Archive for August, 2010
This past weekend we had 3 weddings, one of which was held at Camas Meadows. Ashley got married…and the weather was perfect! Beautiful flowers in shades of white and blue were created for her special day. Hydrangeas, calla lilies, dahlias, stephanotis, sweet peas, and eryngium were combined together in her beautiful delicate bouquet.
Simple Arrangements dressed up the gazebo in the ceremony area
To carry the theme of simplicity, the centerpieces were alternating tall and short square vases filled with calla lilies and hydrangeas
A beautiful cake was created by Meghan of Cakes by Design. We added coordinating flowers to dress it up!
This past weekend, we had 3 more weddings. Dustin and Kristin tied the knot in the Rhodedendron Garden in Portland. She chose beautiful flowers in deep shades of purple with accents of lime green. Turquiose ribbon offset the colors and balanced the addition of peacock feathers!
Blooming oregano, scabiosa, hypericum, seeded eucalyptus and feathers add contrast and whimsy to the completed bouquet!
This past Monday, Scott’s mom passed away. As we do so many times, we offered up beautiful flowers with unique touches that related to her life. She loved her chickens and sold eggs to many people in her life.
Julie created a beautiful casket piece of purples and yellows and vibrant pinks. Mollie built a chicken coop to sit in the center of it.
Accompanying easel sprays were created with tomatoes and garden flowers and foliage relating to her love of gardening.
Eggs in brightly colored egg cartons filled this easel spray with her love for chickens and selling eggs!
Here’s a couple more wedding bouquets from this weekend’s fun…beautiful, romantic, and overstuffed seemed to be the theme.
Beautiful old fashioned ‘Yves Piaget’ Roses, ‘Maria Theresia’ Roses, Dahlias, Calla lilies and berries were combined in this stunning bouquet created by Julie for Miss Taylor!
Michelle’s bouquet held many surprise elements including blackberries and orchids. Congratulations Michelle!
Traditional flowers such as casablanca lilies, soft ‘sweet avalanche’ roses, freesia, sweetpeas, hydrangeas and dahlias come together in this fragrant bouquet created for Hailee. It’s a wonderfully classic look for this summer bride
The stems of her bouquet were adorned with beaded pearls and soft pink bullion as a romantic surprise for her.
Her headtable was created as a tablescape that stretches down her table and accomodates perfect places to set their bouquets for the partying yet to begin.
We love meeting with brides. They are all bubbly and excited, and even sometimes neurotic and that’s ok. But even more than that, we love meeting with brides that live on the wild side. They come to us, they know what they want, but are willing to let us go…Let us “work our magic” as we say around our store. Casey was no exception. When Erik met with Casey, she said she loved orange and yellow and gerbera daisies. From there, he “worked his magic!”
Here’s her fabulous orange bouquet. Roses, zinnias, miniature gerbera daisies, tulips, crespedia balls, fern curls and pods created a ball shaped stunning look for her to carry down the aisle.
Erik also created simple attendant’s bouquets of miniature gerbera daisies with a simple and whimsical grass treatment on the stems below the blooms.
Breathtaking views of the Columbia Gorge at Skamania Lodge were framed for her special day with an arch built by her father. Denise of Flowers Washougal graciously setup the floral decor and made certain everything was beautiful and wind-hearty for Casey’s ceremony.
Ami’s beautiful bouquet created by Julie consisted of buttery ‘Alexandra’ roses, old fashioned roses, dahlias, sage green hydrangeas, calla lilies, phalaenopsis orchids, fern curls and crespedia balls. Simply soft and lucious.
Julie also created stunning vibrant bouquets for her attendants that coordinated in shades of yellows and a touch of blue. Dahlias, roses, tulips and veronica completed the look.
Because we are all about detail, not a step if missed when it comes to the smaller parts of a wedding. Although they are small, we find the boutonnieres and corsages to be just as important in the overall wedding. Check out these simple and fun boutonnieres Julie created for Ami’s guys…
Beautiful simple bubble bowls brimming with hydrangeas, roses, and dahlias in lemon filled glass bowls and curly willow swirled bowls completed a stunningly simple outdoor reception.
Each year, we create beautiful tropical arrangements for the Hawaiian Festival in Esther Short Park. Sari Aho of Aho Construction graciously pays for our creations each year! This year, we pushed the limits of our creativity by building box structures that emcompassed fabulous flowers such as anthurium, oncidium orchids, heliconia and fabulous tropical foliages. To add drama, one design was created vertical from the ground up and the other was created vertical hanging from the top down! Great fun!
Julie’s garden is in full swing, which means, each and every wedding we do, incorporates a little bit of her amazing love of gardening and funky cool flowers and northwest stuff!
Here’s a prime example of what we can do, thanks to Julie and her fabulous garden of wonderment! (Each and every flower came from her garden!)
Our greatest passion in design currently evolves around a northwest organic look. Not every bride is suitable to suggest such a look, but when they come to us and say they love anything “weird and succulent” we know it’s time to pull out all the stops!
Morey and Jillian tied the knot at Mcmenamin’s Edgefield this past weekend. With colors of deep yellow white and sage green, we created textural bouquets for her girls and her. Dahlias, kangaroo paws, hydrangeas, succulents, billy balls and fragrant freesia were all incorporated.
Her bouquet of the same stunning varieties also incorporated a stunning surprise element, phalaenopsis orchids. This avante garde combination made her bouquet extra special!