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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
So many gorgeous details from this Black and Brass editorial shoot at Lakewold Gardens in Seattle. You can see more beautiful details here.
This centerpiece had so much beautiful texture and really encompassed Oregon summers. See more of this beautiful Bridal Veil Lakes wedding here.
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.
I love how this tablescape captured fall in the Pacific Northwest!
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.
Coral, peach, and pink hued bouquets popped against the blush bridesmaid dresses. See more of this Bridal Veil Lakes wedding here.
White bridesmaid’s dresses is a trend I love! See more of this fun Mt. Hood Organic Farms wedding here.
I love jewel tones! These bold bouquets were definitely a favorite. This Wilmes Hop Farm wedding was a so gorgeous. See more here.
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.
Beautiful blush bouquets adorned with Frou Frou Chic ribbon! This Zenith Vineyard wedding was a highlight of 2016. Check out the full gallery here.
I love the ombre effect of these mismatched bridesmaid dresses. See more of this beautiful fall wedding at Leach Botanical Garden here.
Navy dresses and coral charm peonies = showstopper!
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.
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.
I love the richness of this “black” scabiosa!
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.
I love jewel tones! This wedding was bursting with rich color. See more of it here.
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.
Hellebore with lily of the valley accent = perfectly spring.
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!
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.
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!
This bride is an amazing wardrobe stylist! Get Lauren’s perspective of her wedding day on her blog!
We absolutely loved this Wilmes Hop Farm wedding! See the full gallery here!
Katie and Seth’s Zenith Vineyard wedding was what fairytales are made of! See their full gallery here.
I loved working on this romantic editorial. You can see the full gallery and all the vendors involved here!
You can’t go wrong with a classic white and green bouquet. Check out Caitlin’s quintessential Portland wedding here.
Go big or go home! I loved working this Columbia Gorge editorial shoot this past fall.
This cozy, fall wedding at Leach Botanical Garden was definitely a 2016 favorite. See the full gallery here.
I can’t wait to share more of this stunning editorial in 2017!
This Columbia River Gorge elopement was so stunning! It was an honor to have it featured on Grey Likes Weddings earlier this year.
See more from Miranda + Drew’s Vista Hills wedding here.
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.