Showcase – The Langham London
The Langham London is one of Londons premier 5 star hotels, and the ballroom at The Langham had just undergone a transformational refurbishment. We were asked to create a table decoration for a special dinner that would launch the Ballroom to key players in the London wedding and events industry.
The table was well over 100 feet long, and the only table in the Ballroom. We knew that we had to create a wow factor, and that the guests should still be able to see across the table comfortably to talk.
Having such freedom in the brief was hugely beneficial. NB Flowers are based at New Covent Garden Market, and we source our flowers from the wholesalers in the Flower Market. As we are there on a daily basis, we have the knowledge of what flowers are available and coming through the best at any particular time. This varies with the seasons massively, so this knowledge is hugely valuable.
We spoke with our foliage suppliers in the market and had them cut the most incredible branches of cotoneaster. Laden with berries, this was placed in tall vases all along the table, mixed with gold candelabra, to create a repetitive pattern. The wonderful thing about long tables is the ability to create a wow factor from repetition. Between the tall vases and candelabra we placed clusters of lower vases, and lots of candles.
Flowers included nymph amaryllis, which has a beautiful red pink stripe. Pearl avalanche and toffee roses with orange euphorbia created a peach red orange palette. This picked up on the red orange berries of the cotoneaster, and as a finishing touch we scattered apples and crab apples on the table to bring the colours together. This complimented beautiful butterfly gift favours at every place setting.
In all, the evening was a huge and memorable success and we were honoured to have been a part of it.