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Hot Pink and Navy

7 Oct

Back in June I had the pleasure of working with Martina and Dan on their wedding.   I loved their color pallette of bright pink, navy and gray.   The peonies were in full bloom and I was able to get some stunning pink and blush peonies.  In addition to peonies the brides bouquet contained garden roses, snapdragon and Phalaenopsis orchids which I wrapped using soft white ribbon and a rosary provided by the bride.

The wedding was held at Immaculate Conception Church on Capitol with the reception following at the Four Seasons in downtown Seattle overlooking Puget Sound.

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Centerpieces were made using lanterns provided by the bride and groom.

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I couldn’t help but share this photo of the couple by the infinity pool with the ferris wheel in the background.

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All of these beautiful photos were taken by one of my favorite photography teams – Rick Plus Anna – who are shown below.  Thank you Rick and Anna!

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Photo Shoot

26 Feb

Not long ago, I was admiring photos on a wedding blog.   I am one of those people who like to read the comments to see how people react to the pictures.  The one comment that really stuck out to me was the reader who mentioned how she disliked stylized photo shoots and that seeing a “real” wedding was preferable to her.   Although I do understand her comments from the point of view of a prospective bride, for me and I suspect other vendors, they are a really great way to express our creativity with very few, if any, limitations!  I have participated in three photo shoots so far and loved every minute of it.  They are a lot of work – no doubt about it, but when you work with a great group of vendors as I have it makes it all worthwhile.

Recently the amazing team of Rick+Anna Photography and Ashley Berryessa selected senior girls from the local high schools to participate in a photo shoot.  The girls met at the Feather Ballroom in Snohomish where a wonderful dessert buffet was provided for them by Hey-Sweets, Rick and Anna provided goodie bags filled with wonderful surprises,  hair and make-up was done by Urbanista Weddings, Hana Mazur and clothing was stylized by Sara Dylan with clothes provided by JoyWorks, D’Marie Vintage and Jaydens Room.  The morning was spent being pampered having their hair and make-up done and getting to know each other.  They were later surprised by a limo ride which took them to the Snohomish Antique Rose Farm for their photos.

My responsibility in all this was to provide floral crowns and some floral to be placed throughout the photo shoot.  When I arrived at the rose farm I immediately set to work creating the atmosphere for the girls.  The first theme was “Pretty in Pink” .  I gathered tables, chairs, and anything I thought would work from around the barn and started working to create a tea party set-up.  After creating the space for the Pretty in Pink shoot, I moved out to the field to create “Boho Chic”.  Although it was cold, I was so busy moving around, I didn’t notice.  Below are some of the photos, starting with “Pretty in Pink”.

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The girls then changed clothes and went to the Boho Chic space wearing their unique floral crowns.  I mentioned before how much I enjoy doing floral crowns and these were no exception.  I used blackberries, celosia, scabiosa pods, garden roses and succulents attached to curly willow branches forming the crown.  Each of the three crowns were different and it amazed me how they well they fit the personality of each model.

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Rustic brass containers and vintage bottles held arrangements of garden roses, celosia, anenome, blackberries, fern curl, scabiosa pods and ferns.

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I hope the girls had as much fun as I did.  Thank you Rick+Anna Photography and all the wonderful team of vendors who included me in this day.

Mothers Day Wedding

5 Jul

The other day, I received these lovely images of Ed and Salomes wedding from Michelle at Letter M Photography and can’t wait to share them with you.  Ed and Salome were married on Mothers Day at the landmark Edgewater Hotel on the waterfront in Downtown Seattle.   The Edgewater hotel was built in 1962 for the Worlds Fair and has been host to famous guests such as the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Kiss and the Village People.  Some facts which I recently discovered that I thought were worthy of sharing!

Their soft color pallet of  mint, ivory, blush, touches of pink and small pops of raspberry was based around vintage navigation maps they had salvaged.

The brides bouquet consisted of peonies in shades of blush and white, pale pink garden roses, white tulips, scabosia pods, fern curl, dusty miller, succulents and  pops of beautiful locally grown raspberry colored ranunculus.

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The groom wore a simple corsage of a mini succulent, blush peony buds, dusty miller and fern tips.

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The vintage map theme was brought in by creating table names of local Seattle neighborhoods.  I found some rustic looking containers for the centerpieces which were created using succulents, hydrangeas, garden roses, dusty miller, scabosia pods, tulips and fern curl.

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The all white dessert buffet was created by  dianne’s delights and was filled with pie pops, cake pops, raspberry tarts, vanilla bean macaroons and a small cake for the bride and groom.  It was a feast for the eyes (and the tastebuds).  Dianne does a lovely job and her desserts are out of this world.

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Once again the wonderful ladies from Maris Events coordinated and brought it all together.  As always, it was a pleasure working with them and I look forward to working with them again soon.  Thank you also Michelle from Letter M Photography for all these wonderful images.

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