Wedding Florals + Pantone’s Color of the Year 2017
It’s official. “Greenery” is the Pantone Color of the Year for 2017.
No surprise here! Greenery (and greenery ;)) have been trending amongst our brides for the past couple of years. As a wedding florist, I love incorporating greens into arrangements. It brings a natural, authentic, lush feel to a wedding.
Garlands as table runners during the reception has been popular the past few years. However, there are many other ways to incorporate greenery. Below are some examples of greenery taking center stage and adding beautiful color and texture to some of our past weddings.
If you are a getting married in Portland or the surrounding areas (travel welcomed), contact us about being your wedding florist! Let’s see how we can incorporate “Greenery” into your wedding florals.
Hops! During late summer and early fall, hops are a beautiful, simple way to achieve a lush look.
Fireplace mantels are begging to be adorned. We love creating an asymmetrical cascade down one side and then incorporating lots of candlelight!Greenery backdrops…Greenery backdrops are perfect for your ceremony and during the reception can be used behind the head table, the dessert/cake table or even as a photo booth backdrop.You don’t need lots of blooms to get a beautiful bouquet! Greenery comes in many shades and textures too!At this Leach Botanical Garden wedding, we used candles and vines to create a romantic, whimsical look in this cozy fireside room.Greenery on your cake can be uber romantic and so beautiful!Ok, so technically this aisle installation was made up of lots and lots of flowers. But, I love the contrast of green and white! It’s like walking through of meadow of wild flowers!Let’s not forget the details! I love these wreaths adding a little something special to the bride and groom’s chairs during dinner.Speaking of details, how gorgeous are these place cards? The calligrapher wrote each guests name on a magnolia leaf.Looking for a little something extra for your bridal portraits? This delicate garland is a great alternative to a flower crown. I couldn’t write this post without including at least one image of some garland. I love this lush look for the head table.
Photography by Sweetlife, Maria Lamb, Bryan Rupp, Heather and Jared, Marina Koslow, Bethany Small
Bridal Veil Lakes Oregon Wedding | Timberly + Michael
It is always a pleasure working with brides who are over the moon, giddy, and excited about their wedding. Timberly was that bride. From the first time we met to talk about her wedding plans and floral, to the actual wedding day, she was very much looking forward to marrying her best friend. Simply put, she was filled with joy.
Timberly + Michael were married on a hot, Oregon summer day. 100 degrees to be exact. It was a scorcher! These two tied the knot at one of the most beautiful venues in Oregon, Bridal Veil Lakes. Nestled up off the Historic Highway along the Columbia River Gorge, we were able to stay cool(er) shaded by the grand evergreen trees that the venue boasts.
The floral was mostly shades of peach, blush and coral accented plum shades brought in through figs and plums.
For the ceremony we adorned the arbor and aisle with hops vines. It was simple, but created a beautiful lush space. I just adore this look!
Timberly’s bouquet featured cafe au lait dahlias, peonies (yes, in August!), garden roses, and ranunculus.One of my favorite ceremony designs to date. Lush hops vines. I love incorporating fruit into arrangements and table design. Not only does it add beautiful color, but it brings in authentic, seasonal texture. The centerpieces were arranged in beautiful silver compote bowls. The florals included cafe au lait dahlias, peach garden roses, blackberries, eucalyptus, and delicate yellow scabiosa.
Vendors: Photography Maria Lamb | Venue Bridal Veil Lakes | Floral Swoon Floral Design | Coordination J29 Events | Makeup/Hair Jein King | Tabletop Rentals Barclay | Specialty Rentals Something Borrowed Portland | Dessert Papa Haydn
Red Ridge Farm Wedding | Brittany + Rob
Brittany and Rob were married at the stunning Red Ridge Farm in Oregon’s wine country. The property boasts beautiful vineyards, olive groves, and lavender fields; the perfect place for an intimate event!
The bride wanted her floral to reflect the beauty of the area and chose a soft color palette of blue, peach, ivory, and muted greens. These colors were beautiful against Brittany’s gown and the blush bridesmaid’s dresses.
Thank you Brittany and Rob for allowing Swoon to be part of your special day. Enjoy these beautiful images from Sweetlife Photography.
Brittany’s beautiful bouquet featuring cafe au lait dahlias, Juliet garden roses, dusty miller, lysmachia, eucalyptus and more.The bouquets paired perfectly with the blush bridesmaids dresses.We used ranunculus for the groom’s boutonniere, and ivory spray roses for the groomsmen.
Vendors: Venue: Red Ridge Farm | Photography: Sweetlife | Floral: Swoon Floral Design | Gown: Charolette’s Weddings and More | Makeup and Hair: Portland Makeup and Hair
Eryn + Nial were married this past April at The Colony in St. Johns. Eryn chose a color palette of whites/ivory, peach, blush and emerald green. We used some of my favorite blooms- white lilac, Juliet garden roses, and ranunculus. The arrangements and bouquets had an organic, garden style feel, which I love!
The ceremony backdrop was so beautiful and fun to design. It was truly a statement and was even repurposed at a photos booth backdrop after the ceremony.
The reception was stunning with farm tables and wood cross back chairs. We placed jasmine vine and rose blooms down the spine of the table and then lush arrangements in silver pedestal bowls. I loved the contrast of the dark wood with the fresh, light colored flowers.
There were so many beautiful and thoughtful details in this wedding. Thank you Emily G Photography for the beautiful photos!
Photography: Emily G Photography
Coordination and Design: Misty Damico of Luxe Event Productions
Makeup + Hair: Cassandra Kennedy
Rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals + Something Borrowed
Photo Booth: Happymatic