fioredoratojadeseah.jpgThe imposing structure facing the stage. ALL PHOTOS: FIORE DORATO

A well-known name, and one of the leading florists in the industry, Fiore Dorato hardly shies away from dramatic structures and other tasteful arrangements that involve intensive labour and cost. The results though, speak for themselves.

For their work on Jade’s lunch reception at the Singapore Swimming Club on January 31, 2015, Brenda Lee-Monteiro, Fiore Dorato’s founder and creative director tells us more:

fioredorato jadeseah3.jpgThe team used a mix of paper lanterns, artificial as well as real blooms.

The concept: “When we met with Jade and Terence, their brief was clear. They wanted a romantic and luxurious hanging garden structure that was also intimate and relaxed for their reception that was for friends and family only.”

The colour theme: “A mix of white, cream, pink, lilac, a touch of deep purple and green elements.”

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The flowers: “Phalaenopsis orchids, which were Jade’s favourite, spray roses, hydrangeas, as well as filler flowers. For the bridal table, we put together spray roses, eustomas, Veronica fillers, as well as wax flowers. Jade’s cascading bouquet comprised David Austin or garden roses, regular roses, eustomas, freesias, Veronica fillers, astrangia flowers, white Phalaenopsis orchids, foliage, and blue hyacinths.”

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The process: “We started work on the structure the day before with the scaffolding, paper lanterns and artificial flowers (that were perched higher up). We then came back the next morning to work on the fresh flowers. It took us 14 hours to complete!”

Hot tip: “Brides seeking a similar arrangement should have such set-ups in a big ballroom, as there’s enough space, and it pulls everything to the centre, where the couple is. Alternatively, if you’ve got a smaller budget, we suggest centrepieces on pedestals of varying heights, with lanterns or candles placed on the floor. The difference in height will draw attention to the entire room, instead of having guests focus on a certain part of it.”