Events

The Stratford Hotel launch

Continuing the legacy of the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel and Chiltern Firehouse, Manhattan Loft Corporation has opened a magnificent design hotel in East London. To celebrate the launch we transformed The Stratford’s rooftop into a tropical sky garden for an exclusive party in collaboration with Perrier-Jouët Champagne. Our floral installation and bar arrangements used palm leaves, birds of paradise, heliconia, peonies, hanging amaranthus and orchids to create a burst of colour against the skyline of the Olympic Park.

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RELAUNCHING COWSHED AT KETTNER'S

Twenty years after opening their very first spa at Babington House in Somerset, Cowshed has undergone a well-deserved refresh, with an event at Kettner’s to celebrate. The update involved new packaging and names to make the products more relevant to today, with fresh botanical illustrations of ingredients on the bottles and boxes. To compliment the new look we created bright and bold floral arrangements, table displays and hanging floral chandeliers.

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Chelsea in Bloom

In 2019 John Lewis & Partners participated in alternative floral art show Chelsea in Bloom for the first time - and we were tasked with creating a show-stopping first impression. An astounding 3,000 fresh blooms were needed to craft our ‘under the sea’ themed display on behalf of John Lewis and Edinburgh Gin. Our sustainable design sculpted flowers into tumbling waves, tropical fish and colourful corals using chicken wire and no floral foam. Edinburgh Seaside Gin inspired our choice of bladderwrack, rose and lavender to create the colourful seabed.

We were over the moon to win a Gold Award for efforts… but scooping The 2019 People’s Champion Award made our year!

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Happy Valentine's Day

Annabel’s in Mayfair, not to do anything by halves, celebrated Valentine’s Day in style this year with a selection of beautiful floral displays. Throughout the club we used luxurious pink Secret Garden roses, with red Heart roses amongst a selection of beautifully scented David Austin roses. The colour combination set the mood off perfectly with two giant heart-shaped arches welcoming club members inside, and through to their beautiful garden room.

And not to forget Annabel’s famous Gorilla, who we dressed suitably for the occasion!

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Burberry Her Launch

 

For the launch of a new fragrance for women, Her Eau de Parfum, Burberry launched their ‘Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner' campaign starring Cara Delevigne. As part of the accompanying experiential activity to capture the spirit of London we worked with Burberry and RedHouse Production to create a striking installation on London’s Southbank. Inside a six-metre long perspex box, complete with scented steam effect and pink neon lighting design, we created a series of ethereal gypsophila clouds scattered with white orchids.

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Halloween at Annabel's

 

A blood-curdling amount of effort went into our transformation of Mayfair institution Annabel’s for Halloween 2018. Weeks of preparation alongside two production companies culminated in an all-day installation to cover the club’s famous facade in creepy-crawlies and cobwebs. Inside, we metamorphosed the Rose Room into a cemetery for the fright night using fresh red roses, black waxed roses and acres of moss. Our Horror Maze laden with hanging vines led ghoulish guests to the Underworld Nightclub.

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Annabel's Jungle Party

 

The Grandirosa team pulled off it's largest event to date in the form of Annabel's Jungle Party held at its stunning club in Berkeley Square. We worked with three production studios to create a spectacular evening for their valued private members.

The star-studded crowd were greeted by performers dressed as monkeys abseiling off of the all-natural foliage and flower facade our team built. Acrobats adorned in wild and wonderful costumes swang down the six flights of stairs hanging from natural garlands in the main stairwell. We transformed the Garden Room into a tropical paradise where Rita Ora surprised the audience on a custom-built stage which we covered in clusters of bananas, monkey vine, lotus pods, tropical leaves and Spanish moss. In the Elephant Room we used grasses and dried flowers to create a more African-inspired jungle scape. An unbeatable setting for a serious jungle boogie!

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Investec Derby

It was really exciting to be part of dressing the hospitality suite for this year's Investec - Epsom Derby. To mark this landmark anniversary between these 2 amazing institutions the Creative Team at Investec worked closely with the brilliant production agency, Detail, transforming the Epsom Racecourse Suite into a slick and high-end space for guests to enjoy. 

The amazing production featured luxury textured finishes in marble, velvets and rose-gold metallics. The Luxurious furniture, unique lighting and props, dressed the space beautifully. 

The suite was divided into 3 sections with differentiated colour schemes. Bold and blue, natural and green, and finally, blush and rose golds. It was our job to add the finishing touches in florals.

For the blue, we selected the best early summer flowers such a blue delphiniums and white peonies. Adding in some gorgeous hydrangea for boldness. Creating low and high arrangements for the tables and main bar top.

The green section featured terrariums full of ferns and succulents, urns with flowing greenery and nestled white flowers for a natural flowing feel.

Finally, the blush and rose gold section was our favourite. Using white O’hara, Secret Garden and classic Sweet Avalanche roses we packed the tables full of these with huge spayed palm leaves for impact. Behind the blush bar we created a beautiful growing rose wall, not forgetting the statement sprayed palms.

Congratulations to the team for creating such a brilliant space for their guests to enjoy this iconic race. Here’s to next year!!

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Blossom for Net a Porter

On Tuesday 17 April, Grandirosa created a blossoming affair at Venue Lab’s incredible space at 38 Grovesnor Square, Mayfair, for Net-a-Porter’s AW Trend Presentation, organised by the amazing Redhouse Production.

Catching the last of the Mount Fuji blossom, it was a final nod to a wonderful early Spring and a warm welcome to the long anticipated summer. 

The venue is the old Indonesian Embassy and was the perfect backdrop to such a stylish event.

A dramatic entrance arrangement consisting solely of gigantic branches of white blossom acted as a stylish welcome to Net-a-Porter's fashionable guests.  

This simple and sleek theme ran throughout the rest of the venue, from blossom and spirea arrangements in the pop-up Net-a-Porter cafe to the showroom.

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Kettner’s Town House

Earlier this year saw the return of Kettner’s, the iconic Soho restaurant has been been relaunched by Soho House.  First opened in 1867 the restaurant has a long intriguing history of feeding and entertaining iconic political and creatives figures.  Soho House have used the history of Kettner’s to inspire its new menu as well the refurbished decor and artwork for the restaurant, champagne bar and its 33 bedrooms.  

The warm interiors and original grade II listed features of Kettner’s has been retained and updated with the signature Soho House vibe; traditional and cosy with contemporary design features.  

We are thrilled to be part of such a historic establishment and it’s a joy to create floral arrangements that work with the beautiful decor each week.  We want the flowers to compliment the opulence and glamour of Kettner’s so roses were the obvious choice for both the champagne bar and restaurant, combining dusky, vintage colours such as Quicksand and Lovelace alongside rich velvety varieties like Black Baccara.  With the roses we have been using glossy Camellia foliage which adds height and drama to the arrangements so they make a statement as you walk in to the rooms, as spring slowly arrives we will start to incorporate new foliages and elements like the peach blossom used here to reflect the changing seasons. 

We have styled the restaurant using a selection of plants and vintage crystal cut glass vases and decanters, the planting needed to compliment the Georgian features whilst adding interest and softening the space behind the banquettes.  For this we chose a variety of ferns, variegated ivy and miniature kentia palms that create a botanical feel and will over time develop in the space, trailing and growing around the original listed mirrors and floral plasterwork. 

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Camp Kerala

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.