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.
Chris and Lucy tied the knot at the beautiful Elmore Court, the most amazing place for a summer wedding. Elmore Court is run by festival folk and our couple embraced the whole festival vibe and continued partying late into the night and early morning with guests camping in the field around the house.
ELMORE COURT WEDDING FLOWERS
Elmore Court is a unique venue in Gloucestershire with the most historical house where the ceremony is held.
CLASSIC WHITE HYDRANGEA BOUQUETS
Lucy had a good idea of what she wanted for her bouquets and chose classic white hydrangea bouquets with flowing ribbons.
FLOWER CROWNS FOR BRIDESMAIDS
The bridesmaids wore fluffy bridal crowns of delicate Baby’s Breath to enhance their dreamy dresses and Lucy’s bridal bouquet. Baby’s breath was used in decorations throughout the wedding being a favourite of the brides. A lucky charm as Chris and Lucy are now blessed with the most beautiful baby boy.
WEDDING OUTFITS FOR THE DOGS
The dogs were guests of honour at the wedding and followed Lucy everywhere. I just love their outfits, don’t they look so cute all dressed up for their special day.
THE WEDDING CEREMONY AT ELMORE COURT
Lucy and Chris chose to hold their ceremony inside to take advantage of the elegant setting of the house. Friends and family joined in their celebrations in such an amazing space. We added tied bunches of baby’s breath to the chairs for aisle decoration and they bought one of our ‘Choose a seat not a side, we’re all family once the knot is tied‘ signs from The Wedding of my Dreams.
ENTRANCE DECORATIONS AT ELMORE COURT
Grand entrances deserve grand decor and so we created florals in tall silver vases and arranged candles in silver lanterns and glass cylinder vases down the steps.
THE GARDENS AT ELMORE COURT
The gardens are just so beautiful and in June are full of flowers, I just love these shots in the relaxed meadow planting around the house. Can you just glimpse the tipees in the distance?
WEDDING RECEPTION FLOWERS AND STYLING IN THE GILLYFLOWER AT ELMORE COURT
The Gillyflower is a striking building set in the grounds of Elmore Court, its rammed earth walls and huge glass windows give the appearance of being in the meadow. Wedding flowers and styling need to reflect this and so we chose all white flowers with delphinium, hydrangea and clouds of Baby’s Breath.
Wethele Manor nestled in the Warwickshire countryside is a favourite wedding venue of ours, especially in the summer months where couples with their guests can enjoy this delightful setting.
BLUSH PINK, PEACH AND CREAM BOUQUETS
For a summer wedding you can’t beat the wonderful scent of David Austin roses in blush pink and peach, with peonies, hydrangea and tanacetum with fresh eucalyptus all tied with trailing ribbons.
OUTDOOR CEREMONY WETHELE MANOR
We just love creating the decor and florals for outdoor weddings and the setting at Wethele Manor is just perfect. The oak arbour was lightly decorated with swathes of muslin and lush foliage and flower garlands.The ribbon backdrop added a touch of whimsy to the day.
HYDRANGEA PLANTS DOWN THE AISLE
Plants are a great idea to frame the aisle in an outdoor setting as they just enhance the natural setting.The ceremony table had a full garland trailing to the floor to continue this natural garden feel.
CENTREPIECES FOR THE MARQUEE AT WETHELE MANOR
For a large marquee remember to look at the expanse above your tables as well as the centrepieces.
CANDELABRA – PEACHES AND CREAM WEDDING FLOWERS
Candelabra added height to the tables giving an airy look and feel to the marquee, the flowers in peaches and creams added a cool, calmness to the day.
FOOTED BOWLS – PEACHES AND CREAM WEDDING FLOWERS
Footed vases sat on plinths in front of the top table and were used on some of the guest tables, enabling guests to see and smell the fragrant blooms.
TOP TABLE GARLAND
A lush foliage garland with highlights of delicate flowers ran the length of the top table. Hurricane vases and tea lights placed along the table added a touch of romance.
Pretty details were all around at this wedding, a gorgeous table plan and a dose of pretty behind the cake table.
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!’
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.
Since our early days at Passion for Flowers we have enjoyed creating Wroxall Abbey wedding flowers in the Mansion House, marquee and Wren’s Cathedral. Sam and Mike asked us to help them create a perfect look for their vintage glamour wedding at Wroxall Abbey.
WROXALL ABBEY WEDDING FLOWERS – DUSKY PINK ROSE BOUQUETS
Sam was the most beautiful relaxed bride and was very happy to leave everything in our hands. She had a lovely vision for the day and was open to all the ideas and extra touches we presented and asked for our advice on lots of the aspects of her wedding. At one point I fondly recall her saying ‘but you are the wedding’. As a couple they were a joy to work with and we loved our times liaising and chatting over details.
The dusky pink rose bouquets were soft and spring like finished with lace to perfectly suit the style of the soft mint green bridesmaids’ dresses. Touches of variegated pittosporum picked up the pastel tone of the fabric. Sam’s rose bouquet finished her look for the day with lace trimmed cathedral veil and wonderful wedding dress.
Mike and the boys wore dusky pink rose button holes with a touch of pittosporum.
WROXALL ABBEY WEDDING FLOWERS – CHURCH FLOWERS
Wroxall Abbey has a wonderful church just a short walk from the Mansion House and church flowers always include decoration of the wooden screen. Roses were threaded through the soft foliage garland to create a romantic backdrop for the service.
Sam and Mike wanted us to create a vintage glamour look to their centrepieces and we agreed on a mix of centrepieces, stunning candelabra festooned with flowers and soft foliage finished with trailing pearls, raised silver cake stands with pretty blooms, delicate three tier crystal cake stands trimmed with lace and pearls and the soft glow of votives and candles.
WINDOW SHUTTER TABLE PLAN
Mike loves comics and this fun couple chose to name their tables after characters including Spider Man and Batman for the top table. We displayed the stationery on our window shutter table plan making it easy for guests to find their seats. I loved seeing the newly married Dr and Dr McFarlane on their wedding day.
WROXALL ABBEY WEDDING FLOWERS – HANGING BOTTLES
Outside the church the ancient yew tree is the perfect place to let some light and interest into the churchyard. Soft vintage rose heads hanging in apothecary bottles look great and make the churchyard seem brighter and more welcoming.
We love summer marquee wedding flowers and the opportunity to create elegant marquee wedding flowers. We were thrilled when Louise chose us to work with her on the florals for her elegant wedding in Orton on The Hill. The village is just gorgeous and perfect for a timeless summer wedding.
When getting ready at home it is always lovely to have some flowers around the place to relax you on the wedding morning and capture the essence of your wedding day. The elegant cream rose bouquets for the bride and all her bridesmaids were delivered in vases to keep them fresh on a hot summer’s day.
CREAM ROSE BUTTON HOLES WITH NAME TAGS
Cream rose button holes are always elegant and adding name tags make the morning handing out much easier. We added a touch of gold ribbon to tie in with the colours for this elegant wedding and to complement the ribbon on the bouquets.
ORTON ON THE HILL CHURCH WEDDING
The village church was full with family and guests and made the perfect setting for this radiant bride and her bridesmaids. The emotions of the day have been beautifully captured.
SUMMER MARQUEE WEDDING IN ORTON ON THE HILL
After the church service the bridal party and wedding guests strolled over to the marquee and gorgeous garden setting for this summer marquee wedding in Orton on the Hill. Neil and Louise enjoyed al fresco drinks with their guests as they arrived from church.
FLOWER GARLAND OVER THE BENCH
The lake setting was gorgeous for photos and relaxing and we added a flower garland over the bench as well as decoration to the gazebo. It is these extra touches that really bring your wedding together and make the day so memorable for you and your guests. Again gold ribbon, which we had sourced from the States, completed the elegant look.
WINDOW SHUTTER TABLE PLAN FOR THIS SUMMER MARQUEE WEDDING
At Passion for Flowers we source many props for our weddings and Louise had her eye on an eye catching table plan, we found a perfect window shutter table plan and an elegant stand to complement the gorgeous marquee setting.
SUMMER MARQUEE WEDDING FLOWERS – TOP TABLE FOOTED VASES
The creams, gold and silver looked splendid in the marquee and we made a statement top table including silver footed vases, candlesticks, pearls and an abundance of votives set on silver trays.
SUMMER MARQUEE WEDDING FLOWERS – ELEGANT CANDELABRA WITH CREAM ROSES
Elegant candelabra with cream roses and hydrangea created just the right ambience for the marquee, keeping the palette neutral like this with touches of silver, gold and candlelight bring a feeling of calm elegance to a summer marquee wedding.
SUMMER MARQUEE WEDDING CAKE FLOWERS
A simple posy was added to the cake with rose heads at the base. Photos of family weddings were displayed in silver frames alongside the bridal bouquet.Credits – Florist: Passion for Flowers // Photographer: Simon Bunney // Marquee: Fews Marquees
Rachel and Matt held their wedding at Edgbaston Old Church followed by a reception at Mallory Court. The couple asked us to create purple wedding flowers with a mix of tones and summer flowers.
PURPLE BRIDAL BOUQUET
Rachel’s purple bridal bouquet was just lovely for a summer wedding with blooms including lisianthus, roses, freesia with touches of grey eucalyptus and cineria to finish.
CREAM AND PURPLE FLOWER GIRL POSY
It is always lovely to continue the bridal colours through the whole of the wedding party and a pretty cream and purple flower girl posy suits young girls.
PURPLE ROSE BUTTON HOLES
For the groom we prepared a purple rose button hole and chose Ocean Song rose for just the perfect tone.
WEDDING FLOWERS MALLORY COURT
We enjoy creating wedding flowers at Mallory Court especially in the summer months when the gardens are so perfect for elegant outdoor photos.
FOOTED VASES AND CANDELABRA CENTREPIECES
The cream and purple colours were carried through into the reception with a mix of silver footed bowls and elegant silver candelabra. Soft fluffy hydrangeas added to the mix to bring more cream into the room.