Photo by Jenny Hill

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Wedding at Kelty Estate

Kelty Estate in the little town of Lafayette was the perfect setting for Rachel and Robert's vintage themed wedding. It is a lovely old home turned Bed and Breakfast, located in the heart of Oregon's Wine Country.

Rachel's favorite flower, the peony, was brought in from Holland. But the roses, sweet peas, succulents, Kent Beauty oregano - and even the baby's breath - came from nearby growers. You can imagine how wonderful it smelled! Take a look at the handkerchief detail in her bouquet

The estate's shady backyard garden served as the ceremony site, with vows being said under the iron arch.
Reception tables were set up on the front lawn with these cute little birdnests as the centerpieces. It was a beautiful day, and I hope everyone had a great time!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Monica's Cool Blue Wedding

The campus of Linfield College was once again the backdrop for a summer wedding. I thought Monica's cool blue shades were the perfect counterpoint for the hot day. We tucked the arch into the shade to protect the flowers from the heat. It was later moved to the head of the aisle and vows were said under the arch.
Monica's bouquet used blue hydrangea, lady's mantle and nigella from our gardens. Nigella is also known as love-in-a-mist. Great name for a wonderful little flower! (Some people are familiar with it's seed pod, used a lot in dried flower arrangements. When dried, it's know as old-man-in-a-beard!)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Kristin's Garden Wedding

The rain finally cleared and Kristin had a beautiful sunny day for her wedding in her dad's garden. The garden was lovely, and featured some of the same local flowers that I had used in Kristin's bouquets.
There was a bit of a vintage theme, brought out in the use of her grandmother's handkerchiefs. Kristin told me she remembered wrapping her dolls in these hankies when she was little. What a nice way to bring fond memories of Grandma to your wedding day!
In addition to an all-natural garden look, Kristin's inspiration was the colors of the sunset. She loved the idea of pods and berries mixed in. I was especially excited about finding the sea holly and the scabiosa seed heads. You can see both in the bridal bouquet. And - yes - that's another handkerchief in the bridal bouquet!
One of the unique things about Kristin's wedding is that our first meeting was only three days before the wedding! It was all done via pictures and through her wedding coordinator. She was really happy that we had hit her look so right on!