Chelsea is a dream, an amazing bride with an infectious and exuberant personality. We first met at the National Wedding Show and enjoyed skype meetings and wedding consultations to achieve the WOW look she was after for her church wedding to Carl followed by a stunning reception at Belvoir Castle.
The bridal bouquet was a lush hand tie with a mix of protea, feathery astilbe and roses. Her girls carried a bouquet of astilbe, so gorgeous on its own.
NORMANTON CHURCH WEDDING
Normanton church sat on the edge of Rutland water is quite extraordinary and a very special place to tie the knot.
So we always love a lavish reception and Belvoir Castle sat high on the hill is a treasure of a venue for an exclusive wedding. The tables were a mass of gold and flowers with a luxe gold candelabra surrounded by a sea of blooms. Once the candles were lit the venue shimmered and shone. Linen, gold cutlery, glasses and charger plates enhanced the look. The dessert table was expertly created by Cotton and Crumbs, a great favourite of ours.
We love these amazing images captured by the talented Matt Parry. Congratulations to Carl and Chelsea on your epic wedding.
We always love it when a bride has been recommended to Passion for Flowers by a previous bride and were delighted to meet with Jessica to discuss details for her summer wedding at Ettington Park in Warwickshire.
LARGE PINK PEONY BOUQUET
Jessica wanted us to create a bountiful pink peony bridal bouquet. Peonies are a great favourite for many brides and it is so beautiful to see them in abundance.
FREESIA CORSAGES FOR THE LADIES
Scented corsages of creamy white freesias were perfect for the ladies.
BABY’S BREATH FLOWER CROWNS FOR THE FLOWER GIRLS
Young flower girls adore wearing a flower crown on the wedding day and these delightful two were beautifully dressed in lace sleeved dresses to match the bride and wore Baby’s Breath flower crowns to finish their look.
VINTAGE CARS AND A CHURCH WEDDING
Arriving in a vintage car is a special part of a wedding day and a lovely opportunity for the bride and groom to travel together from the church to the venue as the new Mr and Mrs.
ETTINGTON PARK WEDDING FLOWERS
Ettington Park is one of our lovely Warwickshire venues and a great favourite of ours. Every couple is unique and their weddings are all different and usually a reflection of their tastes and personal loves. Jessica and Simon planned a romantic day with family and friends at this gorgeous venue.
MIX OF SILVER VASES FOR TOP TABLE CENTREPIECES
The reception in the Long Gallery offers plenty of decorating opportunities in the book laden room. A mix of silver vases decorated the top table with spring flowers. Luxe silver grey ribbon was used as an extra detail on the place settings.
SILVER CANDELABRA CENTREPIECES
Elegant silver candelabra with clouds of Baby’s Breath and Hydrangea decorated the guest tables
CAKE TABLE FLOWERS
When cutting the wedding cake it is a great idea to be sure there are some flowers to add some colour to the table and these stunning pink peonies hit just the right note. Peonies are the perfect flower for a May bride.
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.
At Passion for Flowers we love elegant weddings and Sarah and Federico’s October wedding was a truly elegant occasion at Coombe Abbey. We designed the wedding flowers around a neutral cream, white, ivory and green colour scheme to create a simple, elegant wedding day for their family and friends many of whom had travelled over from Italy.
PATIENCE DAVID AUSTIN ROSE BOUQUET
The bridal bouquet was created with scented Patience David Austin roses, frilly tulips and light touches of veronica and brunia for texture. The bridesmaids wore elegant wrist corsages with ranunculus and snippets of brunia.
The Cloisters at Coombe Abbey is an elegant room and we decorated the tall silver candelabra with a cascading design of eucalyptus with roses, brunia, amaranthus and ranunculus. The design was completed with an elegant ring of flowers and foliage in creams, white and green.
I was delighted to be chosen as the florist for Victoria and Ben’s mid-summer wedding at our local church in Hampton in Arden followed by a reception at the elegant Hampton Manor. Victoria’s background in interior design meant she had clear views about the look for her wedding and we helped her create a wonderul day filled with an abundance of natural looking flowers in creams, soft blush and peach. She came well prepared to our consultation with plenty of images and her pretty Save The Date as inspiration.
PEACH AND CREAM WEDDING FLOWERS – THE BOUQUETS
The hand tied bouquets were a soft mixture of peach, cream and blush with highlights of grey eucalyptus. The bouquets were presented in elegant glass vases as a gift for the bridesmaids. I just love the trailing ribbons and this image of the bouquets caught as the girls were getting ready at Hampton Manor.
WEDDING CEREMONY AT HAMPTON IN ARDEN CHURCH
Hampton in Arden Church is a village church with a gate leading back into the grounds of Hampton Manor. The lichgate is the perfect place for photographs and is perfectly set off with an asymetrical garland of flowers.
AISLE DECORATIONS – LANTERNS & PEW ENDS
Pew ends of blousy hydrangeas and elegant silver lanterns framed the aisle. I just love the images captured in church, the page boy and flower girl look adorable and the cathedral veil is so soft and dreamy. Duncan always has his congregation in his hands and is such a wonderful vicar, our couples tell us he holds his get togethers with them in the local pub.
TABLE CENTREPIECES IN ELIZABETH’S COURT – CANDELABRA & FOOTED BOWLS
The elegant setting of Elizabeth’s Court at Hampton Manor was beautifully set out with a mix of high and low centrepieces. The tall silver candelabra had posy vases, candelsticks and large votives in mercury silver set out around the base to create a timesless look to the tables. The silver footed bowls also had a lush arrangement with posy vases filled with scented roses, elegant candlesticks and votives to surround. Victoria had created some lovely personal touches with shots as the favours, fun gifts for the children and so much attention to detail.
TOP TABLE FLOWERS
This elegant top table is one of our favourites with tall candelabra with free form flowers to frame the table and a lush centrepiece with trailing ivy along the table,a mix of mercury silver posy vases, elegant candlesticks set out along the table.
MIRROR TABLE PLAN
The mirror table plan continued the elegant look for the wedding.
WEDDING CAKE FLOWERS
The flowers really are the icing on the cake and we were thrilled to decorate this wedding cake with an abundant mix of roses and hydrangea.
With love and very many congratulations to Victoria and Ben, thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous photos with us. xx
Grace and Alex chose the perfect setting of Birtsmorton Court for their September wedding. As Grace works in London we managed to catch up with her initially at the National Wedding Show and again for a consultation when she was visiting her family in Warwickshire. We discussed a classic country elegant look for her wedding, perfect for the setting at Birtsmorton.
BLUSH PINK AND IVORY ROSE BOUQUET
Flowers we highlighted for the bouquet included blush pink sweet avalanche and cream avalanche with snippets of lavender, foliage and astrantia, lace was incorporated to finish the bouquet which looked wonderful with her Suzanne Neville dress.
WHITE HYDRANGEA BRIDESMAIDS BOUQUETS
The 5 bridesmaids carried white hydrangea bouquets perfect with their blush pink dresses.
BIRTSMORTON COURT WEDDING FLOWERS
At Passion for Flowers we love creating Birtsmorton Court wedding flowers.The intimate church and gorgeous gardens at Birtsmorton Court offer couples an amazing location for their wedding.There are so many places to capture memories on your wedding day. I just love the image of the house and terrace reflected in the moat.
I was thrilled to be part of Grace and Alex’s wedding day as her lovely mum Liz had been part of my wedding day many years ago styling my hair on the day. Such a small world as they had decided to book us not realising the link.
WINDOW SHUTTER TABLE PLAN
Grace was keen to personalise her wedding day and we suggested incorporating our window shutter table plan to the entrance at Birtsmorton Court. A handtied posy kept the colours running through the day. There were touches of lalvender around the venue and in the church.
For the guest tables we created candelabra centrepieces with a soft mix of flowers including highlights of lavender. Grace also wanted us to include some more rustic styling to her day and so we added rustic groupings set on an antique silver tray with a mix of vases with candles and flowers with a selection of mercury tea lights. We had great fun sourcing a collection of the antique trays in the lead up to the wedding as we are always happy to add to our collection of styling props.
TOP TABLE – MERCURY SILVER VASES AND CANDLESTICKS
A long top table is always a chance to decorate with style and elegance. Mercury silver vases and candlesticks look elegant and added plenty of light to the table. Grace had enlisted the help of her family to make the personal touches like the individual place settings, and pew ends.
The statement urn of flowers finished off the look, we always suggest having some larger arrangements to set the tone of the day and offer a floral welcome for wedding guests. It is worth checking if these can be moved from the ceremony to the wedding breakfast room to be enjoyed later in the day.
Emma and Nathan chose Hogarths Hotel to tie the knot. They planned a gorgeous day with a colour scheme of soft muted pinks, cream and navy for the girls dresses and we created a romantic look with a mix of soft flowers in muted pinks and creams.
CANDELABRA CENTREPIECES HOGARTHS HOTEL
The tables looked amazing with large silver candelabra draped with pearls and a lavish arrangement of blousy roses including cream and dusky pink roses, scented freesias, astrantia, astilbe (feathery) in soft pink, gypsophila as a delicate filler and small touches of pittosporum.