Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Jake & Lauren Locker

What fun & such an honor to be part of Jake & Lauren Locker's wedding. These gorgeous images were shared with me from Fleming Photography Studio in Lynden.

My snapshots from the wedding can be viewed on this link: http://www.thebackyardgardenerkz.blogspot.com/2011/07/7311-lauren-jake.html

Sunday, December 18, 2011

12/16/11 - Marta & Jeff

Jeff & Marta had a winter themed wedding. White, silver, purple & black was the color theme. Above is the beautiful bride standing at her aisle entrance. I babysat Marta years & years ago so it was fun to be part of planning & designing her wedding flowers. Below is one of her sisters Katrina. Bridesmaids carried white roses, hydrangea, lisianthus & dusty miller bouquets.

The ceremony.Manzanita branches were set on my metal stands for the ceremony then transferred to the reception and used as some of the centerpieces. The copper wire you see are fairy lights that were turned on right before the guests arrived.

Guests were welcomed into the reception at The Reserve with a beautiful pine garland & Marta's silver vase arrangements. Tall centerpieces

Low centerpieces.

Congratulations Jeff & Marta!

Congratulations Jeff & Marta!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

11/26/11 - Yolanda & Ted

Yoli & Ted's wedding was so much fun to be part of! Another Libolt wedding & they are all so fun! Here are just a few pictures last minute we remembered to take. Many fun details about this wedding, just didn't capture everything. Details not seen are cultural details from both Yoli & Ted. A little bit of Mexico + a little bit of Scotland + add a woodland, elegant, winter feel, + music & food = one good time! Guests were seated at the dinner tables for the ceremony as space is tight at the Bellingham Ferry Terminal. I love this option for tight spaces and it can be a very elegant option as well.

Half of the tables had tall centerpieces, & the other half low centerpieces. Lots of thistle was incorporated into this wedding. Did you know it's Scotland's state flower?

This beautiful grapevine floral chandelier kept awake the night before the wedding, praying it would turn out! It then kept me up the night of the wedding, praying it would stay up!

Congratulations Yoli & Ted!

11/18/11 - Dave & Shannon

Oh how I love fall arrangements. Texture, color & beautiful foliages! What was more exciting about this wedding was making a new friend who might be in my neighborhood in 2012! Thank you Shannon for letting me use wheat, millet, lotus pods, apples, fall leaves & lots of flowers! Congratulations Dave & Shannon!

Close up of the bridal bouquet.

Moss ring bearer pillow...loved it!

Bridesmaid's bouquet

Fall twist on a curly willow arch. Originally was going to use vine maple leaves, but a windstorm took care of that! "Plan B" was cutting the last of the japanese maple branches hanging on to these beautiful yellow leaves. For me, I find it funny that when my first plan falls through, I always like replacements better.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

9/24/2011 - Sarah & Jared

Congratulations to Sarah & Jared who were married last weekend at Semiahmoo Resorts!

The ceremony took place on the docks outside the Pierside Room of which the reception was set up in.

All of their arrangements were a combination of hydrangea, dahlias, stock & garden roses, spray roses & lisianthus! Each table in the Pierside Room was a combination of flowers & candles. I'm sure the room was beautiful with all the candles that evening!

9/17/2011 - Kristen & Jesse

After meeting with Kristen at our first consultation, I was so excited for their wedding. When she told me she wanted somewhat of a Tuscan/wine theme, I instantly started thinking about all the weddings I've seen online taking place in California vineyards. I've always thought those weddings were beautiful & finally I was able to design flowers for a wedding at a vineyard too!

The wedding & ceremony took place at Samson Estates Winery near Lynden.

Kristen's bouquet had a mixture of white hydrangea, dahlias, eggplant mini calla lilies, mini cymbidium orchids & a couple varieties of lavender roses.

How cute are all these blond bridesmaids! I love their jewelry too! Their bouquets were made up of roses, dahlias, freesia & hypericum berry.

The aisle arrangements doubled as some of the centerpieces for the reception. The boxes were filled with an assortment of flowers in all shades of purple.

The vases also were used for the centerpieces at the reception.

Being a windy location, a unity candle would definitely not work (rarely does in outdoor ceremonies). Instead, the bride & groom wrote each other letters. Above is the wood box the letters were in along with a bottle of wine from the winery of which I'm sure they'll drink on an upcoming anniversary!
Congratulations Kristen & Jesse!