This day was special, all elements of the job came together so there was no way it could be turned down.
A friend recommended me to the bride, who then invited me to meet her. Dina was a complete dream to work with and her wedding was going to be in the gorgeous Portman Square in Mayfair (no pressure). This was going to be a big job and as a florist just starting out I would need studio space (flat mate currently grows weary of my floral experiments). I found the perfect studio space at Salako Salon which was another friends studio that happened to be just behind the venue of the wedding the perfect space, finally the wedding was only a hop,skip and a jump from my other friends wedding which meant after I had finished I could zip over to catch the post ceremony party. It would take stealth, I would have to be a ninja for the day, Jason Bourne of flowers.... or even International (wo)Man of Mystery "Austin Flowers" but I took on the challenge and made it through the other side with a few thorn scratches but a happy bride, mission complete.
Dina and Gian Marco, a beautiful couple in the beautiful setting of Mayfairs members club Home House, it was a big job, luckily I had a wonderful wonderful (side kick) assistant, owner of Golden Interior Designs..and best pal Ellen Wainright-Lee. We spent 2 days non stop pruning Juliet Roses, Amaranthus, Hydrangea, Patience Roses, Star of Bethlehem and Freesias to create 20 place settings, 2 pillar wraps, 2 ceremony vases (massive ones),14 aisle dressings and of course the brides bouquet.
The big day came and it was about 30 degrees, I was trying desperately to stop overheating near the flowers as didn't want them to wilt, I had Amaranthus pieces stuck to my forehead and I had lost my assistant, Ellen had gone to our friends wedding ceremony and I was to reconvene with her around 8pm on the dance floor at our friends wedding reception.
The day ran smoothly, the only cool I lost was my body temperature, I managed to clink glasses with the bride and groom and then hop in a cab and zip over to Lambeth to meet before mentioned assistant (side kick) where we danced the night away.