I love the chance to create new designs at venues I love. Last weekend I attended Ragley Hall wedding Showcase and created 4 different table designs as well as one of my favourite deconstructed arches. This grand elegant venue calls out for wow factor florals. See my designs below.
Deconstructed Arch – framing the grand doors at Ragley Hall
Candelabra Centrepieces – Ragley Hall
I used 2 heights of silver candelabra, 1m candelabra which are my go-to size of candelabra for wedding centrepieces but as the ceilings are so high at Ragley the room can take our 5′ candelabra on the tables for a real wow factor centrepiece.
Wild, Natural Tall Centrepiece
The room benefits from tall centrepieces, for a more wild and natural look I used my gold stand and decorated with flowers, foliage and twigs to the base as well as top.
Low Centrepiece with Candles in Cylinder Vases
For a low centrepiece I loved creating this floral ring around 3 cylinder vases, you could alternate tall and low centrepieces on your tables.
Here at Passion for Flowers we enjoy working at different wedding venues across the Midlands and Warwickshire. We are the preferred wedding florist at Ragley Hall and are exhibiting at their wedding showcase this weekend. Come along and see us on Sunday 8th March.
Here are a few of the previous floral displays we have created at Ragley Hall.
This winter wedding at Hampton Manor was a delight from start to finish. With so many amazing floral features. We have posted part 1 (the bouquets and deconstructed arch at Hampton in Arden church). Now we bring you Rachel and James and their stunning winter reception at Hampton Manor. The Courtyard was transformed by candlelight,flowers and foliage. Guests entered an enchanted winter wonderland for the wedding breakfast and evening celebrations. The room felt warm and full of love as guests and family celebrated together.
Tall Gold Stands & Candles for an Enchanted Winter Wedding at Hampton Manor
Our brief for the Courtyard was elegant,dreamy and candlelit. The Courtyard tables were filled with a mix of white candles running the full length of the tables. Relaxed foliage softened the tables whilst tall gold stands bedecked with foliage and the softest of blooms added richness and elegance to the scene. The deconstructed arch from church was moved and then rebuilt and extended to create the most amazing backdrop to the top table, our team worked tirelessly to transform this into an Enchanted Winter Wedding at Hampton Manor.
We cannot believe how the flowers both at the Church and Hampton Manor formed the most beautiful backdrop to the whole day – even in my planning dreams I couldn’t have foreseen how perfectly you and your team would deliver for us!!!
It was a dull dreary damp December day brought to life by all those who took part and supported us on that day. It was truly magical and I thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!
Big Hugs xx
If you are planning a winter wedding at Hampton Manor we would love to create a wonderful setting for your day.
Looking for the most amazing backdrop for your wedding day. This will be captured in all your wedding photos that you will treasure for so long after the wedding day is over. Hanging chandeliers have great impact. This chandelier is filled with scented flowers and beautiful foliage for a natural look for your wedding which an be suspended over your ceremony or top table to wow you guests.
If you are looking for a romantic look for your wedding day make sure you use candles on the tables.
Nothing creates romance more than candlelight and dreamy flowers at your wedding. If you are looking for a florist for your wedding do get in touch. We would love to be your wedding florist and create a romantic backdrop for you.
Yesterday I had a lovely day at Hampton Manor wedding fayre. Exhibiting at wedding fayres always gives us a chance to create something new and meet lovely couples excited about their upcoming weddings.
We chose to showcase our floral clouds, these are going to be BIG in 2020. If your venue has somewhere in the ceiling to suspend from we can create a hanging cloud or for centrepieces we can create a floating arrangement over a stand on the table.
What do you think?
NEUTRAL TONES – Dried flowers
So on-trend for 2020, neutral tones and dried flowers. We just love this look. Clear glass and dark bottles of dried stems along the table completed the look.
GREEN & WHITE – Foliage, blossom & roses
For a fresher look, we used fresh foliage and white blossom, roses and tulips. Again a lightweight relaxed loose arrangement floating above the gold stand. Small vases and tea light holders completed the look along the table.
If you need help with florals and styling for your Hamton Manor wedding please get in touch as we would love to help. Karen x
We met Beth and Blair at the Hampton Manor Wedding Fayre and Beth fell in love with our natural flowers and romantic table with soft roses and crystal vases with candlelight for an elegant look for her wedding. At our consultations, we discussed their vision for the day and how we could bring that to life. We also added in ideas to include the white thistle as Blair and a number of the party would be wearing kilts. We were thrilled to hear they had booked Fjona to capture their day, it is always lovely to work with her.
Beth and her maids carried natural bouquets with a soft and natural mix of flowers from her day. The blooms including the blousy Charity rose, Bridesmaid and Quicksand roses, eucalyptus, white thistle, spray roses and frilly lisianthus and with some of the deep-toned dusky pink sedum.
WEDDING CEREMONY BIRCH BACKDROP AT HAMPTON MANOR
Blair eagerly awaits his bride standing in front or the statement backdrop to their wedding ceremony. The scented roses, tumbling foliage and pretty blooms gave the elegant natural touch to this summer wedding.
The aisle was decorated with the softest petals and candlelight. The cutest flower girl and page boy blossomed with their duties on the day. I just loved the kilts.
ELEGANT CENTREPIECES WITH CANDLELIGHT, FOLIAGE AND ROSES
The elegant setting of the Courtyard was decorated with the softest blooms from the day and an abundance of crystal footed vases with candles, smaller votives and candlesticks.
ELEGANT WEDDING CAKE FLOWERS
The elegant cake was decorated with the Charity and quicksand roses and touches for eucalyptus then finished with a ring of foliage around the wooden tree slice. The cake is a key piece to add fresh flowers to and style along with your wedding day, especially visual when the cake is cut later in the evening.
TOP TABLE STYLED WITH CANDLES AND FLORAL GARLAND
As Beth and Blair entered the room to be greeted by family ad friends their top table glowed with candlelight and a foliage and floral garland perfect for their elegant romantic wedding.
Delighted couples are why we work so hard as a team to create beautiful flowers to match their brief perfectly and enhance the setting at Hampton Manor so we loved receiving these comments. ‘Thank you so much for the most wonderful flowers! Hampton Manor took my breath away when I saw it – it looked so beautiful and just how I hoped it would, so thank you so so much. Everyone commented on how stunning it was!
Michael and Julian tied the knot with a moving ceremony in the Birches at Hampton Manor. Their wedding as an emotional fun-filled day beautifully captured by Amy Rose Photography.
The button holes were natural and soft with a mix of foliage and herbs from the day. White roses were added for the grooms and mums.
The groomsmaids carried stunning loose hand tied bouquets overflowing with a mix of scented foliage and white roses Alabaster and Snow Ballet with veronica.
CEREMONY DECOR – MOONGATE BACKDROP, LANTERNS & MORE
The grooms wanted a moongate backdrop to the ceremony.The moongate is the national symbol of Berrmuda and said to bring good luck so we were delighted to create a moongate design for their ceremony. The moongate was decorated with a mix of foliage and white roses for a stunning modern look. White lanterns and bunches of foliage lined the aisle for the grooms to be escorted down by their mum’s.
RECEPTION CENTREPIECES AND DECOR – HAMPTON MANOR
The simplistic modern style was continued into the reception with the moongate backdrop set up behind the top table and a garland of eucalyptus foliage with white hydrangea for impact together with roses and baby’s breath.
Guest tables had a light dressing of foliage and white baby’s breath with candlelight and white and green stationery continuing the look.
FOLIAGE SKIRT FOR WEDDING CAKE
The stunning cake created by Ben The Cakeman appeared to be floating on our foliage skirt another modern touch incoporated into this stylish wedding.
MOONGATE BACKDROP IN MORE DETAIL
The circular moongate symbolizing good luck and ever lasting love is a favourite for wedding backdrop. Its clean lines work well with plenty of green foliage and white flowers or it can be decorated to suit any wedding style.
Kristen and Jo have a strong eye for detail and were an absolute pleasure to work with. Their elegant, stylish wedding is so beautifully captured in the wonderful setting of Hampton Manor.
Button Holes for Groomsmen
Kristen and his boys sported buttonholes of Silver Lace spray rose with eucalyptus to look dapper with their navy suits and ties. I just love Kristen’s bow tie look and the elegant name tags created for the buttonholes.
Jo’s bridal bouquet was a mix of large Four Seasons roses, Fifth Avenue and Silver Lace spray roses with touches of Astrantia and grey eucalyptus populus to frame and trail.The Maid of Honour, young bridesmaid and flower girl carried smaller bouquets with the same pretty mix of blooms.
Ceremony in The Birches – Birch Arch Backdrop
The Birches was the place to welcome guests to Jo and Kristen’s Wedding Ceremony, just look at the stylish signage and graphics for this wedding with the elegant copper tones, with a highlight of flowers and foliage to decorate.
The ceremony took place in front of a Birch Arch Backdrop elegantly dressed with foliage and the softest of blooms. The aisle was lit with candles in copper and glass lanterns with a touch of eucalyptus and the ceremony table where the couple sign the register was dressed with elegant foliage and flowers.
Reception Flowers at Hampton Manor – Long Tables
The long tables were set for the guests with geometric candle holders and copper candlesticks to give a soft glow to Elizabeth Court. Tall elegant arrangements added height to the central table while the top table framed by the Birch Arbour gave an elegant backdrop for the happy duo. The wedding was such a special day enjoyed by family and friends.
I am thrilled to show such candid moments of such a happy day. I have just received the most moving of notes from Jo and Kristen
‘ We just want to thank you so much for all your hard work and creativity on our wedding day. The bouquets, buttonholes, the archway and all of the styling were absolutely stunning! We couldn’t have dreamt of it being any better – so elegant and stylish – all thanks to you!
You are so lovely Karen, and made us both feel at ease with your friendly and calming nature. We were so glad that you were a big part of our special day.’
So if you are looking for a florist and stylist for your wedding at Hampton Manor please do get in touch, we would love to work with you.
Hannah and Joel were married in church followed by a wedding reception at the lovely Shustoke Farm Barns, one of our favourite places.
BRIDAL PARTY FLOWERS – BOUQUETS, BUTTONHOLES & FLOWER CROWNS
A touch of rustic was added to the button holes with lisianthus wax flower, thistle and foliage finished with twine. The most beautiful scented garden roses graced the bouquets while the bridesmaids wore delicate flower crowns to tie in with the button holes. Delivering on the day is always an exciting time seeing the delight when our bride finally sees her wedding coming together.
LITTLE ASTON CHURCH FLOWERS
The church at Little Aston is so pretty with beautiful welcome posies added to the church gate and decorating the altar.
The bridesmaids dresses were so dreamy with their bouquets of garden roses including cafe latte and kiera picking up the blush pink tones. The hair crowns made a simple addition to pull the elegant look together.
SHUSTOKE BARN ENTRANCE TABLES
The entrance tables were decorated with a lovely mix of flowers and family photos with the all-important order of the day to keep your guests on time.
HANGING FLOWER GLOBES AT SHUSTOKE BARN
To make the most of the barn we added an oversized hanging flower globe with a selection of foliage and delphiniums for a statement piece.
MILK CHURNS AND TABLE PLANS
The milk churn with relaxed flowers and foliage filled the entrance with a beautiful scent from the roses.
OVAL TOP TABLE CENTREPIECES
The oval top table was decorated with a footed bowl with cascading blooms and foliage from the day to create the perfect look for this table. A mix of tea lights in complementary tones completed the look with our frames for the table names.
RUSTIC ELEGANT LOW CENTREPIECES
With the style of food in the barn a low centrepiece was chosen with a rustic elegant flower and foliage arrangement set around a central lantern with tea lights to add a further glow to the tables.
STYLING UPSTAIRS IN THE BARN
There is space upstairs add the barn to continue with personal touches, framed photos, hanging decorations and even a chill out tipi for the youngest of guests.
NAKED WEDDING CAKE WITH ROSES
Our friend at Buttercream and Dreams made the most beautiful of cakes for Hannah and Joel. We selected the stunning blooms to finish the look. I just love the macaroons nestled on the cake in the wonderful toning colours.
If you need help with florals and styling for your Shustoke Farm wedding please get in touch as we would love to help. Karen x
We love winter weddings but don’t usually wake up to a fresh coating of snow on the wedding morning. This added to the gorgeous winter look for Zeb and Steph who married at Blackwell Grange.
Steph carried a winter bridal bouquet with deep burgundy red roses, softer toned quicksand roses, touches of nigella seed heads and a mix of eucalyptus to finish.
WINTER WEDDING BLACKWELL GRANGE – THE CEREMONY
The ceremony at Blackwell Grange offers a huge fireplace with burning fire and a wonderful place to decorate for a winter wedding. The stunning piece on the fireplace continued the wild winter look. Steph loves horses and ponies and had a surprise visit when she came out from her ceremony.
RUSTIC CRATE WEDDING TABLE PLAN
A rustic table plan welcomed guests and made a great keepsake for the bride and groom.
BRIDESMAIDS BOUQUETS RESTING IN BRONZE VASES
Each bouquet featured a single type of bloom from honey moon tulips, parrot tulips, and avalanche roses with the colour and ribbon linking the look.The softest silk ribbons tied around the bridesmaids bouquets presented in bronze vases.
TOP TABLE FLORAL GARLAND
The top table garland with the addition of gold and glass lanterns decorated the top table for a wonderful winter wedding.
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′.
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.
Most of our wedding work includes a statement urn or two, either for the church or ceremony, close to a top table or as a feature by a staircase. This style of arrangement is often the first look at your wedding and is a beautiful piece to be photographed by or enjoyed by guests. I loved creating this free form urn design using no floral foam and keeping our weddings more eco-friendly. This natural mix was expertly captured for me by the talented Sabine Darrall whose courses I would highly recommend.
Pink, Peach & Green Free Form Bouquet
Working with a whole host of beautiful blooms enabled me to create the most natural free form bouquet for this spring bouquet I just loved the butterfly ranunculus and spirea.