January 29, 2023

This couple was so much fun to work with! Their smiles and cheerful personalities could light up any room and you can see that through there photos. Seeing couples laughing and enjoying their big day makes us so happy to have been a part of it. We are so happy Roddy Chung was able to capture all of the special moments and smiles! We chose soft blush and white florals to design all of the arrangements and bouquets, transforming Chihuly into a lush glasshouse wedding.

A Lush Flower Garden Aisle

We were able to create a perfectly lush gardenesque ambiance for this Chihuly Glasshouse wedding. Flowers arranged in varying heights and styles lined the aisle, leading up to the front of the Glasshouse. As sunlight poured into the room, the details and beauty of the lush white and blush cascading floral arrangements came to life. The lush floral arrangements were designed with hydrangeas, roses, anemones, cherry blossom branches, and delphiniums. The aisle transformed into a flower garden, and the bride walked down the aisle with her mom. Cheers and celebrations for the bride and groom commence once the ceremony comes to an end as they kiss.

A Golden Glasshouse

As the sun sets on the Glasshouse, the bright orange and yellow hues in the glass starbursts created an almost golden light in the night. The celebrations continued with toasts and dancing as the couple took their seats at the head table. The head table backdrop was a golden metal design, and on either side of it, cascading floral arrangements were placed. Tall lush floral arrangements and candelabras decorated each table, along with a variety of candles to go around each centerpieces. The lush floral arrangements were designed with hydrangeas, roses, anemones, cherry blossom branches, and delphiniums. The lush cascading bar arrangement was an absolute show stopper for everyone to see as they grabbed their drinks throughout the night.

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Vendors For This Beautiful Event

Venue: Chihuly Garden and Glass

Photographer: Roddy Chung Photography

Floral Design: Flora Nova Design

Planner: Gian Events

Rentals: CORT Party Rentals, BBJ La Tavola Specialty Linen, Happy Hour Bar Rentals

Cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio

Signage: On The Wall Design Studio

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January 22, 2023

We love a wedding full of textures and unique characteristics! Lindsay and Matt did not shy away from bringing their personal touches into this velvety red winter wedding. And what better venue to have a wedding like this than The Ruins? We used so many different textured florals and unique designs while designing this wedding, and we loved every bit of it! Bringing together roses, anemone, eucalyptus, and amaranthus in all different shades from blush to red, the bridal bouquet turned out gorgeous. All of the bridesmaids worn velvet red dresses that we thought beautifully tied in with the florals and textures of the rest of the wedding.

A Ceremony At The Mantel

Nothing says a winter wedding like a fireplace. We designed a lush and growing arrangement for the fireplace mantel. The lush wild greenery in the arrangement complemented the striking florals and draping amaranths. We designed the floral arrangement on one side of the mantel, while offsetting it with candles and hurricanes on the opposite side. With petals and candles lining the aisle, the cascading fireplace was the focus of the room.

A Renaissance Reception

The ballroom in The Ruins is an European inspired masterpiece. With hand painted murals, which tie in hints of life on the PNW, it creates a mesmerizing ambiance. Dimly lit and darkly painted, it makes for a perfect place to hold a royal velvety red winter wedding reception. The gold chairs and linens from CORT decorated with gold candelabras and red taper candles create a vibrant and rich color palette for the night. The celebrations carried on as the couple danced the night away surrounded by their loved ones. We are glad to have been able to be a part of this unique wedding!

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Vendors

Venue: The Ruins

Photographer: Sarah Anne Photo

Florals & Design: Flora Nova Design

Rentals: CORT Party Rental

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January 18, 2023

This wedding is all about volume! The Hilton Bellevue was transformed into a wedding in the clouds! The brides voluminous dress, the large round luscious floral arrangements, and let us not even start on how grand the head table looked! We went for an all white design for this wedding, and we can easily say that it felt like we were in white clouds by the end of the setup. The bridal bouquet had a cascading design with beautiful white orchids. For the bridesmaids, we kept the bouquets pretty simple with a single rose stem surrounded by babies breath. We enjoyed working with Master Plan Events on this event and making sure everything the beautiful couple wanted was possible.

All In White Ceremony

All the guests wait in the white draped room for the bride to enter. When she walked down the aisle with her veil and dress trailing behind her, all the guest are in awe. The whole bridal party was wearing white, celebrating the couple in a room draped with white fabric, with large white floral arrangements lining the aisle all the way to the back of the stage. This is no doubt, a wedding in the clouds! The floral arrangements were designed with white roses, hydrangeas, and baby’s breath, creating beautiful round floral clouds. Everyone cheers and celebrated as the ceremony ends and the newly married the couple kiss.

Dining In A Floral Cloud

The head table was a breath taking work of art. Just look at the cascading clouds of floral! The head table was designed using fluffy hydrangeas, fully bloomed roses, and clustered of baby’s breath. The tables in the ballroom had rows of candles and a variety of tall and low floral arrangements and bud vases decorating them. The reception hall had an elegant ambiance that was strikingly beautiful. The head table was the main attraction in the room! Who would be able to take their eyes off of that table as the bride and groom sat amongst clouds of cascading florals?

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The Vendors For This Beautiful Event:

Venue: Hilton Hotels & Resorts Bellevue

Photographer: JD Productions

Floral Design: Flora Nova Design

Planner: Master Plan Events

Rentals: Sweet n Design

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January 10, 2023

2023 Wedding Floral Trends – What can we expect in the coming year?

As wedding and event florists, we often get asked to weigh in on the hot 2023 wedding floral trends we see our clients asking for in the coming season. And, since our average wedding client books our services between 6 and 18 months before their wedding date, we are in an excellent position to give you an idea.

So, here it is, our predictions for the popular 2023 Wedding Floral Trends:

  • Ceiling and Wall Installations
  • Ceremony Floral Backdrops
  • Head Tables
  • Color of the Year 2023: Viva Magenta

Ceiling and Wall Installations are a Big 2023 Wedding Floral Trend

First up: Ceiling Installations, Ceiling Chandeliers, and Wall Installations. Oh my goodness, who doesn’t love entering a room and being showered in roses or lush hanging greenery? 2023 brides love utilizing every inch of their ceremony and reception venues – from the floor all the way up to the ceiling. These hanging installations can incorporate greenery vines, greenery garlands, silk or fresh flower chandeliers, floral mixed with crystal strands or antique chandeliers. And there are no limits for the 2023 bride.

Below are some more installation projects we created for very recent weddings and events – and in 2023 we will definitely see more of this trend.

You can find more detailed inspirations in our blog post Daniela and Michael’s Greenery Wedding or Neetha and Binni’s Luxury Wedding.

Ceremony Floral Backdrops

Floral arches are an old wedding standby, as traditional and trusty as it gets. And while round or rectangular floral arches certainly aren’t going anywhere, 2023 brides are looking to put a new, fresh spin on this old standard. The non-traditional floral backdrop continues to be a 2023 wedding floral trend. The 2023 couple is looking for deconstructed floral arches, where different parts of the floral arch are missing entirely, creating the illusion that the flowers are floating in space. Going strong is also the arch that simply consist of 2 tall pillars, adorned with floral in an a-symmetric fashion. Furthermore, couples are opting for the grounded arch, where floral is positioned on the ground in a half-circle. A fabulous option if the background offers a stunning view which should not be obstructed. And of course the circle arch or moon arch will stay around for the coming season.

Will you opt for one of these more unusual backdrops for your ceremony?

Grand Head Tables

We see the continuing trend to create a beautiful focal point for the reception, and 2023 couples tend to go all out when it comes to their head table or sweetheart table. Whether it’s a large floral chandelier running the full length of the head table, or adding floral on top of the table or behind the table. Giving your head table or sweetheart table more attention will go a far way. And you will surely deliver a WOW factor for your guests.

To get more inspiration for weddings with a grand head table, you might want to read up Lindsay and Erin’s Fabulous Fairmont Wedding or Melissa and Andy’s Stunning Tent Wedding.

Color of the Year 2023: Viva Magenta

Pantone recently announced the Color of the Year 2023: Viva Magenta! Viva Magenta is a warm, deep pink hue and perfect to include in your color wedding palette. If it becomes a 2023 Wedding Floral Trend will need to be seen. So far we have not seen too many brides requesting this color to be included in their floral palette. But we sure would be excited to use this color in future designs. To get you inspired, here is a mood board we designed for you. What do you think? Will you use Viva Maganta in your upcoming wedding?

Mood Board for 2023 wedding floral trends using floral images with magenta colored flowers

We hope you enjoyed reading about upcoming trends for 2023. Drop us a comment with your thoughts and predictions. What are you seeing as a big hot trend this year?

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December 30, 2022

Happy Anniversary to Cayla and Kevin! This wedding came to life a year ago, with a magical touch of winter snow! The inspiration of a classic white wedding filled this day with lush white arrangements. White roses and ranunculus along with delicate orchids filled the bouquets. The boutonnieres had white spray roses which complimented the bouquets. We are so happy Jenn Tai & Co was able to capture some pictures in the snow, even though we are sure they were freezing as they took these shots!

A Merry Ceremony Hall

The ceremony took place in St. Joseph Church in Seattle, Washington. The Church had dreamy Christmas decorations from the aisle to the altar created a magical ambiance. The altar, filled with candles, mistletoe, poinsettia, and Christmas trees set the stage for the ceremony. As the ceremony took place under the spot light in the dimly lit room, Cayla and Kevin shared their vows, lit their candles, and kissed. When the ceremony came to an end, The couple walked down the aisle, floral arrangements hanging from each bench, as the guests clapped and cheered, for the now, husband and wife.

A Royal Classic White Reception

This reception was an absolute classic white wedding dream! The ballroom at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel was perfect for this event and all the details tied in beautifully. Two large floral arrangements sat at the foot of the seating chart along with pillar candles to welcome the guests into the grand reception hall. Varying heights of tall and low lush round white floral arrangements sat on each table, with candles surrounding each one. Each arrangement was designed with beautiful white hydrangeas and roses. When the bride walked into the reception hall for a room reveal, she was so pleased and taken aback. She loved the setup and all the decorations and arrangements. The evening began and the bride and groom celebrated the night with their family and friends.

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Vendor List:

Venues: St. Jospeh & Fairmont Olympic Hotel Seattle

Floral and Design: Flora Nova Design

Planner: Kristine Parra

Photographer: Jenn Tai & Co

MUAH: Bridal Beauty Agency & Luxe Artistry Seattle

Videographer: Robbie Negrin Photography

Rentals: CORT Party Rental

Lighting: Lightsmiths Seattle

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December 10, 2022

We can’t believe it has been a year since we worked on this dreamy winter wedding! Happy anniversary to Linda and Khai! This gorgeous wedding was held at Chateau Lill, a stunning Woodinville winery that is a popular venue for wedding events. For this wedding, we designed with lush white ranunculus, blush and white roses, and a verity of greenery including eucalyptus. We love how everything came out. Every arrangement and design was beautifully elegant and full of vibrant florals and greenery. Linda’s bridal bouquet was gorgeous and lush, filled with white florals with hints of blush peaking through! For her bridal bouquet we went with a large oval design to make it stand out. For the bridesmaids bouquets, we used the same florals and textures as the bridal bouquet to tie all the florals together, but we made them into smaller rounded bouquets.

A Ceremony by The Fireplace

The indoor ceremony at Chateau Lill created the dreamiest and coziest winter wedding atmosphere. The aisle was lined with tall pillar candles and floral arrangements at different heights, all leading up to the lush and gorgeous fireplace and mantel ceremony set up. Vibrant white roses and greenery draped around the stone fireplace which was filled with pillar candles of varying heights. With the winter tree off to the side, we’ll always remember what time of year this dreamy winter wedding took place.

A Toast In The Tent

This seating chart is one of the most unique we have seen! A champagne glass to lead the way to your table for the night? Yes please! We love all of the custom signage done for this reception by On The Wall Design Studio. Beautiful lush floral arrangements lining the tables, greenery and lights draping the ceiling, and sage and gold accents throughout the tent, this reception couldn’t get any dreamier! The floral arrangements and greened tent ceiling made us feel like we made this look like a winter garden reception. With sparklers to send the bride and groom off, this dreamy winter wedding came to an end, and we are so happy we got to be part of it!

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Vendor List

Venue: Chateau Lill

Floral Design: Flora Nova Design

Planner: Gian Events

Makeup and Hair: Bridal Beauty Agency & Shalonda Peguero Makeup Artist

Rental: Cort Party Rental

Photographer: Julie Bulanov Photography

Signage: On The Wall Design Studio

Lighting: LightSmiths

Custom Signing: Minted Weddings

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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