From our flower warehouse in constantly cool railway arches- perfect for conditioning flowers-, we’ve been looking out at the beautiful sunshine bathing SE England. Only when we start making deliveries to our wonderful London venues do we really experience the warmth and brilliance of summer, so it’s a good job we’ve been extra busy installing event flowers before the holiday lull.
Although still in abundance and super large, sadly the Peony season will come to an end soon. And although we are still able to find delicately scented English Sweet Peas, they too will be coming to an end soon to be replaced by Dutch un-scented varieties. Heavenly English Garden Roses are now at their best, and watch out for the new varieties of ‘Bubble’ and ‘Super Bubble’ large headed Spray Roses which are being grown for us with generous head sizes and exciting colours. All have been included in our displays at many of London’s mind blowing venues, including One Marylebone, Serpentine Gallery and V&A. English Garden Roses have also been a seasonal favourite with our Brides, gracing weddings at Kensington Palace, Queens House Greenwich, Banqueting House and Wallace Collection.
We’ve been involved in some beautiful events in the last two weeks within really diverse settings: whilst some of our team installed a classical event at Westminster Abbey others were placing contemporary designs at the Science Museum. The Royal Academy has also housed some more bold, vibrant designs to support the Summer Exhibition, with the same team delivering a State occasion at The Guildhall.
One of our most exciting events of late was a Shakespearean inspired drinks receptions at the British Museum:
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."
Teaming up with Relish Events, Lavender Green alongside By Word of Mouth, Sternberg Clarke and Focus Lighting, transformed the British Museum into a wonderfully decadent Shakespearean Banquet. Candelabra dripping with flowers framed the space, whilst ale stations were laden with fruit and spilling over flowers. Romeo and Juliet performed on the balcony amongst arches of trailing flowers and foliage. The guests were greeted by performers and jesters upon entry, as the scene was set right from the start. “If music be the food of love, play on”, and we all did! Photo credits Lorraine Goddard photography.
Do make a point of going to see the newly opened Audrey Hepburn exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery- well worth looking at for an event. I loved it.