The Chelsea Flower Show // Making of The Flower Dress

Celebrity florist, Larry Walshe was commissioned by M&G Investments to create a bespoke dress made of over 1,200 flowers, to celebrate their sixth consecutive year as title sponsor of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Larry will be creating a further piece to be seen in award-winning garden designer, Jo Thompson’s sylvan-themed retreat on the 19th May 2015.

This astonishing dress features over 1,200 real Delphiniums, Hyacinths, Spray Roses & Limonium.  Larry Walshe is one of Britain’s foremost luxury floral designers.  Based in London, his lavish, abundant use of texture and colour, coupled with a distinctive vision delivers opulent, memorable and dramatic designs that transform weddings and events both in the UK and abroad.

The dress is crafted from very fine, soft grey voile and silk by skilled artisans and assumes an organic silhouette that motions the fluidity and echoes the calmness of water.  Fabric is gathered at a 1930's drop waist to create a seductive and romantic form, which draws further inspiration from the translucency of water.  Timeless in its simplicity, the intricate floral embroidery detailing features delphiniums, spray roses, brunia, hyacinths and limonium.  Rising up from the base of the dress, dissipating organically to hint at the delicacy of nature, it softly emanates a "lady of the lake" aesthetic. Detailing is applied around the elongated neckline and cuffs.  Crafted from a palette of pink, purple and blue tones the dress sits beautifully within an organic environment.  The floral headband utilizes the same floral detailing as the dress with a soft asymmetrical trail of grey satin ribbon, which again nods to the 1930's style. 

Urban Cinematography had the pleasure of filming the whole process from start to finish, the fabric construction of the dress was skilfully sewn by Seamstress Wendy Olver. Once the dress was completed and fitted it was sent to Larry Walshe for his floral embellishment to begin, Larry and his team worked tirelessly to create the most amazing piece of artistry in flowers. 

The idea behind the film was to try and create an artisan at work and show a process, we feel that the film captures this perfectly.

The dress can be viewed on display at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show VIP M & G.  Investments tent for the whole week of the show, Larry has also created a second dress to be shown in the M & G Garden.

We wish Larry and his team every success and want to thank him for his creativity and the chance to film such a beautiful piece of Floristry Design.

Salvatore Ferragamo Interview - Il Borro // Tuscany

We are finally able to publish this safeguarded secret shoot we did back in October, this was such a special shoot for us as we got to meet and film Salvatore Ferragamo the Grandson of the Famous Shoemaker and Couturier to the Hollywood Stars and elite families of America. 

The shoot tool place in Il Borro, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, in the shadow of the cypress trees of the ancient Via dei Sette Ponti, (an area rich in art and culture between the three main cities of Tuscany Florence, Arezzo and Siena), Il Borro is an open window on history, a fresco to a far away world.  Medici dynasty, the Savoia family and now the Ferragamo family have safeguarded and preserved this precious oasis, making this place, suspended between past and present, a sanctuary dedicated to wellbeing and the art of hospitality.  Il Borro is a majestic village frozen in time

 We really enjoyed working on this shoot as we were working alongside the super talented Greek Photographer Nikos Gogas who's images reflect Il Borro's wonderful Tuscan spirit. 

Take a look at the lovely interview with the very charming and engaging Salvatore Ferragamo

Thanks for dropping in to read our latest blog post.

Jo & Apos x 


With Salvatore Ferragamo...


With Seyi from Once Upon A Destination

The Shoot was put together by the amazing Seyi Olusanya from Once Upon A Destination!























Seven Decadent Sins Showcase//Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden has a reputation for the best Opera and Ballet performances in the World, the talent that has graced the Stage at this beautiful Venue is indeed beyond comparison. We had the enormous pleasure and privilege of filming an event hosted and constructed by a talented group of Wedding individuals headed by Jemma-Jade of Jemma-Jade Events and Libbi Pappenheim of Over The Top Rentals.

We love filming Weddings and Wedding Events, some are just that extra bit special, when you see  Floral design that is just breathtaking you understand that Leanne Hewitt the genius behind "Wild About Flowers" knows how to create and craft flowers you couldn't imagine were possible, her artistry is unique! and her team are amazing!

Guests were wowed by the decadence of Cake's and sweet treats made and crafted by the wonderfully talented Elizabeth Solaru of "Elizabeths Cake Emporium"  the ingredients that Elizabeth uses in her cakes set her apart from the rest not only do they look beautiful that taste heavenly.

All of the Vendors at this event truly are remarkable in their field, including Kay and Jit of "Intricate Creations" who must have worked tirelessly for weeks prior to this event to create invitations and Stationery to die for!  Its so good to see so many people in the wedding industry passionate and creative about their art, it can only be a good thing in moving the wedding industry forward and establishing solid standards. So proud to call these people our Peers and our Friends! 

Please enjoy the film we created to showcase the talent! 

Love Jo & Apos xx

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John Nassari, Lester Gethings, Siobhan Craven-Robins

John Nassari, Lester Gethings, Siobhan Craven-Robins

Jemma-Jade William, 

Jemma-Jade William, 

Bruce Russell, Siobhan Craven-Robins

Bruce Russell, Siobhan Craven-Robins

Photos by Kate Nielen Photography