I am back! This weekend was my first wedding of the year and it felt so good to be back doing what I love. Kate and Chris had a micro wedding with 15 people and it was beautiful. They were married in the village church opposite the family home. I created natural style Church flowers for them, a delicate flower crown and a bouquet to compliment Kate’s stunning dress.
The flowers were left decorating the church as a sign of hope for everyone to see.
“Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the most beautiful wedding flowers! I couldn’t believe how perfect they were for our style and everyone commented on how lovely they all looked.
Thank you again for being a part of our day and I’m so glad we were still able to have you.
We really had the best time, being smaller made it so special and we wouldn’t have changed a thing!”
Looking back through the archives and had to share this intimate wedding with you. Every now and then time stops still to celebrate a wonderful marriage of two people so in love. I first met Ellie and Matt when they were down in Birmingham looking at venues for their wedding. They had strong ideas on the feel they hoped to create and took time to find venues and their wedding team.
The Oratory was such a special place for the wedding ceremony and for their initmate gathering of loved ones. In contrast the urban feel of The Church Inn in Birmingham gave us scope to create a great backdrop for their wedding celebrations. They loved the Brooklyn Inspired feel of urban places. Throughout the planning Ellie was happy to let us offer advice and we worked together beautifully to create this amazing moment in time.
The bridesmaids wore beautiful white dresses individually chosen and we created loose half flower crowns for their hair flowers. Simple, understated but elegant bringing in soft blues, nude, white and stronger purple tones. The hair was styled by our friend Natalie at Bridal Hair Specialists.
For a simple but stunning look the girls wore beautifully created wrist corsages keeping to the tones of the day, with astrantia, wax flower and snippets of garden greenery. Ellie looked stunning in her Sarah Willard Couture designed dress.
Ellie’s bridal bouquet was designed with her dress and personal style in mind. I love brides giving us freedom to work our magic on their flowers and Ellie fell in love with her bridal bouquet. This loose hand tied design included clematis to trail, a mix of roses, astrantia, lilac, tulips, wax flower, amni and helebores with a mix of garden forages for added texture. I just love her gloves to complete her look.
The button holes were a mix of quicksand roses, wax flower, some with delicate blue snippets of hydrangea. I love this image of Matt with his button hole.
CHURCH DECORATION – CANDLES DOWN THE AISLE
The Oratory is an amazing space and candles down the aisle in all shapes and sizes create the perfect look. It felt like an Italian church with the wonderful architecture and we decided that flowers in church would not do it justice and agreed with Ellie and Matt to go all out for candlelight. The service was so personal and on entering the church the magic and love could be felt.
HAND HELD ARCH
Love this idea for a hand held arch for the couple.
For the gathering after the formal part of the day Ellie knew she wanted hanging flowers to create a wow factor over the drinks table and as a backdrop to speeches and photos. An exhuberant mix of trailing foliage, large hydrangea blooms, trailing amaranthus, tulips threaded through the frame and scented wax flowers brought the room to life.
This winter wedding at Hampton Manor was a delight from start to finish. With so many amazing floral features. We have posted part 1 (the bouquets and deconstructed arch at Hampton in Arden church). Now we bring you Rachel and James and their stunning winter reception at Hampton Manor. The Courtyard was transformed by candlelight,flowers and foliage. Guests entered an enchanted winter wonderland for the wedding breakfast and evening celebrations. The room felt warm and full of love as guests and family celebrated together.
Tall Gold Stands & Candles for an Enchanted Winter Wedding at Hampton Manor
Our brief for the Courtyard was elegant,dreamy and candlelit. The Courtyard tables were filled with a mix of white candles running the full length of the tables. Relaxed foliage softened the tables whilst tall gold stands bedecked with foliage and the softest of blooms added richness and elegance to the scene. The deconstructed arch from church was moved and then rebuilt and extended to create the most amazing backdrop to the top table, our team worked tirelessly to transform this into an Enchanted Winter Wedding at Hampton Manor.
We cannot believe how the flowers both at the Church and Hampton Manor formed the most beautiful backdrop to the whole day – even in my planning dreams I couldn’t have foreseen how perfectly you and your team would deliver for us!!!
It was a dull dreary damp December day brought to life by all those who took part and supported us on that day. It was truly magical and I thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!
Big Hugs xx
If you are planning a winter wedding at Hampton Manor we would love to create a wonderful setting for your day.
If you are looking for winter wedding inspiration take a look at this stunning winter wedding. Hampton Manor is the perfect setting for a winter wedding, it doesn’t matter what the weather is doing outside, the house is magical, fires will be lit to keep you cosy and we can really help you to transform The Courtyard into an enchanted winter wonderland (see part 2).
The bride Rachel and her bridesmaids looked absolutely stunning in their blush dresses, we created bouquets with scented roses in blush and nude. The whole look was one of elegance, the colours being soft and tonal. The flowers included Earl Grey roses, quicksand and akito roses.
Deconstructed Arch Hampton in Arden Church
In the family’s words ‘It’s All about the Arch’. So that was our brief and what our amazing team created. This arch brought magic to the church in winter and created the most stunning backdrop for Rachel and James to exchange their vows.
Whilst the service was taking place we were busy putting the finishing touches to the Courtyard to make that magical for the arrival of the wedding party.
I loved the message from our bride Rachel and her kind gift on the wedding morning. As Rachel and James are based overseas her lovely Mum Mandy and I had been working together on this beautiful wedding. Nothing was left to chance for this special couple and their loving family.
Thanks for all the planning and plotting with Mum over the last 12 months. I have been looking forward to seeing my bouquet and all the wonderful things you two have been discussing. I have always loved Marianne’s wedding flowers that you create for her and dreamed one day I would have similar. Big thanks and wishing you and your team a lovely Christmas. Rachel
At Passion for Flowers we love weddings over the winter period and loved creating flowers for this elegant and timeless wedding at Compton Verney. Katie and Jason enjoyed a church wedding with family and friends.
Compton Verney Wedding – What A Beautiful Backdrop Compton Verney is certainly elegant and timeless and makes a wonderful backdrop to wedding photos. In fact there are so many wonderful places to capture those special moments to treasure. Just take a look at some of these stunning images.
Bouquets & Confetti
Nothing says wedding more than a confetti shot. We love freeze dried natural confetti for its delicate look. Katie and her girls carried bountiful bouquets with eucalyptus foliage and the softest David Austin Kiera and Tess roses, Quicksand and bombastic spray roses with snippets of scented Genista in the softest pink.
The Adams Hall has dramatic windows, ceiling and doors and tall centrepieces continue the drama. Gold floral stands had an overflowing decoration of textured foliage and scented blooms a beautiful contrast to the all white room. No candles are permitted as the venue is a museum and art gallery but to bring some sparkle we added hanging baubles to the stands and delicate LED lights to the low table decorations and vases.
Moongate Backdrop for Top Table at Compton Verney
The moongate created a symbolic circle of love behind the top table to frame the couple.
These images of our first wedding of the year in February bring much needed happiness and show how beautiful a winter wedding can be.
Please get in touch if you are needing to postpone your wedding and we can help you create a beautiful day with warmth and wonder.
James and Keeley invited us to step in to flower their wedding at the last minute and we were delighted to work with them to create a wonderful day.
Keeley was overjoyed with her bouquet. She sent us some initial ideas of styles she liked and we created her hand tied, loose organic style bouquet, with a soft and natural mix of flowers. The style of bouquet looked perfect with her Ronald Joyce bridal gown.
The elegant look continued with the bridesmaids and their bouquets with trailing silk ribbon.
Bunches of roses hung from the wooden pews as Keeley and James made their wedding vows.
WEDDING RECEPTION DECORATIONS – HAMPTON MANOR
The Welcome sign dressed with a flourish of foliage and flowers welcomed guests to the terrace at Hampton Manor.
TALL GOLD STANDS – WEDDING CENTREPIECES
The softest blush pink runners created softness to the tables whilst the tall gold stands added height and drama to the tables. Candlelight and small vases with flowers completed the look. The bottles of Limencello were a welcome gift.
TOP TABLE FLOWERS
The intimate sweetheart table was covered in flowers and candlelight for this elegant couple. The beautiful cake by Nina at Beanies Bakery was decorated with blooms from the day and Keeley chose to add her bouquet to the cake table.
If you are looking for stunning wedding flowers for your day at Hampton Manor do get in touch to discuss details.
Hannah and Joel were married in church followed by a wedding reception at the lovely Shustoke Farm Barns, one of our favourite places.
BRIDAL PARTY FLOWERS – BOUQUETS, BUTTONHOLES & FLOWER CROWNS
A touch of rustic was added to the button holes with lisianthus wax flower, thistle and foliage finished with twine. The most beautiful scented garden roses graced the bouquets while the bridesmaids wore delicate flower crowns to tie in with the button holes. Delivering on the day is always an exciting time seeing the delight when our bride finally sees her wedding coming together.
LITTLE ASTON CHURCH FLOWERS
The church at Little Aston is so pretty with beautiful welcome posies added to the church gate and decorating the altar.
The bridesmaids dresses were so dreamy with their bouquets of garden roses including cafe latte and kiera picking up the blush pink tones. The hair crowns made a simple addition to pull the elegant look together.
SHUSTOKE BARN ENTRANCE TABLES
The entrance tables were decorated with a lovely mix of flowers and family photos with the all-important order of the day to keep your guests on time.
HANGING FLOWER GLOBES AT SHUSTOKE BARN
To make the most of the barn we added an oversized hanging flower globe with a selection of foliage and delphiniums for a statement piece.
MILK CHURNS AND TABLE PLANS
The milk churn with relaxed flowers and foliage filled the entrance with a beautiful scent from the roses.
OVAL TOP TABLE CENTREPIECES
The oval top table was decorated with a footed bowl with cascading blooms and foliage from the day to create the perfect look for this table. A mix of tea lights in complementary tones completed the look with our frames for the table names.
RUSTIC ELEGANT LOW CENTREPIECES
With the style of food in the barn a low centrepiece was chosen with a rustic elegant flower and foliage arrangement set around a central lantern with tea lights to add a further glow to the tables.
STYLING UPSTAIRS IN THE BARN
There is space upstairs add the barn to continue with personal touches, framed photos, hanging decorations and even a chill out tipi for the youngest of guests.
NAKED WEDDING CAKE WITH ROSES
Our friend at Buttercream and Dreams made the most beautiful of cakes for Hannah and Joel. We selected the stunning blooms to finish the look. I just love the macaroons nestled on the cake in the wonderful toning colours.
If you need help with florals and styling for your Shustoke Farm wedding please get in touch as we would love to help. Karen x
Lucy and Jake had a wonderful elegant wedding at Hampton Manor at the end of May. Lucy’s brief was white flowers and green foliage with a hint of Italian influences. For the wedding day we selected the most beautiful white peonies with eucalyptus, olive and pistache.
ELEGANT WHITE AND GREEN BOUQUETS
The bouquets were oh so elegant for this wedding.
ELEGANT WHITE ROSE BUTTON HOLES
Small white rose buds teamed with olive created elegant button holes for the boys.
ELEGANT BLACK TIE GROOMSMEN
Black tie for the groomsmen works wonderfully with simple understated buttonholes.
CHURCH FLOWERS HAMPTON IN ARDEN
The aisle at Hampton Church was dressed with bunches of olive and trailing ribbons for an elegant look.
HAMPTON MANOR WEDDING CENTREPIECES – TOP TABLE
Elegant gold stands overflowing with lush foliage and peonies with ranunculus decorated the top table. The full length of the table was then dressed with a full foliage garland with scatterings of white flowers growing through.
LONG TABLE GARLANDS HAMPTON MANOR, WHITE & GREEN
The long guest tables had a mix of foliage entwined down the centre of the table with a mix of white flowers to finish. Candles completed this very elegant look.
TALL FLORAL STANDS AT HAMPTON MANOR
As the room was turned around for the evening entertainment the tall floral stands with candles around the base continued the elegance of the day.
A stunning shoot I worked on earlier in the year in the lovely Compton Verney wedding venue, an art gallery in a Grade I Georgian mansion surrounded by stunning parklands and lake played. Compton Verney is a special wedding venue for me as my son is getting married here next summer. The Adam Hall is the jewel of the Compton Verney estate. Featuring large picture windows, marble floor, ornate pillars and high ceilings, it exudes timeless elegance.
I worked on this shoot with a number of talented local wedding suppliers, we provided an epic floral backdrop made from dried bulrushes, foliage and pampas grass using brass vases and lanterns from our sister site The Wedding of my Dreams. I also made a loose hand tied bouquet featuring hand-dyed ribbons from Little Acorn Silks, which looked delicate and simple creating a modern, minimalist look.
A wedding fair is an opportunity to meet newly engaged couples, existing clients and to show our skills at decorating a venue. We loved the opportunity to decorate the Palladian style chapel at Compton Verney as well as decorating in the Adam Hall and Art Gallery.
The Chapel – Pampas Grass Aisle Decoration, Deconstructed Arch
The Chapel was restored lovingly and is now a most beautiful space for a ceremony. We designed a deconstructed arch to frame the ceremony with a naturally inspired mix of foliage, pampas grass, quicksand roses and delicate nigella. The aisle decoration flowed along the aisle with a relaxed walkway of foliage, amaranthus, quicksand roses and pampas grass.
Tall White & Green Centrepiece, White Floral Stand
The elegant Adam Hall with its tall ceiling benefits from tall centrepieces. For a classic, elegant look we designed the arrangements with masses of green foliage and wedding favourites scented garden roses, spray roses, ammi and lisianthus. For a spring look we added alliums and blossom. The white floral stand is the perfect height to allow guests to see each other across the table and is also available in gold, and copper to work with your wedding colours. Small white vases with single stems add interest at table height.
Moongate Backdrop & Bud Vase Window Display
The moongate was decorated with a delicate eucalyptus foliage for a light display keeping the look fresh and inviting. Buds vases placed along the table with roses, amaranthus and dried delphiniums continued the look. The moongate back drop is perfect for a ceremony or behind a top table, sweetheart table or to frame the cake table.
We love autumn wedding colours and were delighted when Kate and Al chose us to be the florist for their elegant autumn wedding. We worked on a brief of mixed metallics, bronze, copper and gold with candlelight, burgundy red, emerald, dusky pinks and touches of peach.
FREE FORM WEDDING BOUQUETS – AUTUMN WEDDING COLOURS
Kate suited a natural free form wedding bouquet with a mix of autumn colours. Deep peach Juliet roses, dark burgundy red Black Bacarra and Quicksand roses with dahlia and kangaroo paw for added texture with stocks, hypericum berries, frilly lisianthus and eucalyptus.
The bridesmaids bouquets suited their elegant emerald green Ghost dresses and by choosing the same colours for the bride and her bridesmaids bouquets the look is pulled together effortlessly.
HAMPTON IN ARDEN CHURCH WEDDING – BRONZE TALL VASES & CANDLE LIGHT
For an Autumn wedding bronze tall vases filled with a mix of flowers and foliage from the day created a beautiful backdrop for the church wedding at Hampton in Arden church. Candle light was used on the windowsills and down the aisle to give a warm look to the church.
CENTREPEICES: BRONZE FLORAL STANDS WITH FOLIAGE & FEATHERS
The long tables were dressed with bronze floral stands with foliage and feathers with hanging baubles and foliage along the length of the table intertwined around a mix of gold, copper and bronze votives. These colours work well with the venue decor including the stunning chandelier in Elizabeth’s Court.
CENTREPIECES: BRONZE TALL VASES ALONG LONG TABLES
The centrepiece bronze tall vases looked elegant on the long tables with a lush arrangement with dahlia, Juliet, Black Bacarra and Quicksand roses, deep toned fluffy hydrangea and plenty of foliage with kangaroo paw and hyericum berries for an autumn wedding.
NAKED WEDDING CAKE
Soft Quicksand and deep burgundy black bacarra roses decorated the naked wedding cake and Kate laid her bouquet to the side.
Thank you for sharing your photos to inspire our couples, we loved working with this couple of create their wedding flowers and styling at Hampton Manor and for your lovely words.
‘I just wanted to email to say thank you so much for Saturday – the flowers were incredible, better than we could have imagined! The church and Elizabeth Court looked stunning too! So much work must have gone into getting everything ready and we are very grateful for that.
Kate & Al xxx ‘
Fiona and Nick chose to hold the wedding ceremony at Princethorpe College followed by a reception at Shustoke Farm Barns.
BUTTON HOLES WITH TWINE
Natural twine was used on the cute button holes to add a rustic twist with spray roses, tiny succulents and a snippet of eucalyptus.
DUSKY PINK AND WHITE PEONY BOUQUETS
Peony season is always a treat for the senses and these bouquets full of scented peonies, roses with added textures looked great for a dusky pink and white colour scheme. The bouquets had the addition of feathery astilbe, succulents and spray roses to create a beautiful mixed summer bouquet.
WEDDING CEREMONY AT PRINCETHORPE
The chapel at Princethorpe was a grand setting for the wedding ceremony and suited lush, natural flowers on wooden stands to frame the couple.
SHUSTOKE BARNS WEDDING RECEPTION
The entrance at Shustoke is great for a bridal party shot with the mix of rustic bouquets and posies for the bride and her girls.
FLOWER GLOBE HANGING BALLS AT SHUSTOKE BARN
We always suggest a hanging installation at Shustoke and this flower globe was a stunner, masses of eucalyptus and blousy hydrangea give a perfect welcome for guests that can be enjoyed all day.
RUSTIC STYLE FLOWERS AT SHUSTOKE BARN
Welcoming guests a rustic crate with relaxed flowers and foliage continued the look. It is always key to keep your look going throughout the day and this was a lovely welcome after the church service. The oval top table continued this look with a beautiful mix of flowers and foliage the full length of the table.
Thank you Fiona and Nick for sharing these photos of your wedding and for our friends at We Are The Clarkes for capturing their day so beautifully xx
Catie and Sion chose Birtsmorton Church and Court for their elegant winder wonderland wedding with white silver and green colours and highlights of burgundy red.
TRAILING BRIDAL BOUQUET – DEEP RED WINTER TONES
Catie’s elegant wedding dress suited a neat, trailing bouquet. Natural flowers we included were a mix of roses, lisianthus, petite larch cones, and sprigs of eucalyptus to add a trail to the bouquet. Her choice of bouquet was also dear to her as her mother carried an elegant trailing bouquet at her own wedding.
Winter button holes included a touch of larch cone for a wintry look.
CHURCH CEREMONY AT BIRTSMORTON COURT
The church entrance was decorated with a bespoke white welcome sign, silver lanterns and bunches of local mistletoe. Inside this country estate church the tall candlesticks were decorated with flowers & foliage tied with deep burgundy ribbon. Tall silver candelabra decorated with flowers from the day made a wonderful frame for the wedding ceremony. The beautiful deer were a personal touch bringing back memories for Catie and her mother.
CENTREPIECES AT BIRTSMORTON COURT – CANDELABRA & FOOTED BOWLS
The winter elegance continued at Birtsmorton Court with elegant silver candelabra and footed bowls filled with a relaxed mix of blooms and foliage from the day. The top table was framed by the tall candelabra with an elegant central arrangement and a mix of vases and votives were added.
EXTRA FLORAL DETAILS – TABLE PLAN GARLAND
The table plan mirror continued the look with a garland of foliage and flowers from the day bringing colour to the look.
We loved creating the flowers for Catie and Sion and were delighted to receive their note of thanks
‘Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all you did for our wedding on Saturday! The flowers were just incredible, we really could not have wished for any better! It made our day truly special.’
Alexia and Michael had a flower-filled wedding in Spring this year sharing the day with their families and friends. Honeymoon tulips and avalanche roses filled the day.
The bride chose an all-white colour palette with a mix of scented garden roses for the bouquets.
The groom chose buttonholes finished with twine and an elegant rose with just a touch of foliage, a perfect choice with his navy suit and pink tie.
Hampton Manor – Long Tables of glass vases and candlelight – all white flowers
Elizabeth Court at Hampton Manor looked gorgeous with an all-white scheme for the top table and the long guest tables. A mixture of glass vases were filled with spring tulips, spray roses and garden roses, the aroma was wonderful and guests all admired the room. Candles completed the look.
Urns from Church later moved to Hampton Manor
The Greek church was a stunning venue for the marriage ceremony with its blue interior and wonderful ceiling. As the church has so much decoration large urns were added to frame the ceremony. These were later moved to Hampton Manor to be part of the top table decoration.
Alexia sent a lovely note which is always appreciated.
Thank you for the beautiful flowers – the room at Hampton Manor looked lovely and it was so nice being able to give everyone a bunch of flowers in the morning
So we always love an epic wedding and thought you would love to see more of this amazing wedding at Longbourn Barn Kineton, one of our favourite’s of the year.
Longbourn Barn Kineton Wedding
We were thankful when Meg and her Mum came to meet us to ask us to create the florals for this gorgeous flower filled wedding. We visited Longbourn Barn together and fell in love with the setting. It offers a space where couples can stamp their mark on it for their wedding day set in the most amazing Warwickshire countryside.
Meg and Tom started their wedding day with a church ceremony with their beautiful daughter taking centre stage. The couple remained radiant and happy throughout their day and all the joy in their lives came together for all to see. We created a bountiful and full bouquet for Meg to carry.
Longbourn Barn Kineton Organ Room
Longbourn Barn has plenty of unexpected features, here the Organ Room is perfect for displaying the bouquets, in addition to her bridal bouquet we created bouquets for Meg’s 6 stylish bridesmaids. Pillar candles added to the romance perfect for this setting.
Wedding Gin Barn, Longbourn Barn
At our first site meeting we heard that Meg and her Mum were looking to create their own bar and had found an old pink van which they were going to transform into an amazing gin bar. Little did we know at the time how epic this transformation was and that it would be featured on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces. We were delighted to add some finishing touches to the look with the personalised sign from our sister site The Wedding of my Dreams.
Longbourne Barn Kineton, Wedding Reception
In the run up to the wedding Meg, Tom and the assembled team of helpers worked tirelessly to ensure nothing was left undone. We just loved creating the florals for inside the barn including the table designs. The large barn could carry off large statement florals set on high rose gold risers. Elegant candle light was added to the tables and the round tables were set with lush florals around an elegant rose gold hurricane vase. Meg had collected so many gorgeous pieces and the geometric marble chargers were a great look for the tables.
This epic wedding was full of surprises and we knew of one little secret that the bride and her mum had kept from everyone. Meg had not one but two stunning wedding gowns and totally rocked the world when she surprised everyone when she walked down from the hay loft in her second amazing dress. This brought tears of joy to everyone’s eye and the party started in earnest.
Acrylic Wedding Seating Plan
The acrylic wedding seating plan was set as a welcome for guests once inside the barn and enabled everyone to find their seat with ease and style.
Meg and Tom
It was a pleasure to create the flowers for your wedding at Longbourn Barn, you rocked your day and are the most beautiful couple.