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  • SOCK DRIVE!

    We’re currently in the thick of our annual holiday sock drive with Bridal Bliss! Living and working at venues all across the city means we often cross paths with our less fortunate neighbors. We all want to help but it can be hard to know what to do, so 5 years ago we started this sock drive!

    We realize that a pair of new socks will by no means solve homelessness but we do hope that receiving this small gift may give our neighbors some much needed comfort, both physical and emotional, during Portland’s cold and wet winter.

    Last year we collected 1128 pairs of socks and we’re hoping to add on another 1500 pairs this year! Socks are donated to the Portland Rescue Mission located in Old Town. The Portland Rescue Mission provides valuable services to men, women and kids of all ages which means you can donate any kind of socks you want! The one condition we ask is that they be new.

    There are three ways to donate…

    1. You can drop off the NEW socks at either Blum or Bridal Bliss!

    Blum Design in Flowers

    3508 SW Corbett Ave

    Portland, OR 97239

    (Please note that we are open by appointment only and as such if we are not in the office a basket will be placed next door at the Ross Island Cafe.)

    Bridal Bliss

    402 N State St
    Lake Oswego, OR 97034
    Inside Anna’s Bridal
    Open 9:30-5:30 M-F or 9:30-1:30 on Saturdays

    2. Order socks online and have them shipped directly to Blum or Bridal Bliss!

    3. You can donate money via our Fundrazr page. All of the money raised here will go directly to socks. A six pack of men’s athletic socks costs around $10.

    Thank you for taking the time to visit the page and donating! The drive will run until January 1st and we will be donating the socks in early January. If you can spread the news we would greatly appreciate it. Hopefully we can grant some warm, clean, much needed comfort to our neighbors in need this winter!

    If you have any questions please feel free to email Jordan at info@blumfloraldesign.com or call us at 503.851.1672!

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  • Leftbank Annex Wedding with Ellie Asher

    Raffi and Nikkie were married in Portland at Leftbank Annex surrounded by friends, candles and loads of greenery! The wedding featured a traditional looking chuppah that was actually suspended from the ceiling so after the ceremony we were able to remove the legs and create a hanging canopy over the bride and groom’s table. Additional greenery chandeliers, long garlands, lots of candles and some of the prettiest glassware completed the tablescapes.

    Mazel and many thanks to the couple for letting us share in their beautiful day!

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  • Portland Art Museum Wedding with Mosca Studio!

    Christelle and Jon were married at the Portland Art Museum in downtown Portland, Oregon! Lovers of food and flowers they hosted their guests to an incredible evening of beauty. We kept the flowers very crisp and clean in shades of white. Loads of candles and champagne accents added warmth and sparkle to the space. Hanging chandeliers of thousands of hand strung orchid blossoms, a floral “tunnel” entrance and even flowers in the elevators brought the floral drama to new heights (pun intended!)

    We hope you enjoy looking at this stunner as much as we did putting it together! And most of all thank you, thank you to Jon and Christelle for including us in their most special day!

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  • Autumn light photo shoot with Spotted Stills!

    A few weeks ago I did something I almost never do anymore… a photo shoot! As a wedding florist in Portland my days April- October are typically very, very full with planning and producing our client’s events along with all the nitty gritty details and paperwork that comes with being a small business owner. To play with flowers simply for the sake of playing is a real luxury and a good reminder that slowing down and (quite literally) smelling the roses is so very important. I hope you enjoy these photos that celebrate the colors, flowers and light of early Autumn!

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  • Waverley Wedding with Valorie Darling!

    In late July we were honored to provide flowers for Sarah and Geoff’s classic, elegant wedding at Waverley Country Club! Garden roses, dahlias, hydrangea, lisianthus, jasmine and delicate greenery ruled the day in tall centerpieces, a floral covered ceremony arch and dual purposed flower covered escort wall/photo backdrop. Vanity Affair Events curated the event adding layers of modern details and keeping the timeline running like clockwork.

    Congratulations Sarah and Geoff! Thank you for including us in your beautiful celebration!

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  • Oregon Bride Magazine Best Florist!

    Wow! We are so honored to announce we were awarded Oregon Bride Magazine’s “Best Florist in Portland” award last month! Additionally we received Editor’s Choice for Best Floral Decor for this gorgeous head table centerpiece at Waverley Country Club.

    Thank you so, so much for your support over the last 13 years of our business! We’re so lucky to work for amazing clients and alongside the most talented vendors in the industry.
    All of the winners are listed in the new issue of Oregon Bride Magazine on newsstands now! You’ll get to see lots of Blum photos in this one. 🙂 Cheers!!!

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  • Exchange Ballroom Wedding with Amanda Meg Photography!

    Bri and Matthew’s wedding blended the the industrial, raw feel of the Exchange in SE Portland with an abundance of pink and white spring flowers. As florists with a soft spot for pink, peonies, and adorable flower girls this wedding was really up our alley!

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  • Sentinel Wedding with Jessica Hill!

    There are few things I love more than a wedding that combines a classic venue with thoroughly modern details. Ande and Michael’s hit that note perfectly when they married at downtown Portland’s First Presbyterian Church with a reception following at nearby at the Sentinel Hotel. Loads of seasonal sweet autumn clematis, smilax, smokebush,japanese maple, dahlias and roses added a richness and texture to the grand white ballroom. Simple, clean details in their paper products, place settings and the coolest impressionist cake by Dream Cakes kept the decor thoroughly new. Oh, and can we talk about the dresses and tuxes?! I’m in love. Congratulations Ande and Michael! Thank you for letting us take part in your gorgeous day!

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  • We’ve Moved!

    After 12 years in our old space on Naito Parkway we’re moving! As of April 1st we’ll be operating out of our new space in Lair Hill. I’m so excited for this new era and can’t wait to share our light filled, historic new studio with you.

    Our new address (both physical and mailing) is 3508 SW Corbett Ave, Portland, OR 97239.

    All of our other contact info has remained the same.

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  • Sentinel Hotel Wedding Flowers with Mosca Studio!

    Lauren and Damin were married last Spring at the Oregon Historical Society with a reception immediately following in the Sentinel Hotel. With the ceremony set alongside the beautiful South Park Blocks they wanted to continue the feel with a reception inspired by Parisian parks. 16′ tall maple trees were carried up 4 flights of steps and set around the ballroom. Striped accents, the most adorable flower girl squad, classic Spring blooms and whimsical accents including a crepe food cart (in the ballroom!) brought the theme to life.

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