June 9, 2010
Last Saturday, which also happened to be one of the hottest days of the year, we were at London Zoo for a gorgeous summer wedding. On such a hot day, it was lovely to be working with some of our favourite summer flowers – peonies, hydrangea and delphinium in cool shades of white, cream and palest green.
The ceremony took place in the Mappin Pavillion, where a pair of simple and elegant white vase arrangements flanked the registrar’s table. To emphasise the aisle, we decorated the chairs with single white peonies and delicate ivy trails.
Following the ceremony, the very elegant wedding party had drinks on the terrace, and by this time the Zoo had closed so everything was wonderfully peaceful. The evening reception took place in the Prince Albert Suite, where the white and green theme continued with stylish arrangements of roses, hydrangea and peonies on tall champagne flute vases. The look was completed with tealights in sliver, mercuried holders.
With such a hot day, there is always the danger that delicate summer flowers could wilt but, we were delighted that everything looked so beautiful. A real testament to the quality of our wonderful suppliers at Covent Garden Market. Of course the proof is always in the pudding, so we can’t wait to see the images of the day captured by the wonderful Lloyd Dobbie.