Photo by Jenny Hill

Monday, October 10, 2011

Red Rose Composite Bouquet

This is a practice piece for a wedding later this month. The actual bouquet will be white. Red was what I had for practice and I thought it would be very dramatic. What do you think?
Thanks to Cori Cook for the inspiration and some how-to information.
I can't wait for the real thing. Olivia the bride will love it.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tour d'Brides

It was so fun to take part in the Wine Country Wedding Professionals' wedding show last Sunday. What a great concept! Brides and friends were shuttled by limo, trolly and party bus to four wonderful venues in Yamhill County. It was especially fun to be at Hotel Oregon which was set up in cocktail party format.
Hotel Oregon's uniqueness inspired a Gentleman's Library theme, which was also carried out by Renae of Custom Cakes. Her liquor-infused mini-cupcakes were displayed in shot glasses surrounded by flasks and other "gentlemanly" things.

 Hopefully brides took home some fabulous ideas and had fun touring some of the best wedding venues in the area.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Pretty in Pink

The gazebo overlooking the valley at Wine Country Farm was the setting for Sara and Jesse's Sunday wedding.

Mokara orchids, fern curls, purple cezanne roses and waltzertraum garden roses from Peterkort Roses made a stunning bridal bouquet. We added just a tiny bit of hot pink feathers for a touch of whimsy.

A light strewing of flowers accented the table under the gazebo - ready for the sand ceremony, a symbolic merging of two lives into one.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Another Summer Wedding

Andrew and Teresa had a '40's-themed wedding at the Evergreen Aviation Museum. The ceremony was in the lovely shaded oak grove behind the museum, but the reception was in the museum itself - under the wings of The Spruce Goose! What a memory!

It turned out to be a beautiful day, and this arch swag really stood out against the summer sky. The gorgeous little kales were one of my favorite finds for this wedding.

Bridesmaids carried cream and green mixes, and the Bride got my all-time favorite Piano Frieland rose grown right here in Oregon by Peterkort Roses.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Circus Roses at Wine Country Farm

          Gail created this beauty for Joy and Cody's Sunday wedding at Wine Country Farm. Hopefully they beat the heat with an early afternoon ceremony. Circus roses are one of my all-time favorites. So full and open, and such a gorgeous color combination. I love the unique touches on this bouquet - the ti leaf wrap and the cluster of flowers hanging out the bottom. Congratulations Joy and Cody. I hope you had a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Early June Wedding

Here are a couple more photos of an early June wedding - from Jenny Hill Photography. Beautiful!

Monday, July 18, 2011

June Wedding at Wine Country Farm

Angelique and Kyle came from Colorado to be married in Oregon Wine Country. They were so lucky! It rained every day for a week around their wedding - but not on the wedding day. It was a beautiful day. The wedding was at one of my favorite venues, Wine Country Farm, and the photographs were from Jenny Hill Photography. Thanks, Jenny! There is nothing like professional shots to make flowers look their best.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

It's a Winner!

This simple - and simply wonderful - little arrangement was a prize-winner for Garden Path designer Gail. It won first place in Teleflora's March design challenge. The challenge, called "Sticks and Stones", was to make something using sticks that were toss-aways from other floral work, stones of any kind, and no more than three flowers. Gail calls it "Hole-istic". Congratulations, Gail. We love having an award-winner on our design team.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Beautiful Birthday Bouquet

Lois made this today for a lucky lady's birthday. Smelled wonderful!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Summertime Pink

How about a little dose of summertime pink to combat the grey Oregon sky?
This sweet little wedding at Kelty Estate in nearby Lafayette was all about vintage and romantic touches.

I especially love the button detail on the heirloom handkerchief in the bride's bouquet.

The ceremony was in the estate's cool and inviting backyard, with the reception on the big front lawn.

The peonies perched in their little nests were a "must have" for this bride, and I can see why.

They looked adorable gathered on the shady front porch.
They looked even cuter on the tables.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I found this beautiful little Victoria's Secret box at a thrift store the other day while I was looking for inspiration for table designs for our Sunday wedding show. At that point I was trying to be open-minded and think outside-the-box for a floral container. As it turns out, inside-the-box was just the ticket. Here's what I did with it! And it looked great on the mock reception table at the wedding show.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Wine Country Farm

I realized recently that I have never posted pictures of one of Yamhill County's lovliest wedding venues - Wine Country Farm. It sits high up on Breyman Orchard Road in the Dundee Hills and overlooks the beautiful Yamhill Valley - wine country! They have this picturesque spot to say your "I do's", as well as at least one other outdoor site: a charming well-established gazebo, covered most of the wedding season with a gorgeous blooming trumpet vine. There's also an indoor area for intimate ceremonies or receptions plus a great under-the-stars dance floor.

Joy, one of my 2011 brides told me she knew it was her site the moment she saw it.

Monday, January 3, 2011

January 1, 2011 Wedding

A bouquet of veronica, flawless lilies and peacock feathers started the 2011 wedding season in dramatic fashion. This might be the most unusual bridal bouquet I've ever created. Samantha loved it, and I had a huge desire to be a wedding-crasher just so I could see her carry it down the aisle. She promised me some pro shots which I will share when I get them. The peacock feather boutonnieres were also stunning. I'm guessing their life together will not be boring! Congratulations, Samantha and Anthony.