Sussex Spring Open Day: Florists, Bakers, and Ambassadors for Change makers
This week we look at the people who contributed to our Sussex Spring Open Day. As the memories are slowly ebbing away of the day, we present some of our favourite photographs, and the people that helped contribute towards them.
The look would not have been complete had it not been for Lissy from Lady Lissy Floristry who designed and provided the greenery centre pieces, and the coffee table and cocktail table decorations. Lissy also ran a floral workshop under the canopy of the Oyster Pearl tent where guests could create their very own floral headpieces.
With a brief of wanting ‘lush, full greenery’ Lissy decided on Monstera leaves, also known commonly as ‘cheese plant’ leaves, which were were used in the bowls and on the plates. The intertwining garland along the rustic tables was made out of Soft Ruscus and Asparagus Fern.
The smaller fishbowls had Asparagus Fern and Viburnum Snowball inside them to carry on the theme seen here on our silver-beaten side tables, and our new new silver and glass cocktail tables.
The tropical-inspired cushions and lamps, designed by Katherine and made in-house, look wonderful with the rest of the greenery. The poles were dressed with the foliage trees, available to order from Arabian Tents too.
And talking about her inspiration behind the ‘Greenery’ look – Lissy says: “With so much greenery out there these days, getting something that is actually green you have to sometimes go back to basics. Katherine wanted the tent to have a fresh look so things like Eucalyptus and herb foliages, even though beautiful, weren't going to create that pop that we were after."
"Asparagus Fern is very much classed as an 'old fashioned' foliage but I definitely think it is on the return and worked perfectly on the tables giving a luxurious and very full look."
"The glossy leaves of the soft ruscus mimicked that of the Monstera finishing the look perfectly. To add a wow factor to the small bowls the addition of Viburnum Snowball gave a hint of lime which looked great.”
The chandelier was also designed to intertwine into the greenery look. It will be available to hire this season.
Lucie from Lucie Benett Patissier designed and created the Lime and Ginger Wedding Cake, seen here with white washed barrels from Co-Ordination Catering. The cake was then finished off with Asparagus Fern, complimenting the greenery garlands on the tables. Lucie was also offering tasters, and piping throughout the day.
This blackberry & vanilla cake went down a storm with guests!
...And so did the Chocolate Layer Cake!
The Bus Cafe was also on hand serving delicious wraps and refreshments, all cooked on-site by Anthony.
The bus cafe at night, illuminated next to the Round Oyster.
Global Ambassadors for Change
We were also excited to have the Global Ambassadors down for the open day weekend. As Katherine herself is a Global Ambassador, it was a great chance for everybody to meet, have fun, and recharge their batteries. The team meet regularly, and everything Global Ambassadors do is 'driven by a desire to create restorative, inclusive change in the world.' All profits from their leadership, innovation and change programmes fund their global philanthropic aims, so it was fantastic having the group down for the weekend.
Tiffany headed the event, and the day included team exercises such as mascarade mask making, and a drumming workshop, which went down a treat! The Global Ambassadors all partied in the Oyster Pearl afterwards, before heading to the after party in the showroom!
Many thanks to Light Trick Photography for her lovely photographs.