Just picked / country style flowers are one of our favourite styles of flowers here at Passion for Flowers. More and more of our brides are looking for a relaxed, country style or rustic look to their flowers.We often use an eclectic mix of jam jars, bottles, milk churns and jugs to create this look on wedding tables, of course finishing off with hessian or lace.
Grab your copy of Wedding Flowers Magazine to read how to create this look, including top tips for DIY brides.
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At Passion for Flowers we love the softness of gypsophilia also well known as baby’s breath and million stars. Gypsophilia is perfect if you are looking for white wedding flowers, it can be used on its own or mixed with other flowers.
Why use gypsophilia in your wedding flowers?
As a wedding flower gyspohilia is great for filling large arrangements.As it is so cost effective gypsophilia looks great used en masse.This gorgeous wedding bouquet had a big bunch of dreamy gypsophilia and eucalyptus making a great summer bouquet. The softness of the grey green eucalyptus works well in the groom’s button hole to finish the look.
Alternatively at Passion for Flowers we like teaming gypsophilia with white avalanche in bridal bouquets, especially if the bride has chosen a lace trimmed dress as the delicate flowers look like lace.
Gypsophilia is lovely with the delicate white lisianthus and soft grey tones of eucalyptus for a summer garland or table centrepeice.Gypsophilia is the perfect filler for large scale work in churches or for wedding ceremony flowers. It looks good in bunches or mixed with other flowers here it compliments the lilac roses, spray roses and purple lisianthus.
At Passion for Flowers our brides love making a statement with silver wedding candelabra for their wedding centrepieces. Gypsophilia gives softness and texture to the wedding flowers.
Gypsophilia is very on trend for classic white weddings and as seen here looks amazing as the only flower at your wedding. We love the topiary trees and extravagant centrepieces filled only with gypsophilia. This simple understated flower can have a real WOW factor when used en masse.
At Passion for Flowers we love working with roses especially these beautiful dusky pink roses.Dusky pink roses make great button holes for the Groom and Groomsmen, a simple single rose looks elegant or you could add some eucalyptus – don’t forget to add a pearl pin.
This Passion for Flowers bridal bouquet used a mix of roses. Here we have used dusky pink roses mixed with peach and soft pinks. These roses are perfect for a romantic bridal bouquet, the lace wrap we have used is an off cut from the brides dress. This top table centrepiece is a mix of dusky pink roses as well as soft pink, peach, cream and spray roses, perfect with the dusky pink swag and chair sashes. Bouvardia and eucalyptus finish the wedding flowers off a treat.
Dusky pink roses work beautifully with the cream tones of birdcage centrepieces and church candles.For wedding cake flowers – a hand decorated mix of dusky pink, peach and cream roses with hydrangea. These cake flowers add the finishing touches to this extravagant four tier wedding cake. It looks fit for a princess.
Do you love dusky pink roses? Let us know how you are using them at your wedding.
At Passion for Flowers we just love winter weddings. See how our beautiful bride Laura and groom Simon styled their day with Passion for Flowers at Wroxall Abbey an exclusive wedding venue in Warwickshire.
Laura’s winter bridal bouquet with thistles, calla lilies and Grand Prix roses. Simon’s button hole with a gorgeous Grand Prix rose hand picked from her bouquet for a traditional touch. Hair flowers added a the perfect finishing touch for our gorgeous bride.
The bridal bouquet picked up the colour of the cravats with deep red ribbon and roses. Don’t you just love the calla lilies adding warmth to the winter bouquet. The thistles added the Celtic touch.
The beautiful wooden screen at Wroxall Abbey Wren’s Cathedral was decorated with a floral arch and continued the warm winter colours with roses and ivy.Back in the Mansion House table centres used hurricane vases and centrepieces with thistles, pussy willow and roses – perfect for a winter wedding.
Traditional Celtic Love Spoon makes a great wedding favour for a traditional Celtic wedding.
Hope we have inspired you for your winter wedding flowers.
succulents can be bought well in advance of the wedding day
as potted plants succulents can be kept as a reminder of a special day
a great green option
succulents are a great price
We shared ideas for DIY brides wanting to make their own centrepieces. Use succulents with other flowers to create an eye catching and easy to make wedding centrepiece. Blackboard buckets are available to buy from our sister company the wedding of my dreams. This centrepiece would look gorgeous at a seaside wedding, perhaps adding some shells to the arrangement. Don’t forget to chalk on the table name or number. Great for easy DIY centrepieces.
Pretty rustic bark centrepiece looks great with a semperviren (type of succulent)! These could be hung from trees or set around your wedding reception venue.
Here at Passion for Flowers we love hydrangeas for wonderful wedding flowers. We use them for wedding bouquets, wedding table centres, arches for church weddings and large arrangements for that WOW wedding factor!
This stunning summer bridal bouquet has a mix of soft blue hydrangeas, vintage roses in blues, pinks, lilacs and creams – this set off our brides beautiful Jenny Packham dress like a dream.Hydrangea heads make a statement on their own in a mix of blues – great contrast to navy bridesmaids dresses for pure style.For the purist bride a hand-tied bouquet of white hydrangeas and gypsophilia tied with lace for a vintage look.Hydrangea heads make stunning arches in churches or over doorways, teamed here with dreamy gypsophilia. Statement table centres with white hydrangeas and crystals set off the perfect table.Wow factor hanging hydrangea globes add colour to a marquee Stylish glass bubble vases look cool and elegant with hydrangea heads and steel grass, add blue water glasses for that extra touch.Bell jars add a soft vintage look to a wedding or cake table, jar filled with hydrangea and lace. Muted tones of pink and green hydrangeas look just great for a country style wedding - we simply styled these in a cream metal jug, glass bottles and cream tea lights continue our relaxed take on the country wedding.At Passion for Flowers we love using hydrangeas in rustic bark containers, the big blooms fill the space and just need the addition of a few extra flowers for a great wedding table centre. Photography credit : The Barbers
To end at Passion for Flowers we just had to share this image captured by the Barbers of a summer vintage tea party with tall candelabra with blue hydrangeas, herbs and a mix of vintage roses. The tones picked up by bunting by the bride’s family and soft pashminas on the chairs. What a great alternative to chair covers!
Afternoon tea parties at weddings are becoming more and more popular and something we love getting involved in. A number of our brides this summer have had less formal weddings and opted for an afternoon tea served on vintage china rather than a more formal wedding breakfast.
The afternoon tea party theme can of course be reflected in the table centres by arranging flowers in vintage crockery. From tea cups to cake stands and tea pots to sugar bowls, anything goes! At Passion for Flowers we have collected a number of assorted pieces of vintage china to use for our floral displays but we find brides often like to go out collecting their own as well.
Vintage pink and purple roses on three tiered cake stand.Thistles and vintage roses on single tiered cake stand, with Alice in Wonderland Flags.Vintage roses in beautiful gold and purple tea pot.
If you’re having an afternoon tea party wedding have a look at our vintage flowers portfolio on Passion for Flowers main website for more inspiration.
A little taster of some of the flowers we will be showing at today’s Vintage Chic wedding fair. We have a wonderful selection of crystal and glass cut vases in all shapes and sizes collected from a number of charity shops from around the country.
We have filled this beautiful crystal footed vase with an assortment of vintage roses in dusky pinks and creams.