January 5, 2011
Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
There have been a few changes to our website recently, so welcome to our first blog of 2011! Just before Christmas, we were delighted to supply the flowers for the Civil Partnership of Paul and Russell which was held at the Institute of Contemporary Art overlooking the Mall in central London.
Paul and Russell were the ideal clients; they knew exactly what look they wanted to create, and loved our suggestions! More like that please!! The ICA is an elegant regency building in Carlton House Terrace, and to reflect this, we created arrangements of white hydrangeas, white roses, rosemary and black berried ivy on elegant glass flutes. The intimate ceremony took place in the Brandon Room overlooking the gardens of Carlton House Terrace, while the reception was held in the elegant Nash Room overlooking the Mall and Horseguards Parade. If you want to feel at the centre of things, this is the perfect venue, with views of Big Ben and the London Eye from the terrace.
“You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving. The great acts of love are done by those who are habitually performing small acts of kindness. We pardon to the extent that we love. love is knowing that even when you are alone, you will never be lonely again. And great happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. Loved for ourselves. And even loved in spite of ourselves.” Victor Hugo.
October 28, 2008
Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
Last week we entered the rarified world of gentlemens’ clubs and grand London townhouses, for the civil partnership of Sarah and Lisa at the Athenaeum and Chandos House. An intimate rehearsal dinner was held in the Picture Room of the club overlooking Pall Mall and, in order to comply with the club’s strict dress code, I had to wear a collar and tie and smart trousers, whilst Victoria had to wear a smart skirt…..very practical when you’re a florist!!
To complement the picture room’s dark green and burgundy colour scheme, we used flowers in rich autumn hues. Rings of velvety red “grand prix” roses, burgundy dahlias and garden hydrangea surrounded silver candelabra, creating an inviting setting for the evening.