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Liz and Trevor

21 Dec

Well, here it is December and I realize just how far behind I am on all my blogging (and Christmas).  What a crazy year it has been!  I somehow or other managed to create 29 weddings this year and a bulk of them were in the month of August.  Needless to say, I may need to hire someone for 2016 just to keep up with all the blogging, paperwork and deliveries as one person can not do it alone anymore!  Thanks to all my wonderful family and friends who helped out – I could not have done it without you!

That being said, I am going to try to finally catch up and start posting some of the weddings I did this year.  However, I can’t wait to post about this wedding as it was one of the most anticipated and special weddings of the year – our daughter, Liz and her fiancé Trevor were married on November 14th!  Almost a year of anticipation and preparations went into this event and everyone contributed.  My husband created the water-color images used on the invitations as well as the frames on the tables and arbor behind the sweetheart table.  I made the bridal veil, flower girl dresses, bathrobes for the bridesmaids and lots of signage!  Our daughter, Rachel, helped with the design and assembly of the invitations and programs.  We also had a special afternoon of assembling party favors with Trevor’s mother, sister and niece.

Oh, and the desserts!  Liz made the adorable cake topper for the wedding cake which a family friend baked and decorated.  Liz and I worked on pie crusts for weeks.  Trevor and his mother, Ruth, prepared the fillings for the pies and baked dozens and dozens of cookies the day before the wedding.  Grandma Lillie and Aunt Kathleen made cookies as well and Grandma Claremay made her famous flat apple pie.  Anyone with a sweet tooth was in heaven!

Everyone of the couples I work with hold a very special place in my heart and I just love each and every client I have worked with, but of course this one was extra special in so many ways.  To start with, she is of course our beautiful, wonderful daughter who just happened to marry a really great guy (also known as Mr. Wonderful around here).  When you create the flowers for your daughters wedding they have to be the best you have ever done and then some – so the pressure was on.   Being Mother-of-the-Bride also added a  little more pressure as there were many things to do and places to be.  However, with the help of my very good friend, Nan, and my sister-in-law, Tana, once I created the mock-up of the centerpieces they took off and finished them for me so I could spend time with Liz and be there for all the festivities.  Even at last minute our friend, Carina, came over and finished the garlands the day of the wedding so we could all get ready.   Of course, I can not thank the wonderful Alissa Lawton of Maris Events enough for going above and beyond the call of duty to make sure everything went smoothly the day of the wedding.  She also created the thank you notes for each guest and the table numbers!  With the help of her assistant Ellie they did all of the very detailed set-up for the wedding and reception so I could be mother of the bride.  Words can not quite express my gratitude to everyone who helped out for this event.

Liz and Trevor chose a color pallet of peach, mint green, blush, gold and silver with the feel of a Pacific Northwest winter wonderland.   Peonies, garden roses, lisianthus, ranunculus, and snowberries filled her lush bouquet.  An added touch of hand made charms with pictures of their parents wedding day were attached with ribbon and strands of miniature pearls I saved from my wedding bouquet.  The wedding was held at the beautiful Church at Fauntleroy in West Seattle and the reception was across the street at the Hall at Fauntleroy.

Although it was hard to choose the best photographs to show (because there are so many) hopefully you can get an idea of what a lovely day it was.  As always, Rick+Anna Photography did an amazing job capturing all of the details and special moments of the day.  Although it poured rain all day the team really caught some great shots.  I especially love the shot of the maid-of-honor (and sister), Rachel, escorting her sister to the first look in the pouring rain.  Liz almost fell so Rachel insisted she take off her shoes to walk in the pouring rain to see her groom!  Needless to say, she made it safely.

Enjoy!

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Many thanks to all the wonderful people who helped make this wedding day so special for all of us, including the following amazing vendors:

Peach and Plum

26 Jun

I have known Hana for quite a long time as she is a regular client of mine through her work.  So I was especially honored to be the one she chose to do her florals for her recent wedding.  Since the work we do together usually requires using purple flowers, I was a little surprised that she chose to go with a purple color pallet!  The best thing about working with Hana is that she is flexible and open to new ideas.  So when I suggested using a pale pallet of peach, blush and ivory to coordinate with her plum colored linens and bridesmaids dresses, she was open to the idea and gave me a lot of creative freedom.

The combination of soft colored flowers really complimented the brides beautiful dress.  By adding lavender colored roses to the bridesmaids bouquets it helped tie in the purple to coordinate with their dresses.

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Hana wanted to have just a touch of vintage, but still compliment her modern style invitations.  I found the perfect mercury glass pedestal vases to use for the round tables and clusters of smaller mercury glass vases were used for the long tables.  Grapes were added to the larger arrangements adding the pop of purple to the arrangements.  Of course, you can never get too many candles, so I brought almost my entire supply, even creating a backdrop for the sweetheart table with varying sizes of pillar candles.

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The delicious food was prepared by the wonderful team of Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering and Events.

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A special note of thanks to Raquel of Raquel Leal Photography for producing these beautiful photos in record time!

 

 

 

 

Blush

11 Mar

A Princess Brides is wonderful full service bridal salon located in the Country Village shopping center in Bothell, Washington.   Last Tuesday they contacted me and asked if I would participate in their  annual Vendor Showcase by providing flowers and a couple of bouquets.   The showcase was Saturday!

One of the advantages of not having a lot of time to  plan an event, no matter how large or small, is there isn’t a lot of time to over think what you are going to do.  You have to go to the market and hope there is something suitable to work with given your guidelines – which in this case – were blush and pink and trust your skills.

Luck was on my side when I came across the beautiful blush colored roses “Amelia” as well as a champagne colored rose “quicksand”.  I may have normally passed these roses up because alone they aren’t stunning, but when I paired them together with beautiful pink garden roses, soft cream roses, white lisianthus, silver brunia berries, seeded eucalyptus and dusty miller foliage.  To be honest, I was a little worried that what I had chosen wasn’t going to make a great impression and it took a couple of tries to get it right, but when the bouquet and floral arrangement were completed, I couldn’t have been  happier.  This color combination would be perfect for a vintage wedding.

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In addition to unique roses, I tried something different with the ribbon.  I went through my ribbon collection and found some lovely hand dyed pink silk, blush organza, champagne, silver and soft white pleated ribbons draping them from a rhinestone brooch.

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Close up of ribbons and brooch

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I love the softness of the hand dyed silk combined with the texture of the white pleated ribbon.  Next time I do this, however, I think I will make the draping a little longer, but overall I think it was unique and a nice change from the standard wrappings on bouquets.

For the centerpieces I added white hydrangea and spiral eucalyptus to the arrangement and placed it on a tall vase with hanging crystals.  I couldn’t believe how well the arrangement looked on the blush linens and the aqua drapery behind the table.  Considering I hadn’t seen it before my arrival, I was very pleased as to how well it all came together.

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For the second bouquet I kept it simple with white roses, white lisianthus and silver brunia berries.  Of course I had to add a little something extra, so I added rhinestone pins on the ribbon wrapped stems.

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I wish I could have seen the brides faces as they tried on gowns and held the bouquets.  I hope all who attended the Vendor Showcase had a great time.

 

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