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Something Blue | Wedding Day Details

Ok, we’ve all heard this little rhyme: “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue…”

I remember back to when I was getting married, trying to decide how I would incorporate these items into my wedding. My old was lace from my mother’s veil wrapped around the stems of my bridal bouquet. My new was my dress and my borrowed was a beautiful bracelet my best friend had worn on her wedding day the year before. But, my something blue…this one was a little trickier for me. In fact, as I sit here typing, I can’t even remember what my something blue was!

This beautiful “Something Blue” editorial was a fun challenge. As a wedding florist, I actually rarely use blue in my designs. There aren’t that many natural blue flowers, and it simply isn’t a request I get very often. I’m thrilled with how all the design, details, and floral turned out. Jamie Rae Photo did a beautiful job capturing it all the wedding inspiration.

 

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I chose to combine ivories, whites, and greens with the blue tones. I now love blue delphinium, grape hyacinth, and iris!

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I wanted to keep the rest of the table and decor neutral, so the blue would really pop.

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I love the gold tones in the dress from Shop Gossamer. It really added some warmth to the shoot event with the cool, blue tones.

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Vendors: Photography: Jamie Rae Photo|Design/Styling/Floral: Swoon Floral Design | MUAH: Cassandra Kennedy | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic | Rentals: Barclay Events | Dress: Shop Gossamer | Veil: Annie Ekstrom Bridal | Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

 

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Miranda + Drew | Vista Hills Vineyard Wedding

Miranda and Drew were married last summer at one of my favorite venues, Vista Hills in Dundee, Oregon. Vista hills is just a short drive outside Portland. The ceremony area is surrounded by tall, mature deciduous and fir trees. The patio provides the perfect setting for an intimate reception. When Miranda first contact me about being her wedding florist, she told me she wanted the floral to be in sunset hues. With this in mind I created a color palette of peach, coral, blush, and soft golden yellows.

For the ceremony, the couple used one of our reclaimed wood arbors and we decked it out in greens, coral garden roses, peach stock, and white snapdragons. We also our rustic lanterns to mark the start of the aisle. Both these pieces from out inventory, went perfectly with the wooden cross back chairs Miranda rented.

The reception was nestled amongst the grapes vines. We laid lush garlands down the spine of the table and filled them with blush, peach, and coral floral. Adding in the brass candlesticks from Something Borrowed was the perfect finishing touch on the tablescape. Miranda and Drew incorporated so many gorgeous details into there Vista Hills wedding. Enjoy these gorgeous photos from Sweetlife Photography.

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Miranda’s bridal bouquet featured garden roses, ranunculus, dahlias, and greenery

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I loved the mix of soft prints and solid bridesmaids dresses. It created interest without being distracting.

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Our rustic wood lanterns are available in our inventory.

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This arbor was a custom build for Swoon clients!

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Such a beautiful tablescape with lush garlands, brass candlesticks, gold flatware and wood cross back chairs.

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Vendors: Photography: Sweetlife Photography | Venue: Vista Hills | Florals: Swoon Floral Design | Coordination: Your Perfect Bridesmaid | MUAH: Klover | Rentals: Something Borrowed + Party Place | Catering: Reedville | Gown: Ania Bridal | Calligraphy: Hey Halle

 

 

 

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Nature Inspired Wedding Editorial | Deepwood Estate 

Today is an exciting day! This gorgeous wedding editorial has been published in print in Trendy Bride Magazine!

This beautiful shoot was inspired by nature in Oregon. Deepwood Estate, is a beautiful, historic building in Salem, Oregon. The grounds are lush, green, and host many plants native to the state of Oregon including ferns, ivy, hellebore, bleeding heart, and lily of the valley. It was great to see all these plants in their natural setting and thriving last spring.

The florals, stationery, place settings, etc. were all neutral with pops of navy, so the beauty of the venue could really pop. The bouquet and centerpiece featured some of my favorite blooms: garden roses, hellebore, ferns, lily of the valley, and clematis to name a few.

Thank you to all the talented vendors who contributed to this shoot. Pick up your copy of Trendy Bride magazine at Barnes and Noble or online to see the full feature!

Vendors

Photography: Amanda K Photography

Coordination/Styling: Ashley Spence for J29 Events

Florals: Swoon Floral Design

MUAH: Beth Level

Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas (custom)

Calligraphy: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy

Rentals: Rosewood Vintage

Cakes: Dream Cakes

Veils and Table Runner: Annie Ekstrom Bridal

Gowns: Chaviano Couture

Ring: By Angeline

Model: Megan King

Processing: Photovision

Publication: Trendy Bride Magazine

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Amelia + Ed | Wilmes Hop Farms Wedding

Amelia and Ed were married on a beautiful July day at Wilmes Hop Farms in Aurora, Oregon. This beautiful working farm has been around since the 1930’s. The grounds are beautiful and hold mature trees and plantings. The hop trellis’ provided a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony.

The lush, green landscape complimented the dark wood farm tables, and lush jewel toned florals. Amelia’s favorite color is purple, so the florals were all rich shades of berry, plum, purple, and fuchsia. The bridesmaid’s also wore various jewel-toned shades.

This was my first time out at this venue. It was fun leaving Portland for the day and exploring another part of Oregon. Thank you Amelia and Ed for allowing us the pleasure of being your wedding florist.

Vendors:

Photography: Alexandra Grace

Coordination: Vanity Affair

Florals: Swoon Floral Design

Makeup: Kiss and Makeup Artistry

Hair: Swept Away PDX

DJ: DJ Zimmie

Farm Tables: Classic Vintage Rentals

Bar: Merit Badge

Catering: Thrive + Ruby Jewel, Chefstable

Cake: Lux Sucre

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Amelia’s bouquet featured garden roses, dahlias, protea, scabiosa, amaranthus, eucalyptus and ferns.

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Portraits amongst the hops = perfection!

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I loved the jewel toned shades of all the bridesmaid’s dresses!

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I loved the intimate atmosphere of the reception. The jewel tones really popped off of those dark wood tables.

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Beautiful centerpieces with dahlias, garden roses, scabiosa, and greenery in a gold compote bowl.

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Beautiful Bridesmaids

I love receiving photos of brides with their wedding party. There’s just something about being surround by your closest friends that makes your wedding day so much fun! I fondly remember the hours before seeing Kyle on our wedding day, being surrounded by my sisters and closest friends sipping champagne, getting dolled up, laughing, and just being together.

Being a bridesmaid can be a lot of work…and money…and time, but it truly is such an honor! Bride’s choose the people they feel closest to, trust, and who have supported them wholeheartedly for however many years.

No matter how big or how small your wedding party is, I can guarantee those moments are some you will cherish and remember for many, many years.

These photos are some of my favorites from 2016. You can also see my favorite 2016 bridal bouquets here and boutonnieres here.

Hood River Wedding Florist Bridal Veil Wedding
Photography by Maria Lamb

Coral, peach, and pink hued bouquets popped against the blush bridesmaid dresses. See more of this Bridal Veil Lakes wedding here.

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Photography by Sara K Byrne

White bridesmaid’s dresses is a trend I love! See more of this fun Mt. Hood Organic Farms wedding here.

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Photography by Alexandra Grace

I love jewel tones! These bold bouquets were definitely a favorite. This Wilmes Hop Farm wedding was a so gorgeous. See more here.

Portland Wedding Florist Coopers Hall Wedding
Photography by Colleen Amelia
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Photography by Sweetlife Photography
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Photography by Sweetlife Photography

Lauren chose to only have her sister as her maid of honor. Both Lauren and her sister were styled to perfection. See more of this Vista Hills wedding here.

Portland Wedding Florist Mt. Tabor Wedding Evergreen Wedding
Photography by Jamie Rae Photo
Oregon Wedding Florist Aurora Colony Vineyard Wedding
Photography by Amanda K Photo
Salem Wedding Florist Zenith Vineyard Wedding
Photography by Marina Koslow

Beautiful blush bouquets adorned with Frou Frou Chic ribbon! This Zenith Vineyard wedding was a highlight of 2016. Check out the full gallery here.

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Photography by Bethany Small

I love the ombre effect of these mismatched bridesmaid dresses. See more of this beautiful fall wedding at Leach Botanical Garden here.

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Photography by Bryan Rupp
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Photography by Powers Studio
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Photography by Ben Pigao

Navy dresses and coral charm peonies = showstopper!

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My Favorite Boutonnieres from 2016

Alright! It’s the second week of 2017 and this week I’m sharing my favorite boutonnieres from 2016!

I’ll be honest, there seems to be a lot of pushback from groom’s about wearing boutonnieres. Come on gentlemen, bouts are not lame! You will not have a flashback of getting poked by your prom date, trying to pin a giant rose on your chest, promise!

I love creating unique boutonnieres. For me, it’s all about designing a little something that will compliment your brides bouquet as well as the over all aesthetic of your wedding day. So guys, trust me on this one. I won’t steer you wrong. Take a look at these boutonnieres and get inspired!

Also, if you missed our bridal bouquet roundup, you can see it here.

 

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Photo by Jamie Rae Photo

Considering navy as part of your color palette? These white bouts wrapped in navy ribbon would be the perfect match. See more from this wedding here.

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Photo by Eden Willow
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Photo by Emily G Photography
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Photo by Gina Neal

I love the richness of this “black” scabiosa!

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Photo by Sweetlife Photography

You can never go wrong with neutral boutonnieres! If your style is a bit more eclectic, consider different styles of bouts in the same color palette.

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Photo by Alexandra Grace Photography

I love jewel tones! This wedding was bursting with rich color. See more of it here.

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Photo by Sweetlife Photography

I love the simplicity of this white cymbidium orchid. How great does it look on Grant’s black tux. See more of this gorgeous wedding here.

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Photo by Amanda K Photography

Hellebore with lily of the valley accent = perfectly spring.

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Photo by Maria Lamb
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Looking for more floral inspiration or interested in our event design services? Hop on over to our website and visit our galleries and get more info!

 

 

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My 16 Favorite Bouquets from 2016

Can it be true? 2017 is here! The beginning of a new year is the perfect opportunity to look back and reflect on last year’s wedding season. 2016 was an absolutely wonderful year. We had amazing clients, collaborated with great vendors, and made new friends.

I’m so excited for what 2017 has in store for Swoon. We have expanded our services and will now be offering event design to ensure our couple’s weddings are not only beautiful, but cohesive and unique. I’m looking forward to better serving our wonderful couples and creating gorgeous weddings across the Pacific Northwest!

Over the past several weeks I’ve been sorting through photos from 2016 weddings and falling in love all over again with the beautiful events we executed. Being a Portland wedding florist, I’m grateful to work with the most beautiful blooms, foliage, and textures to create bouquets and arrangements our clients love. During the month of January, I will be sharing my favorites from 2016, starting with bridal bouquets!

I hope these posts throughout the months can spark some inspiration for your own wedding, floral, and decor. If you are still in search of a wedding florist and event designer, please reach out to us! We would love to chat with you.

Portland Wedding Florist Brasada Ranch Wedding
Photo by Maria Lamb

One of my favorite areas of Oregon is Bend. This editorial shoot with Maria Lamb turned out beautifully and I’m excited to share it will you all in the new year!

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Photo by Maria Lamb

See more from this Bridal Veil Lakes wedding here

Portland's Best Florist
Photo by Katlyn Maria Photo

It was an honor to have this romantic engagement shoot featured on Style Me Pretty.

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Photo by Karra Leigh Photo

See more of this snowy session here

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Photo by Sweetlife Photography

This bride is an amazing wardrobe stylist! Get Lauren’s perspective of her wedding day on her blog!

Oregon Wedding Florist Wilmes Hop Farm Wedding
Photo by Alexandra Grace

We absolutely loved this Wilmes Hop Farm wedding! See the full gallery here!

Oregon Wedding Florist Zenith Vineyard Wedding
Photo by Marina Koslow

Katie and Seth’s Zenith Vineyard wedding was what fairytales are made of! See their full gallery here.

Portland Wedding Florist Castaway Wedding
Photo by Josh Neff
Portland's Best Wedding Florist
Photo by Jamie Rae Photo

I loved working on this romantic editorial. You can see the full gallery and all the vendors involved here!

Portland Wedding Florist Evergreen Wedding
Photo by Jamie Rae Photo

You can’t go wrong with a classic white and green bouquet. Check out Caitlin’s quintessential Portland wedding here.

Oregon's Best Wedding Florist
Photo by Photography by Paulina

Go big or go home! I loved working this Columbia Gorge editorial shoot this past fall.

Portland Wedding Florist Leach Botanical Garden Wedding
Photo by Bethany Small

This cozy, fall wedding at Leach Botanical Garden was definitely a 2016 favorite. See the full gallery here.

Monet Vineyard Wedding
Photo by Sweetlife Photography

I can’t wait to share more of this stunning editorial in 2017!

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Photo by Eden Willow

This Columbia River Gorge elopement was so stunning! It was an honor to have it featured on Grey Likes Weddings earlier this year.

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Photo by Sweetlife Photography

See more from Miranda + Drew’s Vista Hills wedding here.

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Photo by O’Malley Photographers

One of my best experiences of 2016 was attending one of the Sinclair & Moore Workshops in Seattle. This Black + Brass shoot was definitely a highlight the experience! You can see more of this stunning shoot here.

Portland Wedding Florist | Barn Kestrel Wedding

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Kathryn + Brandon | Barn Kestrel Wedding

Where to start with Kathryn and Brandon’s stunning wedding?! There were so many gorgeous and thoughtful details all throughout.

Barn Kestrel, just outside Portland, was a beautiful backdrop for this romantic, garden-esque wedding. This venue’s barn was built in the 1900’s and the property also has a gorgeous Queen Anne Victorian home, as well as one of the oldest Sequoia trees in the state. This place is gorgeous and one of my favorite venues to work at as a wedding florist.

The color palette of blush, marsala, and touches of lavender was perfect for mid September. Dahlias, garden roses, lisianthus, and eucalyptus are abundant this time of year in Oregon and took center stage in most of the arrangements and bouquets.

The arbor was custom made by us and adorned with stock, bay leaf, eucalyptus, and snapdragons.

Kathryn is a fellow floral designer and has become a dear friend over the years, so it was an honor to be a part of her day. In fact, these two are about to welcome a sweet baby boy into the world in just a couple of months!

You can also see this wedding featured on Style Me Pretty here!

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Photography: Sweetlife | Venue: Barn Kestrel | Floral Design: Swoon Floral Design | Coordination: J29 Events | MUAH: Kirstie Wight | Desserts: Rosy Cakes | Rentals: Something Borrowed + Party Place | Signage: Hey Halle | Floral Crowns: Heirbloom Floral

 

 

 

 

 

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Winter Love on Mt. Hood

One of most beautiful sites in Oregon is easily Mt. Hood in the winter. I have many great memories of heading up the mountain and spending the day playing in the snow. Since the mountain is a short drive from Portland, it has become a popular destination for weddings and elopements. As a wedding florist in Portland, I always love an opportunity to work in this majestic area.

When Karra of Karra Leigh Photography approached me about creating a bouquet for this adventurous shoot, I was thrilled. Stephanie wore a beautiful green cocktail dress from the talented Elizabeth Dye. The bouquet of burgundy, peach, hints of blush, and greens were the perfect compliment and the thick blanket of snow was the perfect setting for these two lovebirds.

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Portland Wedding Florist | Leach Botanical Garden Wedding

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Elizabeth + Mike | Leach Botanical Garden Wedding

This October wedding was an absolute stunner! Gorgeous venue, beautiful couple, and a sophisticated color palette equals a dreamy, fall, Pacific Northwest wedding.

Leach Botanical garden is such a gem. White buildings, gorgeous grounds, and a cozy fireside room are just a few of the things this venue has to offer. Elizabeth wanted a neutral color palette with touches of blush. To give a nod to autumn, the floral were shades of ivories and taupes with a touch of golden yellow and a bit of blush.

One of my favorite floral elements of the wedding was in the fireside room. We decked out the fireplace mantel and wood beams with vines and candle light. With lounge furniture from Something Borrowed, it transformed into a beautiful space.

It was a privilege (and so fun!) to be the wedding florist for this Portland wedding.

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Photography: Bethany Small | Venue: Leach Botanical Garden | Coordination: CK Wedding + Events | Caterer: White Pepper | Rentals: Something Borrowed and Party Place