Sunday, February 24, 2013 a great find!

I just ran across this resource for wedding planning and thought I'd share. I love to read Etsy features, and the creator of this website was a featured author of an interesting post I happened on this morning. All planning and inspirational resources are valuable, especially the really good ones. Here's a shout out for

Friday, February 15, 2013

Melissa and Michael

Check out this color palette! I LOVE! Fuchsia garden roses, shades from blue to purple hydrangea, pink sweet William, blue thistle (sea holly), early green sedum, seeded eucalyptus, pink dendrobium orchids, pink freesia, splashes of bluish purple delphinium and three shades of purple stock. The white pops in the bridal bouquet are also garden roses. I'm so happy with how it all came together! I met Michael and Melissa through an introduction from their fabulous coordinator, Ashley Lacer of Stargazer Weddings; whom I adore and have a ton of professional respect for. She keeps everything running smoothly and makes it look easy. The wedding was at the Rogue hop yard in Independence, Oregon. Such a cool place! Very fitting for this fun loving couple. You can tell so much by their wedding photos. They've been together for over 10 years and were high school sweethearts. Awe.. ;) They were so much fun to work with, and so happy and CLEARLY in love beyond words on their wedding day. Thank you Michael and Melissa! It was my pleasure to carry out your incredible vision. You two are a beautiful inspiration!

Thank you to 5th and 59th Photography for these stunning photos! True genius!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Angela and Tim

Angela is one of my beautiful Rinella cousins. She's in so many of my happy childhood memories. We're blessed to have the support of our big Italian family, and our time together has always been filled with belly laughs, endearing love and lots and lots of pasta! I love you Angela! Thank you for trusting your flowers to me! I love you too Tim, for the wonderful man you are for my sweet, beautiful cousin. 

These pieces were so much fun to create! Angela told me she wanted daisies, daisies, daisies and blue. So here you go... I can't get enough of deep blue hydrangea, so that was a natural choice. I also used sea holly and blue delphinium to add some texture and little pops of whimsy. This was such a beautiful and fun wedding. Thank you to Vivid Life Images for these incredible photos!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Corina and Ethan

Corina and Ethan have a special place in my heart. Ethan and my husband are in our church's worship band together. According to my husband, Ethan is one of the best drummers on the planet! :) When Corina and Ethan announced their engagement, the hubs dropped me a shameless plug. I'm so glad he did! I was honored to carry out this gorgeous vision! Their colors were aubergine and ivory, and Corina was very inspired by deep purple ornamental artichokes. I put 3 in her bouquet and a little tiny one in her father's boutonniere. Super cool! The collection also has chocolate cosmos, chocolate calla lilies, bells of Ireland, lisianthus, seeded eucalyptus, purple limonium, dendrobium orchids and a few gardenia reserved for the bridal bouquet. Thank you to Becerra Photography for these gorgeous photos! Thank you Corina and Ethan for trusting your beautiful vision to me!

Here are a few shots I took...

Friday, February 8, 2013

Anna and Chris; Rincon, Puerto Rico

I am so honored to have done the flowers for this gorgeous wedding... in Rincon, Puerto Rico! Anna found me on Etsy and the rest is history. I was immediately inspired by she and Chris, and by Puerto Rico. I'm so excited to share these brilliant photos by D'avello Photography. I'm not sure if I'm admiring the bouquet or the photography more. At any rate, here are some incredible shots of a bouquet that traveled from Portland, Oregon to Rincon, Puerto Rico during the holidays... I packaged and shipped this beauty on December 21st for their January 3rd wedding. Succulents, even an agave and air plants in every piece... Fun fact: Everything in this collection can be replanted!

Here are a few shots I took...