Styled Shoot: Luxe Asian Fusion Wedding

Time to bring you one of the most exquisite styled shoots we've ever had the pleasure of working on, right from the heart of the beautiful English countryside...

As we prepared everything we needed and headed off to Poundon House in Oxfordshire, we weren't quite ready for the breathtaking location we would be working at. The private home regularly welcomes a variety of weddings and events, and we're not at all surprised. The Edwardian building, stunning grounds and divine views is truly a dream venue. Our mission whilst there was to bring to life a Luxe Asian Fusion Wedding with endless elegance and incredible detail.

While ivory and gold made statements throughout, it was the pastel hues and greenery in our array of floral designs which added softness, luxury, style and grace to an often bright and bold theme.

The showstopper of the day was the tablescape. Vast flowers and precise place settings lined the length of the baby blue table cover. All complimented by beaded French chairs and the backdrop of country house brick, entrenched in history and character. 

Our floral creations for the day all presented an abundance of delicate petals, symbolic in their own way. Pink and blue Hydrangea with closely-packed, lacy, star-shaped flower clusters formed pom-pom arrangements in standout metallic, tall vase centrepieces. Chosen as pink represents love and pure emotion while blue stands for forgiveness - the combination symbolising anything that is sincerely heartfelt.

Designed with the sturdy, tall-cut stems, multi-layered petals and oversized heads of pink Avalanche Roses and intensely fragrant, lilac Roses, the opulent flowers brought freshness and meaning to these eye-catching centrepieces. We adore using lilac Roses; they are commonly sent to convey the message that someone has fallen in love at first sight and shows the promise of what's to come - how beautiful is that?! 

Evergreen Eucalyptus perfectly placed amongst the blooms added fullness; the leathery leaves hanging vertically in all their glossy green glory. Petite, intricate pink Spray Roses completed both the tall and low vase centrepieces.

Lilac and pink Lisianthus - gentian-like, bell-shaped flowers made multiple appearances in bud vases for increased depth and movement along the table. Their long stems, oval-shaped leaves and wide ruffled petals denote respect, love, appreciation and acceptance making them a must-have for your wedding or event. Paired with the delicately scented, yellow flowers and  fern-like leaves of Mimosa, these elegant designs bring a touch of sensitivity and remembrance to the occasion.

We also selected lilac and pink Veronica for our individual vases; tubular spiked florets with glistening green leaves are the ideal accent for a romantic wedding. This pretty, feminine flower and its' long, slender stem is significant for it expresses fidelity of the heart in marriage.

With our gorgeous bride and groom for the day, incredible accessories, impressive gardens, luxurious cakes and dream team of vendors, this styled shoot couldn't have been any more captivating and enchanted. 

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you to create your dream wedding/event through floral design, then why not get in touch today?

 

Flowers: Miriam Faith | Photography: Anneli Marinovich Photography | Venue: Poundon House | Wedding Planner & Stylist: Desi Bride | Stationery: Loveli | Prop Hire: Wed Head | Hair: Hair by Shamalah | Fashion Stylist: Karan Rai | Asian Outifts: The Sherwani Co. | Bangles: Nargis Collections | Jewellery: Red Dot Jewels | Tableware Hire: Maharani Decor | Turban: Ziggi Studio | Tablescape Beading: Vintage Button Bridal Designs | Doli Hire: My Wedding Entrance | French Chairs: Academy Furniture Hire | Cake: Unique Cakes by Yevnig | Henna: Henna BK | Turbans: Bespoke Turbans | Make Up: Amz Rai

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Launch Event: Corrigan's Mayfair, Wedding and Events Venue

Today we're bringing you the gorgeous gallery of images from the launch event of Corrigan's Mayfair as a weddings and events venue for which we created the floral designs... 

Opened in 2008, Corrigan's Mayfair is just one of the exclusive restaurants owned by Richard Corrigan - a Michelin star chef who has even had the privilege of cooking for the Queen. The restaurant combines a quintessential British and Irish menu with luxury and home-inspired cooking, making it a must-visit.

We were recently invited to be part of the team to showcase how the private dining room, located in the highly affluent West-End of London, could be transformed into the ideal intimate reception venue for weddings and events. To start with the room was dark and non-bridal so we rose to the challenge of making it appear bigger, brighter and more welcoming for those special occasions to help couples picture spending part of their special day there. We selected a cream, white and pale yellow palette with hints of greenery for floral designs that were sure to stand out and add light and warmth.

First of all we designed an opulent wall with the purpose of displaying other vendors work on floating shelves amongst the blooms. We chose the delicate flower-heads of Hydrangea - big, rounded flower clusters along with the highly fragrant cross-shaped petals of the Stock flower. Stock is the perfect choice for weddings and events, having the hidden meaning of enjoying life and eternal love/beauty - we're obsessed with weaving these messages into our designs! The symbolic Chrysanthemums with their hundreds of tiny flowers brought vibrancy and joy while Avalanche Roses gave an abundance of petals for added texture. Teamed with cup-shaped Tulips, the eye-catching wall truly made a statement in the room.

Secondly we created an on-trend cascading runner which couldn't have gone down better. This has since been one of our most requested designs to recreate and is a joy to make every single time. Again, we used Tulips and Avalanche Roses but switched up our other selections for the impressive table feature. Lilac brought a generous display of blooms while the delicate foliage, Spirea, contributed cascading branches of white flowers. The fine, upright leaves of Nigella added feathery foliage for an element of softness and Thlespi delivered clusters of small white flowers with narrow, arrow-shaped leaves. One of our favourites, Ranunculus, supplied silky petals and Phalenopsis Orchids (another flower representing love, luxury, beauty and strength) presented a graceful yet exotic flower with wide, leathery leaves for an extra touch to the design.

After being on site to tie up the finishing details, the private dining room looked totally different and we were so happy with the final result. The flowers completely revamped the room, bringing colour, texture and a sense of scale making it feel far more celebratory and larger than before.

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you to create your dream wedding/event through floral design, then why not get in touch today?

 

Flowers: Miriam Faith | Photography: Cecelina Photography | Venue: Corrigan's Mayfair

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Lookbook Photoshoot For Rita Colson

We were recently lucky enough to collaborate with London based fashion designer, Rita Colson and today we wanted to share the stunning gallery with you from the lookbook...

Rita Colson designs contemporary, bespoke and sustainable bridal couture and evening wear for stylish brides and it was such a dream to work with her. Her creations embody elegance and grace, bringing a unique twist to bridal wear that we just can't get enough of! The shoot took place in the Asylum chapel, a distressed-looking grade II listed building in Caroline Gardens, East London. The venue added to the beautifully edgy style of the outfits, making it the ideal location for this high-end, ethical brand.

We were asked to create two bouquets to complement each of Rita's designs - from vintage lace wedding dresses to silk jumpsuits. We chose a wild bouquet and tight bouquet with slight variations of flowers, in soft colours and with plenty of greenery for modern luxury floral designs.

For the wild bouquet we selected a buttermilk cream, pale blush and lush green colour palette, tied with translucent blush ribbon. The Patience Garden Rose was chosen for its ruffled petals, perfectly complementing the lace of the train and bridal jacket. Avalanche Roses brought large blooms with an abundance of petals and strong stems to the bouquet, while Hellebores contributed large leaves and subtle flowers. The clustered blooms of Ranunculus with their silky petals were a dream match for the silk outfits and the delicate White O'Hara Rose added layers of fragrant petals for a fuller finish. For the wilder touches we included the classic foliage, Italian Soft Ruscus - small, shiny pointed leaves from long trailing stems. We teamed this with elegant Asparagus Fern and the larger lobed, darker green leaves of British Berried Ivy - a plant with the hidden meaning of eternity, fidelity and affection which we LOVE.

For the tight bouquet we continued the colour palette, using White O'Hara Roses, Patience Garden Roses, Avalanche Roses and Ranunculus. This time we introduced Italian Hard Ruscus for small peeks of green from underneath and between the soft flowers. 

It was such a joy to create these floral designs for the Rita Colson lookbook. If you would like to find out more about how we can help you to create your dream wedding/event through floral design, then why not get in touch today?

 

Flowers: Miriam Faith | Photography: Cecelina Photography | Venue: The Asylum | Outfits: Rita Colson

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Real Weddings: Kirsty and Squiff

When our very own Miriam Faith florist, Kirsty prepared for her wedding last Spring, she knew she wanted foliage to play a big part in her day. Think herbs, grasses, tropical leaves and succulents. We're no stranger to a full finish, so we set to work creating the floral decor she had always dreamed of, with a few surprises and little touches carefully thrown in along the way. 

For the ceremony backdrop, we decided to use Monstera Leaves, Aralia, Eucalyptus and Tree Fern to form a tropical x British blend of lush foliage, held together on a copper frame to design a show-stopping wall behind the happy couple. On a bigger scale, we recreated this for the band's backdrop (which Squiff is a part of) to extend the decor from St Luke's Church in Kentish Town to Cecil Sharp House in Camden where the celebrations carried on.

The foliage theme continued from the decor to the outfits, with us choosing to create a wild bouquet for Kirsty using Ammi, Skimmia, Pittosporum, Tree Fern and more. Because we know her so well we snuck in a few of her favourite flowers, 'Hanoi' Clooney Ranunculus too! The pastel pink and white, paper-thin petals of these flowers softened the edgy appearance of the foliage and complemented her elegant dress perfectly. Completing her outfit, we designed a Wax Flower and Rosemary headpiece tied delicately with ribbon. For the corsages and buttonholes we selected a combination of Wax Flower,  fresh herbs, dried grasses and succulents, each totally unique and a little wild.

We're sure you'll agree, the variety of these beautiful designs created depth and movement which transformed the venues and outfits. Both the couple and the florals were a joy to work with! If you would like to find out more about how we can help you to create your dream wedding/event through floral design, then why not get in touch today?

 

Flowers: Miriam Faith | Photography: Alice Morgan Photography | Venue(s): St Lukes Kentish Town and Cecil Sharpe House

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Styled Shoot: Love Unbroken

It's not uncommon for couples to want to create something truly unique yet meaningful rather than opting for a theme or being on-trend. So when we teamed up with Rola from The New Wonderful on the 'Love Unbroken' styled shoot, together we knew our aim was to embrace this. We wanted to demonstrate how to weave beautiful hidden messages with luxury wedding design and encapsulate personalities, journeys and love into every part of the day. The title, 'Love Unbroken' refers to completeness and eternal love as symbolised by the wedding ring - something you will see we used as inspiration for our floral designs throughout this shoot.

Also inspired by Spring, we chose a dreamy, soft palette of cool tones throughout the venue and decor with golden crockery, urns and candles adding warmth and drama, breaking up any traditional feel. The overflowing centrepieces were made up of flowers of varying sizes, including beautifully fragrant Lilac Sweet Peas, 'Ocean Song' Lilac Roses, (a favourite of ours) 'White O'Hara' Garden Roses, Lilac Clematis, Lilac Scabiosa, Succulents, White Hydrangea, 'Vendella' Roses and 'Hanoi' Ranunculus - a popular choice for it's delicate petals.

The bold hoop wreaths were the most obvious of messages, representing the completeness of the rings. For each of them, we paired Italian Soft Ruscus with Lilac Sweet Peas, 'Ocean Song' Lilac Roses, 'White O'Hara' Garden Roses, Succulents, 'Vendella' Roses and 'Hanoi' Ranunculus for a full finish against the  brightly lit, inviting backdrop.  Making a statement in the centre where the couple would exchange their vows, surrounded by their circles of friends and family, we added more foliage to the larger wreath to contrast the pastel flowers.

Modernising the 'luxury' feel and complementing the sophisticated Leona dress, we created a wide, wild bridal bouquet, continuing with our love of Lilac Sweet Peas, 'Ocean Song' Lilac Roses, 'White O'Hara' Garden Roses, Lilac Clematis, Lilac Scabiosa, Succulents, Thlaspi, Eucalyptus and Asparagus  Fern which we also used on the Louis chairs. Notice how the chairs, flowers, cake, glasses, plates, vases, candles, urns and even earrings all were circular too?! 

We loved working with Rola and other amazing vendors on this shoot, showcasing just some of the ways to make your wedding that extra bit special to the both of you, whilst wowing your guests. If you would like to find out more about how we can help you to create your dream wedding/event through floral design, then why not get in touch today?

 

Flowers: Miriam Faith | Photography: Cecelina Photography  | Concept, Planning and Styling: The New Wonderful | Wedding Cake and Cupcakes: Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium | Stationery and Calligraphy: Pale Press London | Crockery and Glassware: Whitehouse Crockery | Furniture: Great Hire | Crystal Table Décor: Wedding Day Hire | Floor Vases: Dress It Yourself Hire | Linen: The New Wonderful | Hair and Makeup: Amanda White | Dresses: Zuhair Murad Bridal and Berta Bridal, via The Wedding Club | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Venue: Ognisko Kensington | Draping: Wedding Creative

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