Real Wedding – Wedding Cake Toppers, Cake Flags & Bunting

Cam and Sarah were married at Ettington Park, we just love their mint green and peach colour scheme. After the ceremony they had an afternoon tea party, the tables were piled high with home baked cookies and sweet treats which looked so delicious and we were thrilled to see a few of our wedding cake toppers. They had chosen our sister company, Passion for Flowers for their florals and the reception tables had an eclectic mix of glass bottles in the centre with an abundance of peach and cream blooms. Photography by Xander & Thea.

Wedding Cake Toppers – Cupcake flags from washi tape

Cam and Sarah made their own little flags for the sweet treats on their dessert table. These flags are made from our decorative washi tape and canape flags, find out how to make the cupcake flags here. Dotted in and around the home made paper flags were a few of our rustic flags tied with twine. We love the selection of sweet treats on offer.

They hung hessian just married bunting from the front of the dessert table for an extra touch.

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Wedding Cake Toppers – Mini Bunting

Their wedding cake was a stack of miniature cakes, the top tier had a slightly larger cake for cutting. We think the the mr and mrs cake topper bunting looks fab with peach roses. mr and mrs bunting wedding cake topper mr and mrs cake topper bunting peach mint green wedding cake

Wedding Table Decorations

The room was filled with white paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling, what an impact as guests enter the room! Then table decorations were quite simple with an eclectic mix of glass bottles, vases and jars. They used a few of our larger sweetie jars as vases which work really well for this look. Scattered around the venue on bookshelves and window sills were more floral decorations, flowers in jam jars wrapped in hessian and little succulents in jam jars. Extra little touches included our let the love grow stickers.

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See more photos from this wedding over on Passion for Flowers blog.

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The Wedding of my Dreams Stand At The National Wedding Show

Last week The Wedding of my Dreams were at The National Wedding Show. We helped out our sister company Passion for Flowers on their exhibition stand at the Birmingham show. Here are just a few photos of our stand at The National Wedding Show – beautiful flowers by Passion for Flowers and of course lots of details and wedding decorations available here at The Wedding of mu Dreams.

Rustic Chic Wedding Table at The National Wedding Show passion for flowers the national wedding show wedding florist

To create our rustic chic table we used a stone and metal urns as the centrepieces, these had stunning arrangements by Passion for Flowers.  These were all set out on a plank of wood running down the centre of the table to add to the rustic feel. Our bark tea light holders we used as tiny vases and tea light holders spread along the table. The scented candles in flowerpots were admired by almost everyone who walked by, the scent was amazing. advice for the bride and groom altenative wedding guest book  The place settings were set on slate tiles, these were old roof tiles we had collected. The napkin was tied in hessian and lace with a small bunch of rosemary and a vintage pink rose. The wedding favours were succulents in glass jars, with personalised ‘let the love grow’ stickers on them. (Keep an eye out as these will soon be available to buy online from our site). Each place setting also had an advice for the bride and groom card for guests to fill in as an alternative wedding guest book and a bud vase name card holder. The chair backs were floral garlands, these would look fab on the bride and groom’s chair. bark tea light holders bark vases scented candles in terracotta pots   Above the rustic table we hung vintage dusky pink roses on invisible wire. Passion for Flowers would usually hang these from trees at outdoor weddings or within the venue at key areas. The bouquet displayed on this table used the same mix of flowers as the urns, the bouquet wrap was made from our hessian and was finished off with an antique style key. passion for flowers the national wedding show wedding florist (17) passion for flowers the national wedding show wedding florist

American Style Wedding Post Box

We used our American vintage inspired mail box to hold all our brochures and leaflets. american style vintage mail box wedding cards box

 Vintage Glamour Wedding Table at The National Wedding Show

Our vintage glamour table was a strong contrast to our rustic chic table. We used light and airy colours and flowers. David Austin Roses mixed with fountain grass and daisies created a summer time feel. Down the centre of the table we used Passion for Flowers collection of vintage crystal glass decanters, cake plates and vases – these have been found from various charity shops. Within the mix we also used our dainty mercury silver vases, ribbed tea light holders and mercury silver candle sticks. passion for flowers the national wedding show wedding florist passion for flowers the national wedding show wedding florist

The place settings were and elegant crystal bowl with a Juliet David Austin Rose, our fork place card holders tied in well with the look. passion for flowers the national wedding show wedding florist passion for flowers the national wedding show wedding florist (16)

Another floral chair back on this table, this time with David Austin Roses, it really did look beautiful. The hessian chair back was made from our hessian. hessian chair backs wedding

Extra Wedding Decorations & Details

Along the back wall we used Passion for Flowers collection of apothecary bottles as escort cards, each bottle had a single stem and a luggage tag around the neck with the guests name and table number on. passion for flowers the national wedding show wedding florist

Hanging against the back wall were two flower wreaths, these would usually be hung on a gate at the entrance to a church or on a door.Our sprinkle me and throw me confetti bags were filled with ivory confetti petals and displayed in a basket on the crates that created our back wall. We used this area to display Passion for Flowers button holes, bouquets and flower crowns / flower circlets. bud vase name card holders mini milk bottles paper straws confetti bags sprinkle me throw me     passion for flowers the national wedding show wedding florist   passion for flowers the national wedding show wedding florist

Stone Urns at the Wedding Theatre

Passion for Flowers were asked to decorate the wedding theatre with their stone urns, they were relaxed arrangements using green and white. passion for flowers the national wedding show wedding florist Thanks for visiting us at The National Wedding Show, and if you missed us we hope we inspired you with our photos. passion for flowers the national wedding show wedding florist    www.passionforflowers.net shop this look copy

 

 
 
       

Dahlias Wedding Flowers ~ Get To Know Your Wedding Flowers

We have taken a little break from our flower posts recently as Karen over at Passion for Flowers has been super busy with the summer weddings. This week we are back with everything you need to know about having dahlias as wedding flowers. Dahlias work well for summer weddings and come in different shapes, sizes and colours so can suit many styles of weddings.

Over to Karen of Passion for Flowers to tell us more.

Dahlias Wedding Flowers

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What season are dahlias available in?

Dahlias are available from July to November. British grown dahlias are great for brides wanting to use home grown flowers.

What style of wedding do dahlias work with?

Dahlias are an old fashioned garden flower which is now very much in vogue, great for a country garden wedding, rustic or just picked natural look. I first fell in love with dahlias when enjoying The Cutting Garden courses at Perch Hill with Sarah Raven.

Would dahlias look good in a bridal bouquet?

At Passion for Flowers we love using dahlias in bridal bouquets, the soft blush shades of Wizard of Oz Dahlia are perfect in mixed bouquets for a country garden look with soft roses, lisianthus, astrantia and hypericum berries. For a just picked or hedgerow style bouquet then opt for large cream dahlia with a mix of grasses, veronica, campanula and foliage.  Wizard of Ox Dahlias also combine well with blousy illusion roses, eupatorium, and veronica hand tied with twine.

dahlias pink wedding bouquets

Source: 1 Mixed Pink Bouquet of Wizard Of Oz Dahlias,  2 Natural Wedding Bouquet Large White Dahlia 3 Mixed Bouquet Of Pink Dahlias, Hydrangea, Pink Roses and Hot Pink Peonies 4 & 5 Soft Natural Wedding Bouquet 6 Muted Pink, Soft Grey & White Wedding Bouquet

How can dahlias be used as table centre pieces?

Dahlias are wonderful flowers for table centrepieces in wooden vessels or troughs for a rustic look, display in china or metal jugs with a mix of other garden flowers for a country garden wedding. They are just perfect for last minute touches adding to bottles using any spare flowers around to create a relaxed grouping.

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Source: 1 Pink Dahlias In Crystal Vase 2 Pink Dahlias In Tiny Pot 3 Large Dahlias In Wooden Box 4 Large Dahlias In Glass Vase 5 Pink & Peach Dahlias, Roses, Hydrangeas In Jug 6 Candelabra Table Centre With highlight Of Dahlias 7 Mix of Flowers In Wooden Box 8 Crystal Vases Along Front Of Top Table

 What colours do dahlias come in?

Dahlias come in a wonderful array of colours ranging from white and cream through to very dark burgundy. Oranges are gorgeous to create a warm autumn feeling and a mix of shades of pink perfect for high summer weddings. Dahlia ‘Chat Noir’ is a wonderful deep tone.

Where else can I use dahlias at my wedding?

Dahlias are very versatile and look great added to pots in a country garden table plan, they make great informal posies or jam jar pew ends. Try using a large dahlia as a simple but effective cake topper.

If you are having escort cards then add a few large dahlia heads as a splash of colour as they are available in such an array of colours there is sure to be one to suit your wedding.

We love using dahlias as single stems; they are one of our favourite flowers for adding to hanging bottles in the garden outside a marquee or country house hotel particularly if dahlias are growing in the garden!

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Source: 1 Pink Dahlias Wedding Cake Flowers 3 Dahlias In Rustic Table Plan With Flower Pots 4 Dahlias Used With Escort Cards 5 Hanging Bottles With Wizard Of Oz Dahlias 5 Mix Of Flowers In Jam Jar Pew Ends

Do you have any conditioning tips for using dahlias.

Dahlias should have all foliage in contact with water removed; as the heads can shatter easily they should be handled with care and benefit from occasional misting with water. They need flower food and should have the water changed daily, ideally with the stems re-cut each time to prolong vase life.

As dahlias can be attractive to insects do remember to shake out the flower gently just in case one is hiding.

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Scabious Wedding Flowers ~ Get To Know Your Wedding Flowers

This week on ‘get to know your wedding flowers’ we are talking all about scabious. Scabious is perfect for country style, relaxed weddings, especially if you are going for the ‘just picked from the hedgerow’ wild flower look. Over to Karen Morgan of Passion for Flowers to tell you all about using scabious at weddings.

Scabious Wedding Flowers

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What season is scabious available in?

Scabious or Pincushion flower is available from May to November but is at its peak from June to October.

What colour do scabious come in?

Scabious come in pretty pastel shades from creamy whites through to pale lilacs, soft blues and soft pinks.  scabious colours

Would scabious look good in a bridal bouquet?

We love using scabious in bridal bouquets but it needs to be used carefully as it is a delicate flower. Scabious works well as part of a soft mix of flowers. For a country style bouquet scabious works well with veronica, astrantia, delphiniums and other soft flowers to give a gorgeous hand tied textured bouquet. Touches of scabious with lilac give a heavenly scented late spring/early summer bouquet. Or try mixing scabious with hydrangeas, stocks or roses in a mixed bouquet.

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Credit: 1 White Scabious Bouquet 2 Small Country Style Posy 3 White Scabious & Peony Bouquet 4 White & Bright Green Wedding Bouquet 5 Soft Pink & White Scabious Bouquet 6 Soft Pink & Peach Bridal Bouquet 7 Purple Scabious, Rose & Hydrangea Bouquet 8 Purple Country Style Bouquet 9 Pretty Blue & White Bouquets 10 White Scabious, Veronica & Astilbe Bouquet 11 Beautiful Blue Wedding Bouquet

What style of wedding does scabious work with?

Scabious flowers are perfect for summer weddings they are fab for that ‘just picked’ country garden look. The dried scabious seed heads known as Bitterballs are increasingly popular to use in autumn and winter weddings, here at Passion for Flowers we love using the seed heads to add texture to our arrangements. Scabious are really useful for pastel coloured weddings.

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 Could scabious be used in button holes or corsages?

We wouldn’t recommend using the scabious flower heads in button holes as they are flimsy and may wilt, however the Bitterballs (dried seed heads) are great for wiring and adding into button holes and corsages.

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 How can scabious be used in table centre pieces?

For a relaxed barn or country style wedding scabious look lovely in groupings of jam jars and bottles, they can also be used in larger containers such as country jugs or china tea pots, perhaps you have containers in mind and want to use something you have collected yourself. Mix them with other country style flowers such as tanacetum, larkspur and nigella.

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Credit: 1 Single stem scabious in glass bottles 2 Blue scabious in jam jars 3  Mix of scabious in china jugs

Where else can I use scabious at my wedding?

For a country wedding add scabious seed heads or flower heads to glass bottles these can be positioned anywhere around your venue, we think they look great on the gift or cake table.

To decorate your wedding cake in a country / rustic style we think adding a touch of scabious to the top tier with lavender and rosemary around the other tiers looks fab.

For large scale arrangements at rustic / barn venues we recommend large hanging globes for maximum impact. Scabious flower heads and seed heads can be used in these along with a mix of wild flowers and foliage.

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Credit: 1 Large hanging flower balls 2 Wedding cake with rosemary and white scabious

 Do you have any conditioning tips for using scabious?

Take care with the delicate scabious flower heads, re cut the stems and stand in water adding flower food, change the water every 2-3 days. It is important to add flower food as scabious can pollute the water.

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Astrantia ~ Get To Know Your Wedding Flowers

This week on ‘Get To Know Your Wedding Flowers’ Karen Morgan of Passion for Flowers talks all about how you can use astrantia in your wedding floral decorations. Astrantia is one of my favourite fillers for adding texture to floral decorations. It works well for different styles, it looks stunning mixed with high quality roses for an elegant or vintage look, but can also be used in country style designs and a more rustic look when mixed with lisianthus, bitter balls, nigela etc.

Astrantia ~ Get To Know Your Wedding Flowers

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 What season is astrantia available in?

Astrantia or its common name Masterwort or Hattie’s pincushion is generally available from March to November but peak season is May to October.

 What style of wedding does astrantia work with?

It is perfect for a relaxed rustic look with a mix of natural flowers or for a more elegant look just add small snippets for texture with an abundance of dreamy roses.

Would astrantia look good in a bridal bouquet?

It is perfect for natural looking bouquets, adding snippets of astrantia will give texture to a bridal bouquet. Mix with roses for an elegant or vintage look depending on your choice of roses or for a rustic / country style bouquet mix astrantia with lisianthus, scabious and bitter balls.

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Could astrantia be used in button holes or corsages?

It can be used in corsages or button holes mixed with other flowers but it does benefit from wiring as it is a delicate flower head. Astrantia can also be used in wrist corsages to give texture.

astrantia wedding buttonholes and wrist corsages

How can astrantia be used as table centre pieces?

For spring and summer weddings astrantia is invaluable, it looks great in single stem containers, a good filler for informal country jugs, groupings of jam jars or mixed with roses for a country garden wedding.

astrantia wedding flowers centrepieces

Where else can I use astrantia at my wedding?

  • Astrantia looks gorgeous on small side tables arranged in bottles lined up along the window sills.
  • It can be used in small posies and looks good with other summer flowers scented stocks and delicate nigella.

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 What colour does astrantia come in?

It is most commonly see in cream white but also available in pale pink, deep pink through to burgundy.

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 Do you have any conditioning tips?

You should re-cut the stems of astrantia and be place it in clean fresh water with flower food. Take care with the delicate stems.

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