December 28, 2020

Pampas Grass Winter Wedding: Carly & Oliver


Carly and Oliver’s formal New Years Eve wedding took place in the Garden Room at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. And what a gorgeous downtown Seattle venue they chose for their special day! For the ceremony we placed lucite pillars at different heights and added the centerpieces that would later be used for reception table centerpieces. We used both elevated and low compote arrangement styles to create an interesting and lush floral backdrop for the ceremony. The large vase arrangements were designed with hydrangea, roses, lots of greens, and of course, on-trend pampas grass for natural texture and interest.

New Year’s Eve Wedding Reception in White and Mauve

Large floral centerpieces filled with white hydrangea, roses, and greenery with pops of mauve took center stage for the reception – placed on round tables with neutral linens. We added lots of natural pampas grass for a slightly relaxed feel. Pampas grass weddings can often be ‘boho’ in nature. However we tried not to go too far in that direction for this more semi formal event. Keeping it timeless and elegant was our goal. Most importantly, to add a special New Years feel, a large holiday light chandelier hung over the dinner reception tables. As a result a cozy festive glow was achieved. By far the most eye catching element in the space. Perfect for a New Year’s Eve wedding!!

If you enjoyed this wedding you may also like these winter weddings:


Ceremony and Reception Venue: Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Floral Design: Flora Nova Design

Planner: Invisible Hostess

Photographer: Alante Photography

Lighting: Crimson Haze Event Lighting

Rentals: Cort Party Rentals

Beauty: Salon Maison

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December 1, 2020

How Are You Decorating for the Holidays?

Have you started decorating for the holidays yet? Or are you overwhelmed by it all?

Today is December 1st and for me officially the start of decorating at home. At my house, I have been hanging lights above the fireplace and outside the main entrance door, and I placed a decorated wreath as centerpiece for my dining room table. Not much quite yet, but it’s starting to feel very festive. Much more decorations will follow in the coming days. This year seems especially important surrounding myself with pretty things.

But my favorite part is the dining room table. It’s where everything is happening: all meals of the day, crafting and sewing projects, playing games. So let’s talk about your holiday dinner table for a while – Flora Nova’s specialty!

Setting a Festive Dinner Table During the Holidays

Your dining room table is probably the centerpiece of your home. It certainly is for me, and I try to always have fresh flowers or seasonal decorations on it.

Whether it’s a fresh wreath, a fresh floral bouquet, or an arrangement containing seasonal elements and ornaments, please let us help you decorate for the holidays. And did you know that we can help beyond flowers and centerpieces? We can provide luxurious linens, chairs, candles, and specialty table top elements to make your intimate family dinner as festive as possible.

Here are just a few inspirations to get you in the mood:

And if you need more inspirations, you might like to check out these projects from previous years too:

Need a centerpiece? Need help decorating your home or office? We are here for you! Just send us an email at or fill out our contact form.

Happy Holidays!!

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November 23, 2020

A Dramatic Red Winter December Wedding: Meagan & Sonny at the Four Seasons Seattle

Bride with a red bouquet and full length veil makes a dramatic entrance to her winter ceremony lit by lots of candles lining the aisle | Flora Nova Design Seattle

Dramatic Winter Ballroom Wedding

Big drama was the hallmark of this red winter wedding which we brought to every detail of this special event. We loved this dramatic winter color palette of moody dark reds, burgundy, navy blue, accents of blush and loads of texture and greenery. For drama we added lucite and lots of glitzy gold, and as a result it made for an incredible dramatic evening. Which moreover felt cozy and intimate despite being in the beautiful large Four Seasons Hotel ballroom.

Unique Details Add Up To A Memorable Event

For this red winter wedding ceremony we used a bold navy blue aisle runner in place of a traditional white carpet. The full room draping in the same shade of navy created the perfect setting for their evening ceremony. Moreover we lined the aisle with lots of candles, placed next to gold chameleon chairs with red cushions. At the front of the aisle we placed four tall arrangements with long trailing greenery on lucite pillars and plenty of candles to brighten the December evening.

For Meagan and Sonny’s ballroom reception we used navy table linens paired with red and crimson patterned napkins. Gold rimmed charger plates, gold flatware, plenty of gold candles with a romantic glow completed the look. In addition we used a mix of low compote and tall centerpieces on gold stands. We used winter floral such as antique hydrangea, roses, amaranths, pepper berry, and amaryllis in rich shades of reds and blush. We then added lots of greenery and texture and to finish everything off we added a red spray rose to every napkin. As a result we created a romantic yet dramatic red winter wedding. What do you think?

Are you planning a winter wedding? If so, you might also want to check out these fun weddings we recently designed for other couples:


Ceremony and Reception Venue: Four Seasons Seattle

Floral and Event Design: Flora Nova Design

Coordination: Occassions LLC

Photographer: Alante Photography

Rentals: Cort Party Rentals, BBJ Linen

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October 22, 2020

Home Decorating for the Holidays

Do you know we offer home decorating services for the holidays? We love decorating! And with the holidays just around the corner we are looking forward to helping you create festive environments for your home. Whether for Thanksgiving or the Christmas holidays, we are here to help!

With only a few weeks till Thanksgiving here are some lovely ideas and inspirations on how to set a beautiful dinner table.

Decorating for the Holidays: Thanksgiving table with fresh flower centerpieces, decked with taper candles, mustard yellow napkins, wooden table, Provence chairs - FLORA NOVA DESIGN SEATTLE

Beautiful Floral Centerpieces

Of course when we talk about how to decorate for the holidays, the flowers take center stage! And centerpieces with all the fun fall flowers and textures are amongst our favorites to design. Foliages turn into vibrant colors, blooms turn into pods, hydrangeas take on an antique marbled color palette, and we have a large abundance of dahlias, scabiosa, zinnia, and late summer garden roses available at the markets. Look at these beautiful centerpieces we recently designed!

Adding All the Fun Details

Decorating for the holidays goes far beyond just the floral centerpieces. In these inspirational pictures we added fruit, used colored taper candles, and and specialty table top elements, like specialty flatware, colored water glasses, and fun dishware. And the sheer ivory table runner and the mustard yellow velvet napkins with a sprig of dried fern add that special touch. And of course we can also help with specialty rentals like wooden tables, and these beautiful wooden Provence chairs.

Did you get inspired? We sure hope so. Please let us know if you’d like our help with any of your decorating projects. Contact us as soon as you can as our capacity is limited:

Happy Holidays!

Vendor Team

Floral and Design: Flora Nova Design

Photographer: Stephanie Cristalli

Rentals: Cort Party Rentals

Linens: BBJ Linen

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September 9, 2020

A Navy Blue and Burnt Orange Wedding: Amber and Chris

Amber and Chris’ September wedding at Chihuly Garden and Glass was a colorful, festive affair for this super-sweet couple. Coordinated by the talented Rebecca at New Creations Weddings, this wedding played with color, transitioning from a softer pastel peach and butter yellow palette during the daytime ceremony to the deeper, more dramatic navy blue and burnt orange palette for the reception.

A Peach and Butter Yellow Ceremony surrounded by flowers

Amber and Chris’ ceremony took place in the Glass House under Chihuly’s large orange and yellow glass ceiling installation. A floral arc studded with dahlias, roses, stock, and eucalyptus surrounded the officia