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.
Yolande and Ian married at Hampton Manor with a ceremony in The Birches and reception in Elizabeth’s Court. Richard Shepherd captured the romance of their wedding beautifully.
PEACH AND WHITE BRIDAL BOUQUET – PEACH AVALANCHE ROSES & HYDRANGEAS
The bridal bouquet was a large mix of peach avalanche roses and hydrangea. Ian, always so thoughtful, surprised his wife on their first anniversary and asked me to create a bouquet for her with the same mix of flowers. What a happy wife he has.
PEACH ROSE BUTTON HOLES
Peach and ivory avalanche roses were worn by the men.
HANGING APOTHECARY BOTTLES OUTSIDE THE CEREMONY
The Birches is set in a woodland part of the Hampton Manor Estate and hanging apothecary bottles look great hanging from the trees.
THE BIRCHES – WEDDING CEREMONY FLOWERS & DECORATIONS
The Birches suits rustic elegant styling with its large wooden doors, logs and wooden floor. We added candles with moss down the aisle and a mix of vases and vessels. We have an ever expanding selection which our couples can choose from when they meet at our new workshop in Berkswell. That way their wedding is personal to them.
NATURAL DELPHINIUM PETAL CONFETTI
Natural freeze dried confetti is beautifully scented and perfect for that confetti moment. Make sure you have some waiting in a basket at the ceremony location.
THE RECEPTION DECORATIONS – HAMPTON MANOR
CENTREPIECES – GROUPING OF GLASS AND SILVER VASES
Groupings work well for an informal layout with a variety of vases and vessels in differing heights.
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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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
I was delighted to be chosen as the florist for Victoria and Ben’s mid-summer wedding at our local church in Hampton in Arden followed by a reception at the elegant Hampton Manor. Victoria’s background in interior design meant she had clear views about the look for her wedding and we helped her create a wonderul day filled with an abundance of natural looking flowers in creams, soft blush and peach. She came well prepared to our consultation with plenty of images and her pretty Save The Date as inspiration.
PEACH AND CREAM WEDDING FLOWERS – THE BOUQUETS
The hand tied bouquets were a soft mixture of peach, cream and blush with highlights of grey eucalyptus. The bouquets were presented in elegant glass vases as a gift for the bridesmaids. I just love the trailing ribbons and this image of the bouquets caught as the girls were getting ready at Hampton Manor.
WEDDING CEREMONY AT HAMPTON IN ARDEN CHURCH
Hampton in Arden Church is a village church with a gate leading back into the grounds of Hampton Manor. The lichgate is the perfect place for photographs and is perfectly set off with an asymetrical garland of flowers.
AISLE DECORATIONS – LANTERNS & PEW ENDS
Pew ends of blousy hydrangeas and elegant silver lanterns framed the aisle. I just love the images captured in church, the page boy and flower girl look adorable and the cathedral veil is so soft and dreamy. Duncan always has his congregation in his hands and is such a wonderful vicar, our couples tell us he holds his get togethers with them in the local pub.
TABLE CENTREPIECES IN ELIZABETH’S COURT – CANDELABRA & FOOTED BOWLS
The elegant setting of Elizabeth’s Court at Hampton Manor was beautifully set out with a mix of high and low centrepieces. The tall silver candelabra had posy vases, candelsticks and large votives in mercury silver set out around the base to create a timesless look to the tables. The silver footed bowls also had a lush arrangement with posy vases filled with scented roses, elegant candlesticks and votives to surround. Victoria had created some lovely personal touches with shots as the favours, fun gifts for the children and so much attention to detail.
TOP TABLE FLOWERS
This elegant top table is one of our favourites with tall candelabra with free form flowers to frame the table and a lush centrepiece with trailing ivy along the table,a mix of mercury silver posy vases, elegant candlesticks set out along the table.
MIRROR TABLE PLAN
The mirror table plan continued the elegant look for the wedding.
WEDDING CAKE FLOWERS
The flowers really are the icing on the cake and we were thrilled to decorate this wedding cake with an abundant mix of roses and hydrangea.
With love and very many congratulations to Victoria and Ben, thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous photos with us. xx
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.
Last year Hampton Manor opened their new wedding ceremony barn, we were asked to decorate it for their launch. These photos have been hidden away in our old blog archives so we thought we would re share it on our new blog as we have lots of lovely couples getting married at Hampton Manor this year. Enjoy!
HAMPTON MANOR WEDDING CEREMONY BARN
At Passion for Flowers we love Hampton Manor. Did you know they now have a Hampton Manor ceremony barn aptly named The Birches. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to style the Hampton Manor Wedding Ceremony Barn for the unveiling at their recent Wedding Fair. The Birches is set in a woodland glade and offers a unique place for a wedding ceremony.
The Hampton Manor wedding ceremony barn is a delight to style and offers so many possibilities. At Passion for Flowers we love working with our couples to create their dream wedding ceremony. The main ceremony room is light and airy and it looks wonderful with large statement urns overflowing with rustic flowers and large candlesticks adding light and interest around the barn. For a rustic touch add hessian sashes to the chairs and a hessian runner to the table. Hurricane lamps lining the aisle add warmth and light to the ceremony.
THE BIRCHES HAMPTON MANOR CEREMONY BARN ENTRANCE ~ RUSTIC STYLING
The entrance to the Hampton Manor wedding ceremony barn gives couples a great opportunity to add personal touches. We chose a woodland secret garden look complete with autumnal leaves, aged terracotta pots filled with sedums and candles,bark tea light holders and lots more candles. Rustic styling is just perfect for The Birches Hampton Manor Ceremony Barn. It is amazing how cosy the room feels with lots of candles against its natural wood.The rustic shelves are great for adding small items to make the entrance feel so welcoming and personal.
APOTHECARY BOTTLES ESCORT CARDS
At Passion for Flowers we love apothecary bottles and hang them from trees around the grounds or we what about this idea of using apothecary bottles as individual escort cards. Guests find their name and then take their apothecary bottle escort card with them to Peels and find their table. We think they look gorgeous here with rustic flowers and crab apples ideal for an autumnal wedding. For spring we can add tulips, muscari and narcissi and for summer just picked flowers or summer blooms depending on the flowers for your wedding day – the choice is yours. The rustic wooden crates we have used add interest in the Hampton Manor wedding ceremony barn and can be used to display books, photos and more candles.
VINTAGE GLAMOUR WEDDING FLOWERS ~ HAMPTON MANOR CEREMONY BARN
The beauty of The Birches is in its diversity. We can style it to complement your wedding theme and ideas. Here we have chosen a vintage glamour style oozing with crystal and glass ware, vintage cake stands, mercury silver and glass candlesticks complemented with an abundance of David Austin roses. This look would also look just perfect for the wedding tables in Peels, the light and airy atrium with its gorgeous chandelier is just waiting for a touch of vintage glamour.
VINTAGE GLAMOUR WEDDING STYLING ~ HAMPTON MANOR THE BIRCHES CEREMONY BARN
At Passion for Flowers we have a diverse and eclectic range of props and items our couples can hire if they have booked us for their wedding flowers. The Hampton Manor Ceremony Barn entrance is transformed here with a touch of our vintage glamour styling.So you can see what a diverse space this is we love this vintage glamour look with crystal glasses, mercury and glass vases with a mix of summer blooms including daisies and David Austin roses.
VINTAGE GLAMOUR WEDDING CEREMONY TABLE
The ceremony table sets the scene for your wedding day and look how warm and inviting The Birches looks with a vintage glamour setting of candlelight, crystal glass and mercury silver ware with David Austin roses and daisies.
FROSTED GLASS & MERCURY SILVER STYLING AT HAMPTON MANOR CEREMONY BARN
For a winter wedding the Hampton Manor Ceremony Barn looks so warm and inviting with large candlesticks, frosted glass and mercury silver tea lights and candlesticks, and a mix of mercury silver bottles to add height to the table scape. Just a touch of grey foliage is all that is needed to complete the look.
If you are looking for a wedding florist and stylist for your Hampton Manor wedding please get in touch if you like our style and think we could be the florist for you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 all love birthday parties and imagine my delight at talking with Charlotte (founder of Rock My Wedding) about a very special first birthday party. I was happy to offer a mix of soft feminine flowers for such a beautiful baby girl and her amazing mum. Charlotte chose a pink and grey soft palette and we sourced scented lilac, softest David Austin Kiera roses and blousy Quicksand roses and left the rest to her.
We also have a great selection of props and were happy to loan our drinks dispensers and crates which Charlotte styled on the gorgeous tea table. A selection of wicked drinks and sumptuous cakes finished the look.
Another wedding from our blog archives today. These coral wedding flowers are some of our most popular images on pinterest, you really love the coral peonies and roses used in the bridal bouquets and country jugs. So we thought we’d share it again so our newer couples have a chance to see it. Scroll down to see more from this wedding at Moxhull Hall.
CORAL WEDDING FLOWERS AT MOXHULL HALL
At Passion for Flowers we love a bit of colour and one of our summer favourites was the gorgeous wedding captured by Jo Hastings Photography. We loved creating coral wedding flowers at Moxhull Hall. Our bride Emma was looking for a country garden vintage inspired wedding perfect for her church wedding and reception at Moxhull Hall. I just love the romantic photos captured here of Emma and Johnny in the gardens.
CORAL BRIDAL BOUQUET ~ CORAL PEONIES & ROSES
Emma’s coral bridal bouquet was a soft mixed bouquet with wonderfully open Coral charm peonies, roses, snippets of hydrangea, dahlia, veronica and dahlias for texture. The bridesmaids held smaller bouquets with a similar mix of blooms just perfect for such a bright sunshiny day.
CORAL ROSE BUTTON HOLES
The button holes tied in to the coral country garden wedding with coral ‘Miss Piggy’ roses with the groom’s having an added touch of pittosporum and spray rose.
CORAL WEDDING FLOWERS ~ JUGS ON VINTAGE BOOKS
Emma and her Mum had worked on lots of extra details for their vintage inspired country garden wedding and we incorporated one of their travel table names into each arrangement. The tables looked relaxed and inviting with a large vintage jug overflowing with a country garden mix of coral peonies, roses, hydrangeas. Make sure you add some greenery into country garden flowers to make them more relaxed and in keeping with the time of year, I find it refreshing in the heat of the summer and it adds depth to the arrangement and the photos. Each table had vintage books to give extra height and small crystal vases or jugs with extra blooms. The bridal party bouquets were also displayed in jugs to be enjoyed throughout the reception.
Emma knew that flowers were an important part of her wedding day and we spent time together going through the alternative looks and flowers available to ensure she was delighted with the final result on her wedding day.
Another re-post from our blog archives. This wedding was a beautiful summer wedding at Iscoyd Park. We had an abundance of peach wedding flowers, with additional touches of vibrant green and yellow daisies. Fab inspiration for a summer wedding.
ISCOYD PARK WEDDING FLOWERS
We first met Nicola at The National Wedding Show and were really excited to create Iscoyd Park Wedding Flowers. At Passion for Flowers we love working with our couples and creating flowers at their venues and Iscoyd Park and St Mary’s Church were certainly highlights this summer.
BRIDAL BOUQUET ~ JUST PICKED DAISIES AND PEACH ROSES
Nicola’s dress was a stunning lace dress and we created a gorgeous hand picked bouquet with a mix of David Austin roses in peach, cream and soft pink combined with just picked daisies, veronica and other summer blooms.
COUNTRY CHURCH WEDDING FLOWERS
St Mary’s is the most beautiful country church in England, we fell in love with it when we visited it with Nicola and Mark earlier in the year. The setting is so wonderful at the end of the lane, within minutes of Iscoyd Park.
The church just needs country church wedding flowers to make it come to life, rustic crates at the entrance brimming with summer blooms. Inside the little church Mark and Nicola knew the church would be packed so we concentrated on the central aisle with just picked pew ends and country church wedding flowers hanging from poles. All the rest of the colour came from Nicola and her gorgeous bridesmaids and cute flower girls. We were thrilled when the Church Warden commented they were the best church flowers she had seen!
BUTTON HOLES TIED WITH TWINE
Mark wanted a mix of hand tied button holes tied with twine – just perfect for this country church wedding. Don’t you just love the invitation with Mark and Nicola on their tandem outside the church?
BRIDESMAIDS BOUQUETS ~ JUST PICKED DAISIES AND DAVID AUSTIN ROSES
The bridesmaids dresses were one of the first things Nicola had told me about. The buttercup yellow dresses would set the colour palette for the day. We complemented these with hand tied bouquets with just picked daisies ad David Austin roses in cream. soft pink and peach. The wedding car Nicola and Mark had found was also called ‘Buttercup’ which really brought a smile to my face.
ISCOYD PARK WEDDING FLOWERS ~ HANGING BOTTLES FROM TREES
The gardens at Iscoyd Park are simply stunning. One of the delights of creating Iscoyd Park Wedding Flowers was the opportunity to visit with Mark and Nicola, something at Passion for Flowers we always do for new venues to us. We found the perfect tree for hanging bottles and love the photos with the cricket game taking place. The garden at Iscoyd Park was brimming with roses and other blooms perfect as a backdrop to Nicola and Mark on their wedding day.
ISCOYD PARK WEDDING FLOWERS ~ RUSTIC WOODEN CRATES
The rustic wooden crates from church added colour and life into the marquee. Mark and Nicola wanted to ensure the marquee was not bland and so we all worked together to create a warm inviting look and feel in the marquee. Hessian chair backs with bunches of hand picked flowers decorated the chairs, the lovely table names added even more colour as well as the hand crafted cutlery wraps and favour jars.
ISCOYD PARK WEDDING FLOWERS ~ CRYSTAL GLASS VASES AND HESSIAN TABLE RUNNERS
We decorated the tables with a mix of crystal glass vases in very shape and size, stacks of crystal plates festooned with flowers and mirror cake stands with small crystal jugs and vases, tea lights and hessian runners. In the marquee we intensified the colours of the flowers by adding warmer yellow and more touches of peach. Pew ends were added around the marquee and on windowsills in the house.
WORLD MAP WEDDING TABLE PLAN
Nicola and Mark created a great table plan with one of our World Maps beautifully crafted with their stationery.
Victoria and Richard had a beautiful wedding at Hampton In Arden Church followed by a wonderful reception at Hampton Manor. This summer wedding had a vintage country garden style to it, including highlights of pink, peach and white to complement the mint green bridesmaids dresses.
PEACH AND PINK WEDDING BOUQUETS
For the bridal and bridesmaids bouquets we added highlights of peach and pink flowers which look stunning during the summer months. We used dahlia Cafe au Lait, a mix of vintage roses in creams, soft and deeper pink and peach tones of Magic Avalanche, Pearl Avalanche, scented Kiera garden roses, astrantia, eucalyptus and olive foliage with rosemary for a relaxed look. Long trailing ribbons completed the look.
PEACH BUTTON HOLE
Richard wore a lovely peach rose button hole which looked perfect against his suit jacket and tied in perfectly to Victoria’s bouquet.
PEACH AND PINK BOUQUETS WITH TRAILING RIBBONS
The bridesmaids wore celadon mint green dresses, their bouquets were a smaller version of the bridal bouquet with trailing ribbons.
PEACH FLOWER CROWN
After the church service Victoria changed to wearing a flower crown of mixed summer flowers including peach garden roses which totally suited her relaxed day and vintage country garden style.