Updated: Jan 14, 2019
In August this year we returned to the super cool wedding venue Trinity Buoy Wharf, London. Trinity Buoy Wharf sits on the River Thames and has breathtaking panoramic views over the city skyline and O2. We love flowering this urban beauty as it's such a beautiful blank canvas and can be totally transformed to reflect a couple's style and personality. Garden wedding flowers provide such a soft and natural comparison against the industrial setting.
Natasha and Jack got in touch a few months before their wedding to discuss ideas and go through plans. Natasha wanted coral, pink, orange and blue flowers arranged in a mixed and loose style. She loved the idea of using berries and was especially keen on dahlias.
Natasha knew that she wanted two big floral urns on pedestals for her ceremony background but was unsure as to how to dress the rest of the space. We visited the venue to see what floral installations would work best and decided to work with the existing features to create floral displays that fitted perfectly into the space. In the beautiful brick-built Chainstore, we dressed the arches with wild arrangements of curving stemmed jasmine, branches of beech, bunches of pittosporum, long grasses and deliciously plump blackberries. To add pops of colour to the arrangement we added garden roses, Japanese anemones, dahlias, amaranthus, cosmos and hydrangea. All of the flowers were British grown, adding lots of character and the scent from the garden roses and geranium leaves was phenomenal.
Hoops adorned with trailing jasmine and seasonal foliage were hung as a backdrop to the top table and on the tables we placed cosmos, dahlias, garden roses, nigella, zinnias, creme brulee phlox and straw flowers in loose bunches in gin bottles of different shapes and sizes.
Here's what Natasha and Jack had to say:
"We loved our wedding flowers! Laura was great – super friendly and happy to have multiple chats in the run up to the wedding to discuss changes of style / arrangements etc. Laura suggested the floral arrangements in the alcoves and larger urn arrangements which were actually my favourite arrangements so I am so glad she changed my mind from the original plan of ceiling hoops! Laura took the brief on board and I loved the mix of bright flowers, foliage and berries in our bouquets and glass bottles which were throughout the venue. The floral hoops also dominated the alcove and many guests commented on those (it also became a great backdrop for photos!).
Laura was also super organised and proactive – she visited the venue on her own and was in contact with the venue to discuss logistics without me having to prompt her – which was much appreciated in the run up to the big day! Thank you Petal HQ!"
All photos by the wonderful https://sashaweddings.co.uk/
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