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White Winter Luxury Installations At The Savile Club

View of the Savile Club staircase adorned with flowers, shot through the doorway of another room and framed by gold velvet curtains.

While I genuinely love working with rich jewel tones and pops of colour, sometimes there is nothing better than the freshness and purity of an all-white colour scheme. I am so thrilled to be sharing one of last year’s most elegantly stylish weddings with you today, and you’ll have to indulge me as I couldn’t select from the gorgeous gallery of images, so prepare to feast your eyes on this white winter wedding.

Lovely couple Frances and Andrew chose to hold their December celebration at luxury Mayfair members club The Savile Club. The furnishings here are opulent – lots of heavy velvet and deep, rich colours in the carpets, drapes and staircases. Working with visionary wedding planner Lindy Dowling, Frances and Andrew created a clean, bright and exquisitely stylish space for their big day, in which their luxury wedding flowers played a starring role.

Wild and luxuriant fireplace floral installation with foliage and white flowers

Luxury florist Emma Soulsby putting the finishing touches to an enormous staircase installation

The All-White Wow Factor

2018 was the year of stunning staircase installations. If you’ve read this post, you’ll know that I christened an intensely perfumed blush pink and cream installation at Two Temple Place ‘the staircase of dreams’, but this Savile Club piece is giving it a run for its money.

Luxury white floral staircase installation by Emma Soulsby Flowers. Featuring white roses, anemones and orchids

An array of white roses in varying tones and shades of warmth formed the base of this giant installation, including my favourite delicately frilled O’Hara and Patience roses. Light-filled luxury was the name of the game here, so I used lisianthus and orchids to add depth, texture and height to the sweeping staircase cascades, with white anemones as the jewel in the crown. Anemones are such powerful flowers, I love the contrast of their dark centres and white petals, and when used in abundance like this they make a very stylish statement.

Light floods into the Savile Club’s main staircase from its high and huge windows. I decked the window ledge out in a luxuriant trailing arrangement that really drew the eye. I love the symmetry this central piece gave to the whole staircase – it made real impact.

Luxury white staircase floral installation at The Savile Club featuring anemones orchids and roses

A Textural Contrast

At the top of the stairs, I created an explosion of wildness, curling around the balustrade and enveloping the top table in the dining room. This was echoed in the mantelpiece arrangement, featuring lush foliage and an abundance of white flowers. We contrasted this with the table arrangements, which were comparatively subtle, structured and stripped back, and also all in white.

Large white rose installation at the top of the staircase at The Savile Club

Close up of wild fireplace arrangement at The Savile Club by Emma Soulsby Flowers featuring lots of foliage, white roses and anemones

All white wedding at The Savile Club. Large fireplace floral installation and wild arrangement of white roses behind the top table. Structured high white floral centrepieces.

Far from being one-dimensional, this is a striking and incredibly luxurious way to do a winter colour palette. I absolutely love it – it’s a Christmas wedding of driven snow, without being cold. It shies away from the more traditional colourful festive kitsch or the Scandinavian inspired hygge, and feels incredibly fresh and modern. Frances and Andrew, your wonderful white wedding will stay in my mind forever. Thank you!

Collage of images of dining room at The Savile Club with luxury white floral arrangements by Emma Soulsby

Luxury white winter flowers by Emma Soulsby at The Savile Club

If you’re planning a winter wedding (or a spring, summer or autumn wedding for that matter) and looking for luxury flowers that make you catch your breath, then get in touch. I still have a few dates available for 2019 and would love to hear about your wedding plans.


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