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 officiant and couple. Amber’s bouquet featured huge frilly lisianthus, apricot garden roses, butter yellow stock, and the sweetest peach dahlias. The bridesmaids’ bouquets featured a slightly brighter color palette of peach, apricot, and orange.

An evening wedding reception in navy blue and burnt orange

As the evening wore on, deeper shades of navy blue and burnt orange were featured in the reception. Stunning navy blue velvet couches and table linens added richness. Copper charger plates were topped by navy blue napkins and a burnt orange dahlia for each guest. Tall floral arrangements perched on top of crystal vases, loaded with burgundy smokebush, orange and burgundy dahlias, peach stock, and orange and coral roses. Copper, rose gold, and dark gold votive candles added their glow as well.

If you enjoyed this bright Chihuly Garden and Glass wedding, check these out:

Jamie and Steve’s Fall Chihuly Wedding

Lauren and Dan’s Orange Summer Wedding

Vendor Team

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Chihuly Garden and Glass

Floral Design: Flora Nova Design

Planning and Design: New Creations Weddings

Photography: Char Beck Photography

Hair and Makeup: Salon Maison

Rentals: Cort Party Rentals, BBJ Linens

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August 12, 2020

Lake Washington Wedding: Amanda and Joe’s Intimate Backyard Affair

It is always an honor to be invited to participate in a family’s intimate celebration, especially when a family invites us into their home. Amanda and Joe’s August wedding took place at Amanda’s childhood home on the shores of Lake Washington. The family welcomed our team into their private celebration so warmly and it was so much fun to help make this wedding day a treasured family memory. Amanda and Joe’s first look took place in the apple orchard – and can you imagine a more picturesque setting? Amanda’s bouquet features high summer flowers in red, burgundy and blush set off by deep greens and browns. Lush dahlias, sweet zinnias, local garden roses, amaranthus, and rudbeckia nestled in a bed of raspberry leaves, and deep blue velvet ribbons tied around the stems lent that “something blue.”

A Wedding Ceremony on the Shores of Lake Washington

The wedding ceremony took place on the lawn overlooking Lake Washington. A lush floral arc encircled the couple, filled with summer flowers: tall delphinium and amaranthus; raspberry, camelia, abelia, and ferns; large blush roses and delicate red sprays; zinnias, echinacea, cornflower, and lots of burgundy dahlias. Floral posies decorated the chairs down the aisle, attached with multi-colored ribbon streamers.

A Backyard Reception

For Amanda and Joe’s lakeside reception, large picnic blankets and pillows were set out on the lawn, mixed with low and high tables for guests to enjoy as the evening wore on and the sun set across the water. The large tree beside the patio was hung with glass orbs filled with fairy lights and roses. A buffet was set out on an antique cart, and guests drank from azure blue goblets (all provided by Vintage Ambiance!). Large lanterns and hurricane candles lined the dock, lighting the way for guests who wanted to take a stroll along the water. At the end of the evening’s celebration, family and friends gave Amanda and Joe a sparkling send off. Congratulations to this lovely couple!!