This morning as I was driving home from my final holiday decor installation I couldn’t help but consider and think about the things I’m most thankful for on this Thanksgiving weekend. In addition to the most important friends/family/roof over my head/food on my plate ideas I have to say the things that really stick out are how grateful I am to have a job that I love and also the relationships I’ve forged because of this job. This year in particular, for some unknown reason, I became incredibly aware of how many of our clients I really felt a connection to and also how many fellow vendors have become good friends. In a job that, as great as it can be, can also be pretty stressful and exhausting at times, a good hug, some laughs and a sincere thank you from these people have come to mean the world to me. More so than I think the givers will ever know!
One such wedding that was pretty overflowing with the fore mentioned relationships and emotions was Cat and Sam’s August wedding at one of my favorite venues, Youngberg Hill.READ MORE
We are now accepting orders for holiday parties as well as for centerpiece orders for Thanksgiving, Chanukah and Christmas! Please note that we need all orders in at least 24 hours before the day of delivery so for Thanksgiving that means orders are due no later than Tuesday November 26th for delivery on Wednesday. For Christmas, orders are due no later than the 22nd for delivery on the 23rd/24th. Delivery is available for the Portland metro area as well as a limited number of orders for the Salem/Keizer area. Happy Holidays!
Photo by Ashley ForretteREAD MORE
Dahna and Neil were married at Bridal Veil Lakes in August. It was a (shockingly) rainy day that had us all a little nervous but by the time the guests started to arrive the rains slowed down and they were able to have a gorgeous ceremony lakeside as planned. In hindsight I think the rain actually added an incredible, mystical feel to the photos that Jessica took and really helped all of the green of the venue pop!
For the flowers we kept everything really soft and romantic with just a touch of country by way of medicine bottles and mason jars. Garden roses, dahlias, ranunculus, scabiosa and smoke bush in shades of peach, cream and blush with accents of burgundy and green kept the flowers lighthearted and rich at the same time.
Congratulations Dahna and Neil we wish you (and your future wee one!) a lifetime of happiness together!READ MORE
In June we had the pleasure of providing the flowers for Ali and Jeff’s wedding. The ceremony was held at St Patrick’s Cathedral in NW Portland and the reception followed in the Heritage Ballroom at the Governor Hotel. I always love a really classic Portland wedding and it would be difficult to come up with two venues more classic and historic in town than these. For the flowers we chose the late Spring blooms that are available in early June and focused on Ali’s favorite, pink peonies. Centerpieces were comprised of low arrangements of all pink peonies and tall centerpieces of sandblasted manzanita branches with hanging strands of blush orchids. Candles filled the room with light as guests danced and partied late into the evening.READ MORE
On Monday we had the pleasure of working with a talented group of vendors for a wedding photo shoot in the Pearl district! Our theme was “Urban Orchard” and we wanted to create a look that was cozy, intimate but still really special. I’m so excited to share the rest of the photos once they’re ready but for now here’s a sneak peek from the photographer Ashley Forrette!
As we all know it takes a village… even for a half day shoot! Thank you to the rest of the vendors who made this job so relaxing and fun!
Photographer- Ashley Forrette
Coordination/Styling- Champagne NW
Hair/Makeup- Powder Inc
Venue- Urban Studio with Pearl Catering
Cake- Dream Cakes by Judy Reese
Rentals- Party Place PDX
Kimvi and Steven were married at the gorgeous Zenith Vineyard in Salem. I was so excited they chose me as their wedding florist as I loved the really fresh color palette and the couple’s desire to incorporate pattern and texture into the decor. Lush, classic flowers like garden roses, dahlias, and ranunculus in shades of peach, coral, green and cream contrasted wonderfully with twisted grapewood and the lock key pattern of the custom aisle runner and table linens.READ MORE
Every year in the fall, just as the current wedding season is winding down we seem to see a real pickup in requests for information about the upcoming wedding season. Most of the brides and grooms coming to us are asking general questions and looking for info on where to start with ordering flowers as, for most, this is their first time planning such an event. As a florist who’s helped around 700 couples plan for their big day here’s where I suggest you start the process!READ MORE
I’m excited to announce that we’re taking place in three shows coming up in the next two weeks where we’ll be showing our work and meeting with potential clients! Over the years I’ve become very particular about the shows that we take part in as I’ve definitely learned what I do and don’t like in shows. What I don’t like are when they feel congested, I don’t have connections with the other vendors involved and when they feel more like conventions than events. What I DO like are shows that have a really fun, intimate atmosphere, a focus on design and a group of vendors that I will gladly cross refer clients to. All three of these shows definitely have those characteristics in spades!
The first show we’re taking part in is Committed on Friday October 12th at Castaway! This is a wedding show produced by our friends over Luxe Event Productions who always do a great job. Along with more traditional booth spaces with vendors that you can meet and greet there will also be a fashion show and “style scenes” by local designers. We’re designing one of these style scenes and I’m so excited about the idea. It’s going to be a very soft, romantic look with some Moroccan influences… very rosy, gold and shimmery. Click HERE for ticket info!READ MORE
Last Spring I was honored to provide flowers for this photo shoot that’s featured in the current issue of Oregon Bride Magazine! The shoot took place in the Library at the historic Governor Hotel in downtown Portland and was inspired by both Dutch Renaissance still life paintings and the treasure trove that is the Pac NW. As always it was such a pleasure to work with both the teams at Oregon Bride Magazine and Luxe Events Productions in planning and styling the shoot. We hope you like how it turned out!READ MORE
Colette and Joseph were married in May in Abigail’s Garden at the Abernethy Center in Oregon City. I absolutely loved working with the couple as they have such a passion for details and a clear vision of a wedding day filled with bright, warm colors and handmade details. Coral charm peonies, green viburnum, white ranunculus and Juliette David Austin garden roses all played starring roles in the floral lineup for the day which made me a VERY happy wedding florist as those are definitely some of my favorite blooms.READ MORE