I hope you’re having a great week. If you’ve watched my most recent Flowerona Reflects video, you’ll have heard me mention that on Friday evening, I went to the Quintessentially Weddings Atelier at Claridge’s in London. And the highlight of my time there was seeing the breath-taking floral installation created by Philippa Craddock and her team!
Philippa very kind shared with me her inspiration and the background behind her design: “Inspiration came originally from a book I was given earlier this year featuring stories of secret gardens and then a client’s wish to turn the inside of her marquee into a woodland – the location changed last minute and consequently the flowers had to be redesigned. So I was really keen to have the opportunity to bring the design (albeit a much smaller version) to life!
Once we had finished the installation, we knew with all the trees and foliage that it would appear dark. So we softly lit everything by sourcing a chandelier from Farley Prop Hire, which was hung in the arbour, and plenty of cordless lamps, both on the table and amongst the flowers at the base of the tree, from iPower Cordless Lighting.
We used a mass of different foliages including birch, beech, eucalyptus populus and ivy. And the flowers included hydrangea, lisianthus and garden roses in blushes and pale peaches. The tablecloth was handmade, with design elements taken from a wedding dress and we dressed the table with crystal glasses and plates/bowls to add elegance to the woodland feel. The stone bench within the arbour was discovered hidden in the depths of our own small woodland and the chairs came from Great Hire, which worked perfectly with the overall design and were jolly comfy!”
Feast your eyes on these wonderful photographs of Philippa’s creation, taken by her very talented husband, Tony…
Thank you so much to Philippa and Tony for all their help in compiling today’s blog post. If you’d like to see more of Philippa’s stunning wedding flower designs, simply pop over to the Philippa Craddock website. And look out for my next Flowerona Reflects video on Saturday where I’ll be featuring some footage of the installation.
(Images : Anthony Craddock)