An Indian Summer

Indian summer Inspiration

Indian summer theme, on a sunny day in June… perfect!

The client asked us to host a summer drinks party for all their friends and family. We were thrilled to be able to help. They already knew Chelsea Physic Garden as a venue and thought it would be a fantastic summer garden party location. We couldn’t agree more.

On a golden evening in June, guests were welcomed by two girls dressed in beautifully decorative Saris who led them through to an Indian style marquee.  The client wanted to steer clear of the obvious yellows and oranges associated with an Indian summer theme which is why we added sky blue drapes and hot pink cushions with white wooden furniture. The subtle gold stitched pattern of the bespoke circular bar also added luscious texture to the large gold urn filled with an abundance of delphiniums and peonies. These really added another shock of colour and made for an eye catching focal point.

Guests were treated to a feast of delicious Indian summer inspired canapés and exotic cocktails finishing off with a help yourself Pick ‘n’ Mix stall.  The bright colours against the luscious greenery felt as if guests had been transported to the gardens of the Taj Mahal rather than a little corner of Chelsea!”  

Added Dimension

The Floristry

Bright, bold and colourful!

Created by Wild About who added pops of colour throughout the venue and presented in gold urns.

These sat beautifully alongside the lanterns hanging from the roof of the starry tent.

What They Ate

Canapés galore!

From papads, poppadoms & wafers with green chilli chutney & coconut sambal to tandoori king prawn lahsuni with Garlic infused char grilled king prawns. From dakshni Crab Cakes to white crab meat with South Indian spices, and coconut chutney. The menu was designed by Rhubarb in keeping with the overall party theme

The Oyster Boys also roamed through the guests serving fresh oysters which didn’t stay around for long…

What They Listened To

Guests couldn’t help but dance as The London Essentials bopped and jived through the gardens. They entertaining guests with acoustic classics. Glamorous belly dancers also enchanted guests with their every move.

When The Sun Went Down

Guests made their way inside a beautifully decorated tent by Raj Tent Club. A sugar filled sweet station open for guests to create their own pick’n’mix. Lanterns above were lit, creating a warm and cosy atmosphere for guests to continue dancing the night away.

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