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.
Here at Passion for Flowers we enjoy working at different wedding venues across the Midlands and Warwickshire. We are the preferred wedding florist at Ragley Hall and are exhibiting at their wedding showcase this weekend. Come along and see us on Sunday 8th March.
Here are a few of the previous floral displays we have created at Ragley Hall.
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
If you are looking for inspiration for an elegant winter wedding then I thought you would love this one. Hampton Manor plays host to many happy events during the year but it is the home of winter weddings. Hannah and Rick chose the Manor as the setting for their elegant romantic wedding in December.
WINTER WEDDING FLOWERS AT HAMPTON MANOR – BOUQUETS
For an elegant winter wedding forgot the strong Christmas vibes of red and green and embrace the season with the softest of roses, brunia berries, wax flowers and lashing of eucalyptus.
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.
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.
Yesterday I had a lovely day at Hampton Manor wedding fayre. Exhibiting at wedding fayres always gives us a chance to create something new and meet lovely couples excited about their upcoming weddings.
We chose to showcase our floral clouds, these are going to be BIG in 2020. If your venue has somewhere in the ceiling to suspend from we can create a hanging cloud or for centrepieces we can create a floating arrangement over a stand on the table.
What do you think?
NEUTRAL TONES – Dried flowers
So on-trend for 2020, neutral tones and dried flowers. We just love this look. Clear glass and dark bottles of dried stems along the table completed the look.
GREEN & WHITE – Foliage, blossom & roses
For a fresher look, we used fresh foliage and white blossom, roses and tulips. Again a lightweight relaxed loose arrangement floating above the gold stand. Small vases and tea light holders completed the look along the table.
If you need help with florals and styling for your Hamton Manor wedding please get in touch as we would love to help. Karen x
We met Beth and Blair at the Hampton Manor Wedding Fayre and Beth fell in love with our natural flowers and romantic table with soft roses and crystal vases with candlelight for an elegant look for her wedding. At our consultations, we discussed their vision for the day and how we could bring that to life. We also added in ideas to include the white thistle as Blair and a number of the party would be wearing kilts. We were thrilled to hear they had booked Fjona to capture their day, it is always lovely to work with her.
Beth and her maids carried natural bouquets with a soft and natural mix of flowers from her day. The blooms including the blousy Charity rose, Bridesmaid and Quicksand roses, eucalyptus, white thistle, spray roses and frilly lisianthus and with some of the deep-toned dusky pink sedum.
WEDDING CEREMONY BIRCH BACKDROP AT HAMPTON MANOR
Blair eagerly awaits his bride standing in front or the statement backdrop to their wedding ceremony. The scented roses, tumbling foliage and pretty blooms gave the elegant natural touch to this summer wedding.
The aisle was decorated with the softest petals and candlelight. The cutest flower girl and page boy blossomed with their duties on the day. I just loved the kilts.
ELEGANT CENTREPIECES WITH CANDLELIGHT, FOLIAGE AND ROSES
The elegant setting of the Courtyard was decorated with the softest blooms from the day and an abundance of crystal footed vases with candles, smaller votives and candlesticks.
ELEGANT WEDDING CAKE FLOWERS
The elegant cake was decorated with the Charity and quicksand roses and touches for eucalyptus then finished with a ring of foliage around the wooden tree slice. The cake is a key piece to add fresh flowers to and style along with your wedding day, especially visual when the cake is cut later in the evening.
TOP TABLE STYLED WITH CANDLES AND FLORAL GARLAND
As Beth and Blair entered the room to be greeted by family ad friends their top table glowed with candlelight and a foliage and floral garland perfect for their elegant romantic wedding.
Delighted couples are why we work so hard as a team to create beautiful flowers to match their brief perfectly and enhance the setting at Hampton Manor so we loved receiving these comments. ‘Thank you so much for the most wonderful flowers! Hampton Manor took my breath away when I saw it – it looked so beautiful and just how I hoped it would, so thank you so so much. Everyone commented on how stunning it was!
We always love weddings at venues new to us and the chance to create elegant wedding flowers for Jess and Andrew at Hampton Court House was just perfect. We made sure we met at the venue in the planning stages to be sure we knew the venue well when it came to setting up for the wedding.
WHITE BRIDAL BOUQUET
Jess had classic taste and knew she wanted a timeless, elegant rose bouquet. Alabaster roses with their open heads were a stunning choice with lisianthus and spray roses.
WHITE BRIDESMAIDS BOUQUETS
The bridesmaids wore an elegant mix of dresses and carried blousy bouquets.
CEREMONY URNS AT HAMPTON COURT HOUSE
The ceremony room was set up with large urns to frame the ceremony and windows out onto the parkland. Hydrangea,a roses, lisianthus and light touches of foliage kept the look classically elegant.
CREAM BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES FOR AN ELEGANT LOOK
Jess chose her school friends as bridesmaids who all looked dreamy in their elegant full length dresses.
URNS AND VENUE STYLING AT HAMPTON COURT HOUSE
The conservatory led into the gardens and dining room giving the guests a chance to explore the beautiful grounds. The urns framed the arch for an elegant look.
TALL CANDELABRA WEDDING CENTREPIECES AT HAMPTON COURT HOUSE
Guest tables were decorated with tall gold candlelabra with a blousy mix of white and green flowers and foliage from the day. White and green are always an elegant choice and perfect for this venue.
GOLD TABLE NUMBER FRAMES AND MENU HOLDERS
The gold in the room on the chairs, door frames and details was picked up with the table number frames and menu holders. These details will bring your wedding look together so make sure you ask your florist to coordinate the look of your table designs.
TIMELESS ELEGANT TOP TABLE FLOWERS
All eyes were on the top table for the speeches and the wedding party were greeted by a timeless elegant design for their top table.
WEDDING CAKE FLOWERS
Rosie made the most gorgeous cake, the addition of flowers from the day, gold frames and one of the bouquets made for a very pretty cake table.
VENUE STYLING DETAILS, SIGNS & PHOTOS
Jess and Andrew hung photos around the venue of family and friends and added signs for the evening.
We loved being party of Jess and Andrew’s wedding. Jess has been a friend of Gemma’s since early school days and it was wonderful to see a number of our previous wedding couples over the weekend. Thanks also to Jen who came down to help me with the wedding so that Gemma could enjoy being a bridesmaid.
‘We can’t stop looking at the photos and at how incredible the flowers looked. You all worked so hard to make it so utterly perfect for us, thank you.’
Andrew and Jess thanks for your lovely note and for the wonderful bottle of fizz. ‘Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness.
Michael and Julian tied the knot with a moving ceremony in the Birches at Hampton Manor. Their wedding as an emotional fun-filled day beautifully captured by Amy Rose Photography.
The button holes were natural and soft with a mix of foliage and herbs from the day. White roses were added for the grooms and mums.
The groomsmaids carried stunning loose hand tied bouquets overflowing with a mix of scented foliage and white roses Alabaster and Snow Ballet with veronica.
CEREMONY DECOR – MOONGATE BACKDROP, LANTERNS & MORE
The grooms wanted a moongate backdrop to the ceremony.The moongate is the national symbol of Berrmuda and said to bring good luck so we were delighted to create a moongate design for their ceremony. The moongate was decorated with a mix of foliage and white roses for a stunning modern look. White lanterns and bunches of foliage lined the aisle for the grooms to be escorted down by their mum’s.
RECEPTION CENTREPIECES AND DECOR – HAMPTON MANOR
The simplistic modern style was continued into the reception with the moongate backdrop set up behind the top table and a garland of eucalyptus foliage with white hydrangea for impact together with roses and baby’s breath.
Guest tables had a light dressing of foliage and white baby’s breath with candlelight and white and green stationery continuing the look.
FOLIAGE SKIRT FOR WEDDING CAKE
The stunning cake created by Ben The Cakeman appeared to be floating on our foliage skirt another modern touch incoporated into this stylish wedding.
MOONGATE BACKDROP IN MORE DETAIL
The circular moongate symbolizing good luck and ever lasting love is a favourite for wedding backdrop. Its clean lines work well with plenty of green foliage and white flowers or it can be decorated to suit any wedding style.
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.
Kristen and Jo have a strong eye for detail and were an absolute pleasure to work with. Their elegant, stylish wedding is so beautifully captured in the wonderful setting of Hampton Manor.
Button Holes for Groomsmen
Kristen and his boys sported buttonholes of Silver Lace spray rose with eucalyptus to look dapper with their navy suits and ties. I just love Kristen’s bow tie look and the elegant name tags created for the buttonholes.
Jo’s bridal bouquet was a mix of large Four Seasons roses, Fifth Avenue and Silver Lace spray roses with touches of Astrantia and grey eucalyptus populus to frame and trail.The Maid of Honour, young bridesmaid and flower girl carried smaller bouquets with the same pretty mix of blooms.
Ceremony in The Birches – Birch Arch Backdrop
The Birches was the place to welcome guests to Jo and Kristen’s Wedding Ceremony, just look at the stylish signage and graphics for this wedding with the elegant copper tones, with a highlight of flowers and foliage to decorate.
The ceremony took place in front of a Birch Arch Backdrop elegantly dressed with foliage and the softest of blooms. The aisle was lit with candles in copper and glass lanterns with a touch of eucalyptus and the ceremony table where the couple sign the register was dressed with elegant foliage and flowers.
Reception Flowers at Hampton Manor – Long Tables
The long tables were set for the guests with geometric candle holders and copper candlesticks to give a soft glow to Elizabeth Court. Tall elegant arrangements added height to the central table while the top table framed by the Birch Arbour gave an elegant backdrop for the happy duo. The wedding was such a special day enjoyed by family and friends.
I am thrilled to show such candid moments of such a happy day. I have just received the most moving of notes from Jo and Kristen
‘ We just want to thank you so much for all your hard work and creativity on our wedding day. The bouquets, buttonholes, the archway and all of the styling were absolutely stunning! We couldn’t have dreamt of it being any better – so elegant and stylish – all thanks to you!
You are so lovely Karen, and made us both feel at ease with your friendly and calming nature. We were so glad that you were a big part of our special day.’
So if you are looking for a florist and stylist for your wedding at Hampton Manor please do get in touch, we would love to work with you.
Wedding styles are always evolving and we have been creating deconstructed arches for a number of our weddings over the last year or so. To learn a few more tricks of the trade especially creating with no floral foam I enjoyed a couple of days with Sabine Darrall earlier this year. These images show the beauty we can create. Personally, I love the natural green and white of the first image perfect for a foliage-filled wedding.
I just love this romantic look with the combination of the softest blush pink roses, scented lilac , amelanchier and blousy hydrangeas perfect for a spring wedding.
The final image shows how colour can transform the look with strong pink tones and a garden bench.
If you are looking for statement flowers for your wedding please get in touch we would love to be the florist for your wedding. Karen x
The setting at Hampton Manor for the summer wedding of Sophie and Chris was a delight to decorate. Scented roses, stocks, spray roses, ranunculus and lisianthus with a mix of herbs and foliage filled the room for this elegant wedding.
TALL WEDDING CENTREPIECES – GOLD FLORAL STANDS
Tall wedding centrepieces are forever elegant and allow a clear view for guests whilst creating an amazing wow factor as you enter the room. Bringing in the gold twist with the beautiful dog table names was such a cute personal detail for Sophie and Chris.
,STUNNING ASYMMETRIC ARCH BEHIND TOP TABLE BACKDROP
The asymmetric arch behind the top table framed the newlyweds for the speeches and created the most beautiful midsummer floral backdrop for their day.
Thank you so much Sophie and Chris for your kind words and for sharing your beautiful day captured by Dominique so well.
‘I just wanted to send you a very quick note to say, that no amount of words can express how happy and grateful and generally full of joy I was (still am) at the absolutely stunning flowers you created on Saturday! I wanted to tell you that what you created was truly magical and we are forever grateful!’
And that’s what makes our wedding work so worthwhile. Wonderful clients, brilliant venues and a great team. Karen x