December has been a pretty busy month for attending some fun events so I thought I’d share just a little bit of what I’ve been up to when I’m not tied to the desk!
I was invited along to a couple of fun workshops at one of London’s hidden gem venues, Gray’s Inn. Tucked away just off High Holborn by Chancery Lane in an oasis of calm is a magnificent building founded over six hundred years ago steeped with tradition and history, which serves as one of the four Inns of Court (professional associations for barristers and judges) in London.
It was a rare opportunity to see inside the various grand spaces which can be hired out for weddings such as the imposing, elegant Hall and also the outdoor space known as The Walks which is perfect for a Spring or Summer marquee wedding in the heart of the city – who knew such a lovely oasis existed in the city!
Whilst there we spent the morning creating beautiful winter wreaths with florist Liz from Bluesky Flowers who as well as creating wedding flowers often runs various floral workshops. I’d never made a wreath before, so Liz had already covered our oasis frames with moss and gathered together a very festive collection of foliage, berries, branches and decorations to help us on our way so we got to do the fun bit. I went with a mix of greenery (don’t ask me specific names!) with a few hints of copper leaves and pinecones. I was so thrilled with it, and it’s now hanging proudly on my new front door (working nicely with the colour scheme, purely coincidental!).
After a tasty lunch taster from the weddings team at Gray’s Inn we got even more crafty with the team from luxury wedding cake makers GC Couture learning how to decorate festive cupcakes with icing. The mere mention of sprinkles and edible glitter meant I was a happy bunny and finally I got to try my hand at piping (note: will be leaving it to the professionals!).
It was such a lovely way to kick off December, and such a pleasure to see behind the scenes at Gray’s Inn and to meet the events team there, certainly impeccable service and a very magical place to hold a wedding.