FEATURED IN WEDDING FLOWERS MAGAZINE

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Here at Passion for Flowers we love seeing our designs featured in wedding magazines. Wedding Flowers & Accessories Magazine asked us to take our designs down to be shot for their latest notebook section. We love how the photos have come out.

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HAND TIED LOOSE TRAILING FREE FORM BOUQUET

Juliet rose, Sahara rose, white lilac, pico apricot lisianthus, virminum opulus, jasmine, peach ranunculus, thalespi, helibore, weeping willow, tied with silk ribbon, lace and a photo locket.

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ANTIQUE GOLD COMPOTE VASE CENTREPIECE

Asymmetric design using Juliet rose, Caramel Antike Rose, white lilac, pico apricot lisianthus, jasmine, clematis, peach ranunculus, astilbe, helibore, weeping willow in a small urn.

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BUTTON HOLE

Lilac, astilbe, pico apricot lisianthus finished with silk ribbon

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PASSION FOR FLOWERS FEATURED IN PERFECT WEDDING MAGAZINE

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We love spotting our designs in the press. Perfect Wedding Magazine have featured the bouquet I made at Chapel Designers London in their relaxed and undone bouquet section. I like to call these free-form bouquets.relaxed undone bouquets perfect wedding magazine

Also spotted our step by step guide to making a rustic glamour centrepiece. I think the text is a bit small to read on here so if you are interested in making this yourself read our step by step guide on our blog.diy wedding centrepiece mercury silver hurricane vase

STONE VASE – PINK & GREEN FLOWERS

I’ve been enjoying playing with shades of pink and green at a bridal consultation for a country style wedding next spring. I have collected a lovely range of stone vases and vessels in all shapes and sizes these look great on long tables, at the  bar or entrance to your wedding venue.

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COMPTON VERNEY WEDDING FLOWERS – SPRING WEDDING

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Charlotte and Chris chose the elegant setting of the Adams Hall at Compton Verney for their wedding. It is always a pleasure to work with the team at Compton Verney, fellow award winners in The Wedding Industry Awards.

Working with the seasons and time of year is always key to a successul look for the day and this spring wedding was a delight to design.

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BRIDAL BOUQUET – WHITE AND BLUE SPRING FLOWERS

The bridal bouquet was a  scented white and blue mix of spring flowers including the first white peonies of the season, ranunculus and anenomes. Charlotte looked so elegant in her Jesus Peiro dress, the simple lines and elegant bow suited her so perfectly.

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COMPTON VERNEY WEDDING CEREMONY – WINDOW SILL DECORATIONS

The Adams Hall is a large room and we decorated the window sills with a mix of spring designs and votives.

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COMPTON VERNEY WEDDING CEREMONY – AISLE DECORATIONS

The Adams Hall is perfectly elegant and with this look we simply added spring scented paperwhites in tall glass vases sat on wooden tree slices to highlight the aisle. Large urns of spring blooms were set up either side of the ceremony table and gave an elegant spring look to the wedding ceremony.

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WHITE AND BLUE SPRING BRIDESMAIDS BOUQUETS

We added a highlight of blue veronica and soft anenomes to the bridesmaids bouquets to set off their elegant navy blue dresses.

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BEAUTIFUL DETAILS

I always love our creative couples and this wedding had many beautiful details from the map table plan, and adorable cheese cake and delightful Easter touches.

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Credits – Florist: Passion for Flowers // Venue: Compton Verney //Photographer: Frank Wood Photography //  Wedding Dress: Isaac Charles Bridal House – Jesus Peiro design in mikado

DEER PARK HALL WEDDING FLOWERS – RELAXED COUNTRY STYLE

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Emma and Andy tied the knot at Deer Park Hall, an amazing venue set in rural Worcestershire, just outside of Pershore. I love being back in that neck of the woods as I was at college in Pershore.  Deer Park Hall is the best setting for a relaxed country style wedding and back in April we were all blessed with a day of sunshine.

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BLUSH PINK BUTTON HOLES

Andy and the boys wore blush pink button holes for just the right twist of relaxed country feel to their day.

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PINK, IVORY AND PURPLE BRIDAL BOUQUET – RELAXED FREE FORM STYLE

For Emma I designed a relaxed free form style bouquet with the first of the seasons fluffy peonies. The pink, ivory and purple tones were picked up with roses, lisianthus and touches of lavender.

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DEER PARK HALL WEDDING CEREMONY – GLASS CANDLE HOLDERS & FLOWERS

At Deer Park Hall the wedding ceremony was set with glass candle holders down the aisle, a personalised runner and a full display of flowers for the ceremony table.

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PRETTY PETAL CONFETTI

Pretty petal confetti  in country baskets was waiting for guests at the end of the service.

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DEER PARK HALL – WEDDING RECEPTION FLOWERS

The wedding reception flowers continued the relaxed country look with moss filled vases and a mix of country blooms.

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The table number holders were tiny bud vases with a couple of lisianthus heads in them to add more blooms to the table. We also added a stem of lisianthus to each place setting.

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WEDDING CAKE FLOWERS

I always love decorating a cake and this wedding cake was lovingly created by the groom’s family it just needed a cake topper and a mix of soft blooms from the day.

 

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Credits – Florist: Passion for Flowers // Photographer: Millie Benbow Photography // Venue: Deer Park Hall, Eckington

WEDDING FLOWER TRENDS TO ROCK RIGHT NOW

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Thrilled to see so many of our flower creations in the latest issue of Perfect Wedding Magazine. Check out what they are saying are THE wedding flower trends to rock right now.

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Also spotted one of our flower crowns featured in this floral hairstyle feature.

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HAMPTON MANOR WEDDING CEREMONY BARN – THE BIRCHES BY PASSION FOR FLOWERS

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Last year Hampton Manor opened their new wedding ceremony barn, we were asked to decorate it for their launch. These photos have been hidden away in our old blog archives so we thought we would re share it on our new blog as we have lots of lovely couples getting married at Hampton Manor this year. Enjoy!Hampton Manor Wedding Ceremony Barn The Birches Florist Passion for FlowersRustic flowers on shelves Hampton Manor Wedding Florist Passion for Flowers (3)Hampton Manor Wedding Fair 2014 Florist Passion for Flowers (51)Hampton Manor ceremony entrance area decoration Wedding Florist Passion for Flowers (77)Rustic wedding flowers pots succulents urns Hampton Manor Wedding Florist Passion for Flowers (3)

 HAMPTON MANOR WEDDING CEREMONY BARN

At Passion for Flowers we love Hampton Manor. Did you know they now have a Hampton Manor ceremony barn aptly named The Birches. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to style the Hampton Manor Wedding Ceremony Barn for the unveiling at their recent Wedding Fair. The Birches is set in a woodland glade and offers a unique place for a wedding ceremony.

All photos by Fjona Wei-ling Photography
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RUSTIC WEDDING CEREMONY FLOWERS AT HAMPTON MANOR

The Hampton Manor wedding ceremony barn is a delight to style and offers so many possibilities. At Passion for Flowers we love working with our couples to create their dream wedding ceremony. The main ceremony room is light and airy and it looks wonderful with large statement urns overflowing with rustic flowers and large candlesticks adding light and interest around the barn. For a rustic touch add hessian sashes to the chairs and a hessian runner to the table. Hurricane lamps lining the aisle add warmth and light to the ceremony.

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THE BIRCHES HAMPTON MANOR CEREMONY BARN ENTRANCE ~ RUSTIC STYLING

The entrance to the Hampton Manor wedding ceremony barn gives couples a great opportunity to add personal touches. We chose a woodland secret garden look complete with autumnal leaves, aged terracotta pots filled with sedums and candles,bark tea light holders and lots more candles. Rustic styling is just perfect for The Birches Hampton Manor Ceremony Barn. It is amazing how cosy the room feels with lots of candles against its natural wood.The rustic shelves are great for adding small items to make the entrance feel so welcoming and personal.Hampton Manor Wedding Ceremony Barn The BIrches Florist Passion for Flowers (42)Hampton Manor Wedding Ceremony Barn The BIrches Florist Passion for Flowers (43)Hampton Manor Wedding Ceremony Barn The BIrches Florist Passion for Flowers (41)

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APOTHECARY BOTTLES ESCORT CARDS

At Passion for Flowers we love apothecary bottles and hang them from trees around the grounds or we what about this idea of using apothecary bottles as individual escort cards. Guests find their name and then take their apothecary bottle escort card with them to Peels and find their table. We think they look gorgeous here with rustic flowers and crab apples ideal for an autumnal wedding. For spring we can add tulips, muscari and narcissi and for summer just picked flowers or summer blooms depending on the flowers for your wedding day – the choice is yours. The rustic wooden crates we have used add interest in the Hampton Manor wedding ceremony barn and can be used to display books, photos and more candles.

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VINTAGE GLAMOUR WEDDING FLOWERS ~ HAMPTON MANOR CEREMONY BARN

The beauty of The Birches is in its diversity. We can style it to complement your wedding theme and ideas. Here we have chosen a vintage glamour style oozing with crystal and glass ware, vintage cake stands, mercury silver and glass candlesticks complemented with an abundance of David Austin roses. This look would also look just perfect for the wedding tables in Peels, the light and airy atrium with its gorgeous chandelier is just waiting for a touch of vintage glamour.

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VINTAGE GLAMOUR WEDDING STYLING ~ HAMPTON MANOR THE BIRCHES CEREMONY BARN

At Passion for Flowers we have a diverse and eclectic range of props and items our couples can hire if they have booked us for their wedding flowers.  The Hampton Manor Ceremony Barn entrance is transformed here with a touch of our vintage glamour styling.So you can see what a diverse space this is we love this vintage glamour look with crystal glasses, mercury and glass vases with a mix of summer blooms including daisies and David Austin roses.

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VINTAGE GLAMOUR WEDDING CEREMONY TABLE

The ceremony table sets the scene for your wedding day and look how warm and inviting The Birches looks with a vintage glamour setting of candlelight, crystal glass and mercury silver ware with David Austin roses and daisies.

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FROSTED GLASS & MERCURY SILVER STYLING AT HAMPTON MANOR CEREMONY BARN

For a winter wedding  the Hampton Manor Ceremony Barn looks so warm and inviting with large candlesticks, frosted glass and mercury silver tea lights and candlesticks, and a mix of mercury silver bottles to add height to the table scape. Just a touch of grey foliage is all that is needed to complete the look.

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If you are looking for a wedding florist and stylist for your Hampton Manor wedding please get in touch if you like our style and think we could be the florist for you.

CHAPEL DESIGNERS LONDON

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Sometimes you have a once in a lifetime opportunity…

I had just such an opportunity in April and decided to attend the Chapel Designers Conference London 2015. This amazing event was put together by floral rockstar Holly Heider Chapple founder of Chapel Designers with the help of Nick Priestly of Mood Flowers.

From the moment we all gathered for drinks in the aptly named The Rose pub to our final tearful moments leaving Simon Lycett’s studio 3 days later we made lifelong friends.  Love of all things floral binds us together and allows this esteemed group of Chapel Designers to nourish and grow. I am honoured to be part of this family of florists from around the world.

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We had the most wonderful experience and jawdropping selection of florals to choose from at our base in Brixton East. The love, laughter and emotions we all shared encouraged us to create the most amazing florals.

I am truly grateful for the opportunity to meet so many talented designers. Holly inspired me to create this freeform bouquet.

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Photographs above kindly taken by the amazing Modern Vintage Weddings.

Jo Flowers and Susanne Hatwood gave us a wonderful masterclass on their romantic, natural style of floral creations both have amazing styles and worked effortlessly to create delightful masterpieces. The compote design above I created after being inspired by their designs.

Rhona Wheeldon of Flowerona joined us for a session on Social Media and is was a highlight to meet her and gain some insights to the world of social media.

The photos below are a snapshot of instagram photos and offer an insight into the amazing times we shared. A masterclass from Robbie Honey who created the dramatic rose and eucalyptus urn, an inspiring behind the scenes visit to Simon Lycett’s studio and so much more.

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BLUSH PINK ROSES AND MERCURY SILVER VASES – HAMPTON MANOR WEDDING

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A wedding from our archives today. This spring wedding at Hampton Manor was so pretty, with blush pink Sweet Avalanche Roses and lots of mercury silver details.

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Lotty and Dan were married at Hampton Church in April, very local to Passion for Flowers and a short walk through the gardens to Hampton Manor. What a perfect setting for a spring wedding. Over the months we met with Lotty and her mum to prepare ideas and  to create the look for Lotty and Dan’s romantic pastel pink and mercury silver wedding at Hampton Manor. Lotty runs a dance school and wanted to use the Beauty and The Beast fairytale as a thread running through her wedding. We agreed on pastel pink roses as the key blooms mixed with touches of white and ivory and lots of sparkle and candlelight.

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PASTEL PINK & CREAM ROSE BRIDALBOUQUET

Lotty had a gorgeous lace wedding dress and so we created a romantic feminine bouquet in blush pinks a complete change from her everyday image.Touches of hydrangea softened the look.


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PASTEL PINK & CREAM ROSE BOUQUETS FOR BRIDESMAIDS

With 5 bridesmaids in soft pink dresses the look continued with the softest of rose bouquets hand tied with lace to complement Lotty’s dress. I love their jewel encrusted belts bringing a touch more glamour and sparkle to the day.

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PASTEL PINK ROSE BUTTON HOLES

Dan and the boys had pastel pink rose button holes whilst we used the same tones for larger sweet avalanche roses for the ladies. Everything was soft, pink and romantic for this wedding day. With so many button holes it is important to make sure they have name tags to help with the distribution on the wedding day.

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PEW ENDS ~ HAMPTON CHURCH WEDDING FLOWERS

The wooden pews had simple pew ends blush and soft pink roses hand tied with a sprig of pittosporum and lace. After the service everyone walked back through to the Manor gardens and had a great chance for some  photos. I just love the one with the bridal party Rebecca shot.

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MERCURY SILVER & PASTEL PINK ROSES ~ A WEDDING AT HAMPTON MANOR

The richness of the mercury silver with the pastel pink roses looked majestic at Hampton Manor. The long top table had the most romantic collection of mercury silver items, candlesticks in a variety of heights with white candles, large hurricane vases and a mix of different shaped and sized mercury silver bottles with filled with soft pastel pink roses. The guest tables had a touch of whimsy with the key to the castle, lots of candlelight and roses in gorgeous bottles in the glass domes. Mini glass domes were added to the top table to link the look. As the candles were lit the romance blossomed.


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VINTAGE ROSES IN CHINA TEA CUPS & GLASS BOWLS ~ A WEDDING AT HAMPTON MANOR

Lotty wanted to incorporate some of her grandma’s rosebud china to the room and it looked soft and romantic on the large wooden display table with the cakes, vintage roses in glass rose bowls and a collection of beautiful boxes.

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If you are looking for a wedding florist and stylist for your Hampton Manor wedding please get in touch if you like our style and think we could be the florist for you.

Credits – Florist: Passion for Flowers // Phototgrapher: Just Rebecca Photography // Venue: Hampton Manor

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.

£1,000-£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 £1,000-£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.

£3,000-£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.

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