Opulence + Colourful Statement Floral Design at the Karen Tran Royal Gala
We really are honored to be able to attend so many beautiful events at B.LOVED and if you follow our Instagram Stories you’ll see our sneak peaks! With Royal wedding fever building we thought you’d love to see more of the Karen Tran Royal Gala at The Lanesborough, Hyde Park. It was the most anticipated royal inspired gala in the events industry calendar and Roberta Facchini Photography shares her beautiful photos of the incredible details! Filled with opulence and the most incredible statement florals filled with Spring colours, it’s out of this world! Presented by Elizabeth Solaru of Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium and Jane Riddell of Planned for Perfection along with support florist Leanne Roberts-Hewitt of Wildabout. Elizabeth tells us more about all the amazing details! “The floral filled gala was a breathtakingly beautiful kaleidoscope of pastels, whites and gold. It was a culmination of the three day royal wedding inspired floral masterclass attended by students from all over the world and delivered by global floral icon and renowned floral designer Karen Tran. Karen envisioned a grand wedding breakfast fit for the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Miss Meghan Markle. The outcome was a perfect blend of outstanding American floral design in a typically English regency style setting.
Karen transformed the wedgwood blue Belgravia room designed by the late Albert Pinto into a floral wonderland featuring the most dramatic floral tunnel and tablescape laden with exquisite blooms supplied by Piet Van Kampen of G Fresh. She used a combination of blush and peach roses, white hydrangeas, seasonal tulips in white and pinks, hyacinths, phaelanopsis and cymbidium orchids to create her signature tall cascading table arrangements. In between the tall arrangements were baroque gold candlelabras and along the length of the tables were low groupings of flowers in beautiful hand cut vases and gold candlesticks.
The floral tunnel and archway of beauty that framed the entrance to the Belravia room stood at an impressive 12 feet tall and 14 feet wide and was a sight to behold. Decorated with a flower carpet made up of thousands of roses, hydrangeas and orchids, it featured a tulip canopy and was topped off by magnificent branches of cherry blossom. In the centre of the room the focal point was the impressive 6 foot cake in wedgwood blue and peach designed by Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium. Inspired by the ceiling of the Belgravia room, it featured hand painted clouds, the signature mouldings of the baroque design of the ceiling, hand made peach and pink sugar roses, piped scroll work and a hand painted royal crest. The cake sat on table completely covered with a ‘cloth’ of peach and pink roses.
The evening began with a cocktail reception in the Great Hall of The Lanesborough whose grand staircase had also been decorated with thousands of blooms. The hotel has a long standing association with the royal family; The Great Hall has the distinction of having an entrance that is only accessible to Her Majesty The Queen and to no one else. The guests included a mix of the best event planners and notable florists, editors of bridal magazine, bloggers, influencers and fashion designers to royalty!” You can see the video by Vogue Wedding Films here too.
- Photography: Roberta Facchini Photography
- Venue: The Lanesborough, London
- Floral Design + Host: Karen Tran
- Wedding & Event Planner: Planned for Perfection
- Cake: Elizabeths Cake Emporuim
- Support Florist: Wild About
- Stationery: The Grosvenor Stationery Company
- Videographer: Vogue Wedding Films
- Hair + Makeup: Diana McDonald
- Quartet: Niche Quartet
- Candles: Wick and Tallow
- Magician: Gloucestershire Magician
- Crockery, Cutlery & Glassware: Whitehouse Event Crockery
- Opera singers: Fiona Haynes & Atinuke Koyejo
- Master of Ceremonies: Lanesborough Butler
- Chair Hire: Great Hire
- Linen: OTT Rentals
- Illustrator: Poppy the Illustrator
- Karen Tran’s Dress: The Wedding Club
- Flower Supplier: Piet Van Kampen G Fresh