It seems to be a week of pretty bouquets over here. I've been sorting through images trying to put together more blog posts of some of our favorite 2014 weddings when I ran across this photo Seattle Bride sent me of the feature I was part of in their previous summer/fall issue (same issue where I was honored to be a nominee for Best New Vendor in their annual "best of" awards!). I had posted about it on my instagram but forgot to mention it here on the blog. Seattle Bride asked if I could come up with a unique fall color palette in a big lush bouquet. What you see below was what I came up with. I always feel so fortunate when I get to work with the local bridal magazines and always love seeing my work in print. Thank you, Seattle Bride, for the opportunity!
This summer I got the chance to create a bridal bouquet for the sweetest bride getting married on her family's property in Eastern WA. She and her family were doing all the decor themselves but she really wanted something special for her bridal bouquet (groom's boutonniere, too). I was so excited she choose me to create it for her. Not only because she was so kind and genuine, which was reason enough, but also, selfishly, because her photographer was the infamous Ryan Ray. I knew I was going to be getting some amazing images of the bouquet--and in no way did Ryan disappoint! This light, this sweet couple--it's just too good. THANK YOU Ryan, for sharing your talent with me; and biggest thanks to the bride, Rachele, for letting me play a small role in her beautiful wedding day.
This was a beautiful day, AND it happened to be the hottest day of the year. I generally long for this type of summer day, but not when I'm in flower mode--and not when the outdoor ceremony is taking place in the direct sunlight at the hottest time of the day. I'm pretty sure I sweat harder at this wedding than when I do hot yoga. But I had to keep those gorgeous blooms looking their best, and I think it turned out pretty great. Holly-Kate and Company did the planning and design on this one, bringing me in for the floral touches. We worked with a white/cream color palette using greenery and berries to add depth and tie in the bride's favorite color, navy, used throughout the wedding. Holly-Kate put a great team of vendors together and I was grateful to be a part of it. These lovely photos are thanks to the talented Laurel McConnell.
I finally got my hands on photos from a 2013 August wedding. Although I have a lot of work I want to share from this past wedding season, I thought I'd start off with this one because the film photos of the ceremony from Bryce Covey are just so dreamy. This darling couple had their ceremony in the perfectly blooming Rose Gardens at Woodland Park Zoo, followed by a large, grand reception at the Sheraton. It was a beautiful day and I'm so glad I got to reminisce with these photos.