Unique Canal Wedding with a Theatrical Touch
July 13, 2018
WEDDING @ KINGS PLACE
Last month we had the pleasure of producing the floral designs on behalf of Green & Fortune for Margaret and Frank, in what turned out to be a fabulous, unique wedding at Kings Place. The wedding featured seasonal June flowers in a colour scheme of romantic lilacs, elegant ivory and soft greens.
The chosen wedding venue was created as one of the first developments in the regeneration of King’s Cross that is turning this area into a new creative hub. Just a short walk along the canal from Granary Square this landmark, modern building offers it all under one roof; music, art, dining and events.
Our lovely bride and groom took full advantage of the variety offered at Kings Place – deciding to hold their ceremony on the stage in Hall One, a state of the art theatre, with their guests seated in tiered rows. Stage management gave their cue and the bride glided down the aisle ‘stage left’, clasping her delicate bouquet of delphiniums, love-in-the-mist, veronicas, alstroemeria, rose and lavender. Margaret climbed the set of steps to meet her groom’s loving gaze, smiling centre stage under a spotlight. Framed by four large pedestal arrangements the couple made their vows amongst purple alliums, white gerbera, lilac campanulas, clematis, hydrangea and green anthuriums. Margaret and Frank then eloquently positioned themselves at the registry table for the signing, which was dressed with a long, low contemporary arrangement of complimentary green, lilac and white flowers.
Guests were then welcomed up into the Rotunda to continue the celebrations, entering between a pair of bay trees dressed with fairy lights and bird cages. The bird cages were filled with a pretty display of white hydrangea, natural birch twigs, phalaenopsis orchids and lilac petals to set the romantic scenery.
For the wedding breakfast we designed a selection of tall, impressive tapered vase centrepieces for the round tables, using stems of tanacetum daisys, white hydrangea, lilac roses, gerbera, allium and draped ivy. We then created garlands of ruscus embedded with colourful flower heads of hydrangea, carnation and rose for the trestle tables. A thick, luscious garland with glass candles dotted amongst the greenery was displayed along the back of the top table.
The Rotunda is walled all the way along on one side with full height glass windows which look out upon a stunning alfresco terrace, right on the Regents Canal. Guests are privy to unique views of charming canal boats bobbing against their moorings underneath overhanging willow trees, set in a bubble of tranquil, naturalistic surroundings which is a blessing in Central London.
Although already beautiful, we personalised the terrace by providing demur, low glass vase arrangements for the outdoor seating, using complimentary flowers in shades of green, ivory and purple.
The wedding went off without a hitch and with lovely weather you couldn’t really ask for more. We wish Frank and Margaret all the best for their future together and look forward to many more special occasions at this unique, stunning waterside venue!