When we received an invitation to travel down to the elegant Coombe Lodge to create wedding flowers we were happy to say yes. A new venue to us is always a great opportunity for a site visit to check out the place to see what will work with the couples chosen venue. We just loved creating flowers and styling for Noreen and Tom on this magical day with their family and friends.
BOUQUETS AT COOMBE LODGE – PEACH, BLUSH PINK AND CREAM
The bouquets were a mix of peach, blush pink and cream blooms for an elegant summer look.
OUTDOOR WEDDING CEREMONY AT COOMBE LODGE
The gardens at Coombe Lodge make a perfect setting for an outdoor ceremony. Delicate confetti petals were handed out to the guests for the confetti moment.
LARGE METALLIC URNS AND FLOWERS DOWN THE AISLE
The dramatic setting for the ceremony suited large metallic urns overflowing with lush florals and flowers set out to frame the aisle.
CENTREPIECES AT COOMBE LODGE – GOLD CANDELABRA
Coombe Lodge has a warm feel to the place and the gold candelabra used for the centrepieaces echoed the decor in the light fittings and around the room.
The image of the Noreen and her girls so beautifully captured in front of the stunning rhododendrons is just gorgeous. Mother Nature was certainly at work at Coombe Lodge. Congratulations again to Noreen and Tom x
Wethele Manor nestled in the Warwickshire countryside is a favourite wedding venue of ours, especially in the summer months where couples with their guests can enjoy this delightful setting.
BLUSH PINK, PEACH AND CREAM BOUQUETS
For a summer wedding you can’t beat the wonderful scent of David Austin roses in blush pink and peach, with peonies, hydrangea and tanacetum with fresh eucalyptus all tied with trailing ribbons.
OUTDOOR CEREMONY WETHELE MANOR
We just love creating the decor and florals for outdoor weddings and the setting at Wethele Manor is just perfect. The oak arbour was lightly decorated with swathes of muslin and lush foliage and flower garlands.The ribbon backdrop added a touch of whimsy to the day.
HYDRANGEA PLANTS DOWN THE AISLE
Plants are a great idea to frame the aisle in an outdoor setting as they just enhance the natural setting.The ceremony table had a full garland trailing to the floor to continue this natural garden feel.
CENTREPIECES FOR THE MARQUEE AT WETHELE MANOR
For a large marquee remember to look at the expanse above your tables as well as the centrepieces.
CANDELABRA – PEACHES AND CREAM WEDDING FLOWERS
Candelabra added height to the tables giving an airy look and feel to the marquee, the flowers in peaches and creams added a cool, calmness to the day.
FOOTED BOWLS – PEACHES AND CREAM WEDDING FLOWERS
Footed vases sat on plinths in front of the top table and were used on some of the guest tables, enabling guests to see and smell the fragrant blooms.
TOP TABLE GARLAND
A lush foliage garland with highlights of delicate flowers ran the length of the top table. Hurricane vases and tea lights placed along the table added a touch of romance.
Pretty details were all around at this wedding, a gorgeous table plan and a dose of pretty behind the cake table.
Stacey and Ashley tied the knot at Warwick House, nestled in Southam, Warwickshire. Stacey was full of ideas which we helped bring to life and we were so happy to be involved in this wedding as we had previously created the flowers for her sister’s wedding. Personal recommendation is always the best.
BRIDE & BRIDESMAIDS BOUQUETS
Stacey and her girls carried relaxed flowers and bouquets with scented freesia, lisianthus,veronica ,quicksand and ocean song roses for a delicate flowery feel.
Delicate button holes were the order of the day with ranunculus, veronica and a touch of baby’s breath all tied with twine, perfect for an outdood ceremony.
OUTDOOR CEREMONY – WEDDING FLOWERS AT WARWICK HOUSE
We just love outdoor ceremonies and the route to the ceremony was lined with jugs of flowers. The setting was enhanced with rustic crates and a mix of blooms to create a great backdrop for the family photos. Everyone looks so relaxed and proud here in front of the gazebo.
RUSTIC STYLING & WEDDING FLOWERS AT WARWICK HOUSE
The hay bales, buckets of lavender and rustic styling created a great welcome for guests at the entrance to Warwick House.
Soft blooms were added to this gorgeous naked cake. Congratulations to Stacey and Ashley xx
Victoria was the epitome of a romantic elegant bride with her amazing dress and summer peony, hydrangea and garden rose bouquet.
BRIDESMAIDS BOUQUETS FOR BLUSH PINK DRESSES
The gardens at Moxhull Hall and the blush pink dresses were a match made in heaven, I just love how the colour is picked up in the rambling roses on the pergola. It is always a good idea to look at your wedding venue in detail and see how you and your florist can work with the setting. Enhancing rather than dominating is key to this romantic elegant look.
PEONY BUTTON HOLES
Alasdair and the boys sported peony button holes for an elegant look..
OUTDOOR WEDDING CEREMONY AT MOXHULL HALL
The gardens lead down to the wonderful outdoor ceremony setting at Moxhull Hall just prefect for a summer wedding.
OUTDOOR WEDDING CEREMONY AT MOXHULL HALL – URNS
As the outdoor wedding ceremony space in set in lush gardens and surrounded by trees urns with relaxed summer flowers enhance the space and link everything together.
OUTDOOR WEDDING CEREMONY AT MOXHULL HALL – AISLE DECORATIONS
Pretty posies decorate the aisle for this outdoor wedding ceremony.
FLOWER GIRL POMMANDER
A pomander is always a flower girl favourite, light and fun to carry. Tender family moments so beautifully captured by the talented Steve Gerrard.
GARDEN GAMES – OUTDOORS AT MOXHULL HALL
With so much space garden games are great to keep the children and adults entertained all afternoon.
CENTREPIECES – FOOTED SILVER BOWLS OF HYDRANGEAS, PEONIES & ROSES
Romantic silver bowls of garden roses, peonies and hydrangea smelt divine on the tables and looked elegant.
The elegant silver look carried through to the top table with votives and vases of soft romantic blooms.
CENTREPIECES – GROUPING OF MERCURY SILVER VASES ON A MIRRORED CAKE STAND
For a relaxed look to your guest tables you may wish to offer a mix of centrepieces, here the grouping incorporates the same flowers as the footed bowls for a harmonious look.
A summer wedding is always best dressed with an elegant dessert table and this one is a absolute beauty.
Thank you so much for sharing your phots Mr and Mrs Bond.
At Passion for Flowers we love hearing that our couples are planning an outdoor outdoor ceremony at Wethele Manor. Wethele is perfect for adding your own stamp on your day and we were trilled to style the day for Tara and Simo. Tara and Simo had been living in Sardinia and were joined on the day by family and friends.
INDIAN BRIDAL BOUQUET – DEEP PINK, YELLOW & ORANGE
Tara wore an amazing designer gown and we created a stunning bouquet in keeping with her bright colours for the day, blousy peonies, orange ranunculus, yellow billy balls and touches of gold hydrangea finished with an amazing antique gold braid Tara had sourced.
OUTDOOR CEREMONY AT WETHELE MANOR
The outdoor ceremony setting at Wethele Manor creates an elegant backdrop to your wedding ceremony. We added tall candelabra with flowers and trailing ivy to add a gorgeous glow to the wedding day. The flowers again continued the colours set by Tara’s wedding gown and we added trailing aramaranthus, yellow and red freesia as well as orange tulips to the mix.
BRIGHT BUTTON HOLES
The button holes were bright using freesia in a mix of colours and ranunculus.
FLOWER CROWNS FOR THE FLOWER GIRLS
Flowers crowns are just adorable for young flower girls and the bright orange ranunculus and red rose buds looked stunning with their dresses.
CENTREPIECES AT WETHELE MANOR
Tara and Simo chose a sweetheart table with a large centrepiece of big blooms from their day. We love creating WOW factor flowers for the ceremony and sweetheart table. On the guest tables we added a bright floral decoration to the kahari stands and a mix of mercury silver and gold containers with blooms from the day to complete the look. The large candelabra were moved inside to be enjoyed as guests entered the marquee.
A TASTE OF ITALY
The ice cream van was popular with guests of all ages.
I first met Leanne at a wedding last summer and were more than thrilled when she asked if Passion for Flowers would be able to help her with styling and flowers for her spring wedding at South Farm. Leanne runs Blooming Lovely Films and we have admired her work and just love her style. We had great fun when we met David at the Wedding Industry Awards and were introduced to Ross Harvey who had been asked to photograph this epic wedding. Over the last months we met Leanne a number of times, shared pinterest boards and generally agreed on all things floral.
As it was our first wedding at South Farm we took the opportunity to meet up with Leanne and Dave early this year to see the how we could decorate and enhance the natural beauty of South Farm.
Leanne’s vision for the day was a relaxed day of happiness with family and loved ones. We know she did this and were so happy to be chosen as her florist. As she talked through ideas from the doors to the vespa to the Easter Egg hunt we knew how gorgeous their day would be and of course her divine Claire Pettibone dress.
Ross Harvey has done such a fantastic job at capturing this beautiful day.
South Farm is simply stunning and we worked with its natural beauty to create timeless yet rustic elegant flowers. A mix of roses, clematis, wax flower, pittosporum, hellebores, broom with nigella seed heads created just the right mix for the day.
RUSTIC ELEGANT BOUQUETS FOR LEANNE & HER BRIDESMIADS
At her final consultation Leanne and I agreed on a gorgeous look for her rustic elegant bouquets. The long trailing ribbons looked wonderful with the elegant dresses chosen for the bridesmaids.
RUSTIC ELEGANT BUTTONHOLES
David and his best man Jim set the style for the boy team and we loved their coloured jackets. Rustic elegant button holes with spray roses and a mix from the day, finished with twine fitted the bill perfectly.
South Farm is perfect for an outdoor ceremony and we were thrilled with the finished result and were just so lucky with the weather. When Leanne made her entrance through the doors everyone was so moved. Just to let you into a little secret the doors were something Leanne had hoped for from the beginning of her planning and David organised for them to be delivered and set up for us to decorate on the day. They made a perfect frame to the ceremony area with a delicate flower garland and crates of flowers.
OUTDOOR CEREMONY – SHEPHERDS CROOKS DOWN THE AISLE
Shepherds crooks with simple posies lined the aisle and were later used to decorate the outside tables.
RUSTIC ELEGANT FLOWER CROWN FOR THE BRIDE
We talked about a flower crown and felt it would work beautifully with Leanne’s wedding dress by Claire Pettibone and the relaxed style of her day. The flower crown was Leanne’s crowning glory and one of the many parts of her day she treasured. I just love the photos on the vespa – we added a surprise posy of flowers to the handlebars.
RUSTIC ELEGANT WEDDING CENTREPIECES IN THE BARN
The barn was full for the wedding breakfast and we used a mix of timeless silver vases and crystal vessels filled with flowers to continue the rustic elegant look. We added elegant candle sticks and a garland of flowers to the top table What a fabulous day they had and a wonderful start to their married life.
We will leave you with their beautiful wedding video below.
Much love, Karen and The Passion for Flowers team x