Portland Wedding Florist | Portland Event Design

DIY Felt Christmas Tree Garland

The holiday season is officially here! I love decorating my home for Christmas. The only caveat, is that I don’t like to do the same theme/color palette year to year. This is a nightmare for my financial advisor hubby ;).

This year, I decided to I wanted to decorate with navy, white, gray, and copper. I love this wintery color combo! Unfortunately, I only had a few silver and white decor items from years past. In order to save some money I decided some DIY projects were necessary. In the next several days I will be sharing a few DIY decor projects I am using in my home this Christmas. First up is the DIY felt garland for our Christmas tree.

Supplies Needed:

  • Felt in color(s) of choice. I kept my color scheme neutral (white, oatmeal, and gray)
  • Bind wire or twine
  • Scissors (sharp enough to cut fabric)


Step 1: Cut your felt into 1/2″ x 5″ strips and cut your bind wire to desired length (You may want to cut a few pieces in equal lengths.)


Step 2: Next, tie your strips of felt onto the bind wire.


Step 3: Pull pieces of felt together and turn in different directions to create fullness and dimension. Continue until you have covered the bind wire.


Step 4: Add to your tree!


Check back soon for a DIY winter wreath tutorial.


Hood River Wedding Florist

Caitlin + Sean | Mt. Hood Organic Farms Weddingportlandweddingfloristmthoodorganicfarmswedding2

What a pleasure it was to be a part of Caitlin + Sean’s wedding day. These two got married at a gorgeous venue near Hood River, Oregon, Mt. Hood Organic Farms. This place is stunning! The property itself is over 200 acres, and boasts beautiful gardens, ponds, trails, and of course orchards. To top it off, the view of Mt. Hood is off the charts phenomenal.

Caitlin definitely has a little boho spirit about her. From her floral crown, to her bouquet, she wanted her florals to have a natural, garden-esque feel to them. I loved her color palette of peach, white, and blush.

Congratulations Caitlin and Sean! Thank you for choosing Swoon at your wedding florist!

hoodriverweddingflorist8Beautiful Caitlin wore a crown of ivory spray roses, peach/coral ranunculus, peach hypericum berry and eucalyptus.mthoodorganicfarmsweddingmthoodorganicfarmswedding2hoodriverweddingflorist3portlandweddingforistmthoodorganicfarmswedding3The bridal bouquet featured cafe au lait dahlias, Juliet garden roses, ranunculus, lysmachia and jasmine vinehoodriverweddingflorist5hoodriverweddingfloristmthoodorganicfarmsweddingI love how neutral the bridesmaid’s dresses were. Their bouquets had a pop of chamomile (mini daisies).hoodriverweddingfloristportlandweddingflorist2hoodriverweddingflorist2  A gorgeous reception in the Apple House at Mt. Hood Organic Farms.hoodriverweddingflorist4You really can’t beat that view of Mt. Hood! Absolutely stunning!portlandweddingfloristmthoodorganicfarmsweddinghoodriverweddingfloristmthoodorganicfarmswedding2

Photography: Sara K. Byrne | Venue: Mt. Hood Organic Farms | Floral: Swoon Floral Design

Portland Wedding Florist | Portland Event Design

Giving Thanks | Autumn Wedding Inspiration

Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever! Psalm 107:2

portlandweddingfloristoregoneventdesign3The holiday season always seems to sneak up on me. One day the leaves are just beginning to change. The next, we are half way through November, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner!

Thanksgiving is so meaningful to me. Taking the time to reflect, to be surrounded by loved ones is a slice of heaven for me. As a small business owner, I don’t take for granted that everyday I get to do something I absolutely love. Not only that, but this business also allows me to be a stay-at-home-mom to my daughter. So, to all my past and current brides and clients: THANK YOU!!! from the bottom of my heart. Supporting my small business helps me provide for my family, spend time with my daughter, and allows my work and my passion to be one in the same.

And to my family, friends, and peers; there are not enough words to express my gratitude for your continual support, love and encouragement. It’s this tribe that keeps me going day in and day out.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and that you take time to be with loved ones, to reflect, pray, to give thanks.

Also, thank you Style Me Pretty for featuring this lovely, fall inspired editorial. Check out what they have to say here.portlandweddingfloristoregoneventdesign4portlandweddingflorist3portlandweddingflorist2Pears, persimmon, and chestnutsportlandweddingfloristoregoneventdesign2portlandweddingfloristportlandeventdesign3I love these beeswax candles. They are perfect for any fall table.portlandweddingfloristportlandweddingfloristoregoneventdesignportlandweddingfloristportlandeventdesign2Fall colors are some of my favorites. Mums, roses, oak leaves, pieris, and nandina are some of the flowers and foliage that make up this arrangements.portlandweddingflorist4portlandweddingfloristportlandeventdesign

Photography: Jamie Rae Photo | Design/Styling/Floral: Swoon Floral Design | Rentals: Something Borrowed | Makeup & Hair: Kim King | Gown: Claire La Faye | Jewelry: JES Designs | Cake: Little Red’s Bakeshop

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!

portlandweddingfloristportlandweddingflorist4Timberly’s bouquet featured cafe au lait dahlias, peonies (yes, in August!), garden roses, and ranunculus.portlandweddingflorist2portlandweddingflorist6portlandweddingflorist5oregonweddingflorist7One of my favorite ceremony designs to date. Lush hops vines. bridalveillakesweddingoregonbridalveillakesweddingoregon2bridalveillakesweddingoregon3bridalveillakesweddingoregon5oregonweddingfloristbridalveillakesweddingoregon4I love incorporating fruit into arrangements and table design. Not only does it add beautiful color, but it brings in authentic, seasonal texture. oregonweddingflorist4portlandweddingflorist7The centerpieces were arranged in beautiful silver compote bowls. The florals included cafe au lait dahlias, peach garden roses, blackberries, eucalyptus, and delicate yellow scabiosa.oregonweddngflorist3portlandweddingflorist8bridalveillakesweddingoregon6oregonweddingflorist6

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.

swoonfloraldesign-comportlandweddingfloristoregonweddingfloristredridgefarmwedding2Brittany’s beautiful bouquet featuring cafe au lait dahlias, Juliet garden roses, dusty miller, lysmachia, eucalyptus and more.swoonfloraldesign-comportlandweddingflorist2swoonfloraldesign-comportlandweddingflorist3The bouquets paired perfectly with the blush bridesmaids dresses.swoonfloraldesign-comportlandweddingfloristWe used ranunculus for the groom’s boutonniere, and ivory spray roses for the groomsmen.swoonfloraldesign-comredridgefarmwedding3swoonfloraldesign-comredridgefarmwedding2swoonfloraldesign-comportlandweddingflorist4swoonfloraldesign-comportlandweddingfloristoregonweddingfloristredridgefarmwedding

Vendors: Venue: Red Ridge Farm | Photography: Sweetlife | Floral: Swoon Floral Design | Gown: Charolette’s Weddings and More | Makeup and Hair: Portland Makeup and Hair

Portland Wedding Florist

Columbia Gorge Elopement | Government Cove

One of my favorite parts about being a wedding florist is collaborating with other creatives in the industry and running with inspiration and ideas we have floating around in our heads.

When I was approached by a group of Portland wedding photographers about being part of an elopement shoot in the Columbia River Gorge, I knew this was something I wanted to collaborate on.  The gorge is one of my favorite parts of Oregon. I love that it is only a short drive outside of Portland. Government Cove is a beautiful area off the beaten path, with breath taking views of the Columbia River.

I loved the Pacific Northwest feel to this shoot. Warm and inviting, with touches of natural elements.

Thank you to a wonderful team of vendors who put so much time, effort and talent into this elopement. Also, check out the feature on Grey Likes Weddings!

oregonweddingflorist2What a breathtaking view of the Columbia River Gorge!

oregonweddingflorist3oregonweddingfloristportlandweddingfloristThis white bridal bouquet has some of my favorite spring blooms: Ranunculus, hellebore, lilac, and spirea.portlandweddingflorist2I love these cement urns we have in our inventory! They are so versatile and work with so many different styles of weddings.oregonweddingflorist4To add some interest and color to the centerpiece, we added in jewel tones.portlandweddingflorist5portlandweddingflorist3

Vendors: Photography: Wildwood Photographers | Styling + Coordination: Luxe Event Productions | Rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals | Paper Goods: Paperbloom | Cake: Back to Eden Bakery | Gown: BHLDN | Suit: Duchess | Hair + Makeup: Makeup by Whit

Bend Wedding Florist

I was honored to be hired as the wedding florist for this amazing Bend event. Megan and Dan were married on a beautiful, late summer day at Black Butte Ranch. The couple vacationed here together while dating, and decided it was the perfect place for them to tie the knot. What better backdrop for your vows than the majestic Cascade Mountain range?

The couple wanted an elegant feel to their wedding, with some rustic elements as a nod to the ranch atmosphere. We used our reclaimed wood arbor for the ceremony and wooden boxes for the centerpieces. Megan is also a nutritionist so we incorporated kale and apples into the bouquets and arrangements. Even the tables “numbers” were names of different apple varieties! Brightly colored garden roses, dahlias, and ranunculus added pops of color to the beautiful draped tent and looked lovely against the blush bridesmaid dresses.bend-oregon-wedding-florist-7bend-oregon-wedding-florist-8 I absolutely love incorporating floral elements into other parts of the wedding day. Megan requested garden roses in various shades of coral to decorate her tiered wedding cake. bend-wedding-florist-2bend-wedding-florist-3Love how all of these bridesmaids look with their neutral dresses and colorful bouquets.  Your bouquet is a great opportunity to add personality and color to your wedding day. bend-wedding-florist-4bend-wedding-florist-5We loved creating this wood arbor out of reclaimed wood.  It was a beautiful backdrop and could be used in the couples home.  portland-wedding-florist