At the end of October 2019, Lavender Green Flowers was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Engaging Concepts on one of its thrice annual Engage! Luxury Wedding Business Summits. These exclusive events summits have come to embody all things luxury and extravagant and create an opportunity for guests to learn, network, explore a new country and build meaningful professional and personal connections within the industry. The Autumn session of Engage!19 was hosted in London by the Rosewood Hotel which certainly provided a luxurious event setting for guests, and the Historic Royal Palaces – a collection of the most beautiful and historically rich venues in our capital.
As one of London’s top event florists Lavender Green Flowers collaborated with Engage!19 to fully decorate the Cartoon Gallery at Hampton Court Palace with an English garden-inspired floral theme for an exclusive lunch. At each Engage!19 The London Experience event, the aim was to create an unique, impressive and historically vibrant experience for its guests, and for this reason our florists decided to use King Henry VIII’s Rose gardens at the Palace as the inspiration for the lunch’s flowers.
All our florist’s designs were inspired by the spectacular gardens and the sense of exploration. We aimed to bring the ‘outside in,’ as if an English Garden had budded in the middle of the Cartoon Gallery.
Lavender Green Flowers provided a grand entrance for guests to have a taste of regal entertaining, with four floral archways dripping with rambling Roses and seasonal foliage. The archways graduated from ivory, to blush, to mid pink and finally fuchsia – showcasing the rich natural colour of each of the flowers. These floral archways created a gorgeous pathway for guests to enjoy pre-lunch drinks under the canopies of flowers, adorned with twinkling glass globes, which were hung throughout.
On the tables, our florists created three different centrepieces – tall umbrella stands with tumbling Garden flowers and Seasonal foliage, crystal cut glass rose bowls overflowing with mixed pink Roses and exquisite, low table runners, inspired by organically growing Rose beds, all of which became the backdrop for Food Show’s exceptional lunch offering. Guests may have also spotted some hidden floral tributes to the Oscar award-winning film, The Favourite (filmed in that very Cartoon Gallery) in the form of moss-covered bunnies.
At their place setting, guests were met with a lovely floral token: a nosegay. Nosegays hark back to the Middle Ages and were traditionally a small bunch of scented flowers worn around the head or bodice to offset unpleasant smells of everyday life. Our nosegays incorporated Rosemary, a Medieval symbol of remembrance. In fact, at that time, newlyweds would plant a branch of Rosemary on their wedding day for positive omens for their future.
At Engage!19, we paired the Rosemary with Roses in a variety of pink hues, used both for their wonderful scent and also as a symbolism of innocence, love and beauty.
As guests left, they were gifted one of Lavender Green Flowers’ luxury vegan soy candles in a Pear and Freesia scent. We worked with TPD Design House to create luxurious bespoke packaging for our candles, which was decorated with a soft Rose illustration and gold embossing.
Lavender Green Flowers was honoured to be working alongside some of the most celebrated event designers in the industry and we are proud to have taken the opportunity to work with Engage! on what we believe may have been one of the most memorable summits yet!
With thanks to: Engaging Concepts and the Engage!19 team, The Historic Royal Palaces, The Rosewood, Food Show, Sternberg Clarke, TPD Design House.
Photography from: Art de Vie, Ben Finch Photography, Catherine Mead Photography, De Manio Photography, Jacqui Cole Photography
Lavender Green Flowers is renowned as one of London’s finest florists, with over 28 years’ experience producing flowers for the country’s top galleries, museums and historic houses. From weddings and receptions to private parties and corporate events, thoughtfully crafted arrangements and installations take inspiration from the latest trends in floristry, fashion and art.
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