Wedding styles are always evolving and we have been creating deconstructed arches for a number of our weddings over the last year or so. To learn a few more tricks of the trade especially creating with no floral foam I enjoyed a couple of days with Sabine Darrall earlier this year. These images show the beauty we can create. Personally, I love the natural green and white of the first image perfect for a foliage-filled wedding.
I just love this romantic look with the combination of the softest blush pink roses, scented lilac , amelanchier and blousy hydrangeas perfect for a spring wedding.
The final image shows how colour can transform the look with strong pink tones and a garden bench.
If you are looking for statement flowers for your wedding please get in touch we would love to be the florist for your wedding. Karen x
The setting at Hampton Manor for the summer wedding of Sophie and Chris was a delight to decorate. Scented roses, stocks, spray roses, ranunculus and lisianthus with a mix of herbs and foliage filled the room for this elegant wedding.
TALL WEDDING CENTREPIECES – GOLD FLORAL STANDS
Tall wedding centrepieces are forever elegant and allow a clear view for guests whilst creating an amazing wow factor as you enter the room. Bringing in the gold twist with the beautiful dog table names was such a cute personal detail for Sophie and Chris.
,STUNNING ASYMMETRIC ARCH BEHIND TOP TABLE BACKDROP
The asymmetric arch behind the top table framed the newlyweds for the speeches and created the most beautiful midsummer floral backdrop for their day.
Thank you so much Sophie and Chris for your kind words and for sharing your beautiful day captured by Dominique so well.
‘I just wanted to send you a very quick note to say, that no amount of words can express how happy and grateful and generally full of joy I was (still am) at the absolutely stunning flowers you created on Saturday! I wanted to tell you that what you created was truly magical and we are forever grateful!’
And that’s what makes our wedding work so worthwhile. Wonderful clients, brilliant venues and a great team. Karen x
So every bride dreams of her wedding day and what better place to say I do than at Hampton Manor. This staircase is a wonderful place for photos especially when it is decorated with meadow style flowers in the softest shades of whites. Perfect for Sophie and her maids and for guests to enjoy during the drinks reception. In fact these flowers were enjoyed all day as we later moved them outside to the terrace tables for the evening.
Thank you Sophie and Chris for asking us to fill your wedding with beautiful flowers. We just loved working with you on your stunning love filled wedding.
Hannah and Joel were married in church followed by a wedding reception at the lovely Shustoke Farm Barns, one of our favourite places.
BRIDAL PARTY FLOWERS – BOUQUETS, BUTTONHOLES & FLOWER CROWNS
A touch of rustic was added to the button holes with lisianthus wax flower, thistle and foliage finished with twine. The most beautiful scented garden roses graced the bouquets while the bridesmaids wore delicate flower crowns to tie in with the button holes. Delivering on the day is always an exciting time seeing the delight when our bride finally sees her wedding coming together.
LITTLE ASTON CHURCH FLOWERS
The church at Little Aston is so pretty with beautiful welcome posies added to the church gate and decorating the altar.
The bridesmaids dresses were so dreamy with their bouquets of garden roses including cafe latte and kiera picking up the blush pink tones. The hair crowns made a simple addition to pull the elegant look together.
SHUSTOKE BARN ENTRANCE TABLES
The entrance tables were decorated with a lovely mix of flowers and family photos with the all-important order of the day to keep your guests on time.
HANGING FLOWER GLOBES AT SHUSTOKE BARN
To make the most of the barn we added an oversized hanging flower globe with a selection of foliage and delphiniums for a statement piece.
MILK CHURNS AND TABLE PLANS
The milk churn with relaxed flowers and foliage filled the entrance with a beautiful scent from the roses.
OVAL TOP TABLE CENTREPIECES
The oval top table was decorated with a footed bowl with cascading blooms and foliage from the day to create the perfect look for this table. A mix of tea lights in complementary tones completed the look with our frames for the table names.
RUSTIC ELEGANT LOW CENTREPIECES
With the style of food in the barn a low centrepiece was chosen with a rustic elegant flower and foliage arrangement set around a central lantern with tea lights to add a further glow to the tables.
STYLING UPSTAIRS IN THE BARN
There is space upstairs add the barn to continue with personal touches, framed photos, hanging decorations and even a chill out tipi for the youngest of guests.
NAKED WEDDING CAKE WITH ROSES
Our friend at Buttercream and Dreams made the most beautiful of cakes for Hannah and Joel. We selected the stunning blooms to finish the look. I just love the macaroons nestled on the cake in the wonderful toning colours.
If you need help with florals and styling for your Shustoke Farm wedding please get in touch as we would love to help. Karen x
Lucy and Jake had a wonderful elegant wedding at Hampton Manor at the end of May. Lucy’s brief was white flowers and green foliage with a hint of Italian influences. For the wedding day we selected the most beautiful white peonies with eucalyptus, olive and pistache.
ELEGANT WHITE AND GREEN BOUQUETS
The bouquets were oh so elegant for this wedding.
ELEGANT WHITE ROSE BUTTON HOLES
Small white rose buds teamed with olive created elegant button holes for the boys.
ELEGANT BLACK TIE GROOMSMEN
Black tie for the groomsmen works wonderfully with simple understated buttonholes.
CHURCH FLOWERS HAMPTON IN ARDEN
The aisle at Hampton Church was dressed with bunches of olive and trailing ribbons for an elegant look.
HAMPTON MANOR WEDDING CENTREPIECES – TOP TABLE
Elegant gold stands overflowing with lush foliage and peonies with ranunculus decorated the top table. The full length of the table was then dressed with a full foliage garland with scatterings of white flowers growing through.
LONG TABLE GARLANDS HAMPTON MANOR, WHITE & GREEN
The long guest tables had a mix of foliage entwined down the centre of the table with a mix of white flowers to finish. Candles completed this very elegant look.
TALL FLORAL STANDS AT HAMPTON MANOR
As the room was turned around for the evening entertainment the tall floral stands with candles around the base continued the elegance of the day.
We love barn weddings and Blackwell Grange is a great setting for a country wedding.
BLACKWELL GRANGE WEDDING FLOWERS
Nicola and Mark have a love of cycling and at provided us with the most beautiful bike to decorate at the entrance to the Barns. The basket was overflowing with textured flowers and lots of spring blooms.
HANDTIED BOUQUET, SOFT PINK TONES & TEXTURE
Nikola’s hand tied bouquets with a mix of soft and dusky pinks with roses, hellebore, astrantia with a mix of foliage.
Last winter we were lucky enough to be involved in this stunning winter wedding at Hampton Manor. We were thrilled to see it featured recently on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings Blog too. Hannah and Adam were married late November so opted for an enchanted forest winter wedding.
Enchanted Forest Winter Ceremony Backdrop
Hannah’s large wild bouquet was predominantly foliage with touches of deep red and featured protea and trailing ribbons. Candles in glass cylinders lined the aisle and we created a backdrop to frame the couple as they said their I Do’s.
Long Guest Tables Winter Wedding Styling
Within Elizabeth’s Court we added touches of floral decor all around. We decorated the bespoke table plan and provided gold vases for the bouquets to sit in during the meal to create extra floral decorations. We laid foliage down the length of the tables with candles spread out for a romantic wintery glow.
Not every centrepice has to be tall, in fact more and more of our couples are opting for low centrepieces. Low doesn’t mean any less WOW, footed bowls can look stunning on tables and I often design them with flowers cascading over the brim for a really full look.
At Hampton Manor I recently showed some spring designs in footed bowls. I displayed the same designs on both the bare wooden tables and clothed tables, deciding whether or not you have linen on your tables can really transform the look of the room so this is a great way to see how the same centrepiece can look different simply based on the linen and chairs.
Low Footed Bowls – A Classic Look
For the more traditional, classic look I placed 3 low centrepieces down the length of the table. Bronze candlesticks, vases and tealight holders filled in the spaces between the footed bowls for an elegant look. Hampton Manor had clothed the tables and used their Chiavari chairs for a more classic look.
Low Footed Bowls – A Rustic / Industrial Look
Here I have used the same design footed bowls, candlesticks and bronze vases but this time they are displayed on Hampton Manor’s new wooden tables and leather chairs. You can see how the bare tables really transform the look for a more rustic/industrial vibe. Both options are available at Hampton Manor.
Co-ordinating Top Table Design
To co-ordinate the room the top table had one low footed bowl in the centre with loose foliage laid along the length of the table as well as bronze candlesticks and tealights.
If you have chosen long guest tables you just can’t beat the classic look of a garland flowing the entire length of the table. I created these garlands for Hampton Manor’s recent wedding fair on their new wooden tables, which I just love.
For this design I opted for no floral foam, using a mix of foliage, roses, ranunculus and spring blooms down the length of the table. Candlesticks were entwined into the design and to finish off the wooden tables I added a natural cotton table runner and brass name place settings. If you love this idea but have chosen round tables we could still incorporate this into your table design.
My new favourite backdrop! I have recently invested in a new frame which lets me create these epic backdrops for wedding venues. It’s first outing was at Hampton Manor wedding fair where I used it as a backdrop to the top table, I used mainly foliage for this design with touches of roses and blossom. This design was completely foam free and therefore much kinder to thee environment.
This idea could also be used as a ceremony backdrop or could be set at the entrance to your wedding venue or behind you wedding cake. The frame is pretty flexible too so can be made to the size you require, it’s maximum height is 10′ and starts at 6′ and the maximum width is 12′.
A wedding fair is an opportunity to meet newly engaged couples, existing clients and to show our skills at decorating a venue. We loved the opportunity to decorate the Palladian style chapel at Compton Verney as well as decorating in the Adam Hall and Art Gallery.
The Chapel – Pampas Grass Aisle Decoration, Deconstructed Arch
The Chapel was restored lovingly and is now a most beautiful space for a ceremony. We designed a deconstructed arch to frame the ceremony with a naturally inspired mix of foliage, pampas grass, quicksand roses and delicate nigella. The aisle decoration flowed along the aisle with a relaxed walkway of foliage, amaranthus, quicksand roses and pampas grass.
Tall White & Green Centrepiece, White Floral Stand
The elegant Adam Hall with its tall ceiling benefits from tall centrepieces. For a classic, elegant look we designed the arrangements with masses of green foliage and wedding favourites scented garden roses, spray roses, ammi and lisianthus. For a spring look we added alliums and blossom. The white floral stand is the perfect height to allow guests to see each other across the table and is also available in gold, and copper to work with your wedding colours. Small white vases with single stems add interest at table height.
Moongate Backdrop & Bud Vase Window Display
The moongate was decorated with a delicate eucalyptus foliage for a light display keeping the look fresh and inviting. Buds vases placed along the table with roses, amaranthus and dried delphiniums continued the look. The moongate back drop is perfect for a ceremony or behind a top table, sweetheart table or to frame the cake table.
We love autumn wedding colours and were delighted when Kate and Al chose us to be the florist for their elegant autumn wedding. We worked on a brief of mixed metallics, bronze, copper and gold with candlelight, burgundy red, emerald, dusky pinks and touches of peach.
FREE FORM WEDDING BOUQUETS – AUTUMN WEDDING COLOURS
Kate suited a natural free form wedding bouquet with a mix of autumn colours. Deep peach Juliet roses, dark burgundy red Black Bacarra and Quicksand roses with dahlia and kangaroo paw for added texture with stocks, hypericum berries, frilly lisianthus and eucalyptus.
The bridesmaids bouquets suited their elegant emerald green Ghost dresses and by choosing the same colours for the bride and her bridesmaids bouquets the look is pulled together effortlessly.
HAMPTON IN ARDEN CHURCH WEDDING – BRONZE TALL VASES & CANDLE LIGHT
For an Autumn wedding bronze tall vases filled with a mix of flowers and foliage from the day created a beautiful backdrop for the church wedding at Hampton in Arden church. Candle light was used on the windowsills and down the aisle to give a warm look to the church.
CENTREPEICES: BRONZE FLORAL STANDS WITH FOLIAGE & FEATHERS
The long tables were dressed with bronze floral stands with foliage and feathers with hanging baubles and foliage along the length of the table intertwined around a mix of gold, copper and bronze votives. These colours work well with the venue decor including the stunning chandelier in Elizabeth’s Court.
CENTREPIECES: BRONZE TALL VASES ALONG LONG TABLES
The centrepiece bronze tall vases looked elegant on the long tables with a lush arrangement with dahlia, Juliet, Black Bacarra and Quicksand roses, deep toned fluffy hydrangea and plenty of foliage with kangaroo paw and hyericum berries for an autumn wedding.
NAKED WEDDING CAKE
Soft Quicksand and deep burgundy black bacarra roses decorated the naked wedding cake and Kate laid her bouquet to the side.
Thank you for sharing your photos to inspire our couples, we loved working with this couple of create their wedding flowers and styling at Hampton Manor and for your lovely words.
‘I just wanted to email to say thank you so much for Saturday – the flowers were incredible, better than we could have imagined! The church and Elizabeth Court looked stunning too! So much work must have gone into getting everything ready and we are very grateful for that.
Kate & Al xxx ‘
One of the joys of the start of the year is that we have chance to cherish the photos of our weddings from the busy wedding season. Just take a look at the beautiful, elegant wedding of Sarah and James at Hampton Manor. This couple are what weddings are all about having the day you wish and plan for and enjoying every single moment, they are the most lovely pair inside and out.
BRIDAL PARTY ELEGANT FLOWERS – BOUQUETS
Sarah had her heart set on an all white and green look with elegant bouquets for her and her maids.
WEDDING CEREMONY AT HAMPTON MANOR – ELEGANT WEDDING FLOWERS
The white signage and soft green foliage provided an elegant welcome to the ceremony. Simple and understated is often best for an elegant look.
CONFETTI TABLE DISPLAY
Candles, confetti and an elegant vase with roses and eucalyptus was awaiting the confetti moment.
CEREMONY TABLE FLOWER GARLAND AND CANDLES
The simple garland and candles to the ceremony table framed the couple as they signed the register after they had tied the knot.
AFTERNOON TEA HAMPTON MANOR WEDDING RECEPTION – LONG TABLE
One elegant long table was chosen for this intimate wedding celebration with cake stands, foliage and scented white blooms with candles to add to the romance.
WEDDING CAKE FLOWERS
The look continued on the wedding cake table with loose laid flowers and foliage and a decoration of roses and foliage to the cake.
The sun shone all day long for this happy couple and the setting at Hampton Manor held so many places for their beautiful photos. Sarah was the most thoughtful bride and sent this lovely message the morning after her wedding.
I can not put into words or thank you enough for your work yesterday.
You are so incredibly talented. From our first meeting I came away with complete and utter confidence in your work. I even said to family and friends that it was like you could read my mind as you just understood my vision from the offset.
From my bouquet, to the candles, ceremony room, Elizabeth’s court and even the foliage on the welcome signs every single detail was EXACTLY how I envisioned. I was looking at the table at 11pm candles were still burning, creating the most wonderful evening ambiance inside and outside Elizabeth’s court.
I can’t thank you enough for everything you have done for us and I am so so happy to have had the opportunity to work with you and have you part of our wedding journey. You are inspirational!
We love decorating and styling weddings and events at Hampton Manor and enjoy keeping in touch with the look and feel of the seasons.
AUTUMN WEDDING CENTREPIECES FOR LONG TABLES – GOLD VASES & TALL GOLD STANDS
Adding gold footed urns and tall gold stands to the long tables creates an opulent look to the tables. Teaming these with flowers and foliage in warm berry tones adds a richness to the designs, small gold posy vases and candlesticks complete the look.
GLASS AND CANDLELIGHT ELEGANT WEDDING CENTREPIECES FOR LONG TABLES
Choose glass vases and a mix of glass footed vases with church candles for an elegant look to your wedding. Blush flowers give a lightness to the look and foliage could be added to entwine through the designs.
TOP TABLE – SUSPENDED DESIGN OVER GOLD FLORAL STANDS
GOLD FLORAL STANDS WITH LARGE FOLIAGE ARRANGEMENTS AND BRASS LANTERNS ALONG THE LONG TABLES
Foliage is very much a firm favourite for long tables and these elevated designs on gold stands create a wow factor look to the tables. Here we set brass lanterns with church candles to add interest to the table and echo the shape of the stands.
This gorgeous 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 create something gorgeous and floral around it to make even more of a statement than it already is.
At the most recent wedding fair, I created this asymmetric 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.