Suphatra and Chris, July 2016

Classic, fresh, romantic. Those were the words that kept surfacing when I met Suphatra at a pop up I held on Mother's Day weekend, and she told me about the stylish, intimate courthouse wedding she was planning. She and her fiancé selected a palate of clean, crisp white accented with silvery foliage and a pop of peach. Her bouquet featured Juliette roses, foxglove, campanula, dahlias, scabiosa, and clematis, the most incredible Sally Holmes rose, and a trail of sweet pea vine provided the finishing touch. The sweet pea had a few tiny pea pods coming in (you can see them in the picture above!), which I also included in her son's boutonniere as a special little something for them to share. I love those sentimental touches! Both the sweet pea and the Sally Holmes rose were serendipitous market finds; I like to leave a little "breathing room" in my designs to allow for such surprises. More often than not, they are the elements that take the bouquet or arrangement to the next level.  View gallery here. 

 

Tom and Alana, July 2014

My dear friends Tom and Alana were married at the historic Blanchard Chapel, located just minutes from the bride's childhood home in the Skagit Valley. Their celebration was filled with personal details, from the choice of venue, to the menu, to the band that had guests dancing the night away at the reception. The flowers were no exception! We decided on an exuberant, cottage garden look that matched the couple's warmth and charm. I selected old fashioned favorites such as garden roses, nasturtium, bleeding heart, foxgloves and poppies. Most of the blooms were grown within a few miles of the ceremony location and some were even plucked from the gardens of family and friends. We often talk about the positive ecological and social benefits of choosing locally grown flowers—and they are so important!—but the sentimental reasons are just as strong. It is a joy to celebrate amongst blooms grown from the land around you. 

It always an honor to contribute to a wedding, but especially so when you can count the couple among your closest friends. My most heartfelt congratulations to you, Tom and Alana! View gallery here.