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?
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