Portland, Oregon Wedding Florist

My Favorite Tablescapes + Centerpieces from 2016

This is my last “round up” post, and it has been so fun to relive past weddings and editorial shoots from 2016.

As a Portland florist and event designer, I love creating tablescapes and centerpieces. I love the layering of textures, florals, candlelight. I love how each component of a table creates a beautifully, cohesive experience for your guests as they sit down.

There are so many unique ways to create a beautiful table and to setup a reception. I hope you can get some inspiration from the photos below.

Also, if you missed any of my other roundups you can check out my favorite bridal bouquets here, my favorite boutonnieres here, and my favorite bridesmaid looks here.

Oregon Wedding Florist Oregon Event Designer Vista Hills Wedding
Photos by Sweetlife

This tablescape from Lauren + Grant’s wedding was brimming with elegance. The magnolia leaf escort cards, really added the extra touch. You can see the full gallery from this Vista Hills wedding here.

Hood River Wedding Florist Columbia River Gorge Elopement
Photo by Gina Neal
Seattle Wedding Florist Seattle Event Designer
Photos by O’Malley Photographers

So many gorgeous details from this Black and Brass editorial shoot at Lakewold Gardens in Seattle. You can see more beautiful details here.

Portland Wedding Florist Serenity Pantone Color of the Year Wedding Inspiration
Photos by Jamie Rae Photo
Hood River Wedding Florist Bridal Veil Lakes Wedding
Photo by Maria Lamb

This centerpiece had so much beautiful texture and really encompassed Oregon summers. See more of this beautiful Bridal Veil Lakes wedding here.

Oregon Wedding Florist Vista Hills Wedding
Photos by Sweetlife

Greenery garlands with fresh blooms is a trend we are continuing to see in 2017. You can see more of this Vista Hills wedding here.

Oregon Wedding Florist Deepwood Museum Wedding
Photo by Amanda K Photography
Portland Wedding Florist Leach Botanical Garden Wedding
Photos by Opal and Rose

I love how this tablescape captured fall in the Pacific Northwest!

Oregon Wedding Florist Zenith Vineyard Wedding
Photo by Marina Koslow
Portland Wedding Florist Leach Botanical Garden Wedding
Photos by Bethany Small
Portland Wedding Florist The Evergreen Wedding Venue
Photo by Jamie Rae Photos
Oregon Wedding Florist Aurora Colony Vineyard Wedding
Photo by Amanda K Photo
Hood River Wedding Florist Bridal Veil Lakes Wedding
Photos by Karen J Hawley Photography

Portland Wedding Florist | Pantone Color of the Year 2017

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.

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Photography by Sweetlife, Maria Lamb, Bryan Rupp, Heather and Jared, Marina Koslow, Bethany Small



Portland, Oregon Wedding Florist

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!

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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

Portland Wedding Florist

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.

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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 | The Colony

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

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Chelsea + Shane | Coopers Hall

Chelsea and Shane were married on a rather blustery November day at one of our favorite urban venues, Coopers Hall in SE Portland. They chose a palette of ivory, blush and navy, with lots of greenery mixed in.

Chelsea’s bouquet featured garden roses, anemone, privet berry, ranunculus, eucalyptus and lisianthus.

The family style dinner reception took place in an intimate space created by stacked wine barrels. For the tables we created garland with pops of ivory and blush roses and scabiosa pods for a little more texture.

Photography: Sweetlife Photography
MUAH: Makeup by Whit
Getting Ready Venue: The Sentinel
Dress: Maggie Sottero from Charolette’s Weddings