Leila and Andrew’s dreamy Savoy wedding, organised by wedding planner supreme Bruce Russell, has featured in Brides Magazine and on Style Me Pretty. Zita filled The Savoy with swathes of greenery and summer blooms, transforming the ceremony room into a verdant woodland with asparagus fern, ornigothalum and maidenhair fern. One floor above dozens of decorative lanterns illuminated another handmade tree. The signature Zita Elze naturalistic style also graced the dining room with arrangements dripping with romantic fresh flowers including delphinium, hydrangea, lisianthus, allium, garden roses, sweet peas, saponaria, clematis, scabiosa, asparagus fern, astrantia, veronica and a variety of grasses and foliage.
Leila’s bouquet was composed using helleborus, spray rose, astrantia, lavender, garden roses, a selection of grasses and mulenbeckia; the bridesmaid’s basket featured asparagus fern, wax flower, delphinium and larkspur flower head confetti; and the bridesmaids’ headdresses were created with spray roses, snowberries, nigella seed heads, wax flower, astrantia and rice flower (Ozothamnus).
“The floral brief was ‘a sense of magical organic romance’ —a very romantic wild country garden where the theme flowed from room to room. I didn’t want anything structured or too formal. The aisle in the ceremony room was grass lined with moss and trees which created a magical garden for my walk up the aisle. The main focus in the reception room was a tree covered in bespoke paper lanterns which replaced escort cards—each one had guest names and their table numbers.” Leila, 2014
Photography © Catherine Mead