Whew! what a scorcher July was in wedding terms (shame about the English weather!!)
Not only were we been packed to the rafters with wonderful wedding couples all getting/got married in the last few weeks, but we have been inundated with enquiries for forthcoming weddings, not only this year but next.
Our enquiries for next year have shot up and I personally have been all over London, Kent and Surrey meeting with couples and planning their flowers.
June and July are traditionally a very busy and action packed 2 months for us and this year has been no exception – even busier than ever I would say.
We started the month with a wonderfully elegant wedding which was held at Stationers’ Hall in the City of London. Stationers’ Hall is a beautiful Livery Hall, just a stones throw from St Paul’s Cathedral. It truly is a gem of a venue and is wonderful to hire this time of year as it has its own garden in which clients can have pre-dinner champagne and canapés all surrounded by a beautiful walled garden towered over by a fabulous tree which is 100s of years old! The hall itself is stunning with a magnificent stained glass window in the main hall. The wedding of Charlotte and Tom here was simple and elegant with an abundance of white flowers all offset by seasonal foliages. Roses were mixed with scented sweet peas, freesia and the cottage garden favourite, astrantia for a beautiful look. Charlotte carried a gorgeous shower bouquet.
Shower bouquets have become a popular choice for brides over the last year and we have seen a definite increase in the number of our clients requesting them. One little note I would like to make, with regards to a shower bouquet, is that they truly showcase the skills and professionalism of the florist chosen to make it. Here, we employ the traditional technique only of wiring every single element of the bouquet to make a perfectly formed bouquet to suit every client individually. I choose not to use a standard “bouquet holder”. Whilst these cut down the time to make a bouquet considerably, they do not I believe, assist in creating a gorgeous and bespoke design which is befitting of any bride on their wedding day. So we may be up and in the studio at 5am on the morning of the wedding making a bouquet but it is so very worth it once you have the finished design. Accept no imitations!
Midway through the month saw the entire team and our wonderful, handpicked freelance staff at the magnificent Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane for a stunning wedding. The largest amount of white roses I have ever ordered (7000!!) were expertly made into glorious spheres that sat atop tall slender vases, each of which was 1.2 mtrs in height. The interior of each vase was decorated with pearl chandeliers, hand made here by the team.
A stunning aisle was created for the bride to walk down which was flanked either side by 4ft tall clear pedestals each of which housed large glass hurricane shades with 3 wick candles nestling in mounds of white roses. Each design seemed to float effortlessly for a beautiful and elegant look.
The hours and effort were long and hard work but the end result was beautiful and elegant and I am so proud of what was achieved that day. The event was organised by the creative and efficient management team at Pink Fish Productions who are always a joy to work for.
As ever in July, the last of the seasons corporate events were being held before everyone leaves the City to go on holiday!
Floral designs for some wonderful events were delivered to Inner Temple, Temple Church, Admirals House Greenwich, King William Restaurant Greenwich, The Tower of London, Ironmonger’s Hall, Stationers’ Hall, Queen’s House Greenwich, QE II Centre Westminster and Museum of London.
And to finish off the month, an elegant and simple design for a christening party, for a lovely little boy.
Phew….and August doesn’t get much quieter….