I love the chance to create new designs at venues I love. Last weekend I attended Ragley Hall wedding Showcase and created 4 different table designs as well as one of my favourite deconstructed arches. This grand elegant venue calls out for wow factor florals. See my designs below.
Deconstructed Arch – framing the grand doors at Ragley Hall
Candelabra Centrepieces – Ragley Hall
I used 2 heights of silver candelabra, 1m candelabra which are my go-to size of candelabra for wedding centrepieces but as the ceilings are so high at Ragley the room can take our 5′ candelabra on the tables for a real wow factor centrepiece.
Wild, Natural Tall Centrepiece
The room benefits from tall centrepieces, for a more wild and natural look I used my gold stand and decorated with flowers, foliage and twigs to the base as well as top.
Low Centrepiece with Candles in Cylinder Vases
For a low centrepiece I loved creating this floral ring around 3 cylinder vases, you could alternate tall and low centrepieces on your tables.
Charlie and Jamie’s wedding this Summer at Hampton Manor was a delight to work on. Here are a few photos from their gorgeous wedding day. These are just a quick sneak peek – more to follow soon hopefully.
CREAM & GREEN BOUQUETS FOR THE BRIDE AND HER BRIDESMAIDS
CANDELABRA WEDDING CENTREPIECES – HAMPTON MANOR
WEDDING CAKE TABLE FLOWERS – WE PROVIDED VASES FOR THE BOUQUETS TO SIT IN ON THE CAKE TABLE
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.
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
Bethan and Mark were married last spring at All Saints, the parish church of Sandon, before celebrating their marriage with a drinks reception in Sandon Hall and a wedding breakfast in the stunning marquee. After meeting with Bethan at Sandon Hall we worked on ideas for her cream, white and navy colour scheme to include some blue tones in the flowers perfect for a spring wedding. We just loved their elegant blue and white wedding and felt extremely priveleged to create their wedding flowers.
BLUE AND WHITE TRAILING BRIDAL BOUQUET
Bethan was certain she wanted a trailing bridal bouquet and we designed a trailing mixed bouquet with a relaxed look with avalanche roses, scented freesias, feathery astilbe, trailing ivy, eucalyptus, lisianthus, with some blue tones in the flowers from delphiniums and love in a mist just perfect with her elegant dress and veil.
BLUE AND WHITE BRIDESMAIDS BOUQUETS
The bridesmaids carried spring blue and white bouquets with a mix of hydrangea, freesia, astrantia, roses and snippets of delphinium. The mix of blues created a lovely contrast to their elegant navy dresses.
CHURCH WEDDING FLOWERS – STONE URNS
All Saints church at Sandon is a wonderful stone building and we felt that the stone urns on plinths would keep everything looking very natural. We added some blousy hydrangea to the mix of tulips, freesia, nigella love in a mist, delphiniums, and plenty of eucalyptus and ivy to create a larger entrance arrangement . Outside the church we set up a mix of spring blooms in a wooden crate and a small posy was placed in the churchyard.
SANDON HALL MARQUEE WEDDING – CANDELABRA CENTREPIECES
In the marquee at Sandon Hall we created beautiful candelabra centrepieces for the tables. The silver candelabra created an elegant look and the white of the marquee was the perfect backdrop for such stunning arrangements with soft spring flowers and plenty of natural foliage. I just love the pop of the blue delphiniums in the mix of flowers.
I have a wonderful job meeting so many lovely couples in the build up to their wedding day and so wanted to share this lovely note from Bethan and Mark.
‘Thank you so much for the incredible flowers and arrangements you put together for our wedding. They were simply stunning and complemented my dress, my bridesmaids’ dresses and the surroundings absolutely perfectly.
I still have no idea how you managed to produce the flowers of my dreams with the very few snippets of information I gave you, a credit to your incredible talent! You made the whole process so easy and we knew we had absolutely nothing to worry about as far as our flowers were concerned. Thank you!’