Tangerine and Gray

6 Mar

Just before Christmas I received an e-mail from a bride who was in a little bit of a panic.  She hadn’t received any correspondence from the florist she previously booked for her wedding.  I worked with her fiance’s sister  on her wedding last summer, so she called me in hopes I might be available – which luck would have it – I was.  Considering the short time frame we had to work in, I found her to be relaxed and very enjoyable to work with.  She told me her vision, colors and the hopes of creating a romantic feel.   I was very excited to hear her colors were tangerine and gray, with touches of peach.

Imagine the lovely peach garden rose “Juliet” combined with the feisty orange “Voodoo” rose, white roses, orange rannuculus, orange tulips, bright orange dahlias, dusty miller and touches of eucalyptus.  I loved how the colors popped and what a bright bit of cheer on a rather foggy day.  The best reward of all was the excitement on her face when I handed her the bridal bouquet – her reaction was pure joy and happiness.  I wish I could have bottled it up!




Above photograph provided by Jane G Photogaphy

The wedding was held at the Kilworth Memorial Chapel on the University of Puget Sound campus.  What a lovely chapel!  The reception followed at the Historic 1625 building in Tacoma – a newly remodeled historical building with exposed wood barrel-vaulted ceilings and warm brick walls and lots of open space.

The bride collected vases from thrift and antique stores which included milk glass vases and silver pots in varying sizes.    One of the most unique things I found was a “twin” tulip which I made sure to show off its uniqueness in a single bloom vase.



I really enjoyed working with this bride, she was fun and energetic and full of enthusiasm.  I also loved working with the bright colors combined with the softer grays.  Since this wedding was in January it was so refreshing to work with the bright colors.  Of course, if truth be told, I am a sucker for orange – it’s such a happy color.

What color makes you happy?

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