Back in August we held one of our favourite events of 2015 with Dove Beauty, organised by Beauty Seen PR. One of the highlights of the event had to be our flower chandelier in the centre of Council Chamber.
It took a lot of planning and work but the result was truly amazing and I was thrilled to be a part of it.
I was told the flowers were to decorate 41 Portland Place for the showcase of a new hair care product by Dove, aimed at the over 50's market. The event was centered on the theme 'Youthful Vitality' so they wanted the overall look and feel of the event to be elegant, with an abundance of flowers, and above all in keeping with the brand colours and the product's packaging. Everything was to be purple and white and the ceiling piece required a fading effect to match the design of the product bottles.
To avoid detracting from the ceiling chandelier display, we decided to keep the table arrangement flowers very simple and clean using different sizes and shapes of clear glass bottles with single flower stems in. Olive trees under-planted with lavender and soft eucalyptus were placed at the main entrance and either side of the lectern from where the speeches were given. Single sprigs of lavender were placed on the napkins, which were dip-dyed to match the fading theme of the product packaging. Finally, we created a large floral, mantelpiece arrangement to offset the chandelier and create a stunning backdrop for the main speakers at the event.
On the morning of the event the team arrived at 5am on site and got to work straight away on the chandelier. There were about 1000 stems of Delphiniums to hang in total, so we had no time to waste. In order to create the soft, raining down 'dripping' effect of flowers we had to measure them all out so they hung perfectly next to each other. Most were hung individually but we bunched some up in groupings to fluff it out in places at the end. In total it took six of us three and a half hours to complete the piece. In the end, the piece was suspended from one single iron hook, a metal carbine and a couple of lengths of metal chains.
The chandelier piece was an absolute dream to design and create and it is without a doubt my favourite and most loved creation to date.