What were the biggest highlights of 2017?

We keep moments like the following close to our hearts. We absolutely love working on various events and for different purposes as they give us a chance to explore a variety of design and creation and to take the entire concept to a whole new level.

This year, we had the pleasure of working with the Royal Salute whiskey brand for the launch of the much anticipated polo edition. We installed at a beautiful location in Windsor, therefore we matched the beauty of the surroundings with pale pinks, lilacs and pearl blues. For the “step-up”, celebrities had the chance to be photographed surrounded by bespoke handmade arches, complimented by natural elements such as willow and bark.

Sony’s launch for the highly acclaimed Netflix series “The Crown” was complemented by a plethora of beautiful colours. Held at the St. Ermin’s hotel, the idea was to create a real banquet style scene (fit for a queen!). We dressed 5ft stainless steel candelabras in red and gold with the occasional burnt orange whilst using roses, hydrangeas and clematis. All tables were accompanied by candle light on three levels and in order to give it a more authentic look, we added mixed fruits set in gold bowls with single head flowers spilling over the table. Buckingham Palace would have been very proud.

For the first time ever, we had been given the chance to work with the Natural History Museum – a TBR goal for years. The autumnal theme that NHM had chosen was complemented with yellows, oranges, reds and browns, as well as a lot of roses and winter hydrangeas.

The venue at 2 Temple Place in Embankment was a wedding to remember. The couple wanted a more summery feeling, considering that it was an autumnal wedding, which is why we used blues and whites (a huge craze for 2017 weddings).

Fishmongers Company was also one of our top picks this year. With spring in mind, we had been commissioned to dress an event for HRH Princess Anne, using cherry blossom as the main colour. Creating another banquet style design, this event was dressed with some of the best silver taken from the Company’s vaults.

Daisy & Brian’s spellbinding wedding

If Hogwarts isn’t for hire then there’s always a chance to turn the Natural History Museum into a magical venue for a wedding.

And this couple’s love for Harry Potter, as well as their passion for mesmerising finds birthed the inspiration to hold their wedding at one of London’s most striking locations.

Nearly Headless Nick may not have been floating amongst the guests but they revelled in the chance to get together and celebrate Daisy and Brian’s themed wedding on December 30th in magical elegance.

With the Harry Potter theme in mind, we used yellow, green and splashes of white and blue to create an atmospheric environment that resembled a scene straight out of Hogwarts. Collaborating with the wonderful Golborne Events and with 90 minutes to set up, we installed our handmade, bespoke trees as high displays, with hanging glass globes.

For our low displays we adorned birdcages with candles and self-contained flowers alongside candelabras, willow arches, tremendous plinth displays, lanterns and abundant candle light on the tables.

In addition, we used numerous bark vases and troughs for the top table.

It was an honour working with Golborne Events on this occasion. For a chance to have your dream wedding planned perfectly for you, why not give Golborne Event Planners a go?

 

Narcissus: The December Beauty

This symbol of anything tranquil and sweet, consists of yellow and white flowers, also known as daffodils.

They are extremely popular in the Mediterranean, because they grow almost everywhere and carry with them a rather interesting mythological history. God Narcissus, obsessed with how attractive he was, was led to a pool by Nemesis where he couldn’t take his eyes off his own reflection and drowned. That is why daffodils are symbols of beauty and loving yourself – although not (anymore) in a conceited way.

These beautiful flowers, once they have finished flowering, daffodil_1_largewill start growing (better in the shade of deciduous trees). Once these trees leaf out, their foliage will have significantly grown. Daffodils will not long survive under evergreen trees and shrubs.

Their flowering season lasts anywhere from six weeks to six months, depending on where you live and the cultivars you grow.  After blooming, let the daffodil plant rebuild its bulb for the next year. The leaves stay green while this is happening. When the leaves begin to yellow, then you can cut the leaves off but not before.

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Narcissi are mainly cultivated in Holland and UK and they originate from Western Europe.