Modern Palm + Gold Wedding Inspiration at the Holland Park Orangery
We’ve read about Orangery venues being super trendy for weddings right now, in the Wedding Trend Report by UK Academy of Wedding + Event Planners, and Emma the stylish wedding venue expert of Coco Wedding Venues. So we were really excited to have this amazing styled shoot from Amanda Karen Photography and Always Andri to share with you! Here they are to tell us about all the details…
“How do you create that tropical destination wedding for a city-dwelling couple, who don’t really want to get on a plane? The idea of bringing the warmth and scents of lush tropical plants to the city, whatever the weather, was the inspiration for this beautiful ‘Plantation Chic’ styled London shoot. Armed with a dream team of superbly talented vendors and the stunning Victorian Orangery at Holland Park in London, the gorgeous details just unfolded from there.
Our Palm & Gold theme offers a ‘Plantation Chic’ style concept, which takes the tropical theme trend in an entirely different direction; featuring muted tones, beautiful tropical foliage, bare wood, white and touches of antique gold. The theme harps back to a different era, the Victorian era, when many Orangeries and glasshouses were built to protect citrus trees from the winter weather, and these became a feature of many royal palaces and houses throughout northern Europe. The Orangery at Holland Park is a wonderful and beautiful example of this type of building.
The bare, dark wood tables with white metal chairs, apothecary bottles and glass curiosities with copious amounts of tropical foliage and touches of antique gold, set within the stunning backdrop of Holland Park Orangery, reflects the concept perfectly.
Orangery venues are an excellent choice for bringing a bit of the tropics to London and the UK. They also provide a far more accessible option for couples, where finances, or aged family members make it difficult to have that destination wedding!
The contemporary faded Coco Palm stationery by Flamboyant Invites provided the creative spark for the shoot. The Palm & Gold shoot features creative styling by Always Andri Wedding Design and beautiful images from Amanda Karen Photography. Cassandra King’s distinctive foliage set ups and table arrangements include both real and artificial foliage and plants. Stunning cake design incorporating tropical leaf sugar work on crisp white iced cakes by Hayley Elizabeth Cake Design. This pretty wedding dress by Truvelle from Heart Aflutter Bridal exude a timeless and simple elegance and make the perfect for choice for wedding at home or overseas.”
- Photography: Amanda Karen Photography
- Co-planning, Coordination + Styling: Always Andri Wedding Design
- Shoot assistant: Events by Keenda
- Venue: Holland Park Orangery
- Concept, co-planner: Flamboyant Invites
- Stationery: Flamboyant Invites
- Hair and makeup: Sylwia Makeup
- Florist: Cassandra King
- Wedding Cakes: Hayley Elizabeth Cake Design
- Rental / furniture: Classic Crockery
- Vintage brass cutlery: Hélène Millot
- Wedding Dress: Heart Aflutter Bridal Boutique
- Cotton runner and napkins: Kate Cullen Styling
- Bridal Shoes: Love Art Wear Art
- Model: Cleo Simone