Wedding Flowers

Rated by Vogue magazine as one of the best wedding florists in London, our expert team work with you from initial consultation to the day itself, delivering beautiful, luxurious and quality floral designs for your wedding.

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.

A Wedding Wonderland at Kensington Palace

It’s your wedding day. You’re in a couture dress, you look exquisite. It’s that moment before sunset, and you’re gliding through a quintessentially British meadow, in the timelessly beautiful Lake District. Except you’re not. You’re in one of the most iconic and historically fascinating buildings in London; in the world: Kensington Palace. No, this is not a dream.

When the Historic Royal Palaces approached Hayford & Rhodes to come up with a concept for their wedding showcase in November 2018, Managing Director Joanna Rhodes went back to her roots, growing up in the beautiful British countryside.

“Using the Historic Royal Palaces ethos of ‘our canvas, your creation’, our vision was to utilise the space in an unstructured, free-form, design.”

“We wanted to bring inside a quintessentially English countryside feel, with a lofty, floral backdrop consisting of centrepieces of rolling hills of flowers.”

“We wanted the peaks to rise softly from the soft gold reflective runway, so it feels like the bridal models are almost walking upon water amongst our floral dreamland.”

A three-month process culminating in a 10-hour installation on-site with a full team of 10 florists, our flowers arrived from Holland at Kensington Palace in a cavalcade of four trucks, bringing (literally!) mountains of foliage, grasses and flowers, including Delphinium, Achillea, Wax Flower, David Austin Patience roses, Spray Roses, Eucharis, berried Ivy, Heracleum, dried sheathes of Barley, Asparagus Fern and Fountain Grass.   

Wild and undone, our floral installation cast an ethereal, enchanted and dream-like spell; captivating, inspiring and utterly unique to Kensington Palace.

The Events team at Historic Royal Palaces brought together a collaborative of the finest weddings and events companies, including caterers Blue Strawberry, entertainment from Sternberg Clarke, lighting design, audio and visual masterminds Wise Productions, wedding department store The Wedding Gallery, furniture from Great Hire, calligraphy from Ananya Cards, with all images and filmography from byLumiere.

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Syon Park

Held at Syon Park, this glorious spring wedding focused on soft, nude colours.

For the wild flower feel for the bridal bouquet, we selected a combination of delicate florals and soft foliages that were made for each other, the most beautiful, heady, O’Hara Roses, sweetly scented Lilac and Jasmine, with that seasonal, floral gem, Dicentra, adding depth with lush, dark green foliage.

This theme was continued into the reception, where voluptuous, tall explosions of lime green Viburnum and flowering foliage Spirea created the wow factor. Little bud vases of Dicentra and Sweet Peas adorned the bases of the vases on the table tops.

Photos by Will Patrick Photography

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Kensington Palace

Working with our bride and groom 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, the groom had a simple, single white rose buttonhole set against a dark bottle green ivy leaf.

The 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. 
 
Photographs by Bloomsbury Films

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Summer at the Palace

It is always an absolute pleasure to be invited to bring the Hayford & Rhodes floral touch to one of the Historic Royal Palaces, on this occasion the stunning Orangery at Kensington 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

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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.

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Would you like to know more?

Our expert team design weddings of all sizes, London and Worldwide. If you are planning a wedding and would like to know about what Hayford & Rhodes can offer please call us on 020 3130 9219 or fill in the enquiry form and we will get back to you shortly.