BEHIND THE SCENES
BEHIND THE SCENES | BLENHEIM PALACE WEDDING
Last weeks wonderful wedding was at Saint John’s Church Park, Hyde Park then Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire. What a thrill it was to install in two beautiful spaces. We spoke to Paula for the inside details. Enjoy reading!
The couple decided upon a collection of white o’hara and avalanche roses, white calla lilies and calla lily buttonholes as their wedding florals. For the church flowers a stunning, trailing design of cream hydrangea, white roses and foliage created a beautiful entrance for the bride. Either side of the aisle entrance was lined with three perspex plinths with glass vases of crisp white calla lilies, clouds of white hydrangea and white vendela roses in a slanted, contemporary and stylish design. At the base of the plinths, clusters of hurricane vases with a candle inside framed the top of the aisle and created a fairy tale entrance. Clusters of cream hydrangeas with gorgeous foliage trails and cream ribbon bound every other chair either side of the aisle. A white urn on a white plinth with a statement design of white delphinium exploded out from a beautiful cloudy base of white hydrangea and roses added beauty to Saint John’s Church.
Beautiful glass bowls brimming with white avalanche, vendella and o’hara roses, white lilies and cream hydrangea lined the reception room. Lovely bud vases of a single stem white rose styled along the length of the long banqueting tables created a stunning tablescape. A low design dripped down the front of the top table which created a crisp luxurious look.
Working with Bespoke Events to turn Blenheim Palace into an English fairytale wedding for our happy couple was enormous fun and a privilege. Bespoke have broken the mould in the design planning industry and brought many new courageous concepts to the surface which has created phenomenal results. Our happy couple opted for flowers that exuded elegance and complemented the opulent grandeur of the palace.
PAULA ROONEY, 2018
MEET THE TEAM
Blenheim Palace | The birth place of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting an unrivalled history. Built as a gift to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, from Queen Anne and a grateful nation in thanks for his victory at the Battle of Blenheim on 13th August 1704. Now the palace is home to some of the most exquisite art, furniture, sculptures and tapestries in Europe. To work in the grandiose venue was a dream for Paula; its historic significance allowed Paula to design accordingly. The staff were incredibly attentive and kind, they added to the entire experience of working in the diverse home.
Bespoke Events London | Bespoke are a creative and talented events company based in London. Their approach to design is phenomenal; they blend contemporary with classic philosophies to produce unforgettable events. Their wedding planning specialists are some of the best in the industry to work with. Working closely with their founder, Daniel Morris-Gibbons, and Event Design Manager Hannah on the Blenheim Palace wedding was a privilege. They conveyed their brief passionately which allowed both teams to excel.
Chris Webb Photography | International photographer, Chris Webb, captured our couple with passion! With over 25 years experience in the photography industry he brought complete professionalism and creativity on the day. We are in awe of the stunning catalogue of photographs he has produced. We look forward to working with him again very soon!
Zhen | Wedding planner, Zhen, worked closely with Bespoke and Blenheim Palace to make the day a huge success for the happy couple. It was fun working with Zhen and being innovative with the wedding venue spaces!
WITH SPECIAL THANKS
Our couple travelled in style from Hyde Park to Blenheim Palace by helicopter. Watching the newly married couple arrive at Blenheim Palace was a wonderful moment; knowing what beauty awaited them inside was an exciting reveal for Paula and her team! Having the liberty to design Blenheim Palace for the wedding was a highlight in itself. The team of wedding specialists from Bespoke made the experience innovative; Paula felt that working with industry leaders allowed both teams to join forces and produce excellent results.
Images and video courtesy of Bespoke Events London and Chris Webb Photography.
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