Events

Rita Colson Fashion Show

We often have the privilege of not just providing florals for weddings and styled shoots but for exclusive events too. Most recently, we were invited to create these for the catwalk at Rita Colson’s show, unveiling her beautiful new wedding dress designs…

Rita Colson designs contemporary, bespoke and sustainable bridal couture and evening wear for stylish brides and it’s always such a pleasure to team up with her. Her creations embody elegance and grace, bringing a unique twist to bridal wear that we adore. The event took place at RSA House - a Georgian grandeur house in central London. The unique, listed building has a high-quality, contemporary design making it perfect for weddings, civil ceremonies and a variety of other events.

Held in the Tavern Room, the simply decorated space with its polished wooden floor and plain Adam ceiling was perfect for the fresh black and white theme. We wanted to encapsulate the essence of spring and its purity to tie in with the beautiful wedding dresses. Our designs were fresh and impactful for the backdrop, maintaining the simplicity of Rita’s designs in a fresh white and Pantone green palette.

The fireplace made the biggest statement with large silver ceremony pedestals either side. A few simple pew ends completed the room, embracing minimalism throughout the rest of the decor. All of our selections were indicative of purity, grace, abundance, innocence, spirituality, charm, honour and holiness. We wanted to choose florals that represented lasting beauty, bonds of affection, a happy life, new beginnings and remembrance. These are always the most important values and stories to be told for all of the couples we work with.

Flowers Used

White O’Hara Rose - These delicate, highly fragrant flowers have a slight ivory tinge at the centre with blush-toned petals. They come in the form of a more traditional rose shape with several layers of petals (about 70 petals in fact).

White Lilac - This is an ornamental shrub with pristine white flowers. The clustered flowers display abundant blooms with an intoxicating fragrance and dark green, heart-shaped leaves.

White Hydrangea - Big, rounded flowers and delicate heads are accompanied by wooden stems. Each cluster has lacy, star-shaped flowers, packed closely together in a pom-pom shape.

White Stock - Such a graceful flower, these ruffled blooms form a spike at the top of each stem and give off a sweet scent.

White Spray Rose - These miniature standard roses are petite, beautiful and oh so intricate with short, individual stems.

White Snapdragon - Tall stalks, ruffled edges with a delicate, soft texture.

White Anemone - We just love how these elegant, cup-shaped white flowers with medium to dark green foliage and tall, wiry stems stand out on the pew ends.

White Ranunculus - Layer upon layer of paper thin, silky petals with lime green in the centre of the bloom. They’re mildly scented and on long stems.

White Tulips - Perfectly symmetrical flower buds with a combination of smooth, fringed and ruffled feathers. The coloured centre contrasts perfectly against the petals. Amongst these, some have cultivated star-shaped flowers with long pointed petals that arch outwards which we adore.

Italian Soft Ruscus - One of our absolute favourites; such a classic foliage with shapely, shiny green leaves in narrow tear-shapes from long trailing stems.

Dutch Spirea - This delicate foliage is what you can see with the cascading branches of white or spring flowers within our designs.

It was such a magical event, full of elegance and style - we loved being part of it. 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?

Designer: Rita Colson | Produced by Nova Reid, Nu Bride  | Photography: Cecelina Photography | Video: Urban Cinematography | Flowers: Miriam Faith | Hair: HK Hair Artist | Makeup: Joyce Connor Makeup | Lighting and Sound: Matt Maurice Events | Linens: Over the Top Rentals | Jewellery: Kelly Spence | Shoes: Charlotte Mills Bridal | Stationery: De Winton Paper Co | Venue: RSA House | Singers: Abigail Broughton and MA.RI.AM | Dancer: Jermaine Joseph | Models: Charlotte BrookeNyakor Riam, Masha Kaya, Ceci Zhang and Juliet Gough

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Corrigan's Mayfair, Wedding and Events Venue Launch

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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Rita Colson Lookbook Photoshoot

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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