Arches elevate a simple wedding to another level and bring beauty and joy to all wedding celebrations. As one of our recent brides said it is all about the arch. A new and inspirational idea is a floating arch which creates an illusion of magic for your wedding backdrop. If you are looking for magic then this is a great choice for your wedding.
Candles add romance to every wedding so make sure you include them on your wedding list if you are looking for a romantic look which will be captured on all your wedding photos. We love the finishing touches lighting the candles just before our couples see their wedding flowers for the first time. It is such a joyous moment, make sure you ask your planner to let you have a sneak peak of the room together before you enter for the wedding breakfast.
The flowers chosen here are an amazing mix of peach, pink and pops of deeper orange, so if you are looking for some colour for your wedding backdrop this would be great for you. And for each and every wedding we can create just the arch for you in colours and textures you will love. We would love to create a beautiful day for you to remember so please do get in touch.
The awards ceremony took place on Thursday evening at Café de Paris in London, both Gemma and I went down to the awards ceremony and spent the evening celebrating with our wedding industry friends and the judges.
PASSION FOR FLOWERS VOTED BEST WEDDING FLORIST ENGLAND
We are absolutely over the moon with this award and want to thank each and every one of our couples who took the time to vote for us.
There is no doubt about it, Passion for Flowers made our wedding. Karen read my mind when I talked about what I wanted and I never expected the flowers and styling to look as amazing as it did on the day. Karen really did go above and beyond what I asked of her, she really is the best in her field.
From the moment I met Karen I knew our flowers and venue were going to look exquisite. Karen is such a wonderful lady and the flowers and our venue looked truly breath taking!
Karen was simply amazing, from helping to bring all our crazy ideas to life, to chats round at her workshop, even on the day she was a calming influence and acted like a true professional helping out in every way possible. The flowers were stunning and really brought our theme to life.
Stunning flowers!!! We were completely overwhelmed by the flower displays at our wedding. The tables looked amazing with the candelabras, the top table garland.My bouquet and bridesmaids were exquisite, I couldn’t have wished for anything more! Karen made our day so special!
Passion For Flowers were excellent. Karen somehow managed to interpret my very sketchy thoughts and ideas and turn them into the flowers of my dreams. She put me completely at ease throughout the whole process and I knew my flowers were in very safe hands. I couldn’t recommend them more highly.
Wow what a year it has been! We are now slowing down with only 2 weddings before the New Year so we thought it was time to sit back and reflect on an amazing 2014. We have loved every single wedding we have worked on this year, our brides, grooms and their families have been a pleasure to work with. We love seeing weddings come to life throughout the planning process, from the initial concept at the first consultation to the finished result on the wedding day, reliving again when we see the talented work of so many photographers, each of our weddings has been truly uniqiue.This year we have been privileged to work at some fabulous new venues with both new and established wedding suppliers and friends.
Being voted Best Wedding Florist in the West Midlands at the Wedding Industry Awards for the second year running was a real highlight for us, and we enjoyed celebrating with our team and other industry friends.
This post takes you back through a highlight of some of our favourite wedding moments of 2014.
HAIR FLOWERS & FLOWER CROWNS
VOTED BEST WEDDING FLORIST IN THE WEST MIDLANDS
To see these weddings in more detail browse our blog, you will be able to see full details of the weddings and full credits.
The above photos are by the following photographers with our thanks:
Victoria and Richard had a beautiful wedding at Hampton In Arden Church followed by a wonderful reception at Hampton Manor. This summer wedding had a vintage country garden style to it, including highlights of pink, peach and white to complement the mint green bridesmaids dresses.
PEACH AND PINK WEDDING BOUQUETS
For the bridal and bridesmaids bouquets we added highlights of peach and pink flowers which look stunning during the summer months. We used dahlia Cafe au Lait, a mix of vintage roses in creams, soft and deeper pink and peach tones of Magic Avalanche, Pearl Avalanche, scented Kiera garden roses, astrantia, eucalyptus and olive foliage with rosemary for a relaxed look. Long trailing ribbons completed the look.
PEACH BUTTON HOLE
Richard wore a lovely peach rose button hole which looked perfect against his suit jacket and tied in perfectly to Victoria’s bouquet.
PEACH AND PINK BOUQUETS WITH TRAILING RIBBONS
The bridesmaids wore celadon mint green dresses, their bouquets were a smaller version of the bridal bouquet with trailing ribbons.
PEACH FLOWER CROWN
After the church service Victoria changed to wearing a flower crown of mixed summer flowers including peach garden roses which totally suited her relaxed day and vintage country garden style.
This weekend we exhibited at Hampton Manor Wedding Fair. Here at Passion for Flowers we love working at Hampton Manor, not only is it 10 minutes from our floral workshop but the new ceremony barn is just our style. We exhibited within the Birches and showed a rustic glamour style table as well as styling the ceremony.
We used gold candelabra as centrepieces with highlights of nude Quicksand roses, hydrangeas, wax flowers and eucalyptus. Of course we added an eclectic mix of bronze and gold tea light holders for extra candle light.
A COUPLE OF PHOTOS FROM HAMPTON MANOR WEDDING FAIR
Our window shutters table plan was also set up in the entrance and admired by all.
As you may know here at Passion for Flowers we exhibited at The National Wedding Show in Birmingham last weekend, we absolutely loved the whole weekend meeting newly engaged couples and industry friends. We plan our stand months in advance it was amazing to see our visions come to life, we believe all the hard work and planning paid off as we were thrilled to be awarded The Outstanding Exhibitor Award.
We invited Nicola of Daffodil Waves Photography along to take some photos of our stand for those of you who couldn’t make it to the show.
PASSION FOR FLOWERS – A WEDDING FLORISTS STAND
We chose to create a rustic glamour setting for our stand this year, we often work at rustic style wedding venues (barns and farms) and love adding a touch of glamour to the tables mixed in with the natural rustic look.
LONG TABLE WITH A SEA OF FLOWERS AND GOLD CANDELABRA
The long table scape was our main feature this year, we set it for 6 to give an idea of how it could be used at a wedding. More venues are offering long tables for receptions now, or these florals could go along a top table.
The mix of flowers we used on the table were Quicksand roses, Secret Garden roses, Vendela roses, Bombastic spray roses, Café Au Lait dahlias, white ranunculus, white anemones, scabious seed heads, wax flower, brunia, dusty miller and eucalyptus.
Along the back wall we displayed a tall centrepiece in a relaxed style, this could either be used as a centrepiece with a grouping of smaller bronze vases around the base or as a floral display at the wedding ceremony. The table plan is one of our newest and favourite table plans we hire out, we created a floral garland around the arch of the window shutters table plan with blush pink and nude florals in bronze vases running in front of it.
We had two bridal bouquets on display, both tied with glamorous gold ribbon to trail. The first was a blousy loose hand tied bouquet of Café Au Lait dahlias, white ranunculus, dusty miller and white astilbe. The other was a rose bouquet of Quicksand roses, Bombastic spray roses, wax flower and eucalyptus.
On the chair backs we used a couple of chalkboard chair signs from The Wedding of my Dreams, Mr & Mrs as well as Here Comes the Bride. On the other chairs we created floral chair garlands of eucalyptus, ivy, soft ruscus, scabious seed heads and wax flower for a relaxed rustic look.
Each day at the show we wore flower crowns created with a similar mix of flowers we had used elsewhere in the displays.
Here at Passion for Flowers we strategically chose a stand next to the champagne bar, mainly so we could treat ourselves at the end of a busy day! We created table centres for the tables on the champagne bar using soft pastel pinks and creams. The flowers we used in theses centrepieces were Sweet Avalanche roses, Bombastic spray roses, astilbe, wax flower, astrantia and white hydrangeas.
WEDDING MAGAZINE STAND
We also loved creating the garlands for Wedding Magazine’s stand, and made the girls flower crowns to wear throughout the show. The garlands were in keeping with their bright pink logo so we used Kate David Austin roses, lisianthus, Wizard Of Oz dahlias, Harmony dahlias, Blue Curiosa roses, veronica, sedum, astrantia and poppy heads.
We love their comment…
The flowers on the stand were the best we have ever had, and we all LOVED the flower crowns you very kindly made.
If you came along to The National Wedding Show and after meeting us and browsing our website feel Passion for Flowers are the wedding florists for you we would love to hear from you. Get in touch with your wedding details on our contact us page.
When thinking about your choice of flowers, always include blooms with interesting texture. From blowsy peonies to more hardy seed pods, chic succulents to feathery foliage and herbs, there’s nothing better than a bouquet rich with texture.
In addition, if you’re thinking of having props at your wedding – be it a vintage suitcase to collect cards, wooden crates to fill with overflowing blooms or an eclectic mix of bottles and vases, it’s worth checking with your florist if they have any of these items to hire. Many florists spend time scouring reclamation yards and markets for these props – so ask before you go hunting!