I just adore spring weddings, I get so over excited walking around all the wonderful floral and foliage suppliers that we use and seeing all the beautiful tulips in their fabulous shades ranging from the palest ice cream shades to the most vibrant reds and pinks to deep gothic purples. And so many types of tulips to choose from too….singles, doubles, parrots….the list is wonderfully endless. Apart from tulips which are an absolute favourite of mine (if you couldn’t guess!) the flower market is awash with lovely boxes of English grown narcissi and daffodils, almond scented genista, and highly fragrant hyacinths.
Our first real spring wedding of the season was last Saturday at the beautiful and stately Trinity House in the City of London. It’s a lovely venue, full of character and history which overlooks the historic Tower of London.
The client seated all their guests at long tables which formed sprigs off of the Top Table, with elegant place settings in place by the caterer Payne and Gunter, it was our pleasurable job to transform the long stretches of tables into an abundance of spring.
Elegant glass cube vases were filled with massed cream shaded narcissi and alternated with smaller glass cubes filled with cream and white tulips. These were positioned at even intervals along the entire stretches of table, including the top table….but I didn’t stop there! We added further interest to the design be placing mirrored cube vases and mirrored miniature gold fish bowls in between the narcissi and tulip vases each containing a different spring flowering plant. Beautiful white hellebores and scented jasmine nestled alongside white cyclamen and early miniature white hydrangea for a stunning and glorious finish. And of course, we had to finish the look with nightlights and candles for that romantic twinkle.
I can’t wait for the season to really get going, when we start seeing huge branches of cherry blossom in that gorgeous sugar pink…and then of course the delights of summer are only a small step away.