May 18, 2022

The Romantic Spring Wedding of Christina and Ryan

How about purple spring wedding flowers? Sweet-pea, roses, stock, hyacinths, phlox, campanula … to just name a few. They are not only super pretty and delicate but oh-so fragrant too. Christina and Ryan celebrated their wedding day last June at the swank Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle and incorporated all those pretty flowers as part of their floral designs.

The weather outside was unusually hot (do you remember that heatwave?) and we were so glad to be working indoors. And wow, the flowers sure liked the air conditioned ballroom too.

Wedding party with groomsmen in black tuxedos and bridesmaids in purple dresses holding white and purple spring bouquets

Romantic Bouquets of Purple Spring Wedding Flowers

We had so much fun designing these fluffy, romantic bouquets for Christina and her bridal party. Fragrant sweet pea was just the perfect addition to bouquets of roses, peonies, and ranunculus.

A Wooden Arch for the Ceremony

For Christina and Ryan’s spring ceremony we designed a wooden arbor adorned with sheer draping, lots of fresh spring greenery, and white and purple spring wedding flowers. We used peonies, roses, stock, campanula, and phlox to create a romantic backdrop with an organic garden feel.

And we lined the aisle and aisle entrance with hurricane candles and flowers propped onto clear lucite pedestals.

A Romantic Reception Featuring Purple Spring Wedding Flowers

And look at this romantic and elegant wedding reception: wall draping, specialty linens, silver Chivari chairs, and lots of spring flowers and candles transformed the Four Seasons ballroom into a fresh, romantic reception space. And look at these beautiful chandeliers above the dance floor – what a nice touch.

Some of these shades remind me of the Pantone Color of the Year 2022 “Very Peri” – how I love how Christina was so ahead of the curve!

If you liked this wedding you might want to check out these recent weddings we designed in a similar colors:

The Amazing Vendor Team

Venue – Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

Photography – Into Dust Photography

Rentals – Cort Party Rentals

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April 15, 2022

The Wedding of Jordan and Troy in Gig Harbor

A very Happy First Anniversary to Jordan and Troy! This lovely couple tied the knot on a glorious Seattle spring day in 2021 at the family’s beautiful waterfront residence near Gig Harbor right on Puget Sound. Having been affected by pandemic restrictions the couple moved their wedding from a local hotel to this beautiful home and celebrated with just closest friends and family. And what a glorious spring day it was for this beautiful outdoor wedding!

First kiss as husband and wife on their wedding day in a tent decorated with greenery and flowers, with the shores of Puget Sound in the background

Spring Flowers for a Seattle Spring Wedding

Designing floral arrangements for an early spring wedding fills our hearts. In March and April we start receiving the first locally grown spring flowers like ranunculus, anemones, jasmine vines, and fun foliages. So naturally we used them for Jordan’s bouquets. But it was the peach colored David Austin rose “Juliet” that took center stage throughout her designs!

An Outdoor Ceremony

For the ceremony we decorated the small backyard tent with lots and lots of greenery vines. As ceremony backdrop we designed a round circle arch covered in greenery and floral clusters using various roses in shades of cream and peach.

It was such a beautiful Seattle spring wedding to be part of and the couple was the the sweetest! We will have fond memories of them and this gloriously sunny day.

Thank you, Bear Beau Photography, for the lovely images!

If you liked this wedding and would like more inspirations for an intimate outdoor wedding, you might want to check out these weddings we recently designed:

Just call us at 206-353-2904 if you are looking for a designer for your wedding day!

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March 7, 2022

Wedding at the Fairmont Olympic: Lindsay & Erin

After a year and a half of wedding planning (thanks, pandemic!), Lindsay and Erin finally celebrated their wedding at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in grand style. This couple envisioned an elegant and softly traditional event, filled with flowers in shades of white, cream, and blush and lush garden greenery. For her bouquet, Lindsay opted for a modern ombre design of white and blush garden roses, sweet ranunculus and lisianthus, and soft pink larkspur. The groom and groomsmen in their black tuxes and bridesmaids in long pale silk gowns were elegance itself – just look at this beautiful wedding party!

A Romantic Ceremony in the Garden Room

The high ceilings and arched windows of the Fairmont Olympic’s Garden Room created a stunning backdrop for this wedding ceremony. And with such a grand backdrop, we knew we needed to create a ceremony arch worthy of such a space. The 12 foot tall tall lucite arch was topped with a bower of roses and soft greenery, and flanked on either side by large white urns filled with lush floral. Down the aisle, groupings of glass hurricane candles sparkled. A big shout-out to the team at Crimson Haze – their uplighting during the ceremony was the perfect finishing touch to send this ceremony over the top!

A Lavish Reception in the Spanish Ballroom

A stunning long head table surrounded by flowers anchored the reception space. A lush floral runner ran the length of the table and trailed off both ends. Creating a lovely backdrop behind the table, a set of four large white urns overflowed with flowers and greenery. The white tiered wedding cake, decorated with a cascade of blush and white roses and green leaves sat on its own round table, draped in gold linen. And throughout the room, round dinner tables featured a mix of low floral arrangements in gold compotes and towering tall arrangements set on fluted crystal vases.

If you liked this Wedding at the Fairmont Olympic, be sure to check out more!

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February 14, 2022

Wedding in All Pink: Emma and Milind at the Four Seasons

Who doesn’t love an intimate, romantic, all-pink wedding with the sweetest couple a florist could hope for?!? For their September wedding, Emma and Milind chose to decorate the ballroom at the Four Seasons Seattle with shades of pink. Emma’s bouquet featured sweet-smelling pink o’hara garden roses, pink picotee ranunculus, playful burgundy scabiosa, flowering abelia, and dahlias in all shades from the pales blush to deep burgundy. Check out these fabulous photos from Sarah Harris Photography – what a cute couple Emma and Milind make!

An All Pink Ceremony with a Water View

Emma and Milind’s wedding ceremony brought the outdoors in with lush garden greenery trailing along the white aisle and up the backs of the guest chairs. The dramatic rectangular arch was clad in thick green branches and vines and festooned with summer flowers. Both sides of the aisle were lined with flowers “growing” up out of the ground. Glass hurricane candles sparkled in the summer sunshine.

An Intimate Dinner Reception with a Rosy Glow

Planner extraordinaire Amber of A Renee Weddings coordinated the overall design of this all-pink wedding reception, layering pink upon pink. The mauve velvet linens, petal pink taper candles, and soft pink votive candles were perfectly accented by touches of burgundy in the napkins and favors. Gold compotes overflowed with summer flowers in all shades of pink and burgundy. The focal point of the room, the ceremony arch became a photo-ready backdrop for the sweetheart table, which itself was lined with lush flowers. And, to top it all off, an intimate lounge seating area completed the reception space. Congratulations Emma and Milind!

Planning Your Own Wedding in All Pink?

If this wedding tickles you pink, check out some of these other fabulous pink weddings!

Vendor Team

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Four Seasons Seattle

Event Design and Florals: Flora Nova Design

Wedding Planner: A Renee Weddings

Photography: Sarah Harris Photography

Rentals: Cort Party Rentals, BBJ Linens

Makeup and Hair: Ann Timss Makeup and Hair

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February 2, 2022

Martha and Mick Tie The Knot at The Nest in Seattle

Martha and Mick’s intimate Seattle rooftop wedding is likely one of our top 5 weddings of 2021. The location, the couple’s style, the neutral color palette, the floral choices – all so swoonworthy!

Elegant Seattle rooftop wedding with view of the Puget Sound: large greenery arch with white flowers, lots of candles and lanterns, and white flowers on clear lucite pedestals
Wedding Ceremony at The Nest in Seattle

An Elegant Outdoor Setting

Many of our 2021 couples looked for ways to have the safest setting possible for their wedding day. And outdoor venues were certainly an attractive option – especially during the pandemic. No better place for an intimate celebration than The Nest rooftop bar at The Thompson Hotel in Seattle. With vast views across the Puget Sound to West Seattle and the Olympic Peninsula, The Nest is one of our favorite outdoor venues in Seattle.

This wedding was a feast for the eye. Beautiful floral arrangements, a grand blooming floral arch, modern lucite touches, a clear tent, a grand twinkle light installation, greenery chandeliers, masses of candles – and of course the view. A true truly stunning wedding.

The Floral Details

Martha and Mick envisioned designs in whites and creams mixed with lots of lush eucalyptus greenery. Martha’s favorite flower is the Panda anemone – the delicate white bloom with a black center. 2021 was a challenging year for specific floral wishes as we were facing major disruptions and shortages throughout the year. But luckily our suppliers pulled through and we got them! We created lush garden designs of ivory roses, white ranunculus, white lisianthus, white stock and delphinium, and of course Panda anemones.

A Seattle Rooftop Wedding Ceremony

For the ceremony we created a large, asymmetric arbor blooming with cream and ivory roses. We lined the aisle with floral pieces propped onto clear lucite pedestals, lots of hurricane candles, and lanterns. The ceiling was decorated with greenery vines. And all this with the grandest views across the sound. It truly was a quintessential Seattle Rooftop Wedding!

The Intimate Wedding Reception

For the intimate dinner reception the couple opted for one long guest table seating about 40 guests. We lined the long table with low centerpieces and lots of taper candles. Velvet linens and clear lucite ghost chairs completed the look. And the grand twinkle chandelier in the tent ceiling provided a soft glow and was perfecting the ambiance. Such a pretty setting!

For more Seattle outdoor wedding inspirations, please check out these weddings we recently designed:

The Fabulous Vendor Team

Venue: The Nest at The Thompson Hotel Seattle

Photography: Matthew Land Studios

Planning and Design: Holly Kate and Company

Rentals: Cort Party Rentals

Lighting: Lightsmiths

Hair and Makeup: Erin Skipley

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January 23, 2022

Jen and Justin’s beautiful Novelty Hill wedding was a summer flower lover’s dream come true. Roses, cosmos, dahlias, astrantia, oregano, artemisia and so many more textures were used in ombré fashion to create truly stunning designs.

A smiling wedding couple just married at Januik-Novelty Hill Winery, walking down the aisle

A Romantic Novelty Hill Wedding

Jen and Justin celebrated their wedding on July 31, 2021 at the lovely grounds of Januik-Novelty Hill Winery in Woodinville. It was a balmy, warm summer day, perfect for an outdoor ceremony and romantic reception with their close friends and family.

We loved working with Jen on her color palette and designs. She envisioned lush, local garden flowers in tones of neutral, cream, mauvy pinks, and deep burgundy mixed with textured greenery. We had the idea to create designs in an ombré fashion. So we grouped each color together and gradually blended them from one color to the next. The outcome was so pretty!

A Stunning Bridal Bouquet

We just loved how Jen’s bridal bouquet turned out – what do you think? We used blush roses, white dahlias, white cosmos, oregano herbs, astrantia, eucalyptus greens, clematis vines, and other local summer filler flowers to create an uber-romantic bouquet. For the bride’s maids wearing long dresses in muted grey and blush we designed smaller bouquets using just cream flowers mixed with garden greens.

A Novelty Hill Wedding Ceremony

For their wedding ceremony in the outdoor garden we created a greenery and floral covered round arch. We used smilax vines, lots of roses, stock, and dahlias for a more whimsical wedding backdrop. And we lined the aisle with lanterns, decorated each aisle chair with greenery, and decorated the aisle entrance barrels with large arrangements featuring tall delphinium, roses, dahlias, cosmos, snapdragon, and trailing greenery vines.

The Romantic Winery Wedding Reception

We loved the romantic vibe of Jen and Justin’s wedding reception in the ballroom. The blush mauve velvet linens, the elegant silver Chameleon chairs, the greenery in the ceiling, many many candles, and beautiful floral centerpieces in ombré style in shades from ivory to burgundy made such a stunning setting for their wedding guests.

A Few Thoughts on Ceiling Decor

Jen and Justin wanted to add some more natural greenery to the reception space. So we suggested the addition of greenery to the ceiling and draped long vines into the rafters. Not only did it add a beautiful garden feel to the space but it tied in with the sweetheart backdrop and the vines on the dessert table. In general, ceiling greenery is a lovely decor detail enhancing the overall look of your event space, so please ask us for details.

Novelty Hill Winery wedding reception with blush velvet linens, silver chameleon chairs, ceiling greenery, and centerpieces in ivory and burgundy

The Amazing Vendor Team

Floral and Design: Flora Nova Design

Venue: Januik Novelty Hill Winery in Woodinville

Photography: Sounds and Sea Photography

Planning and Coordination: Elegant Affairs

Rentals: Cort Party Rental

Other Winery Wedding Ideas

If you liked this Novelty Hill wedding you might like one of these other winery weddings we recently designed:

A Romantic Wedding at Chateau Lill

An Intimate Tent Wedding at Chateau Lill

A Summer Wedding at JM Cellars

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December 4, 2021

The Romantic Seattle Outdoor Wedding of Katie and Eddie

Bride and groom in front of their large floral ceremony backdrop for their Seattle outdoor wedding

Katie and Eddie celebrated their Seattle outdoor wedding in July of 2021. Due to the pandemic they were one of our couples who chose to reschedule their wedding date from the summer of 2020 to July of 2021. So trying to keep pandemic risks at a minimum, for their July 2021 wedding date they greatly reduced their guest count and moved their wedding completely outdoors. The ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner reception took place on the outside patio at the Hyatt Regency South Lake Washington and what a stunning affair it was!

Summer Flowers for a Summer Wedding

We fell in love with the color palette and design style as soon as we saw the couple’s inspiration board: grand arrangements of blush roses, dahlias, and ranunculus with tall orange eremurus, blue and white delphinium, rich smoke bush foliage, paired with lots of textured garden greenery and elements. Swoon!

For her bouquet, Katie wanted to go large with trailing elements. We designed a romantic, hand-tied bouquet featuring mainly roses and dahlias and trailing jasmine and long-stemmed astilbe added texture and movement.

For the ceremony we created grand arrangements of various sizes placed into large brown urns. For a staggered look we placed two of those tall urns on top of tall brown pedestals. These urns were overflowing with an abundance of colorful, mostly local garden flowers: dahlias in all sizes and many shades of blush, orange, and coral. Tall blue delphinium, red amaranthus, and various colored, textured greens. This created a dramatic and super-pretty backdrop!

The Outdoor Wedding Reception

The intimate dinner reception for just 40 guests was a truly romantic and stunning summer affair. The couple chose tables draped in specialty linens, woven French country chairs, elegant glass charger plates, lots of candles, and gorgeous floral arrangements to create an atmosphere to be remembered. And tall centerpieces with lots of candles on every table assured a wow effect and the towering ceremony pieces served as gorgeous backdrop behind the head table. Just wow!