Today, on Wedding Wednesday, I’m delighted to feature Zita Elze’s stunning wedding flowers at the Aashni + Co Wedding Show. The show took place last month at The Dorchester in London, in association with Zouch & Lamare. And Zita was the exclusive floral designer for the event.
Zita said: “The Dorchester is such a gift in terms of inspiration offering a beautiful canvas in each area that I decorated. Besides working with the interiors, I also chose a palette to enhance the richly patterned couture gowns from Aashni + Co’s designers.
This was especially important in the Gold Room, where a signature piece from each designer was placed around my central display. I created a soft feeling with pinks, whites and nudes – mainly scabiosa pods, ranunculus, roses and poppies – using Indian pastels with gold highlights and small pools of blue (delphiniums and muscari) as accents. Krishanthi Armitt of Cakes By Krishanthi brought pastel coloured macaroons which were scattered in between the floral arrangements on the tables. Dozens of gold and sparkly coloured glass containers were used to bring all these soft colours alive.”
“In the Crush Hall, I worked with The Dorchester’s beautiful gold doors and created a magical little scene in greens, lavender and white around a quirky centrepiece: a gilt and porcelain elephant candle holder and some gold trimmed glass trinket boxes. Elsewhere in this area I used succulents, fresh kiwis, figs, fresh green peppercorns and bouquets of anemones, roses, lilac clematis and poppy heads.”
“For the banqueting table in the Ballroom, I decided on much richer colours, mainly vibrant reds spiced up with dashes of hot salmon pink genista and orchids. I always love to work with plenty of foliage, but this time added cactus for an extra note of sculptural green amongst the deepest red Naomi roses. This arrangement formed a garland the full length of the table illuminated with candles.”
“For Kotwara’s beautiful stand, we supplied a special arrangement with delphiniums and forsythia.”
“In the smaller exhibition area above the Ballroom, I paired brightly coloured tulips with hamamelis and a scented candle from Tara Sofia in sparkling gold glass.”
And here’s Zita herself creating the designs.
Thank you so much to Zita for all her help in compiling this blog post. If you’d like to see more of her wonderful wedding flower designs, simply visit the Zita Elze website.
(Images: Kate Nielen Photography – Thank you so much to Kate for allowing me to feature her beautiful images.)