May 26, 2021

Ashley and Danny’s Fall Wedding on Lake Union

The worst of the Covid-19 pandemic *should* be behind us, right? What a year it’s been! The ups and downs were taxing but the future sure looks promising. We haven’t blogged as much as we hoped this past year although we have some amazing images to share of sweet, intimate celebration, beautiful outdoor weddings, and glamorous mini-monies. Today I want to start by sharing images of this absolutely unique, amazing, fun, and perfectly safe wedding from the fall of 2020: A Fun Seattle Wedding During The Pandemic!

Ashley and Danny celebrated their wedding day in September of 2020. We had fun using all the amazing fall blooms and textures the season has to offer: the bouquets included Cafe au Lait dahlias, orange ranunculus, chocolate cosmos, blush roses, local amaranthus, berries, and vibrant fall textures. Isn’t her bouquet to die for?

A Perfectly Safe Wedding During A Pandemic

Ashley and Danny celebrated their wedding day during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in the fall of 2020. But that didn’t stop them from having an awesome, very safe, socially distanced wedding. Just look at these uber-fun images: the couple and their wedding party held the ceremony on a small ferry boat – the “Fremont Avenue” – in the middle of Seattle’s Lake Union. Their guests joined them around the lake: each family on their own boat or vessel, and even on paddle boards. That is social distance taken to the next level – how amazing is that?

How To Have Fun During The Pandemic

We decorated the wedding boat with lots of greenery and fall blooms: the railings, front, and stern were dripping in smilax vines, dahlias, and roses. Little decorative elements inside and outside transformed this ferry boat into a fun, romantic wedding venue.

As ceremony backdrop the couple opted for a moon arch which we covered in greens and fall flowers as well.

Smaller, more intimate weddings like this will stay with us for a little while longer and we are here for them! As much as we love grand affairs, the small weddings have our heart! Let us know how we can help with your upcoming intimate wedding.

If you like fall weddings you might want to check out these recent weddings:

A Vibrant Fall Wedding at The Edgewater Hotel

A Fall Chihuly Wedding

Vendors:

Venue: Fremont Avenue

Photographer: B. Jones Photography

Planner: Ashley’s good friend Kymberly

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December 28, 2020

Pampas Grass Winter Wedding: Carly & Oliver

FORMAL EVENING PAMPAS GRASS WEDDING CEREMONY

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:

VENDOR TEAM

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 info@floranovadesign.com 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: