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.
Sometimes in life you meet someone who inspires you and whom you love working with. I met with Charlotte O’Shea quite by chance and have enjoyed working with her ever since those early days. Never did I expect that I would travel the country with the Rock My Wedding team and create the florals for their stunning book. This past year has been a milestone in our floral journey and I feel so honoured to have my work featured in a book. When Charlotte first approached us at the concept stage we just knew we had to be involved and put our heart and soul into this project.
As Charlotte so beautifully put it “Karen Morgan from Passion for Flowers followed us halfway around the country with her magnificent blooms and ability to whip up a floral storm in an unprecedented short amount of time. I swear she is actually ‘Mary Poppins’ in disguise. Her van plays host to a seemingly limitless supply of trinkets and decorative pieces from her daughter Gemma’s wedding decor store – The Wedding of My Dreams”
WHO SHOULD BUY THE BOOK
The book is an inspiring read, a great gift for newly engaged couples or for anyone wanting to add some last minute details to their wedding day. No wedding should be planned without it!
Here at Passion for Flowers we love seeing our work featured in the press, especially when we are not expecting it. I was browsing through Wedding Flowers and Accessories Magazine and noticed our designs in the flower notebook section, as well as being highlighted as a wedding florist to follow in instagram! If want to follow Karen on instagram you’ll see photos of our weddings as well as behind the scenes snaps of us working on upcoming weddings in our workshop instagram.com/karenmorganflowers.
The Chapel Designers group was founded by Holly Chapple of Holly Heider Chapple Flowers, in 2010. Holly created the first organization of its kind. An organization that not only educates, supports, and mentors creatives, but encourages the individual designer to be his or her most authentic self. I am proud to be a member of this esteemed group The Chapel Designers and enjoy building relationships with talented florists and designers around the globe. Chapel Designers support each other and work together on major collaborations creating the most amazing weddings.
The world is a large place but through Holly and The Chapel Designers forum we are one big, happy family. I am so thankful for the opportunity to be part of this great organisation and of the friends I have made through Chapel Designers.
Just take a look at some of the amazing work in The Spotlght here by some of my fellow Chapel Designers, talented and stylish wedding florists from around the world…
Scroll to the bottom to see links to their websites and photographer credits.
As a regular contributor to Wedding Flowers & Accessories we love to see our work featured in their magazine.
GOLD CANDELABRA WEDDING CENTREPIECE
For a luxe look for your table centres or ceremony table choose a gold candelabra with a trailing design, we incorporated a mix of scented David Austin roses, foliage and soft touches for a natural yet elegant look.
PINK, PEACH & CREAM BRIDAL BOUQUET / LARGE BALLOON WITH TRAILING FOLIAGE
For a spring bride this natural bouquet with a mix of blooms including David Austin roses, anemones, astilbe, ranunculus with trailing foliage and long ribbons is just perfect. Why not add an element of fun with a giant helium balloon, with a trail of foliage, a must for every wedding.
Are you thinking of choosing deep purple and burgundy tones for your wedding flowers? Recently we were asked by Wedding Flowers Magazine to take our designs down to London to be shot for their November issue. We used deep purple / maroon / burgundy flowers mixed with a touch of gold to add some glamour.
DEEP PURPLE BRIDAL BOUQUET
For the bridal bouquet we used an natural mix of smoke bush and clematis foliage, deep toned dahlia perfect for an autumn wedding with scabious, scented Kiera rose, sloe berries and touches of trailing amaranthus. The mix of ribbons created a soft romantic finish.
DEEP PURPLE FLOWERS IN CRYSTAL BOWLS ON A GOLD PLATE FOR WEDDING CENTREPIECE
For the centrepiece we created an asymmetrical design in an antique crystal bowl filled with autumnal foliage and blooms, the gold plate added a touch of glamour and height to the design. The combination of autumnal foliage smoke bush, clematis with a mix of sedum and deep toned blooms were the perfect fit with the lush Kiera roses.
PLACE SETTINGS / ESCORT CARD IDEA
For the escort cards we used a mix of mini bottles with guests name and brought the outside in by incorporating snippets of foliage and flowers to set the tone for the day.
Here at Passion for Flowers we love seeing our designs featured in wedding magazines. Wedding Flowers & Accessories Magazine asked us to take our designs down to be shot for their latest notebook section. We love how the photos have come out.
HAND TIED LOOSE TRAILING FREE FORM BOUQUET
Juliet rose, Sahara rose, white lilac, pico apricot lisianthus, virminum opulus, jasmine, peach ranunculus, thalespi, helibore, weeping willow, tied with silk ribbon, lace and a photo locket.
ANTIQUE GOLD COMPOTE VASE CENTREPIECE
Asymmetric design using Juliet rose, Caramel Antike Rose, white lilac, pico apricot lisianthus, jasmine, clematis, peach ranunculus, astilbe, helibore, weeping willow in a small urn.
Decanter with bronze table number disc, astilbe, Juliet Rose, peach ranunculus, cornus.
Lilac, astilbe, pico apricot lisianthus finished with silk ribbon
You can find many of these items at our sister company The Wedding of my Dreams.
We love spotting our designs in the press. Perfect Wedding Magazine have featured the bouquet I made at Chapel Designers London in their relaxed and undone bouquet section. I like to call these free-form bouquets.
Also spotted our step by step guide to making a rustic glamour centrepiece. I think the text is a bit small to read on here so if you are interested in making this yourself read our step by step guide on our blog.
Every now and then time stops still to celebrate a wonderful marriage of two people so in love. I first met Ellie and Matt when they were down in Birmingham looking at venues for their wedding. They had strong ideas on the feel they hoped to create and took time to find venues and their wedding team.
The Oratory was such a special place for the wedding ceremony and for their initmate gathering of loved ones. In contrast the urban feel of The Church Inn in Birmingham gave us scope to create a great backdrop for their wedding celebrations. They loved the Brooklyn Inspired feel of urban places. Throughout the planning Ellie was happy to let us offer advice and we worked together beautifully to create this amazing moment in time.
We were thrilled to see this wedding featured on Love My Dress recently too.
The bridesmaids wore beautiful white dresses individually chosen and we created loose half flower crowns for their hair flowers. Simple, understated but elegant bringing in soft blues, nude, white and stronger purple tones. The hair was styled by our friend Natalie at Bridal Hair Specialists.
For a simple but stunning look the girls wore beautifully created wrist corsages keeping to the tones of the day, with astrantia, wax flower and snippets of garden greenery. Ellie looked stunning in her Sarah Willard Couture designed dress.
Ellie’s bridal bouquet was designed with her dress and personal style in mind. I love brides giving us freedom to work our magic on their flowers and Ellie fell in love with her bridal bouquet. This loose hand tied design included clematis to trail, a mix of roses, astrantia, lilac, tulips, wax flower, amni and helebores with a mix of garden forages for added texture. I just love her gloves to complete her look.
The button holes were a mix of quicksand roses, wax flower, some with delicate blue snippets of hydrangea. I love this image of Matt with his button hole.
CHURCH DECORATION – CANDLES DOWN THE AISLE
The Oratory is an amazing space and candles down the aisle in all shapes and sizes create the perfect look. It felt like an Italian church with the wonderful architecture and we decided that flowers in church would not do it justice and agreed with Ellie and Matt to go all out for candlelight. The service was so personal and on entering the church the magic and love could be felt.
HAND HELD ARCH
Love this idea for a hand held arch for the couple.
For the gathering after the formal part of the day Ellie knew she wanted hanging flowers to create a wow factor over the drinks table and as a backdrop to speeches and photos. An exhuberant mix of trailing foliage, large hydrangea blooms, trailing amaranthus, tulips threaded through the frame and scented wax flowers brought the room to life.
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.
We have recently written an article for Wedding Flowers & Accessories Magazine about wedding flower budgets. Worth a read if you are wondering how much you should budget for your flowers.
BLOOMING BUDGETS – HOW MUCH SHOULD I BUDGET FOR WEDDING FLOWERS?
Not everyone can (or would want to) Kim-and-Kanye it up by spending £90,000 alone on a wall of flowers, so if you have a small budget for your floral requirements, which is the most economical way of spending – without forfeiting the look of your day? ‘Seasonal flowers are key’ says florist Karen Morgan of Passion For Flowers (passionforflowers.net). ‘And if the bridal party is small that helps as well. Couples understand that a larger guest-list will increase the food and drink budget, but they may not realise straight away that the more people there are in the wedding party, the the higher the spend will be for flowers.’ The star of the show is of course the bridal bouquet, and a simple hand-tied arrangement can start at around £75. Then while the groom, best man, ushers and dads of the couple will all require button holes – starting at £7.50 – the bridesmaids and flower girls will need bouquets at around £65 a piece in the lower price-range. The popular shabby-chic option of fresh cut blooms in jam jars is one of the most cost-effective options when it comes to table decorations, as a selection of three per table would come to around £40. If you fancy something more substantial for your tables then a simple jug or vase of flowers will cost around £60 each, with a slightly larger more elaborate arrangement for your ceremony/top table costing from £95. If you’re comparing prices to the flowers you’d buy from a supermarket and they come as something of a surprise, it’s worth remembering that you’re not just paying for the flowers themselves, but for the delivery, and for the florist’s time and expertise.
While flowers can be expensive, they are also an important part of your day as they create atmosphere, add flourishes of decoration, and will appear in so many of the photos – whether they are featured inside the ceremony, carried by the bridal party or decorating the reception. If £1,000-£3,000 is your price bracket, Karen says, ‘This is around the point that you can start looking at the non-seasonal flowers. We fly ours in from Holland, but they can come from all around the world. With this budget, we can start bringing in roses and more specialist flowers.’ Here the bouquets and buttonholes can all be enhanced to create fuller or more detailed arrangements, and there’s lots more scope with the decor. A pair of large vases to flank the focal point of your ceremony will cost around £150 a piece, and the floral flourishes of the reception can be stepped up a notch as well. ‘There’s enough in the budget to do something a bit more wow here’ says Karen. ‘We could look at a nice footed bowl of flowers for each table and a touch of gold for a bit more luxe.’ This would come to around £100 per table, and for an extra £10 a table, a handful of tea-lights in decorative holders or a pair of candle-sticks can be added. Get more blooms for your buck by re-using ceremony flowers at the reception, but remember that if the florist needs to transport them, they will need to be paid for their time. The top table can also be enhanced with posy vases, candle-sticks or tea lights for another £100.
It is within this price range that most couples are currently spending. A big white wedding with floral displays at the ends of the pews, statement centre-pieces at the reception, a troupe of bridesmaids, and touches such as a floral arch will all help to bring the budget up. Flowers are obviously going to play a key part in the day, but even then, money will still be an object and you want to make sure you’re spending wisely. Remember that every single floral touch will add to the cost – it’s not just a case of there being an couple of extra stems hanging around in the florist’s workshop, so they could be ‘thrown in’. In this price bracket, the bridal bouquet could cost around £150 – with each bridesmaid bouquet costing £85 and button holes starting at £10 each. Corsages for the mums come in £15 each, and flower girl pomanders around £65 each. Meanwhile flower crowns are still very popular and cost around £100, and archway flowers starts at £400. ‘With this budget it’s possible to look at larger urns for your ceremony, floral pew-ends or chair-backs, tall centre-pieces at the reception, and a garland of flowers decorating the top table’ says Karen. Five foot high candelabra cost around £250 each, and it’s also possible to look at decorating the cake with fresh blooms as well. As more couples are moving away from the traditional heavily-iced cakes with intricate sugar flowers and there’s more demand for naked sponges and less formal sweet treats, more are looking for fresh flowers to decorate their cake, and while a simple posy would cost around £30, there is scope for fuller, more intricate displays to create more of a statement table.
If the wedding you’ve been dreaming of is a banquet of blooms, you’ll need to allocate a hefty chunk of your budget to flowers, flowers and more flowers! Whether they’re blossoming fragrantly throughout the church like an enchanted wonderland, lavishly adorning you and your bridal party, or running rampant throughout your reception, there’s not one part of your day that will not be touched with petals. Flower walls are perfect as a backdrop to formal pictures or for framing the top table, and they start at around £1,500, while a carpet of flowers set in assorted tiny bud vases along the top table will cost around £750, and to add wow to the simple high space of a marquee ceiling, floral chandeliers or suspended balls of flowers start at around £200 each. Tables at the reception could be flowered-up with not only large statement centre-pieces, but embellished with smaller vases of blooms, and candles to create a whole show-stopping scene. Meanwhile place-settings for guests could be marked with hand-tied sprigs of roses tied with ribbon for £5 per head. ‘Another way to add a wow factor would be to place trees along the aisle of the church’ says Karen. ‘They would cost around £100 each, and for a large church you would probably need ten on each side.’ The royal wedding back in 2011 was one of the first high-profile weddings to feature potted trees indoors, but while William and Kate opted for maples and hornbeams, less-statuesque alternatives such as olive trees might suit anything smaller than Westminster Abbey.