Wedding styles are always evolving and we have been creating deconstructed arches for a number of our weddings over the last year or so. To learn a few more tricks of the trade especially creating with no floral foam I enjoyed a couple of days with Sabine Darrall earlier this year. These images show the beauty we can create. Personally, I love the natural green and white of the first image perfect for a foliage-filled wedding.
I just love this romantic look with the combination of the softest blush pink roses, scented lilac , amelanchier and blousy hydrangeas perfect for a spring wedding.
The final image shows how colour can transform the look with strong pink tones and a garden bench.
If you are looking for statement flowers for your wedding please get in touch we would love to be the florist for your wedding. Karen x
The setting at Hampton Manor for the summer wedding of Sophie and Chris was a delight to decorate. Scented roses, stocks, spray roses, ranunculus and lisianthus with a mix of herbs and foliage filled the room for this elegant wedding.
TALL WEDDING CENTREPIECES – GOLD FLORAL STANDS
Tall wedding centrepieces are forever elegant and allow a clear view for guests whilst creating an amazing wow factor as you enter the room. Bringing in the gold twist with the beautiful dog table names was such a cute personal detail for Sophie and Chris.
,STUNNING ASYMMETRIC ARCH BEHIND TOP TABLE BACKDROP
The asymmetric arch behind the top table framed the newlyweds for the speeches and created the most beautiful midsummer floral backdrop for their day.
Thank you so much Sophie and Chris for your kind words and for sharing your beautiful day captured by Dominique so well.
‘I just wanted to send you a very quick note to say, that no amount of words can express how happy and grateful and generally full of joy I was (still am) at the absolutely stunning flowers you created on Saturday! I wanted to tell you that what you created was truly magical and we are forever grateful!’
And that’s what makes our wedding work so worthwhile. Wonderful clients, brilliant venues and a great team. Karen x
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.
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.
Catie and Sion chose Birtsmorton Church and Court for their elegant winder wonderland wedding with white silver and green colours and highlights of burgundy red.
TRAILING BRIDAL BOUQUET – DEEP RED WINTER TONES
Catie’s elegant wedding dress suited a neat, trailing bouquet. Natural flowers we included were a mix of roses, lisianthus, petite larch cones, and sprigs of eucalyptus to add a trail to the bouquet. Her choice of bouquet was also dear to her as her mother carried an elegant trailing bouquet at her own wedding.
Winter button holes included a touch of larch cone for a wintry look.
CHURCH CEREMONY AT BIRTSMORTON COURT
The church entrance was decorated with a bespoke white welcome sign, silver lanterns and bunches of local mistletoe. Inside this country estate church the tall candlesticks were decorated with flowers & foliage tied with deep burgundy ribbon. Tall silver candelabra decorated with flowers from the day made a wonderful frame for the wedding ceremony. The beautiful deer were a personal touch bringing back memories for Catie and her mother.
CENTREPIECES AT BIRTSMORTON COURT – CANDELABRA & FOOTED BOWLS
The winter elegance continued at Birtsmorton Court with elegant silver candelabra and footed bowls filled with a relaxed mix of blooms and foliage from the day. The top table was framed by the tall candelabra with an elegant central arrangement and a mix of vases and votives were added.
EXTRA FLORAL DETAILS – TABLE PLAN GARLAND
The table plan mirror continued the look with a garland of foliage and flowers from the day bringing colour to the look.
We loved creating the flowers for Catie and Sion and were delighted to receive their note of thanks
‘Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all you did for our wedding on Saturday! The flowers were just incredible, we really could not have wished for any better! It made our day truly special.’
Stoneleigh Abbey in Warwickshire is a stunning wedding venue and combined with a marquee offers a flexible space for large weddings. The Salon looks beautiful with large urns and elegant candlesticks framing the fireplace.
Stoneleigh Abbey Wedding – Ceremony Urns
For large marquee wedding, Stoneleigh Abbey Wedding a hanging installation is a great WOW FACTOR piece. Set over the dance floor it can be enjoyed throughout the evening. Here a stunning cake was set centre stage with hanging delphiniums for a romantic touch.
Amy and Alex were married at the lovely Birtsmorton Court and were so lucky to have their ceremony in the White Garden. This was a dream come true for them, Amy was really keen on using the garden setting, as we arrived to set up it wasn’t looking good but as we were creating the arch we just kept her dream in mind and all the guests joined them for this most romantic wedding.
BRIDAL BOUQUET & BRIDESMAIDS BOUQUETS
This romantic bridal bouquet was scented and so soft with touches of jasmine, dusty miller and oddles of scented roses. The bride had the most amazing train ad veil which is captured in some many of these beautiful images.
Alex and the boys sported rose button holes to tie in with the bride and her maids.
OUTDOOR CEREMONY BIRSTMORTON COURT – STATEMENT FLORAL ROSE ARCH
The backdrop to the ceremony was the statement arch decorated with masses of roses, with lisianthus, stocks, hydrangea and soft foliage.
MARQUEE FLOWERS AT BIRTSMORTON COURT
The romantic look with a touch of rustic glamour was continued through the marquee.
STATEMENT HANGING RING, BIRTSMORTON COURT
The hanging ring is a great look for the garden marquee at Birtsmorton Court and gives the room a great focus hanging just in front of the top table.
RUSTIC GLAMOUR CENTREPIECES – ELEGANT GLASS VASES ON TREE SLICES AND GREY SCRUNCHED RUNNERS
Grey scrunched linen runners added softness to the linens with elegant crystals vases sat on a large tree slice.
CARDS AND GIFTS TABLE
Beautiful bespoke hat boxes were given to the mum’s as thank you gifts looking lovely nestled on the card and gift table.
Thank you so much Amy and Alex for choosing us as your wedding florist, we loved making your dreams come true.
‘Just dropping you a message to thank you sincerely for your efforts on Saturday. The venue looked out of this world and it was great to see your little touches. We had so many comments on how beautiful the flowers were and how tasteful the decor was. Thank you again.’
If you are planning a Birtsmorton Wedding for 2019 please do get in touch as we would love to work with you.
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.
Laura and Ed were married in the amazing Abbey at Stanbrook Abbey surrounded by family and friends. Laura and her Mum Debbie had spent many months planning this beautiful wedding and had handpicked the best suppliers they could for this epic wedding. We loved being such a big part of their wedding and helping bring their ideas to life.
LARGE TRAILING WILD BOUQUET
Flowers and scent were key to this wedding and the pure joy and delight as we brought the bouquets in to Brides Manor on the wedding day was for all to see, an emotional day but one we will remember for many years to come. Laura gave us a free rein on the final design of her bouquet, but we were thrilled to have been given photos of her grandma’s bouquet as a great starting point and took inspiration from that with the trailing asparagus fern and roses. The bouquet contained the most scented of David Austin roses and was a joy to create.
EPIC CEREMONY FLOWERS AT STANBROOK ABBEY – METRES AND METRES OF FLORAL GARLANDS, LANTERNS & TREES
During the planning stages we visited Stanbrook Abbey, sat in the pews and created our plan. Bountiful blossom trees lined the aisle and every surface was covered with metres and metres of floral garlands. The scent was so evocative and emotional as the guests awaited the arrival of the bride and the ceremony began whilst being entertained by the gospel choir.
PINK, PEACH & GREEN CENTREPIECES WITH FULL LENGTH TOP TABLE GARLAND IN MARQUEE
Whilst the bride and groom were having photos with their guests we added the final touches to the marquee. The top table had a full length floral garland with the lovely mix of pink, peach and green foliage with masses of summer roses and lisianthus. With the blossom trees and foliage it looked as if the gardens had come inside.
Laura and Ed had thought of all the extra details and used our US mail box for and gifts. Flowers continued to adhorn and perfume even the smallest of spaces. The hand crafted welcome sign is a reminder of this beautiful day.
“Karen, you worked so hard to make Laura’s day so beautiful, you did everything for us … & more. PLEASE THANK your husband, daughter & team for all their hard work. You are fantastic and the whole of the wedding party couldn’t get over how beautiful the flowers were.”
Thank you Martyn and Debbie, Father and Mother of the Bride for you heartfelt thank you card, it was an epic task for our team and we all loved every moment of creating this wedding for your family. Laura and Ed our thanks to you for being so fantastic and for sharing these beautiful photos of the flowers and decor at your wedding day.
If you are looking for inspiration for a summer garden inspired wedding then please get in touch.
Looking for a statement piece to hang over your dance floor in your marquee? Last summer we created this large hanging structure over one of our weddings using Fews Marquees. Guests danced the night away under a ceiling of white delphiniums. The structure was a whopping 3m x 3m square over the black and white chequered dance floor.
Imogen and Andrew married in the village church close to her family home. We met in the early stages of her wedding planning and enjoyed helping Imogen with plans for her day. She wanted a romantic reception set in the grounds of Priory Farm. Imogen runs Capital Cooking in London a well respected catering company and it was a delight to work with her and the team on her wedding.
BRIDAL PARTY – BOUQUETS, BUTTON HOLES AND FLOWER CROWNS
The young memebers of the bridal party sported cute button holes and flower crowns and the bouquets included a mix of scented roses hand tied with silk ribbons.
BRADLEY CHURCH – STATEMENT URNS
The village church was a delight to decorate with romantic flowers, scented roses, stocks adorned the windowsils with candlelight adding a soft glow. Large stone urns framed the ceremony, with tall delphiniums added for height.
MARQUE CENTREPIECES IN GLASS VASES
Inside the marquee we continued the romantic look with a mix of high and low centrepeice designs with lush flowers from the day. Scented roses, lisianthus, stocks and hydrangea with touches of lavender in the smaller vases.
DRINKS STATION AND WEDDING CAKE
The drinks station was set out around the lake with refreshing drinks on a hot summer’s day. The cake was made to Imogen’s design by her cake maker and we added blooms for complete the romantic look.
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.