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!”
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.
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
We love working with venues on editorial shoots and this opportunity with The Brand Studio Co and a very talented team of suppliers was a great collaboration. For the glass room a modern green palette offset with gold and brass created a lush look bringing the outside
Candlesticks and lanterns were added along the table from The Wedding of my Dreams. The green foliage canopies on the long tables brought a sense of drama to the space offering a very different look for a modern couple.
We love working with venues on editorial shoots and this opportunity with The Brand Studio Co and a very talented team of suppliers was a great collaboration. The white and green palette was modern and timeless.
Light came streaming in through the windows and the top table was decorated with footed bowls filled with flowers and a mixture of lanterns, candlesticks and votives set out the lightest touch of eucalyptus foliage.
It is lovely to see Moxhull Hall using some of these images in their new brochure and on their website inspiring couples to come and see their wonderful venue. If you are looking for a florist please get in touch.
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.
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.
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
Last winter we were lucky enough to be involved in this stunning winter wedding at Hampton Manor. We were thrilled to see it featured recently on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings Blog too. Hannah and Adam were married late November so opted for an enchanted forest winter wedding.
Enchanted Forest Winter Ceremony Backdrop
Hannah’s large wild bouquet was predominantly foliage with touches of deep red and featured protea and trailing ribbons. Candles in glass cylinders lined the aisle and we created a backdrop to frame the couple as they said their I Do’s.
Long Guest Tables Winter Wedding Styling
Within Elizabeth’s Court we added touches of floral decor all around. We decorated the bespoke table plan and provided gold vases for the bouquets to sit in during the meal to create extra floral decorations. We laid foliage down the length of the tables with candles spread out for a romantic wintery glow.
Not every centrepice has to be tall, in fact more and more of our couples are opting for low centrepieces. Low doesn’t mean any less WOW, footed bowls can look stunning on tables and I often design them with flowers cascading over the brim for a really full look.
At Hampton Manor I recently showed some spring designs in footed bowls. I displayed the same designs on both the bare wooden tables and clothed tables, deciding whether or not you have linen on your tables can really transform the look of the room so this is a great way to see how the same centrepiece can look different simply based on the linen and chairs.
Low Footed Bowls – A Classic Look
For the more traditional, classic look I placed 3 low centrepieces down the length of the table. Bronze candlesticks, vases and tealight holders filled in the spaces between the footed bowls for an elegant look. Hampton Manor had clothed the tables and used their Chiavari chairs for a more classic look.
Low Footed Bowls – A Rustic / Industrial Look
Here I have used the same design footed bowls, candlesticks and bronze vases but this time they are displayed on Hampton Manor’s new wooden tables and leather chairs. You can see how the bare tables really transform the look for a more rustic/industrial vibe. Both options are available at Hampton Manor.
Co-ordinating Top Table Design
To co-ordinate the room the top table had one low footed bowl in the centre with loose foliage laid along the length of the table as well as bronze candlesticks and tealights.
If you have chosen long guest tables you just can’t beat the classic look of a garland flowing the entire length of the table. I created these garlands for Hampton Manor’s recent wedding fair on their new wooden tables, which I just love.
For this design I opted for no floral foam, using a mix of foliage, roses, ranunculus and spring blooms down the length of the table. Candlesticks were entwined into the design and to finish off the wooden tables I added a natural cotton table runner and brass name place settings. If you love this idea but have chosen round tables we could still incorporate this into your table design.