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Organic Style Wedding Arch – Asymmetric Doorway Florals by Passion for Flowers

This gorgreous wooden door at Hampton Manor is in the main dining room of Elizabeth’s Court. I’ve been eyeing it up for ages wanting to creating something gorgeous and floral around it to make even more of a stement than it already is.

At the most recent wedding fair I created this asymetic arch style floral display – which isn’t an arch at all! We loved out final creation and guests just loved it. Many Hampton Manor couples use this door as a photo backdrop so florals would certainly enhance this setting.

The 2 floral posts could be used anywhere, often we create something similar at an entrance to a church or between large pillars and arches within venues.

Organic Style Wedding Arch – Asymmetric Doorway Florals

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Coast Bridesmaid Dress Shoot 2018 – Passion for Flowers

Deep pink and green bridesmaids bouquets with navy blue dresses

Editorial shoots are a delight to be asked to work on especially by the talented team of stylists at Rock My Wedding.

NATURAL BOUQUET OF VARYING PINK TONES

A natural organic style bouquet works beautifully with these beautiful Coast  bridesmaid’s dresses. The elegance of the navy was offset with the blush and deeper tones of pink. The layering of the colours and a mix of blooms creates interest in the bouquet whilst the snippets of foliage add a natural touch.

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FIREPLACE DECORATION: WILD FLORAL GARLAND & CANDLES

The fireplace and dark walls of this bedroom at Hampton Manor create a stunning backdrop. I just love how the organic, asymetric fireplace decoration works in this setting. The light blush pink tones in the florals pop against the dark walls and bring the room to life. An abundance of candles and a stunning Coast dress created a most dreamy look, so elegant and magical.

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BLUSH PINK FEATHERY BOUQUET – EXTRA LARGE

For a blush pink feathery bouquet to wow your bridesmaids choose an extra large bouquet design, here we used a mass of just three different blooms, feathery astilbe, the softest lisianthus and the lemon scented wax flower. The effect with this beautiful lace dress from Coast is so stylish.

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NATURAL WILD GREEN AND WHITE BOUQUET

Bringing the outside in is a great idea and a natural wild green and white bouquet suits the style of this mint green Coast dress perfectly. A backdrop of jasmine trails, hellebore and the softest foliage stems frame this shot beautifully.

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Credits: Wedding Florists: Passion for Flowers // Photographer: WE ARE THE CLARKES // Shoot Co-ordinated and styled by: Rock My Wedding // Venue: Hampton Manor // Dresses: COAST

Natural Organic Style Wedding Flowers: Green & Gold Ideas

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We always love a collaboration and when asked by Country Wedding Venues if we would like to work with The Rustic Wedding Company in styling Mythe Barn we jumped at the chance. We love a rustic wedding as do so many of our wedding couples.

NATURAL ORGANIC CEREMONY AT MYTHE BARN – BIRCH ARCH

Natural organic style wedding flowers are key to creating a relaxed look to a rustic wedding. Starting with our birch arch we added a mix of foliage, we usually use a mix of at least 3 different types of foliage, with a mix of roses, helebores and lisianthus to lighten the look.

Our tree stumps and lanterns tied the look together with a mix of candlesticks. Aisle chairs were finished off with a bunch of eucalyptus to complete the look. The wooden ceremony table has a soft runner, an array of gold candlesticks and a mass of foliage garland with highlights of natural flowers.

 

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ROUND GUEST TABLES:  GOLD AND GREEN CENTREPIECES

The guest tables centrepieces continued the gold and green scheme with gold hurricane vases with a candle framed by a ring of foliage and flowers. Flowers here included anenomes, helebores and roses.

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BACKDROP BEHIND TOP TABLE

If you are having a backdrop behind the top table make sure it continues the feel of your wedding day, for a rustic wedding add large amounts of foliage for a natural organic look.

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LONG TOP TABLE: GOLD AND GREEN WEDDING STYLING

All eyes are on the top table and it should be a feast for the senses, this will be the focal point for the duration of the speeches so you’ll want it to look as pretty as can be. The richness of the gold together with the organic green foliage and soft, delicate blooms caught the magic of the day. I just love the whimsical astilbe in the gold vases and the softest anemones in the lower vases. Each place setting had a snippet of foliage and gold cut out name as a place card / favour.

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Credits: Wedding Florists: Passion for Flowers // Venue: Mythe Barn // Photographer: Daffodil Waves // Additional Props & Stying: The Rustic Wedding Company

Gemma’s Wedding – Dreamy Destination Wedding Tuscany

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Every mother dreams of her daughter’s wedding and so when Gemma and Richard announced their engagement and plans for a dreamy destination wedding in Tuscany I was beyond excited. Being a mother and daughter florist team we live and breathe weddings and Gemma’s was no exception.

From the start we wanted Gemma’s wedding to be a relaxed day with family and friends and we are so thankful to everyone that played a part in her wedding. Planning a wedding even we you are in the wedding industry is no easy task but there is nothing we would change, all the effort was worth it.

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WEDDING PREPARATIONS – LOCANDA IN TUSCANY

Months of planning gave way to the excitement of arriving at our beautiful location in Tuscany to start creating the wedding we had all been dreaming of. All of our vases, signage, dressing, runners and details were sent out from our company The Wedding of My Dreams by van to arrive at our venue to await us.

Wedding preparations continued with the arrival of the flowers and foliage from our friends at Florismart as well as a few local grown specials from Puscina Flowers.  We had invited Lois one of our florists to travel out to Tuscany and work with us to create all this beauty. We have a large family and many able helpers so we enlisted their help in dressing the venue. No task went unchecked as Gemma had planned all the details so brilliantly that we had an amazing work schedule to keep us on track. Whilst Gemma, Lois and I concentrated on the larger arrangements we knew the dressing of the gazebo, foliage hoops, hanging of lanterns, setting out of signs and filling of vases for the centrepieces was happening all around us.

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Karen Morgan preparing the floral garland for the wedding car

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Centrepieces being prepared ready to set out on the tables, Locanda In Tuscany

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BRIDAL PARTY GETTING READY, LOCANDA IN TUSCANY

The venue had plenty of space for Richard and the boys to get ready in the rooms surrounding the pool whilst Gemma and the girls enjoyed the coolness of the main house for their preparations.

We chose to take out our wedding industry friends with us including Make up by Jodie who did an amazing job keeping us relaxed whilst ensuring we were ready in good time.

Gemma’s dress and her bridesmaids gowns were chosen from Coco and Kate and she just loved the Anna Campbell, Adelaide dress she wore. I managed to find a beautiful Gina Baconi outfit to complement her look. The boys looked relaxed in their white shirts and chinos with Richard wearing a well cut grey jacket. Of course Olivia was the main star of the day with her white and silver dress and good nature.

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OUTDOOR WEDDING CEREMONY, BAGNO VIGNONI, TUSCANY

Gemma and Richard chose the romantic setting of the Loggiato in Bagno Vignoni for their outdoor wedding ceremony. The backdrop was so beautiful with the old buildings and thermal pool. We dressed the wooden chairs with flowing runners which blew in the breeze and added large urns with natural organic designed florals and foliage. We even found an antique wooden crib for Olivia and added a flower garland to entice her in. Foliage hoops set the scene and were continued at Locanda as a way of linking our venues.

The garland for the car was a joy to create and I was so thrilled to see Gemma be driven to the ceremony by her father Richard and return after the ceremony with her husband Richard to be welcomed by family and friends.

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BRIDE AND GROOM PORTRAIT PHOTOS TUSCANY

Anna and Simon Clarke were unrelenting on the day capturing every important moment and lots of beautiful shots of the Tuscan backdrop chosen for Gemma and Richard’s dream wedding. We are eternally grateful for the beauty they created and the amazing film Simon has put together. We had a family viewing of this on Christmas Day and it was such a joy to see.

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WEDDING DRINKS RECEPTION, LOCANDA IN TUSCANY

After transporting our guests to our hillside location, a relaxed atmosphere was the order of the day. Food stations were set out offering the very best in Tuscan fare whilst everyone enjoyed cocktails and welcome drinks.

Shade was important for some of the guests and so gazebos and decorated pergolas provided plenty of spaces to chat and relax. Garden games were set out for those who wanted and we loved creating our family tree.

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WEDDING GUEST TABLES, ALFRESCO WEDDING LONG WOODEN TABLES

Gemma and Richard knew they wanted the evening meal to be on long tables, under lights surrounded by family and friends. We chose our caterers with the help of our planner Francesca and agreed on the rustic style tables and chairs with long runners. The flowers in a mix of antique gold bottles vases, glass bottles with gold rims with hundreds of bronze tea lights and lanterns created a magical look. As the light faded the candles were lit and the table lanterns enhanced the setting.

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EXTRA DETAILS, WEDDING CAKE, BAR, POOL DECORATIONS & DANCE FLOOR

Gemma and Richard decorated their own cake under the direction of the chefs. The loggia backdrop with its fireplace and informal seating was a wonderful place to decorate and relax in late in the evening. Lanterns laid out around the pool added to the magic and romance of the evening, organic arrangements in small urns were placed on the American bar, lanterns and fairy lights lit the dance floor under the pergola so the party could continue well into the early hours.

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I can truly say this was the happiest day of our lives and when we had our last glass or two of wine when all the guests had left we all agreed we would not have done it any other way. I am so happy for Gemma Richard and Olivia as they enjoy their married life as the 3 Kings.

With love Karen x

GEMMA + RICHARD // WEDDING PREVIEW // BAGNO VIGNONI – TUSCANY from WE ARE // THE CLARKES on Vimeo.

THANKS TO ALL THESE SUPPLIERS WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT

 

Christmas Garlands And Wreaths For Joules Winter Shoot

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Winter styling is so much fun and we always love being asked to create beauty with Charlotte O’Shea and the team at Rock My Style. The opportunity to work with the Joules brand was so lovely as their clothing is one of our favourites. In fact I usually wear a pair of their boots in the workroom.

These images capture the beauty that was made, Charlotte has a good eye for detail and knows what she loves. Pheasant feathers being one of her favourite things, Mabel was the most perfect model and I have fallen in love with these images captured from the day.

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A country house needs a country styled wreath on the door and this one with hydrangea, eucalyptus, alliums and the signature pheasant feathers was a pleasure to make.

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HOW TO MAKE A CHRISTMAS STAIRCASE GARLAND

A Christmas garland is a great welcome to any home. Charlotte was keen to learn and we found a colour combination which she loved. Warm dusky pink hydrangea, softest astrantia, alliums and masses of foliage to create a lush, relaxed garland.

  1. For the base an oasis netted garland lightly soaked in water.
  2. Add foliage throughout the design for a natural look, we used 3 types of eucalyptus.
  3.  Add key blooms we used hydrangea heads, alliums and astrantia.
  4. Then add extra flourishes of decoration to suit your style Charlotte loved the addition of the pheasant feathers for a country look.
  5. Finally hang your garland in pride of place on your staircase with cable ties and check how everything looks.

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Credits – Floral designers: Passion for Flowers // Clothing: Joules // Co-ordinated and Styled by Rock My Style

1-2-1 Flower Workshop. Tall Centrepieces, Button Holes & Flower Crowns

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HANGING FLOWERS AND FLOWER CANOPIES FOR CEREMONY TABLES

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Flower friends are great and as florists we enjoy working and learning together. Earlier in the year I was delighted to spend time  with Alison from Mad Lilies and Janet from the Flower Room Belfast. Alison had kindly invited Sabine Darrall to join us for the day and work with us all to create bountiful and beautiful flowers in the stunning English countryside. I had long admired Sabine’s work but had never had the opportunity to spend time with her and learn from her.  We started off with a relaxed evening together talking all things flowery and more besides!

All the flowers and foliage were beautifully conditioned ready for our flowery adventure.

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TOP TABLE STYLING WITH HANGING FLOWERS ABOVE

Hanging flowers always hit the spot and a chandelier over a top table is just so lush with a mix of spring blooms. The table below was styled with runners, candlesticks, bottles  and tea lights from our sister company theweddingofmydreams. Dreamy floral place settings lovingly tied with ribbon completed this romantic,spring look.

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HANGING FLOWER INSTALLATION OVER TOP TABLE

We kept the look on the table light and airy so as not to distract from the star attraction the hanging flower installation. For a top table it is always lovely to have a great feature iin place for added impact when it comes to the speeches.

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CEREMONY TABLE WITH FLOWER CANOPY OVER HEAD

For a ceremony table with a soft, romantic feel we worked together to create a flower canopy. This lush design was oozing with scented roses, tulips, ranunculi and masses of different foliages for texture.

 

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An asymetric grouping of bottles, vases and votives is perfect for the table with a lush footed urn as the centrepiece. This look really allows your guests to see the individual blooms and appreciate the true beauty of the flowers.

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CEREMONY ARCHES – PURPLE, LILAC AND RED

We love creating wild, relaxed florals and worked together to create this beautiful ceremony arch perfect for a country garden or rustic inspired wedding. The rich mix of purple, lilac and red were jewel tones and really made our hearts sing. The finishing touches of logs, lanterns and potting shed finds were just perfect to complete the look. Working together was a fun and heartwarming experience.

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CEREMONY ARCHES –  LILAC, PINK AND PEACH

For a more subdued look then lilac, pink an peach fit the bill, an abundance of scented lilac, soft and delicate helebroes, snapdragon, wax flower, viburnum berries, delicate scabious and the softest blush and peach roses made a great choice.

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I certainly enjoyed our day and look forward to us flowering and inspiring each other in the coming months and years. Thank you Sabine for your warmth and openess,  and to Alison for organising the day.

Photography Beth Lavin and Sabine Darrall

WEDDING FLOWERS WORKSHOP – RUSTIC CENTREPIECES

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Last week we ran our first wedding flowers workshops here at Passion for Flowers in our new studio at Home Farm in Warwickshire.

WHAT THE DAY INVOLVED

Karen demonstrated how to make a number of rustic country style centrepieces, including milk churns, jugs, mini crates and a grouping on a tree slice. She spoke about which flowers work well together and the techniques needed to make the different types of centrepieces.

In the afternoon all attendees made a place setting and crate centrepiece to take away with them.They also worked as a team to create a top table design, table plan and asked many questions about their own weddings and how they would go about creating various florals.

A FEW PHOTOS FROM THE DAY

OUR WORKSHOP:

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THE FLOWERS:

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KAREN DEMONSTRATING:

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GETTING STUCK IN

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THE FINISHED RESULTS

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If you are interested in attending one of our wedding flowers workshops or wedding florist courses send us an email to register your interest and we’ll let you know about future workshop dates. Email karen@passionforflowers.net

 

 

BIG NEWS…. WEDDING PROPS NOW AVAILABLE TO HIRE

At Passion for Flowers we have an array of different wedding props to hire. We have been collecting props for years to make our weddings stand out. We have built up a large collection of vases, urns, candle holders, candelabra, signs, large scale props such as wooden carts, ladders, arches and crates. Up until now these props have only been available to if you are using Passion for Flowers floral design service, however we are now opening them up to everyone.

BROWSE OUR PROP HIRE BROCHURE BELOW

Below is our prop hire brochure, why not open it up and see if anything takes your fancy. We suggest viewing in full screen to see the props more clearly.

At the moment props have to be collected and returned to our workshop in Berkswell, Warwickshire.

http://issuu.com/passionforflowers/docs/hire_guide_issuu?e=27723061/43033064

 

 

To place your order please send an email to karen@passionforflowers.net using the subject
‘Prop Hire Order’ followed by your name and date of your wedding.

Within the email list the items and quantity you would like with the exact name and page number found in the hire guide.

OUTDOOR CEREMONY WETHELE MANOR – PEACH & CREAM WEDDING FLOWERS

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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PRETTY DETAILS

Pretty details were all around at this wedding, a gorgeous table plan and a dose of pretty behind the cake table.

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Credits – Florist: Passion for Flowers // Photorapher: Simon Biffen Photography // Venue: Wethele Manor

CHELSEA IN BLOOM

Chelsea in Bloom 2016

A visit to Chelsea in May is never complete without taking time to view the amazing installations for Chelsea in Bloom, Chelsea’s prestigious floral art show.

The maps with the self-guided tour allow you to take in the sights at your own pace or there is always a chauffeured trip in an exclusive Chelsea in Bloom rickshaw available I just love taking the walk at my own pace with my sister and joined this year by Gemma my daughter. Of course we had time to stop off at Peter Jones for a glass of fizz and a late lunch at The Botanist.

Chelsea in Bloom 2016 The White Company Shop Window

This installation at The White Company was my personal favourite. I just loved the elephant with its carnival feel in the lush setting. Green and white just on brand for The White Company beautifully created by the very talented Larry Walshe.

Chelsea in Bloom 2016 Liz Earle Shop Window

The carnival theme was brilliantly executed at another of my favourite stores Liz Earle, the carousel and detail on the horses were so amazing. Liz Earle certainly captured many public voters winning The People’s Champion Award. The display was a collaboration with leading floral stylist Willow Crossley and renowned set designer Angus Buchanan with Burford Garden Company enlisted to help bring the design to life.The colour palette is just so gorgeous.

Chelsea in Bloom 2016

Links of London had a show stopping display created by All For Love London with British Bull Dogs taking centre stage with their over sized floral headdresses with a myriad of colours. The large Union Jack in the foreground was a riot of colour, in my mind this was the most colourful of the installations.

Chelsea in Bloom 2016

Make sure you plan a visit next time and get inspired next time.

Karen x

CHAPEL DESIGNERS LONDON 2016

London and Brixton East had a surprise last week when an amazing group of talented floral designers and industry greats got together for Chapel Designers London 2016. The event organised by Holly Heider Chapple of Chapel Designers and Nick Priestly of Mood Flowers was an amazing few days of love, laughter, and learning.

These images show some of my personal highlights.

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Window boxes in rainbow colours stretching out along the street in front of Brixton East created by groups of Chapel Designers working together in colour teams inspired by a demo by talented duo Athena Duncan and Mairead Curtin from London florists Rebel Rebel.

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A Chapel Designers Conference gives everyone a chance to unwind, rethink mechanics and techniques, share experiences, start new friendships, noursish old friendships and learn in a relaxed and open way. Holly Chapple opended her heart to us and enabled us to produce some great work. Paul Pryke gave us an insight into the world of a floral writer and designer and inspired us with her work. Rebel Rebel told some great tales of early days and I just love their bouquet on legs. Flowerona gave us some useful tips on Instagram and social media.

chapel designers London 2016

After a demo from Holly I loved creating this elegant bouquet so beautifully captured by Amanda Dumouchelle who had travelled over from the US to work with Holly and the Chapel Designers. Her work is so wonderful I can’t wait to see more of her images of what my fellow Chapel Designers created. So much beauty in one place.

Karen Morgan @kmorganflowers Passion for Flowers bouquet created at Chapel Designers London 2016

A highlight was the Chapel Designers Dinner where we celebrated with all the speakers and Chapel Designers, certainly an evening to remember. The fun we had creating the immense tablescape was awesome and we all enjoyed getting to dine under our floral canopy. Team work never looked so good.

Hanging flowers above long guest tables chapel designers London 2016

An early morning visit to New Covent Garden Market gave us a chance to repurpose our designs alongside the Floral Angels. A great opportunity to support this wonderful charity so close to many of our hearts.

Floral Angels Chapel Designers London 2016

The finale was an epic demonstration by Shane Connolly, his dramatic urn design was overflowing with natural beauty and seasonal delights including garden favourites Viburnum burkwoodii, Amelanchier, Viburnum Opulus and Jasmine. I love his style of work and am thrilled to have had an opportunity to watch him at work.

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chapel designers London 2016 group photo

I am back in the studio now missing my fellow Chapel Designers, feeling inspired by what we can achieve together and looking forward to continuing as floral friends in this wonderful industry.

Thank you Holly, Evan and Nick for organising Chapel Designers London 2016

 

 

PASSION FOR FLOWERS AT THE NATIONAL WEDDING SHOW 2015

Passion for Flowers stand at The National Wedding Show Birmingham

PASSION FOR FLOWERS STAND AT THE NATIONAL WEDDING SHOW

At Passion for Flowers we love the chance to design our show stopping stand at The National Wedding Show. We are able to meet so many couples either just starting off on their wedding planning journey or wanting to be inspired for some last minute touches. Our stand showed a glimpse into our style of individually designed weddings. Every wedding is unique and designed with our couples in mind to reflect their tastes, venue and personalities. Passion for Flowers couples love flowers and have them high on their wedding list.

Cascading garlands of scented roses and foliage hung delicately from the muslin drapes. The large tablescape included a mix of bronze and gold vases and vessels filled with an autumnal mix of foliage and soft blooms. The hanging installation created a WOW factor to the stand with trailing amaranthus, roses, helebores and even more cascading foliage. Country house venues with fireplaces are lovely to decorate so we styled a fireplace with an asymetrical garland and bronze candlesticks.

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BOUQUET FROM THE NATIONAL WEDDING SHOW

A blousy bouquet in our natural romantic style with a heavenly mix of eucalyptus, astilbe, helebores, lisianthus and scented roses stole the show. We always love the richness of soft ribbons to trail.

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CENTREPIECES WE MADE FOR THE CHAMPAGNE BAR

Decorating the Champagne Bar gives an opportunity to show our range of bespoke, beautifully created centrepiece designs. The designs we created kept to our style “Naturally soft and romantic inspired by nature”.

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If you met us at The National Wedding Show and think we could be the right florist for you, please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.

Karen & Gemma x

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