Blooming Marvellous – Giant Flowers from The Prop Factory

Hiring props for your wedding to create the look you want is not really anything new, but have you thought about hiring a flower garden? Perhaps not, until now… The Prop Factory has launched the most fantastic giant flowers for hire that when used together create a magnificent flower garden. Not only will they wow you and your wedding guests, but they form a backdrop like no other.

For an outdoor wedding, imagine creating this scene in the garden of your venue to use as a ceremony backdrop. In fact, as most of these flowers are free-standing you could create a floral wonderland indoors.

Each flower is handmade by The Prop Factory, with the flowers and leaves delicately constructed with authentic markings. The range includes the huge 220cm tall rose-like enchanted flower, giant daisies and sunflowers, and even tall grass. To add extra enchantment, how about adding a toadstool or two?

If you are looking to create something very special and unique for your big day then these giant flowers from The Prop Factory will turn your wedding into an enchanted wonderland. Blooming marvellous!

Giant Flowers from The Prop Factory in Froginwell Vineyard

A Jungle of Flowers

“The idea behind this shoot was to showcase our new full range of Giant Flowers, all handmade at our warehouse. At The Prop Factory we have seven giant flower options, all free-standing apart from the daisies which spike into grass easily. They range from Giant Sunflowers to Grass Tiles. I pulled the shoot forward because I couldn’t risk missing the beautiful weather we had recently. I’m so glad it all came together.

“I wanted to create a jungle of flowers in the Vineyard at Froginwell that customers could take inspiration from or re-create this summer. Couples could use the flowers at their wedding for photo opportunities or as a ceremony backdrop.

Bridesmaid and flower girl walking through Giant Flowers from The Prop Factory

Bridesmaid standing amongst Giant Flowers from The Prop Factory

Bridesmaid with colourful flower crown

Flower girl walking though field of Giant Flowers from The Prop Factory

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Coastal Woodland Elopement Styling in Blue and Grey

Styled by Danielle of The Wedding Hub, these coastal woodland elopement styling ideas were created as part of a photography workshop held by Amber of Liberty Pearl.

With the backdrop of the beautifully wild Devonshire coastline and the rustic New Barton Barns venue, these styling ideas in soft hues of blue and grey are perfect for an elopement or intimate UK wedding.

Mixing coastal and woodland charm, natural elements with touches of luxury give a wonderful tranquil vibe. The tablescape looks so pretty with rustic place settings and handmade silk linen. Taper candles and wild floral arrangements surround rustic napkins, dried flowers and fine art wedding stationery. Hanging above the table, a fabulous floral installation adds to the wild and rustic nature of the shoot.

Bride resting head on groom by the coast

The bridal styling is both relaxed and charming. Ghost London wedding dresses teamed with a grey leather jacket and a cosy grey chunky-knit shawl give two different looks, but both perfect for the setting.

Enjoy these beautiful pictures by Liberty Pearl that are sure to inspire your own elopement or intimate wedding…

Coastal and Woodland Ideas

“We based the styling for this shoot on a combination of coastal and woodland ideas. It was wonderful to work with Amber’s ideas and bring the concept together with a creative team of suppliers.

“New Barton Barns is a coastal wedding venue in Devon nestled amongst beautiful farmland and woodlands. The softness of the foliage found near the coastline and the billowing cloud forms inspired the tablescape. For such a private moment it felt right to use gentle, fine and billowing shapes to create closeness and delicate softness. Overall I wanted to create a tablescape with a natural, simple feel, as well as adding luxurious touches. Deep, rich colours added contrast and textures to the shades of blue, grey and silver used throughout.

View of the sea from Devon coastline

New Barton Barns in Devon

Watercolour wedding stationery with bridal items

Wedding ring

Groom's accessories and vows

Pocket watch

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‘Plantation Chic’ Palm and Gold Tropical Wedding Styling

Tropical wedding styling is still one of my favourite concepts, and I adore these palm and gold styling ideas captured so beautifully by Amanda Karen Photography. Curated by the super talented Always Andri and Flamboyant Invites, every minute detail of this ‘Plantation Chic’ styled shoot has been so carefully planned and beautifully executed.

A variety of palm leaves and ferns form the main element of the styling, adorning the beautiful Holland Park Orangery and tablescape. The large potted palms lining the centre of the table work beautifully under the high ceilings of the orangery, and small varieties in pots and vases intermingle along the table and on the floor. The use of palms at different heights makes such a splendid display.

The palm and gold theme flows through every detail, from the fabulous wedding stationery to the magnificent wedding cakes displayed so beautifully. And wait until you see the gorgeous bridal bouquet!

Everything about this shoot is modern, chic and oh so stylish…

Bride in Holland Park Orangery

Plantation Chic

“Bringing the warmth and scents of lush tropical plants to the city, whatever the weather, was the inspiration for this wedding shoot. Our palm and gold theme offers a ‘Plantation Chic’ style concept where muted tones, beautiful tropical foliage, bare wood, white and touches of antique gold take the tropical wedding theme trend in a completely different direction .

“The theme harps back to the Victorian era, when many Orangeries and glasshouses were built to protect citrus trees from the winter weather. The Orangery at Holland Park is a wonderful and beautiful example of this type of building.

“Flamboyant Invites’ faded Coco Palm stationery provided the creative spark for the shoot, styled by Always Andri and beautifully captured by Amanda Karen. White iced cakes incorporated tropical leaf sugar work, and distinctive foliage set ups and table arrangements included both real and artificial foliage and plants. Set within the stunning backdrop of Holland Park’s Orangery, the details reflected the concept perfectly.

“Finally, Truvelle’s bridal gowns exude a timeless and simple elegance, and make the perfect for choice for a wedding at home or abroad.”

Outside Holland Park Orangery

Wedding stationery with tropical palm leaf design

Coco Palm stationery by Flamboyant Invites

Palm leaf envelope liner

Wedding table with tropical palm styling

Wedding table styled with tropical palm leaves

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Rustic Countryside Wedding Styling at Lyth Valley Country Inn

If you’re longing for a wedding with a rustic countryside vibe, then today’s shoot at Lyth Valley Country Inn will give you loads of ideas for your wedding styling.

There is an eclectic mix of rustic styling ideas, from feathers and skulls to moss covered oak slices and bird nests, and also some styling elements which give a wonderful modern twist on the rustic nature of this concept. Giant grass covered LOVE letters create a modern backdrop whilst embracing the natural vibe. The florals are amazing too, with wildflowers and eucalyptus foliage mixed with bright blue flowers again giving a contemporary edge.

I adore the eclectic mix of old and new that creates real interest and intrigue. Beautifully rustic backdrops with vintage bikes, large light-up wooden letters, blankets, old books, tea cups and rustic furniture are brought to life in the surroundings of the countryside and Lyth Valley Country Inn.

Four brides by fireplace at Lyth Valley Country Inn

Varying bridal styles each complement the rustic concept, from traditional chic with an elegant bridal look to rock chick with leather biker jacket and tattoos. These are perfect examples to show that little tweaks can make different styling concepts your own.

Carolyn of AMB-Vision joined forces with make-up artist Polly Winder to bring this rustic countryside wedding styling to life…

Countryside Chic

“Friends since birth and Lake District born and bred, Carolyn and I have both found ourselves working in the wedding industry but in completely different areas. So, we decided to work together to create a ‘Countryside Chic’ shoot. With spring just around the corner we wanted to create a shoot encapsulating the rustic beauty of the venue as well as its stunning surroundings.”

“Surrounded by Lake District countryside, Lyth Valley Country Inn has wonderful outdoor space, and the rustic countryside theme of the venue gave us the inspiration for varied wedding looks, from boho to a more classic bridal wear style.

“Each supplier contributed their own influence in the arrangement of the shoot and the results were exactly what we wanted.”

Large hedge LOVE letters

Baby goat

Bride in grounds of Lyth Valley Country Inn

Bride with veil holding bouquet

Bride's face

Bride and groom in countryside

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Rustic Countryside Wedding Styling in Shades of Orange

Captured so beautifully by Chris Wojdak and Les Amis Photo, this countryside wedding styling concept is classically romantic with a naturally rustic vibe. The styling team used many natural elements, including sweet Californian oranges on the rustic dessert table, and orange hues continue through the styling with beautiful bright orange ranunculus in the bridal bouquets, groom’s buttonhole and the table designs. Combined with soft blue, chalky greenery and soft ivory this creates a vibrant, edgy and classically sweet colour palette.

Sprawling, untamed florals play perfectly against soft, timeless lace throughout, from the table linen to the bride’s beautiful veil. The tablescape is romantically designed with a lace table runner and floral arrangements in antique gold vases, with each place setting set with white china and orange and blue glassware. Sometime it’s the little details which make the most impact, and the place settings have been designed with so much thought. Each side plate features elegant fern detail, with the cutlery loosely tied with a place name in beautiful hand lettering.

The attention detail is what I love most about this styled wedding shoot. Everything from the the table runners complementing the bride’s gorgeous lace veil, to the wedding stationery designed with lace-look detail and pretty leaf envelope liners giving a nod to the rustic vibe. The flower girls’ look works so well too. I adore their pretty floral crowns of foliage and flowers, and the combination of simple ivory mismatched dresses with well-worn brown boots.

I hope you love these rustic countryside wedding styling ideas as much as I do… enjoy!

Elegant wedding stationery with hand lettering

Hand lettering on wedding stationery

Rustic wedding table with orange flowers and green foliage

Rustic wedding place setting with orange and white flowers

Side plate with fern illustration and hand lettering name

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