The enchanting Monet to Matisse exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts is unsurprisingly still drawing the crowds and attracting Companies wanting to share the ‘show’ with their clients. With full guest lists they are really benefitting from the pulling power of such a grand gallery. Working alongside newly branded Rocket, we used shades of mauve, burgundy, purple, green, and teal flowers, and created styles similar to that of the Monet painting “The Water Lily Pond”. For texture we chose autumnal purple hydrangea, sheer purple Blooms, Lotus seed pods, Brassica, Succulents, dried Lavender, and other small dancing flowers to tie in with the garden.
On that same night we were also decorating the ever-impressive Natural History Museum’s major spaces. The classic combination of drinks in Waterhouse Way followed by dinner in the Hintze Hall served by Payne & Gunter, with tall flowered designs on every table by Lavender Green, production by White Light and entertainment from Sternberg Clark our overseas guests couldn’t help but be impressed. We worked with seasonal spring flowers including magnificent Anemones, Ranunculi, and Blueberry and Ocean Song Roses. We also included pretty, delicate Lilacs, Crocus, Muscari, and Violets.
The week before we visited the luxurious Dorchester Hotel for a gala dinner, where the brief required the flowers to be bold and full of colour and much more contemporary. Dinner in the ballroom, with two ballets especially choreographed and performed centrally for the event, was decorated with bright tones using hot pink, bright orange, deep red, sharp yellow and contrasting lime green in square containers on dark blue linen, creating a really striking look for a magnificent Gala.
At the other end of town we were flowering Tower Bridge Walkways. In tones of purple and blue with splashes of white to contrast. We created seasonal arrangements using blue Muscari, Hyacinths, soft cream Ranunculus, Double Purple Lisianthus and Ocean Song Roses with dark greenery to highlight the flowers.
We look forward to the grand re-opening of the historic Banqueting House on Friday 1st April. This classic space has been missed and it will be lovely to welcome it back to the London Event Scene. But book quickly before it closes again for a major Rubens ceiling refurb.