Thursday, July 15, 2010

Erin and Ben

Erin is one of my favorite brides of all time! Ben must be pretty cool too because he got to marry Erin. ;) I had custom pottery made by local potter Karl Knudson and planted succulents purchased from an Oregon farm for the centerpieces. It turned out gorgeous! The flowers were a loosely gathered combination of scabiosa, itea, lisianthus, fressia, larkspur and maidenhair fern, all purchased from local farms. The bouquets sported a few succulents and the boutonnieres were mostly non floral, using lots of different succulents. I can't wait to see the professional photos of this wedding! Here are a few I snapped... Enjoy!

4th of July flowers

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. Somewhere inside me is a rodeo queen trying to get out. Someday I'll show you pics of my Granny and Mom as rodeo royalty. I think they're holding flowers, so it could be somewhat relative. :) I had a fabulous wedding (blog up next) on Independence Day this year, so I did red white and blue quite early. I need my 4th fix, and of course I had to do that with flowers. And yes, I am catching up on my blogging. Please forgive my long periods of silence followed by a bombardment of blogs.

Heidi and Jake

The one thing that I kept hearing from Heidi was that she wanted something that wasn't 'your average bridal bouquet.' She knew what flowers she wanted, and she didn't want to be typical. She loved asiatic lilies, calla lilies, orchids and stephanotis, so we worked with those. I called her from the flower market to get the go ahead on a giant purple alium and scabiosa. It all came together very beautifully. Congrats Heidi and Jake!

Everything's coming up roses!

Congrats to Katie and Reid! This was a beautiful rose wedding. I couldn't stop myself, I lost count at 72 roses in the bridal bouquet. Yeah, yeah, I tend to overdo a bit. Katie and Reid both liked the ribbon grass wrap detail that I do, and Katie is very particular about symmetry. So Reid's boutonniere sported a heart shaped (not to obvious, but definitely there), symmetrical design that somewhat caged in the red rose. I thought it was gorgeous. Of course I did. ;)