Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pumpkin Centerpiece

Here is a really easy centerpiece ANYONE can do themselves. I saw this idea recently on Better Homes & Garden's website. I had leftover orange daisy mums from an event & thought this would be a fun way to use them for a party I hosted at my home. I expect this centerpiece to last 3-4 days. Pictures shown are on day 2.
Step 1: find a small pumpkin in a shape that you like
Step 2: Cut the daisy mums right a the base of the bloom ( I used approx. 7 stems of daisy mums)
Step 3: Hot glue to the pumpkin
That's it! Really easy. This project took me 6-8 minutes. I used a glue pan so I think using a glue gun might make the project take a little bit longer.
If you try this project, email me pictures. I'd love to see how yours turn out!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


With lots of rain predicted & flood warnings, Sunday's 10/10/10 wedding turned out to be a beautiful sunny day! Yeah! I can't wait to see the photos from Tiffany Burke Photography. Congratulations Sofie & Dayn! Thank you for letting me design the flowers for your fall wedding.

Bride's bouquet with fall viburnum leaves, dahlias, trachillium, chocolate cosmos, leonidas roses, hypericum berry & bells of ireland.

I was able to make up 4 of these big arrangements! Beautiful & well worth the sore muscles the next day from hauling them up the stairs.

Centerpieces doubled as the aisle arrangements. Dahlias, mums, ornamental kale, wheat, pinecones, nandina & smoke bush.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Rick & Meg

Rick & Meg's wedding this past weekend was a treat for me. I enjoy working with green flowers & this wedding had so many different kinds of them. When I first met Meghann, a beautiful red head, there was no surprise that she wanted a lot of green flowers. What red head doesn't like green! They chose a Vintage, Irish Pub theme for their wedding largely because of the ceremony & reception location at Broadway Hall in Bellingham.
I first met Meghann & her friend Danielle of Added Details at a wedding two years ago. So it was fun for me to get to know both of them a little more throughout the planning of Meg's wedding. Congratulations Rick & Meghann! It was an honor to be part of your wedding day.
The front and back side of the bride's bouquet. The flowers were a mix of white hydrangea, green button mums, green trachillium, green hypericum berry, white lisianthus, white ornithagolum arabicum with the black centers & green tea roses. The back of the bouquet had one yellow rose in memory of Meg's father & one stem of yellow spray roses in memory of her grandmother of whom recently passed away.

One of the several bridesmaids' bouquets. White hydrangea, green hypericum berry, green trachillium, green button mums, green spider mums & white ornithagolum.

One of the flower girls' kissing balls. These were made of light green mini carnations.

The piano arrangement set on a vintage linen.

The picture above and below shows how the bride added simple yarn to the glass votives. A great detail that added a vintage feel.

The entrance into Broadway Hall. Guests were greeted by a great fireplace and a small table with the guestbook.

Guestbook table display.
Close up of the guestbook table arrangement that was designed in Meg's grandmother's vintage green glass vase.

Simple ceremony arrangements in my large floor urns.

Two styles of centerpieces. One with green spider mums & curly willow. The other just a simple large green hydrangea.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Katherine & Jonathan

Despite the drizzle, yesterday's wedding at Lairmont Manor in Bellingham was beautiful. Katherine & Jonathan were good sports and kept the wedding outside in the beautiful courtyard where the colors really popped with the neighborhood trees in the backdrop. Congratulations you two!

Bride's Bouquet & one of the Bridesmaids' bouquets. Despite how they look in the pictures, the bridesmaids' bouquets with the brown ribbon really were smaller than the bride's bouquet!

Apricot roses, white hydrangea, green mini cymbidium orchids, dahlias, sage & seeded eucalyptus.

The ceremony in the fountain courtyard

Close up of one of the aisle arrangements.

Fall At Lairmont Manor

We had a little bit of a break from the fall rain for this beautiful wedding at Lairmont Manor in Bellingham. The wind blew really hard....but can't complain about the 73+ degrees & sun for this outdoor ceremony & reception! A very beautiful & sincerely sweet bride, groom & families made this wedding fun for me. Congratulations Serena & Taylor!
Brides Bouquet
Close up of the Bride's Bouquet with Mango Mini Calla Lilies, Chocolate Mini Cymbidium Orchids, orange Aranda Orchids, Mikasa Spray Roses, Asst. Dahlias & Fern Curls.
Bride & flower girl bouquets.
Simple ceremony arrangements down the aisle
Asstorted dahlias floating in the fountain
Three different centerpiece styles on dinner tables.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Evan & Carrie

Today I received some beautiful images from Seattle photographers Joe + Jill Photography They shared these beautiful images from Evan & Carries wedding this summer. They have some images on their blog as well from the rest of the wedding day that are definitely worth looking at too. Their images are artwork! Thanks Jill for these images!