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.
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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!
Working with the lovely team at Collection 26 , this has to be one of our favourite weddings ever! We used individual flowers en masse to create a clean, contemporary look which oozed sophistication and glamour.
For the Greek Orthodox ceremony, we adorned the large marble columns around the altar with oversized domes of voluminous white hydrangea which flowed into beautiful cascading garlands. The base of the columns were covered with a carpet of white hydrangea and surrounded by a halo of fresh white rose petals and candles to create a truly romantic, magical atmosphere.
The reception was held at the magnificent One Mayfair. Here we had a lot of fun creating a dramatic, contemporary installation in the central entrance hall which was certainly a sight to behold!
This wedding is a great example of how using an abundance of the same flower creates a seriously stylish and contemporary look.
Stylish in Summer
We set out to create the ultimate Summer palette for the gorgeous bride & groom selecting the most delicious flowers of the season. Hydrangeas, Peonies, Roses and Delphiniums were used in abundance to create glorious tablescapes that lined the entire length of the Orangery. Masses of flowers adorned elegant flute vases, complemented by cut glass hurricane lamps and the sweetest of posies.
The spectacular focal designs filling the Orangery’s alcoves became one of our favourite features of the day. It took two teams of floral designers to create these fabulous displays, reaching over 9’ in their entirety. Guests were greeted with the real ‘wow’ factor we’re sure you’ll agree!
Perfectly orchestrated by HRP Events together with Tina Smyth Wedding Design and beautifully assisted by the Great British weather at it’s finest this was one of the most picture perfect days of the year.
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.
When Rachel briefed our design team, you could literally hear the squeals of excitement a mile away. Sparkles, glitter, stripes and bright blowsy flowers are right up our street and the girls couldn’t wait to get stuck in.
We opted for a hot pink, peach and cream colour palette and used Sunset Pink Peonies, Miss Piggy Roses and Chincheree in the bridal flowers. The Chincheree absolutely made the bouquets as their white and black petals perfectly complemented the striped ribbon.
To add a touch of glamour to the reception we created large silver bowls overflowing with Peonies, Roses and Hydrangea. The same flowers were used to provide accents of colour on the cake and small poser tables. By simplifying the colour palette and limiting the variety of flowers you add drama and create greater impact.
For more gorgeous photographs and to watch the wedding video, visit the awesome blog Wedding Chicks.
The bride was keen to have a classic white theme for the church ceremony, but a more laid back festival style for the reception held in a teepee.
The bridal bouquet included soft white peonies, sweet peas and spray roses while the bridesmaid posies were styled using miss piggy roses. The neon pink and coral colours worked brilliantly with the dove grey bridesmaid dresses.
A luxury teepee tent made a wonderful reception for this alternative country wedding. We opted for simple but luxurious table centres which included fabulous sunset peonies, roses and lime green hydrangeas.
We loved working with such vibrant flowers. They looked stunning with the bridesmaid’s dresses and provided a burst of colour inside the teepee.
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