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A reflection of beauty: Larry Walshe for Decorex International 2017

September, 2017

  We were thrilled to be commissioned by Decorex International to create an entrance installation celebrating the 40th year of the show at Syon Park.  With the concept of disruptive dining, Larry Walshe and three other designers Matthew Williamson, Beata Heuman & Eligo Studio worked to create a series of fabulous spaces on a spectacular revolving carousel positioned at the entrance to the show.   Our design, titled “A reflection of beauty” looks at the use of reflection and refraction [..] Ready Steady Store
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Best of British: Autumn Dahlias

September, 2017

Commissioned by our client to create beautifully abundant autumn inspired designs to dress their restaurant based in Greenwich, London we could think of nothing better than an abundance of British dahlia sourced from Withypitts Dahlias in West Sussex.  With an array of mixed vibrant colours they are, in our opinion, the perfect expression of the autumn season.     Combined with hundreds of British autumnal hydrangea and a whole host of responsibly foraged British foliages, we created a romantic scheme [..] Ready Steady Store
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5 MINUTES WITH….LARRY WALSHE

August, 2017

Read the Full Article Here Celebrity florist, Larry Walshe, will take on the challenge to design one quarter of our 2017 entrance installation, 'Disruptive Dining.' We had a quick chat with Larry to find out his plans... Describe a typical day for Larry Walshe The wonderful thing about my job is that no two days are ever the same.  Around 4 days per week I wake early and visit the flower market to buy for the weddings and parties we [..] Ready Steady Store
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Wild Flower Wedding at Kew Gardens

August, 2017

  When our fashion conscious client approached us to asked us to create wedding flower designs using a multitude of bright, colourful tones to realise a luxurious countryside look, you can imagine that we were thrilled.  Transforming the Nash Conservatory at the Royal Botanical Kew Gardens, we adorned this immaculate glass house with an everlasting meadow of wild summer flowers on either side of the aisle.     The striking arch design placed at the end of the aisle, a [..] Ready Steady Store
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Flowers for Wimbledon

July, 2017

With the Wimbledon Tennis Championships starting today, we thought there would be no better opportunity to showcase and celebrate a couple of our favourite, Wimbledon tennis-inspired blooms!   Green Roses:   Often overlooked and underused, we love these incredible “Green Lemonade” roses.  They have a frilly texture, similar to garden roses and a bold colour which makes them incredibly contemporary and versatile.  Whether you combine these into a scheme with other green and white flowers or use them en-mass as [..] Ready Steady Store
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Alice in Wonderland at BMA House

July, 2017

Adorning the courtyard of BMA House, located in the heart of Central London and conjuring the perfect atmosphere for an immersive summer corporate event, an outdoor Alice in Wonderland inspired installation design.   A field of rich, red roses form the croquet pitch, inspired by the motion picture.  The fountain in the centre boats floating rose heads and the statues themselves are embellished with tumbling and abundant cascades of mixed red flowers, luscious green foliages and playing cards.   Taking [..] Ready Steady Store
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Venue Focus: 41 Portland Place

June, 2017

41 Portland Place is a central London venue providing period and modern rooms for events and meetings. Set within the prestigious home of the Academy of Medical Sciences, the venue is conveniently located close to Oxford Circus, Regents Park and Marylebone. The Grade II* listed Georgian townhouse provides event spaces that combine period grandeur and modern facilities ideal for conferences, pop up events, press briefings, product launches, receptions and dinners. The spacious terrace also offers a sought after outdoor space [..] Ready Steady Store
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Venue Focus: Armourers Hall

June, 2017

Armourers Hall is the home of The Armourers' Company which was founded in 1322 and has occupied the same site in the City of London since 1346. The Company is now one of the leading charities in the UK, supporting metallurgy and materials science education from primary school to postgraduate levels. There are four rooms available at the Hall, which make a superb and unique location for any occasion. The Livery Hall - has a rich display of 16th and 17th [..] Ready Steady Store
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Venue Focus: The Berkeley Hotel

June, 2017

In Wilton Place, just metres from Hyde Park in Knightsbridge, The Berkeley Hotel has lavishly decorated event spaces to match its five-star service. In 2017, a refurbishment refreshes that splendour. It could be a meeting, a gala dinner or glamorous party, the light and airy rooms can cater for large or small groups. The Ballroom is the headline space, for large parties, conferences and black-tie dinners. Elsewhere, the Motcomb Room has the feel of a members club, with Harris Tweed-covered [..] Ready Steady Store
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Venue Focus: The Langham Hotel, London

June, 2017

For over 150 years, The Langham, London has enchanted royalty, dignitaries, and celebrities. Renowned for its legendary service, Europe’s first “Grand Hotel” continues to reign from London’s West End.   The Langham, London is proud to be one of the most historic meeting venues and event spaces in London. Many wonders have been unveiled here and many luxurious occasions celebrated in The Langham’s long and illustrious history of hosting lavish events since 1865. Today, the Grand Ballroom has been lovingly [..] Ready Steady Store
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Corporate Anniversary at The Langham Hotel, London

June, 2017

Celebrating their 20th corporate anniversary, Aqveq approached Larry Walshe to create an impressive and luxurious dining environment in the Ballroom at The Langham Hotel London.  Using red tones to compliment their corporate branding alongside deep berry hues and lots of textural foliage, we created a sophisticated scheme packed with detail and interest.  Peonies, full-bloomed roses, clematis and fragrant stocks all combined to fill the room with the most heavenly scent.     Tall tables created a wonderful atmosphere throughout the [..] Ready Steady Store
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Bold & Contemporary at The Halcyon Gallery

June, 2017

We at Larry Walshe absolutely love having the opportunity to work in some of London’s most prestigious venues and event spaces.  As a company who specialise in exquisite design, we also love nothing more than being invited to work in an art gallery as prestigious as The Halcyon, New Bond Street, London.   Working with the fabulous team at Urban Caprice and Sky, we created a selection of beautifully bold and contemporary floral designs inside one of The Halcyon’s intimate [..] Ready Steady Store
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Bold and Beautiful at One Marylebone

June, 2017

We always love creating events at One Marylebone.  It’s impressive architecture and grand spaces create the perfect blank canvas for us to decorate.  When we were commissioned to create the floral designs for a private celebration last week using a riot of bold and vibrant colours, we were thrilled.   Custom-coloured turquoise urns (the guest of honour’s favourite colour) were filled to bursting with a joyful and bold combination of coral, pink, orange and purple tones.  Bundles of luscious green [..] Ready Steady Store
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Victorian Botanicals at Leighton House Museum

June, 2017

Larry Walshe were thrilled to recently be appointed as an approved florist and accredited supplier to Leighton House Museum.  Set in the heart of Kensington, London the museum itself.   When we were commissioned to create an intimate dining experience for a group of 20 VIP guests in Leighton’s dining room, we first began to seek inspiration from the existing interior decoration.  Using Leighton’s own antique dining table, crafted in solid __ and dressed with ivory linen, we used a [..] Ready Steady Store
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Venue Focus; Stationers’ Hall

May, 2017

One of London's last remaining Livery halls, Stationers' Hall was completed in 1673. The Hall comprises three imposing rooms that combine to make the perfect events and conference venue. The Livery Hall is the largest space and has opulent stained glass windows which give an impressive ambience. The Court Room is fabulously elegant and ideal for breakout sessions. The Stock Room joins the two larger spaces and is often used for dancing or drinks. When hosting a wedding or celebration, [..] Ready Steady Store
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Venue Focus; Goodwood

May, 2017

Set in the heart of the 12,000 acre Goodwood Estate on the glorious Sussex Downs, The Goodwood Hotel is the picture perfect wedding venue - From an intimate ceremony or private wedding breakfast to a lavish wedding reception or a jolly good knees up, we love a reason to celebrate. The beauty of Goodwood is not only its private setting amongst mature, private parkland but the flexibility it can offer an event. Goodwood's stunning location, magnificent art collection, prestigious sporting events [..] Ready Steady Store
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Venue Focus: RSA House

April, 2017

The RSA House combines Georgian splendour with high quality contemporary design and is a versatile space suitable for a variety of events. Over 260 years this historic building has been home to some of the most creative thinkers who have been dedicated to shaping the future through ideas and action. The House is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and has a wide range of rooms suitable for both intimate gatherings and ceremonies for up to 150 guests, offering Georgian grandeur, [..] Ready Steady Store
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White Wedding

February, 2017

Our brief for this very special white wedding celebration at Bloomsbury Ballroom was to create the most beautiful designs using only roses & orchids.  In our own signature style, we used a combination of full-bloomed white avalanche roses, white Naomi roses, miniature white akito roses, spray roses, Phalaenopsis orchids & dendrobium orchids.  Using multiple flower varieties created the depth, texture and detail which we have become renowned for… Working with the incredible team at Cutture, we created a silver mirror [..] Ready Steady Store
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In the Press: Top Tips for Valentines Day

February, 2017

Valentines Day: Larry Walshe's Top Tips For Fabulous Florals The most romantic day of the year is fast approaching and what better way to ask ‘Will You Be My Valentine?’ than with a beautiful bunch of blooms? Here, TOAST explores the history of why we actually give flowers, whilst expert floral designer Larry Walshe shares his top tips for achieving fabulously romantic florals this Valentines Day. And who said romance was dead? For centuries, flowers have symbolised fertility, love, marriage [..] Ready Steady Store
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Remembering Summer: Marquee Wedding

February, 2017

Whilst it may be very, very cold outside, we are sat in the warm planning for the upcoming summer ahead and remembering this beautifully luxurious top table we created for an uber-stylish wedding client in April last year. Their marquee in Hampshire was filled to bursting with a delicate palette of soft pink and apricot peach tones on both round and long tables. Using a veritable tapestry of ingredients including hydrangea, peonies, full-bloomed Meijer avalanche roses & spray roses this heavenly [..] Ready Steady Store
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