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′.
Fiona and Nick chose to hold the wedding ceremony at Princethorpe College followed by a reception at Shustoke Farm Barns.
BUTTON HOLES WITH TWINE
Natural twine was used on the cute button holes to add a rustic twist with spray roses, tiny succulents and a snippet of eucalyptus.
DUSKY PINK AND WHITE PEONY BOUQUETS
Peony season is always a treat for the senses and these bouquets full of scented peonies, roses with added textures looked great for a dusky pink and white colour scheme. The bouquets had the addition of feathery astilbe, succulents and spray roses to create a beautiful mixed summer bouquet.
WEDDING CEREMONY AT PRINCETHORPE
The chapel at Princethorpe was a grand setting for the wedding ceremony and suited lush, natural flowers on wooden stands to frame the couple.
SHUSTOKE BARNS WEDDING RECEPTION
The entrance at Shustoke is great for a bridal party shot with the mix of rustic bouquets and posies for the bride and her girls.
FLOWER GLOBE HANGING BALLS AT SHUSTOKE BARN
We always suggest a hanging installation at Shustoke and this flower globe was a stunner, masses of eucalyptus and blousy hydrangea give a perfect welcome for guests that can be enjoyed all day.
RUSTIC STYLE FLOWERS AT SHUSTOKE BARN
Welcoming guests a rustic crate with relaxed flowers and foliage continued the look. It is always key to keep your look going throughout the day and this was a lovely welcome after the church service. The oval top table continued this look with a beautiful mix of flowers and foliage the full length of the table.
Thank you Fiona and Nick for sharing these photos of your wedding and for our friends at We Are The Clarkes for capturing their day so beautifully xx
We love travelling around the country to create weddings with stylish couples and jumped at the chance to decorate an epic barn for the wedding of Tiffany and Kris in September. A site visit is essential if we have not worked at a venue before, visiting together with Tiffany and her mum gave us the chance to see how we could bring this barn to life.
Tiiffany had clear ideas and was looking for a boho style wedding celebration with white, green, gold, blue and grey colours with a Cinderella look. As the barn is quite dark she was thinking of lots of candles, twinkling lights and white flowers to add light wherever possible. Well take a look a see how this was achieved.
Final morning preparations for button holes and corsages is always a calming task to carry out before the buzz of the wedding day.
BARN CEREMONY WITH CANDLELIGHT & ORGANIC FLORAL DESIGNS FULL OF FOLIAGE
A set up like this needs access the day before for the lighting to go up and the decor to be started. Organic foliage and floral designs decorated the beams and the ceremony tables to form a romantic backdrop to the ceremony.
The bridesmaids carried bountiful bouquets of foliage and flowers.
CEREMONY TABLE AND STAGE FLOWERS
The large stage was dressed with statement decoration including a mix of large lanterns, cylinder vases, rustic wooden tables, and cascading garlands of foliage and flowers.
ELEGANT WRIST CORSAGES
Tiffany’s Mum wore her elegant wrist corsage so well which kept her hands free for her reading.
LANTERN WEDDING CENTREPIECES
Candlelight was central to this wedding and we designed a mix of centrepeices all with a bronze gold look. These elegant lanterns were accented with delicate bronze glass bud vases with a mix of flowers and foliage from the day.
GOLD CANDELABRA WEDDING CENTREPEICES
Tall gold candelabra decorated other guest tables with a generous mix of foliage and flowers.
FULL-LENGTH TOP TABLE GARLANDS
The top table is key to any wedding celebration and is the focus of much of the day. For Tiffany and Kris we created full length top table garlands full of scented eucalyptus foliage, the softest blue hydrangea, spray roses and other blooms and textures from the day. A mix of glass cylinders and bronze gold lanterns were added to light the table and foliage chair backs to complete the look.
THE WEDDING CAKE DECORATIONS – HANGING RING & LANTERNS
So every wedding cake deserves to be centrestage and so we created a hanging ring to be suspended over the wedding cake surrounded by a masse of candles. This was the most romantic setting for Tiffany and Kris to cut their cake in front of family and friends.
Thank you so much Tiffany and Kris for allowing us to be part of your amazing wedding day. The photos captured by Ed Godden are simply stunning.
Jessi and Jamie asked us to create a ‘Secret Garden’ look and feel to the English part of their wedding celebrations. We loved coming up with ideas and working with this lovely couple to create their wedding look. It is so wonderful when our couples have confidence in us and give us comments like this:
“Thank you so much Karen! We trust you completely so whatever you think would make the feel of it come alive works for us! “
Jessi carried a romantic white peony bouquet and for her maids a bunch of scented lavender keep the look natural and so so English.
HAMPTON MANOR WEDDING CEREMONY
CYLINDER VASE LANTERNS, BRONZE FLORAL STANDS & A DOG
Well we loved creating this look for this romantic look with cylinder vases down the aisle, bronze stands with natural arrangements including English Margaret Merrill roses, ferns, trailing foliage and clematis with simple bunches of English lavender to the chairs. Most of all we loved their beloved dog Oreo who stole the show in his bespoke waistcoat.
So when your couple love books and especially the Secret Garden that gives plenty of scope for the most beautiful set up in Hampton Manor. Moss runners and books, delicate ferns in china tea cups and the most beautiful blooms created a gorgeous look and feel to the room. Jamie is one romantic groom and there was not a dry eye in the room when he surprised his bride with an interruption to the speeches when an amateur dramatic group began renditions from Les Miserables, her favourite musical. This was performed in front of her eyes and was one incredible surprise.
CHEESE WEDDING CAKE AND CAKE TABLE FLOWERS
The cake table was decorated with English lavender bunches, a mix of moss covered books and blooms from the day. Crystal decanters with scented peonies and grasses kept the look soft and romantic.
EVENING TABLE CENTREPIECES WITH CANDLES
As the guests headed back to the room for the evening celebrations they were greeted by a change of scene with candlelit tables.
We are eternally thankful for the lovely couples who chose us for their wedding flowers and styling and to the venues we dress and of course the photographers who capture their days so beautifully.
Thank you Jamie and Jessi and all our good wishes for the next stage of this romantic story.
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.
As the days are turning cooler I thought we would share more images of this beautiful wedding at Blackwell Grange. Last September Danielle and Lorance entrusted us to create their flowers and decor and we loved bringing everything together on the day.
BRIDAL BOUQUET – ORGANIC STYLE AUTUMN COLOURS
Rich autumn colours were added into the bridal bouquet design for this organic style bouquet with touches of astilbe, dahlia, roses and eucalyptus.
BRIDESMAIDS BOUQUETS – DEEP RED BURGUNDY & FOLIAGE
Plenty of foliage and deep burgundy red dahlias carried through into the bridesmaids bouquets.
WEDDING CEREMONY AT BLACKWELL GRANGE
The ceremony barn is a lovely setting for a wedding ceremony nestled into the countryside.
CEREMONY FLOWERS & DECORATIONS – BLACKWELL GRANGE BARN VENUE
Ceremony decorations included a mix of lanterns, stylish chair flowers and a fireplace decorated in colours of the day.
BLACKWELL GRANGE BARN VENUE WEDDING BREAKFAST DECORATIONS
The top table is where all eyes are focused for a large part of the wedding breakfast to a long garland of lush foliage with flowers was a great choice. The backdrop was created especially for the couple with a romantic ring of flowers and Dani’s favourite sparkling lights and foliage added in.
FLOWERS FOR THE WEDDING CAKE TABLE
Ask your florist for vases for the bouquets so they can be added to the cake table display. I love the axe for cutting the rustic cake.
Danielle and Lorance, thank you for your lovely words.
‘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 2019 wedding please get in touch.
The garden marquee at Birtsmorton Court can be styled for your wedding, as a regular Birtsmorton Court wedding florist we have decorated this marquee many times but this was one of our favourites. When your couple asks you for a rustic woodland top table we get excited, we have lots of woodland props and vases available for styling and loved creating this rustic setting for a spring wedding. Tree slices along the top table, terracotta pots and glass jars/bottles with blooms including roses, ranunculus, broom with ivy gave a soft and calming look to the room. Dotted along the table were various rustic wooden tea light holders and the table numbers were held up by tiny tree stump card holders.
Rustic Woodland Top Table Styling – Birtsmorton Court Florist
If you are looking for inspiration for your Birtsmorton Court wedding do get in touch.
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!’
We usually use our birch arch covered in flowers and foliage to create a rustic frame for a wedding ceremony. Here is another use for it. At the recent Hampton Manor wedding fair, we showed our birch arch as a backdrop with a bespoke scroll hanging from it. This backdrop could be used behind the wedding ceremony, behind a top table or behind a cake table or dessert bar.
The scroll reads “Love is old, love is new, love is all, love is you” but we would love to create this to say something of your choice.
BIRCH ARCH SCROLL WEDDING BACKDROP
A wedding backdrop is a great styling trick to add to your venue decor. Here a pared-back birch arch has a personalised scroll and delicate foliage, glass hanging baubles, rustic tree stumps, an abundance of candles and relaxed planting and florals to create a great backdrop for your wedding day.
ALTERNATIVE WREATH – CART WHEEL
For an alternative wreath, we created an asymmetric floral decoration around an old cartwheel, perfect for welcoming guests to your wedding ceremony. Here the arrow reads flowers, but for a ceremony, we could change it to welcome, or later for drinks or bar.
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.
New Year’s Eve is a special time for celebrations and we were honoured to assist Kristin and Tim with their wedding flowers and styling at Hampton Manor. This gorgeous couple chose to come back to England to share their day with family and friends from around the globe. We enjoyed skyping with Kristin who is based in Bejing in the build up to her wedding to ensure we delivered the elegant winter wedding she desired.
The bouquets were large organic free form is style with a textured mix of foliage eucalyptus, ozmanthus, dotted with brunia berries, thistle, lisianthus, roses, and ranunculus.
THE CEREMONY – BIRCH ARBOUR
The ceremony was a beautiful affair with a birch arbour trimmed with the softest drapes to create a soft, romantic backdrop. The organic mix of foliage and flowers was continued throughout the day with hand tied bunches of foliage to the aisle chairs to bring the outdoors in. A traditional Chinese tea ceremony was an integral part of the ceremony. Here tea is lovingly poured by Kristin.
As they left the Birches the Kristin and Tim were showered with confetti to celebrate their marriage.
LONG TABLE FLORALS AND CANDLES – NEW YEARS EVE WEDDING
Long tables enabled family and friends from around the globe to connect, chat, and enjoy the food selected for this special wedding day. Fresh foliage was entwined the length of the long tables delicately interspersed with touches of white illuminated with gold candlesticks for a romantic look.
NEW YEARS EVE WEDDING PARTY
The evening was enjoyed as guests celebrated and welcomed in the New Year in style under the amazing chandelier in Elizabeth’s Court. These images are captured by the talented Fjona Weiling.
Thank you Kristin and Tim for putting your trust in us, we loved being part of the magic of your New Year’s Eve Wedding.
If you are looking for inspiration for your winter wedding do get in touch. Karen x