Archive for July, 2010
After much work, stress, and a little sweat…Erik has successfully passed his PFDE (Professional Floral Design Evaluation) and has been invited to join AIFD. Next July, he will be inducted into this prestigious group in San Franscisco. His next adventure will allow him to stay aware of all the new trends and techniques that make Flowers Washougal, what we are…Extraordinary!
Over 100 people tested to become members into AIFD this year. Erik is one of many that passed his testing and will invited to join AIFD next summer! Here are some of the designs that he created for the test.
This week, we have kept quite busy thanks to Owens Corning employee appreciation event. The second day was held at Multnomah Falls Restaurant. 40 people attended a beautiful dinner coordinated by Amanda Houghton of Life’s a Party Event Planning and Consulting. For this event, we created stunningly tall arrangements inspired by the beautiful northwest surroundings of the falls. Branches, nests, succulents, ferns, mosses, feathers, rocks and grasses were all incorporated into the theme.
White Roses, hydrangeas and calla lilies added the crisp clean feel to the event.
This week, we have kept quite busy thanks to Owens Corning (a client of ours) and their 2 day employee appreciation event starting at Springhouse Cellars Winery. 50 people attended a beautiful dinner provided by Niki Davis of Nicolette’s Catering and coordinated by Amanda Houghton of Life’s a Party Event Planning and Consulting. We created lavish centerpieces, inspired by the venue and wine corks…hundreds of them! Julie comes up with some awesome ideas…but this one took the cake!
Long arrangements consisted of grapes, corks, grapevines and hundreds of red carnations paved together in a sea of red, green and cork brown.
Look close! You will see some corks entwined on vines!
Niki’s buffet arrangement was created in a bowl brimming with corks and corks on grapevine. Shots of vibrant red crocosmia added the life to the party!
Well, to say we have been doing weddings lately, would be an understatement! We have been doing lots of weddings. About 2-3 a wedding is our max however. This past weekend, we created the flowers for Ashley. She loved vibrant color, lots of texture and feathers.
Here her bouquet was created from billy balls, dahlias, lilies, calla lilies, hydrangea, hypericum, and polka dot feathers. The combination was really fabulous!
This beautiful bridal bouquet was created by Erik for a wedding this last weekend. Shelby carried a bouquet of eggplant calla lilies, white calla lilies, deep luscious lisianthus, purple aranda orchids, stephanotis and seeded eucalyptus. This combination was truly stunning! My my, purple is coming back into trend again!
Below is her stunning toss bouquet…a bit of whimsy was added with cascading orchids and wire beading…Fun!
Whew! We have been very busy the last couple weeks. This special event sponsored by Vancouver’s BIA hosted over 250 attendees at the new Parade of Homes site in Ridgefield, WA at Green Gables and Pioneer Canyon. We had the great opportunity to create stunning tropical arrangements for the event thanks to Amanda from Life’s a Party Event Planning and Consulting and Niki from Nicolette’s Catering.
These Stunning Arrangements were created in cone shaped containers on stands. Anthurium, orchids, heliconia, bamboo, crocosmia and tropical foliages were combined together in this dramatic look.
Tall arrangements towered above many of the tables with bamboo, ti leaves and crocosmia. Simple and stunning!
On other tables, low bowls of river stone, bamboo, palms and anthurium dressed up the tables.
On Niki’s buffet tables, we created long tablescape arrangements of tropical splendor! Overall a really great event! Thanks to everyone that referred us and for such a great opportunity to show what Flowers Washougal can do!
A beautiful day in June started off right for Amanda and Dave’s organically creative wedding. From classic touches like gardenias, old fashioned roses and sweetpeas, to less conventional selections like succulents, string of pearls, scabiosa pods and poppy pods, this wedding was fabulously fun to create!
Bridesmaid’s carried sweet nosegays of freesia, roses, mokara orchids, billy balls, succulents, lamb’s ear and much much more. The vibrant shades of yellow and contrasting grays made for a sophisticated yet casual feel perfect for the afternoon affair.
Amanda’s toss bouquet consisted of all things textural in a display of organic wonder.
Her boutonnieres were anything but ordinary. Each different, they displayed many of the individual elements of the wedding in “small bites”
This custom cake was created by Sweet Cakes by Melissa – Gresham, OR. We adorned the cake with all of the wonderful touches of the wedding. Adding manzanita branches to the look really added a bold and beautiful texture to the overall look.
For more imagery of this wedding and many more of our creative events…check out our wedding section. You will see organic, casual, classic, traditional, contemporary and creative wedding work beyond the norm. Getting married? Better come chat with us!