This is actually a retrospective blog, one that should have gone up last October…
And to the church! Another wedding, another near miss – the second wedding this year that’s seen me traverse London/the country, arriving with seconds to spare. But tardiness aside, what a wonderous wedding it was.
Islington Town Hall followed by Champagne, dinner, drinks and party at the Peasant in Clerkenwell. The bride looked resplendent in Alice Temperley, the food was totally delicious (a choice of three starters, three mains and three deserts, something I’ve never seen before at a wedding), and we drank Mumm Champagne and white peach puree cocktails.
But the reason for this post in all honestly – was the flowers. Never have I seen wedding floral arrangements look so understated, organic and beautiful, so much so that they got as much pap time as the guests. Wild flowers in rich colours arranged in varying-sized art deco vases. Just divine. Even the boys were commenting.
The person behind the bloom was a friend of the bride’s – Blythe. A freelance floral designer for over eight years, Blythe was educated in textile design at london Designers Guild, which must go some way to explain her thoughtful and creative eye that goes far beyond just sourcing and arranging flowers. What she contributes is a mixture of flower arranging and interior design – which is really what all good wedding florists should hope to achieve.