We love when a couple really dares to do things differently and Nellie and Andrew from the get go wanted to go against the grain to have a really imaginative and memorable day.
We worked across all aspects of their wedding day – from venue, to transport, supplier management and the ultimate theme and scheme designs and creation.
With them wanting to focus on foliage, rather than having things too overtly floral, we centred the concept on Jungle, combined with their love of Jazz the design fused together to form a Jazz In The Jungle wedding…and what a wedding…
Mixing organic lush green foliage with hints of vibrant, fluid florals, Jazz In The Jungle immediately engaged the senses.
The colour palette was inspired by bright jungle greens and vibrant colours, as found in tropical climes. The hot cayenne colour and vivid yellow added a pop as it contrasted with blue, and was then softened by the softer peach and blush tones. This palette worked against a base palette of black, with it forming the table canvas for an ‘at night’ dining feel.
Drawing inspiration from the couples love of Kandinsky, abstract shapes formed the base of stationery suite designs and décor elements – pulling on the planetary and ‘at night’ feel with celestial prints and shapes.
Marble prints appeared across bespoke table runners and coasters, along with appearing as the base print across the stationery suite. We introduced a title font that drew on this aspect with an artist commissioned to create a custom font that used a mix of shapes, that was then animated for the save the date. This hero font was used across all on-the-day aspects, including the bespoke signage. The shapes within the stationery design then reappeared as custom made table numbers – from planetary circles to crescent moons and more.
Foliage was key in creating this jungle setting – lots of hanging vines, overhead garlands and statement backdrops for lounge areas and top table were designed. A foliage huppah and aisle greenery set the scene for the ceremony, and jungle setting to come at reception venue.
Rather than the expected dancing after dinner, the couple wanted a more relaxed evening so we created a jazz lounge with all manner of entertainment acts. Having enjoyed a balloon artist and face painter on the boat drinks reception, guests were then treated to a roaming magician and artist through dinner, with a jungle juggler and a whisky bar to mirror the groom’s Scottish heritage that opened up after the jungle feast. A photo booth, jazz band and LED finale act completed the entertainment aspects.
Reflecting their love of food, and art, the caterer was briefed to be creative with presentation to mirror Kandinsky artwork and give guests more of an immersive experience. Instead of the standard tray service canapes, guests were given a picnic box with their canapes within – sealed with a Jazz In The Jungle sticker, to nibble on during the boat journey down the Thames to the reception venue. Upon entering the reception venue, tables were set with sharing platter starters, set onto jungle leafs, and banana leaf plates. Later, guests were served planetary cake pops on a jungle sweets trolley, wheeled round the jazz lounge area.
The couple ended their evening with a speed boat down the Thames as their guests cheered and waved them off on their honeymoon.
What a wedding!