There seems to be a lot of mixed emotions about Valentine’s Day. Some love having an excuse for a special date night, while others feel it’s a made up holiday that draws more attention to their single-ness. Regardless of how you feel about it, I think all the ladies can agree Galentine’s day is the BEST excuse to get together with your gal pals and have a great time!
Whether you are attending a Galentine’s day party or not this year, I think we, as women, can at the very least use this day as a reminder to make an effort to uplift, encourage, support, and empower each other.
Enjoy this fun, cheery inspiration!
“You know my code: hoes before bros. Uteruses before duderuses…Ovaries before breviaries.” –Leslie Knope
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.
Miranda’s bridal bouquet featured garden roses, ranunculus, dahlias, and greenery
I loved the mix of soft prints and solid bridesmaids dresses. It created interest without being distracting.
Our rustic wood lanterns are available in our inventory.
This arbor was a custom build for Swoon clients!
Such a beautiful tablescape with lush garlands, brass candlesticks, gold flatware and wood cross back chairs.
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!