November 26, 2022

It is Officially the Season for Holiday Decor Projects

Holiday season has officially started at the Flora Nova Design studio and we have dusted off the many, many boxes of ornaments, branches, icicles, and snowflakes. We are busy preparing for our upcoming holiday decor projects and holiday parties.

Just like every year we will decorate several offices in town and will provide decor for various fun corporate parties. This time of year is super fun for all of us: it is a welcome change to the busy wedding season where we get to play with glitter and sparkle.

Do you have a party planned and need assistance with the decor? We can help! Just get in touch with us for inspirational ideas and a proposal. We love the holidays!

Here are just a few examples from previous years to get your inspirational ideas going.

Woodland Holiday Party

This fun Northwest inspired party had it all: evergreens, moss, ferns, mushrooms, flowers, little animals tucked into vases, branches, succulents, and oh-so many candles. A truly fun and inviting party flair!

Images by Barbie Hull Photography – Production by Clutch Events

White Winter Holiday Party

Or how about this Winter Holiday party with decked in all white holiday decor? It was a fun, modern, sparkly event with lots of white flowers, silver vases, sparkly disco balls, silver balloons, and silver candles.

Images by Barbie Hull Photography – Production by Clutch Events

Northwest Winter Party

The following project is one of our annual holiday decor projects for a Seattle law firm. That year we decked their lobby in Northwest-inspired decor elements. Evergreen garlands with woodland ornaments, acorns, gold ornaments, sparkly ferns and fern curls, and flocked branches. Images by Barbie Hull Photography

Winter Party in Gold and Silver

This was another recent holiday party – all decor elements in white, gold, and silver. For the entrance we designed a tall tree with flocked branches and light strands paired with large gold and silver ornaments. All tables were decorated with vases of white hydrangea, silver and gold ornaments, dried hydrangea painted in silver, with evergreen and snowflake ornaments. Images by Barbie Hull Photography

Holiday Decor 3: Winter Wonderland Party

For this all-white holiday dinner we provided tall and low centerpieces of various kinds. The tall centerpieces featured white floral and evergreen with flocked branches. And we lined the long tables with garlands of evergreen, acorns, ornaments, and rose heads and tucked in lots of specialty candles.

This party was produced and designed by Kevin Covey.

Holiday Decor for A Masquerade Party

And as a final inspiration for now, this fun masquerade holiday party! This party – produced and designed by Kevin Covey – was filled with elegant masks, paper sheets of musical notes, evergreen, red and purple roses, and tall candelabras. Fun, fun, fun!

Let us know is we can help you with your upcoming holiday party or holiday decor needs – we would be delighted to help.

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November 13, 2022

Shaina and Brandon’s Wedding at Sodo Park Seattle

Happy First Anniversary, Shaina and Brandon! We can’t believe it’s been a year already since your beautiful, romantic, timeless wedding at Sodo Park in Seattle!

Bride and groom toasting on their wedding day with floral arbor in background

The couple had plans to celebrate their wedding in 2020 but like so many needed to wait a year for this fun and beautiful day. And a beautiful day it was: Shaina, together with her mom Jackie, envisioned a warm, inviting, and timeless wedding at Sodo Park in Seattle and this venue offered the perfect space for their wedding in all white, with lots of greenery, and warm candle light.

A Timeless Color Palette for a Timeless Wedding

We love a white and green wedding as is timeless and classic. White floral mixed with lots of lush greenery will always look good and we love the addition of the tall pampas grass into the ceremony arch design: it gave the arch an edgy touch. More than 200 candles throughout the venue, along the aisle, by the entrance and all the tables gave the space a warm and inviting feel for this November wedding.

The Wedding Reception

For the wedding reception we designed a mix of tall and low centerpieces in all white and green” white roses, white hydrangea, white stock and lisianthus was used to create organic garden-style designs. And of course, the candle light gave each table a warm glow. We love the addition of the white ceiling and wall drapes: it gives the space a softer and more romantic feel.

If you consider getting married at Sodo Park, you might like these other weddings we designed for that space:

Mallory and Patrick’s Romantic Summer Wedding at Sodo Park

Elle and Colby’s Greenery Wedding at Sodo Park

We love working at Sodo Park and would be thrilled to design your upcoming wedding there. Shoot us an email – we would love to hear from you.

The fabulous vendor team:

Floral and Design: Flora Nova Design

Venue and Catering: Sodo Park by Herban Feast

Day-Of Coordination: Willow and Ivy Events

Photography: Kate Price Photography

Draping: Prop Gallery

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October 22, 2022

Woodmark Wedding in Black and White – Katie & Brandon

This lush black and white mid-summer wedding at The Woodmark Hotel came together beautifully with Lake Washington in the background. The garden greenery, black and white anemones, roses, and lacecap hydrangea gave all of the arrangements a lush and vibrant look. The bride’s lace wedding dress along with her airy garden bouquet were giving us all of the whimsical wedding feeling on that summer day. We just can’t get over how beautiful the black and white panda anemones look in the bridal bouquet and the flat lays. We are happy that Anna Peters was able to capture this day and all the details.

A Lakeside Ceremony

Adding greenery to the Woodmark tent chandeliers brought the room together beautifully. Greening ceilings and tents gives the room more depth and enhances the space by giving the eyes more to look at and admire. Lining the aisle with tall floral arrangements leading up to the circle arch brought the outdoors in and made the tent feel like a garden. The circle arch was designed with beautiful and vibrant florals and greenery, including black and white anemones, roses, and lacecap hydrangea. With Lake Washington in the background, the ceremony took place in a tent filled with loved ones.

A Sunset Garden Reception

As the sun set on Lake Washington, the tent transformed into a lush reception space. With high and low floral arrangements throughout the tent, the space was filled with elements of a lush garden. The day was uniquely captured by an artist who live painted the ceremony. She painted the details of the arch and aisle, and was able to capture Lake Washington gleaming in the background. With laughter, cheers, and dancing the night away, this lovely couples wedding day came to an end. We absolutely loved how this wedding day turned out and are so happy for the beautiful couple!

If you liked this Woodmark wedding, check these out too:

Vendor Team

Floral and Decor: Flora Nova Design

Planning: Pacific Engagements

Photographer: Anna Peters Photo

Rentals: Cort Party Rentals, BBJ Linen

Wedding Stationery: SableWood Paper Co.

Cake: Hoffman’s Fine Cakes

Makeup: Offwhite Makeup and Beauty

Dress: Blush By Hayley Paige

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July 8, 2020

A Backyard Garden Wedding: Sativa and Bobby

Set in the gardens of a friend’s private estate, Sativa and Bobby’s July wedding was a romantic, intimate gathering for their close friends and family. This couple hoped to recreate some of the magic of a midsummer night’s dream for their backyard garden wedding- and we were happy to help. Sativa glowed in a flowing white gown and her bridesmaids wore light pink. The bouquets featured a lush mix of all different kinds of cream and blush roses accented with eucalyptus.

A Backyard Garden Ceremony on the Shores of Lake Washington

The ceremony was held on the shores of Lake Washington, the blue water sparkling in the sun. Sativa and Bobby exchanged vows under a romantic arch draped in cream silk and green smilax vines. At the aisle entrance, large urns filled with viburnum, oakleaf hydrangea, foxglove, and fairy roses were the perfect compliment to the gorgeous gardens on the estate.

Dinner under the most perfect backyard wedding tent

After cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the terrace, the guests adjourned to the white tent, where long tables beckoned. Green smilax vines hung from the ceiling and sides of the tent, bringing the lush greenery of the gardens in. The long tables were set with green garlands, sweet floral compotes, and an eclectic mix of gold candelabras (provided by the fabulous Vintage Ambiance!). The couple’s wooden sweetheart table sat in the center, adorned with a sumptuous floral and greenery runner, and accented with more taper candles. A magical dinner party, to be sure!

If you liked this outdoor tent wedding, check these out:

Anne and Ryan’s Seattle Garden Wedding

Ashley and Jordan’s Luxe Chateau Lill Wedding

Margot and Justin’s Pacific Northwest Wedding

Daniela and Michael’s Woodmark Hotel Wedding

Vendor Team

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Private Estate

Event Design and Florals: Flora Nova Design

Wedding Planner: Eventful Moments

Photography: Baylee Dennis

Rentals: Cort Party Rentals, Vintage Ambiance

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June 3, 2020

A Cream and Blue Wedding: Christine and James

Christine and James’ dreamy cream and blue wedding at Chateau Lill was a classic spring wedding. The bridesmaids wore soft blue gowns, and the groomsmen looked breezy and cool in blue suits. Our bride Christine stunned in a gorgeous cream wedding dress, complete with train. For their florals, our couple leaned in to all the best June has to offer: blousy white peonies, fragrant garden roses, sweet blue tweedia, ranunculus, sweet peas, enormous local calla lilies, scabiosa, and delicate raspberry foliage.

A Chateau Lill Ceremony under the Trees

Chateau Lill is a gorgeous venue, and one of the best parts is the picture-perfect ceremony location overlooking the lake and shaded by towering cedar trees. For their ceremony, Christine and James chose to keep the decor simple since the scenery was already doing the heavy lifting in the decor department. A simple circle arch studded in creamy roses and peonies served as a sweet ceremony backdrop. Two large gold compote arrangements placed on wine barrels (Chateau Lill is a winery after all) marked the aisle entrance, and small floral posies attached to the white chairs lined the aisle.

Dinner under the White Tent.

Textured cream linens set with gold flatware and delicate bone china were accented by french blue napkins in the reception tent. Gold compotes overflowed with peonies, roses, tweedia, stock, and greenery. The long wooden head table was lined with a greenery garland, cream roses, and lots of taper candles. And the circle arch, so pretty under the trees at the ceremony, found a new home behind the bride and groom’s chairs at the head table, perfectly framing the happy couple.

Want to see more fabulous Chateau Lill weddings? Check these out:

A Luxe Chateau Lill Wedding

Tammi and Steve’s DeLille Wedding

Justine and Bryant: A Romantic Wedding at DeLille Cellars

Vendor Team

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Chateau Lill

Event Design and Florals: Flora Nova Design

Wedding Planner: Perfectly Posh Events

Photography: LionLady Photography

Rentals: Cort Party Rentals

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May 20, 2020

An Outdoor Wedding at the Admiral’s House: Ginger and Michael

Outdoor weddings in Seattle are always a risky proposition, but the weather was certainly on this lucky couple’s side! The sun shone down on Ginger and Michael’s sweet outdoor wedding at Seattle’s historic Admiral’s House on the Magnolia Bluff. The couple chose a white and blush color palette for their garden wedding and let us play with all the soft spring texture available in May. Fragrant peonies, garden roses, spirea, sweet peas, phlox, tulips, tweedia, delphinium, hosta, and delicate jasmine vine combined to create soft, romantic, flowing florals that perfectly complimented their surroundings.

A Beautiful Day for a Wedding in the Garden!

Ginger and Michael said their “I Do-s” in front of an iron garden arch draped with greenery, roses, and arching delphinium. The bridesmaids’ blush gowns coordinated beautifully with the soft tones of the florals. After the garden ceremony, the guests dined under a billowy white tent set with long tables, wooden vineyard chairs, and lush low floral. The place settings combined white and delicate gold, a stylish contrast to the deep navy napkins. Trailing greenery climbed the tent legs behind the long head table, adding an interesting focal point for the toasts. A perfect setting for such a lovely occasion!

If you enjoyed this peek at the Admiral’s House, here are two more weddings at this historic Seattle venue!

Kristina and Molly Colorful Admiral’s House Wedding

An Elegant Seattle Outdoor Wedding at the Admiral’s House

Vendor Team

Venue: The Admiral’s House

Floral and Decor: Flora Nova Design

Planning: Clutch Events

Photographer: Katie Parra

Rentals: Cort Party Rental

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May 6, 2020

A White Peony Wedding: Rebecca and David’s Glamorous Wedding at the Bellevue Club

When wedding planner Amber of A Renee Weddings and Events asked us to be a part of Rebecca and David’s June wedding at the Bellevue Club, we jumped at the chance. This couple wanted to create a modern, glamorous black-tie affair with lush mounds of white and blush floral and a show-stopping floral chuppah. We knew that ours was the right team for the job!

An Incredible Ceremony

Rebecca and David’s glamorous ceremony at the Bellevue Club was a feast for the eyes. Creamy sheer draping (by the fabulous team at Prop Gallery Events!) enveloped the ballroom, softly uplit in blush. A towering Dupioni silk chuppah anchored the room, the top covered with a thick blanket of lush roses, peonies, and stock. Down the aisle, tall floral arrangements perched on tapered crystal vases placed atop mirrored pedestals. Groupings of twinkling glass hurricane candles peeked out between the pedestals, their light bouncing off the mirrored surfaces. Finally, a long white canvas aisle runner and rose petals led the way to the front.

An Enchanting Reception

After enjoying cocktails, the guests returned to the draped ballroom to find it transformed for dinner. A custom gobo with the couple’s names and wedding date shown on the dance floor. The tall aisle arrangements now graced several of the round and rectangular dinner tables, surrounded by stemmed floating candles and gold mercury glass votives. A long head table sat in front of the floral chuppah, now restyled into an arch which served as a lovely frame for the couple as they dined. A truly beautiful event for a truly lovely couple. Congratulations Rebecca and David!

Looking for other ways to style a chuppah? If so, check these out:

Elissa and Upshur — Stunning Chihuly Glasshouse Wedding

Kim and Anthony’s Romantic Garden Wedding

Vendor Team

Venue: Bellevue Club

Floral and Decor: Flora Nova Design

Planning: A Renee Weddings and Events

Photographer: Melissa Kilner Photography

Draping: Prop Gallery Events

Rentals: Cort Party Rental

Makeup: Erin Hunt Makeup

Cake: Blue Box Bakery

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April 22, 2020

An Elegant Country Club Wedding: Haley and Brenden at Sand Point Country Club

Haley and Brenden’s May wedding was a soft, romantic spring wedding in white and green. This sweet couple celebrated their ceremony in the beautiful Saint Anne Chapel at Villa Academy before heading over to the Sand Point Country Club for dinner and dancing. Haley wore a classic white wedding gown and carried a gorgeous flowing bouquet of fragrant white peonies, garden roses, and tiny garden spray roses, accented with spiral eucalyptus, italian ruscus, and veronica.

A Romantic Ceremony at Villa Academy

The Saint Anne Chapel at Villa Academy was a perfect backdrop for Haley and Brenden’s romantic ceremony. Guests entered the building through a lush greenery arch studded with roses and delphinium. Inside the chapel, gold urns placed on either side of the altar overflowed with spring flowers: snowball viburnum, showy peonies and roses, delphinium, and spirea. The bridesmaids wore blue, echoing the ethereal blue of the Chapel’s domed ceiling.

Dinner and Dancing at Sand Point Country Club

The dining room of the Sand Point Country Club was the setting for Haley and Brenden’s reception, and the crisp white paneled walls, dark wooden beams, and towering fireplaces served as a beautiful backdrop for the green and white color palette. The fireplace behind the square head table was decorated in a full greenery garland, and the room’s brass chandeliers were draped in greens as well. The mix of round and long rectangular dining tables held a collection of compote arrangements that bloomed in fabulous spring flowers. Gold accents in the chivari chairs, charger plates, and compotes lent a warmth to the room, and a mix of clear glass votive candles twinkled.