With their corporate London careers R & T’s vision was to create the opposite feel for their wedding at the stylish and trendy Watergate Bay Hotel, on this infamous surfing beach in Cornwall. Their choice of venue was perfect – think stylishly relaxed, flip flops and slate floors, light open spaces and chic contemporary interiors. We paired this sophisticated but relaxed vibe with a palette of nudes, beiges, champagnes and antique pinks and spread our flowers and feature decorations over the two restaurants, the library, and the entrance hall. Our foam-free ‘light touch’ floral arch for the ceremony had a spectacular back drop of uninterrupted sea – the temptation to down tools and dive in was overwhelming!
Miranda sourced the September flowers and foliage from six of our suppliers and growers and used dahlias (featuring the resplendent Café au Lait), seven different varieties of spray and fragrant garden roses, and the gorgeous fluff of the meadowy scabious, cosmos, achiellea and wild carrot.
Events started on the Friday evening and we dressed the Drinks Reception with vases of table flowers as a taster for what was to come. Installation work began early on the Saturday and our team worked our way around the hotel, dressing nearly any available surface with flowers, foliage, storm and hurricane lanterns, foliage runners, feature flower displays, and thoughtful vignettes, for this exclusive wedding.
After the wedding, as R&T and their guests were from London and abroad they had little desire to squash flowers in cars/aeroplanes after the wedding. We collected, reconditioned and restyled the flowers and gave them to St Luke’s Hospice, Plymouth for patients to enjoy in their rooms.
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