Portland, Oregon Florist + Event Design


Columbia River Gorge Elopement

I may be biased, but Oregon is the most beautiful state in all the land. In the last couple years or so, I have noticed more and more of my clients choosing to marry or elope in Portland, Oregon and surrounding areas.

The Columbia River Gorge is a gorgeous area of the state boasting beautiful views, lush green landscape, and many waterfalls. This area has become a popular place for adventurous couples to marry.

The concept for this elopement was moody and romantic. Kelsey from Vanity Affair, requested a BIG bridal bouquet and I was happy to oblige! I chose a color palette of burgundy, plum, and navy, accented with some ivory tones to add some depth. I also loved how the oak leaves and eucalyptus created some seasonal context.

Enjoy these beautiful images from Photography by Paulina.


Design/Styling: Vanity Affair

Photography: Photography by Paulina

Floral: Swoon Floral Design

Cake: Sainte G

Stationary: Rachel Jacobson

Makeup: Whitney Stassi Artistry

Hair: Swept Away Hair Design

Gown: Rebecca Schoneveld Bridal

Tux: The Black Tux

Rentals: Vintage Meets Modern



Author: swoonfloraldesign

My name is Kim, I’m a Portland native and the owner and designer of Swoon Floral Design. Being creative has always been a significant part of my life. From a young age I was always looking for something to design, repurpose, and create. With a background in interior design and horticulture, Swoon allows me to combine my passion for flowers and foliage, color, texture, and fabulous spaces by creating one of a kind arrangements for some of the most beautiful events in Oregon. Whether you are drawn to lush garden style arrangements or simple blooms in eclectic bottles, I will ensure each creation reflects your unique style + aesthetic. I work closely with my clients, making sure their wedding or event is the most cherished of occasions. When not playing with beautiful blooms, you can find me spending time with my family and friends, at the gym, on a hike, and exploring the Portland "foodie" scene.

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