Alexia and David’s incredible London wedding took place at the stunning Royal Hospital Chelsea in West London’s affluent Chelsea neighborhood. This exceptional venue perfectly combines modern elegance with timeless historic charm. We worked with London-based suppliers to create a truly unforgettable day, from Rocket’s delicious canapés made with seasonal local ingredients down to the beautiful floral display in the Great Hall by renowned British florists Lavender Green.
David and Alexia’s wedding day was adorned with beautiful and fashionable touches of summertime green, amid the stunning Great Hall of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, where guests could admire a remarkable 1690 mural by Antonio Verrio depicting Charles II and two grand chandeliers. The elegant white tablecloths and cream-colored chairs were complemented by lush foliage, bringing a touch of natural beauty to the indoor space.
Royal Hospital Chelsea is a historic Grade I heritage site in the heart of Chelsea, one of London’s most fashionable districts. It boasts the spectacular Great Hall which is perfect for hosting big to intimate gatherings. For Alexia and David’s big day, the couple opted to have two long banquet-style tables that were decorated with late-summer blooms and foliage.
The alfresco drinks reception was complemented by Rocket signature canapés including bluefin tuna tacos made with blue corn tortillas, crunchy Springfield chicken caesar cannellonis, as well as hot Korean pork belly with fermented pear ketchup.
Guests were led into the Royal Hospital Chelsea’s Great Hall for dinner where they started with Orkney scallops served with celeriac purée, cavolo nero, and a zingy golden raisin dressing followed by Lavender-crusted duck breast, toasted peaches and grilled sweetheart cabbage.
Ending the dinner on a sweet note, guests enjoyed an Amalfi lemon semifreddo with brown butter financier and seasonal Wye Valley blueberries. The couple provided their guests with Maltese pastries, a nod to nostalgia and an added personal touch to make the day even more meaningful.