As far as Luxury International Wedding Florists go, Karen Tran is one of the biggest in the World. Commonly providing her Floral services for very high end and high society clients, she is at the forefront of her industry and is very sought after.
So imagine our excitement when we were approached by Jane, a Luxury Wedding Planner at Planned for Perfection, to come on board and film an event that Karen was putting on at The Savoy, as part of her Floral Experience Masterclass. It certainly was a ‘no brainer’!
Our involvement began on the Tuesday, where Karen was holding one of her prestigious workshops, attended by several aspiring and established Florist’s and designers from around the World. It was great to hear her story and how she started from fairly humble beginnings, to being known now as one of the best in her field worldwide. Needless to say, it was our first time at The Savoy where the event was taking place, and what an establishment it is. To say it’s beyond Luxury would be an understatement. You are waited on hand and foot by extremely courteous staff at every corner and it really was special to be there.
Back to the event and our second day of filming took place on the Thursday, with the start of the setup for the VIP ‘Opulence’ Gala Event, that would be hosted by Karen that evening and attended by many influencers, industry experts and VIP’s. Karen was not only assisted by Jane at Planned for Perfection, but also by a number of other top industry suppliers to bring the event together.
Involved with the setup and design were assistant Florist’s Wild About, Stationary provider Ananya Cards, Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium, who is a fantastic Luxurious cake provider and White House Event Crockery, who helped to provide the finer details and place settings. They were all assisted by Karen’s masterclass students and all worked together to put together the thousands of Roses provided by Rosa Prima. Even after the initial stages of the setup, you just knew this event was going to be breathtaking.
Once the room setup was finished, the team were joined by The Function Band, who would be providing the musical entertainment that evening. Along with Sophie Adams Ballet Company, who would be providing performing Ballerina’s and Dream Performance, providing ‘White Bloom’ performing characters. Lighting was provided by Luminaire Events. The event was also to be remembered throughout in the form of beautiful paintings, provided by the Live Event Artist. Just stunning!
It was now time for the Opulence VIP Gala to commence and Karen graced the presence of her guests, wearing a fabulous wedding gown provided by luxury bridal designer Browns Bride and accompanied with stunning jewellery from Boodles. Her hair and makeup was beautifully styled by Gemma Sutton. Needless to say she looked absolutely beautiful and more than lived up to her role as luxurious host.
As the event took place, we were thrilled to be part of the dinner guests and treated to a wonderful meal, provided by the fabulous Savoy staff, all meticulously overseen by the wonderful Sasha Cullen, who is the events co-ordinator for the Savoy. The entertainment provided by The Function Band was fabulous, with them performing several music numbers throughout the evening. Alongside this, the performances by the Ballerina’s were also exceptional.
We had an absolutely fantastic night and completely loved filming the event, meeting Karen and Jane and being able to work alongside some absolutely amazing suppliers, who really are at the top of their game. Big thank you to Jane and the Savoy for providing us with an exquisite room during our stay and for the Savoy and their staff for being wonderful hosts.
Please make sure to watch our film of the event below and if you’re ever considering a marriage/event at the Savoy, please do get in touch to discuss our Award Winning Videography service.
Photography provided by Stuart Wood Photography