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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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

STONE VASE – PINK & GREEN FLOWERS

CHAPEL DESIGNERS LONDON

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Sometimes you have a once in a lifetime opportunity…

I had just such an opportunity in April and decided to attend the Chapel Designers Conference London 2015. This amazing event was put together by floral rockstar Holly Heider Chapple founder of Chapel Designers with the help of Nick Priestly of Mood Flowers.

From the moment we all gathered for drinks in the aptly named The Rose pub to our final tearful moments leaving Simon Lycett’s studio 3 days later we made lifelong friends.  Love of all things floral binds us together and allows this esteemed group of Chapel Designers to nourish and grow. I am honoured to be part of this family of florists from around the world.

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We had the most wonderful experience and jawdropping selection of florals to choose from at our base in Brixton East. The love, laughter and emotions we all shared encouraged us to create the most amazing florals.

I am truly grateful for the opportunity to meet so many talented designers. Holly inspired me to create this freeform bouquet.

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Photographs above kindly taken by the amazing Modern Vintage Weddings.

Jo Flowers and Susanne Hatwood gave us a wonderful masterclass on their romantic, natural style of floral creations both have amazing styles and worked effortlessly to create delightful masterpieces. The compote design above I created after being inspired by their designs.

Rhona Wheeldon of Flowerona joined us for a session on Social Media and is was a highlight to meet her and gain some insights to the world of social media.

The photos below are a snapshot of instagram photos and offer an insight into the amazing times we shared. A masterclass from Robbie Honey who created the dramatic rose and eucalyptus urn, an inspiring behind the scenes visit to Simon Lycett’s studio and so much more.

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SNEAK PEEK FROM YESTERDAY’S SHOOT AT BIRTSMORTON COURT

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Yesterday we were on location at Birtsmorton Court, here is a quick sneak peek of the gorgeous bride and groom. A dream team of wedding industry suppliers from The West Midlands collaborated on a wedding shoot, more photos to follow soon.

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Flower crown in blush pink and peach tones using ranunculus, lisianthus and roses.

Natural free-form hand tied bouquet in peach and cream tones including willow, astilbe, ranunculus, David Austin roses, Quicksand roses, Super Bubbles roses, lisianthus, lilac and amni hand tied with ribbons.

The button hole included a Quicksand rose, ranunculus and snippet of astilbe finished with soft peach.

PASSION FOR FLOWERS AND DE BEERS DIAMOND RINGS

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Well every girl loves diamonds and flowers. What an amazing combo. One of this years highlights has been the opportunity to create a dreamy bouquet for a shoot with De Beers Diamond rings. Who better for them to choose as a style icon than the amazing Charlotte of Rock My Wedding. See Charlotte’s mood board here.

The diamonds were exquisite and we created a bouquet with a quintessential English feel and fragrance with roses and lilac.

 

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Credits – Photography: Anna Clarke // Engagement Rings: De Beers // Styled By Charlotte O’Shea of Rock My Wedding // Florals: Passion for Flowers

PASSION FOR FLOWERS VOTED BEST WEDDING FLORIST ENGLAND 2015

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Wow!!! Here at Passion for Flowers we can’t believe it, we have been voted the BEST wedding florist in the ENGLAND in The 2015 Wedding Industry Awards.

The awards ceremony took place on Thursday evening at Café de Paris in London, both Gemma and I went down to the awards ceremony and spent the evening celebrating with our wedding industry friends and the judges.

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PASSION FOR FLOWERS VOTED BEST WEDDING FLORIST ENGLAND

 

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We are absolutely over the moon with this award and want to thank each and every one of our couples who took the time to vote for us.

We have been overwhelmed by the amazing comments from our previous couples, there are a few below, you can read more of our customer comments on our website here.

Lots of love

Karen & Gemma x

COMMENTS FROM OUR COUPLES

There is no doubt about it, Passion for Flowers made our wedding. Karen read my mind when I talked about what I wanted and I never expected the flowers and styling to look as amazing as it did on the day. Karen really did go above and beyond what I asked of her, she really is the best in her field.

 

From the moment I met Karen I knew our flowers and venue were going to look exquisite. Karen is such a wonderful lady and the flowers and our venue looked truly breath taking!

 

Karen was simply amazing, from helping to bring all our crazy ideas to life, to chats round at her workshop, even on the day she was a calming influence and acted like a true professional helping out in every way possible. The flowers were stunning and really brought our theme to life.

 

Stunning flowers!!! We were completely overwhelmed by the flower displays at our wedding. The tables looked amazing with the candelabras, the top table garland.My bouquet and bridesmaids were exquisite, I couldn’t have wished for anything more! Karen made our day so special!

 

Passion For Flowers were excellent. Karen somehow managed to interpret my very sketchy thoughts and ideas and turn them into the flowers of my dreams. She put me completely at ease throughout the whole process and I knew my flowers were in very safe hands. I couldn’t recommend them more highly.

STEP BY STEP GUIDE HOW TO MAKE FLORAL WEDDING CENTREPIECES – RUSTIC GLAMOUR

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Another of our DIY tutorials was featured on Rock My Wedding this week. If you are thinking of making your own wedding centrepieces or maybe your Christmas dining table centrepieces then have a look at these easy to follow instructions. This step by step guide shows how to make a floral centrepiece using a ring of oasis, we have added a mercury silver hurricane vase to the centre for a rustic glamour look with ribbed silver tea light holders to finish. You can change the flowers and central lantern to create a floral centrepiece of a different style using the same guidelines.

For example you could use a clear glass hurricane vase or ribbed glass lantern in the centre, or for a more rustic look perhaps a bark lantern.

Photos by Adam Crohill, see the full instructions over on Rock My Wedding.

STEP BY STEP GUIDE HOW TO MAKE FLORAL WEDDING CENTREPIECES – RUSTIC GLAMOUR

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To keep this example simple and stylish we have used four ingredients, you can use more if you wish. We used eucalyptus (a lovely grey / green tone for winter), brunia (grey balls to add textures and soft tones), thistles (these add more texture and bring in a subtle blue tone) and finally fluffy white hydrangeas.

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The above example is perfect for a rustic winter or rustic glamour wedding. Alternatively you could use different flowers for different seasons.

Spring example: for a pink and white scented spring wedding we suggest white ranunculus, soft pink freesias (adding a lovely scent), blush pink Sweet Avalanches Roses and greenery of your choice, seeded eucalyptus would look stunning. You could lighten with sprigs of gypsophila.

Summer example: for a peach and green toned summer wedding we suggest peach Juliet David Austin roses, cream David Austin roses, Wizard Of Oz Dahlias, tanacetum daisies and vibrant green amni and alchemilla mollis.

Autumn example: for a nude, grey and bronze toned autumn wedding we would suggest dusty miller, large cafe au lait dahlias, Quicksand roses, brunia, olive foliage and scabious seed pods.

BEST WEDDING FLORIST IN WEST MIDLANDS 2015 WEDDING INDUSTRY AWARDS WINNERS

Wow!!! Here at Passion for Flowers we can’t believe it, we have been voted the BEST wedding florist in the West Midlands for a second year in a row in the 2015 Wedding Industry Awards. The awards ceremony took place at one of our favourite venues, Mythe Barn and we spent the evening celebrating with our team (unfortunately not Gemma, who is still out in New York but was keeping a close eye on the results on twitter). When they called out our name as the winner the whole room cheered, it was so amazing to share this moment with so many of our industry friends.

BEST WEDDING FLORIST IN WEST MIDLANDS 2015 WEDDING INDUSTRY AWARDS

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We are absolutely over the moon with this award and want to thank each and every one of our couples who took the time to vote for us. We haven’t read your comments yet as have now made it through to the National Finals and will take samples of our work down to Fetcham Park for further judging.

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THE RESULTS: THE WEDDING INDUSTRY AWARDS 2015 – WEST MIDLANDS WINNERS

 

WEST MIDLANDS BEST WEDDING BAND
Winner: The Burdock Ceilidh Band

WEST MIDLANDS BEST BRIDAL RETAILER
Winner: Georgina Scott Bridal
Highly Commended: LilyRose Bridal Boutique

WEST MIDLANDS BEST WEDDING CAKE DESIGNER
Winner: The Couture Cake Company

WEST MIDLANDS BEST WEDDING CATERER
Winner: Kemp and Kemp Catering

WEST MIDLANDS BEST WEDDING DJ
Winner: Strictly Weddings

WEST MIDLANDS BEST WEDDING DRESSMAKER/DESIGNER
Winner: Sarah Willard Couture

WEST MIDLANDS BEST WEDDING ENTERTAINMENT (NON-MUSICAL)
Winner: Christian Fletcher – Wedding Magician

WEST MIDLANDS BEST WEDDING EVENT TEAM
Winner: Compton Verney House
Highly Commended: Pendrell Hall

WEST MIDLANDS BEST WEDDING FLORIST
Winner: Passion for Flowers

WEST MIDLANDS BEST WEDDING HAIRSTYLIST
Winner: Bridal hair by Helena Sinclair

WEST MIDLANDS BEST WEDDING MAKE UP ARTIST
Winner: Chloe McCall Make-up Artist
Highly Commended: Make Up By Jodie

WEST MIDLANDS BEST MARQUEE SUPPLIER
Winner: Fews Marquees

WEST MIDLANDS BEST MENSWEAR PROVIDER
Winner: Kings Menswear & Suit Hire

WEST MIDLANDS BEST LIVE MUSIC (SOLO/DUO)
Winner: Dan Greenaway – Wedding Singer & Guitarist

WEST MIDLANDS BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Winner: Alex Miller Photography
Highly Commended: Staffordshire Wedding Photographer

WEST MIDLANDS BEST WEDDING PLANNER
Winner: Warwickshire Wedding Planner Ltd

WEST MIDLANDS BEST WEDDING SPECIAL TOUCH
Winner: Aisle Hire It! – The Stylish Prop Hire Co.

WEST MIDLANDS BEST WEDDING STATIONERY
Winner: Mary Loves Bob

WEST MIDLANDS BEST WEDDING TRANSPORT
Winner: Heart to Heart Vintage Volkswagens

WEST MIDLANDS BEST COUNTRYSIDE WEDDING VENUE
Winner: The Ashes Exclusive Country House Barn Wedding Venue
Highly Commended: Iscoyd Park

WEST MIDLANDS BEST TOWN/CITY WEDDING VENUE
Winner: Hadley Park House Hotel

WEST MIDLANDS BEST WEDDING VENUE STYLIST
Winner: Pumpkin Events
Highly Commended: M Style Creations

WEST MIDLANDS BEST WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHER
Winner: Blue Ridge Wedding Videography

WEST MIDLANDS BEST NEWCOMER
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