This summer we dressed the ballroom of the Dorchester with a mass of olive to create a wedding setting reminiscent of Tuscany’s rolling hills. With the brief of ‘bringing Italy to London’, Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart worked closely with Banana split to far surpass the ecstatic Bride and Groom’s expectations. Marrying one of London’s most iconic hotels with the sweet scent of rosemary, olive and candlelight, we successfully created a juxtaposition that lead to a completely original wedding concept.
The romantic ceremony took place under a bespoke olive tree Chuppah, where 260 guests celebrated the nuptials of the new bride and groom. Guests were then welcomed into the the ball room where the wedding breakfast ensued. Long tables were dressed in a mass of peonies, roses, ‘love-in-mist’, achillea, jasmine, sweet peas, passion flower, and accesorised with rustic pots of herbs native to Italy. Always an advocate of the finer details, Nikki complimented the arrangements with hessian napkin ties, accented with sprigs of olive foliage. The perfect photo opportunity, a vast Olive tree adorned the entrance, where guests were welcomed to take Polaroid photo’s and hang them to the branches along with their well wishes for the newly wedded couple. With special thanks to Blake Ezra Photography for sharing the fantastic images of the day.