Weddings and private celebrations are by far my favourite types of events to plan as the general cheerful atmosphere and emotional moments shared by everyone involved make them a joy to be a part of.
Here at LT EVENTS we constantly search for ways to make those special moments unforgettable and are striving to offer our clients fresh ideas and interesting alternatives for their special day.
While at an event in London recently, I’ve come across an amazing flower display at one of the exhibitor stalls, a masterpiece of floral arranging which caught my eye due to its unique composition of foliage, blooms and what I, clueless when it comes to knowing about plants and flowers, would deem weeds and grass. The arrangement was so special and beautiful I just had to find out who the artist was.
In comes Rob Hedderwick, one of the friendliest people in the industry and the mastermind behind Flower and Flour. His floristry career started in the flower rooms of The Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh, before moving to London and working for some of the Capital’s leading florists, including Shane Connolly and NB Flowers. In his spare time trained at Le Cordon Bleu and subsequently refined his patisserie skills at the Lanesborough Hotel, Knightsbridge and at the Michelin star Yauatcha restaurant in the heart of Soho.
Beautiful flower arrangements and desserts
Beautiful flower arrangements and desserts are obviously a must for every wedding, but what is special about Flower and Flour is their use of mostly home-grown flowers and cakes and pastries fit for wholesome grandma’s baking (a very posh and fancy grandma, but you know what I mean 😊). And while afternoon tea is nothing new for the British, the rest of us don’t really seem to know much about it and incorporating what is a slightly “exotic” tradition for us continental Europeans into weddings we’re planning seemed to be an interesting idea.
DO’s & DONT's, food and décor of Afternoon Tea
I’ve asked Rob to write a few words about the origins, do’s & dont’s, food and décor of Afternoon Tea and what his recommendations would be. If you’re interested in finding out more about his work, hop over on his website linked in this post or get in touch with us to have us create an amazing wedding for you by linking our extensive knowledge of planning weddings anywhere in Europe with his creativity.
Enough from me, now let’s find out more about Rob’s thoughts.
Firstly, let’s find out about Afternoon Tea:
Great, now we know where this tradition comes from and what tea to go for. Now what about the food?
And finally, the flower arrangements I’ve seen from Flower and Flour look so natural and pretty and the sent of them transports you to blushing meadows of the English countryside. Here’s what Rob told us about his choices when creating his beautiful arrangements.
Afternoon Tea can definitely be and interesting addition to your wedding celebration; why not go for a welcome afternoon extravaganza on the first day of your wedding? Or maybe replace the traditional sit-down meal with a shorter and sweeter Tea Time, allowing for more time for a good dance and a party with your loved ones?
Whatever you choose we can guarantee that the collaboration between our LT EVENTS team and the amazing Flower and Flour will give you the wedding of your dreams.
by Tjaša Vulič
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