Real Weddings: Modern Winter Wonderland

Today we’re bringing you a modern winter wonderland wedding we had the luxury of working on from the glamorous, 5-star Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge…

Let’s set the scene… a contemporary ballroom, located on the ground floor of one of the most prestigious hotels in London. A striking geometric ceiling, bespoke eucalyptus-wood walls, state of the art lighting and private entrance. The perfect place for us to create show-stopping arrangements for S+S’s dream day. Think gorgeous touches of silver foliage, white blooms galore and candlelight everywhere.

A whimsical Chuppah, captivating cloud-like tall centrepieces, a continuous garland for the top table, elegant wreath centrepieces, stunning escort card table and magical aisle decor were all brought to life, creating a contemporary twist on the winter wonderland wedding theme.

The Chuppah later separated to form two arches - one for the entrance and one as the backdrop to the top table. For this, we used a variety of our favourite flowers and some rare choices which made all the difference. These included:

  • Four Seasons Rose - a cream/ivory flower with dense petals and an extremely large bud.

  • Miss Bombastic Spray Rose - such a beautiful, petite, multi-headed rose.

  • Senecio - we love how these succulents form in clusters on long stems, white spires and yellow daisy-like flowers, leaves are thick and fleshy - deep green, some leaves are round, some crest shaped and some stand upright

  • Euphorbia - with rich coloured leaves and unusual flowers these are elegant but tough too.

  • Freesia - funnel shaped flowers with an alluring fragrance that’s fresh and sweet.

  • Phlox - star-shaped flowers, tall, eye-catching perennials finished with long and narrow leaves.

  • Moss - a small, flowerless, green plant.

For the top table itself, we designed an arrangement along the centre, filled with seasonal blooms complemented with British foliage and fragrant Eucalyptus. We studded this with pillar candles in glass cylinders to finish this elegant look.

Tall centrepieces, created with pom-poms of seasonal white blooms, complete with ferns and the leathery leaves of Eucalyptus filled tall, glass vases and ceremony pedestals. For these we selected the lacy, star-shaped flowers of Hydrangea, the ruffled, fine petals of the Patience Garden Rose, multi-layered petals and soft, herbaceous foliage of Avalanche Roses and full-finish, highly fragrant flowers of the White O’Hara Garden Rose.

Our wreath centrepieces weren’t just for the reception. Sitting on the registrars table during the ceremony, these were filled with white and cream blooms with Eucalyptus and the delicate leaves of silver Asparagus Fern, finished with a hurricane vase in the centre.

Then for our true statement design - the escort table, made from natural Birch branches with silver Birch accents was draped with white, gentian-like, bell-shaped flowers of Lisianthus and Roses. We finished this with tea light baubles, ribbons, birds and photographs… a piece denoting new beginnings, respect, love and appreciation, and one that’s sure to be remembered.

We adored working on this enchanted theme, in a beautiful venue, with a wonderful couple. We would love to help you to create your dream wedding/event through floral design too, so why not get in touch today?

Flowers: Miriam Faith Photography: Cecelina Photography Venue: The Berkeley Hotel

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