SNEAK PEEK FROM YESTERDAY’S SHOOT AT BIRTSMORTON COURT

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Yesterday we were on location at Birtsmorton Court, here is a quick sneak peek of the gorgeous bride and groom. A dream team of wedding industry suppliers from The West Midlands collaborated on a wedding shoot, more photos to follow soon.

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Flower crown in blush pink and peach tones using ranunculus, lisianthus and roses.

Natural free-form hand tied bouquet in peach and cream tones including willow, astilbe, ranunculus, David Austin roses, Quicksand roses, Super Bubbles roses, lisianthus, lilac and amni hand tied with ribbons.

The button hole included a Quicksand rose, ranunculus and snippet of astilbe finished with soft peach.

HAIR FLOWERS & HANGING FLOWERS – BROOKLYN INSPIRED WEDDING

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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.

HAIR FLOWERS

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.

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WRIST CORSAGES

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.

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BRIDAL BOUQUET

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.

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BUTTONHOLES

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.

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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.

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HAND HELD ARCH

Love this idea for a hand held arch for the couple.

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HANGING FLOWERS

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.

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Credits – Florist: Passion for Flowers // Photographer: Ella Ormerod Photography // Ceremony Venue: The Oratory, Birmingham // Reception Venue: The Church Inn, Birmingham // Hair: Bridal Hair Specialists // Dress: Sarah Willard Couture

PASSION FOR FLOWERS AND DE BEERS DIAMOND RINGS

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Well every girl loves diamonds and flowers. What an amazing combo. One of this years highlights has been the opportunity to create a dreamy bouquet for a shoot with De Beers Diamond rings. Who better for them to choose as a style icon than the amazing Charlotte of Rock My Wedding. See Charlotte’s mood board here.

The diamonds were exquisite and we created a bouquet with a quintessential English feel and fragrance with roses and lilac.

 

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Credits – Photography: Anna Clarke // Engagement Rings: De Beers // Styled By Charlotte O’Shea of Rock My Wedding // Florals: Passion for Flowers

FLOWERS FOR A FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY – TWINKLE TWINKLE

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We all love birthday parties and imagine my delight at talking with Charlotte (founder of Rock My Wedding) about a very special first birthday party. I was happy to offer a mix of soft feminine flowers for such a beautiful baby girl and her amazing mum. Charlotte chose a pink and grey soft palette and we sourced  scented lilac, softest David Austin Kiera roses and blousy Quicksand roses and left the rest to her.

We also have a great selection of props and were happy to loan our drinks dispensers and crates which Charlotte styled on the gorgeous tea table. A selection of wicked drinks and sumptuous cakes finished the look.

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Credits: Florals: Passion for Flowers // Styled by Charlotte O’Shea of Rock My Wedding // Photography: Little Beanies Photography // Drinks Dispensers & Wooden Crates: The Wedding of my Dreams

BLOOMING BUDGETS – HOW MUCH SHOULD I BUDGET FOR WEDDING FLOWERS?

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We have recently written an article for Wedding Flowers & Accessories Magazine about wedding flower budgets. Worth a read if you are wondering how much you should budget for your flowers.

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BLOOMING BUDGETS – HOW MUCH SHOULD I BUDGET FOR WEDDING FLOWERS?

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£500-£1,000

Not everyone can (or would want to) Kim-and-Kanye it up by spending £90,000 alone on a wall of flowers, so if you have a small budget for your floral requirements, which is the most economical way of spending – without forfeiting the look of your day? ‘Seasonal flowers are key’ says florist Karen Morgan of Passion For Flowers (passionforflowers.net). ‘And if the bridal party is small that helps as well. Couples understand that a larger guest-list will increase the food and drink budget, but they may not realise straight away that the more people there are in the wedding party, the the higher the spend will be for flowers.’ The star of the show is of course the bridal bouquet, and a simple hand-tied arrangement can start at around £75. Then while the groom, best man, ushers and dads of the couple will all require button holes – starting at £7.50 – the bridesmaids and flower girls will need bouquets at around £65 a piece in the lower price-range. The popular shabby-chic option of fresh cut blooms in jam jars is one of the most cost-effective options when it comes to table decorations, as a selection of three per table would come to around £40. If you fancy something more substantial for your tables then a simple jug or vase of flowers will cost around £60 each, with a slightly larger more elaborate arrangement for your ceremony/top table costing from £95. If you’re comparing prices to the flowers you’d buy from a supermarket and they come as something of a surprise, it’s worth remembering that you’re not just paying for the flowers themselves, but for the delivery, and for the florist’s time and expertise.

£2,000-£3,000

While flowers can be expensive, they are also an important part of your day as they create atmosphere, add flourishes of decoration, and will appear in so many of the photos – whether they are featured inside the ceremony, carried by the bridal party or decorating the reception. If £2,000-£3,000 is your price bracket, Karen says, ‘This is around the point that you can start looking at the non-seasonal flowers. We fly ours in from Holland, but they can come from all around the world. With this budget, we can start bringing in roses and more specialist flowers.’ Here the bouquets and buttonholes can all be enhanced to create fuller or more detailed arrangements, and there’s lots more scope with the decor. A pair of large vases to flank the focal point of your ceremony will cost around £150 a piece, and the floral flourishes of the reception can be stepped up a notch as well. ‘There’s enough in the budget to do something a bit more wow here’ says Karen. ‘We could look at a nice footed bowl of flowers for each table and a touch of gold for a bit more luxe.’ This would come to around £100 per table, and for an extra £10 a table, a handful of tea-lights in decorative holders or a pair of candle-sticks can be added. Get more blooms for your buck by re-using ceremony flowers at the reception, but remember that if the florist needs to transport them, they will need to be paid for their time. The top table can also be enhanced with posy vases, candle-sticks or tea lights for another £100.

£4,000-£5,000

It is within this price range that most couples are currently spending. A big white wedding with floral displays at the ends of the pews, statement centre-pieces at the reception, a troupe of bridesmaids, and touches such as a floral arch will all help to bring the budget up. Flowers are obviously going to play a key part in the day, but even then, money will still be an object and you want to make sure you’re spending wisely. Remember that every single floral touch will add to the cost – it’s not just a case of there being an couple of extra stems hanging around in the florist’s workshop, so they could be ‘thrown in’. In this price bracket, the bridal bouquet could cost around £150 – with each bridesmaid bouquet costing £85 and button holes starting at £10 each. Corsages for the mums come in £15 each, and flower girl pomanders around £65 each. Meanwhile flower crowns are still very popular and cost around £100, and archway flowers starts at £400. ‘With this budget it’s possible to look at larger urns for your ceremony, floral pew-ends or chair-backs, tall centre-pieces at the reception, and a garland of flowers decorating the top table’ says Karen. Five foot high candelabra cost around £250 each, and it’s also possible to look at decorating the cake with fresh blooms as well. As more couples are moving away from the traditional heavily-iced cakes with intricate sugar flowers and there’s more demand for naked sponges and less formal sweet treats, more are looking for fresh flowers to decorate their cake, and while a simple posy would cost around £30, there is scope for fuller, more intricate displays to create more of a statement table.

£5,000 +

If the wedding you’ve been dreaming of is a banquet of blooms, you’ll need to allocate a hefty chunk of your budget to flowers, flowers and more flowers! Whether they’re blossoming fragrantly throughout the church like an enchanted wonderland, lavishly adorning you and your bridal party, or running rampant throughout your reception, there’s not one part of your day that will not be touched with petals. Flower walls are perfect as a backdrop to formal pictures or for framing the top table, and they start at around £1,500, while a carpet of flowers set in assorted tiny bud vases along the top table will cost around £750, and to add wow to the simple high space of a marquee ceiling, floral chandeliers or suspended balls of flowers start at around £200 each. Tables at the reception could be flowered-up with not only large statement centre-pieces, but embellished with smaller vases of blooms, and candles to create a whole show-stopping scene. Meanwhile place-settings for guests could be marked with hand-tied sprigs of roses tied with ribbon for £5 per head. ‘Another way to add a wow factor would be to place trees along the aisle of the church’ says Karen. ‘They would cost around £100 each, and for a large church you would probably need ten on each side.’ The royal wedding back in 2011 was one of the first high-profile weddings to feature potted trees indoors, but while William and Kate opted for maples and hornbeams, less-statuesque alternatives such as olive trees might suit anything smaller than Westminster Abbey.

FEATURED IN PERFECT WEDDING MAGAZINE

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We always love seeing our work in print and we were thrilled to see so many of our ideas featured in this months Perfect Wedding Magazine.

KAREN HELPED MAKE THIS ISSUE AMAZING!

So much so Karen was named as a contributor for this issue.

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Both our blogs, Passion for Flowers and our sister site The Wedding of my Dreams were named in the “BLOGGERS WE LOVE” section.

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For all you DIY brides having a go at doing your flowers yourself  see Passion for Flowers step by step guide to creating a rustic centrepiece (if the instructions are a little small here you can read the full feature on our blog).

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As well as one of our modern bouquets being chosen for this stunning feature.

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Perfect Wedding magazine is full of inspiring ideas for your wedding, if you haven’t got a copy we suggest you pop out and get one now! Big thanks to the PW team for featuring us.

COLOURFUL COUNTRY GARDEN WEDDING FLOWERS – PEONIES, HYDRANGEAS, HESSIAN & TWINE

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Another beautiful wedding from our blog archives that we thought you might not have seen. Isobel and Ed were married back in May 2013 the ceremony was held at Princethorpe College and then on to Park Farm in Upper Shuckburgh for the reception. The couple were after a country garden rustic inspired wedding with pretty flowers, hessian, twine, fruit crates and straw bales.

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Read more about their wedding below and scroll down to see wonderful photos from Anna Clarke Photography.

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COUNTRY GARDEN WEDDING FLOWERS

At our consultation we highlighted a number of flowers which we would use throughout the day, these included peonies, hydrangeas in cream, pink and blue, avalanche and sweet avalanche roses, wax flower, gyposphila with eucalyptus. The choice of flowers offered a great mix of soft rounded shapes and texture for contrast to create the country garden rustic look they were after.

COUNTRY GARDEN BRIDAL BOUQUET

Isobel’s bridal bouquet was a handtied mix of country garden flowers, she had beautiful pink peonies, white peonies, blush pink roses with highlights of wax flower, gypsophila and astilbe. We used an off cut of lace from her dress to wrap the handle of the bouquet so it tied in with her dress perfectly, pinned onto the bouquet handle was a stunning brooch that belonged to her Granny.

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COLOURFUL BRIDESMAIDS BOUQUETS

The bridesmaids wore colourful dresses, all six bridesmaids had a different coloured dress which worked well for this relaxed style of wedding. For each bridesmaid we created a bouquet which complimented her dress. The bouquets were all made from a mix of hydrangeas and roses with extra foliage and flowers for textures, we used different colours of hydrangeas and roses for each of the girls. The bouquet handles were all wrapped with hessian and raffia to create a relaxed country feel.

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COUNTRY GARDEN WEDDING FLOWERS IN THE MARQUEE

At Park Farm there was a lovely set up of tipis, hay bales covered in cosy blankets and the main marquee to welcome guests. We focused our floral decorations in the main marquee.

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The marquee was filled with colourful country bunting strung from the roof with paper pom poms and lanterns hanging down at various points, this created a real wow factor was guests walked into the marquee for the first time. On the tables we laid out our hessian runners and squares of hessian over the linen cloths to create more interest.

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The top table had a central arrangement which sat in front of the bride and groom, running along the length of the table were a mix of bottles filled with flowers of the day. The bride and her bridesmaids wanted to get involved with decorating so did these bottles themselves as well as hanging up hearts around the marquee and other finishing touches.

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The guest tables had a country rustic cream jug placed on a hessian square, we used a mix of hydrangeas, wax flower, peonies, roses, gyp and eucalyptus in these which smelt divine. We tied raffia around the jugs which the table number was pegged onto. Isobel had collected candles and tea lights to scatter around the tables.

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COUNTRY GARDEN TABLE PLAN

We made Isobel and Ed’s wedding table plan from white washed wooden crates which we hung small silver buckets from and filled with peonies, roses and wax flower. Each bucket represented a different table and had a list of the guests names tied to the front of it.

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Love the naked wedding cake they had chosen and the country garden feel they had created for their sweetie buffet.

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A few more beautiful photos of Isobel and Ed on their wedding day by Anna Clarke Photography.

 

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Credits – Florist: Passion for Flowers // Photographer: Anna Clarke // Venue: Park Farm in Upper Shuckburgh

CORAL WEDDING FLOWERS |PEONIES & ROSES, BOUQUETS & CENTREPIECES

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Another wedding from our blog archives today. These coral wedding flowers are some of our most popular images on pinterest, you really love the coral peonies and roses used in the bridal bouquets and country jugs. So we thought we’d share it again so our newer couples have a chance to see it. Scroll down to see more from this wedding at Moxhull Hall.

CORAL WEDDING FLOWERS AT MOXHULL HALL

At Passion for Flowers we love a bit of colour and one of our summer favourites was the gorgeous wedding captured by Jo Hastings Photography. We loved creating coral wedding flowers at Moxhull Hall. Our bride Emma was looking for a country garden vintage inspired wedding perfect for her church wedding and reception at Moxhull Hall. I just love the romantic photos captured here of Emma and Johnny in the gardens.

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CORAL BRIDAL BOUQUET ~ CORAL PEONIES & ROSES

Emma’s coral bridal bouquet was a soft mixed bouquet with wonderfully open Coral charm peonies, roses, snippets of hydrangea, dahlia, veronica and dahlias for texture. The bridesmaids held smaller bouquets with a similar mix of blooms just perfect for such a bright sunshiny day.

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CORAL ROSE BUTTON HOLES

The button holes tied in to the coral country garden wedding with coral ‘Miss Piggy’ roses with the groom’s having an added touch of pittosporum and spray rose.

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CORAL WEDDING FLOWERS ~ JUGS ON VINTAGE BOOKS

Emma and her Mum had worked on lots of extra details for their vintage inspired country garden wedding and we incorporated one of their travel table names into each arrangement. The tables looked relaxed and inviting with a large vintage jug overflowing with a country garden mix of coral peonies, roses, hydrangeas. Make sure you add some greenery into country garden flowers to make them more relaxed and in keeping with the time of year, I find it refreshing in the heat of the summer and it adds depth to the arrangement and the photos. Each table had vintage books to give extra height and small crystal vases or jugs with extra blooms. The bridal party bouquets were also displayed in jugs to be enjoyed throughout the reception.

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Emma knew that flowers were an important part of her wedding day and we spent time together going through the alternative looks and flowers available to ensure she was delighted with the final result on her wedding day.

Credits: Florist: Passion for Flowers // Photographer: Jo Hastings // Venue: Moxhull Hall

PEACH WEDDING FLOWERS – ISCOYD PARK

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Another re-post from our blog archives. This wedding was a beautiful summer wedding at Iscoyd Park. We had an abundance of peach wedding flowers, with additional touches of vibrant green and yellow daisies. Fab inspiration for a summer wedding.

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ISCOYD PARK WEDDING FLOWERS

We first met Nicola at The National Wedding Show and were really excited to create Iscoyd Park Wedding Flowers. At Passion for Flowers we love working with our couples and creating flowers at their venues and Iscoyd Park and St Mary’s Church were certainly highlights this summer.

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BRIDAL BOUQUET ~ JUST PICKED DAISIES AND PEACH ROSES

Nicola’s dress was a stunning lace dress and we created a gorgeous hand picked bouquet with a mix of David Austin roses in peach, cream and soft pink combined with just picked daisies, veronica and other summer blooms.

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COUNTRY CHURCH WEDDING FLOWERS

St Mary’s is the most beautiful country church in England, we fell in love with it when we visited it with Nicola and Mark earlier in the year. The setting is so wonderful at the end of the lane, within minutes of Iscoyd Park.

The church just needs country church wedding flowers to make it come to life, rustic crates at the entrance brimming with summer blooms. Inside the little church Mark and Nicola knew the church would be packed so we concentrated on the central aisle with just picked pew ends and country church wedding flowers hanging from poles. All the rest of the colour came from Nicola and her gorgeous bridesmaids and cute flower girls. We were thrilled when the Church Warden commented they were the best church flowers she had seen!

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BUTTON HOLES TIED WITH TWINE

Mark wanted a mix of hand tied button holes tied with twine – just perfect for this country church wedding. Don’t you just love the invitation with Mark and Nicola on their tandem outside the church?

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BRIDESMAIDS BOUQUETS ~ JUST PICKED DAISIES AND DAVID AUSTIN ROSES

The bridesmaids dresses were one of the first things Nicola had told me about. The buttercup yellow dresses would set the colour palette for the day. We complemented these with hand tied bouquets with just picked daisies ad David Austin roses in cream. soft pink and peach. The wedding car Nicola and Mark had found was also called ‘Buttercup’ which really brought a smile to my face.

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ISCOYD PARK WEDDING FLOWERS ~ HANGING BOTTLES FROM TREES

The gardens at Iscoyd Park are simply stunning. One of the delights of creating Iscoyd Park Wedding Flowers was the opportunity to visit with Mark and Nicola, something at Passion for Flowers we always do for new venues to us. We found the perfect tree for hanging bottles and love the photos with the cricket game taking place. The garden at Iscoyd Park was brimming with roses and other blooms perfect as a backdrop to Nicola and Mark on their wedding day.

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ISCOYD PARK WEDDING FLOWERS ~ RUSTIC WOODEN CRATES

The rustic wooden crates from church added colour and life into the marquee. Mark and Nicola wanted to ensure the marquee was not bland and so we all worked together to create a warm inviting look and feel in the marquee. Hessian chair backs with bunches of hand picked flowers decorated the chairs, the lovely table names added even more colour as well as the hand crafted cutlery wraps and favour jars.

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ISCOYD PARK WEDDING FLOWERS ~ CRYSTAL GLASS VASES AND HESSIAN TABLE RUNNERS

We decorated the tables with a mix of crystal glass vases in very shape and size, stacks of crystal plates festooned with flowers and mirror cake stands with small crystal jugs and vases, tea lights and hessian runners. In the marquee we intensified the colours of the flowers by adding warmer yellow and more touches of peach. Pew ends were added around the marquee and on windowsills in the house.

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 WORLD MAP WEDDING TABLE PLAN

Nicola and Mark created a great table plan with one of our World Maps beautifully crafted with their stationery.

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Credits: Florist: Passion for Flowers // Photography: Anneli Marinovich // Venue: Iscoyd Park

HOW TO MAKE A FLOWER CROWN – STEP BY STEP

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Ever wondered how to make one of those pretty flower crowns you often see brides and bridesmaids wearing in our weddings? Well here you go, we have put together a step by step guide so you can learn how to make them. This is another of our DIY tutorials we have done in collaboration with Rock My Wedding, see more of our DIY floral guides here.

HOW TO MAKE A FLOWER CROWN

For this example floral crown we have used a mix of roses in nude and pink colours in different sizes as well as wax flower for texture. You can use any flowers for this, the larger the flower heads the less you will need, we suggest using flowers that will be used elsewhere in your wedding and in your bouquet.

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YOU WILL NEED

  • Quicksand Roses
  • Sweet Avalanche Roses
  • Bombastic spray Roses
  • Roll of florists’ tape
  • Wax Flower
  • Vendela Roses
  • Fine gauge silver florists’ 32 gauge wire and
  • Medium gauge 56 or 71 wire

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1. Measure the head of the bride or person wearing the crown. The easiest way to do this is by using a piece of string. Add an additional 4cm to the length, these will be used to create hooks to hold it together.

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2. Using the medium guage wire cut this to match the length of the string, then cover it in florists tape.

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3. Select your flowers. For the roses cut the stems just below the flower head and push wire up through the centre of the stem. Add silver wire horizontally through the stem and twist it to secure with the main wire.

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4. Cover all the wires with tape, stretching the tape and pulling it as you wind around the wire to keep it as thin as possible. (no need to wire the wax flower)

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6. Once you have done this for all the flowers you are going to use in your flower crown you can start adding them to the longer piece of tape covered wire you prepared in step 2. Working from one end, place the first flower and fasten to the circlet wire with florists tape, wrapping it around the wires to make sure it is secure, then add another flower and another. Try alternate the flowers on either side of the wire for a natural look and make sure large and small roses are interspersed with the wax flower for texture.

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Let us know if you have a go at this yourself – we’d love to see your creations.

Credits – Florals: Passion for Flowers // Photography: Adam Crohill // Featured originally on Rock My Wedding

Why not pin the whole tutorial to your pinterest board to save it for later.

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GREY WHITE AND GOLD WEDDING FLOWERS | GLAMOROUS NEW YEARS EVE WEDDING

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We are going to start re-publishing some of our most loved weddings that feature in our blog archives, our old blog doesn’t get a lot of views any more and we think it’s a big shame that our newer couples don’t get to see some of our favourite weddings from the past couple of years. If you are planning a glamorous wedding with touches of white, grey and gold wedding flowers you will love Amy and Huw’s New Years Eve wedding.

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I first met Amy at the Rock My Wedding Pop Up Shop last year when Lolly introduced us and knew we would be able to help her with her plans for a gorgeous New Years Eve Wedding. Amy and Huw were married in the seclusion of St Paul’s Convent, bringing back lovely memories for her family, and the couple were welcomed with open arms.

The ceremony in the chapel was followed by a sumptuous dinner and party at Edgbaston Golf Club where we helped Amy create a glamorous look for her New Years Eve wedding celebrations.

BRIDAL BOUQUET ~ WHITE, GOLD, IVORY AND GREEN

Flowers were very important to Amy and she wanted a bouquet to suit her elegant lace wedding gown. The bouquet was a mix of white, ivory and gold with touches of green from the eucalyptus. We included touches of gold with hydrangea, artichoke heads and bitter balls perfect with  creamy hydrangea, roses and lisianthus all finished with a luxe gold wrap to the stems.

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BRIDESMAIDS BOUQUETS ~ WHITE AND GOLD WEDDING FLOWERS

Amy had chosen her bridesmaids dresses with a glamour wedding in mind, the girls had wonderful gold dresses and we teamed these with hand tied bouquets of creamy flowers with accents of gold.

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FLOWER CROWNS ~ GREY, WHITE AND GOLD

Later in the evening Amy planned a surprise when she changed her veil and head dress for a delicate flower crown. We always love delivering the bridal party flowers on the day when everyone is getting ready and were delighted that Amy was so happy with her flowers.

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BUTTON HOLES ~ IVORY & GREY

Huw and the men had button holes of ivory roses with grey dusty miller.The stems were delicately covered with gold ribbon to tie in with the girls bouquets.

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THE CEREMONY FLOWERS ~ PEW ENDS & HURRICANE LANTERNS

Flowers in the chapel were a very important part of Amy and Huw’s day and we enjoyed visiting St Paul’s to discuss details together. Hurricane lamps lined the route through the cloisters and down the aisle and provided the candlelight the couple wanted. Eucalyptus in the pew ends added a lovely winter aroma in the chapel.wedding-church-flowers-white-and-green-pew-endswedding-church-flowers-white-hydrangea-pew-ends

 THE CEREMONY FLOWERS ~ LARGE CANDELABRA

For the ceremony we added to the candlelight with large silver candelabra with creamy white flowers and touches of gold and green, the chapel looked resplendent for such a joyous occasion.

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RECEPTION FLOWERS ~ LONG TOP TABLE GARLAND GREY, WHITE AND GOLD

With the wedding on New Year’s Eve Amy and Huw wanted to create a glamorous party feel to their wedding celebrations.The gold chairs set the tone and a highlight was the full length garland of flowers to the top table. Mounds of cream hydrangea, roses and touches of gold hydrangea, artichoke heads and grey foliage worked perfectly and as soon as the candles were light the room was ready for Amy and Huw to welcome their family and friends.

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RECEPTION FLOWERS ~ GUEST TABLES

Amy and her mum had fun collecting vintage rose bowls, silver candelabra and silver rose bowls for the the guest tables. We loved filling them with gold, cream and grey flowers to continue the glamour look to their New Year’s Eve wedding celebration. A touch of whimsy was added by Amy and Huw, the napkins were in the shape of their pet rabbit Flapjack, who had a special visit from Amy and Huw before they arrived at their reception.

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Credits: Florist: Passion for Flowers // Photography: Amy Murrell // Venue: Edgbaston Golf Club

Autumn Wedding Flowers – Dusky Pink Roses At Nuthurst Grange

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Rachael and Stuart had a beautiful autumn wedding at the delightful Nuthurst Grange in Warwickshire, just perfect for a classic elegant style.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Credits: Wedding Florist: Passion for Flowers // Photographer: Rob & Sarah Gillespie // Venue: Nuthurst Grange

PASSION FOR FLOWERS FEATURED IN WEDDING MAGAZINE

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Here at Passion for Flowers we love seeing our designs in print. The latest issue of Wedding Magazine shows one of our bright summer bouquets on their ‘Sweet Dreams’ feature.

This bouquet was a mix of hydrangeas in blue, pink, white and green tones with texture from pink astilbe and eucalptus.

If you like the look of this bouquet you will love this wedding as Shustoke Farm barns which used a similar mix of flowers.

 

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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

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