Here at Passion for Flowers we have a 6’6″ birch wedding ceremony arch available for hire. For a rustic wedding in a barn, tipi or outdoors this would make a beautiful backdrop as you tie the knot. Please get in touch if you would like to include our birch arch in your wedding ceremony decorations. POA.
BIRCH WEDDING CEREMONY ARCH
Our 6’6 birch arch is perfect for rustic style weddings. The birch structure can be hired ‘naked’ or dressed with flowers. We think it looks stunning with white material draped over the birch and a floral touch to the corners. Go all out and use our birch stumps and candles around the base for a dreamy candle lit ceremony.
Here at Passion for Flowers we now have a 2m moongate round ceremony arch available for hire. Please get in touch if you would like to include this in your wedding ceremony floral decorations. POA.
MOONGATE / ROUND WEDDING ARCH FOR CEREMONY BACKDROPS
Our circular arch or moongate makes a gorgeous backdrop. The full circle can be decorated with foliage and flowers, with a 2m diameter this makes a real statement. The moongate can be used as a backdrop for your wedding ceremony, a backdrop to your top table, dessert table or used behind the bar or statement area at your venue.
Flower friends are great and as florists we enjoy working and learning together. Earlier in the year I was delighted to spend time with Alison from Mad Lilies and Janet from the Flower Room Belfast. Alison had kindly invited Sabine Darrall to join us for the day and work with us all to create bountiful and beautiful flowers in the stunning English countryside. I had long admired Sabine’s work but had never had the opportunity to spend time with her and learn from her. We started off with a relaxed evening together talking all things flowery and more besides!
All the flowers and foliage were beautifully conditioned ready for our flowery adventure.
TOP TABLE STYLING WITH HANGING FLOWERS ABOVE
Hanging flowers always hit the spot and a chandelier over a top table is just so lush with a mix of spring blooms. The table below was styled with runners, candlesticks, bottles and tea lights from our sister company theweddingofmydreams. Dreamy floral place settings lovingly tied with ribbon completed this romantic,spring look.
HANGING FLOWER INSTALLATION OVER TOP TABLE
We kept the look on the table light and airy so as not to distract from the star attraction the hanging flower installation. For a top table it is always lovely to have a great feature iin place for added impact when it comes to the speeches.
CEREMONY TABLE WITH FLOWER CANOPY OVER HEAD
For a ceremony table with a soft, romantic feel we worked together to create a flower canopy. This lush design was oozing with scented roses, tulips, ranunculi and masses of different foliages for texture.
An asymetric grouping of bottles, vases and votives is perfect for the table with a lush footed urn as the centrepiece. This look really allows your guests to see the individual blooms and appreciate the true beauty of the flowers.
CEREMONY ARCHES – PURPLE, LILAC AND RED
We love creating wild, relaxed florals and worked together to create this beautiful ceremony arch perfect for a country garden or rustic inspired wedding. The rich mix of purple, lilac and red were jewel tones and really made our hearts sing. The finishing touches of logs, lanterns and potting shed finds were just perfect to complete the look. Working together was a fun and heartwarming experience.
CEREMONY ARCHES – LILAC, PINK AND PEACH
For a more subdued look then lilac, pink an peach fit the bill, an abundance of scented lilac, soft and delicate helebroes, snapdragon, wax flower, viburnum berries, delicate scabious and the softest blush and peach roses made a great choice.
I certainly enjoyed our day and look forward to us flowering and inspiring each other in the coming months and years. Thank you Sabine for your warmth and openess, and to Alison for organising the day.
Tom and Jo or TOJ as they are known by friends and family celebrated with an amazing wedding at Hampton Manor at the beginning of the year. These images capture a beautiful day and their characters just perfectly. The couple chose Hampton Manor as their home for the day with a romantic, luxurious, cosy and warm look and feel to their wedding day with flowers in neutral colours white, creams, and some grey tones with soft blush.
A romantic bridal bouqet with touches of Earl Grey roses and brunia suited the style of the day.
The bridesmaids carried smaller bouquets with touches of dusty miller and brunia, finished with the softest ribbon.
A touch of berried eucalyptus added interest to the corsages for the ladies in keeping with the rustic, elegant feel of the day.
The boys looking dandy on the doorstep of the Manor before going over to the ceremony.
RUSTIC ELEGANT WEDDING CEREMONY
The calligraphy signs welcomed guests to the wedding with a posy of flowers and foliage from the day. Candles and trees created a romantic backdrop to the ceremony with soft underplanting of helebores for freshness.
Scented delphinium petals created the confetti shot just outside the cermeony, always a moment to cherish.
MERCURY SILVER VASE CENTREPIECES
The mercury silver vases overfilled with the softest blooms looked elegant for the reception with hanging baubles and trees to frame the top table.The tables had quotes from favourites films to add a personal touch to the decor.
It is all in the detail and nothing had been forgotten to keep their guests warm and cosy as day turned to night and memories were made.
Tom and Jo were so wonderful to work with and we just loved their winter wedding at Hampton Manor, a most favourite venue of ours.
Last week we ran our first wedding flowers workshops here at Passion for Flowers in our new studio at Home Farm in Warwickshire.
WHAT THE DAY INVOLVED
Karen demonstrated how to make a number of rustic country style centrepieces, including milk churns, jugs, mini crates and a grouping on a tree slice. She spoke about which flowers work well together and the techniques needed to make the different types of centrepieces.
In the afternoon all attendees made a place setting and crate centrepiece to take away with them.They also worked as a team to create a top table design, table plan and asked many questions about their own weddings and how they would go about creating various florals.
A FEW PHOTOS FROM THE DAY
GETTING STUCK IN
THE FINISHED RESULTS
If you are interested in attending one of our wedding flowers workshops or wedding florist courses send us an email to register your interest and we’ll let you know about future workshop dates. Email email@example.com
We love Hampton Manor weddings and were delighted to have free rein to decorate the sumptuous Elizabeth’s Court for the autumn wedding fair. We enjoyed meeting a number of wedding couples and showing them how they could decorate the venue to suit their wedding style and season.
Since then we have been busy meeting with couples at our studio at Home Farm in Berkswell where we have an ever expanding range of vases, vessels and large scale props to make your wedding day your own.
TOP TABLE GARLANDS
At your wedding reception all eyes are on the top table so make a statement with your florals as these will be captured in your photos of the speeches on the day. We love decorating the Butchers Block table with an abundance of mixed foliage with flowers and added textures. For this look we added roses, brunia and air plants for great texture. Elegant silver candlesticks complete the look.
White, grey and green and a perfect choice for an elegant wedding whatever the season for a timeless look. For a spring take on this we would include some white tulips and ranunulus in the design. There is always a choice of flower to add to create a great look with the season and your wedding colours in mind.
Add interest to the place settings with a pocketful of delicate astrantia nestled in the napkin. Posy vases by the place settings also add a welcome personal touch.
ELEGANT TALL BRONZE VASE CENTREPIECES – PEACH ROSES WHITE HYDRANGEAS
Metallics are still hot news and look oh so stunning at the Manor, this look is perfect for an overstated elegant look with a bit of glitz and glamour. See how the tall bronze vases goes so well with the stunning chandelier in the room. We always look to tie in your wedding decor with the room and your bespoke theme. Peach roses and cream hydrangea brought out the warmth to this look.
Team with gold and bronze lower vases running along the table and add gold rimmed glasses for an elegant look. The glass charger plates keep this fresh and contemporary.
Photo frames in opulent metallic finish add a finishing touch to the tablescape. If using the sprig table layout at Hampton Manor make sure you have interest running along the table, use candles and lanterns to add to the romance.
If you are planning a room layout with round tables you could consider using a mix of different centrepieces around the room. Perhaps a stunning tall bronze vase on a central table and lanterns surrounded by gorgeous blooms on others, with an abundant mix of gold and bronze vases on another. By keeping to the same blooms the look remains cohesive and easy on the eye but becomes a talking point amongst your guests.
STONE URN CENTREPIECS BRONZE CANDLESTICKS AND BOTTLES
Rustic woodland settings work so well at Hampton Manor and can be started with the ceremony in The Birches. The stone vases and urns create great centrepieces and bring a sense of naturalness to the tables. The stone in the courtyard was our inspiration for this look. For a winter wedding we have included touches of grey brunia and eucalyptus and added bronze candelsticks and bronze bottles with bloooms along the table.
For the place settings a slate place card holder looks just right with torn edge paper and a calligraphy name card. Its the little details that take your wedding from great to amazing.
Add texture with a luxe linen grey runner to bring the table to life and glass charger plates to perfect the look.
ELEGANT TALL GLASS VASES – PEACH AND CREAM ROSES
We love elegant tall glass vases and wanted to show one of our latest designs at Hampton Manor. This elevated design could form a centrepiece to a long table design with a mix of smaller glass vases and glass candlesticks running along the table. They can also be used to add drama to the Parlour for exclusive use weddings or to create a stunning top table design.
Details for this design included our salt cellar place names with a snippet of waxfower set on a glass charger plate. The elegance continues with the glass candle sticks and glass footed vases.
If you have been inspired and are still looking for a florist and stylist for your Hampton Manor Wedding do get in touch we would love to start talking weddings. Our advice is ‘Make sure you choose a florist whose style you love’
September is a wonderful time of year for a wedding, a favourite of mine as I was married many years ago in September. Cripps Barn in Bibury is a gorgeous countryside venue and one we enjoy visiting to create some floral magic with our talented team. Hannah and Gordon requested beautiful natural just picked flowers to create a relaxed look to their wedding day.
BRIDAL BOUQUET – CRIPPS BARN WEDDING CEREMONY
Hannah chose a Claire Pettibone dress Viola which suited her beautifully. A rustic glamour inspired wedding will work wonderfully at Cripps Barn. The bridal bouquet was designed with the dress in mind. Flowers we included were selected from a mix of roses, with stocks and delphiniums.
CEREMONY FLOWERS AT CRIPPS BARN
The ceremony barn at Cripps is perfectly lit by candles for a romantic ceremony we added a touch of rustic glamour with oversized mercury bottles with roses and eucalyptus. A mix of smaller items ran along the ceremony table.
The boys wore elegant quickskand rose button holes to pick up the colour of the bridesmaids dresses.
FLOWER CROWNS FOR A PRETTY FLOWER GIRL
The young flower girl was caught dancing with delight in her tulle dress, ballet shoes and flower crown.
WEDDING TABLE CENTREPIECES AND ROOM DECORATIONS AT CRIPPS BARN
The room decoration continued the rustic glamour look with a giant mirror for the table plan festooned with a garland of flowers and foliage and a mix of elegant table centrepieces.
HANGING FLOWER GLOBES AT CRIPPS BARN
The hanging globes were a joy to create with the trailing amaranthus and mix of foliage and flowers.
Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos of your day Hannah and Gordon and I will always remember Hannah’s fathers words of wisdom to Gordon a Happy Wifey is a Happy Lifey. x
Summer weddings held at country venues are a pleasure to work on and Laura and Jason wanted a music filled wedding day with family and friends. Packington Moor set in rural Warwickshire is a wonderful setting and the food and service are always excellent.
Flowers were high up on Laura’s plans for the day and the Passion for Flowers team filled her venue with flowers bringing her dreams to life.
BRIDAL PARTY BOUQUETS
Romantic was the order of the day and the bridal bouquets included cream garden roses with soft bombastic roses and hydrangea.For the young girls we added snippets of baby’s breath to the bombastic roses to keep their posies more delicate.
FLOWER CROWNS FOR FLOWER GIRLS
Don’t you just love the flower girls with their sweetest flowers crowns with bombastic spay roses and snippets of baby’s breath.
BUTTON HOLES TIED WITH TWINE
Jason and the boys sported spray rose button holes with rosemary trimmed with twine, perfect with the tweed waistcoat.
PACKINGTON MOOR ENTRANCE DECORATIONS
Rustic crates and hydrangea plants welcomed guest to the courtyard and were then gifted at the end of the day. Music was heard all around the barn for the ceremony and then set up outside in the courtyard to entertain the guests.
CEREMONY FLOWERS & DECORATIONS AT PACKINGTON MOOR
Ceremony flowers for the barn adorned the staircase, balcony, and arch complemented by flowers and candles down the aisle for a soft romantic setting for our couple.
CENTREPIECES AT PACKINGTON MOOR BARN VENUE
The centrepieces continued the romantic floral look for the day with elevated blousy arrangements in glass vases. The top table was filled with candlelight and blooms in a mix of glass vases and vessels finished with trailing foliage. The place settings were finished with rosemary for the boys and lisianthus for the girls another lovely way to welcome your guests to the wedding meal.
Reeya Chalotra and Vishal Kapoor’s wedding at Shustoke Farm Barns in July was an elegant, stripped back look with natural flowers. We combined a mix of blooms chosen with the couple including hydrangea, wax flower, fountain grass, grey brunia, lisianthus, eucalyptus and highlights of bombastic soft blush spray roses. Just perfect for the setting at Shustoke Farm Barns in Warwickshire.
ORGANIC STYLE CEREMONY FLOWERS
The ceremony had a natural organic style with hand tied bunches of wax flower, eucalyptus and spray roses to the chairs.
To decorate the large wooden ceremony table a loose garland was created with plenty or organic foliage and blooms from the day. Garlands are a great look in a barn style venue with the addition of clylinder vases and candles for some magical candlelight.
HANGING HOOPS OF FLOWERS
The large open barns also benefit from some hanging flowers and so we designed hanging hoops made of wicker and wire, covered with relaxed foliage and flowers. It is important to use large scale blooms like hydrangea in these size of designs to create a dramatic look. Smaller blooms would be lost in a hoop of this size.
GUEST BOOK TABLE
The guest book table had photos and a rustic wooden box with soft organic blooms from the day.
Reeya and Vishal had a beautiful wedding and we are looking forward to seeing them again at The Ashes for Hannah and Rishi’s wedding. Thank you for recommending us. x
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.
As we regularly work at Hampton Manor we love it when new changes are made to venues. Hampton Manor have recently enhanced the outdoor area next to Elizabeth’s Court. There is a new seating area for guests to relax which would be lovely on a summers evening.
Have a look at the new seating area we recently styled with copper vases, pretty blooms lanterns, candles and sparklers. Doesn’t it look magical.
At Passion for Flowers we love working on Hampton Manor weddings. Hampton Manor is only about 10 minutes away from our studio so we often find ourselves working on weddings at this beautiful venue. Being a recommended wedding florist at Hampton Manor we were delighted to be involved in a shoot for their new brochure.
If you are including bronze in your wedding colours you will love these new tall bronze vases we have added to our collection of vases. Here we have shown how they look with classic white flowers and a contrast to show how they look with bright pink florals to tie in with the chairs often used at Hampton Manor.
TALL BRONZE VASES FOR CENTREPIECES WITH CLASSIC WHITE FLOWERS
Here we have used white hydrangeas and pale pink lilac with snippets of eucalyptus to create a larger arrangement within the stunning Elizabeth’s Court. To add candle light at a lower level on the table we have included our bronze candle sticks and bronze votives.
TALL BRONZE VASES FOR CENTREPIECES WITH PINK BLOSSOM
We just love using blossom within our floral creations when it is in season, and this pink blossom was just perfect for a brighter centrepiece at Hampton Manor. The pink really ties in with the pink chairs often used in Elizabeth’s Court. Again we have used bronze candle sticks and votives to create interest at the lower level.
These two different centrepieces use the same vase but demonstrate how they can look completely different using different flowers, colours and textures in the arrangements.
To tie in with the pink and bronze centrepiece we decorated the top table with a run of bronze vases with pink blossom and a mix of different bronze votives.
We always get a thrill when we see one of our weddings on Rock My Wedding and we loved this awesome wedding at Shustoke Farm Barns one of our Warwickshire venues.
RUSTIC LUXE WEDDING AT SHUSTOKE FARM BARNS
The barn lends itself to a rustic luxe wedding so we worked with Jackie and Ross to create a perfect look for their late summer wedding. Metallic vases and votives along with glass bottles worked well for their rustic look. The curated antlers were the finishing touch together with the stationery created with love by the groom’s sister, a graphic designer.
THE BOUQUETS – ROSES AND HYDRANGEAS
Fluffy hydrangeas with O’Hara roses were bound together to create a lush late summer bouquet with a gorgeous scent.The bridal bouquet included seeded eucalyptus and touches of baby’s breath with long trailing ribbons.
The bridesmaids carried hydrangea and eucalyptus bouquets, a great combination with their mint dresses.I love this relaxed image in the field.
THE BUTTON HOLES
Rustic button holes with spray rose, eucalyptus and thistle suited the boys.
CEREMONY AT SHUSTOKE FARM BARNS
Shustoke Farm Barns is lovely for an indoor ceremony with its exposed brick work, beams and twinkling lights.
RUSTIC LUXE STYLING & WELCOME FLOWERS
To add a WOW factor to your wedding a rustic flower garland creates a great welcome to your guests and gives a first glimpse of your wedding celebrations. Here blousy hydrangea, eucalyptus and baby’s breath met the rustic brief. Simple wicker wreaths, bottles and tree slices with a few hidden stags continued the relaxed feel to the day.
THE TABLE PLAN – POLAROID PHOTOS FOR EACH GUEST
The polaroid table plan helps each guest find their seat.
RUSTIC LUXE WEDDING CENTREPIECES
The eucalyptus place settings and favours continue the rustic luxe ideas complementing the centrepieces and styling.
WEDDING CAKE ON WOODEN TREE SLICE
The simple cake just needed a couple of star blooms to dress.
We loved working with Jackie and Ross to help them develop their wedding look and it seems they loved us too. x
“Thanks so much for all your efforts with the flowers. They were stunning and I thought the venue looked great. You have been great throughout the whole process so thanks from both of us. Love Jackie & Ross x