Opulence and drama are two of the biggest wedding trends of 2019, and we couldn’t think of a more perfect place to translate this into floral decor than 116 Pall Mall in the heart of London. Today we’re sharing our latest event - a grand affair brought together by a dream team of vendors…
The amazing Rebecca K Events led planning and styling for our opulent wedding themed shoot. Based in London herself, Rebecca and her team are all about stylish, memorable weddings and events. Especially passionate about enabling everyone they work with to embrace the excitement that comes with a special occasion, we resonate so much with this mission that we absolutely wanted to be a part of bringing this shoot idea to life!
Step foot inside 116 Pall Mall and immediately you’ll get the feeling that this isn’t the kind of venue for an understated wedding or event. It can only really be described as magnificent and majestic; wherever you go within its walls you are sure to be blown away. The Georgian building simply oozes the wow factor. Five floors for weddings, corporate and private events, and festive celebrations, each with its original, 19th century features, historical paintings and rich decor, it’s absolutely stunning throughout. We were just in awe of the striking staircase and balcony, above which a beautiful 15ft Regency Chandelier was hanging - it’s truly the perfect setting for any photos to capture the moment. Our shoot was held in The Nash Room - a huge space filled with period charm, ideal for 250 - 350 guests! We just couldn’t wait to get started.
Although it’s such a lavish and large space, it also has so much character of its own meaning not every square inch required being draped in flowers. We created arrangements for the mantelpiece over the gorgeous stone and marble fireplace, tall and low centrepieces for the tables, a wild bridal bouquet and finishing touches such as bud vases, floral decor for the cake and table plan.
Tall, luscious centrepieces are ideal for a room like this with high ceilings and full-length windows. Where we will opt for a single tall centrepiece on a round table, (like we did for our London Fusion Wedding Theme) a series of tall centrepieces, a long hanging installation or a cascading runner along a banquet table is much more fitting. For this event, per table, we selected four centrepieces on a fine gold frame - giving the illusion that they are floating, whilst balancing the space between the ceiling and the tables.
Our centrepieces each contained some of our all-time favourite blooms - the soft pastel-pink Sweet Avalanche Rose with its hint of green on the outer petals; the warm-looking, vintage-chic, peach Pearl Avalanche Rose; the small-headed pale pink-peach Jana Spray Rose; the wide, ruffled apricot petals of Lisianthus; and the ombré, large, cupped pale peach Juliet Rose which brings the lightest fragrance of the late David Austin’s Roses.
We also introduced a couple of other lesser-used choices we love - the soft and medium-sized lilac Memory Lane Rose and purple clusters of Chrysanthemums. The beauty of Chrysanthemums in particular is the variety of shapes, sizes and flower heads they come in, making each and every one totally unique.
We filled out each with fresh foliage of rich-green Italian Ruscus, delicate Asparagus Fern leaves and evergreen Eucalyptus. (Did you know that foliage helps to keep the costs down for your floral arrangement(s) if you are on a budget?!)
The same selections featured throughout the mantelpiece floral decor and the wild front-facing bridal bouquet which was tied together with lilac, peach and green ribbon in silk and velvet for that extra touch of luxe.
Lisianthus and Jana Spray Roses were carefully fixed to the table plan and placed in transparent bud vases around the venue, with some additional single Juliet and Pearl Avalanche Roses to compliment the low centrepieces and urn arrangements. The salmon pink flowers and dark-green, lobed leaves of Avignon Chrysanthemums and warm cream Cafe Au Lait Dahlias can also be spotted in our smaller floral designs.
We are delighted with the final result of this opulent wedding theme and are VERY excited that we’ll be working at this venue again for a wedding later this year… so stay tuned on our blog for the gallery and story behind that special day.
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? You can also click here to learn more about our process and click here to follow us on Instagram for more ideas and inspiration.
Flowers: Miriam Faith | Planning and Design: Rebecca K Events | Venue: 116 Pall Mall | Photography: Claire Graham Photography | Chairs, Linen, Glassware, Crockery: Allens Hire | Cutlery: Classic Crockery | Stationery (invites, menu cards, place cards, escort cards): Jennifers Papers Pics | Cakes: Thirty One Cakes | Hair and Makeup: Olta Citozi for Tori Harris Makeup | Bride’s Getting Ready Attire: The Pantry Underwear | Wedding Dress and Veil: Halfpenny London | Bride’s Shoes: Faber Novella | Groom’s Suit: Kooples | Jean Jackets: Couple’s own
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“Opulent floral wedding arches are cementing their place as the pièce de résistance of venue décor. An expertly crafted floral arch will pack a real punch in terms of impact. It will instantly upgrade your venue and provide a stunning backdrop for your photographs. If you find yourself lusting over the white garden roses and lush green foliage that welcomed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at St George’s Chapel, take a look at Miriam Faith for floral inspiration for your own big day”. - 6 Wedding Trends That Will Be Huge In 2019