Hampton Manor is the most elegant of settings for a wedding and we always love the opportunity to dress Elizabeth’s Court. The spring Wedding Fair gave us the chance to show our tall bronze centrepieces. Thank you to all who visited and to Jonny Barratt for his amazing images.
TALL BRONZE WEDDING CENTREPIECE
A tall wedding centrepiece always has a WOW factor and these bronze stands look elegant on a table in the manor. Lush foliage and large Mejer roses in softest peach, ivory with spray roses add a touch of glam to the tall bronze arrangement. Add in posy vases, candlesticks and tealights to complete the look.
GROUPING OF BRONZE VASES FOR WEDDING CENTREPIECES
As a more relaxed look select a grouping of bronze vases with simple but stunning blooms, here roses mixed with scented jasmine worked a treat. Make sure to add in glass and bronze candlesticks for that extra touch.
TOP TABLE FLOWERS AT HAMPTON MANOR
The wooden butchers block can be used for a small top table. Here we added luxe bronze vases, bronze candlesticks and wooden tree tea lights for a rustic twist to the bronze look. The spring ranunculus are such natural beauties and one of our favourite flowers.
PASSION FOR FLOWERS STAND – ALL PROPS AVAILABLE TO HIRE
We have a new hire guide available to all. The guide shows how to use our props and features a wealth of looks. Our studio in Berkswell houses our props and we are happy to show you the collection when having a consultation. We also had to sneak in the recently published Rock My Wedding book featuring some of our flowers and bouquets as well as our props. Happy days…
WOODLAND SETTING – TREE STUMPS, LANTERNS, FERNS
Our display at the show included a rustic woodland setting with mix of tree stumps, an abundance of ferns and helebores, lanterns and cylinder vases. This display would make a wonderful setting for a ceremony, down the aisle or at the base of a table.
Iscoyd Park is a pleasure to work at for an elegant wedding. We were thrilled to create flowers for this epic 2 day wedding at Iscoyd Park for Asia and Jason.
For an elegant wedding bouquet you just cant beat a lush trailing or cascading bouquet with delicious scented David Austin roses, cascading foliage,an opulent mix of textures all topped off with an elegant bridal gown and cathedral length veil.
Elegant bridesmaids bouquets coordinated with the bridal bouquet, soft shaped hand tied bouquets with succulents and an abundance of bountiful blooms and texture. The cute flower girls carried posies with cafe au lait dahlia and roses finished with gold ribbon and flower crowns for the youngest. Not to forget an elegant wrist corsage for Mother of the Bride.
This wedding at Iscoyd Park oozed style and charm. I just love the groom’s button hole and cool moment captured by the flower wall backdrop.
WEDDING CEREMONY – ISCOYD PARK
This was day 2 of the wedding clebrations and Asia looked a dream as she walked down the aisle. Lush posies with English country garden flowers decorated the chairs for this gorgeous couple.
WEDDING CENTREPIECES – ISCOYD PARK
Iscoyd Park is the perfect setting for an elegant,romantic wedding with bags of style. Crystal glass centrepieces dripping with flowers, gold candle sticks, glasses and charger plates complemented the look.
TOP TABLE DECOR – ISCOYD PARK
The top table continued an elegant look but allowed all guests to see the radiant couple. Rococo style gold candlesticks and crystal vase arrangements bedecked with flowers oozed charm and elegance.
OUTDOOR SWING – ISCOYD PARK
The gardens at Iscoyd Park are a must for gorgeous informal shots, I love the swing decorated with a trail of flowers and foliage from the day. Happiness is a swing and a smile.
All weddings need a touch of whimsy and fun, this cool flower wall photo booth backdrop was enjoyed by guests all through the day. A moss backing with a design of roses, succulents and trailing amaranthus was also the romantic backdrop for the happy couple .A labour of love to create and a WOW factor for all the guests.
Hampton Manor is our closest venue, just a stone’s throw from our studio in Berswell and we always love a Hampton Manor wedding.
CREAM ROSE BRIDAL BOUQUET – ELEGANT WEDDING FLOWERS
Cream rose bridal bouquets epitomise an elegant bride and with avalanche roses and touches of delicate astilbe and touches of grey dusty miller they add a little twist to the day.
BRIDESMAIDS BOUQUETS IN CRYSTAL VASES – ELEGANT WEDDING FLOWERS
A great idea for a gift for bridesmaids is to present their bouquets in beautiful crystal vases finished with a small photo frame with a photo of the bride with their besties. A lovely keepsake from the wedding day.
CREAM ROSE BUTTON HOLES ON SILVER TRAYS
Elegant cream rose button holes look good presented on silver trays for the boys to hand out.
ELEGANT CEREMONY FLOWERS AT HAMPTON MANOR
An all white and cream display for the ceremony is always fresh and elegant.
Last week we ran our first wedding flowers workshops here at Passion for Flowers in our new studio at Home Farm in Warwickshire.
WHAT THE DAY INVOLVED
Karen demonstrated how to make a number of rustic country style centrepieces, including milk churns, jugs, mini crates and a grouping on a tree slice. She spoke about which flowers work well together and the techniques needed to make the different types of centrepieces.
In the afternoon all attendees made a place setting and crate centrepiece to take away with them.They also worked as a team to create a top table design, table plan and asked many questions about their own weddings and how they would go about creating various florals.
A FEW PHOTOS FROM THE DAY
GETTING STUCK IN
THE FINISHED RESULTS
If you are interested in attending one of our wedding flowers workshops or wedding florist courses send us an email to register your interest and we’ll let you know about future workshop dates. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
At Passion for Flowers we have an array of different wedding props to hire. We have been collecting props for years to make our weddings stand out. We have built up a large collection of vases, urns, candle holders, candelabra, signs, large scale props such as wooden carts, ladders, arches and crates. Up until now these props have only been available to if you are using Passion for Flowers floral design service, however we are now opening them up to everyone.
BROWSE OUR PROP HIRE BROCHURE BELOW
Below is our prop hire brochure, why not open it up and see if anything takes your fancy. We suggest viewing in full screen to see the props more clearly.
Sometimes in life you meet someone who inspires you and whom you love working with. I met with Charlotte O’Shea quite by chance and have enjoyed working with her ever since those early days. Never did I expect that I would travel the country with the Rock My Wedding team and create the florals for their stunning book. This past year has been a milestone in our floral journey and I feel so honoured to have my work featured in a book. When Charlotte first approached us at the concept stage we just knew we had to be involved and put our heart and soul into this project.
As Charlotte so beautifully put it “Karen Morgan from Passion for Flowers followed us halfway around the country with her magnificent blooms and ability to whip up a floral storm in an unprecedented short amount of time. I swear she is actually ‘Mary Poppins’ in disguise. Her van plays host to a seemingly limitless supply of trinkets and decorative pieces from her daughter Gemma’s wedding decor store – The Wedding of My Dreams”
WHO SHOULD BUY THE BOOK
The book is an inspiring read, a great gift for newly engaged couples or for anyone wanting to add some last minute details to their wedding day. No wedding should be planned without it!
Elaine and Andrew tied the knot at the most elegant venue Knowsley Hall with rich autumnal colours for their wedding flowers teamed with gold.
The bridal bouquet was designed with a mix of gorgeous scented blooms including Juliet and Darcy roses,eucalyptus foliage, peach hypericum, stocks, rice flower and the softest kangaroo paw, finished with gold trailing ribbon. A highlight on our wedding day is seeing the bride’s excitement when she first sets eyes on her bouquet.
The bridesmaids bouquets had a lighter touch with Kiera roses perfect with their champagne toned gowns.
Andrew and the boys sported elegant rose button holes.
KNOWSLEY HALL WEDDING CEREMONY
The Stucco Ballroom with its elegant cornices and columns gives a feeling of opulence to a Knowsley Hall wedding ceremony. Elegant chair backs for the bride and groom and a rich and full garland for the ceremony table filled with scented roses perfected the table.
KNOWSLEY HALL WEDDING
The grounds at Knowsley Hall are simply stunning and our couple were so lucky with the weather for their October wedding. These images show their joy and radiance on this most important of days with family and friends.
KNOWSLEY HALL WEDDING RECEPTION – CENTREPIECES
The State Dining room at Knowsley Hall makes you catch your breath as you enter, it is grandeur at is best with a warm feeling with heavy drapes and family portraits. For a luxe look sequin cloths covered the tables to add to the gold of the day, with a mix of candlesticks, vases and votives in gold to enhance the room. Low centrepieces enabled the guests to enjoy the room and have an excellent view of the top table.
The top table was dressed with elegant rococo candlesticks, luxe vases and votives with shimmering cloths and elegant florals for a rich, opulent look.
LUXE DESSERT TABLE
Guests enjoyed a luxe dessert table with sweet treats.
SPARKLER SEND OFF
The send off with sparklers ended the night on a high.
Andrew and Elaine are jetting off on Christmas Eve for their Chinese wedding celebrations in Malaysia. Wishing you both lots of love and happiness Karen x
We have worked at Mythe Barn since it first opened and met many of our couples at the menu tastings offered by the team. The venue suits an elegant look with mercury silver and crystal glass perfect for the April wedding of Sarah and Craig.
MYTHE BARN WEDDING
Mythe Barn is set in rural countrywide in Sheepey Magna.
BOUQUETS – WHITE HYDRANGEAS AND DUSKY PINK ROSES
Spring bouquets with white hydrangea, dusky pink roses,ranunculus and peonies were the order of the day.
MYHTE BARN WEDDING CEREMONY DECORATIONS
Understated elegance set the tone for the wedding ceremony in the oak framed ceremony barn.
MYTHE BARN RECEPTION DECORATIONS
MIRROR TABLE PLAN AND POST BOX
We have an array of props that our couples can hire and Sarah chose to collect her cards in our post box.
Rachel and Nick were married at Compton Verney in September. We met when Rachel was recommended to us by the award winning venue team. Rachel came to us with an idea of colours and an inspiration image and left the rest to us. As we love creating flowers at Compton Verney and decorating this stunning venue they were in safe hands.
Chris Barber has captured their day perfectly for us to share with you.
HYDRANGEA AND ROSE BOUQUETS AT COMPTON VERNEY
A soft mix of pinks, peaches and a hint of deeper tones were used in the hydrangea and rose bouquets.
DUSKY PINK ROSE BUTTON HOLES FOR THE GROOMSMEN
Nick and the groomsmen sported dusky pink, lavender and rosemary button holes.
CEREMONY FLOWERS AT COMPTON VERNEY – ROSES AND URNS
The Adams Hall is a large columned room and suits classic shapes. Large urns overflowing with roses sat either side of the ceremony table.
CONFETTI THROWING OUTSIDE AT COMPTON VERNEY
Guests enjoyed this confetti moment celebrating with the newlyweds.
GLASS FOOTED VASE CENTREPIECES AT COMPTON VERNEY
Glass footed vases had just been added to our collection of vases and vessels and made an elegant centrepiece for this wedding.
WEDDING CAKE FLOWERS – ROSES, BERRIES AND EUCALYPTUS
Just before we left the venue we added the flowers and decoration to the wedding cake in keeping with the look and feel of the day.
Thank you Rachel and Nick for your lovely comment ‘The flowers looked so beautiful and were so much more than we could have ever imagined’
We love Hampton Manor weddings and were delighted to have free rein to decorate the sumptuous Elizabeth’s Court for the autumn wedding fair. We enjoyed meeting a number of wedding couples and showing them how they could decorate the venue to suit their wedding style and season.
Since then we have been busy meeting with couples at our studio at Home Farm in Berkswell where we have an ever expanding range of vases, vessels and large scale props to make your wedding day your own.
TOP TABLE GARLANDS
At your wedding reception all eyes are on the top table so make a statement with your florals as these will be captured in your photos of the speeches on the day. We love decorating the Butchers Block table with an abundance of mixed foliage with flowers and added textures. For this look we added roses, brunia and air plants for great texture. Elegant silver candlesticks complete the look.
White, grey and green and a perfect choice for an elegant wedding whatever the season for a timeless look. For a spring take on this we would include some white tulips and ranunulus in the design. There is always a choice of flower to add to create a great look with the season and your wedding colours in mind.
Add interest to the place settings with a pocketful of delicate astrantia nestled in the napkin. Posy vases by the place settings also add a welcome personal touch.
ELEGANT TALL BRONZE VASE CENTREPIECES – PEACH ROSES WHITE HYDRANGEAS
Metallics are still hot news and look oh so stunning at the Manor, this look is perfect for an overstated elegant look with a bit of glitz and glamour. See how the tall bronze vases goes so well with the stunning chandelier in the room. We always look to tie in your wedding decor with the room and your bespoke theme. Peach roses and cream hydrangea brought out the warmth to this look.
Team with gold and bronze lower vases running along the table and add gold rimmed glasses for an elegant look. The glass charger plates keep this fresh and contemporary.
Photo frames in opulent metallic finish add a finishing touch to the tablescape. If using the sprig table layout at Hampton Manor make sure you have interest running along the table, use candles and lanterns to add to the romance.
If you are planning a room layout with round tables you could consider using a mix of different centrepieces around the room. Perhaps a stunning tall bronze vase on a central table and lanterns surrounded by gorgeous blooms on others, with an abundant mix of gold and bronze vases on another. By keeping to the same blooms the look remains cohesive and easy on the eye but becomes a talking point amongst your guests.
STONE URN CENTREPIECS BRONZE CANDLESTICKS AND BOTTLES
Rustic woodland settings work so well at Hampton Manor and can be started with the ceremony in The Birches. The stone vases and urns create great centrepieces and bring a sense of naturalness to the tables. The stone in the courtyard was our inspiration for this look. For a winter wedding we have included touches of grey brunia and eucalyptus and added bronze candelsticks and bronze bottles with bloooms along the table.
For the place settings a slate place card holder looks just right with torn edge paper and a calligraphy name card. Its the little details that take your wedding from great to amazing.
Add texture with a luxe linen grey runner to bring the table to life and glass charger plates to perfect the look.
ELEGANT TALL GLASS VASES – PEACH AND CREAM ROSES
We love elegant tall glass vases and wanted to show one of our latest designs at Hampton Manor. This elevated design could form a centrepiece to a long table design with a mix of smaller glass vases and glass candlesticks running along the table. They can also be used to add drama to the Parlour for exclusive use weddings or to create a stunning top table design.
Details for this design included our salt cellar place names with a snippet of waxfower set on a glass charger plate. The elegance continues with the glass candle sticks and glass footed vases.
If you have been inspired and are still looking for a florist and stylist for your Hampton Manor Wedding do get in touch we would love to start talking weddings. Our advice is ‘Make sure you choose a florist whose style you love’
We just love it when a bride requests peonies and they are in season. These fluffy pink peonies were just perfect for a summer wedding at Hampton Manor.
PINK AND PEACH BRIDAL BOUQUET – PEONIES AND ROSES
The bridal bouquet was a fragrant mix of peonies, David Austin roses and jasmine with astilbe.
HYDRANGEA AND PEONY BRIDESMAIDS BOUQUETS
The bridesmaids carried beautiful hydrangea and peony bouquets.
ROSE BUTTON HOLES AND CORSAGES
The rose button holes and corsages had wax flower, astilbe or jasmine as a finishing touch. Adding name tags to the button holes and corsages makes light work of the handing out of these beauties at the wedding.
HAMPTON MANOR WEDDING CEREMONY
Joanne and Josh were married in the ceremony room at Hampton Manor, The Birches. Posies of fragrant flowers and candles decorated the room.
CEREMONY DECORATIONS – CYLINDER LANTERNS DOWN THE AISLE
CEREMONY DECORATIONS – REGISTRY TABLE
RECEPTION DECORATIONS AT HAMPTON MANOR
The couple incorporated one of our world maps into their reception decorations.
TALL CENTREPIECES IN GLASS VASES – PINK AND PEACH WEDDING FLOWERS
Elegant tall centrepieces in tall vases decorated the tables with a mix of pink and peach wedding flowers.
TOP TABLE WEDDING FLOWERS
CAKE TABLE FLORAL DECORATIONS
The large wooden table benefits from the addition of some lovely florals in glass vases and of course the bridal bouquets.
Thank you to Joanne and Josh for sharing these beautiful images from their photographer Richard Shepherd.
When we received an invitation to travel down to the elegant Coombe Lodge to create wedding flowers we were happy to say yes. A new venue to us is always a great opportunity for a site visit to check out the place to see what will work with the couples chosen venue. We just loved creating flowers and styling for Noreen and Tom on this magical day with their family and friends.
BOUQUETS AT COOMBE LODGE – PEACH, BLUSH PINK AND CREAM
The bouquets were a mix of peach, blush pink and cream blooms for an elegant summer look.
OUTDOOR WEDDING CEREMONY AT COOMBE LODGE
The gardens at Coombe Lodge make a perfect setting for an outdoor ceremony. Delicate confetti petals were handed out to the guests for the confetti moment.
LARGE METALLIC URNS AND FLOWERS DOWN THE AISLE
The dramatic setting for the ceremony suited large metallic urns overflowing with lush florals and flowers set out to frame the aisle.
CENTREPIECES AT COOMBE LODGE – GOLD CANDELABRA
Coombe Lodge has a warm feel to the place and the gold candelabra used for the centrepieaces echoed the decor in the light fittings and around the room.
The image of the Noreen and her girls so beautifully captured in front of the stunning rhododendrons is just gorgeous. Mother Nature was certainly at work at Coombe Lodge. Congratulations again to Noreen and Tom x
Andrea and Mitch were living out in New York when they contacted us about creating the flowers for their summer wedding at Sudeley Castle. We had initial skype exchanges and met when the bride traveled over to the UK. We loved working with Andrea to create natural just picked flowers for her wedding in an English Castle. As you can imagine this historic venue was much admired by the visitors from The States.
ORGANIC FREEFORM DUSKY PINK ROSE BOUQUETS
Whilst the bridesmaids carried bouquets with a mix of dusky pink tones the bridal bouquet had a more organic freeform design with plenty of trailing jasmine, queen anne’s lace, creamy peonies, wax flower, delicate astilbe and roses.
The brides dress was Rivini and suited the organic style of flowers we had selected together. The bridesmaids carried heavenly bouquets of dusky pink rose, astilbe, deep toned astrantia,wax flower and scented jasmine. Fabric from the girls dresses loosely wrapped around the stems of all the bouquets brought the look together.
ROSE & VERONICA BUTTON HOLES
Mitch looked dapper in his Paul Stuart suit teemed with a just picked veronica, rose and sedum button hole.
DUSKY PINK ROSE CORSAGES
The ladies had corsages with dusky pink roses, sedum and snippets of baby’s breath, presented on bark.
CHURCH WEDDING FLOWERS
The chapel at historic Sudely Castle is so romantic decorated with candles to the altar.
GYPSOPHILA GARLANDS & PEW ENDS FOR CHURCH
Andrea requested dreamy garlands of white flowers and simple bunches of gypsophila for the pew ends. The chapel with its history and wonderful workmanship does not suit over embellishing and this style of decor created just the candlelit style the couple hoped for.
Baskets of confetti were ready and waiting as the couple left the chapel.
CRYSTAL GLASS CHARGER PLATES & GYPSOPHILA PLACE SETTINGS
Delicacy and elegance were added to the tables with elegant crystal glass charger plates and delicate place settings.
September is a wonderful time of year for a wedding, a favourite of mine as I was married many years ago in September. Cripps Barn in Bibury is a gorgeous countryside venue and one we enjoy visiting to create some floral magic with our talented team. Hannah and Gordon requested beautiful natural just picked flowers to create a relaxed look to their wedding day.
BRIDAL BOUQUET – CRIPPS BARN WEDDING CEREMONY
Hannah chose a Claire Pettibone dress Viola which suited her beautifully. A rustic glamour inspired wedding will work wonderfully at Cripps Barn. The bridal bouquet was designed with the dress in mind. Flowers we included were selected from a mix of roses, with stocks and delphiniums.
CEREMONY FLOWERS AT CRIPPS BARN
The ceremony barn at Cripps is perfectly lit by candles for a romantic ceremony we added a touch of rustic glamour with oversized mercury bottles with roses and eucalyptus. A mix of smaller items ran along the ceremony table.
The boys wore elegant quickskand rose button holes to pick up the colour of the bridesmaids dresses.
FLOWER CROWNS FOR A PRETTY FLOWER GIRL
The young flower girl was caught dancing with delight in her tulle dress, ballet shoes and flower crown.
WEDDING TABLE CENTREPIECES AND ROOM DECORATIONS AT CRIPPS BARN
The room decoration continued the rustic glamour look with a giant mirror for the table plan festooned with a garland of flowers and foliage and a mix of elegant table centrepieces.
HANGING FLOWER GLOBES AT CRIPPS BARN
The hanging globes were a joy to create with the trailing amaranthus and mix of foliage and flowers.
Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos of your day Hannah and Gordon and I will always remember Hannah’s fathers words of wisdom to Gordon a Happy Wifey is a Happy Lifey. x