What do you think of our elevated florals shown here in the Parlour at Hampton Manor? This elevated design can be used along long tables to create the illusion of hanging flowers without having to fix anything to the ceiling at a venue – much quicker and easier to install on site than a hanging display. The flowers sit on a shelf supported by clear glass tall vases and we think they look just fab…
If you have longer tables the elevated display could continue onto another vase and another to match the length of your table.
If you are getting married at Hampton Manor we love a little extra floral decoration in the Parlour, it will be sure to wow your wedding guests.
For a recent brochure shoot at Hampton Manor we created a modern elegant and sleek bouquet for the bride. This bouquet was created from grasses and calla lilies for a very elegant look.
ELEGANT MODERN BRIDAL BOUQUET
The rest of the shoot was centered around modern geometric wedding styling, we used copper and white colours for an elegant look. Our copper terrariums and bud vases mixed with the white vases look stunning set up on the ladders, just love this shot of them.
At Passion for Flowers we love elegant weddings and Sarah and Federico’s October wedding was a truly elegant occasion at Coombe Abbey. We designed the wedding flowers around a neutral cream, white, ivory and green colour scheme to create a simple, elegant wedding day for their family and friends many of whom had travelled over from Italy.
PATIENCE DAVID AUSTIN ROSE BOUQUET
The bridal bouquet was created with scented Patience David Austin roses, frilly tulips and light touches of veronica and brunia for texture. The bridesmaids wore elegant wrist corsages with ranunculus and snippets of brunia.
The Cloisters at Coombe Abbey is an elegant room and we decorated the tall silver candelabra with a cascading design of eucalyptus with roses, brunia, amaranthus and ranunculus. The design was completed with an elegant ring of flowers and foliage in creams, white and green.
Kilworth House is a delight to decorate and Kathryn and Bailey were looking for natural flowers in bright warm colours, with coral peonies and gloriosa lilies. We first met at The National Wedding Show and were chosen to bring Kate’s vision to life.
The bridal bouquet was a cascading design with coral peonies and trailing gloriosa lilies, together with highlights of orange roses and green dill which Kathryn carried with joy the whole day.
KILWORTH HOUSE WEDDING FLOWERS – LUXE CEREMONY FLOWERS IN THE ORANGERY
A luxe look is perfect for the Orangery at Kilworth House, with its elegant glass frame, window ledges and beautiful tiled floor. The colours were carefully selected with Kathryn and her mum and they brought the Orangery to life.
KILWORTH HOUSE DRINKS RECEPTION – FLOWER GIRL FLOWER CROWN
I just love the image of the flower girl with her flower crown and whimsical posy collecting confetti below, completely oblivious to the grown ups around.
KILWORTH HOUSE WEDDING FLOWERS – TABLE CENTREPIECES, BRIGHT PINK, CORAL, ORANGE FLOWERS IN LUXE GOLD VASES FOR CENTREPIECES IN THE ORANGERY
Whilst guests enjoyed drinks and canapes on the terrace the team moved in to decorate the room with luxe gold vases as centrepieces. The flowers in bright pink, coral and orange complemented the soft gold cloths, stylish charger plates, gold cutlery and luxe glassware. Every last detail was carefully coordinated to ensure this Kilworth House couple had the most amazing of wedding days.
FLOWERS FOR THE CHEESE CAKE
Bailey, Kathryn and families have a love of good food and cheese so the choice of cake was a labour of love. Each cheese stack had been carefully selected as a favourite and we loved the opportunity to style the table with a rustic wooden tree slice and beautiful blooms from their day.
I was thrilled to receive thanks from Kathryn and Bailey and a lovely note from Kathryn’s mum, “We knew from day 1 that you were the florist for us and I would recommend you to anyone; worth every penny (or £)! Thanks again for the visual impact you created for a perfect day.”
I was delighted to be chosen as the florist for Victoria and Ben’s mid-summer wedding at our local church in Hampton in Arden followed by a reception at the elegant Hampton Manor. Victoria’s background in interior design meant she had clear views about the look for her wedding and we helped her create a wonderul day filled with an abundance of natural looking flowers in creams, soft blush and peach. She came well prepared to our consultation with plenty of images and her pretty Save The Date as inspiration.
PEACH AND CREAM WEDDING FLOWERS – THE BOUQUETS
The hand tied bouquets were a soft mixture of peach, cream and blush with highlights of grey eucalyptus. The bouquets were presented in elegant glass vases as a gift for the bridesmaids. I just love the trailing ribbons and this image of the bouquets caught as the girls were getting ready at Hampton Manor.
WEDDING CEREMONY AT HAMPTON IN ARDEN CHURCH
Hampton in Arden Church is a village church with a gate leading back into the grounds of Hampton Manor. The lichgate is the perfect place for photographs and is perfectly set off with an asymetrical garland of flowers.
AISLE DECORATIONS – LANTERNS & PEW ENDS
Pew ends of blousy hydrangeas and elegant silver lanterns framed the aisle. I just love the images captured in church, the page boy and flower girl look adorable and the cathedral veil is so soft and dreamy. Duncan always has his congregation in his hands and is such a wonderful vicar, our couples tell us he holds his get togethers with them in the local pub.
TABLE CENTREPIECES IN ELIZABETH’S COURT – CANDELABRA & FOOTED BOWLS
The elegant setting of Elizabeth’s Court at Hampton Manor was beautifully set out with a mix of high and low centrepieces. The tall silver candelabra had posy vases, candelsticks and large votives in mercury silver set out around the base to create a timesless look to the tables. The silver footed bowls also had a lush arrangement with posy vases filled with scented roses, elegant candlesticks and votives to surround. Victoria had created some lovely personal touches with shots as the favours, fun gifts for the children and so much attention to detail.
TOP TABLE FLOWERS
This elegant top table is one of our favourites with tall candelabra with free form flowers to frame the table and a lush centrepiece with trailing ivy along the table,a mix of mercury silver posy vases, elegant candlesticks set out along the table.
MIRROR TABLE PLAN
The mirror table plan continued the elegant look for the wedding.
WEDDING CAKE FLOWERS
The flowers really are the icing on the cake and we were thrilled to decorate this wedding cake with an abundant mix of roses and hydrangea.
With love and very many congratulations to Victoria and Ben, thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous photos with us. xx
A wedding from our archives today. This spring wedding at Hampton Manor was so pretty, with blush pink Sweet Avalanche Roses and lots of mercury silver details.
Lotty and Dan were married at Hampton Church in April, very local to Passion for Flowers and a short walk through the gardens to Hampton Manor. What a perfect setting for a spring wedding. Over the months we met with Lotty and her mum to prepare ideas and to create the look for Lotty and Dan’s romantic pastel pink and mercury silver wedding at Hampton Manor. Lotty runs a dance school and wanted to use the Beauty and The Beast fairytale as a thread running through her wedding. We agreed on pastel pink roses as the key blooms mixed with touches of white and ivory and lots of sparkle and candlelight.
PASTEL PINK & CREAM ROSE BRIDALBOUQUET
Lotty had a gorgeous lace wedding dress and so we created a romantic feminine bouquet in blush pinks a complete change from her everyday image.Touches of hydrangea softened the look.
PASTEL PINK & CREAM ROSE BOUQUETS FOR BRIDESMAIDS
With 5 bridesmaids in soft pink dresses the look continued with the softest of rose bouquets hand tied with lace to complement Lotty’s dress. I love their jewel encrusted belts bringing a touch more glamour and sparkle to the day.
PASTEL PINK ROSE BUTTON HOLES
Dan and the boys had pastel pink rose button holes whilst we used the same tones for larger sweet avalanche roses for the ladies. Everything was soft, pink and romantic for this wedding day. With so many button holes it is important to make sure they have name tags to help with the distribution on the wedding day.
PEW ENDS ~ HAMPTON CHURCH WEDDING FLOWERS
The wooden pews had simple pew ends blush and soft pink roses hand tied with a sprig of pittosporum and lace. After the service everyone walked back through to the Manor gardens and had a great chance for some photos. I just love the one with the bridal party Rebecca shot.
MERCURY SILVER & PASTEL PINK ROSES ~ A WEDDING AT HAMPTON MANOR
The richness of the mercury silver with the pastel pink roses looked majestic at Hampton Manor. The long top table had the most romantic collection of mercury silver items, candlesticks in a variety of heights with white candles, large hurricane vases and a mix of different shaped and sized mercury silver bottles with filled with soft pastel pink roses. The guest tables had a touch of whimsy with the key to the castle, lots of candlelight and roses in gorgeous bottles in the glass domes. Mini glass domes were added to the top table to link the look. As the candles were lit the romance blossomed.
VINTAGE ROSES IN CHINA TEA CUPS & GLASS BOWLS ~ A WEDDING AT HAMPTON MANOR
Lotty wanted to incorporate some of her grandma’s rosebud china to the room and it looked soft and romantic on the large wooden display table with the cakes, vintage roses in glass rose bowls and a collection of beautiful boxes.
If you are looking for a wedding florist and stylist for your Hampton Manor wedding please get in touch if you like our style and think we could be the florist for you.
Every now and then time stops still to celebrate a wonderful marriage of two people so in love. I first met Ellie and Matt when they were down in Birmingham looking at venues for their wedding. They had strong ideas on the feel they hoped to create and took time to find venues and their wedding team.
The Oratory was such a special place for the wedding ceremony and for their initmate gathering of loved ones. In contrast the urban feel of The Church Inn in Birmingham gave us scope to create a great backdrop for their wedding celebrations. They loved the Brooklyn Inspired feel of urban places. Throughout the planning Ellie was happy to let us offer advice and we worked together beautifully to create this amazing moment in time.
We were thrilled to see this wedding featured on Love My Dress recently too.
The bridesmaids wore beautiful white dresses individually chosen and we created loose half flower crowns for their hair flowers. Simple, understated but elegant bringing in soft blues, nude, white and stronger purple tones. The hair was styled by our friend Natalie at Bridal Hair Specialists.
For a simple but stunning look the girls wore beautifully created wrist corsages keeping to the tones of the day, with astrantia, wax flower and snippets of garden greenery. Ellie looked stunning in her Sarah Willard Couture designed dress.
Ellie’s bridal bouquet was designed with her dress and personal style in mind. I love brides giving us freedom to work our magic on their flowers and Ellie fell in love with her bridal bouquet. This loose hand tied design included clematis to trail, a mix of roses, astrantia, lilac, tulips, wax flower, amni and helebores with a mix of garden forages for added texture. I just love her gloves to complete her look.
The button holes were a mix of quicksand roses, wax flower, some with delicate blue snippets of hydrangea. I love this image of Matt with his button hole.
CHURCH DECORATION – CANDLES DOWN THE AISLE
The Oratory is an amazing space and candles down the aisle in all shapes and sizes create the perfect look. It felt like an Italian church with the wonderful architecture and we decided that flowers in church would not do it justice and agreed with Ellie and Matt to go all out for candlelight. The service was so personal and on entering the church the magic and love could be felt.
HAND HELD ARCH
Love this idea for a hand held arch for the couple.
For the gathering after the formal part of the day Ellie knew she wanted hanging flowers to create a wow factor over the drinks table and as a backdrop to speeches and photos. An exhuberant mix of trailing foliage, large hydrangea blooms, trailing amaranthus, tulips threaded through the frame and scented wax flowers brought the room to life.
Rachael and Stuart had a beautiful autumn wedding at the delightful Nuthurst Grange in Warwickshire, just perfect for a classic elegant style.
DUSKY PINK ROSE BUTTON HOLES
The boys had button holes with quicksand dusky pink roses, we added snippets of astrantia to Stuarts and incorporated fuller sweet avalanche roses with astrantia for the ladies. Scented freesia are always a favourite too.
BRIDAL BOUQUET – DUSKY PINK ROSES & HYDRANGEAS
Rachael had a most romantic dress and this shot showing her just finishing off looks amazing. She chose a bouquet of dusky pink roses with hydrangea to keep to her classic elegant look.
BRIDESMAIDS BOUQUETS – MIX OF DUSKY PINK ROSES & HYDRANGEAS
I love the soft tones and detail on the bridesmaids’ dresses and we choose hydrangea and the mix of dusky pink roses when we met with Rachael. It is always a good idea to take fabric swatches along when you visit your florist to check on colours. I feel that a mix of tones work much better to pull the look together and give some variety to the bouquets.
INTIMATE WEDDING CEREMONY AT NUTHURST GRANGE
The barn at Nuthurst Grange offers a great space for an intimate wedding ceremony with family and friends. In the autumn candlelight adds to the romantic setting with big blousy flowers.
Louise and Craig were planning an elegant winter wedding with rustic touches and I was delighted when they got in touch. We spent time at our consultation identifying winter wedding flowers for their day, flowers we suggested included avalanche roses, thistles, ranunculus, hydrangea, eucalyptus with berries, anemones and brunia. All perfect winter wedding flowers for their Warwick House wedding.
WINTER WEDDING FLOWERS – CREAM & GREY BOUQUETS
We always love delivering the bouquets and seeing our brides on their wedding day. The cream and grey bouquets were presented in hat boxes.
The men had button holes with avalanche rose and berried eucalyptus, for the ladies we added a thistle to tie in with the bouquets.
WARWICK HOUSE WEDDING – STAIRCASE DECORATIONS
At Warwick House the staircase is a great place to add some wedding details and we created hanging staircase decorations with grey wicker hearts with an elegant arrangement of roses and eucalyptus hung from soft grey ribbon.
ELEGANT CEREMONY AT WARWICK HOUSE – CREAM & SILVER
The ceremony room looked elegant and smelt divine with winter scented candles, a gorgeous flower arrangement in cream with silver mercury hurricane vases.
WINTER WEDDING FLOWERS – ELEGANT TOP TABLE
To create an elegant top table we added a mix of mercury silver vases and bottles with winter wedding flowers and of course the large central display in front of the bride and groom. With a top table it is always lovely to add plenty of interest as this will be a key table in all of your photographs. The winter scented candles and tea lights created a wonderful scent in the room. A simple stem of eucalyptus with grey ribbon completed the look with the charger plates and elegant glassware.
As you may be aware we have recently changed to a new blog (when we relaunched our website) this means many of our older but still very popular blog posts are in our archives. If you haven’t had time to scroll through our archives don’t worry, from time to time we repost the most popular blog posts on here for you to see.
This post is filled with spring inspiration, with a blush pink wedding bouquet and flower arch. The delicate blush pink florals used in the garland and bouquet would look stunning and could be incorporated into your wedding if you are getting married in the spring.
BLUSH PINK WEDDING INSPIRATION
As part of the love inspired shoot for Rock My Wedding back in January we created a delicate archway garland to frame the bride, we kept the foliage and flowers whimsical wispy and delicate to complement the beautiful lace wedding dress. We used delicate foliage including pieris with spring catkins as a base for the garland and then wired in the softest pale pink tulips, lisianthus and scented narcissus.
BLUSH PINK WEDDING BOUQUET & FLOWER ARCH
The small delicate blush pink bridal bouquet posy was a spring mix of narcissi, ranunculus, palest blush pink lisianthus and snippets of delicate blush pink broom hand tied with textured ribbon with a blush pink satin overlay, finished with a bow. This mix is perfect for a blush pink spring wedding.
Another of our DIY tutorials was featured on Rock My Wedding this week. If you are thinking of making your own wedding centrepieces or maybe your Christmas dining table centrepieces then have a look at these easy to follow instructions. This step by step guide shows how to make a floral centrepiece using a ring of oasis, we have added a mercury silver hurricane vase to the centre for a rustic glamour look with ribbed silver tea light holders to finish. You can change the flowers and central lantern to create a floral centrepiece of a different style using the same guidelines.
STEP BY STEP GUIDE HOW TO MAKE FLORAL WEDDING CENTREPIECES – RUSTIC GLAMOUR
To keep this example simple and stylish we have used four ingredients, you can use more if you wish. We used eucalyptus (a lovely grey / green tone for winter), brunia (grey balls to add textures and soft tones), thistles (these add more texture and bring in a subtle blue tone) and finally fluffy white hydrangeas.
The above example is perfect for a rustic winter or rustic glamour wedding. Alternatively you could use different flowers for different seasons.
Spring example: for a pink and white scented spring wedding we suggest white ranunculus, soft pink freesias (adding a lovely scent), blush pink Sweet Avalanches Roses and greenery of your choice, seeded eucalyptus would look stunning. You could lighten with sprigs of gypsophila.
Summer example: for a peach and green toned summer wedding we suggest peach Juliet David Austin roses, cream David Austin roses, Wizard Of Oz Dahlias, tanacetum daisies and vibrant green amni and alchemilla mollis.
Autumn example: for a nude, grey and bronze toned autumn wedding we would suggest dusty miller, large cafe au lait dahlias, Quicksand roses, brunia, olive foliage and scabious seed pods.
Rebecca and Ryan were planning a Hollywood glamour inspired wedding and enlisted our help to create their stylish look, beautifully captured by Jo Hastings. Rebecca had candlelight high on her list of priorities and loved crystals and white flowers with silver vases.
WHITE BRIDAL BOUQUET – HYDRANGEAS AND ROSES
The bridal gown was so beautiful and suited a white bridal bouquet with hydrangeas and roses. We wanted to ensure the bouquet we designed for her complemented her gown with its intricate embellisments rather than outshone it.
WHITE BRIDESMAIDS BOUQUETS – HYDRANGEAS AND ROSES
The girls wore Venetian style dresses in gold and so we created a smaller version of the bridal bouquet for them to carry with hydrangeas and roses. The stems were wrapped in organza ribbon with just a hint of shimmer.
WHITE BUTTONHOLES – HYDRANGEAS
Ryan looked immaculate in this dicky bow, tailored suit and white hydrange button hole waiting for his bride. What a cool dude.
WHITE AND SILVER WEDDING CENTREPIECES – HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR
To continue the Hollywood glamour tone set for the day we worked with white and silver to create the wedding centrepieces, vases lined the top table with silver voties and cascading crystals.
The guest tables had elegant candelabra draped with crystals and vases at table level or around the candelabra.
I just love the photos taken in the grounds of Nuthurst, the shot under the cypress tree is such a gorgeous image of this very glamorous couple x
Emma and Nathan chose Hogarths Hotel to tie the knot. They planned a gorgeous day with a colour scheme of soft muted pinks, cream and navy for the girls dresses and we created a romantic look with a mix of soft flowers in muted pinks and creams.
CANDELABRA CENTREPIECES HOGARTHS HOTEL
The tables looked amazing with large silver candelabra draped with pearls and a lavish arrangement of blousy roses including cream and dusky pink roses, scented freesias, astrantia, astilbe (feathery) in soft pink, gypsophila as a delicate filler and small touches of pittosporum.
As soon as we heard about Justine’s Ian Stuart dress we knew we had to create a perfect bouquet to set it off; we agreed on a cream and nude bouquet with an abundance of quicksand roses, ranunculus, snippets of astrantia. Justine was overjoyed with the florals for the day and her cream and nude roses bridal bouquet. We feel it worked wonderfully with her statement dress totally in keeping with the elegant, romantic look.
For the bridesmaids we created blousy white hydrangea bouquets to link with the softness of the brides Ian Stuart dress.
WALTON HALL WEDDING FLOWERS ~ CEREMONY URNS WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF GREEN & NUDE FLORALS
Walton Hall Wedding Flowers and decorations are always elegant and in keeping with this gorgeous venue. We met Justine and Andy at the National Wedding Show and they fell in love with our rustic inspired urns and table decorations and we worked closely with them to design the florals for the ceremony urns with an abundance of green and nude florals. Eucalyptus, hydrangea, lisianthus, viburnum opulus or guelder rose with quicksand roses toned beautifully with the elegant mercury silver candlesticks and elegance of Walton Hall.
WALTON HALL WEDDING FLOWERS ~ ELEGANT TABLE CENTREPIECES
At Walton Hall it is key to use elegant table centrepieces, here with some rustic textures and soft tones of flowers, we combined mercury silver hurricane vases for the elegance with a soft mix of hydrangea, ranunculus, anemones, guelder roses as well as quicksand roses. The urns for the ceremony were later re-purposed in the alcoves to be enjoyed during the wedding breakfast. Justine loves candles and we had filled the fireplace, tables and windowsills with a mix of mercury candlesticks and tea lights, another elegant touch.
THANK YOU FLOWERS IN JUGS
The mum’s always appreciate a thank you gift and florals are especially welcome. Justine and Andy chose thank you flowers in jugs, keeping with their elegant, rustic wedding look, the jugs can be used again and again and kept as a reminder of a lovely wedding day.
Thank you Danielle for such gorgeous photos, we always love working with you. If you are looking for a florist for your Walton Hall wedding we would love to hear from you.
We just love Barnsley House wedding flowers and we delighted to be asked to be the wedding florist for a gorgeous wedding on 1 May. I had the good fortune of meeting Annalise and Pez earlier this spring to finalise arrangements for their intimate wedding celebrations at Barnsley House.
BARNSLEY HOUSE WEDDING FLOWERS ~ BUTTON HOLES
For the day Annalise chose creamy whites and soft blush tones for her wedding flowers. Pez’s button hole had a touch of spray rose and eucalyptus to tie in with the bridal bouquet.
BARNSLEY HOUSE WEDDING FLOWERS ~ FLOWER GIRLS POMANDERS
When I first saw photos of the gorgeous dresses the young girls would be wearing I just knew that the dreamy flower girl pomanders would look stunning. Their soft blush pink dresses had a blousy rose and they all enjoyed their day so much. I’ll let you into a little secret here, when collecting the urns the next day the girls had chosen to wear their dresses for their breakfast and still looked just as cute!
BARNSLEY HOUSE WEDDING FLOWERS ~ BRIDAL BOUQUET
Annalise had discussed her stunning dress with me and chose a blousy rose and scented peony bouquet with touches of eucalyptus. The look was timeless and so so elegant.
BARNSLEY HOUSE WEDDING FLOWERS ~ INDOOR CEREMONY
At Barnsley House we created an elegant timeless setting for the indoor ceremony, the large urns brought the feeling of a garden setting filled with hydrangea, peonies and roses. The aisle was lined with elegant silver lanterns filled with fresh rose petals.The gardens beckoned for a few photos after the ceremony just before the heavens opened again but nothing could dampen the spirits of this happy couple.
BARNSLEY HOUSE WEDDING FLOWERS ~ CENTREPIECES
Candles and mercury silver created the elegant centrepieces for this Barnsley House wedding. The huge mirror and fireplace overflowing with candles and candlesticks set a romantic look and feel to the room. The centrepieces continued this elegant look with a mix of candlesticks, silver footed bowls and mercury silver vases and vessels filled with scented roses and peonies. I love the freshness of the rosemary tucked into each place setting.