Hayford & Rhodes are a firm favourite with couples seeking a truly professional florist with an exemplary reputation. We are London’s oldest family florist with over 80 years’ industry experience.
Our fantastic wedding planner is at your service to provide inspiration and guidance every step of the way to help you achieve the wedding of your dreams.
Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding with close family or a more lavish reception for 600 guests, our talented design team work tirelessly to ensure your flowers are styled to perfection and exceed your every expectation.
View our wedding gallery below for ideas and inspiration.
To Syon Park for this glorious spring wedding. Jaclyn came to us with a brief centred on neutral, soft colours: Soft pinks, ivory and clean white. Such delicate colours were perfect for the time of year – April – as we were able to work with in-season favourites including white and pink Sweet Peas, Lilac, soft pink Astilbe and Snowdrops.
For the wild flower feel for Jaclyn’s bouquet, we used a Hayford & Rhodes signature flower, the Hydrangea, amongst white Viburnum, white O’Hara roses and champagne ivory Vendella roses; soft pink Peony, Jasmine and white Dicentra, with depth from lush, dark green foliage.
This theme was continued into the reception, where tall, graceful table centres of soft spring foliage, lime green viburnum and flowering spirea created a ‘wow’ factor. Loose hand-tied displays of Hydrangeas, peonies, sweet peas, roses and foliage in low, clear glass bowls adorned the tables around the base of the tall vases. A mix of bottles and bud vases scattered throughout with single-flower displays allowed the unique beauty of each individual flower to be appreciated.
When working with such delicate flowers such as snowdrops and sweet peas, and with such soft tones, the beauty is in the simplicity of the design and the final arrangement around the venue. Using real-flame votive candles and tea lights finished off the look with a gentle, warming glow.
Lara loved the foliage trend of 2017, so we went to town with greenery in the conservatory centrepieces. The Glass Conservatory at Syon Park is renowned for the natural light filtering through the famous glass dome, against the minimalist white interior. Flowers too bright would overwhelm the venue, and if too minimalist, would get lost. Our challenge was to get the soft tone of the florals just right, and the Bride and Groom, Jaclyn and George, were delighted with our involvement in their beautiful wedding day.
Photos by Will Patrick Photography
Working with Lara and Douglas on this ultra-sophisticated and glamorous wedding was an absolute dream.
One of our favourite venues, 300-year old Kensington Palace Orangery is palatial yet romantic venue, part of the Historic Royal Palaces group: Hayford & Rhodes are proud to be listed as an Approved Supplier.
We created a bountiful bridal bouquet of white roses, bursting open in full bloom. Hand-tied neatly in a compact dome shape, the stems were bound with a white satin ribbon. Matching the bouquet of his bride, Douglas had a simple, single white rose buttonhole set against a dark bottle green ivy leaf.
The 80-person wedding felt reassuringly intimate with one long, 24m dining table. A luscious, leafy green runner of solely dark berried ivy and trailing ivy ran along the length, and framing the bride and groom’s seating area, the foliage was interrupted by a raised solid runner of white flowers: Hydrangea, Roses and Peonies, which were gently draped off each end. Chunky white pillar candles in simple cylinder vases were nestled into the foliage; to break up the solid runner and add movement to the design, we used candles of differing heights, and spaced them unevenly. Paying homage to the bride’s bouquet, four neat spheres of all-white Hydrangeas on tall clear-footed vases broke up the foliage and added a contrasting, striking look to the reception design.
Lara and Douglas’s wedding was the perfect example of how focusing on just three flowers and foliage creates a timeless and stylish look.
Photographs by Bloomsbury Films
Summer at the Palace
It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that the H&R team are in their element when it comes to designing with colour. Playful, relaxed, colourful summery pastels were the key words gifted to us by our gorgeous bride and groom. We set out to create the ultimate eclectic summer palette choosing the most delicious flowers of the season in a colour combination sent from Pantone heaven.
Keeping the look fresh and clean, masses of flowers adorned tall elegant clear glass vases with Peonies, Sweet Peas, Chamomile Daisy and Scabiosa in abundance. We were even lucky enough to get our hands on the last wave of tulips (they are a personal favourite of the Bride).
One of the many joys of wedding floristry is receiving that perfectly enveloped letter of thank you containing the coveted secret code to the wedding pics… oh the wedding pics! We’re sure you’ll agree the Bride’s fun and uplifting personality shine’s through in every aspect of such a beautiful day.
Images courtesy of the incredible Ross Harvey.
Inspired by Nature
The creativity was bursting from the seams following the initial meeting with this particular Bride and Groom. When we discovered the super talent that was the Bride Victoria planned to illustrate each individual table placement with a miniature version of the guests themselves, we knew we were in for something special!
A love for the countryside became a source of inspiration from which the beautiful design scheme grew. We created Victoria’s colourful bouquet out of the wildest looking flowers of the season, Poppies, Peonies, Tulips, Lupins, Ranunculas, and David Austin Roses arranged almost like they could have been picked from the countryside.
Influenced by the wilds of nature, greenery prevailed throughout the pure white walls of the beautiful Kensington Palace Orangery with canopy like tablescapes of pure, natural, uninterrupted Beech foliage. Arrangements of greenery, by rights, don’t need to be over complicated, they simply needs a skilled nudge in the right direction to enable the beauty of foliage to shine through.
Bringing the outdoors in is bang on trend for this coming season and we simply adore the look. Nature provides florists with foliage for a reason and for that we thank nature!
A special thank you to Marianne Taylor for the gorgeous images.
The talented Victoria Fitzroy Design.
We recently ventured up to Yorkshire with Collection 26 for one of the largest and most beautiful weddings we’ve ever had the pleasure to work on. Our vans were full to the brim with thousands and thousands of stems of white delphinium, hydrangea and orchids which we used to create a spectacular floral backdrop to this most glamorous of weddings!
The entrance to the church was transformed by a stunning walkway of all white delphinium lining either side of the porch. Once inside, guests were greeted by a plethora of magnificent stone urns overflowing with delphinium. Even the font was filled with delphinium! Perfect domes of white hydrangea decorated the aisle and the back of the church looked divine with a carpet of flickering candlelight.
For the marquee drinks reception, we continued this elegant simplicity but added a contemporary twist by placing beautiful glass urns with white delphinium all around the perimeter of the room. The piece de résistance was the central circular sofa which we filled completely with a towering display of delphinium to create a fabulous focal point.
In the dramatic blacked out dining marquee, we complemented the Asian menu and styling with glorious statement tablecentres of all white phalaenopsis orchids flowing down from tall black flute vases. Against the black room, the orchids looked as though they were ‘floating’ floral canopies above the tables!
We’ve been dying to share this super stylish wedding with you…and here it is courtesy of the gorgeous Bride and Groom, Laura and Hywel and their ultra talented photographer Caught the Light.
Working together with One Marylebone our brief was to create a romantic atmosphere whilst keeping the designs chic and stylish. We installed breath-taking 12ft silver birch trees for the ceremony and designed a collection of monocrome displays for the reception.
We styled row upon row of delicately landscaped scented flowers. The key to this floral trend is to use a mix of flowers and fresh green foliage in differing heights and shapes.
To achieve the look, style a mix of floral posies in masses of crystal clear vases and combine with classic silverware and hundreds of flickering tealights.
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Our wedding team design weddings of all sizes. If you are planning a wedding and would like to know about what Hayford & Rhodes can offer please please call us on 020 3130 9219 or fill in the enquiry form and we will get back to you shortly.