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 email@example.com
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
Louise and Rob were married at Curradine Barns earlier in the year. We blogged their wedding previously but Louise just sent us this photo over and we had to share. Sparkler send off while wearing a flower crown, we just love it!
For an elegant winter wedding there is no better place than Hampton Manor. The team at the Manor are the perfect hosts and we are thrilled to be asked by couples to decorate their weddings with flowers and styling suggestions. Amy and James were married last December in the Birches followed by drinks and canapes in the The Manor and partied with their families and guests in grand style through to the early hours.
BRIDAL BOUQUETS – BLUSH PINK ROSES & DUSTY MILLER
The grey of the dusty miller added just a touch of winter whimsy to the blush bouquets.The fur capes for the girls kept them cosy and warm during the ceremony just the thing for a elegant winter wedding.
ROSE BUTTON HOLES
James and the boys teamed their dinner suits with elegant rose button holes.
CEREMONY FLOWERS AT HAMPTON MANOR – ELEGANT FLORAL ARCH
An elegant floral arch was the backdrop to the ceremony in The Birches, the eucalyptus was also included in the chair backs adding a wintery scent to the room.
ELEGANT CENTERPIECES AT HAMPTON MANOR – SILVER CANDELABRA WITH BLUSH PINK ROSES TRAILING DESIGN
Candelabra are oh so elegant especially when decorated with a full trailing design including a lush mix of blush pink roses. We added highlights of grey brunia combined with the eucalyptus for a wintry touch to the decor. The head table featured a tall silver candelabra with an abundance of blush roses and the softest of blooms teamed with vases of scented blooms, mercury tea lights and silver candlesticks. The elegant mirror table plan had a luxe garland of blooms to decorate.
FLOWER PRESERVATION GIFT – PAPER WEIGHT
I love this idea for preserving your wedding bouquet. Amy’s bridesmaids organised a beautiful paper weight which is a treasured gift and reminder of her wedding day.
Summer weddings held at country venues are a pleasure to work on and Laura and Jason wanted a music filled wedding day with family and friends. Packington Moor set in rural Warwickshire is a wonderful setting and the food and service are always excellent.
Flowers were high up on Laura’s plans for the day and the Passion for Flowers team filled her venue with flowers bringing her dreams to life.
BRIDAL PARTY BOUQUETS
Romantic was the order of the day and the bridal bouquets included cream garden roses with soft bombastic roses and hydrangea.For the young girls we added snippets of baby’s breath to the bombastic roses to keep their posies more delicate.
FLOWER CROWNS FOR FLOWER GIRLS
Don’t you just love the flower girls with their sweetest flowers crowns with bombastic spay roses and snippets of baby’s breath.
BUTTON HOLES TIED WITH TWINE
Jason and the boys sported spray rose button holes with rosemary trimmed with twine, perfect with the tweed waistcoat.
PACKINGTON MOOR ENTRANCE DECORATIONS
Rustic crates and hydrangea plants welcomed guest to the courtyard and were then gifted at the end of the day. Music was heard all around the barn for the ceremony and then set up outside in the courtyard to entertain the guests.
CEREMONY FLOWERS & DECORATIONS AT PACKINGTON MOOR
Ceremony flowers for the barn adorned the staircase, balcony, and arch complemented by flowers and candles down the aisle for a soft romantic setting for our couple.
CENTREPIECES AT PACKINGTON MOOR BARN VENUE
The centrepieces continued the romantic floral look for the day with elevated blousy arrangements in glass vases. The top table was filled with candlelight and blooms in a mix of glass vases and vessels finished with trailing foliage. The place settings were finished with rosemary for the boys and lisianthus for the girls another lovely way to welcome your guests to the wedding meal.