If you’re having your wedding ceremony at a country church welcome your guests with a relaxed country style flower arch. This country church had a metal arch which we decorated with this flower garland. The flower arch was a simple mix of eucalyptus, white hydrangeas and snippets of white gypsophilia. The archway will be in all the photos as you leave the church yard, making a lovely frame for the bride and groom.
Depending on the style of your wedding you may be looking for some form of hair flowers. Hair flowers are really on trend at the moment and here at Passion for Flowers we are getting asked more and more for these, especially as Summer gets closer.
There are lots of different ways you could have flowers in your hair, a single large rose on a wire, small dainty flowers scattered throughout, a headband or a flower crown / flower circlet.
Follow our wedding hair flowers Pinterest board for more hair ideas.
Flower crowns or flower circlets look stunning on small flower girls, adult bridesmaids and even on brides depending on how you are wearing you hair. Below you can see two of our recent flower crowns, modelled here by one of our team members Emily.
White gypsophila flower crowns are dainty and delicate, ideal for younger bridesmaids as they are very light weight. They create a soft dreamy look.
Gemma and Michael were married back in October at the lovely Packington Moor Farm, they were hoping to create a vintage theme for their wedding with a hint of glamour in the gorgeous barn setting. At our consultation we came up with an overall style and look for the day using soft pink toned roses (Sweet Avalanche) a mix of seasonal white flowers and highlights of astilbe and lisianthus for texture. When mixed with our mercury silver glassware and cut crystal glassware it created a stunning vintage glamour look for Gemma and Michael.
Sweet Avalanche Roses For The Brides Bouquet
Gemma’s bridal bouquet was a hand tied mix of soft pink Sweet Avalanche roses, white lisiantuhs, white hydrangea, pink astilbe and astrantia tied with mocha ribbon and photo frame charms to finish off the bouquet wrap. The young bridesmaids had a smaller version of the bridal bouquet.
For the ceremony we used two of our 5′ tall silver candelabra either side of the ceremony table, these has a similar mix of flowers as were used in the bouquets. On the ceremony table itself was one of our mercury silver hurricane vases with a pillar candle inside, these also ran down either side of the aisle. The chairs in the ceremony had lovely chair decorations of soft pink and gold ribbon with a heart pendant.
On the guest tables in the reception Gemma had found some old gold picture frames which she had filled with pretty paper, this acted as the base for the floral grouping. Each table had a glass bottle and vintage cut glass vase with pink and white blooms as well as mercury silver tea light holders. These are all available to hire from Passion for Flowers or if you would rather buy them they are available at The Wedding of my Dreams. Gemma and Michael had put a disposable camera on each guest table. To make this more fun and get the photos they wanted they created a game of eye spy for the guests to play with their camera. We love this idea, as you can see their list included photos such as a group shot of the table, bride and groom holding hands, cutest couple (not the bride and groom), groom playing with his ring, bride looking at the groom in the distance… If you’re getting married at Packington Moor and looking to be inspired by your florist we would love to work with you to create your wedding flowers. Contact us now as our diary fills up fast.
Back in September my second cousin Karoline married Rich, it was a beautiful day, the sun was shining and everyone looked lovely.
It’s nice for us to actually attend a wedding as a family! We spend all our weekends working, setting up at weddings, making sure the flowers are perfect but it’s rare that we get to attend one and relax!
Karoline had a stunning bouquet of cream Avalanche roses which looked gorgeous with her dress.
Avalanche rose bouquet
All photography credits go to David Clarke – here’s one we thought you’d like to see of the 4 of us at the wedding.
Are you having young flower girls or bridesmaids at your wedding? These hair bands are perfect for young girls, they are easy for them to wear and light weight. We have used snippets of pink gypsophila on this flower girl hair band but we could have used white gypsophila.
It is always nice to let young flower girls have a handbag full of petals for them to sprinkle down the aisle as they walk down.
Kerry and Matthew were married at Packington Moor Farm back in September, a venue we find ourselves working at frequently. Here at Passion for Flowers we love working at rustic barn / farm wedding venues, Kerry and Matthew wanted to continue with the rustic theme of the barn adding hints of soft pink and pale ivory / nude with the main focus flowers being roses. We used soft pink Sweet Avalanche roses and ivory Avalanche roses to achieve this rustic glamour look.
For the bridal bouquet we used a mix of soft pink vintage roses as well as ivory roses hand tied with lovely lace ribbon. The bridesmaids had smaller bouquets using only the ivory roses, these bouquet wraps were hessian covered with lace.
Packington Moor Wedding Flowers ~ Ceremony
The ceremony took place in the Oat Barn, a stunning barn with exposed brickwork and glass walls. We created a floral archway made from scented eucalyptus and roses. On the registrars table we displayed a long and low arrangement of eucalyptus, roses and chunky candles.
To welcome wedding guests inside and mark the entrance we stacked our rustic wooden crates and filled with roses, gypsophila and eucalyptus.
Packington Moor Wedding Flowers ~ Reception
We loved their wedding table plan, made from floral Cath Kidson style fabric with buttons to hold the table cards in place. On the tables we created height in the barn with our silver candelabra creating a rustic glamour feel to the room. Again the candelabra were filled with an arrangement of Avalanche and Sweet Avalanche roses.
Along the top table we laid a hessian runner with a mix of mercury silver candle sticks, tea light holders and glass bottles with single roses in. This creates a full look to the top table without anything obstructing the view.
Kerry and Matthew had chosen Tracy from Cotton and Crumbs to make their wedding cake, we absolutely love Tracy’s work and work with her on a number of weddings. This lovely birdcage wedding cake and display of cupcakes on cake stands looked amazing in the barn.
If you are looking for a florist for your rustic barn wedding contact Passion for Flowers to find out how we work.
Heather and Dave were married back in September at Hogarths Hotel, Solihull. Hogarths is a lovely setting for a wedding, a venue we work at frequently. Dave and Heather were after a soft pink and nude colour scheme for their afternoon tea party style wedding. Together we chose the mix of flowers that would be used throughout the day. To create the soft pink / nude colours we used a mix of Sweet Avalanche roses, Quicksand roses, white freesias and white gypsophila.
Soft Pink Nude Wedding Bouquets
Heather’s bridal bouquet was a hand tied mix of Quicksand roses, Sweet Avalanche roses, with snippets of gyp and white freesias, tied with delicate lace around the stems.
The bridesmaids had a smaller hand tied bouquet with a base of white gypsophila and Sweet Avalanche roses. These looked stunning with their nude coloured bridesmaids dresses.
To create the afternoon tea party look we used a mix of vintage china jugs, tea pots and tea cups all filled with a mix of flowers from the wedding day. Don’t worry you don’t have to collect all this china yourselves, we have a range of vintage china available to hire. Each table had one jug or tea pot, surrounded by three tea cups and saucers all with soft pink nude flowers and three lace tea light holders.
Heather had made lots of little crafty details herself, including hand stitching the table names. The favours were home made mini pots of jam and Welsh cakes for each guest. A luggage tag was tied to each jam pot with the guests name stamped onto it to act as a place setting. We love the gorgeous poems on each table, created by Vintage Twee.
Lucy and James were married at Berkswell Church, a lovely village church just down the road from us and then onto their reception at Redhouse Barn. They came to us wanting a rustic style throughout the whole day, a style that would tie into their chosen venue. To achieve the rustic look we used natural flowers, hessian, milk churns, bottles and twine.
Rustic wedding flowers at Berkswell Church
James’ family had these lovely old milk churns, we used these at the entrance to Berkswell Church filled with white hydrangeas, cream lisianthus, gypsophila and eucalyptus. They looked stunning at the country church.
Rustic Wedding Flowers at Redhouse Barn
The reception was held at Redhouse Barn, a barn wedding venue in Worcestershire. On the guest table centrepieces we kept to the rustic style using hessian covered hurricane vases in the centre of the tables, an overlay of lace was tied around the hessian to add to the look. These were filled with a natural mix of asters, lisianthus, hydrangeas, gypsophila, veronica and brunia. Around the hurricane vases we placed a mix of smaller jam jars covered in twine or hessian with a similar mix of flowers. The table numbers were hessian bottle covers stamped with the table number.
Each place setting had a sprig of gypsophila and a ceramic heart with the guests name on tied to the napkin with green ribbon. Around the room were various wooden signs and details. We love their simple table plan, a hessian backdrop with strings running across and table cards pegged onto the strings.
The top table continued the rustic wedding look with hessian bunting hanging from the front of the table and a mix of apothecary bottles and jam jars dotted along the tables, each with a small bunch of wild flowers in. Spread out along the top table were hessian covered hurricane vases to tie into the guest tables.
Angela and Chris were married at Packington Moor, a rustic farm wedding venue in Staffordshire. The ceremony took place in the Oat Barn which has a stunning vaulted ceiling with wonderful light. The wedding breakfast took place in the Malt barn, a stunning room with exposed brickwork and oak wood beams.
Angela and Chris wanted a vintage rustic styled wedding bringing in colours of soft dusky pink. At our consultation we decided on a highlight of sweet avalanche roses, cream hydrangea, freesia and gypsophila for the mix of flowers throughout the day.
Angela’s bridal bouquet was a relaxed hand tied bouquet with a mix of soft dusky pink and cream flowers. We used a mix of sweet avalanche roses, white lisianthus, white freesias, gypsophila and snippets of white hydrangea tied with ivory satin ribbon.
In the Malt Barn we used a mix of different jugs on the tables as the centrepieces. Together we had decided that the flowers in the reception would be all white and green tones. Each jug was slightly different with a mix of cream / white hydrangeas, gypsophila, lisianthus and eucalyptus.
More photos by Jo Hastings