I first met Hayford & Rhodes on the Oxfam Weddings shoot. They remembered me from this photograph.
Eliza Claire Photography
It was actually the floral screen they remembered, not me! Story of my life!
Before I knew it, I was meeting with Events Manager Fi in Shoreditch chatting about their plans for their website launch. If you haven’t seen their gorgeous new site, you must do so right away!
Hayford & Rhodes
The Hayfords – William Hayford founded the company in 1924 and built an enviable reputation as one of London’s finest florists. The reigns were handed to the Rhodes sisters in 2007 and ‘Hayford and Rhodes’ was born.
The Rhodes – Amy, Joanna and Laura Rhodes, three sisters who made a pact in 2004 to change their careers and pursue their mutual love of floristry.
The event was going to be held at 195 Piccadilly. He lives there!
At our meeting, we discussed five areas. The display for floral gifts, reception area, something for the Powderpuff Girls, a display for Rosalind Miller ‘s stunning cakes and a Sweet Table. It doesn’t take much to get my mind into overdrive and once I’d seen the floral moodboard with bright oranges and yellows, I decided to paint one of my dressing tables Orange and the other a Minty Green for the Powderpuff Girls to complement their pink outfits!
My photographs aren’t the best - taken on my phone. I’m looking forward to seeing some of the professional ones. I met the very dashing photographer Darren Gerrish that night, along with Jenny & Theresa from 195 Piccadilly (BAFTA), Everton from The Wallace Collection, Branka from The Royal Exchange and Georgia and Virginie from the National Portrait Gallery. I also finally met Rona from Flowerona and we both chatted to Charley from London Bride.
I’m sure you can imagine just how spectacular the other arrangements were.
And here are those dressing tables!
Apologies for the blur on the last one, I may have consumed a few of those pretty drinks!
The other suppliers that helped with the launch were amazing, Drinks Fusion of course and it was great meeting Kelly from Fisher Productions. She made me feel very welcome and introduced me to lots of people. I think she arranged for us all to have a reunion!!
I would also like to thank Pollen Crew who were so helpful and looked after everything for me at the end of the night.
I hope to see everyone again soon.