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′.
Garlands extending along a guest or top table are a firm favourite at weddings and provide a relaxed environment for any wedding celebration. Picking up tips on making our designs foam free and more eco-friendly has been top of my list this year and so I was delighted to join other talented florists to spend a couple of days creating and learning with Sabine Darrall.
At many of our barn venues or in marquees we have the opportunity to create stunning hanging decorations for our wedding couples. Again we now aim to make these foam free and more eco-friendly. The freshest of gathered foliages is always a good place to start and using flowers that will last through the wedding day. We usually hang these arrangements on the day of the wedding.
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.
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.
So we always love an epic wedding and thought you would love to see more of this amazing wedding at Longbourn Barn Kineton, one of our favourite’s of the year.
Longbourn Barn Kineton Wedding
We were thankful when Meg and her Mum came to meet us to ask us to create the florals for this gorgeous flower filled wedding. We visited Longbourn Barn together and fell in love with the setting. It offers a space where couples can stamp their mark on it for their wedding day set in the most amazing Warwickshire countryside.
Meg and Tom started their wedding day with a church ceremony with their beautiful daughter taking centre stage. The couple remained radiant and happy throughout their day and all the joy in their lives came together for all to see. We created a bountiful and full bouquet for Meg to carry.
Longbourn Barn Kineton Organ Room
Longbourn Barn has plenty of unexpected features, here the Organ Room is perfect for displaying the bouquets, in addition to her bridal bouquet we created bouquets for Meg’s 6 stylish bridesmaids. Pillar candles added to the romance perfect for this setting.
Wedding Gin Barn, Longbourn Barn
At our first site meeting we heard that Meg and her Mum were looking to create their own bar and had found an old pink van which they were going to transform into an amazing gin bar. Little did we know at the time how epic this transformation was and that it would be featured on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces. We were delighted to add some finishing touches to the look with the personalised sign from our sister site The Wedding of my Dreams.
Longbourne Barn Kineton, Wedding Reception
In the run up to the wedding Meg, Tom and the assembled team of helpers worked tirelessly to ensure nothing was left undone. We just loved creating the florals for inside the barn including the table designs. The large barn could carry off large statement florals set on high rose gold risers. Elegant candle light was added to the tables and the round tables were set with lush florals around an elegant rose gold hurricane vase. Meg had collected so many gorgeous pieces and the geometric marble chargers were a great look for the tables.
This epic wedding was full of surprises and we knew of one little secret that the bride and her mum had kept from everyone. Meg had not one but two stunning wedding gowns and totally rocked the world when she surprised everyone when she walked down from the hay loft in her second amazing dress. This brought tears of joy to everyone’s eye and the party started in earnest.
Acrylic Wedding Seating Plan
The acrylic wedding seating plan was set as a welcome for guests once inside the barn and enabled everyone to find their seat with ease and style.
Meg and Tom
It was a pleasure to create the flowers for your wedding at Longbourn Barn, you rocked your day and are the most beautiful couple.
Sacha and Stu planned a relaxing day for family and friends at Blackwell Grange. The bride wore an elegant gown with her maids in charcoal grey and vintage rose dresses. Stu looked splendid in this kilt and we introduced thistles into the bouquets and button holes as a nod to the tartan.
The bouquets were loose foliage inspired bouquets with thistle, lisianthus,roses, veronica and wax flower for different textures and tones.
The button holes were a relaxed mix of blooms from the day with twine to finish.
ENTRANCE GATE FLOWERS – BLACKWELL GRANGE
Touches of eucalyptus were tied to the entrance gates to continue the relaxed, laid back look.
The Thatch Barn at Blackwell Grange is a great place to tie the knot with its stone walls and wooden beams. The Barn suits very natural flowers and foliage and we designed relaxed arrangements in tall bronze vases to frame the ceremony and foliage garlands to drape the table.
EXTRA LARGE MILK CHURN ENTRANCE FLOWERS
Keeping to a very natural relaxed look large arrangements greeted guests at the entrance set in rustic milk churns.
CENTREPIECES – BLACKWELL GRANGE
The tables were dressed with a mix of centrepieces with natural foliage and flowers in bronze gold containers.
We loved creating the flowers for Sacha and Stu and being part of their wedding day.
Niamh and Alex were a dream couple to work with throughout the build up to their wedding. They booked Oldberrow House in Warwickshire for a tipi wedding reception and laid back festival style celebration with family and friends. We knew we were in for a treat with their list of hand picked suppliers.
‘What can I say, we loved working with you and this talented team to create your wedding flowers. You gave us an opportunity to create from the heart which always brings about the best in any relationship.’ Love Karen x
HAIR FLOWERS – BRIDAL PARTY PREPARATIONS
Old Berrow House was a wonderful place for the bridal party preparations Niamh and the girls had a relaxed morning and we love delivering their hair flowers delicate bridal flower crown and button holes over in the morning.
SUMMER TIPI WEDDING – BRIDAL BOUQUET
It is pure joy to see happiness and this image of Niamh walking down the stairs with her bouquet to be met by her mum and bridesmaids is so heart warming.
SUMMER TIPI WEDDING – FLOWER CROWN
A delicate flower crown for a boho bride, I just love this image of Byrony capturing Niamh, captured by Ed Brown.
LONGBOURNE BARN WEDDING CEREMONY – FOLIAGE FOLIAGE & MORE FOLIAGE
The ceremony venue was Longbourne Barn a gem in the Warwickshire countryside that was the perfect choice for this laid back ceremony. Foliage was key to the day and we decorated everywhere we could with a relaxed mix of foliage. The screen was incorporated into the day with beautiful images projected bringing to life this happy couple. The giant frame was hand built for the ceremony and we loved decorating it with a mix of foliage and natural flowers to create this laid back festival styled wedding.
BRIDESMAIDS FLORAL HOOPS – BOUQUET ALTERNATIVE
Niamh choose stylish floral hoops for her girls which were easy to hold and created a great look with their hair flowers and navy jumpsuits. The bridal party line up was so chic and effortlessly stylish.
WEDDING CAR GARLAND – A MUST FOR SUMMER WEDDINGS
Gemma and I always jump at a chance to add flowers to a wedding car and the Fiat 500 was a joy to flower. The garland had to fit the festival look and feel of the wedding and be able to withstand the heat of the day and the trip from Oldberrow House over to the ceremony venue. I have to say it was one of our favourite parts of this amazing wedding and still brings tears to my eyes.
TIPI WEDDING RECEPTION – BRIGHT FESTIVAL SUMMER WEDDING
Elite Tents set up their tipi for us to decorate and we loved decorating with hanging ivy and adding an abundance of bright festival inspired blooms on the tables.
EXTRA FLORAL TOUCHES WE CREATED FOR THIS SUMMER TIPI WEDDING
In the tipi we added an informal touch of colour and blooms from the day.
FLOWERS ON THE BAR
The vintage glass jug with a mass of pretty blooms from the day was the perfect match for the cocktail menu board and scented candle.
HANGING FLOWERS FROM THE TREES
The beautiful gardens at Oldberrow House have many beautiful trees and an eclectic mix of vases and hanging bottles added some colour to the green of the trees.
FLOWERS AMONGST THE DESSERTS ON THE DESSERT STATION
Well the dessert station was a joy for all the senses. The most wonderful display of delicious desserts from the team at Kalm Kitchen was even further enhanced by some bright florals from the day.
BRIDESMAIDS FLORAL HOOPS TO DECORATE THE PALLET TABLE PLAN
We knew we the girls would find a space to display the floral hoops later in the day and here they were casually displayed on the pallet table plan.
Niamh and Alex Thank you both for choosing us and for your lovely note which says it all.
‘I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the team. We had the most perfect day made even more special by the fabulous people we had working with us!! I can’t thank you and the team enough for your help, amazing floristry and professional service in the lead up to the wedding and throughout the day. EVERYONE was so complimentary about the flowers – the bridesmaids loved their flower rings, my bouquet was amazing, the tables just looked even better than I had hoped for and the frame around the projector looked great (!). N & A’
We love weddings at Shustoke Farm Barns and the atmosphere there suits laid back wedding styles. Fay and Andrew created a laid back feel beautifully captured by our photographer friends Anna and Simon Clarke.
BUTTONHOLES FOR THE GROOMSMEN
Thistles and viburnum berries created a relaxed look for the button holes for the groomsmen with rose bud and thistle wrist corsages for the girls.
DECORATING THE AISLE AT SHUSTOKE FARM BARNS
The aisle was simply decorated with bunches of gypsophila and thistle tied on with blue and tartan ribbons.
RUSTIC STYLING DETAILS AT SHUSTOKE FARM BARNS
There are plenty of nooks and crannies to add rustic styling details at Shustoke Farm Barns, the brickwork is a really great backdrop for rustic decoration.
LARGE HANGING HOOPS AT SHUSTOKE FARM BARNS FOR A RELAXED LOOK
The Barn always benefits from over sized decoration and our large hanging hoops look great decorated to tie in with the colours and style of your wedding day. Here we included masses of foliage and clouds of gypsophila for a laid back look.
CEREMONY TABLE FLOWERS
The ceremony table is a main part of the ceremony and looks good bedecked with laid back bunches of blooms from the day, scented peonies, stocks, hydrangea and lashing of foliage create the relaxed look required.
STYLING DETAILS AROUND THE BARN
WORLD MAP TABLE PLAN
The world map table plan from the Wedding of My Dreams c]gave Fay and Andrew the chance to create a beautifully styled table plan for their guests.
LAID BACK TRAVEL THEMED WEDDING CENTREPIECES
The couple continued the travel ideas with their fun, laid back centrepieces for the tables.
The courtyard is a fun place for family and friends to relax during the wedding day. Here balloons from our other website The Wedding of my Dreams created a backdrop for the musicians.
Seonaid and Oliver asked for help to create their relaxed wedding day with a church service and a family and friends get together at our gorgeous local country pub, The Malt Shovel.
The bridal bouquet was a lovely mix of scented stocks and roses, frilly lisianthus coupled with plenty of eucalyptus foliage.
The bridesmaids looked elegant with their pretty bouquets to tie the peach and grey colour scheme together.
COUNTRY PUB WEDDING VENUE – THE MALT SHOVEL, BARSTON
The Malt Shovel is synonymous with excellent food and a great atmosphere. The guests gathered in the gardens and were welcomed into the restaurant for a superb meal.
DOOR WREATH ENTRANCE
A lush wreath is a great way to welcome family and friends to your wedding and always creates a great start to the wedding day.
COUNTRY PUB HANGING INSTALLATION – TWIGS & ROSES
The restaurant lends itself to a hanging installation and simple birch twigs were created into a masterpiece with a beautiful mix of roses from the day.
U SHAPED WEDDING TABLES – LOW CENTREPIECES
U-shaped tables were the perfect fit and we added luxe low wedding centrepieces which celebrated the season and the laid back wedding day. Hurricane lamps with candles and an asymetric eucalyptus and flower wreath continued the look set on the church door. Smaller arrangements were set along the table with a simple place setting of eucalyptus.
We loved receiving this note before Seonaid and Oliver set off on honeymoon.
‘Just a little note to say a HUGE big thank you for all of your hard work yesterday. What can I say……the flowers were simply stunning!
Our breathe was taken away when we had a sneak peak into the restaurant prior to everyone being seated. I know we discussed the brief, but how you interpreted it was totally beyond expectations!
Thanks again for contributing towards making our day simply perfect!’
So last weekend was epic we had an amazing time decorating Longbourn Barn for an amazing couple Megan and Tom. Longbourn Barn is a real authentic barn, set in the beautiful English countryside. The barn is a blank canvas, very rustic with a french feel to it as you drive up the driveway. This is the second time we have been fortunate enough to be at the barn this summer and were just blown away by all the beauty.
These are just a taster of the photos by the talented photographers.We cant wait to see the full photos including the epic look inside the barn using rose gold stands with statement blooms and epic top table flowers as well as lots of surprises.
With all our love and huge congratulations to Megan and Tom. xxx
Megan chose an elegant style for her maids and her flowers, blousy hydrangeas with a dusting of eucalyptus to keep the look cool on a hot day and a trailing bouquet of blush sweet avalanche roses, avalanche roses and blousy hydrangea finished with trailing ivy as a nod to her beautiful baby girl Ivy. Megan is a very lucky girl as you will see she surprised everyone with a change of dress after her church wedding before going into a fully decorated barn and delicious gourmet meal.
It was lovely to be invited to celebrate the opening of Barton Court a beautiful wedding venue. As the owner Linda told me “This glorious house will appeal to all those couples for whom the bland hotel wedding is simply not an option. For those who insist on authenticity, intimacy, creativity and charm – and on a truly magical setting for their most important day, Barton Court will be ideal.”
“Barton Court is all about love. Henry Lambert created the estate in 1780 as a gift for his soon-to-be wife. We fell in love with it at first sight. It is a perfect little gem of a country house set in 6 acres of private grounds surrounded by some of the finest views in the country.”
Barton Court is a small country house estate, made up of the main house and several interesting outbuildings set in 6 acres of gardens. The property sits on the edge of the village of Colwall near Malvern and Ledbury and has uninterrupted views of the glorious countryside that surrounds it.
The main house, the Clock Tower and the ancillary buildings can be rented for short breaks, weddings and events, altogether, in various combinations or separately.
We have not yet worked at Barton Court as it is new to the wedding world, but we are happy to recommend this venue to our couples and would be delighted to work with the team at Barton House on weddings. These photos below were taken from their open day to show how the venue can be dressed, flowers by talented florists whose work we enjoyed.Sabine Darrall is a great favourite of ours and we loved how she had decorated the entrance hall in such an organic and natural style. The ceremony barn was beautifully dressed by Helen Walker of BrideandBloom with an arch and meadow style planting to line the aisle.
BARTON COURT WEDDING VENUE
Barton Court is a unique building with plenty of character.
WEDDING CEREMONY AT BARTON COURT
WEDDING BREAKFAST AT BARTON COURT
There is plenty of space for a delightful wedding breakfast. Here it was set out with a long table and a mix of candles and pretty blooms in footed vases.
WEDDING PARTY AT BARTON COURT
The marquee set up by the team at goodintents is the perfect place for a party. Marquees always look lovely with hanging arrangements to continue the tone and look of the wedding. Sabine created some natural arrangements with plenty of style.
Thank you Linda and James for inviting me over. Wishing you all the best with your venue. For further information on Barton Court visit.
Hannah and Rishi were married at The Ashes, the most beautiful countryside venue, a place where you feel relaxed as you arrive and revived when you leave. We were delighted to be asked to work with Hannah and Rishi on their wedding as we had the pleasure of creating flowers for Rishi’s brother’s wedding at Shustoke Barns previously.
The bridal bouquet was a mix of hydrangea and roses in beautiful tones. The whole look was chosen to remind Hannah of the family garden.
The boys sported just picked rustic buttonholes and enjoying posing under the photo backdrop with beautiful watercolour tones.
THE ASHES WEDDING CEREMONY
The barn at the Ashes is a warm and inviting ceremony space and we love adding a feature arch for the ceremony. Lashing of eucalyptus foliage, ivy and hanging amaranthus set the scenes with colours being added to tie in with Hannah and Rishi’s colours from the day.
FLORAL ARCH OVER DOORWAY
The floral arch proved popular as a photo backdrop for some fun photos on the day.
THE ASHES WEDDING CENTREPIECES
Hannah and Rishi had collected a lovely selection of antique vases, copper coffee pots and smaller bowls we incorporated into the table decoration with the addition of some crystal glass. Delicate stems of ivy and soft scented flowers were added bringing colour to the tables. I loved the old photos that Hannah had displayed in photo frames for each table.
COUPLE PORTRAIT PHOTOS AT THE ASHES
The couple found some tranquil spots for their portrait shots beautifully captured by Joanne Jacobs.
Thank you, Hannah and Rishi for sharing and for your lovely words. As always weddings and in particular our couples are the reason we love what we do.
“Looking through them reminds me of how beautiful you made our special day. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
If you are planning a barn wedding or need inspiration for a floral arch then do get in touch.
Looking for tall wedding centrepice ideas for your Hampton Manor wedding? Hampton Manor suits tall centrepieces. At the spring wedding fair we showed our two newest floral stands both of which would be perfect for Hampton Manor, depending on your style. This rustic branch stands would also suit barn wedding venues, or could be used as floor standing arrangements to frame your ceremony in The Birches and later used on the tables.
TALL GOLD STANDS
Tall gold stands are great for adding height and a WOW factor to a room. Here a lush arrangement with trailing foliage and a mix of scented roses, ranunculus, tuberose and tulips filled the room with scent and romance. The stands can be set out along tables or to form a top table arrangement. Smaller vases and candlesticks along the table finish the look.
TALL RUSTIC CENTREPICES – BRANCH STANDS
Tall bronze branch stands add an element of drama to the room, they suit relaxed mixed foliage displays with highlights of seasonal blooms. Here we added a mix of beautiful English tulips perfect for a spring wedding. These stands can be used floor standing at the entrance to a room, either side of the aisle or ceremony and later for the dinner.
Extra details are always appreciated a single stem to the chair and place setting is a lovely touch.
Sarah and Adam planned the most beautiful autumn church wedding followed by a reception for family and friends at our favourite Hampton Manor. They are currently living out in Hong Kong and so we had the opportunity to meet up on their visits home as well as skype and share pinterest boards and ideas during the planning stages.
BRIDAL AND BRIDESMAIDS BOUQUETS – AUTUMN COLOUR PALETTE
Right from the start this couple knew they wanted natural organic style flowers with lots of autumn colour. With the navy blue two birds bridesmaids dresses, the burgundy and pink tones worked well with plenty of foliage and texture to the bouquets.
BARSTON CHURCH WEDDING
Sarah had the pleasure of walking down from her family home to the village church for the wedding service where everyone was awaiting her arrival.
Adam’s face is a picture awaiting her arrival. The boys wore button holes in the softest dusky pink to tie in with Sarah and her maids.
VINTAGE SPORTS CAR
Adam drove his bride away in a vintage Jaguar XJS to the sound of rattling tin cans. This epic shot at the entrance to Hampton Manor is just so timeless and sums up the romance of their wedding day.
TALL CENTREPIECES AT HAMPTON MANOR – AUTUMN AND ORGANIC STYLE
The natural organic style continued through to Elizabeth Court at Hampton Manor. Adam in particular loved the idea of tall centrepieces and we agreed on clear glass vases with an organic design with tall twigs, eucalyptus foliage and the softest of roses.
TOP TABLE FLOWERS – LOW ARRANGEMENT
On the top table flowers we added the beautiful bridesmaids bouquets to add impact to the table among the candles.
The wedding cake by Ben The Cakeman brought together the Chinese and English elements of the day with the beautiful addition of the chopsticks and the berries.
Thank you Sarah and Adam for sharing your beautiful wedding photos we loved being part of your day.
I was asked to design a bouquet for Lizzie and her girls for her recent wedding. Helen, her Mum, of Helen Eames Photography, joined us for our meeting and I was delighted to hear that the flowers then became an important part of Lizzie’s day.
WILD AND ORGANIC PINK BOUQUETS FOR BRIDE AND HER BRIDESMAIDS
Lizzie’s dress was chosen from the lovely Sophie at CocoandKate and we felt a wild organic bouquet with touches of blush pink roses, lashing of eucalyptus and highlights of the grey pink edged echivera would be the perfect choice for this stunning bride and her bridesmaids.
CUTE PINK ROSE FLOWER CROWNS FOR FLOWER GIRLS
Flower girls are known to steal the show and these two were no exception, eager to try on their pink rose flower crowns when I arrived and looking so beautiful in their gorgeous dresses and soft pink cardigans.
PINK ROSE BUD BUTTON HOLES
The boys wore pink rose bud button holes with eucalyptus and echivera to bring the look of the bridal party together.
Thank you for sharing the images Lizzie, so happy you enjoyed loved your bouquets and to Helen for capturing the day with such beauty.