atmosphere and the staff couldn’t be more friendly and helpful

Annie wanted very pale peach and soft green flowers to complement the apple green of the bridesmaids’ dresses and her gorgeous dress

So we chose peachy Vendella Roses, pure white Lilies, exotic Singapore Orchids with some pale green Lisianthus and Guelder Rose teamed with fragrant silvery blue Eucalyptus

We were working alongside the lovely ladies at Heavenley Chair Covers who also designed and set up the fabulous tables following the bride’s chosen palette of apple green. They seem to have an almost endless supply of different coloured sashes and a bundle of ideas on table dex – give them a call if you want a truly unique look