Laura and Ed were married in the amazing Abbey at Stanbrook Abbey surrounded by family and friends. Laura and her Mum Debbie had spent many months planning this beautiful wedding and had handpicked the best suppliers they could for this epic wedding. We loved being such a big part of their wedding and helping bring their ideas to life.
LARGE TRAILING WILD BOUQUET
Flowers and scent were key to this wedding and the pure joy and delight as we brought the bouquets in to Brides Manor on the wedding day was for all to see, an emotional day but one we will remember for many years to come. Laura gave us a free rein on the final design of her bouquet, but we were thrilled to have been given photos of her grandma’s bouquet as a great starting point and took inspiration from that with the trailing asparagus fern and roses. The bouquet contained the most scented of David Austin roses and was a joy to create.
EPIC CEREMONY FLOWERS AT STANBROOK ABBEY – METRES AND METRES OF FLORAL GARLANDS, LANTERNS & TREES
During the planning stages we visited Stanbrook Abbey, sat in the pews and created our plan. Bountiful blossom trees lined the aisle and every surface was covered with metres and metres of floral garlands. The scent was so evocative and emotional as the guests awaited the arrival of the bride and the ceremony began whilst being entertained by the gospel choir.
PINK, PEACH & GREEN CENTREPIECES WITH FULL LENGTH TOP TABLE GARLAND IN MARQUEE
Whilst the bride and groom were having photos with their guests we added the final touches to the marquee. The top table had a full length floral garland with the lovely mix of pink, peach and green foliage with masses of summer roses and lisianthus. With the blossom trees and foliage it looked as if the gardens had come inside.
Laura and Ed had thought of all the extra details and used our US mail box for and gifts. Flowers continued to adhorn and perfume even the smallest of spaces. The hand crafted welcome sign is a reminder of this beautiful day.
“Karen, you worked so hard to make Laura’s day so beautiful, you did everything for us … & more. PLEASE THANK your husband, daughter & team for all their hard work. You are fantastic and the whole of the wedding party couldn’t get over how beautiful the flowers were.”
Thank you Martyn and Debbie, Father and Mother of the Bride for you heartfelt thank you card, it was an epic task for our team and we all loved every moment of creating this wedding for your family. Laura and Ed our thanks to you for being so fantastic and for sharing these beautiful photos of the flowers and decor at your wedding day.
If you are looking for inspiration for a summer garden inspired wedding then please get in touch.
Maria and Rik are such a photogenic couple and the loveliest of clients. Maria and I enjoyed many happy hours planning the designs for her summer church wedding and reception at Shustoke Farm Barns. We had the pleasure of creating flowers for her sister’s wedding a couple of years back so jumped at the chance to work with these lovely people again. Add to the mix that Steve Gerrard was flying back to capture their day and we knew a good day was to be had by all.
ORGANIC STYLE DEEP PINK BOUQUETS
The organic style of bouquets suited Maria’s dress chosen from our friends at Tilly Trotters Bridal in Leamington. A hand chosen selection of blooms including deep pink dahlia, scabious and soft pink roses were combined with a mix of textured foliage for this late August wedding.
ORGANIC STYLE FLOWERS – CHURCH ARCH
The tiny church at Corley Moor is a real hidden treasure, filled with candlelight it was overflowing with emotion for this wedding. The organic style arch was created to work with the natural beauty of the weathered stone. A base of foliage with trailing amaranthus and natural flowers accentuated the beauty of of the church so much so that the Vicar was heard to comment “I should have flowers hanging for every wedding”
ORGANIC STYLE FLOWERS – TABLE CENTRES TALL AND LOW
We continued the organic style florals in to the reception. We styled the tables with a mix of tall and low table centres, keeping the flowers and foliage organic and lush. Tall designs on bronze/gold stands or tall bronze vases with large urns for the top table overflowing with natural organic styled flowers and foliage. Fresh rosemary was added to the place settings where everyone had their name in gold.
EXTRA STYLING DETAILS
The courtyard at Shustoke is gorgeous with its olive trees and natural planting. We had fun decorating the bike for Rik and the boys as well as adding extra styling details to the table plan. For a welcome touch we added rococco style candlesticks and foliage, as well as decorating their mirror table plan with a foliage garland and we always love adding our floral touch to a wedding cake table.
Thank you Mr and Mrs Hackett for sharing your day. We loved being a part of your wedding.
If you are planning a wedding a Shustoke Farm Barns, or a similar barn style venue and like our floral designs (organic style flowers in particular) and approach we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch and see if we are available.
Fairy tale weddings are magical and the setting at Blackwell Grange on a summer’s day was the setting for Danielle and Lorance. The images captured of their day show their love for each other and the elegant style of their day.
Danielle wore a stunning Hayley Paige gown from the lovely Sophie at CocoandKate in Hatton. They have a wonderful range of designer wedding dresses and offer expert advice in choosing the perfect wedding dress. A dress of this stature needed a statement bouquet and we designed an organic bouquet with a bountiful mix of roses and dahlias to complement the bridal and bridesmaids dresses.
Thank you Danielle and Lorance for your kind words it is delightful to find out that our work is so much appreciated.
We just wanted to a massive thank you for everything you did for us! The wedding looked spectacular and almost all of that was down to you! We loved absolutely everything it was perfect! You have been so amazingly helpful and are full of fantastic ideas! Continue to make people’s wedding days so perfect because you really have done something special for us!
If you are looking for inspiration for your wedding please get in touch.
Winter styling is so much fun and we always love being asked to create beauty with Charlotte O’Shea and the team at Rock My Style. The opportunity to work with the Joules brand was so lovely as their clothing is one of our favourites. In fact I usually wear a pair of their boots in the workroom.
These images capture the beauty that was made, Charlotte has a good eye for detail and knows what she loves. Pheasant feathers being one of her favourite things, Mabel was the most perfect model and I have fallen in love with these images captured from the day.
A country house needs a country styled wreath on the door and this one with hydrangea, eucalyptus, alliums and the signature pheasant feathers was a pleasure to make.
HOW TO MAKE A CHRISTMAS STAIRCASE GARLAND
A Christmas garland is a great welcome to any home. Charlotte was keen to learn and we found a colour combination which she loved. Warm dusky pink hydrangea, softest astrantia, alliums and masses of foliage to create a lush, relaxed garland.
For the base an oasis netted garland lightly soaked in water.
Add foliage throughout the design for a natural look, we used 3 types of eucalyptus.
Add key blooms we used hydrangea heads, alliums and astrantia.
Then add extra flourishes of decoration to suit your style Charlotte loved the addition of the pheasant feathers for a country look.
Finally hang your garland in pride of place on your staircase with cable ties and check how everything looks.
Credits – Floral designers: Passion for Flowers // Clothing: Joules // Co-ordinated and Styled by Rock My Style
Imogen and Andrew married in the village church close to her family home. We met in the early stages of her wedding planning and enjoyed helping Imogen with plans for her day. She wanted a romantic reception set in the grounds of Priory Farm. Imogen runs Capital Cooking in London a well respected catering company and it was a delight to work with her and the team on her wedding.
BRIDAL PARTY – BOUQUETS, BUTTON HOLES AND FLOWER CROWNS
The young memebers of the bridal party sported cute button holes and flower crowns and the bouquets included a mix of scented roses hand tied with silk ribbons.
BRADLEY CHURCH – STATEMENT URNS
The village church was a delight to decorate with romantic flowers, scented roses, stocks adorned the windowsils with candlelight adding a soft glow. Large stone urns framed the ceremony, with tall delphiniums added for height.
MARQUE CENTREPIECES IN GLASS VASES
Inside the marquee we continued the romantic look with a mix of high and low centrepeice designs with lush flowers from the day. Scented roses, lisianthus, stocks and hydrangea with touches of lavender in the smaller vases.
DRINKS STATION AND WEDDING CAKE
The drinks station was set out around the lake with refreshing drinks on a hot summer’s day. The cake was made to Imogen’s design by her cake maker and we added blooms for complete the romantic look.
Autumn is a great time for embracing warm tones of burgundy, deep reds, off set with a touch of nude and plenty of foliage. Add wooden signs to welcome your guests and plenty of candles. Tall autumn centrepieces add splendour and a WOW factor to any table setting here they are complemented by bronze candlesticks and vases.
If you are looking for a florist for your wedding or private event at Hampton Manor,then do get in touch, we work here regularly and it is a pleasure to be one of Hampton Manors preferred suppliers, we would love to help you with your flowers and styling.
Creating flowers at Hampton Manor for weddings is always a treat, the warm wood, stone arches in this arts and craft house need the right floral touches to bring them to life. If your budget permits staircase flowers are a wow factor statement. The bride and her bridesmaids will walk down these stairs before heading to their ceremony, walking through an avenue of flowers is the perfect way to start your day, and imagine the photos your photographer will get!
These staircase flowers will be a focal point during your drinks reception creating a warm welcome for your guests and setting the tone for the rest of your day before they head through to Elizabeth’s Court. Here at Passion for Flowers we always jump at the chance to decorate the staircase for a wedding. Foliage, seasonal blooms and dashes of candlelight show you what can be done. This is for an autumn wedding but the look can be adapted depending on the season you have chosen to tie the knot.
If you are planning your wedding at Hampton Manor then do get in touch, we work here regularly and it is a pleasure to be one of Hampton Manors preferred suppliers, would love to help you with your flowers and styling.
Heather and Stewart were married earlier this year at Shustoke Farm Barns. Once you see their heartfelt video by Blue Ridge Weddings I think you’ll agree with me this was such a dreamy wedding and we loved being a part of it and creating the florals.
Heather had a stunning organic bouquet of garden roses, dusky pink roses, lavender,hydrangeas and eucalyptus.
Button holes were dusky pink roses, thistle and eucalyptus.
We created hanging rings from the beams which are a must have at Shustoke. Hanging flowers will frame the aisle and are captured in all the photos, they are enjoyed for the wedding breakfast and right up until the final farewells.