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A City Wedding with David Austin Wedding & Event Roses

A venue is often the starting point for your wedding planning. If you are considering a city backdrop, we’ve created a rose-filled wedding just for you.

This tailored city wedding incorporates a relaxed vibe combined with pared-back luxury and elegant design – lots of lovely details to swoon over and inspire your wedding planning journey. Glass of champagne in hand, sit back and plan your dream wedding.

Location, location, location …. Your micro wedding or grand celebration can be set in any city – from New York to Paris; San Francisco to Singapore. In this instance, London played host, providing its city skyline, cosmopolitan vibe, and of course, the traditional black cab.

There are white wedding roses and then there is a David Austin rose. Leonora (Auswagsy) is the queen of ivory roses, who performs on a grand stage with immense grace and poise. A true statement rose that fills a space with her presence and fragrance, adding to the sense of occasion.

The wedding reception venue of the Sky Garden was chosen for its dramatic 360-degree views over London. Located at the top of an architectural gem, known locally as the Walkie Talkie, it is located in the city’s heart. Cathedral-like windows towered into the sky, flooding the venue with ethereal light.

The wedding bouquet and floral arrangements were skillfully crafted by Mary Jane Vaughan. She maximized the opulence of the open rose blooms, with touches of white lilac, green bell, and viburnum. The floral table centerpiece mirrored the bouquet with additional tall stems of white nerenes gracefully dancing above the lower rose arrangements on the wedding table. Maidenhair ferns were placed amongst the roses. Vessels were kept sleek and simple – opaque white or clear glass. Statement urns, filled with roses, were seated on pedestals, carefully framing the wedding tablescape and the vista beyond.

The wedding color palette was a nod to tradition with shades of white-on-white. Dashes of midnight blue and muted golds were used as additional colors.

Suzanne Neville’s Orwell wedding dress was playful and sassy yet delivered the tailored elegance we were looking for. It was the perfect balance between city and Audrey Hepburn-style Hollywood glamour and was complimented by the ribboned bridal shoes, which were the design creation of Emmy London.

Simplicity means perfection, and pared-back luxury means that every detail counts. All was captured exquisitely by the talented, fine art wedding photographer Camilla J Hards.

With grateful thanks to all our wedding vendors, who deliver exquisite wedding experiences, and works of art, that will always be personal to you.


Wedding Roses: David Austin Wedding Roses, grown by Alexandra Farms | Photography: Camilla J Hards Photography | Floral Design: Mary Jane Vaughan | Creative Direction: Kelly Sparkes | Bridal Gown: Suzanne Neville | Hair and Makeup: Botias Hair & Makeup | Wedding Stationery: Peonies and Paperclips | Bridal Shoes: Emmy London | Venue: Sky Garden | Event Rentals: Options Great Hire | Bride: Alana Wallace | Engagement ring and wedding band: Nevill Argyle


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