We first met Emma at the Horniman Museum Gardens. Through our usual consultation process, we got to know her needs better and discussed her personal preferences including the details of her wedding flowers. As soon as we found out they planned to do her wedding at beautiful Horniman Museum, we couldn’t wait any longer. Emma had quite a unique vision for her wedding bouquet and her bridesmaids’ bouquets – exotic, structural and unusual. We proposed to use eucalyptus, proteas and dahlias. On top of the usual personal flowers and ceremony aisle flowers, she also inquired for an arch to frame them during the ceremony. As for the reception, their dream was quite simple. They wished to decorate the tables with foliage.
Emma had requested a lot of eucalyptus within her personal flowers and the venue floral arrangements. Different eucalyptus species have a wide range of colours ranging from silvery greys to dark greens and even blue-greens. We elaborated on the concept by incorporating different eucalyptus types, showcasing its hues, forms and various shapes. Interestingly, some Eucalyptus leaves are circular, whilst others are heart-shaped, elongated or blade-shaped.
Horniman Museum and Gardens is a unique venue in a picturesque area of Forest Hill with its own curated gardens. Interlacing beautiful landscapes, historical buildings and art exhibitions, the site is a unique place to celebrate a special occasion. As we arrived at the glasshouse, we set up an arch within the Conservatory. The elegant Victorian venue stands proudly with a beautiful landscaped backdrop allowing the guests to enjoy the stunning gardens. The custom-made copper arch beautifully framed the couple, whilst marrying stylishly with the Victorian style. We used a varied mix of eucalyptus with red proteas as the focal flower which added a splash of colour. Naturally, the arch linked to the bridal bouquet and the other flower arrangements and created a subtle parallel.
Once we set up the copper wedding arch and arranged eucalyptus bunches at each pew end we took a few beautiful pictures and made our way to the Bethnal Green Town Hall Hotel to set up the tables for the wedding breakfast.
Bethnal Green Town Hotel’s wedding decorations were subtle and featured a few types of foliage, including a mix of ferns, eucalyptus, and palms. These were placed in clear glass and gold vases and spread around the room to create a fragrant experience.