Not to sound like Carol Kirkwood, but as we’re sure you’re aware, the temperatures are dropping, the leaves are crisping, gone are those long summer nights and in sweeps Autumn! (We do realise we comment on the weather quite a lot. It’s not just us being stereotypically British, we’re florists, it affects our work!)
The start of the new season has not only seen our diary explode as events pick up again after the summer, it’s also seen the reintroduction of those rich, autumnal tones. Lots of reds, plums and rusty oranges and of course, golden foliage. In one week alone, we delivered 9,347 stems of flowers to events, 4,500 of which were red roses (you read that right, four THOUSAND, five hundred!). The Pinstripes and Peonies team were definitely seeing red that week, but in an awe-inspiring, warm-and-cosy kind of way.
A large number of those flowers headed to Kensington Palace for a dinner in the King’s Gallery with catering from By Word of Mouth. The long table was set with numerous, wide domes of dahlias, roses and garden hydrangea displayed elegantly on tall cylinder vases. Interspersed between the tall arrangements were smaller, sculpted posies of ruby red and black baccara roses to create a full runner. It was most definitely a design fit for a King. (Disclaimer – this design is not exclusively for Kings, we can replicate it for hipsters, bankers, good causes, dinner with Grandad, etc.)
With thanks to the lovely Flo Brooks for capturing these stunning images.