Joining Didsbury House for their Wedding Open Day

26 February 2018

Earlier this month it was a pleasure to be asked back to Didsbury House Hotel and Eleven Didsbury Park, both part of the Eclectic Hotel Collection, for their annual wedding venue showcase.

This open day for brides and grooms-to-be is a fantastic opportunity to see the two stunning hotels all dressed for a wedding. As floristry partner, we had the joy of designing all the floral arrangements across both hotels. 

We’re lucky enough to work with some amazing wedding venues but these two hotels, based right in the centre of Didsbury village, are a particular favourite of mine. They somehow manage to blend an intimate setting with a very grand, almost Gatsby-esque, house party vibe. Considering it’s a very boutique venue with lots of character, it’s also one of the few hotels that can take a lot of different looks. So, whether it’s understated elegance or total extravagance you’re looking for, it’s a blank canvas ready to put your own stamp on!

Inside Didsbury House

For this event we chose a neutral colour scheme of whites, blush and grey – a soft, subtle, refined scheme. Our designs used some of our favourite David Austin roses and the heavily scented, white O’Hara rose. These were blended with ranunculus, stocks, genista and lots of fresh, green eucalyptus. I particularly loved dressing the pergoda at Eleven Didsbury House; a chance to get creative outside and add a whimsical, fairy-tale element to the top table area.

We created designs across all different parts of the venue, from classic table centres, to garlands on the grand staircase to beautiful, floral touches on fireplaces. Having dressed this venue with flowers for a number of years now, we know all the interesting nooks and cranny’s, where a stunning floral arrangement can change the look of a room and even surprise you! By giving lots of design options, the brides and grooms were able to select the elements they liked the most, to suit their budget.

We were also VERY excited to launch our exclusive Didsbury House Hotel wedding packages. People know us for our award-winning, bespoke floral service but we’ve added another string to our bow this year, by creating 3 specially designed collections, each at different price points, that are perfect for the busy bride and groom who know what they want!  These packages are bespoke to Didsbury House Hotel and are all about delivering fresh, seasonal flowers, in our signature style, with the minimum amount of fuss. Download our Didsbury House collections here for more information.

As ever, events like these are a chance to work alongside some of our lovely wedding friends, with Knock Knock Penny Studio designing all the gorgeous stationary and Aureum Events collaborating on the venue dressing, with the most stylish table linens and cascading chair covers.

A big thank you to Eclectic Hotels for inviting us back this year and to all the brides and grooms that made it such a superb day, we hope to meet you all again very soon. Final thanks Ayesha Rahman for the fab pics too!