As well as the majesty of one of the most famous buildings in London, visitors can’t help “feel” the cruelty of Medieval times just oozing from the walls of the famous Tower of London, and there is no more hair-raising moment to experience this feeling than at dusk driving over the moat when all the visitors have gone, and the Thames mist is swirling in from the river! Lavender Green Flowers, the most frequently used UVL florist at the Tower, feel privileged to work there. Their job, of course, is to enhance the atmosphere of the outside spaces whilst bringing grandeur and warmth to the lovely interior spaces. They visited twice last week - on the first night, guests were treated to a stunning wintery colourway featuring lots of texture with the use of frosted blue pine and elegant white flowers in abundance. The second night they brought in even frostier designs which featured white twigs, solid domes of white Hydrangea with touches of faux snow inside the vases to reflect the start of the festive season!
Moving onto more enlightened times, but on one of the coldest nights of the year so far, a roaring fire was a much needed welcome for guests at Two Temple Place as they dined on large round tables, dressed in the centre with warming, elegant tall lamps, surrounded at the base with collections of mirrored vases overflowing with domes of white Hydrangea. Pairing up with Rocket Food, the beautiful tables sat splendidly with the graceful, panelled surroundings. This theme was carried throughout the venue with impressive mirrored urns, dressed with breath-taking designs of seasonally white flowers giving guests a wonderful night to remember.
Another repeat event, and one LGF always look forward to being a part of, was held in the Courtyard of The Wallace Collection- a venue enriched by the stunningly beautiful collection it holds. A Christmas drinks reception can be designed many ways, but this time the florist introduced vintage tones, textures and looser silhouettes. With a colour way of antique and blush pinks, deep reds and lime greens, the arrangements acclaimed glamour, yet had a festive undertone, with the use of soft glittered asparagus and seasonal berries throughout to really set the tone for the evening.
Back for a second helping of the Wallace Collection, Lavender Green Flowers were booked again for another event, not that they had to be asked twice! This time the guests at a seated dinner, again in The Courtyard, were impressed by tight domes of flowers in traditional red in contrasting mirrored containers. Warming night lights were scattered around the tables creating an intimate setting for a relaxed and enjoyable evening in this beautiful Central London setting.
Last, but not least, LGF have been frequent visitors to the National Gallery - four times since our last newsletter! Some of the Nation’s most famous paintings are hung on the walls in their vast rooms, which are immensely popular for drinks receptions and dinners, where guests are surrounded by extraordinary art - such a privilege!