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Silver fleet – Take Me to the River

We do love a party on a boat. There is something magical about stepping onboard a vessel on the Thames that makes me instantly think good times. The Silver Sturgeon is the most luxurious boat on the Thames. We were delighted to be asked to collaborate with Wood’s Silver Fleet and Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts on the launch of a new venture. From now on, amazing creations from Jamie’s galley, complemented by our bespoke event-design service, will be featured on the Silver Sturgeon’s events.


For the launch we decided to echo the ethos of Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts and their farm-to-table philosophy and create an abundant, botanical feeling featuring fragrant herb-clad walls and bar – all accented with opulent flashes of bronze, gold and teal. We had the fabulous Black and Lilac DJing – Annie Monroe and Paula Goldstein’s new DJ project.

The launch party coincided magically with the recent heat wave. We found ourselves sipping cocktails on the deck of the Silver Sturgeon on one of the balmiest Friday London evenings ever. Sublime. We can’t wait for lots more boat parties, that feeling of being on a boat in the City is just too seductive.  Take me to the river!


Red neon tracing the jetty made for an impactful entrance. Red neon is our new red carpet.


Our giant balloon installation filled the atrium with the perfect contrast to the slick, geometric surroundings.


Divine Bigbury Bay oysters – Jamie’s three favourite ways – sweet onion and vinegar, bloody mary style and ‘yin and yang’ a blend of lime, chilli, and soy. Their food is pretty fabulous.


Our living herb bar. Planted and ready for picking for delicious botanical cocktails.


Gin cocktails by Sweet and Chilli were served in classic british jam jars and vintage milk bottles – a nod to Jamie’s traditional culinary values and patriotism.


Midas moment. Gold milk bottle tops for the milk bottle cocktails. Everything tastes better through gold!

All Images Beth Evans photography .