Working with our bride and groom on this ultra-sophisticated and glamorous wedding was an absolute dream.
One of our favourite venues, 300-year old Kensington Palace Orangery is palatial yet romantic venue, part of the Historic Royal Palaces group: Hayford & Rhodes are proud to be listed as an Approved Supplier.
We created a bountiful bridal bouquet of white roses, bursting open in full bloom. Hand-tied neatly in a compact dome shape, the stems were bound with a white satin ribbon. Matching the bouquet of his bride, the groom had a simple, single white rose buttonhole set against a dark bottle green ivy leaf.
The wedding felt reassuringly intimate with one long, 24m dining table. A luscious, leafy green runner of solely dark berried ivy and trailing ivy ran along the length, and framing the bride and groom’s seating area, the foliage was interrupted by a raised solid runner of white flowers: Hydrangea, Roses and Peonies, which were gently draped off each end.
Chunky white pillar candles in simple cylinder vases were nestled into the foliage; to break up the solid runner and add movement to the design, we used candles of differing heights, and spaced them unevenly.
Paying homage to the bride’s bouquet, four neat spheres of all-white Hydrangeas on tall clear-footed vases broke up the foliage and added a contrasting, striking look to the reception design.
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Photographs by Bloomsbury Films