There are few things I love more than a wedding that combines a classic venue with thoroughly modern details. Ande and Michael’s hit that note perfectly when they married at downtown Portland’s First Presbyterian Church with a reception following at nearby at the Sentinel Hotel. Loads of seasonal sweet autumn clematis, smilax, smokebush,japanese maple, dahlias and roses added a richness and texture to the grand white ballroom. Simple, clean details in their paper products, place settings and the coolest impressionist cake by Dream Cakes kept the decor thoroughly new. Oh, and can we talk about the dresses and tuxes?! I’m in love. Congratulations Ande and Michael! Thank you for letting us take part in your gorgeous day!
After 12 years in our old space on Naito Parkway we’re moving! As of April 1st we’ll be operating out of our new space in Lair Hill. I’m so excited for this new era and can’t wait to share our light filled, historic new studio with you.
Come join us at the Oregon Golf Club Open house! This is a great opportunity to meet some vendors, get wedding inspo and see a beautiful venue. Unlike most wedding “shows” admittance is free and open to everyone. Also unlike most other wedding shows the aura at this Open House is calm and fun and lacking that frenetic pushy feeling that can be seriously overwhelming. We hope to see you there!
Brooke and Tom were married last June in downtown Portland’s First Presbyterian church and celebrated immediately after at neighboring Sentinel Hotel. Peonies, hydrangea, roses, ranunculus and jasmine ruled the day and kept the romantic, classic theme alive!
Congratulations Brooke and Tom!! Thank you, thank you for letting us be a part of your stunning day!
Last Spring we had the privilege of providing flowers for a very special event. Located at a private residence tucked away in the forests outside of Portland our client’s wanted their wedding celebration to be reminiscent of the settings in their favorite fables and childhood stories. A village of heavily timbered structures was constructed and guests were taken on a journey through different settings filled with candles, ferns, moss, incense, towering oaks and fire pits. As florists I felt our job was to add the delicate whimsy and color from the lighter side of those stories as well as to infuse the early Spring season. Garlands were strung through the trees above guests heads, thousands of stems of jasmine vine scented the air, natural beeswax candles were clustered on tables and tucked in rocky hillsides, masses of delicate spring blooms hung overhead dining tables and hundreds of helleborus, ferns, and hyacinth nodded alongside pathways weaving through the woods. Here are a few highlights from one of the most challenging, inspiring and creatively fulfilling weeks of my life.
Huge thanks to our clients for bringing us along on this creative journey, to my team for their dedication and positive attitudes even when it was raining and cold, and to the other vendors who we worked alongside!
Oregon Bride Magazine’s annual “Best of Bride” contest is being held now! Voters can weigh in on their favorite local wedding vendors and the winners are featured in their Fall/Winter editions.
We’ve been so, so honored to have been a finalist for “Best Florist” the last 9 years and to have taken home the top prize 4 of those years. It provides a huge boost to our small business and we would be so, so appreciative to receive your support again!
Please note that voting ends February 16th and you need to fill in at least 6 categories to count. THANK YOU!
Ann and Rob’s wedding ceremony was moved indoors to the ballroom of the country club at the last moment to avoid fleeting rain showers. Not a bad move when you have such a lovely space available! A classic arch dripped with delicate sweet autumn clematis while roses, dahlias and hydrangea added color and texture.
Escort cards were staked into a low “field” of delicate flowers in the foyer to the dining room for guests to pick up on their way to the celebration portion of the event.
Multiple styles of centerpieces including our gold metal stands and a long and low centerpiece on the head table filled the dining room with color and a vibrant contrast from the room’s palette of soft beige and creams.
Additional thank you’s to the dream team of vendors we worked alongside on this event!
Photography- Amanda K Photography
Venue and Catering- Waverly Country Club
Coordination- Bridal Bliss
Hair and Makeup- Face Body Beauty
Cake- Papa Haydn’s
Rentals- The Party Place
DJ and Lighting- DJ Chad Dowling
Ann and Rob held their wedding this autumn and the beautiful Waverly Country Club in SE Portland. I was so, so excited about their vibrant color scheme of vivid reds mixed with blush, burgundy, green, cream and taupe and I absolutely LOVE how those same colors shine in this beautiful photos by Amanda. Lacecap hydrangea, sweet autumn clematis, garden roses, smilax, and dahlias added a very seasonal feel to the blooms. Congratulations to a couple who are as gracious on the inside as they are gorgeous on the outside!
Amanda did such an amazing job on the stunning wedding that we had too many photos for one post! Check back for ceremony and reception photos!
Our annual holiday sock drive is happening now and will run until January 8th. This is the fourth year that we’ve held the drive and I’m so excited to be partnering with Bridal Bliss to expand our reach! The last three seasons we’ve collected over 1500 pairs of socks which we’ve donated to the Portland Rescue Mission. The mission is located just a few blocks from our studio in Old Town Portland and I’ve been so impressed with the work and services they provide our homeless neighbors.
If you’re interested in learning more about the sock drive please visit our Fundrazr page! Monetary donations may be made there or you’re also certainly welcome to drop off (or ship) socks to our studio on Naito Parkway. Thank you and Happy New Year!
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