Celebrity florist Larry Walshe is one of Britain’s premier luxury floral designers. Based in London, his lavish, abundant use of texture and colour coupled with a distinctive vision delivers opulent, memorable and dramatic floral displays that transform weddings and events both in the UK and abroad.
This summer Larry Walshe created a romantic country wedding for Jodie Kidd & David Blakeley at their 16th century home in the Sussex countryside and here we take a glimpse at their flowers and the inspiration behind the look.
Fashionably late, by nearly 20 minutes, Jodie arrived at the church carrying a romantic and fragrant hand tied design with the most beautiful mix of summer roses, fluffy pink hydrangea, flowering mint, delphinium and pink wax flower; bound with an appliquéd detail by Zaeem Jamal.
This beautiful compilation took inspiration from Jodie’s love of the countryside, fragrant blooms and her own eclectic individual sense of style. “Dressed in an ethereal and effortless design by Zaeem Jamal, we wanted to add colour and texture to the overall look whilst being sensitive to the feeling of timelessness and simplicity”, says Larry Walshe.
Individual blooms were hand wired into her hair to add a simple yet timeless touch.
Inside the marquee, hand blown antique glass candle holders and votives sourced from Holland were strung from the wooden arches of the central circular structure surrounding the dance floor with a mix of ivy, eucalyptus and senecio to create what Jodie described as “an enchanted forest”.
Each table was adorned with a mix of roses, pink wax flowers, fragrant white stocks, flowering mint and fluffy pink hydrangea nestled among hand-blown hurricane vases and a beautiful assortment of rose gold, mercury silver and clear glass votives to create a sumptuous and romantic country aesthetic.
Larry Walshe and his team of expert florists love weddings. Recognising every commission as a privileged opportunity to create breath-taking wedding arrangements, they work closely with their clients, providing inspiration and guidance to ensure true beauty is realised. From classical, romantic and understated looks to radical, contemporary and progressive design; Larry Walshe will work tirelessly to ensure the flowers on your wedding day are styled to perfection.
Images courtesy of Richard Allen
If you would like to discuss the wedding flowers for your special day please visit larrywalshe.com