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Reflecting the famed style of one of the original society florists, Constance Spry, Wild at Heart brought a touch of country to this central London wedding held at Home House, Private Members Club.
A selection of loose urns containing a mix of trailing amaranths, rich dahlias and blush roses were crowned with pampas grass to give and avante garde touch to the traditional country arrangements.
Buttonholes for the groomsmen and bespoke corsages for the bridal party were made to reflect the Brides bouquet of wild flowers by combining soft white roses with textured astrantia.
POSTED December 7, 2016 4:29 pm IN: events, Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart
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Last night Wild at Heart was kindly invited to an inspirational evening at Spencer House, London. The resplendent venue played host to ‘Macmillan Celebrates’ – a celebration of the worlds biggest coffee morning. Experiential entertainment curated by the wonderful Sophie Conran, consisted of demonstrations, workshops, silent auctions and inspirational talks.
Supporting Macmillan with their efforts to raise funds for those affected by cancer; Wild at Heart donated the arrangements for the evening as well as a years supply of flowers for a lucky auction winner. Nikki and our head florist, Ruth, were also on hand to offer flower arranging tips and hold demonstrations.
POSTED July 7, 2016 1:19 pm IN: events, Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart
The annual Masterpiece fair returned to The Royal Hospital Chelsea last week, bringing together over 150 exhibitors who showcased outstanding museum quality pieces from the realms of art, antiques and design. The show has fast become one of the most prominent global gatherings in the industry, welcoming exhibitors and collectors from around the world.
Wild at Heart returned this year as the recognised flower provider for the show creating 12 large standout pieces which were distributed throughout the venue. In keeping with the setting the arrangements were made up of classical creams and greens using blousy peonies, hydrangea, magnolia and delphinium’s to add height to the arrangement. Wispy asparagus fern was then used in the cascading arrangements to create a natural an ethereal look.
POSTED June 30, 2016 2:25 pm IN: events, Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart
This week we had the pleasure of dressing the magnificent painted hall in the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, for a lavish gala dinner. The stunning setting, dubbed “the Sistine Chapel of the UK” features a staggering 5,683 sq painted ceiling, the largest figurative painting in the country.
The table settings were designed to reflect the magnificence of the famed ceiling, using bespoke mirrored service’s on each of the tables. Crystal glassware and gold plates were then used to add to the opulence of the table setting. We created luxurious, high and low table centers using volumes of smooth, velvety, red naomi, deep-red grand prix and spray roses. The roses were chosen for their deep colour and their sweet scent which infused the air throughout the evening. Burgundy peonies characterised by their full heads and ruffled petals were used to add depth and texture to the table centers. The arrangements were then completed by adding a touch of asparagus fern and cherry foliage to compliment the strong red’s of the featured flowers.
POSTED March 10, 2015 2:59 pm IN: events, Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart
Whisky brand Haig Club took over the Wellington Arch in London, transforming it into a private pop-up club with David Beckham hosting guests such as Idris Elba, Guy Ritchie, David Furnish and Tana Ramsey.
The Wellington Arch was illuminated in blue to mark the residency of the Haig Club during the week. Inside the club, designer Amanda Sheppard transformed it into a modern interpretation of the British private clubs featured in original Haig “clubman series” adverts of the 1920s. As the event florist, we created elegant and sophisticated arrangements of flowers in vibrant blues and sophisticated creams for the bar, dining room and entrance areas. Cream and blue hydrangeas, delphinium, anemones and a mix of different cream and honey-coloured roses were set in stunning brass urns.
Photos from Alex Maguire Photography (except for image on third row, right)
We have just received these lovely photos from a blessing and christening that took place last year in Haddon Hall, a 12th century English Tudor country house.
For this event in one of England’s oldest and most romantic houses, we created natural and romantic arrangements that sat seamlessly alongside the garden flowers of the estate. We used a mix of bright coloured towering stems nestled alongside deep purple sweet peas and summer berries. For the sit down meal the tone changed to a more elegant and formal setting, which was reflected with roses in dusky tones of nude, apricot, cream and soft pink.
Thank you to the Caroline Castigliano and Brides Magazine for hosting an event at The Dorchester last week. As we dined over champagne, cucumber sandwiches and scrumptious cakes, we met some wonderful brides-to-be and talked all things wedding flowers. Top wedding planner, Bruce Russell, was also on hand to provide specialist advice on all-you-need-to-know wedding planning.
The Room was a vision of romance as our flowers looked wonderfully classic among the crystals and candles. Beautiful arrangements were filled with Secret Garden and O’Hara roses, white and pink Lilac and Hydrangea, which looked and smelt gorgeous!
It’s always a pleasure to be involved with London Fashion Week - a week surrounded by elegance, sophistication and beauty.
On Saturday we displayed creations including tulips, anenemoes, hyacinths, pussy willow, dried lavender and magnolia branches at the UGG Lounge at the ME Hotel matched with the most breath-taking views across London.
Then on Sunday, we went to the Millinary Antiques Works for the ‘Loewe X John Allen’ dinner. Here we created centrepieces with pink ranunculus, white hyacinth, gelder rose, white parrot tulips and dill.