Botanical Themed Wedding at Jamie's Italian, Threadneedle Street

 

I loved working for Sophie and Tom and not just because we had numerous meetings at Jamie's restaurant with seemingly free food on tap (yes, yes I am sure it was just for the couple but I am not going to turn down a burrata under any circumstances). Jamie's sits right under my husband's office in London and so I was able to make him come down and provide me with yet more nourishment if required. Wedding consultations are hungry work.

Sophie and Tom spark off each other and constantly make each other laugh and you can just tell that their relationship is a great one - #goals. And they loved Matilda, which always means a few extra flowers thrown in. Because they booked me so long ago, I feel like I got to know them more than I usually would and I miss Sophie's epic organisation skills - she would be the one reminding me they needed to pay! They saw me move from Brixton Flower Club to my new set-up in Kent and have been consistently lovely at every point. And I adore Sophie's mum who did the bouquets and has such a natural talent.

Getting married in the city is actually a great option. All Londoners know it is a ghost town at weekends, which is good for a wedding. No crowds, quick transport, photo opps and stunning architecture all to yourselves (except for lawyers who have to work weekends - I was about to say something smug about my new flowery life but then realised I also work most weekends. Moving on...). Jamie's has a gorgeous interior with bare bulbs and rustic wood and was the perfect backdrop for Sophie and Tom's flowers. We kept it simple with lots of green foliage and white flowers. With a nod to the Italian vibe we used lots of rosemary and olive branches.

My mum helped me for three days on this one and was an absolute star - thank you! She is recently retired and has become integral to what we do here - perhaps she is not retired after all! I also must say how incredible the Jamie's staff were. I've never had so many offers of help with carrying/lifting etc at a venue before (and yes, more offers of refreshment). 

The day after the wedding I managed to lock myself out of the house with only the contents of my van (and doggo) for company. These things happen after midnight clears when still in zombie early morning market mode. And so I decided to make a tree decoration in my garden with the leftovers. I'm not sure how I feel about it. Hmmm, I think I will do this again with improvements. Stay tuned folks. xx

Jennifer Pinder Kent London florist flowers does a botanical themed green and white wedding at Jamies italain restaurant in London threadneedle street
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Jennifer Pinder Kent London florist flowers does a botanical themed green and white wedding at Jamies italain restaurant in London threadneedle street
Jennifer Pinder Kent London florist flowers does a botanical themed green and white wedding at Jamies italain restaurant in London threadneedle street 1
Jennifer Pinder Kent London florist flowers does a botanical themed green and white wedding at Jamies italain restaurant in London threadneedle street 1
Jennifer Pinder Kent London florist flowers does a botanical themed green and white wedding at Jamies italain restaurant in London threadneedle street 1
Jennifer Pinder Kent London florist flowers does a botanical themed green and white wedding at Jamies italain restaurant in London threadneedle street 1
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Jennifer Pinder Kent London florist flowers does a botanical themed green and white wedding at Jamies italain restaurant in London threadneedle street 1
Jennifer Pinder Kent London florist flowers does a botanical themed green and white wedding at Jamies italain restaurant in London threadneedle street 1
Jennifer Pinder Kent London florist flowers does a botanical themed green and white wedding at Jamies italain restaurant in London threadneedle street
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British Flowers Week - Fleetingly!

 

Today marks the end of British Flowers Week which has been busy but huge fun! We try to use as much British grown flowers as we can all year (and do offer purely British grown packages for eco conscious couples) but it was great to see so many other companies getting involved to celebrate all the beautiful things our gorgeous gardens and growers have on offer. Just a few bits from me below but more to follow when wedding season calms down! xx

 

Shiv's bouquet

Just a quick one from me! I just wanted to post this beautiful photo that a lovely bride called Shiv sent me. I love the colours in her sari so, so much. The wedding was in Islington in Spring and the bouquet contains narcissi, ranunculus, roses, astilbe and eucalyptus. Thank you for including me in your day Nick and Shiv! xx

An Islington Wedding at the Union Chapel and The Doll's House in London

 

photo by jesssoperphotography.com

Sian and Joe were so great to work with... really great! I kept staying too long in the pub chatting to them whenever we met to talk flower. One of our meetings to look round venues also clashed with rehearsals for a David Bowie memorial gig at the Union Chapel and so it is up there as one of my most unique consultations... The couple were relaxed in their brief which meant I was able to pick and choose the best from the market in their colours.

I was absolutely thrilled to get these photos back from the lovely Jess Soper. She is such a talent - photographing flowers is difficult and she has nailed it. Do get in touch with her if you are still choosing your photographer - you won't regret it!

Anyway, back to wedding flowers. The Union Chapel is awesome. It has vast high ceilings and lovely ornate detailing and has real wow factor. The amazing thing about this space is that despite the grand size it also feels really intimate when you have just a few guests surrounding the centre stage. So - wedding big or small - take a look around if you are feeling the Islington vibe!

After their wedding ceremony guests walked down Upper Street to The Dead Doll's House. A really cool place and perfect for a couple wanting something different and a bit relaxed. Sian and Joe opted for peach and white flowers in jam jars for the wedding reception. These worked great because there was quite a lot of furniture movement after dinner and jam jars can be quickly transferred to new spots to make the most of your wedding budget. The Doll's House is far from a blank canvas with its unique wall decorations and touches of teal and copper and gold furnishings but these colours worked great.

The team at the Doll's House were lovely - as I left set up they were desperately rushing around trying to make all the horse name places stand up! It was a really friendly group of people working there and so thank you for having me. And Joe and Sian thank you for including me in your day! xx

photo by jesssoperphotography.com

photo by jesssoperphotography.com

photo by jesssoperphotography.com

photo by jesssoperphotography.com

photo by jesssoperphotography.com