We love seeing our work in print, this wedding at South Farm was one of our favourite weddings of the year, Leanne runs Blooming Lovely Films, as she films beautiful weddings as her job we knew her wedding was going the be amazing – and it was, with incredible photography by Ross Harvey. We are thrilled to see this wedding featured in Wedding Magazine.
See our full write up on this rustic elegant wedding here. Leanne wore a delicate flower crown, they had a nude and dusky pink colour palette with flowers on the vespa, arches and garlands for the outdoor ceremony, and rustic florals in elegant vases on the tables.
LEANNE & DAVID’S RUSTIC ELEGANT WEDDING FEATURED IN WEDDING MAGAZINE
Wow!!! Here at Passion for Flowers we can’t believe it, we have been voted the BEST wedding florist in the West Midlands for a second year in a row in the 2015 Wedding Industry Awards. The awards ceremony took place at one of our favourite venues, Mythe Barn and we spent the evening celebrating with our team (unfortunately not Gemma, who is still out in New York but was keeping a close eye on the results on twitter). When they called out our name as the winner the whole room cheered, it was so amazing to share this moment with so many of our industry friends.
BEST WEDDING FLORIST IN WEST MIDLANDS 2015 WEDDING INDUSTRY AWARDS
We are absolutely over the moon with this award and want to thank each and every one of our couples who took the time to vote for us. We haven’t read your comments yet as have now made it through to the National Finals and will take samples of our work down to Fetcham Park for further judging.
THE RESULTS: THE WEDDING INDUSTRY AWARDS 2015 – WEST MIDLANDS WINNERS
I just love weddings with lots of details and personal touches. Steffi and Dan came down with their families to meet me and tell me about the Pride and Prejudice inspired wedding they were planning just perfect for the setting in The Cloisters at Coombe Abbey.
I loved the idea of incorporating The Second World War ideas and bringing in both their personalities to create a very personal and memorable wedding day truly reflecting them as a couple.
WHITE PEONY BOUQUET – WHITE WEDDING FLOWERS
A white peony bouquet was created to give Steffi the romantic look she was after.
WHITE HYDRANGEA BOUQUETS – WHITE WEDDING FLOWERS
For the bridesmaids we chose fluffy hdrangea bouquets and added ribbon to match their beautiful vintage dresses. I just love the stylish look finished with pearl bracelets.
WHITE ROSE BUTTON HOLES
Dan looked dashing in his Union Jack bow tie teamed with a white rose button hole and pocket square.
WEDDING CEREMONY – CANDELABRA LINING THE AISLE
The room was enhanced with silver candelabra draped with pearls lining the aisle for a romantic setting for the wedding ceremony.
CANDELABRA WEDDING CENTREPIECES – WHITE WEDDING FLOWERS
The magestic candelabra were set at the end of the top table and we added a floral ring of pure white flowers including hydrangeas, peonies, white garden roses, delphiniums and tulips perfect for a May wedding. The fireplace provides a great backdrop and needs opulent flowers on the top table. A large centre piece was created and we added vases of flowers, tea lights and stacks of books collected by the bride.
The guest tables had books for the guests, they had been asked their favourite book in the invitation and the bride had searched for the relevant books. Vases of flowers filled the space on the tables and the elegant candlelight completed the look.
Victoria and Richard had a beautiful wedding at Hampton In Arden Church followed by a wonderful reception at Hampton Manor. This summer wedding had a vintage country garden style to it, including highlights of pink, peach and white to complement the mint green bridesmaids dresses.
PEACH AND PINK WEDDING BOUQUETS
For the bridal and bridesmaids bouquets we added highlights of peach and pink flowers which look stunning during the summer months. We used dahlia Cafe au Lait, a mix of vintage roses in creams, soft and deeper pink and peach tones of Magic Avalanche, Pearl Avalanche, scented Kiera garden roses, astrantia, eucalyptus and olive foliage with rosemary for a relaxed look. Long trailing ribbons completed the look.
PEACH BUTTON HOLE
Richard wore a lovely peach rose button hole which looked perfect against his suit jacket and tied in perfectly to Victoria’s bouquet.
PEACH AND PINK BOUQUETS WITH TRAILING RIBBONS
The bridesmaids wore celadon mint green dresses, their bouquets were a smaller version of the bridal bouquet with trailing ribbons.
PEACH FLOWER CROWN
After the church service Victoria changed to wearing a flower crown of mixed summer flowers including peach garden roses which totally suited her relaxed day and vintage country garden style.
Thank you all for voting for us in the 2015 Wedding Industry Awards, we are thrilled to hear that Passion for Flowers has been short-listed as a finalist in the Wedding Florist category for the West Midlands. We will be going to the awards ceremony next month to hear how we do.
We will keep you updated, last year we were overwhelmed to have been awarded the title of the Best Florist in the West Midlands!
Are you wondering how you will style your hair on your wedding day? Have you thought of wearing a flower crown? Many of our brides love wearing a circlet of fresh flowers in their hair on their wedding day, whether they wear it for the whole day or just after the ceremony for a more relaxed look. Today we thought we’d share with you some of our favourite flower crowns we have made for our brides as well as some inspiration from Pinterest.
FLOWER CROWNS WEDDING HAIR INSPIRATION
Caroline looked stunning in her large mixed coloured flower crown, her wedding colours tied into her watercolour theme so we used a mix of roses in pinky tones and blue hydrangeas for a full look.
Amy was married on New Years Eve, she wore a flower crown made from the flowers of the day. For her white, gold and grey colour palette we used white roses in varying sizes, eucalyptus (some of it sprayed gold), hydrangeas and brunia. Amy wore her flower crown during the evening when the wedding turned into a New Years Eve party.
Victoria wore her flower crown after her wedding ceremony for a walk in the woods at Hampton Manor, we think she looked gorgeous in her peach and cream rose flower crown.
Photo credit: The King Concept, see the full wedding including photos and video from this relaxed vintage style wedding at Hampton Manor.
Leanne loved her flower crown, it suited her natural rustic wedding perfectly. We made a delicate flower circlet using very soft muted tones including wax flower for texture, Quicksand roses, bombastic roses and a touch of pittosporum.
Young bridesmaids and flower girls look especially cute when they wear flower crowns and hair flowers. Sometimes they prefer to wear something in their hair than hold a bouquet all through the day. This pretty little girl wore a gypsophila flower crown.
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
This weekend we exhibited at Hampton Manor Wedding Fair. Here at Passion for Flowers we love working at Hampton Manor, not only is it 10 minutes from our floral workshop but the new ceremony barn is just our style. We exhibited within the Birches and showed a rustic glamour style table as well as styling the ceremony.
We used gold candelabra as centrepieces with highlights of nude Quicksand roses, hydrangeas, wax flowers and eucalyptus. Of course we added an eclectic mix of bronze and gold tea light holders for extra candle light.
A COUPLE OF PHOTOS FROM HAMPTON MANOR WEDDING FAIR
Our window shutters table plan was also set up in the entrance and admired by all.
Jenny and Matt tied the knot at Packington Moor where we love creating beautiful flowers for our Passion for Flowers couples.
PACKINGTON MOOR WEDDING
Summer weddings and bunting go hand in hand, particularly at the lovely Packington Moor, the gorgeous courtyard was decorated with bunting and personalised wedding signs to create a warm welcome to the wedding guests.
RUSTIC BRIDAL BOUQUET – CREAM HYDRANGEAS AND DUSKY PINK ROSES
Jenny asked us to create a romantic rustic bridal bouquet with hydrangeas, dusky pink roses, nigella and lisianthus finished with a gorgeous locket.
DUSKY PINK ROSE BUTTONHOLES
The dusky pink buttonholes had a touch of nigella added to the dusky pink rose.
BRIDESMAIDS BOUQUETS IN CREAM JUGS
We delivered the bouquets in lovely cream jugs hand tied with raffia and the names of the bridesmaids.
PACKINGTON MOOR WEDDING CEREMONY – ARCH
The rustic barn at Packington Moor is a wonderful place for a wedding ceremony and the arch creates a great focal point. We added a rustic mix of eucalyptus, dreamy gypsophila and blousy hydrangeas, soft roses with lisianthus.
ROSES AND HYDRANGEAS IN RUSTIC WOODEN CRATES AT PACKINGTON MOOR
We always recommend that wedding flowers and decorations tie in with the setting of the venue so rustic wooden crates are just perfect for Packington Moor. We filled the rustic wooden crates with roses and hydrangeas.
PACKINGTON MOOR WEDDING RECEPTION – BUNTING, TREE SLICES & HESSIAN
The wedding reception was decorated with more bunting and the tables decorated with hessian and tree slices. Just Married bunting was strung along the top table with bark vases filled with flowers. The stationery was created by a dear wedding industry friend of ours Lucy Ledger and just fitted perfectly with the flowers and decoration and the cake by another of our wedding industry friends the talented Tracy of Cotton and Crumbs. We always love it when we work with other creative talents to bring a wedding day to life.
Here at Passion for Flowers we love seeing our couples’ weddings featured on wedding blogs and reading the lovely comments from other couples planning their special days. Claire and Ben’s wedding at Cripps Barn was recently featured on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings Blog. We loved creating the rustic florals for this wedding, especially the large hanging flower globes in the barn.
As you may know here at Passion for Flowers we exhibited at The National Wedding Show in Birmingham last weekend, we absolutely loved the whole weekend meeting newly engaged couples and industry friends. We plan our stand months in advance it was amazing to see our visions come to life, we believe all the hard work and planning paid off as we were thrilled to be awarded The Outstanding Exhibitor Award.
We invited Nicola of Daffodil Waves Photography along to take some photos of our stand for those of you who couldn’t make it to the show.
PASSION FOR FLOWERS – A WEDDING FLORISTS STAND
We chose to create a rustic glamour setting for our stand this year, we often work at rustic style wedding venues (barns and farms) and love adding a touch of glamour to the tables mixed in with the natural rustic look.
LONG TABLE WITH A SEA OF FLOWERS AND GOLD CANDELABRA
The long table scape was our main feature this year, we set it for 6 to give an idea of how it could be used at a wedding. More venues are offering long tables for receptions now, or these florals could go along a top table.
The mix of flowers we used on the table were Quicksand roses, Secret Garden roses, Vendela roses, Bombastic spray roses, Café Au Lait dahlias, white ranunculus, white anemones, scabious seed heads, wax flower, brunia, dusty miller and eucalyptus.
Along the back wall we displayed a tall centrepiece in a relaxed style, this could either be used as a centrepiece with a grouping of smaller bronze vases around the base or as a floral display at the wedding ceremony. The table plan is one of our newest and favourite table plans we hire out, we created a floral garland around the arch of the window shutters table plan with blush pink and nude florals in bronze vases running in front of it.
We had two bridal bouquets on display, both tied with glamorous gold ribbon to trail. The first was a blousy loose hand tied bouquet of Café Au Lait dahlias, white ranunculus, dusty miller and white astilbe. The other was a rose bouquet of Quicksand roses, Bombastic spray roses, wax flower and eucalyptus.
On the chair backs we used a couple of chalkboard chair signs from The Wedding of my Dreams, Mr & Mrs as well as Here Comes the Bride. On the other chairs we created floral chair garlands of eucalyptus, ivy, soft ruscus, scabious seed heads and wax flower for a relaxed rustic look.
Each day at the show we wore flower crowns created with a similar mix of flowers we had used elsewhere in the displays.
Here at Passion for Flowers we strategically chose a stand next to the champagne bar, mainly so we could treat ourselves at the end of a busy day! We created table centres for the tables on the champagne bar using soft pastel pinks and creams. The flowers we used in theses centrepieces were Sweet Avalanche roses, Bombastic spray roses, astilbe, wax flower, astrantia and white hydrangeas.
WEDDING MAGAZINE STAND
We also loved creating the garlands for Wedding Magazine’s stand, and made the girls flower crowns to wear throughout the show. The garlands were in keeping with their bright pink logo so we used Kate David Austin roses, lisianthus, Wizard Of Oz dahlias, Harmony dahlias, Blue Curiosa roses, veronica, sedum, astrantia and poppy heads.
We love their comment…
The flowers on the stand were the best we have ever had, and we all LOVED the flower crowns you very kindly made.
If you came along to The National Wedding Show and after meeting us and browsing our website feel Passion for Flowers are the wedding florists for you we would love to hear from you. Get in touch with your wedding details on our contact us page.
Moxhull Hall in early spring was the venue for Linda and Michael’s wedding. Linda contacted us during the planning of her wedding to help create a look for the day that was in keeping with the Victorian house, gorgeous gardens and time of year. We agreed on a mix of spring flowers incuding tulips, ranunculus, lisianthus with snippets of broom, gyposphila and highlights of roses.
Lovely comment from the couple
Thank you so much for all your help and your vision in the planning of our wedding, I LOVED the flowers and everybody commented on the amazing table centres you provided. We can’t thank you enough.
BLUSH PINK WEDDING BOUQUETS – BRIDAL BOUQUET
We created a soft romatic bridal bouquet for our spring bride with a mix of blush pink roses, palest lisianthus and tiny snippets of gypsophila. The soft ivory ribbons kept the look delicate and soft.
The marquee at Moxhull Hall is a light filled space and suits soft dreamy flowers and centrepieces. At Passion for Flowers we have a large collection of crystal vessels and vases which bring a vintage glamour look to the marquee setting. The tables had a mix of crystal vases and tiny jugs filled with delicate blooms. To add some height we used antique cake stands and a collection of old books.
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.
If you are hoping to make your own buttonholes for your wedding you will love our latest collaboration with Rock My Wedding. Lolly and Adam came over and learnt how to make rustic buttonholes. They have detailed the whole process on their blog with step by step instructions and photos. We chose to show how to make rustic buttonholes as they look fab with the stems on show which means you can make them the day before and keep them in water – rather than leaving them until the morning of the wedding.
We have had lots of interest and bookings for 2015 and 2016. So, if you are thinking of booking us for your wedding flowers please get in touch as soon as possible as we are already filling up for key dates.