Photo by Jenny Hill

Monday, August 24, 2009

Wedding at Portland's Hotel deLuxe

Courtney's wedding was a very elegant affair in the ballroom of Portland's wonderful Hotel deLuxe. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of green flowers and - one of my favorites - Circus roses. Her centerpieces were simple cube vases with four open roses.

This elegant piece was on the bar table in the ballroom. It looked great in the 1920's style decor of the ballroom. The green hydrangea was a focal flower, complemented by bells of Ireland, Circus roses, green cymbidium orchids and trailing amaranthus.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Danielle's Wedding

Danielle chose this very colorful assortment of flowers for her wedding. The bouquets were built around some of her favorite flowers. She wanted them to have green cymbidium orchids and sunflowers, spiked with other very colorful summer flowers. We hope you had a wonderful wedding day, Danielle!
We made 8 of these centerpieces in vases that Danielle provided for us. Originally she was going to do her own flowers, but was happy to turn the job over to us when she found out how reasonable the cost would be. The boutonnieres were made of small green cymbidiums with equisetum. Very nice!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

More August Weddings

I love how every wedding is different, and every couple has their own distinctive taste. These are our latest wedding bouquets - plus some newly-made gerbera boutonnieres. The white bouquet was very sweetly scented, with sweet peas and garden phlox. The bridesmaids in the second wedding carried hand-tied bouquets of white gerberas to complement these boutonnieres worn by the groomsmen.The groom's boutonniere was a burgundy gerbera to match these in the bridal bouquet. So pretty!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wedding at Linfield College

A wedding of all white flowers was the first of our August weddings. It was a beautiful - but hot! - day for the ceremony on the lovely campus of Linfield College in McMinnville. In this photo our floral designer is putting the finishing touches on one of two feature arrangements. They sat atop 5' garden stands. I wish I could have photographed them in place, but it was such a hot day we opted to leave them in the relative cool of the indoors until just before the guests arrived. You couldn't ask for more perfect orchids than these white dendrobiums.Simple and elegant is an excellent choice if you ask me. This bride chose a clean bouquet of just 8 white calla lilies for herself, and 3 for each of her bridesmaids. No greens, no fluff! Flowers as beautiful as these callas make a statement all by themselves.These little arrangements were hung on shepherd's hooks to define the ceremony site. Mother of the bride designated a helper to hang them just before the ceremony, so they would be fresh and lovely despite the 100 degree day. Congratulations to the bride and groom! I know you had a wonderful day.