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.
Carli and Ben’s winter wonderland wedding was featured on the lovely whimsical wonderland wedding blog last month. Read the full write up or browse below at some of our favourite photos from the day. Photography by the wonderful Nicola of Daffodil Waves.
Winter wonderland wedding flowers at Mythe Barn
For these elegant winter bouquets in black and white we used a frothy bunch of white gypsophila with a highlight of black and white anemones for the bridesmaids, these looked stunning against their black dresses. For the bridal bouquet Carli had a hand tied bouquet of honeymoon tulips, honeymoon tulips are beautiful white frilly tulips. These were tied with black satin ribbon to continue the black and white colour scheme.
Black and white button holes
Running either side of the aisle at the wedding ceremony we placed glass hurricane vases filled with faux snow, white fir cones and a chunky candle. Either side of the registrars table were our 5′ tall silver candelabra with a ring of white hydrangeas and silver and white wintery details.
We kept to a white and silver look for the reception at Mythe Barn. Each table centre was a glavanised silver bucket filled with white hydrangeas and tall white branches. Silver Christmas berries were hanging from the branches and a white heart hung from the buckets. The tables had a mix of mercury silver tea light holders, white fir cones and a silver reindeer holding the table name, the tables were all named after reindeer.
The wedding stationery was all done by Beautiful Bird Creations, the chalkboard style place cards look stunning on our white heart name card holders. Carli and Ben had also created a winter wonderland dessert table, with a wedding cake, cake pops and a mix of sweets laid out with silver scoops for guests to help themselves.
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.
A couple of weeks ago we were invited by Mythe Barn to decorate their wedding venue for the menu tasting evening. Mythe Barn is a lovely barn wedding venue based near Birmingham. Leicester and Coventry.
We decorated the Oak Barn as a ceremony room and The Grain Store as we would a wedding breakfast. This gave couples a chance to see the venue decorated up for a wedding.
Here at Passion for Flowers we regularly provide wedding flowers for Mythe Barn couples, we choose to create a different table centre on each table to give us a chance to show what could be done with the venue.
Photography by Lee Glasgow Photography
Mythe Barn Wedding Flowers ~ Menu Tasting Event
For the ceremony room we kept it simple yet in keeping with the rustic barn setting. With a run of hurricane vases either side of the aisle, within the hurricane vases were pillar candles placed in a bed of moss. On the ceremony table we created a display of white hydrangeas and white lisianthus on a bed of moss with the hurricane vase in the centre. Mythe Barn have a set of bay trees and the beams are covered in hops – a new addition to the venue.
For the guest tables we created a variety of centrepieces that would appeal to different wedding styles and themes we used a similar mix of flowers throughout to keep the overall look to soft muted pinks and whites .
Our tables included a grouping of crystal glassware on a mirrored cake stand with quicksand roses.
A crystal stack on books with mercury silver candle sticks. We used sweet avalanche roses and amni for this table setting.
1m high silver candelabra with church candles. Here we used a sweet avalanche roses and eucalyptus. Our tall tower vase was filled with spring blossom, hanging from the blossom were glass balls each with a sweet avalanche rose head inside.
Here our footed bowl was filled with pearls in the base and an arrangement of white hydrangeas, sweet avalanche roses, lisianthus and snippets of eucalyptus.
A grouping of mercury silver glassware. Including silver bottles, vases, candlesticks and bud vases, the quicksand roses look stunning with mercury silver.
In the entrance ares at Mythe Barn we placed groupings of jars and bottles on the poseur tables, each were filled with spring flowers, tulips, broom, blossom, freesias and grass.
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.
Blush Pink & White Wedding Flowers
Cat and Tom were married last September at Snitterfield Church and then onto The Bell at Alderminster. The look they were going for was a palette of very light blush pink, grey and ivory whites. These colours toned perfectly with the suits, bridesmaids dresses and the décor at The Bell. For these blush pink and white wedding flowers we agreed on creamy white hydrangeas, avalanche roses, sweet avalanche and quicksand roses with eucalyptus.
Photography credit: Rachel Spivey
The Bridal Bouquet
Cat’s bouquet was a large hand tied bouquet of avalanche roses, sweet avalanche roses and quicksand roses, with highlights of grey brunia balls and astrantia with snippets of eucalyptus. We used gorgeous white lace which was an off cut from her wedding dress to wrap the bouquet and left long ribbons hanging down the stems.
The bridesmaids each had a smaller bouquet of white hydrangeas, roses grey brunia balls and eucalyptus which looked stunning against their grey dresses. Again we left long lengths of ribbon to hang down.
On the tables at The Bell we made stacks of crystal glass ware, using jugs, cake stands, plates and jars to create a relaxed style in the country pub setting.
Cat and Tom have a gorgeous Cockapoo who came to meet them after they were married. This was lovely for us to see as we had just decided to get Jessie our Cockapooo puppy.
Summer Wedding At Wroxall Abbey
Helena and Craig had a gorgeous Summer wedding in August at Wroxall Abbey, one of our regular wedding venues. Although we do a number of weddings each year at Wroxall Abbey each one is different and we love working with our brides and grooms to find the perfect look for them. Helena and Craig were looking for mainly white wedding flowers with a touch of vintage as well as elegance.
The Wedding Bouquets
Helena’s bridal bouquet was a large creamy white mix of wonderfully scented David Austin roses, freesias with snippets of gypsophila tied with ivory satin ribbon and pearls, perfect for a Summer wedding. Her five bridesmaids had a blousy bouquet of white hydrangeas each, again tied with ivory satin ribbon and pearls. The two young flower girls held a single cream rose to walk down the aisle.
White wedding flowers in the church
Wroxall Abbey has it’s own small chapel on site, Wren’s Cathedral. The lych gate leading up to the entrance of the chapel was decorated with grey willow hearts and a touch of gypsophila. This makes a lovely photo when the bride and groom leave the church. Inside the church we decorated the large stone window sills and fonts with church candles which lit up the church with romantic candle light.
White wedding flowers in the mansion house
On each of the guest tables we decorated our cream birdcages with hanging lovebirds, white freesias, roses and lisianthus and added country heart tea lights on the table On the top table we created a full length flower garland which ran the entire length of the top table. This was a mix of eucalyptus and stunning white hydrangea with touches of gypsophila. Behind the garland were hurricane vases with candles inside running the length of the table.
To tie into her birdcage table centre Helena chose our birdcage table plan to show the guests to their seats. After the wedding breakfast the guests moved into the marquee at Wroxall. The staff are usually happy to move the decorations through to the marquee for the evening, to create the entrance to the marquee Helena hired some of our bay trees.