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

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.

Blue and White Bridesmaids Bouquets with Nave Bridesmaids Dresses by Passion for FlowersBlue White Wedding Bridesmaids Bouquets in Jar Jars to Keep Them Fresh by Passion for Flowers

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

Blush pink roses in mercury silver vases

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.

Tall candelabra wedding centrepieces at Birtsmorton Court by Passion for Flowers (1)

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.

Lavender bunches for place settingsAdvice for the bride and groom coastersstone urn bristmorton court wedding flowers by Passion for Flowers

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

PASSION FOR FLOWERS FEATURED IN WEDDING MAGAZINE

Passion for Flowers featured in Wedding Flowers Magazine Feb 2015

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.

Passion for Flowers featured in Wedding Flowers Magazine Feb 2015 (1)

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

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

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.

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