WARWICK HOUSE WINTER WEDDING FLOWERS

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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.

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WINTER WEDDING FLOWERS – AVALANCHE ROSE, BERRIED EUCALYPTUS & THISTLE BUTTON HOLES

The men had button holes with avalanche rose and berried eucalyptus, for the ladies we added a thistle to tie in with the bouquets.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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EXTRA DETAILS ON THE TABLES

We added lots of extra details on the table to personalise this wedding, advice for the bride and groom cards, silver forks to display the lovely menu and mercury silver place settings. Guests always love personal touches and carefully thought out extra details.

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SUCCULENT WEDDING FAVOURS IN MERCURY SILVER CONTAINERS

As a favour for guests we planted mini succulents in mercury silver containers finished with a personal tag from the bride and groom.

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CARDS COLLECTED IN AN AMERICAN STYLE MAILBOX

For the card table we set out an american style mailbox as a quirky place for the cards.

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SIMPLE WEDDING CAKE FLOWERS FOR A WINTER WEDDING

An elegant lace cake just needs a simple arrangement to finish. We love this look.

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Credits: Wedding Florists: Passion for Flowers // Venue: Warwick House // Photographer: Enchanting Wood Photography

WATERCOLOUR PASTEL WEDDING FLOWERS {FEATURED ON RMW}

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Caroline and Rob’s wedding has been featured on Rock My Wedding today! We loved working on this wedding last summer, Caroline and Rob’s wedding at Shustoke Farm Barns was oh so beautiful. Their colour palette was a range of pastel tones inspired by watercolour.

The bouquets were a mix of blues, greens and pinks using hydrangeas and roses for a blousy look. Caroline loved her flower crown, she wore it all through the day.

We blogged this wedding back in the summer, see the full feature here to read all about her flowers (bouquets, flower crown, hanging globes & crates) and even more wedding details.

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Credits – Florist: Passion for Flowers // Photographer: Weddings Vintage // Venue: Shustoke Farm Barns

SANDON HALL WEDDING – ELEGANT BLUE AND WHITE WEDDING FLOWERS

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Bethan and Mark were married last spring at All Saints, the parish church of Sandon, before celebrating their marriage with a drinks reception in Sandon Hall and a wedding breakfast in the stunning marquee. After meeting with Bethan at Sandon Hall we worked on ideas for her cream, white and navy colour scheme to include some blue tones in the flowers perfect for a spring wedding. We just loved their elegant blue and white wedding and felt extremely priveleged to create their wedding flowers.

BLUE AND WHITE TRAILING BRIDAL BOUQUET

Bethan was certain she wanted a trailing bridal bouquet and we designed  a trailing mixed bouquet with a relaxed  look with avalanche roses, scented freesias, feathery astilbe, trailing ivy, eucalyptus, lisianthus, with some blue tones in the flowers from delphiniums and love in a mist just perfect with her elegant dress and veil.

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BLUE AND WHITE BRIDESMAIDS BOUQUETS

The bridesmaids carried spring blue and white bouquets with a mix of hydrangea, freesia, astrantia, roses and snippets of delphinium. The mix of blues created a lovely contrast to their elegant navy dresses.

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CHURCH WEDDING FLOWERS – STONE URNS

All Saints church at Sandon is a wonderful stone building and we felt that the stone urns on plinths would keep everything looking very natural. We added some blousy hydrangea to the mix of tulips, freesia, nigella love in a mist, delphiniums, and plenty of eucalyptus and ivy to create a larger entrance arrangement . Outside the church we set up a mix of spring blooms in a wooden crate and a small posy was placed in the churchyard.

Stone Urn Church Wedding Flowers BLue and White by Passion for Flowers

SANDON HALL MARQUEE WEDDING – CANDELABRA CENTREPIECES

In the marquee at Sandon Hall we created beautiful candelabra centrepieces for the tables. The silver candelabra created an elegant look and the white of the marquee was the perfect backdrop for such stunning arrangements with soft spring flowers and plenty of natural foliage. I just love the pop of the blue delphiniums in the mix of flowers.

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I have a wonderful job meeting so many lovely couples in the build up to their  wedding day and so wanted to share this lovely note from Bethan and Mark.

‘Thank you so much for the incredible flowers and arrangements you put together for our wedding. They were simply stunning and complemented my dress, my bridesmaids’ dresses and the surroundings absolutely perfectly.

I still have no idea how you managed to produce the flowers of my dreams with the very few snippets of information I gave you, a credit to your incredible talent! You made the whole process so easy and we knew we had absolutely nothing to worry about as far as our flowers were concerned. Thank you!’

Credits: Florist: Passion for Flowers // Venue: Sandon Hall Marquee // Photographer: Jennifer Peel Photogrphy

BIRTSMORTON COURT WEDDING FLOWERS – BLUSH PINK & IVORY

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Grace and Alex chose the perfect setting of Birtsmorton Court for their September wedding. As Grace works in London we managed to catch up with her initially at the National Wedding Show and again for a consultation when she was visiting her family in Warwickshire. We discussed a classic country elegant look for her wedding, perfect for the setting at Birtsmorton.

BLUSH PINK AND IVORY ROSE BOUQUET

Flowers we highlighted for the bouquet included blush pink sweet avalanche and  cream avalanche with snippets of lavender, foliage and astrantia, lace was incorporated to finish the bouquet which looked wonderful with her Suzanne Neville dress.

Blush pink and ivory rose bouquet by Passion for Flowers

WHITE HYDRANGEA BRIDESMAIDS BOUQUETS

The 5 bridesmaids carried white hydrangea bouquets perfect with their blush pink dresses.

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BIRTSMORTON COURT WEDDING FLOWERS

At Passion for Flowers we love creating Birtsmorton Court wedding flowers.The intimate church and gorgeous gardens at Birtsmorton Court offer couples an amazing location for their wedding.There are so many places to capture memories on your wedding day. I just love the image of the house and terrace reflected in the moat.

I was thrilled to be part of Grace and Alex’s wedding day as her lovely mum Liz had been part of my wedding day many years ago styling my hair on the day. Such a small world as they had decided to book us not realising the link.

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WINDOW SHUTTER TABLE PLAN

Grace was keen to personalise her wedding day and we suggested incorporating our window shutter table plan to the entrance at Birtsmorton Court.  A handtied posy kept the colours running through the day. There were touches of lalvender around the venue and in the church.

 

Window shutter wedding table plan by Passion for Flowers

BIRTSMORTON COURT WEDDING FLOWERS – CANDELABRA CENTREPIECES

For the guest tables we created candelabra centrepieces with a soft mix of flowers including highlights of lavender. Grace also wanted us to include some more rustic styling to her day and so we added rustic groupings set on an antique silver tray with a mix of vases with candles and flowers with a selection of mercury tea lights. We had great fun sourcing a collection of the antique trays in the lead up to the wedding as we are always happy to add to our collection of styling props.

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TOP TABLE – MERCURY SILVER VASES AND CANDLESTICKS

A long top table is always a chance to decorate with style and elegance. Mercury silver vases and candlesticks look elegant and added plenty of light to the table. Grace had enlisted the help of her family to make the personal touches like the individual place settings, and pew ends.

Mercury silver vases and candlestick spread along top table by Passion for Flowers

The statement urn of flowers finished off the look, we always suggest having some larger arrangements to set the tone of the day and offer a floral welcome for wedding guests. It is worth checking if these can be moved  from the ceremony to the wedding breakfast room to be enjoyed later in the day.

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Credits – Florists: Passion for Flowers // Venue: Birtsmorton Court // Photographer: Hay Day Photography

PASSION FOR FLOWERS FEATURED IN WEDDING MAGAZINE

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Here at Passion for Flowers we love seeing our work featured in wedding magazines, especially when we are not expecting it! We opened the latest issue of Wedding Magazine to see a few of our designs inside.

PASSION FOR FLOWERS FEATURED IN WEDDING MAGAZINE

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These bright floral designs above are perfect for a summer wedding, we have a lot of couples this year who are keen to add more colour to their weddings. Mixing pinks, blues and greens can look stunning (if you like this idea you may like this wedding). Here we have used hydrangeas, astilbe, peonies, tulips, wax flower and eucalyptus. The bouquet has been tied with vintage lace and a brooch. The centrepiece is in a glass ribbed vase on a tree slice with a couple of apothecary bottles around it.

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For a classic white look we thought this bouquet was beautiful. We used white ranunculus and white hydrangeas tied with vintage lace. (If you like this style you may like this wedding)

 

STEP BY STEP GUIDE HOW TO MAKE FLORAL WEDDING CENTREPIECES – RUSTIC CRATE

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Are you thinking of having a go at doing your wedding flowers yourself? We have been working with Rock My Wedding to put together some easy to follow step by step guides (see our other step by step tutorials here). Today we show you how to make a floral wedding centrepiece for rustic style weddings using a wooden crate as your container.

STEP BY STEP GUIDE HOW TO MAKE FLORAL WEDDING CENTREPIECES – RUSTIC CRATE

Follow our step by step instructions as this is what you will end up with – perfect for a rustic centrepiece.

step by step guide how to make a floral wedding centrepiece for rustic weddings using a wooden crate by Passion for Flowers

To create a relaxed rustic or country style look we have chosen a mix of flowers, including pittosporum, light blue hydrangeas, blue delphiniums, pink wax flower, Sweert Avalanche roses, dahlias, amni and blue veronica.

A similar wooden crate can be purchased from our online boutique, The Wedding of my Dreams, you will need to paint this white (or leave it with a the wooden finish it is up to you).

step by step guide how to make a floral wedding centrepiece for rustic weddings using a wooden crate by Passion for Flowers

1. Line the wooden crate with cellophane or even a plastic bag if you don’t have cellophane.

2. Cut a piece of oasis to size and soak in a bucket of water.

3. Place the oasis inside the wooden crate on a plastic oasis tray.

4. Now it is time to starting adding the flowers, to begin with edge the box with your chosen foliage. Here we suggest edging it with the pittosporum and pink wax flower.

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5. Once you have added foliage you should position the key flowers in the oasis. So, this is the hydrangeas, roses and dahlias.

6. Remember to cut your stems on a diagonal to increase the surface area which enables them to drink more water.

7. Fill in any gaps with your remaining flowers.

8. As this is going in the centre of you tables, or perhaps running down the centre of a long table make sure you look at it from different angles to make sure there are no gaps. If you find some gaps just fill them in with foliage or any remaining flowers.

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This centrepiece is ideal for a relaxed rustic or country wedding. If blue and pinks aren’t your colours you can use different flowers. Have a look at our pinterest board ‘Flower Library – What’s That Flower Called’ to browse some of our favourite wedding flowers, it also tells you which season they are available in. Or if you are having long guest tables rather than round we suggest you make a few of these and line them up down the length of the table, this can also look good on the top table.

 

Leave us a comment if you have a go at making this, we’d love to hear how you get on and see pictures.

Credits – Florals: Passion for Flowers // Photography: Adam Crohill // Featured originally on Rock My Wedding // Wooden Crate: The Wedding of my Dreams

 

PASSION FOR FLOWERS VOTED BEST WEDDING FLORIST ENGLAND 2015

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Wow!!! Here at Passion for Flowers we can’t believe it, we have been voted the BEST wedding florist in the ENGLAND in The 2015 Wedding Industry Awards.

The awards ceremony took place on Thursday evening at Café de Paris in London, both Gemma and I went down to the awards ceremony and spent the evening celebrating with our wedding industry friends and the judges.

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PASSION FOR FLOWERS VOTED BEST WEDDING FLORIST ENGLAND

 

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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 have been overwhelmed by the amazing comments from our previous couples, there are a few below, you can read more of our customer comments on our website here.

Lots of love

Karen & Gemma x

COMMENTS FROM OUR COUPLES

There is no doubt about it, Passion for Flowers made our wedding. Karen read my mind when I talked about what I wanted and I never expected the flowers and styling to look as amazing as it did on the day. Karen really did go above and beyond what I asked of her, she really is the best in her field.

 

From the moment I met Karen I knew our flowers and venue were going to look exquisite. Karen is such a wonderful lady and the flowers and our venue looked truly breath taking!

 

Karen was simply amazing, from helping to bring all our crazy ideas to life, to chats round at her workshop, even on the day she was a calming influence and acted like a true professional helping out in every way possible. The flowers were stunning and really brought our theme to life.

 

Stunning flowers!!! We were completely overwhelmed by the flower displays at our wedding. The tables looked amazing with the candelabras, the top table garland.My bouquet and bridesmaids were exquisite, I couldn’t have wished for anything more! Karen made our day so special!

 

Passion For Flowers were excellent. Karen somehow managed to interpret my very sketchy thoughts and ideas and turn them into the flowers of my dreams. She put me completely at ease throughout the whole process and I knew my flowers were in very safe hands. I couldn’t recommend them more highly.

WINTER WONDERLAND WEDDING FLOWERS AT MYTHE BARN

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As winter is on it’s way we thought we’d share with you one of our all time favourite winter wonderland weddings. This winter wonderland wedding had a black, white and silver colour palette with a hint of sparkle. We did this wedding back in the winter of 2012 and still love this classic timeless look.

FLOWERS USED AT THIS WINTER WONDERLAND WEDDING

We used white flowers with highlights of black, including frilly honeymoon tulips, white gypsophila, black and white anemones and white hydrangeas. To bring in the silver and sparkle elements to the décor we used mercury silver vases, white and silver branches / twigs as well as fir cones to bring a natural winter look to the tables.

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This wedding is from our blog archives, we have many more blog posts in our archives, for more floral inspiration browse some of our older weddings here. Our current blog dates back to May 2014 when our website was relaunched.

Credits – Wedding Florists: Passion for Flowers // Photographer: Daffodil Waves // Venue: Mythe Barn

BLUE AND CREAM WEDDING ~ BLUE HYDRANGEAS AND CREAM ROSES ~ BOUQUETS

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Blue and cream flowers are a gorgeous choice for a wedding and perfectly suited Michelle and Jonathan’s style at their country house wedding at Coombe Abbey.

BLUE HYDRANGEAS AND CREAM ROSES – WEDDING BOUQUETS

The bride chose a blousy wedding bouquet with blue hydrangea and cream roses, I love how the colours were picked up in the porcelain plate.

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CREAM ROSE FLOWER GIRL POSY

For the flower girls we created an easy to carry cream rose posy finished with cream ribbon. Small posy wands are just perfect for small hands.

FLOWER GIRL WEDDING POSY

CREAM HYDRANGEAS AND ROSE BRIDESMAIDS BOUQUETS

The older bridesmaids carried cream hydrangea and rose bouquets finished with satin ribbon. As you can see these were also admired by the young flower girls.

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BLUE AND CREAM BUTTON HOLES

For the groom we created a soft blue and cream button hole with a snippet of hydrangea and a cream rose perfectly in keeping with his bride’s blue and cream bouquet.The rest of the boys sported cream button holes to match the bridesmaids’ bouquets.

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DISPLAY BOUQUETS IN VASES AT YOUR RECEPTION

If you are looking for somewhere to display your bouquets at your reception then do ask your florist for vases, here we left a vase by the guest book so guests could see the bouquets more closely and most importantly on a hot summer day the bouquets stayed lovely and fresh.

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Credits – Florist: Passion for Flowers // Photographer: AAron Collett // Venue: Coombe Abbey

OUR FAVOURITES FROM 2014 WEDDINGS – PASSION FOR FLOWERS

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Wow what a year it has been! We are now slowing down with only 2 weddings before the New Year so we thought it was time to sit back and reflect on an amazing 2014. We have loved every single wedding we have worked on this year, our brides, grooms and their families have been a pleasure to work with. We love seeing weddings come to life throughout the planning process, from the initial concept at the first consultation to the finished result on the wedding day, reliving again when we see the talented work of so many photographers, each of our weddings has been truly uniqiue.This year we have been privileged to work at some fabulous new venues with both new and established wedding suppliers and friends.

Being voted Best Wedding Florist in the West Midlands at the Wedding Industry Awards for the second year running was a real highlight for us, and we enjoyed celebrating with our team and other industry friends.

This post takes you back through a highlight of some of our favourite wedding moments of 2014.

WEDDING BOUQUETS

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WEDDING BUTTONHOLES

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CEREMONY FLOWERS

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HAIR FLOWERS & FLOWER CROWNS

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CENTREPIECES

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 EXTRA DECORATIONS

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VOTED BEST WEDDING FLORIST IN THE WEST MIDLANDS

passion for flowers best wedding florist in west midlandsTo see these weddings in more detail browse our blog, you will be able to see full details of the weddings and full credits.

The above photos are by the following photographers with our thanks:

Wedding Bouquets

Matt Davis, Ross Harvey, Julia & You, Weddings Vintage , Milly Molly, Xander & Thea, Simon Bunney, Jo Hastings, Boo Weddings, Samantha Jane, Danielle King, Shepherd Photography, The King Concept.

Wedding Buttonholes

Samatha Jane, Jo Hastings, Xander & Thea, Simon Bunney, Shepherd PhotographyBy Jenny, Captured by Katrina.

Ceremony Flowers

By Jenny, Danielle King, Weddings Vintage , Matt Davis, Boo Weddings, Ross Harvey, Fjona Wei-Ling, Captured by Katrina.

Hair Flowers and Flower Crowns

DC Photographic, Ross Harvey, The King ConceptWeddings Vintage

Centrepieces

Just Rebecca, Xander & Thea, Daffodil Waves, Mease Valley, Matt Davis, Captured by Katrina, Jo Hastings, Simon Bunney, Shepherd Photography.

Extra Decorations

Ross Harvey, Jen Marino, Shepherd Photography, Xander & Thea, Simon Bunney, Fjona Wei-Ling, Boo Weddings, Daffodil Waves, Samatha Jane, Danielle King.

 

SHUSTOKE FARM BARNS WEDDING – NUDE PINK ROSES & CREAM JUGS

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We are delighted to feature one of our most romatic summer weddings. We love Shustoke Farm Barn weddings and were thrilled to meet up with Natalie and her mum earlier in the year to discuss flowers for Natalie and Tom’s late September wedding. When Natalie mentioned she had chosen the amazing Ross Harvey as her photographer we knew the wedding would be beautifully captured.

All photos by Ross Harvey

THE BOUQUETS – NUDE PINK ROSES & HYDRANGEAS

One of the delights after an early start creating bridal party flowers is delivering them on the day and sharing the excitment as the bride is preparing for her day. The sheer joy and excitment when we presented Natalie with her flowers and finally saw her wonderful dress is a great memory for us all.

The bridal bouquet was a mix of nude pink roses Quicksand, Sweet Avalanche and Bombastic with snippets of texture, the bridesmads carried bouquets with a mix of hydrangea, Quicksand roses and snippets of pittosporum and the bouquets  perfectly set off  their blush dresses.

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BUTTONHOLES

The boys looked elegant in their navy suits and nude pink buttonholes of Quicksand rose with a snippet of pittosporum. We love the tradition of the groom selecting a flower from his brides bouquet.

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CREAM JUGS FOR BRIDESMAIDS BOUQUETS

On a hot summers day it is good to have jugs ready for the bridesmaids bouquets to be placed in after the photos. They make a lovely gift for the girls to keep after the wedding day.

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PASSION FOR FLOWERS FEATURED IN WEDDING FLOWERS AND ACCESSORIES MAGAZINE

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Here at Passion for Flowers we love seeing our work in print. A couple of months ago we took our floral designs down to London for a shoot with Wedding Flowers and Accessories Magazine. Here is the finished result – we created mixed blooms in pinks, blues and greens for a bright Summer look.

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For the bouquet we created a relaxed hand tied bouquet of pink, white, green and blue hydrangeas with touches of pink astilbe, veronica, wax flowers and seeded eucalyptus. Tied with vintage lace and a brooch.

WHITEWASHED WOODEN CRATE CENTREPIECE

For the centrepiece we used a wooden crate (available from The Wedding of my Dreams) and painted it white. We used similar flowers to the bouquet for a relaxed look. We included mixed colours of hydrangeas, blush pink roses, wax flower, astilbe and eucalyptus.

BUTTONHOLE

The buttonhole was an amnesia rose, snippet of blue hydrangea and eucalyptus tied with rustic twine.

PLACE SETTING

The place setting shown on the green napkin was a small bunch including a snippet of blue hydrangea, blush pink rose, eucalyptus and wax flower tied with twine. These make pretty place settings for the ladies.

This mix of flowers would suits a relaxed wedding, perhaps at a barn or in a marquee during the Spring or Summer. This mix of colours are also perfect if you have chosen a watercolour theme for your wedding.

 FAIRYTALE BOUQUET – WHITE WEDDING BOUQUET

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Another of our bouquets were also featured within the magazine, this white wedding bouquet is hand tied with lace. We used a mix of white winter flowers for this bouquet including white ranunculus, white hydrangeas and white roses.

BLUSH PINK WEDDING BOUQUET & FLOWER ARCH – SPRING FLOWERS

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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

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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.

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Passion for Flowers featured on Rock My Wedding. Photography by Julia & You

STEP BY STEP GUIDE HOW TO MAKE FLORAL WEDDING CENTREPIECES – RUSTIC GLAMOUR

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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.

For example you could use a clear glass hurricane vase or ribbed glass lantern in the centre, or for a more rustic look perhaps a bark lantern.

Photos by Adam Crohill, see the full instructions over on Rock My Wedding.

STEP BY STEP GUIDE HOW TO MAKE FLORAL WEDDING CENTREPIECES – RUSTIC GLAMOUR

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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.

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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.

LEANNE & DAVID’S RUSTIC ELEGANT WEDDING FEATURED IN WEDDING MAGAZINE

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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.

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