The Mayfair Flower Show, one of the key events in Mayfair’s cultural calendar, blooms at Sketch this May.
Running for thirteen days from May 17 to 29, this year’s exhibition will celebrate the Royal couple and their nuptials in a spectacular show which will see the entirety of No.9 Conduit Street transformed for the occasion.
Featuring a total of seven installations, highlights from 2018 show include a stunning floral and feather wedding dress, a wedding aisle, plus scenes from a fantasy honeymoon trip around the world.
Now in its third year, the annual floricultural event celebrates some of London’s most talented florists.
Sketch have brought together JamJar Flowers, Rebel Rebel, Tony Marklew, Ricky Paul Flowers, Figa & Co and Carly Rogers Flowers to make this year’s Mayfair Flower Show the most remarkable yet.
In addition to the floral transformation, a bespoke four course flower lunch menu will be created by Master chef Pierre Gagnaire and on offer in two Michelin star restaurant The Lecture Room & Library for only £65.
Sketch’s acclaimed afternoon tea is also having a floral makeover and will include a poppy and redcurrant religieuse; a lemon and elderflower wedding cake; and vanilla and strawberry hibiscus gateau, inspired by Meghan’s choices for her big day.
MAYFAIR FLOWER SHOW PARTNERS…
The Glade restaurant will be renamed the Louis Pommery Glade in homage to Champagne Pommery’s new English sparkling wine, which is made from harvested grapes from Hampshire. Sparkling Louis Pommery will feature alongside a two and three course lunch menu available every day from 12pm -3pm.
Bar Manager and drinks expert Pepijn Vanden Abeele has created a delicious ‘Royal Buds of May’ cocktail inspired by legendary French perfumer Diptyque’s Choisya scent, which will be available to order throughout the entirety of the show. The cocktail will be a delicious blend of Tanqueray 10, Briottet Rose, Briottet Violette, St Germain Elderflower, Orange Blossom Water and topped with aromatic Fever Tree Tonic.
Sketch’s long standing friend and award-winning milliner, Piers Atkinson is presenting his latest collection of hats, bowties and lapel pins adorned by Sketch staff for the duration of the show, inspired by the Royal wedding, fauna and flora combined.
THE GARDENS YOU MUST EXPLORE…
The Palace Temple (sketch front façade) by JamJar Flowers: With inspiration rooted in India’s Rajasthan’s most ancestral patterns, JamJar flowers are set to transform sketch’s façade into a colourful Palace Temple.
Impressionist Love (sketch hallway) by Rebel Rebel: Florist duo Rebel Rebel crossed the Channel to France and drew inspiration from Monet’s Garden in Giverny. A garden designed as an ode to modern romanticism complete with a bridge which inspired Monet himself.
Something Blue (sketch reception) Moroccan YSL Majorelle Garden by Tony Marklew: Tony Marklew is working with sketch for the third year running. This show will see the reception at sketch turned into a North African oasis, an orientalist fairytale garden including cactus, bougainvillea and palm trees inspired by the YSL Majorelle Garden in Morocco and transported to Mayfair.
The Wedding March by Ricky Paul Flowers: Ricky Paul Flowers are making their debut at this year’s Mayfair Flower Show, creating a floral wedding aisle from the crystal bathroom toilets up to The Lecture Room & Library. Guests will be walked up the reimagined church aisle whilst listening to the moving church hymns of “Jerusalem” and “I Vow to Thee My Country.
L’Aurora – The Wedding Dress (Michelin 2** Lecture Room and Library) by Figa & Co: Kim Beedie of Figa & Co is creating a stunning winged floral couture wedding gown centrepiece in the Lecture Room & Library with inspiration taken from the Fairytale Princess Aurora from Sleeping Beauty, as well as the ballet by Tchaikovsky. The gown will appear as if emerging from a bed of flowers and held afloat by birds.
The Glade Atrium by Ricky Paul Flowers: For the first time, the area between the Louis Pommery Glade and Gallery will feature a floral installation by Ricky Paul Flowers following on from the theme of the wedding march.
The Lost City by Carly Rogers Flowers: The most famous toilets in town will be transformed by Carly Rogers into a land where time has stood still – an overgrown jungle resembling the lost city.
Sketch is located at 9 Conduit Street, London, W1S 2XG
To book a table call +44 (0) 20 7659 4500 or visit www.sketch.london