This Autumn come and see Passion for Flowers at The National Wedding Show. This is our biggest show of the year and we always put on a wow factor display. This year we will be taking a larger stand as well as having a stand next door for our sister company The Wedding of my Dreams. We will be positioned just next to the Champagne Bar and will be creating centrepieces for all the tables in the Champagne Bar too.
If you live in the Midlands, do make sure you pop into The National Wedding Show and come to see us.
Date: Friday 30th September – Sunday 2nd October 2016
Venue: NEC, Birmingham Stand: G101 + G102
Hampton Manor is one of our favourite local wedding venues, we are so lucky it’s 10 minutes down the road from our floral studio and workshop. We will be decorating Elizabeth’s Court at their upcoming wedding fayre and can’t wait to show a beautiful selection of floral designs on long tables as well as a top table.
This is the perfect opportunity to come and meet us and see our floral creations.
As we regularly work at Hampton Manor we love it when new changes are made to venues. Hampton Manor have recently enhanced the outdoor area next to Elizabeth’s Court. There is a new seating area for guests to relax which would be lovely on a summers evening.
Have a look at the new seating area we recently styled with copper vases, pretty blooms lanterns, candles and sparklers. Doesn’t it look magical.
What do you think of our elevated florals shown here in the Parlour at Hampton Manor? This elevated design can be used along long tables to create the illusion of hanging flowers without having to fix anything to the ceiling at a venue – much quicker and easier to install on site than a hanging display. The flowers sit on a shelf supported by clear glass tall vases and we think they look just fab…
If you have longer tables the elevated display could continue onto another vase and another to match the length of your table.
If you are getting married at Hampton Manor we love a little extra floral decoration in the Parlour, it will be sure to wow your wedding guests.
At Passion for Flowers we love working on Hampton Manor weddings. Hampton Manor is only about 10 minutes away from our studio so we often find ourselves working on weddings at this beautiful venue. Being a recommended wedding florist at Hampton Manor we were delighted to be involved in a shoot for their new brochure.
If you are including bronze in your wedding colours you will love these new tall bronze vases we have added to our collection of vases. Here we have shown how they look with classic white flowers and a contrast to show how they look with bright pink florals to tie in with the chairs often used at Hampton Manor.
TALL BRONZE VASES FOR CENTREPIECES WITH CLASSIC WHITE FLOWERS
Here we have used white hydrangeas and pale pink lilac with snippets of eucalyptus to create a larger arrangement within the stunning Elizabeth’s Court. To add candle light at a lower level on the table we have included our bronze candle sticks and bronze votives.
TALL BRONZE VASES FOR CENTREPIECES WITH PINK BLOSSOM
We just love using blossom within our floral creations when it is in season, and this pink blossom was just perfect for a brighter centrepiece at Hampton Manor. The pink really ties in with the pink chairs often used in Elizabeth’s Court. Again we have used bronze candle sticks and votives to create interest at the lower level.
These two different centrepieces use the same vase but demonstrate how they can look completely different using different flowers, colours and textures in the arrangements.
To tie in with the pink and bronze centrepiece we decorated the top table with a run of bronze vases with pink blossom and a mix of different bronze votives.
For a recent brochure shoot at Hampton Manor we created a modern elegant and sleek bouquet for the bride. This bouquet was created from grasses and calla lilies for a very elegant look.
ELEGANT MODERN BRIDAL BOUQUET
The rest of the shoot was centered around modern geometric wedding styling, we used copper and white colours for an elegant look. Our copper terrariums and bud vases mixed with the white vases look stunning set up on the ladders, just love this shot of them.
A visit to Chelsea in May is never complete without taking time to view the amazing installations for Chelsea in Bloom, Chelsea’s prestigious floral art show.
The maps with the self-guided tour allow you to take in the sights at your own pace or there is always a chauffeured trip in an exclusive Chelsea in Bloom rickshaw available I just love taking the walk at my own pace with my sister and joined this year by Gemma my daughter. Of course we had time to stop off at Peter Jones for a glass of fizz and a late lunch at The Botanist.
This installation at The White Company was my personal favourite. I just loved the elephant with its carnival feel in the lush setting. Green and white just on brand for The White Company beautifully created by the very talented Larry Walshe.
The carnival theme was brilliantly executed at another of my favourite stores Liz Earle, the carousel and detail on the horses were so amazing. Liz Earle certainly captured many public voters winning The People’s Champion Award. The display was a collaboration with leading floral stylist Willow Crossley and renowned set designer Angus Buchanan with Burford Garden Company enlisted to help bring the design to life.The colour palette is just so gorgeous.
Links of London had a show stopping display created by All For Love London with British Bull Dogs taking centre stage with their over sized floral headdresses with a myriad of colours. The large Union Jack in the foreground was a riot of colour, in my mind this was the most colourful of the installations.
Make sure you plan a visit next time and get inspired next time.
We always get a thrill when we see one of our weddings on Rock My Wedding and we loved this awesome wedding at Shustoke Farm Barns one of our Warwickshire venues.
RUSTIC LUXE WEDDING AT SHUSTOKE FARM BARNS
The barn lends itself to a rustic luxe wedding so we worked with Jackie and Ross to create a perfect look for their late summer wedding. Metallic vases and votives along with glass bottles worked well for their rustic look. The curated antlers were the finishing touch together with the stationery created with love by the groom’s sister, a graphic designer.
THE BOUQUETS – ROSES AND HYDRANGEAS
Fluffy hydrangeas with O’Hara roses were bound together to create a lush late summer bouquet with a gorgeous scent.The bridal bouquet included seeded eucalyptus and touches of baby’s breath with long trailing ribbons.
The bridesmaids carried hydrangea and eucalyptus bouquets, a great combination with their mint dresses.I love this relaxed image in the field.
THE BUTTON HOLES
Rustic button holes with spray rose, eucalyptus and thistle suited the boys.
CEREMONY AT SHUSTOKE FARM BARNS
Shustoke Farm Barns is lovely for an indoor ceremony with its exposed brick work, beams and twinkling lights.
RUSTIC LUXE STYLING & WELCOME FLOWERS
To add a WOW factor to your wedding a rustic flower garland creates a great welcome to your guests and gives a first glimpse of your wedding celebrations. Here blousy hydrangea, eucalyptus and baby’s breath met the rustic brief. Simple wicker wreaths, bottles and tree slices with a few hidden stags continued the relaxed feel to the day.
THE TABLE PLAN – POLAROID PHOTOS FOR EACH GUEST
The polaroid table plan helps each guest find their seat.
RUSTIC LUXE WEDDING CENTREPIECES
The eucalyptus place settings and favours continue the rustic luxe ideas complementing the centrepieces and styling.
WEDDING CAKE ON WOODEN TREE SLICE
The simple cake just needed a couple of star blooms to dress.
We loved working with Jackie and Ross to help them develop their wedding look and it seems they loved us too. x
“Thanks so much for all your efforts with the flowers. They were stunning and I thought the venue looked great. You have been great throughout the whole process so thanks from both of us. Love Jackie & Ross x
Victoria was the epitome of a romantic elegant bride with her amazing dress and summer peony, hydrangea and garden rose bouquet.
BRIDESMAIDS BOUQUETS FOR BLUSH PINK DRESSES
The gardens at Moxhull Hall and the blush pink dresses were a match made in heaven, I just love how the colour is picked up in the rambling roses on the pergola. It is always a good idea to look at your wedding venue in detail and see how you and your florist can work with the setting. Enhancing rather than dominating is key to this romantic elegant look.
PEONY BUTTON HOLES
Alasdair and the boys sported peony button holes for an elegant look..
OUTDOOR WEDDING CEREMONY AT MOXHULL HALL
The gardens lead down to the wonderful outdoor ceremony setting at Moxhull Hall just prefect for a summer wedding.
OUTDOOR WEDDING CEREMONY AT MOXHULL HALL – URNS
As the outdoor wedding ceremony space in set in lush gardens and surrounded by trees urns with relaxed summer flowers enhance the space and link everything together.
OUTDOOR WEDDING CEREMONY AT MOXHULL HALL – AISLE DECORATIONS
Pretty posies decorate the aisle for this outdoor wedding ceremony.
FLOWER GIRL POMMANDER
A pomander is always a flower girl favourite, light and fun to carry. Tender family moments so beautifully captured by the talented Steve Gerrard.
GARDEN GAMES – OUTDOORS AT MOXHULL HALL
With so much space garden games are great to keep the children and adults entertained all afternoon.
CENTREPIECES – FOOTED SILVER BOWLS OF HYDRANGEAS, PEONIES & ROSES
Romantic silver bowls of garden roses, peonies and hydrangea smelt divine on the tables and looked elegant.
The elegant silver look carried through to the top table with votives and vases of soft romantic blooms.
CENTREPIECES – GROUPING OF MERCURY SILVER VASES ON A MIRRORED CAKE STAND
For a relaxed look to your guest tables you may wish to offer a mix of centrepieces, here the grouping incorporates the same flowers as the footed bowls for a harmonious look.
A summer wedding is always best dressed with an elegant dessert table and this one is a absolute beauty.
Thank you so much for sharing your phots Mr and Mrs Bond.
Window boxes in rainbow colours stretching out along the street in front of Brixton East created by groups of Chapel Designers working together in colour teams inspired by a demo by talented duo Athena Duncan and Mairead Curtin from London florists Rebel Rebel.
A Chapel Designers Conference gives everyone a chance to unwind, rethink mechanics and techniques, share experiences, start new friendships, noursish old friendships and learn in a relaxed and open way. Holly Chapple opended her heart to us and enabled us to produce some great work. Paul Pryke gave us an insight into the world of a floral writer and designer and inspired us with her work. Rebel Rebel told some great tales of early days and I just love their bouquet on legs. Flowerona gave us some useful tips on Instagram and social media.
After a demo from Holly I loved creating this elegant bouquet so beautifully captured by Amanda Dumouchelle who had travelled over from the US to work with Holly and the Chapel Designers. Her work is so wonderful I can’t wait to see more of her images of what my fellow Chapel Designers created. So much beauty in one place.
A highlight was the Chapel Designers Dinner where we celebrated with all the speakers and Chapel Designers, certainly an evening to remember. The fun we had creating the immense tablescape was awesome and we all enjoyed getting to dine under our floral canopy. Team work never looked so good.
An early morning visit to New Covent Garden Market gave us a chance to repurpose our designs alongside the Floral Angels. A great opportunity to support this wonderful charity so close to many of our hearts.
The finale was an epic demonstration by Shane Connolly, his dramatic urn design was overflowing with natural beauty and seasonal delights including garden favourites Viburnum burkwoodii, Amelanchier, Viburnum Opulus and Jasmine. I love his style of work and am thrilled to have had an opportunity to watch him at work.
I am back in the studio now missing my fellow Chapel Designers, feeling inspired by what we can achieve together and looking forward to continuing as floral friends in this wonderful industry.
Thank you Holly, Evan and Nick for organising Chapel Designers London 2016
The warmth of the entrance hall is enhanced by a statement feature. We choose our luxe gold urn filled to brimming with sumptuous blooms including lilac, delphiniums, viburnum opulus, blousy hydrangea and avalanche roses with green bursts of Bells of Ireland. Asymetric trails of ivy and amaranthus cascaded onto the table. A mix of smaller gold vases and vessels completed this luxe look.
As an accompanying table centre we selected a luxe gold wedding centrepiece with a gold candelabra surrounded by a curated collection of gold vases and vessels. Flowers in the white and green tones kept the look elegant and timeless.
I am delighted to share this flower filled church wedding with you. Jessica and Matthew had a wonderful day with family and friends at Holy Trinity Church in Sutton Coldfield. We visited the church together to look at the ways we could decorate and Jessica and her mum wanted to be sure we had plenty of flowers. What a joy to create such beauty with our talented team.
RUSTIC ELEGANT CHURCH WEDDING FLOWERS – FLOWERS TO LINE THE AISLE
For special occasions the church wooden poles can be decorated with a large ball of flowers and foliage to create a rustic elegant look and feel to the aisle.The church silver was decorated with trailing flowers and we added in pedestal arrangements to continue this beautiful look.
HANGING FLOWER GLOBES AT SHUSTOKE FARM BARNS
As guests arrived at Shustoke we placed olive trees at the entrance which continued with a rustic Italian twist to the day. Floral and foliage flower globes hung in the large barn where guests enjoyed their wedding breakfast and evening celebrations.
BRIDESMAIDS BOUQUETS ON DISPLAY TABLE
The bridesmaids bouquets were laid on hessian amongst photos of the couple for lovely welcome. Shustoke has a wealth of exposed brickwork and a wonderful courtyard with established olive trees where everyone can mingle and relax.
RUSTIC GLAMOUR WEDDING CAKE WITH ROSES
A touch of roses and the cake was ready sat on a rustic tree slice.
A heartfelt thanks to Mr and Mrs Lanzilotto for sharing the magic of their day with us and their kind words.
‘Just wanted to say thank you again for the wonderful job you did with our wedding flowers. They really made the church venue and day spectacular.’ Jessica and Matthew