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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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Portland, Oregon Florist + Event Design

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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.

Vendors:

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

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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.

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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

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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.

Hood River Wedding Florist Mt Hood Organic Farm Wedding
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.

Oregon Wedding Florist Wilmes Hop Farm Wedding
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
Oregon Wedding Florist Vista Hills Wedding
Photography by Sweetlife Photography
Oregon Wedding Florist Vista Hills Wedding
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.

Portland Wedding Florist Leach Botanical Garden Wedding
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.

Portland Wedding Florist Left Bank Annex Wedding
Photography by Bryan Rupp
Oregon Wedding Florist Bridal Veil Lakes Wedding
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.

Oregon Wedding Florist Hood River Florist
Photo by Eden Willow
Portland Wedding Florist Colony Wedding
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.

Portland Oregon Wedding Florist
Photo by Amanda K Photography

Hellebore with lily of the valley accent = perfectly spring.

Bend Wedding Florist
Photo by Maria Lamb
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Photo by Photography by Paulina

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!

Portland Wedding Florist Bridal Veil Lakes Wedding
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.

Oregon Wedding Florist Timberline Wedding
Photo by Karra Leigh Photo

See more of this snowy session here

Portland Wedding Florist Vista Hills Wedding
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!

Oregon's Best Wedding Florist
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.

Portland Wedding Florist Vista Hills Wedding
Photo by Sweetlife Photography

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

Seattle's Best Wedding Florist
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.