Most of us Londoners are very familiar with Mayfair and its quiet streets with high-end restaurants hidden in corners. Most of us also know the many original venues scattered around this central London district. Perhaps, with the following exception.
This welcoming Charles Street Georgian venue is the daytime headquarters to The English-Speaking Union and, at the weekends, it turns into a highly sought-after wedding venue. It’s a find! The building has quite a few rooms you can shelter in, but what especially caught our attention were the pastel green walls surrounding the wedding breakfast room. The cosy courtyard enhances the charm of this place, for where else in central London can you find such an oasis of serenity?
It is difficult not to love them! It’s as if we saw the invisible bond and their love for all things beautiful materialise in front of us. And Stephanie, as we secretly hoped for, wished for her wedding flowers to be romantic, understated and matching the surroundings.
Steph and Ross called for lighter tones with an inclusion of blue. Together, during the second consultation, we established the following colour scheme: whites, creams, pastel pinks and pastel cherries with a blue velvet ribbon accent, and lighter lime and dark green shades.
They both agreed they would want to set aside a high proportion of their wedding budget to grace the staircase, followed by the wedding breakfast room. Here, we proposed a classic direction. As you can see in the pictures, the building has tall ceilings and the classic neo-renaissance inspired Georgian-times built features with the marble floors and railings and grand symmetry called for this design decision. That means, the staircase floral arrangements were standing symmetrically on the landing, with one large focal arrangement positioned on the top floor. This would turn into a marvellous backdrop for all wedding photography at Dartmouth House. Moving on, we then softened the look of the heavily ornamented rococo reception room with spring and light floral decorations which stayed in harmony with the colour scheme of the wedding.
Although roses were the focal flowers, the main motif of the bridal bouquet were the mock oranges and because of that the fragrance was extraordinary! A sweet and perfumed wedding bouquet is what we have dreamt of and designed for Steph. Apart from these blooms, the bouquet’s composition included new varieties of carnations, lime green pittosporum, sweet peas, and other flowers. It was a symmetrical, but loose and modern bouquet.
Lovemydress.com has recently featured Steph and Ross’s wedding on their site. You can see more fantastic pictures, taken by the talented photographer Fiona Kelly by clicking the following link. If you have any questions or you’d like to discuss your wedding, please contact us under the following link.