Take one beautiful bride, one handsome groom and one of London's hippest hotels, and you have the perfect recipe for a stunning wedding! I was so excited when Galen told me that she and Richard were having their wedding ceremony and reception at Ham Yard Hotel. Having had my own reception at one of its sister hotels, the Covent Garden six months previously, their choice struck a real chord with me. Ham Yard is part of the Firmdale hotel group, and all are renowned for the individuality and quirkiness of their interior design. Galen's choice of vibrant jewel toned Spring flowers was a perfect compliment to the hotel's striking interiors, where, when it come to dressing the venue you just have to "go with it"!
The Windmill room, with its botanical wallpaper in shades of black and grey was the setting for both ceremony and reception. Against this monochromatic backdrop, the vibrancy of the flowers shone through.
I think the tablescape for Galen and Richard's wedding, captured so beautifully by Peartree Pictures has to rank as one of my all time favourites. I absolutely adore the jewel tones of the flowers and glassware banked enmasse down the centre of the table. Peonies, anemones, celosia, ranunculus, sweet peas, geulder and roses all jostling for space, like the busy streets above. I love this picture so much I've set it as the wallpaper on my 'phone!
For the reception, the natural wood of the unclothed table was the perfect base for the flowers, adding warmth to the setting The river of colour running the full length of the table draws the eyes to the centre of the room. With the lighting dimmed and the candles lit, the mood for the evening was warm and inviting. Perfect for an intimate celebration.
Ham Yard's stunning roof top garden was the perfect place for Galen and Richard's post wedding photos. High up among the sky line of Soho, this green oasis is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the streets below, but here all was calm, and against the green back drop Galen's show stopping bouquet of peonies added an amazing punch of colour.