Day of the dead….

At The Willow Shoreditch, we do numerous catering events/orders for various clients, ranging from our renowned fresh & tasty salad boxes, champagne & canape receptions to more specific catering orders. This particular catering event was for  a fashion press day. The theme was Day of the dead. The final design and menu included: butter shortbread skull biscuits, decorated with coloured icing & pattern, multi-coloured floral popsicle cakes, tropical fruit tartlets with creme anglaise and mini multi-seed wraps filled with mexican style chicken with peppers, refried beans, sour cream, cheese & paprika.

For any catering orders/queries large or small, please do get in touch

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More from Acne

We came across some pictures of the Acne party we did floral accessories and headpieces for last summer on the Shop Royalty blog.

We thought we’d share some of them with you. You can see more images and also check out Shop Royalty on the link below.

We’re quite liking this blog!

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This is the invitation we designed for Brian and Helen’s wedding in Malta this summer. Very chic. Two shades of blue on a folded ivory card with a blue ribbon to close it.

If you’re planning on getting married next summer we guess you’d best get cracking on invitations, etc!

For enquiries on artwork for invites or event planning please feel free to email us on


Black Roses: Our new obsession

Pure black roses are impossible to get. Believe us, we’ve tried! Midnight roses are the closest you can naturally get. And they’re not black. More a deep, deep burgundy. Beautiful, nonetheless.

But there is something darkly romantic about a black rose. Something wicked.

We recently had to prepare some displays for a 3oth birthday party and the client wanted black roses. So with a few spray cans, off we went.

There is something odd about the process – spraying a beautiful fresh rosebud black – but the results are undeniably beautiful. Sort of the new artificial flower. An urban bloom…!

We thought we’d share some pics with you.

They’d also be perfect for Hallowe’en.

More black blossoms to come as we’re currently working on an interesting project with an art collective.

Watch this space.



ACNE opened its first stand alone store yesterday on London’s Dover Street. We were quite honoured to have played a small role in its launch. We were commissioned to create floral accessories for all the waiters – a more extreme take on the displays we did for their Harrods concession launch – and displays for the entire  store.

The team wanted a modern gothic feel with black roses, painstakingly painted, potted in black tin cans. They worked beautifully against the clean lines of the store, pale wood flooring and, of course, the cool, achingly modern clothes.

However, it was with the floral accessories that things really took off! Oversized 1950s horn-rimmed specs made out of wire and embellished with blooms, gigantic floral bow ties, sprouting epaulettes and to crown it all, literally, massive helmets festooned with hydrangeas. It was bloomin’ marvellous! Big thank you to ACNE and we wish them all the best with their new store.


The Italian Affair: Lucy & Mattia tie the knot

We love a good wedding over here. We love it even better when its between two good friends and it involves sunshine in a faraway land.

Last Sunday saw Lucy Capstick and Mattia Pedroti get hitched in a town in Northern Italy. We were called in to help with the flower arrangements and did so gladly. We spent the day before the wedding prepping the flowers and arrangements in advance. Sunshine, open fields, a refreshing cold room to get occasional respite from the heat and a German Shepherd called Sindy.

Relatives had been collecting jam jars and bottles for months. Flowers were casually placed in them, strings and lengths of raffia wrapped around ever so often. Simple and just the right amount of rusticity. The reception was held in an awe-inspiring castle just outside Parma. It was such a beautiful setting that anything would have looked amazing in it but the all-white colour palette brought a sense of the contemporary. We especially liked that each table was named after a breed of cow or a fashion house, a cheeky nod to Lucy’s job as a fashion designer and Mattia’s background in dairy farming – his family produces milk for the famous Parmigiano Reggiana cheese. It was quite possibly the most beautiful wedding ever.


Husam El Odeh for Acne Studios: Harrods, London

Last week saw the launch of  London jeweller Husam El Odeh‘s collection for Acne in their new Harrods concession. We’ve come to know the ACNE team quite well since we opened just over two months ago – Ruby, Sarah-May and Anthony. They’ve been incredibly supportive of the Willow Shoreditch and we’ve made some stunning arrangements for their offices and clients.

When they called asking if we’d like to do the floral displays to accompany Husam’s beautiful, urbane range of accessories and clothing we were ecstatic! They wanted the flowers to contrast against the edginess of the clothes, as if a modern day warrior had stumbled upon an idyllic country garden. We selected some meadow flowers, ranunculus and roses, planted in charcoal painted tins. It looked quite lovely.

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Some behind the scene images of work in progress_