Monday, October 3, 2011

Natasha and Jason

I love working with all different kinds of couples and helping bring their personality through in perhaps their most important floral collection ever. I think I could stare at this bridal bouquet all day. Natasha wanted a beautiful, romantic bridal bouquet with ivory roses and stephanotis and a touches of baby pink and an antique/ champagne hue. She was so wonderful to work with! There's nothing better than when a bride takes one look at her flowers and throws her arms around me. :) Its that connection with people that helps me 'nail' the design, and I always treasure my brides reactions to their wedding floral collection. 
The bridesmaids dresses were a gorgeous deep red, and the coordinating bouquets of ivory and red roses were a stunning touch. I really, REALLY can't wait to see pro pics of this wedding. Here are a few I shot in the shop in a quick hurry to get out the door... Enjoy!

Festa Italiana 2011

This was my 4th year working with the Portland Italian Festival. I always love working with the people and being involved in the set up in my small way. Naturally, I stuck with red, white and green flowers. Since the flowers are outside for 3 days in August, I'm careful with my selection and preparation to make sure they make it through. Definitely visit the Festa next year, I'll keep you posted on dates when the time is right. It's always in August at the Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland, Oregon. I've never had so much fun dancing and of course, eating! Ciao...

Sara and Ben

Sara and Ben are awesome! Sara sent me a picture of a gorgeous bouquet with silver zipper flowers and funky chains as partial inspiration for her bouquet. The end result ended up being a fusion of different inspiration she provided along the way. I made the silver zipper flowers out of... well, zippers of course. ;) I felt like this floral collection really matched the couple. They compliment each other beautifully, are classic and romantic, and have an edgy 'outside of the box' splash about them. Once again, I'll collect pro pictures at some point, I'm sure. :) The wedding was at McMinnamins Edgefield on a beautiful summer day. Pretty much as good as it gets!