Reflecting on our 2017 weddings we’ve been incredibly lucky to work with a host of beautiful brides at some spectacular locations. All our brides have had unique ideas about their wedding flowers which has made for an exciting and varied year.

From Aynhoe Park in Oxfordshire to the Ned Hotel in London, we have worked in a wide range of wedding venues throughout 2017, creating spectacular arrangements and displays for the most beautiful brides. 

Rebecca’s stunning floral arch in the Aynhoe Park Orangery, packed with roses ,hydrangea and delphiniums with copper accents was the perfect entrance for a spectacular bride. 


At the Newark Priory ruins in Surrey, our lovely bride Tiffany wanted to create a ceremony backdrop to end all backdrops. This pampas and delphinium wall added to the dramatic scene under the Priory ruins. 

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Kim's stylish Chelsea town hall wedding was just in time for the tail end of peony season. Kim’s vibrant palette complimented her beautiful and elegant dress. 


Kate’s wedding at Chateau de la Bourlie in the Dordogne was breathtakingly beautiful. Kate’s picture frame styling ideas were complimented perfectly by her spring flower selection. 

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We loved this stunning urn arrangement for Laura and Scott at The Ned hotel in London this September. The fresh and romantic palette Laura chose was ideal in the Ned's Tapestry and Saloon event rooms.


We have loved creating beautiful blooms throughout 2017 for our amazing brides and can't wait to get started on more wedding design ideas for 2018. 

Christmas 2017 - The Ned Hotel London


We were thrilled to take on the task of decorating the Ned this Christmas.  With its already striking features and warm atmosphere, we only wanted to compliment the existing space and interiors.

Taking inspiration from the original African verdite pillars and the luxe interior of the ground floor restaurant furnishings at Cecconi’s City of London and Millie’s Lounge, the 20ft Premier Nordmann Fir tree in the main hall glows. With 4,500 lights and over 900 decorations in green and gold hues, it is the perfect backdrop to get you in the Christmas spirit.


The other trees around the hotel take their lead from the main tree design; we added a touch of plum red in the Tapestry room and Saloon to create a warm feel for the events taking place.

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The entrance garlands are filled with seasonal, natural decorations, diffusing scents of lavender and orange to those entering The Ned.


In true Christmas form, our florals around the hotel comprise gold, plum and vintage tones. The Pampas grass adds height and scale, and we have used seasonal berries for texture.


The Ned is the perfect setting to cosy-up for dinner, enjoy pre-Christmas drinks or have a full-blown party. We don't think there is a better location in London to get you into the festive mood.


Images By Tamin Jones


Rebecca & Craig's Aynhoe Park Wedding

Returning to Aynhoe park to do the flowers for Rebecca and Craig’s beautiful wedding this August was an absolute treat. The backdrop and setting of this epic country manor is spectacular and was perfect for all the amazing ideas this stylish and creative couple wanted to achieve for their special day.


Rebecca's vision was classic and beautiful flowers in whites and blush tones, with an accent of copper throughout. The couple wanted to create a show stopping arch for Rebecca’s grand entrance into the ceremony being held in the Orangery. The three metre high archway was packed full of hydrangea, roses, delphiniums and other seasonal flowers. Completing the look with copper sprayed leaves to tie into the overall theme. Craig also surprised his bride by asking the wonderful Bubblegum Balloons to create a fun and cool balloon installation.


We selected a beautiful range of scented garden roses for her table flowers, set out in clusters of crystal cut vases with copper tea lights and flowing foliage.  Rebecca absolutely stunned in her Berta dress, so we only wanted to compliment her look with a gorgeous bouquet packed full of scented garden roses and some peony roses. 

Rebecca and Craig's wedding was simply beautiful with impeccable attention to detail, captured perfectly by the talented Craig & Ava Sanders photography.


Dress| BERTA at The Wedding Club
Makeup| Sanshel MUA
Hair| Ami Cass
Bridal Robes| Amanda Barden Bridal Accessories
Bridal Party Headpieces| Studio ANISS
Bridesmaids Dresses| Fame and Partners  
Tuxedo| yardsman
Venue| Aynhoe Park
Catering| The kitchen, Aynhoe Park Indulgence Boutique Hospitality
Photography| Craig & Eva Sanders Photography
Videography| Bloomsbury Films
Balloons| Bubblegum Balloons
Cake| The Confetti Cakery

Cowshed x Mary Katrantzou


We were delighted to work with the wonderful team at Cowshed for the launch of an exclusive collaboration with one of London’s most exciting talents, Mary Katrantzou. The award-winning designer chose four of her favourite Cowshed products (Cowshed's Knackered Cow Bath & Shower Gel and Body LotionCow Pat Hand Cream and Dirty Cow Hand Wash) and reimagined them with her signature use of bold colour and intricate print.  The collection also includes silk pyjamas and a range of cosmetic bags featuring the same prints.



After providing the flowers for an intimate dinner held at The Ned, we worked with the team at Cowshed to create eye-catching images for the campaign.


We predominantly used big blooms for impact and texture. The design of the bottles was perfect inspiration! Matching the vibrant colours of the packaging, we selected English roses with the most perfect scent, different varieties of dahlias, delphiniums and stems of flowering dill, freesia and crocosmia. Very much the best of summer. Dahlias are having a 'moment' at the minute - the variety you can get in colour, size and shape makes them perfect for creating really impactful floral design. They feature in many forms in the images - blush Cafe Au Lait dahlias which are huge (sometimes they are called dinner-plate dahlias), pom-pom dahlias in vibrant corals and orange and Withy Pitt dahlias which are grown by a specialist grower in West Sussex. 



Lil spoke to Cowshed about the flowers used in the shoot [link - https://www.cowshedonline.com/blog/2017/09/29/meet-lil-caldwell-of-grandirosa/]  


These lovely products are now gracing our bathrooms at home - perfect to use after a long day of handling flowers!



Spring saw the Ned turn into surely one of London's biggest displays of beautiful and rare peonies - we filled every corner with different, and difficult-to-find, varieties.


From luxurious velvet red peonies in Lutyen's Grill and Ned's Club to huge crimson varieties in Cowshed and brighter lemon varieties in Barber and Parlour. We even sourced some scented tree peonies for the new Trish McEvoy Powder Room - these were perfection.


Sadly the peony season has ended for another year, but we are embracing the change in season and the chance to fill the Ned with the best of summer. Arrangements containing lovely hydrangea and roses, coupled with fresh summer foliage, are currently enjoying their tenure at the Ned. And, in the lobby, pampas grass has made way for peach and golden eremurus and the finest orchids for the added 'wow' factor.  We are also loving the weekly tropical arrangements for Kaia, filled with exotic leaves and orchids.  


The Ned is a visionary (and sensory) overload and a creative's dream. If you haven't been yet, our advice is to book now!


Since its opening in April, its been a whirlwind ride for us with the Ned. Not just for the beautiful blooms we've been installing each week but for the incredible events happening each day. We have been lucky enough to help style, decorate and 'fill with flowers' some of the best event spaces we have seen in London. 

The Saloon (our secret favourite) is a romantic, opulent and stylish ballroom that would be the best backdrop to any London wedding, dinner or party. Our most recent event there, we worked with the incredible Jodie, who allowed us to decorate the gigantic, ornate mantlepiece and pack the long dining table full of Peonies, Dahlias, Hellebores and Sweet William's in bold and dark colours. Setting the perfect scene for this social media lunch.

And don't event mention the chandelier...................



It's only on the rare occasion that Lil and I are left 'speechless' but the first time we entered the Ned......we didn't say much. On discovering The Tapestry room on the event floor we couldn't believe the scale and grandeur of this space.

The original tapestry is one of the largest of its kind. There are 4 impressive fireplaces and the dark wooden panels create an authentic and traditional feel. The amazing chandeliers are beautifully restored and set off the tone for any event. 


We recently styled The Tapestry room for a shoot. Using whites and greens to create a fresh look to compliment the room. We used hydrangeas, peonies and sweet peas in stone urns as low feature centrepieces. We decorated each mantlepiece with central pampas grass arrangements and dramatic white leaf arrangements for the fireplaces. 



We are delighted to announce that we will be working with The NED, London's most exciting new hotel opening, as the official contract florists.

The Ned hotel, situated in the heart of the city is a truly unique space featuring some of the most incredible features and architecture, that has been brought back to life by the incredible Soho House and Sydell Group. Every last detail has been carefully considered and the building has been perfectly restored to create a sophisticated, grand and cool space.


Situated in the old Midland bank building it boasts, 7 restaurants, 250 stunning bedrooms, 2 swimming pools, private members club, gym & spa. The sun drenched roof terrace has one of London's best views and the event spaces for hire are the perfect London wedding venue or private dinner party spot. 


For the florals we want to help create drama and scale with large and impactful displays for guests entering the hotel and use luxurious and rich roses to enhance the member spaces and relaxed arrangements for the spa and chill out areas. 

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If you haven't seen the space already, our advice is...............................don't wait!!


Building our beautiful indoor secret garden at the Quintessentially Wedding Atelier was so much fun with our amazing team. We wanted to create the perfect wedding flower scene using the finest seasonal flowers. 


The Langham hotel (a beautiful London wedding venue) was the perfect backdrop to our set, that included 2 10 ft trees, a growing staircase garden and a floral bench to set the scene. Using scented roses, delphiniums, hydrangea, cheery blossom and lots of other beautiful seasonal flowers and foliage.


We met some lovely brides planning their special days and felt inspired by the other exhibitors. Especially the amazing Ricky Paul! Wow.




We love this time of year and the Grandirosa team have been busier than ever with our luxury Christmas tree delivery and decoration service.

We've been helping our clients to, give their homes a festive feel, transform their office space or bring a warm glow to their restaurant with our beautiful Premier Nordmann trees. For the decoration we wanted to create a traditional feel, selecting gold and bronze tones this year to create a rich and classic look. 

As well as trees we've also been making seasonal garlands and creating luxury wreaths.

Our floral and foliage wreaths have been more popular than ever this year as we created a wilder look to the design. Packed full of thistles, winter berries and eucalyptus, they have been brightening up the doors of many of our clients across London. We think the autumnal and wintery tones of these wreaths are really magical. 

Our work is almost done for this year, but we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very happy 2017.



In October we were delighted to be asked to do the flower styling for Wonderlands recent Amanda Wakely shoot. Collaborating with the amazing ToniBlaze and the rest of the team was truly inspiring and the creative talent was infectious. 

We selected some beautiful large blooms in pale colours to create some beautiful angel wing floral headpieces, which were truly unique.

The moody and bizarre setting for the shoot resulted in some amazing images which showcased the some key pieces in the latest collection



At this year's Conde Nast's Brides The Show 2016 we created a magical hanging meadow of delphiniums and a table setting full of scented garden roses. We kept our dream like display clean and sophisticated using whites, creams and a hint of green to create a classic and luxury wedding feel.

We loved meeting all the lovely 'brides to be' at the show and can't wait to design and create some beautiful flower displays and installations for the brides who chose us for their weddings.




Earlier this month we were thrilled to do the flowers for the lovely Mary & Chris at their beautiful Oxfordshire wedding. This amazing couple married in the stunning village of Hambledon and the reception followed in Danesfield House

Mary's classic vision came to life on the day with a colour scheme of pale blush, whites and greens teamed with several bright and bold hydrangea arrangements. Her bouquet of roses complimented her gorgeous wedding dress and she stunned the guests on arrival. The overall look for the reception was elegant and romantic with clustered table arrangements of roses in silver and crystal cut vases. There was a bold hydrangea and rose mantle arrangement and a showstopper tree installation that wowed her guests.

We wish Mary & Chris so much happiness in their new married life.

Photographs by Benjamin Toms




Grandirosa was delighted to create the stunning festival flowers for Camp Kerala 2016 in Glastonbury this June. Given the luxurious feel of this exclusive venue, it was essential for the flowers to match the chic and stylish nature of the event.

We designed and installed hanging meadows, floral arches, a stunning herb bar and other arrangements around the site to dress and deliver the finishing touches to create such a special feel throughout.

We were inspired by the stunning Somerset surroundings and combined a wistful and relaxed feel with bold colours, interesting flower choices and impactful design. This resulted in show stopping installations that felt both perfect for the surroundings and out of this world. The hanging meadow in the restaurant created the perfect atmosphere, using local flower farm flowers. Pale blue delphiniums mixed with varying tones of green and dried flowers.

The herb bar created a beautiful focal point, that smelt divine. The sophisticated floral arches were the perfect entrance for guests entering this cool space.

The hanging meadow in the chill out area, with its bright pink peonies, dahlias and veronicas mixed with the strong dark purple of the delphiniums and green foliage offered a gorgeous space for guests to relax beneath.




We absolutely loved our first year exhibiting at Brides the Show 2015. Our display consisted of a large floral swing arrangement full of scented roses, berries, hydrangea, ameranthus and flowing foliage. We added hanging lanterns to create a secret garden atmosphere.

We used a range copper vases for our wedding table arrangements, full of huge scented garden roses to complete the look. 

The whole show was beautifully presented, full of amazing suppliers from exceptional dress designers and stunning venues to talented stationers and cake designers. We were absolutely thrilled to be part of it.