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
Katrina and Ed tied the knot on a gorgeous Autumn day with a church service followed by a day filled with fun and excitement in a marquee set out in the garden. We love the opportunity to decorate a marquee and Few’s offer the best around.
Early morning bridal deliveries are a delight and we love arriving amidst the morning preparations with our bridal bouquet. For Katrina and her girls we created a sumptuous mix of blousy David Austin roses with lisianthus.
AUTUMN MARQUEE WEDDINGS: LONG TABLES IN THE MARQUEE
The designs for the long tables included footed bowls brimming with flowers, candlesticks, votives and posy vases with blooms. Tall candelabra added height and elegance around the marquee.
AUTUMN MARQUEE WEDDINGS: DECORATING THE BAR
Katrina and Ed’s background in hospitality meant that the food and drink were high of their list of priorities as well as attention to detail. We created a warm welcome at the bar with a curated collection of drinks bottles with blooms from the day.
AUTUMN MARQUEE WEDDINGS: EXTRA DETAILS AROUND THE MARQUEE
When planning decoration for a marquee wedding it is the extra details that help make the day so wonderful, the autumnal toffee apples added a fun and playful touch. The blue glasses a touch of colour and a dusting of sparkle on the side tables.
Here at Passion for Flowers we love seeing our work featured in the press, especially when we are not expecting it. I was browsing through Wedding Flowers and Accessories Magazine and noticed our designs in the flower notebook section, as well as being highlighted as a wedding florist to follow in instagram! If want to follow Karen on instagram you’ll see photos of our weddings as well as behind the scenes snaps of us working on upcoming weddings in our workshop instagram.com/karenmorganflowers.
Somethings happen for a reason and I was lucky enough to meet Jin and Atul at a Wedding Fair when they came to meet their String Quartet and they fell in love with our flower designs. We worked with Jin and Atul from a distance in the early planning stages as they were planning their wedding from their base in Scotland. We later visited their elegant wedding venue The Heath House together to finalise details.
PART ONE OF JIN AND ATUL’S WEDDING – HINDU CEREMONY AT THE HEATH HOUSE
Jin and Atul had an amazing wedding day with 2 celebrations. As we were preparing for the afternoon English ceremony guests and family were already mingling for the first part of this amazing day filled with so much emotion. Atul and his family gathered for the Sehra Bandi ceremony, where the family gathers to pray and attach the Sehra, a heavily embroidered veil, to Atul’s turban. To hear the music and catch a glimpse of procession of the Baraat was so wonderful. We did not create flowers for the morning celebration but just had to share these beautiful images captured so tenderly by Jo Hastings Photography.
PART TWO OF JIN AND ATUL’S WEDDING – CLASSIC ELEGANT ENGLISH FLOWERS AT THE HEATH HOUSE
The wedding day continued with a classic elegant ceremony inside the wonderful The Heath House.
I just love how this bridal bouquet with its blush pink roses and dusty blue thistles for Atul’s Scottish links complement Jin’s beautiful Suzanne Neville wedding gown. She looks the epitome of elegance.
The bridesmaids look so elegant in their full length Two Birds dresses and hand tied bouquets finished with trailing ribbon. Their dress colours picked up the soft blue tone of the thistles in the brides bouquet prefectly.
WEDDING CEREMONY FLOWERS AT THE HEATH HOUSE
Heath House is full of the most amazing antiques and beautiful works of art, the perfect setting for a classic English wedding. The wedding ceremony flowers created a more formal and elegant part of the day with an abundance of blooms,trailing arrangements and footed bowls, all set against the beautiful array of antiques.
WEDDING CENTREPIECES AT THE HEATH HOUSE
The marquee was set for an elegant celebration with tall candelabra and low silver footed bowls. The central top table was decorated with a tall candelabra with a statement floral piece. We added touches of trailing amaranthus, soft lisianthus, dill and spray roses to the mixlurb about how they also have classic English wedding ceremony. The seating plan included favourite teas to link this fusion wedding.
Spring is a wonderful time of year for weddings and can often be overlooked. For me it symbolises new beginnings and offers the most amazing time of year to tie the knot. An abundance of tulips, narcissi, ranunculus and blossom herald a most magical time of year for a spring wedding ceremony.
Don’t forget to weave some floral magic outside, create a welcome with plants, trees or hang bottles from trees as a photo booth. A flower cart with natural blooms creates a wonderful scented welcome for a Barn wedding ceremony.
SPRING WEDDING CEREMONY IDEAS FOR HAMPTON MANOR
Stone urns filled with an abundance of eucalypatus, blossom and tulips create a natural frame for a spring wedding ceremony at Hampton Manor. The cool, fresh look of the room is enhanced with hurricane lamps filled with moss, white and green flowers and foliage and stone vases and vessels for a natural palette.
SPRING WEDDING CEREMONY TABLE FLOWERS
Create a romantic look for the spring wedding ceremony table with delicate vases and vessels with ranunculus,anemones and broom.
WEDDING ESCORT CARDS – SPRING FLOWERS IN BOTTLES
Our couples love using escort cards as an alternatiave to a formal table plan, guests find the bottle with their name attached with details of the table they are assigned to. These make amazing favours or additional table decor and add to the spring look in the reception room.
Many couples have a strong idea of the season they love, if you cherish the idea of warm fires, cracking logs, candles, winter wedding flowers in whites and greys then a winter wedding is just perfect for you.
WINTER WEDDING BOUQUET – WHITE AND GREY
For soft and subtle winter wedding flowers embrace white and grey as shown here is this winter wedding bouquet with hydrangea, ranunculus, brunia, lisianthus and feathry leaved dusty miller. This white and grey colour combination is a favourite for winter wedding bouquets.
WINTER WEDDING BUTTONHOLES – WHITE AND GREY WITH RIBBON
Dreamy winter wedding button holes with delicate ranunculus, dusty miller and brunia finished with elegant grey ribbon complete the look for the boys.
THE MOAT HOUSE DORSINGTON – A WINTER WEDDING RECEPTION
The Moat House Dorsington lends itself to a winter wedding reception a chance for a relaxed walk back from the village church to the fabulous exclusive venue set in its own private grounds.
WINTER WEDDING CENTREPIECES – HURRICANE VASES
The barn was elegantly decorated with hurricane vases with a winter wedding centrepiece with rustic simplicity continuing the white, grey,and silver look to the day. Crackers and fir cones finished the look for this winter wedding.
WINTER WEDDING FAVOURS & TABLE NAMES
Hot chocolate and marshmallow favours make thoughful winter wedding favours, with a decorated tag as the place name. The table names include images of winter penguins, presents, and stockings.
UNIQUE WINTER WEDDING GUEST BOOK IDEA
Our couples love to embrace the season and Laura and Ian decided on guests signing baubles as a unique winter wedding guest book idea. The messages can be treasured and brought out each Christmas as a reminder of a special day.