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Sense and Sensuality Moody Event Design in a Botanic Garden

Ready to be bewitched by this enchantingly moody event design? Rebecca Goddard Photography and event planner Always Andri took inspiration from the wild and earthy surroundings of the Chelsea Physic Gardens, the oldest botanical garden in London! The atmospheric surroundings inspired these elemental wedding ideas in black, charcoal gray, and deep plum with a hint o crimson and peach. Bloomologie rose to the challenge and design flower arrangements that could have been plucked straight from the greenhouses of the garden!

Sense and Sensuality Moody Event Design in a Botanic Garden

Sense and Sensuality Moody Event Design in a Botanic GardenSense and Sensuality Moody Event Design in a Botanic Garden

It doesn’t get any more elemental than the greenhouses at the Chelsea Physic Gardens with over 5,000 species of medicinal, herbal and edible plants. The abundance of unique flowers inspired Bloomologie to create lush and untamed flower arrangements, pairing the bride’s bouquet in deep autumn shades against the ethereal silk sleeves and romantic flowers of the Kate Edmondson wedding dress. The delicacy of the gown stood out effortlessly against the wild heart of the greenhouses and the drama of the reception to create a gorgeous juxtaposition!

Every element of this inspiration was chosen to capture the senses, from the luxurious slide of silk, the fragrance of botanical flowers, and the edgy textures of flower petals against stone. To continue that sense of physicality into the reception, Always Andri created a dramatic tablescape by pairing charcoal linens, black crockery place settings, and taper candles in smoke gray and crimson. The moody colors played off crisp black and white botanical prints on the menus by Nats Paper Studio, with flower arrangements of moody red, plum, and peach overflowing out of stone vessels to add texture and color to the dark table. Red wine sparkled like garnets in the candlelight, adding a touch of jeweled color and smoky to the atmospheric reception.

Taste was not forgotten in this feast for the senses, with botanical fruit and gin cocktails on the menu. Blossom and Crumb capped off the evening with a dramatic black wedding cake with a hand painted stone motif of red and concrete to add texture and depth. The spun sugar cake topper completed the look as a jeweled flower, while lush floral arrangements surrounding the take brought the gardens inside!


Love is a Smoke Raised with the Fume of Sighs from Bethany & James on Vimeo.


Photography by Rebecca Goddard Photography | Wedding Venue: Chelsea Physic Gardens | Event Planning by Always Andri | Floral Design by Bloomologie | Wedding Cake by Blossom and Crumb | Wedding Dress by Kate Edmondson Bridal | Hair Styling by Love Hair By Lou | Makeup Artist: Ana Ospina | Event Rentals from Classic Crockery Event Hire | Linen Rentals from Just 4 Linen | Stationery Design by Nats Paper Studio | Videography by Bethany & James | Submitted via Matchology


Sense and Sensuality Moody Event Design in a Botanic Garden

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