When we were asked to create a lavish wedding for only 30 guests at the exclusive Cliveden House Hotel in Berkshire, we couldn’t have been happier. Working alongside Kristina Kempton and her clients, we were asked to create an unforgettable early autumn wedding celebration that would be remembered forever.
The bride and groom wanted a wedding design that was intimate, personal and original. They were keen to use strong colours and wanted us to have the creative freedom to suggest a wedding scheme that had never been seen before.
The ceremony was hosted in the Cockerel Pavilion overlooking the 376 acres of National Trust gardens. Growing from the floor of the Cockerel Pavilion overhead and creating the most sensational impact, a giant white magnolia tree. Created by hand, our expert London florists carefully curated the piece to grow overhead like a floral ceiling. We designed bespoke curtains using billowing fabric which moved in the wind to add softness and intimacy for this private wedding celebration at Cliveden House.
The wedding breakfast was held in the French Dining Room and was adorned using thousands upon thousands of deep blue hydrangea and delphinium flowers. Very different to the wedding ceremony, we wanted to create a dramatic wedding design which created a warm and immersive setting.
A single, long table in the centre of the room welcomed guests. A runner of hydrangea flowers ran along the centre of the table and cascaded off the edge to the floor below on either side. A bespoke gold mirror tabletop was created, with each guest name lasercut at their place setting. Not something we have ever done before but for a smaller group, this was such a lovely detail which made all the guests feel incredibly special.
Bespoke napkins, using the bride and grooms wedding monogram were added to opulent flatware and glassware selections. Scattered around the room, lots of candles added a fabulous glow whilst our calligrapher wrote atop the antique mirrors with beautiful notes that the bride and groom had personally designed.
A floral ceiling was then installed using thousands and thousands of fresh blue delphinium flowers. This sensational piece had never been seen before in the French Dining room at Cliveden House before and as I am sure you will agree, is beyond breathtaking. Antique crystal chandeliers were stylishly suspended above the central dining table to add the final, finishing touch. Using a single flower variety to create the ceiling of flowers ensured a hugely luxurious and impactful floral installation with a modern touch.