AESME FLOWERS LONDON

 
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From April our cutting garden comes alive with the first flowers of the season coming into bloom, awash with pale colours, ruffly ranunculus and fresh green shoots. Always reflective of the seasonal calendar and the fluctuations in weather, our arrangements and bouquets at this time of the year are evocative of new beginnings and layered with many varieties of speciality tulips in unusual nuanced colours, hellebores, alliums, colombine,muscari, pansies and fritillaria. At the farm, with winter receding, the hedgerows turn white and pale pink with hawthorn, pear and apple blossom; the romantic shades and sculptural shapes of spring branches the perfect foundations for blowsy urn arrangements and majestic arches.

 
 
 A spring bridal bouquet of ‘picotee’ and ‘butterfly’ ranunculus, hellebores, tulips, alliums,  Pieris Japonica  and maple foliage

A spring bridal bouquet of ‘picotee’ and ‘butterfly’ ranunculus, hellebores, tulips, alliums, Pieris Japonica and maple foliage

 
 
 Athene with her bridesmaids and their collection of garden-grown posies, pre-nuptials,  The Zetter Townhouse , Clerkenwell. Photographed by  Yellow Bird Photography

Athene with her bridesmaids and their collection of garden-grown posies, pre-nuptials, The Zetter Townhouse, Clerkenwell. Photographed by Yellow Bird Photography

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Icy whites and pops of cheerful accent colours was the palette for A&P’s wedding ceremony at St Bartholomew the Great and reception dinner at St John, Smithfield.

 
 
   We grow a wide variety of speciality tulips in a myriad of colours, from the coffee-mousse ‘La Belle Epoque’ to rusty ginger ‘Brownie’ and the rose-pink and star-shaped ‘Clusiana Lady Jane’

We grow a wide variety of speciality tulips in a myriad of colours, from the coffee-mousse ‘La Belle Epoque’ to rusty ginger ‘Brownie’ and the rose-pink and star-shaped ‘Clusiana Lady Jane’

 
 
 A suspended ‘flower cloud’ installation of lilac, cherry blossom, tulips and ice-cream coloured peonies was hung over the bar at  St John, Smithfield  to decorate the afternoon cocktails

A suspended ‘flower cloud’ installation of lilac, cherry blossom, tulips and ice-cream coloured peonies was hung over the bar at St John, Smithfield to decorate the afternoon cocktails

 Athene’s bouquet included peonies, tulips and ranunculus from our cutting garden, with long streaming silk ribbons in blush and hot pink

Athene’s bouquet included peonies, tulips and ranunculus from our cutting garden, with long streaming silk ribbons in blush and hot pink

 
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Thank you so much for our beautiful wedding flowers! They were unbelievable. We had so many compliments about them all night.

A & P, London

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 Ranunculus are a beautifully feminine focal flower for spring, with multiple layers of delicate petals

Ranunculus are a beautifully feminine focal flower for spring, with multiple layers of delicate petals

 
 

I just wanted to drop a quick note to say thank you for all your hard work yesterday but also tell you about my joy at seeing the flowers. They were absolutely beautiful and I had so many great comments from everyone (including the Vicar) about how wonderful they were. My bouquets are currently sitting on my kitchen table, still looking lovely.

L & N, Kent

 Rambling garden urns flank the aisle with pale-coloured blossom branches. We have an extensive collection of vessels and plinths to suit a range of venues from historic churches to sperry tents in a field, or modern city restaurants - ornate French cast-iron urns, terracotta pots, sparkling glass and custom-painted contemporary plinths

Rambling garden urns flank the aisle with pale-coloured blossom branches. We have an extensive collection of vessels and plinths to suit a range of venues from historic churches to sperry tents in a field, or modern city restaurants - ornate French cast-iron urns, terracotta pots, sparkling glass and custom-painted contemporary plinths

 The bride carries her bouquet of ranunculus, sweet peas, saxifraga and colombine down the church walk. Photographed by  Dominique Bader Photography

The bride carries her bouquet of ranunculus, sweet peas, saxifraga and colombine down the church walk. Photographed by Dominique Bader Photography

 
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A traditional church service in the Kentish countryside, followed by dinner and dancing in an old tithe barn, overlooking exquisitely kept gardens and historic oast houses. A pair of antique urns on plinths - a popular choice for church weddings - spilling with hedgerow blossom, ‘Clare de Lune’ peonies and clematis on the vine provided height and drama for the ceremony. Pale colours kept the overall effect light and frothy against the shadowy wooden rood screen at the front of the church, backlit by natural light pouring the magnificent stained glass windows.

 
 
 A palette of snow white and clustered accents of pale pink to a sumptuous maroon red. Photographed by  Dominique Bader Photography

A palette of snow white and clustered accents of pale pink to a sumptuous maroon red. Photographed by Dominique Bader Photography

 
 
 
 
 An organic mantel installation for a wedding at  Northbrook Park , Surrey, in late May. Wild dog rose, combined with silverberry, peonies, foxgloves, agrostemma and  Orlaya grandiflora . Tall wisps of cow parsley and intricate grasses added height and airiness to the composition

An organic mantel installation for a wedding at Northbrook Park, Surrey, in late May. Wild dog rose, combined with silverberry, peonies, foxgloves, agrostemma and Orlaya grandiflora. Tall wisps of cow parsley and intricate grasses added height and airiness to the composition

 
 
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Thank you so much for doing such a lovely job with the flowers yesterday - they were really spectacular. I knew you did gorgeous arrangements but those were lovelier than I could have imagined!

C&T, London

 
 
 
 Sarah makes her entrance during a stylish ceremony at  Wimbourne House  in Shoreditch. Photographed by  Through The Woods We Ran

Sarah makes her entrance during a stylish ceremony at Wimbourne House in Shoreditch. Photographed by Through The Woods We Ran

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A beautifully-curated Shoreditch wedding in early May. The ceremony took place against the backdrop of an arched window overlooking the horsechestnut trees in bloom in the park beyond, flanked by an organic green installation of leafy spring branches and pale blossom.

 
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 The reception dinner took place on the floor above, with long trestle tables, clustered brass vessels of seasonal flowers from the farm and the dancing flames of dusky pink tapered and pillar candles.

The reception dinner took place on the floor above, with long trestle tables, clustered brass vessels of seasonal flowers from the farm and the dancing flames of dusky pink tapered and pillar candles.

 
 
 
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 Sarah, in a  Hermione de Paula  embroidered gown, carries a bouquet of spiraea, ranunculus, tulips and fritillaria with streaming silk ribbons. Photographed by  Through The Woods We Ran .

Sarah, in a Hermione de Paula embroidered gown, carries a bouquet of spiraea, ranunculus, tulips and fritillaria with streaming silk ribbons. Photographed by Through The Woods We Ran.

 Vibrant spring greenery echoed the city-park scenery beyond, flecked with white flowers including tulips, foxgloves and aquilegia. Pickle jars of cow parsley and clematis vines flanked the aisle.  In line with our commitment to sustainability and environmentally conscious ethos, all our arrangements and installations are created without the use of floral foam, which is both toxic and non-biodegrable. Instead, we use concealed vessels of water, moss and recycled chicken wire to create organic structures constructed in situ for each venue.

Vibrant spring greenery echoed the city-park scenery beyond, flecked with white flowers including tulips, foxgloves and aquilegia. Pickle jars of cow parsley and clematis vines flanked the aisle.

In line with our commitment to sustainability and environmentally conscious ethos, all our arrangements and installations are created without the use of floral foam, which is both toxic and non-biodegrable. Instead, we use concealed vessels of water, moss and recycled chicken wire to create organic structures constructed in situ for each venue.

 
 
 
 Aquilegia, geums, fritillaria and heuchera flowers in Victorian ceramics. Small clustered vessels of freshly cut flowers, foliage sprigs and grasses are a popular choice for rectangular tables and feasting or family style food, as they are easily moveable and provide a variety of heights for an undulating linear tablescape. Summer fruits are a lovely way to reference the season and provide additional decoration for the table.

Aquilegia, geums, fritillaria and heuchera flowers in Victorian ceramics. Small clustered vessels of freshly cut flowers, foliage sprigs and grasses are a popular choice for rectangular tables and feasting or family style food, as they are easily moveable and provide a variety of heights for an undulating linear tablescape. Summer fruits are a lovely way to reference the season and provide additional decoration for the table.

 
 We offer the choice of antique brass, glass or stoneware vessels and are happy to provide candlesticks and candles in any colour upon request.

We offer the choice of antique brass, glass or stoneware vessels and are happy to provide candlesticks and candles in any colour upon request.

 
 
 
 Annie, with a bridal bouquet of the finest English garden flowers in June, including rudbeckia foliage, ferns, zinnias, Californian poppies and agrostemma, tied with a botanically-dyed silk-chiffon ribbon in palest lilac. Photographed by  Kristin Perers

Annie, with a bridal bouquet of the finest English garden flowers in June, including rudbeckia foliage, ferns, zinnias, Californian poppies and agrostemma, tied with a botanically-dyed silk-chiffon ribbon in palest lilac. Photographed by Kristin Perers

 
 
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Summer, and our flowers are in full bloom at the garden, in every shape and shade imaginable. Old-fashioned roses, foxgloves, sweet-peas and poppies are all flowering profusely from June onwards, joined by campanula, marigolds, delphiniums and, as the summer reaches its peak, dahlias, scabious, cosmos and zinnias. Along the farm hedgerows we forage arching briars of wild dog rose and long twirling tendrils of Clematis vitalba on the vine to capture the essence of an abundant English garden during the long balmy days of midsummer.

 

 
 
 
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A celebration of the garden in June and all things British with a wild rose installation and fruit and flower tablescape at St John Bread & Wine, Spitalfields.

 
 
 
 
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 Table arrangements of June: foxgloves, sweet peas and poppies, in vintage vessels with tapered candles in shades of ivory and putty and seasonal fruit.

Table arrangements of June: foxgloves, sweet peas and poppies, in vintage vessels with tapered candles in shades of ivory and putty and seasonal fruit.

Thank you so so much, Alex and Jess. How you decorated St John and The Ten Bells could not have been more perfect. James and I loved all of it. I had so many people come up to me asking who did them as it was simply spectacular. Needless to say, I sung your praises and unique, thoughtful as well as homegrown approach.

A & J, London

 
 
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Our rose garden at the farm contains over 120 shrub roses, climbers and ramblers and we use them for their exquisite beauty and perfume in our designs from May to October. In June, Rosa canina, wild dog-rose, is flowering around the field, its long arched briars are a wonderful resource for creating organic installations. Popular with brides is ‘Julia’s Rose’, a scented hybrid tea rose with honey and coffee tones, and ‘Crocus’ which has pale apricot rosettes fading out to cream, with a delicate tea-rose fragrance and elegant pinnate leaves.

 
 Early June in the Cotswolds. A hanging 20ft installation of English foliage and rambling roses dressed this majestic  LPM Bohemia  canvas tent on the upper lawn of The  Cowley Manor  Hotel in Gloucestershire, suspended high over the dance floor and dining tables. Planning by  Riot Events .

Early June in the Cotswolds. A hanging 20ft installation of English foliage and rambling roses dressed this majestic LPM Bohemia canvas tent on the upper lawn of The Cowley Manor Hotel in Gloucestershire, suspended high over the dance floor and dining tables. Planning by Riot Events.

 
 
 
 

I have had compliment after compliment regarding the flowers and I appreciate anew every time I look through our pictures, which is very often! I know it’s cliche but that day was, as everyone had told me it would be, the best day of my life. The flowers were always important to me as a way of setting the tone for the day and your flowers were every bit as natural and relaxed and free as I wanted our wedding to be. I cannot thank or praise you enough.

K & M, Hertfordshire

 
 A floral border installation with English seasonal flowers in summery colours, created to appear as if ‘growing up from the ground’ in a windswept garden, along the base of an intricately detailed wooden rood screen. Photographed by  Rik Pennington

A floral border installation with English seasonal flowers in summery colours, created to appear as if ‘growing up from the ground’ in a windswept garden, along the base of an intricately detailed wooden rood screen. Photographed by Rik Pennington

 
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Whimsical, garden-inspired florals for an early summer wedding in a 14th century church in East Hertfordshire, followed by an evening party in a remote field lined with flares and lanterns. An organic installation to the church rood screen referenced the windswept hedgerows of the surrounding landscape after a week of stormy weather.

 
 
 Kate’s sisters carried posies of garden roses, larkspur and coral silk streamers. Photographed by  Rik Pennington

Kate’s sisters carried posies of garden roses, larkspur and coral silk streamers. Photographed by Rik Pennington

 The newly-weds, framed by English foxgloves and wild rose briars. Photographed by  Rik Pennington

The newly-weds, framed by English foxgloves and wild rose briars. Photographed by Rik Pennington

 
 The beautiful wooden screen in this ancient, storied church provided the frame for a 'growing up from the ground' installation and included crisp ice-white campanula and wispy gillenia to ‘pop’ against the dark backdrop

The beautiful wooden screen in this ancient, storied church provided the frame for a 'growing up from the ground' installation and included crisp ice-white campanula and wispy gillenia to ‘pop’ against the dark backdrop

 
 
 
 Emma with her maids and their garden-grown bouquets. Photographed by  Dominique Bader

Emma with her maids and their garden-grown bouquets. Photographed by Dominique Bader

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A sultry July day in Surrey. An asymmetric arch installation to the porch of the country church, and bouquets and arrangements spilling with English garden roses and dahlias in white, cream, blush and coffee at Northbrook Park, an eighteenth century manor house set in an idyllic private estate, with reception drinks held in the walled garden and glass-ceilinged orangery. Shades of nude and parchment were introduced into the tablescape designs to elevate the pale pastel palette, with buff tapered candles, ‘Cafe au Lait’ dahlias and ‘Koko Loko’ roses.

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 Elegant footed bowl arrangements of ‘Margaret Merrill’ and ‘Julia’s Rose’ layered with grey-green foliage, dahlias and tiny tomatoes on the vine were flanked by tall dinner candles and olive leaf place settings to reference the couple’s love of Tuscany. Photographed by  Dominique Bader .

Elegant footed bowl arrangements of ‘Margaret Merrill’ and ‘Julia’s Rose’ layered with grey-green foliage, dahlias and tiny tomatoes on the vine were flanked by tall dinner candles and olive leaf place settings to reference the couple’s love of Tuscany. Photographed by Dominique Bader.

 English roses in pale pastels. Photographed by  Dominique Bader

English roses in pale pastels. Photographed by Dominique Bader

 
 
 
 Our cutting garden contains many varieties of organic fruits and vegetables which we often use to add ornamental interest to arrangements and enhance their sense of seasonality. Intricate clusters of tiny tomatoes on the vine are beautiful spilling from bowl arrangements during a summer feast, particularly for a kitchen garden setting.

Our cutting garden contains many varieties of organic fruits and vegetables which we often use to add ornamental interest to arrangements and enhance their sense of seasonality. Intricate clusters of tiny tomatoes on the vine are beautiful spilling from bowl arrangements during a summer feast, particularly for a kitchen garden setting.

 
 The light, gestural effect of this asymmetric arch installation was enhanced by spindly branches specifically foraged for their slim flexibility and intricate lime-green leaves. We added grasses, smokebush, clusters of garden roses and rangy tobacco flowers. Photographed by  Dominique Bader

The light, gestural effect of this asymmetric arch installation was enhanced by spindly branches specifically foraged for their slim flexibility and intricate lime-green leaves. We added grasses, smokebush, clusters of garden roses and rangy tobacco flowers. Photographed by Dominique Bader

 

Your decorations for the wedding exceeded every expectation. Truly outstanding. The flowers everywhere were just perfect and I am now trying to dry many of them. Your attention to detail is phenomenal. Thank you both so much.

E & J (A note from the bride’s mother), Surrey

 
 
 

This is just a quick note to say a big thank you for our wedding flowers… They were truly magnificent and really lifted our celebration. From the moment of the bouquets and buttonholes arriving and the fragrance of the garden roses… to witnessing the beautiful display at The Kitty Hawk - you made a city garden come alive in a way that is beyond what we could have envisaged… Every guest who came managed to take some flowers home and commented on how beautiful they were.

K & T, London

 
 A ‘garden border’ installation to the staircase at  The Kitty Hawk  in the City. Photographed by  Maja Tsolo

A ‘garden border’ installation to the staircase at The Kitty Hawk in the City. Photographed by Maja Tsolo

 
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Colourful, freshly cut blooms in brass vases, and a wild garden border installation for a stylish wedding in the City, with a private evening restaurant reception at contemporary British restaurant, The Kitty Hawk.

 
 
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 Kat leaving  The Ned  with her bridesmaids. Photographed by  Maja Tsolo

Kat leaving The Ned with her bridesmaids. Photographed by Maja Tsolo

 
 Kat, with her bridesmaids and their garden-grown bouquets of fragrant roses, dahlias, zinnias and herbs. Photographed by  Maja Tsolo .

Kat, with her bridesmaids and their garden-grown bouquets of fragrant roses, dahlias, zinnias and herbs. Photographed by Maja Tsolo.

 The restaurant tables and marble bar, dressed with mixed-height brass vases of freshly cut British flowers, delicate foliage sprigs and herbs  Clustered small vessels in tarnished metals, ceramics and clear or coloured glass are an effective way of achieving an informal yet generous form of decoration for long tables, are easily movable for when the food comes to the table, and can be accompanied by candlelight and seasonal fruit. Photographed by  Maja Tsolo

The restaurant tables and marble bar, dressed with mixed-height brass vases of freshly cut British flowers, delicate foliage sprigs and herbs

Clustered small vessels in tarnished metals, ceramics and clear or coloured glass are an effective way of achieving an informal yet generous form of decoration for long tables, are easily movable for when the food comes to the table, and can be accompanied by candlelight and seasonal fruit. Photographed by Maja Tsolo

 
 
 Rhona and her bridesmaids. Photographed by  James Frost

Rhona and her bridesmaids. Photographed by James Frost

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A destination wedding in Herefordshire at Dewsall Court, a stunning country house in idyllic rolling countryside with views over the Black Mountains. Luxuriously floral decorations to the church entrance and rustic barn reception with a plethora of late summer flowers and a nod towards the encroaching autumn.

 
 Rhona’s ethereal gown called for a glamorous bouquet of ‘Jubilee Celebration’ roses, ‘Cafe au Lait’ dahlias, zinnias, godetia, Hydrangea paniculata, phlox ‘Creme Brulee’ and French marigolds. Photographed by  James Frost

Rhona’s ethereal gown called for a glamorous bouquet of ‘Jubilee Celebration’ roses, ‘Cafe au Lait’ dahlias, zinnias, godetia, Hydrangea paniculata, phlox ‘Creme Brulee’ and French marigolds. Photographed by James Frost

We are so incredibly grateful that you were able to provide the flowers for our wedding - they helped create such a sensational atmosphere and completely captured (and improved upon!) my vision. One of my favourite memories of the day is sitting at the table with everyone eating around me and just gazing in wonder at all of the fantastic flowers decorating the tables. I knew from the first time I saw your Instagram that we simply had to work with both of you, and that you perfectly encapsulated that glorious rustic look I was hunting for. You both did such an incredible job in creating something truly 'us' and we had so many comments on the day about how beautiful and unusual the bouquets and arrangements were.

R & J, London

 Photographed by  James Frost

Photographed by James Frost

 The dessert table was dressed with dahlias, clematis vine and autumnal fruits. Photographed by  James Frost

The dessert table was dressed with dahlias, clematis vine and autumnal fruits. Photographed by James Frost

 
 
 Vividly colourful and scented Tagetes patula (French Marigold) added a citrus-y pop to the bouquets

Vividly colourful and scented Tagetes patula (French Marigold) added a citrus-y pop to the bouquets

Thank you so much ladies! The flowers were insane. I spent the entire reception gazing at them adoringly and saying to everyone ‘look at these flowers, look at these ones, look at these!’ It completely bought my vision to life and I’m so grateful.

R & J, London

 In the barn we hung garlands of foliage, dahlias, roses, Japanese anemones and wild clematis vines from the beams, highlighted with lime-y bramble leaves and orange rosehips

In the barn we hung garlands of foliage, dahlias, roses, Japanese anemones and wild clematis vines from the beams, highlighted with lime-y bramble leaves and orange rosehips

 Photographed by  James Frost

Photographed by James Frost

 We created an asymmetric arch climbing up the wooden porch sprinkled with garden roses and dahlias, pampas grasses, Japanese anemones, amaranthus and tobacco flowers

We created an asymmetric arch climbing up the wooden porch sprinkled with garden roses and dahlias, pampas grasses, Japanese anemones, amaranthus and tobacco flowers

 For the tables, flowers in autumnal hues were grouped in gradating colours, and at varying heights, from taupe through pink to rusty oranges, gold and burgundy, in amber and pale blue glass vessels, with the open flames of tall tapered dinner candles flickering above. Photographed by  James Frost

For the tables, flowers in autumnal hues were grouped in gradating colours, and at varying heights, from taupe through pink to rusty oranges, gold and burgundy, in amber and pale blue glass vessels, with the open flames of tall tapered dinner candles flickering above. Photographed by James Frost

 
 
 
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 Jessie and Jack had a church ceremony at St Mary’s in Battersea, a pretty white church right on the Thames, and a kitchen-garden themed reception at  Pembroke Lodge  in Richmond Park. Jessie wore a beautiful 1920s embroidered silk cape and carried a bouquet of garden roses, hydrangea paniculata, agrostemma, dahlias and chocolate cosmos from the garden.

Jessie and Jack had a church ceremony at St Mary’s in Battersea, a pretty white church right on the Thames, and a kitchen-garden themed reception at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park. Jessie wore a beautiful 1920s embroidered silk cape and carried a bouquet of garden roses, hydrangea paniculata, agrostemma, dahlias and chocolate cosmos from the garden.

Just wanted to say a quick thank you for our lovely flowers on Saturday. They were exactly how I had imagined and more, and the smell was divine! We received so many wonderful compliments. 

J & J, London

 
 
 
 
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Autumn in England is perhaps the most beautiful season of all as misty mornings merge into warm, mellow afternoons of shifting colours and the scent of drifting bonfire smoke and windfalls. The garden is still producing a prolific quantity of flowers, and the foliage is starting to turn shades of lime, blush and russet. Our arrangements and bouquets at this stage of the year are often highly textural, with berries, metallic grasses and seedpods alongside dinner-plate sized dahlias, jewel tones and gleaming fruit.

 
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Shapely urns and dramatic, natural aisle arrangements for a service at St John’s Church, Waterloo, followed by an autumnal feast-for-the-eyes at Hixter restaurant, Bankside with clustered amber bottles of garden flowers and asymmetric garland installations of hops and grasses.

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 ‘Koko Loko’ is a delightful hydrid tea rose with tones of cappuccino and lavender. Glorious combined with fading elder branches, blackberry brambles and creamy dahlias to evoke the essence of autumn, or alone in a single-stem vessel to fully showcase its singular beauty

‘Koko Loko’ is a delightful hydrid tea rose with tones of cappuccino and lavender. Glorious combined with fading elder branches, blackberry brambles and creamy dahlias to evoke the essence of autumn, or alone in a single-stem vessel to fully showcase its singular beauty

 
 
 The aisle at St Johns, Waterloo flanked by 24 metres of foliage runners - we used lots of ferns and grasses to create a textural base, then threaded through a few delicate headed flowers and umbels of wild carrot. Photographed by  Miss Gen

The aisle at St Johns, Waterloo flanked by 24 metres of foliage runners - we used lots of ferns and grasses to create a textural base, then threaded through a few delicate headed flowers and umbels of wild carrot. Photographed by Miss Gen

 Antique amber-coloured glass medicine bottles showcased both massed and individual stems of autumn bounty from the garden including leggy white scabiosa. Photographed by  Miss Gen

Antique amber-coloured glass medicine bottles showcased both massed and individual stems of autumn bounty from the garden including leggy white scabiosa. Photographed by Miss Gen

 Clusters of dusky figs with an arrangement of ‘Romantic Antike’ and ‘Sweet Antike’ roses, bronze elder leaves, rosehips, chocolatey rudbeckia and metallic-pink grasses. Photographed by  Miss Gen

Clusters of dusky figs with an arrangement of ‘Romantic Antike’ and ‘Sweet Antike’ roses, bronze elder leaves, rosehips, chocolatey rudbeckia and metallic-pink grasses. Photographed by Miss Gen

 
 
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 Sheila carried a bouquet of garden roses, fluffy caramel grasses, Japanese anemones, calendula and dahlias. Photographed by  Miss Gen

Sheila carried a bouquet of garden roses, fluffy caramel grasses, Japanese anemones, calendula and dahlias. Photographed by Miss Gen

 Each of the restaurant pillars was dressed with a garland of hops on the vine, old man’s beard, fennel and quaking grass, peppered with whimsical exclamations of chocolate cosmos. Photographed by  Miss Gen

Each of the restaurant pillars was dressed with a garland of hops on the vine, old man’s beard, fennel and quaking grass, peppered with whimsical exclamations of chocolate cosmos. Photographed by Miss Gen

 
 
 
 
 Our very own Jess, with Ben and Mavis in Hyde Park after her Marylebone wedding in September. Her bouquet flowers, in a palette of peach, copper and tiny specks of lilac, were all cut from the garden and included ‘Julia’s Rose’, rose ‘Perle D’Or’, elder, bunny tail grasses and asters, tied with a heavily embroidered silk ribbon. Photographed by  Naomi Goggin

Our very own Jess, with Ben and Mavis in Hyde Park after her Marylebone wedding in September. Her bouquet flowers, in a palette of peach, copper and tiny specks of lilac, were all cut from the garden and included ‘Julia’s Rose’, rose ‘Perle D’Or’, elder, bunny tail grasses and asters, tied with a heavily embroidered silk ribbon. Photographed by Naomi Goggin

 
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 Aster ‘Cassandra’, an autumn flowering perennial can add an effective lightness to arrangements and installations with their pale lilac flowers.

Aster ‘Cassandra’, an autumn flowering perennial can add an effective lightness to arrangements and installations with their pale lilac flowers.

 
 
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A wedding and reception at the Savile Club in Mayfair, an exquisitely decorated private member’s club, founded in 1868. The pastel, silver-gold interiors were complemented by ornate, antique vessels, branchy, light autumnal arrangements, a grassy staircase installation and tall candles in rose-pink, gold and pale blue.

 
 
 The floral colour palette was developed to complement the Rococo style of the Club, whilst still referencing the the season. A base of pale, pretty neutrals - cream, blush pink and periwinkle blue - was balanced with duller, muddier tones of coffee, bronze, mauve and dusky rose

The floral colour palette was developed to complement the Rococo style of the Club, whilst still referencing the the season. A base of pale, pretty neutrals - cream, blush pink and periwinkle blue - was balanced with duller, muddier tones of coffee, bronze, mauve and dusky rose

 
 A jardiniere arrangement of brambles, old man’s beard and spindle branches, layered with garden roses, hydrangea, tweedia and Japanese anemones and scattered sweet chestnuts along the marble mantelpiece

A jardiniere arrangement of brambles, old man’s beard and spindle branches, layered with garden roses, hydrangea, tweedia and Japanese anemones and scattered sweet chestnuts along the marble mantelpiece

 
 
 The evening reception took place in the Louis XVI-style ballroom, a majestic space filled with natural light, pale blue and white gold paintwork, glittering chandeliers and ornate mirrors

The evening reception took place in the Louis XVI-style ballroom, a majestic space filled with natural light, pale blue and white gold paintwork, glittering chandeliers and ornate mirrors

 
 The ceremony was held on the sweepingly imperial lavender-carpeted staircase, which we flanked with autumnal foliage, garden roses and a profusion of grasses

The ceremony was held on the sweepingly imperial lavender-carpeted staircase, which we flanked with autumnal foliage, garden roses and a profusion of grasses

 CeCe’s bridal bouquet contained creamy Cafe au Lait dahlias streaked with blush pink, Japanese anemones,  Hydrangea paniculata , blades of golden-green grasses and a scribble of porcelain berry vine to the edges

CeCe’s bridal bouquet contained creamy Cafe au Lait dahlias streaked with blush pink, Japanese anemones, Hydrangea paniculata, blades of golden-green grasses and a scribble of porcelain berry vine to the edges

 
 
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 Above: Mellow autumn sunlight suffused through a huge arrangement of spindle & dogwood branches, pale lilac asters, chrysanthemums and roses in a dove-grey garden urn, set in front of tall windowed doors above the staircase      Left: The staircase installation was created without the use of floral foam. A base of autumn branches and moss was layered with garden roses, dahlias and chrysanthemum ‘Avignon’, then peppered with cosmos ‘Purity’, limonium, chocolate cosmos and fluffy metallic miscanthus grasses to catch the light streaming in from above

Above: Mellow autumn sunlight suffused through a huge arrangement of spindle & dogwood branches, pale lilac asters, chrysanthemums and roses in a dove-grey garden urn, set in front of tall windowed doors above the staircase

Left: The staircase installation was created without the use of floral foam. A base of autumn branches and moss was layered with garden roses, dahlias and chrysanthemum ‘Avignon’, then peppered with cosmos ‘Purity’, limonium, chocolate cosmos and fluffy metallic miscanthus grasses to catch the light streaming in from above

 
 
 
 
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As the winter comes on, thoughts turn to the festive season - to rich, velvety jewel tones, fragrant spices, citrus and candlelight. But this time of the year can also be a time of lightness - herbs such as rosemary, thyme and sage, evergreen foliage, ice-white narcissi, hellebores and frail anemones all bring their own unique pale beauty to the table.

 
 
 
 An organic rambling installation of wild ivy dressed the back wall of  St John , while the tables were decorated with brass vessels of seasonal flowers - hellebores, anemones, ranunculus and thyme - and lined with pale tapered candles

An organic rambling installation of wild ivy dressed the back wall of St John, while the tables were decorated with brass vessels of seasonal flowers - hellebores, anemones, ranunculus and thyme - and lined with pale tapered candles

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Wild and wintery installations for a late November wedding at the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch, overlooking the City skyline, followed by a lunch reception at St John Bread & Wine with tables dressed in a palette of whites, creams, coffee and gold. Seasonal materials included anemones, tulips, ranunculus, nerines, variegated ivy, rose briars and fluffy wild clematis (‘old man’s beard’).

 
 Foraged sculptural winter branches, old man's beard and ivy peppered with white and cream seasonal flowers framed the base of the floor-to-ceiling windows in the 100 Room at the  Ace Hotel  for an afternoon ceremony bathed in winter sunshine

Foraged sculptural winter branches, old man's beard and ivy peppered with white and cream seasonal flowers framed the base of the floor-to-ceiling windows in the 100 Room at the Ace Hotel for an afternoon ceremony bathed in winter sunshine

 
 
  Helleborus orientalis,  otherwise known as the Lenten or Christmas rose is an incredibly beautiful flower that blooms during the winter months. White, cream, rose, muddy plum colours and even black, they never fail to add movement and elegance to arrangements

Helleborus orientalis, otherwise known as the Lenten or Christmas rose is an incredibly beautiful flower that blooms during the winter months. White, cream, rose, muddy plum colours and even black, they never fail to add movement and elegance to arrangements

 
 
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I just wanted to say that the flowers at the week-end were absolutely stunning - everything we had hoped for and more. The installation in the window in the 100 Room, made a perfect backdrop for the photos … it was beautifully ethereal, and with the sun shining in it looked like they were getting married in a magical garden. Thank you so much for all your hard work…how thrilled we were with your interpretation of what we wanted to create, your artistry, and your expertise and professionalism. It was a great pleasure to work with you, and we cannot praise your work highly enough.

A note from the groom’s mother, London

 Sparkling glass storm lanterns and twinkly pillar candles add romance as night draws in

Sparkling glass storm lanterns and twinkly pillar candles add romance as night draws in

 
 
 
 Photographed by  The Curries

Photographed by The Curries

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Bouquets and accessories in an antique-y palette of coffee, caramel, blue-green and white for an intimate family affair at The Goring Hotel and Islington Town Hall.

 
 
 
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Thank you!!! We had an amazing day and the flowers were my favourite part of our look. Thank you so much again.

C & H, London

 Catherine’s bouquet contained hellebores, spruce, skimmia, snowdrops, coffee roses, and winter-flowering jasmine , with dusky blue and rose ribbons  Left: Catherine and Henry among the palms and ruins of St Dunstan-in-the-East, a church bombed during the Blitz, which has since been turned into a magical garden. Photographed by  The Curries

Catherine’s bouquet contained hellebores, spruce, skimmia, snowdrops, coffee roses, and winter-flowering jasmine , with dusky blue and rose ribbons

Left: Catherine and Henry among the palms and ruins of St Dunstan-in-the-East, a church bombed during the Blitz, which has since been turned into a magical garden. Photographed by The Curries

 
 

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