Spring Wedding Flowers

Although summer is the height of wedding season, more and more brides are choosing a spring wedding for their nuptials. If you’re wondering which flowers are best for your big day, here are a few suggestions: Ranunculus: These blooms are … Continue reading

Purple Flowers for Weddings

Purple was traditionally the color of royalty and its rich color is not lost on today’s brides. From pale periwinkle to deep eggplant, purple has a myriad of shades which lend themselves to a variety of looks for your wedding. Since Pantone announced Radiant Orchid as the 2014 Color of the Year, purple will be taking center stage in the upcoming year. Radiant Orchid is a gorgeous medium purple with fuschia and pink undertones it combines will with a variety of colors.

Many brides try to match their flowers exactly to the bridesmaid’s dresses or linen colors but I always recommend a different route. Choosing a mixtures of shades in the color palette will make everything look more luxurious, textured and visible. If the flowers are all exactly the same shade it will look like a big ball of one color without any dimension. Let your florist incorporate varying shades for the most effective use of flowers and a final look that will be much more luxurious and less DIY.

IMG_0152Purple and blue bouquet of hydrangea, stock, roses & tinted mini calla lilies

hydrangea and calla liliesTall centerpiece that is also used at the ceremony

purple and white corsageCorsage with white spray roses, purple stock and periwinkle blue ribbon

purple wedding bouquetPurple bridal bouquet of lavender roses, purple hydrangea, kale, Florigene carnations, alstromeria, statice, stock and lavender

budget wedding bouquetShades of purple carnations with rhinestone jewels

purple wedding flowersLavender mini calla lily boutonniere

white and blush wedding bouquetWhite, peach and blush wedding bouquet with bold purple shoes {Photo by Wendy Gregory}

purple wedding detailsDark purple bridesmaids dresses {Photo by Wendy Gregory}

purple wedding shoesFun purple wedding shoes by Walkin On Air

Photograph by True Essence PhotographyDeep purple lisianthus and veronica {Photo by True Essence Photography}

Wildflower Wedding FlowersPurple & green wildflower bouquet (lisianthus, lavender, purple veronica, bi-color alstromeria, green trick carnations, bells of Ireland, seeded eucalyptus, scabiosa, curly willow & peacock feathers)

purple rosesShades of lavender/purple roses

affordable-centerpieces-015Contemporary centerpiece with color blocking

purple wedding ideasChandeliere with purple tulle fabric and hanging hydrangea & crystals {Photo by Jordan Iverson Photography}

jordan iverson photographyPurple wedding details {Photo by Jordan Iverson}

wedding flowers eugeneToss bouquet of dark Florigene carnations, stock, statice, lavender and hosta leaves {Photo by Jordan Iverson Photography}

florist eugene, oregonPurple bridesmaids bouquet

Fun centerpieces of hydrangea, roses, sedum, carnations & stock

WED074 Lavender Dream

Shades of purple stock, roses, tulips and mini calla lilies

WED113 Mystic Spring

Beautiful spring wedding bouquet of hydrangea, iris, agapanthus and muscari

skinner's butte wedding

Skinner’s Butte wedding bouquet of dahlias, carnations, hydrangea and roses

Hyerstay Wedding

This stunning wedding from last April was fun to do and I was so pleased with the final result. These photos from Wendy Gregory Photography highlight some of my favorite images captured from the day. The bride, Liz, utilized flowers and decor to create a stunning backdrop for the ceremony from a space that was otherwise dark and bare. Shimmering candles, mercury glass and fluffy white hydrangeas made a spectacular setting.

Liz’s bridal bouquet was  a mixture of hydrangea, freesia, coral David Austin roses, ranunculus and lots of rhinestones. Her bridesmaids carried bouquets that were color grouped with purple, coral and green. The coral gerondo gerberas added fun texture and were just the right shade! At the reception (40 tables!!) Liz purchased bulk hydrangeas and vases and submerged single white hydrangea blossoms in large cylinders for a simple and elegant DIY centerpiece.

Recent Weddings at Dandelions

This amazing tan orchid with pink veins looked amazing in this bouquet

An orange and pink bridal bouquet for a “Hawaiian” theme wedding

Although it was a Hawaiian themed wedding, the bride wanted more traditional flowers so we brought in white freesia that were reminiscent of plumeria

These unique tan and pink orchids brought a touch of tropical

The starting bouquet created in shades of green including hydrangea, green trick carnations, sedum, rosemary, poppy pods, green chrysanthemums, ti leaves and a moss orb.

The light green Mega Beaded wire intertwined in this bouquet added a touch of modernity for the bride who likes a little something different

Adding in more natural elements like the curly willow, eucalyptus pods and seed pods turned the green bouquet into a natural and earthy statement.

Stem wrap treatment using 2 shades of bullion wire

Three shades of carnations combined to make this bridesmaid’s bouquet. Grouping the colors together keeps it from looking like polka-dots

A great way to differentiate a bridal or maid of honor bouquet is to add a touch of glam with jewels or crystals

I love this Diamond Wrap that can be used on a stem wrap, around vases or applied to corsages & boutonnieres

A traditional combination of roses and hydrangea get an natural makeover with grasses and pods

Adding interesting foliage keeps these hydrangeas from looking to rounded for this bride who wanted a looser, more natural feel

Green, peachy-coral and purple bridesmaid’s bouquets

One of my favorite bridal bouquet creations to date…the David Austin roses in this were just stunning!

 

Eugene Weddings: July 27-31

Another week was packed with weddings! We had a total of 5 weddings over the course of the week including a ceremony on both Wednesday and Friday and each wedding had its own, unique look. I made 2 trips out to the gorgeous Whisper N Oaks outside of Junction City where I was very impressed with the grounds. I had never been out there before and it far exceeded my expectations! Here are some shots from last weeks weddings…

Milina Jensen
Wednesday, July 27
Location: somewhere in the Oregon woods

A sprig of "Green Trick" Carnation makes a great boutonniere

Custom knitted black & white rosettes were added to the bridal bouquet of Green Trick Carnations, fuji mums, hydrangea, bupleurum and curly willow

Chelsea Rager and Jim Pappel
Friday, July 29
Location: Whisper N Oaks, Junction City, OR
Click here to see more of this wedding with pictures by
Matt Emrich Photography…

The bride: Chelsea Rager

Although we put these centerpieces together, they would be an easy DIY Wedding Centerpiece

Beaded wire carried the polka-dot theme full circle in the groom's boutonniere

Holly Hallock
Saturday, July 30
Location: The Country Inn

Tufts of babies breath were used to achieve a similar look to heat-sensitive lily of the valley

Laura Weigandt
Sunday, July 31
Location: Whisper-N-Oaks, Junction City
Photographer: Darby Brooks  True Essence Photography
Darby did a great job capturing the free spirit of this couple. Laura was effervescent the day of her wedding and we were honored to be a part. Click here to view more photos by True Essence.
Colors: Purple & Green

Photograph by True Essence Photography

Photography by True Essence Photography

Photograph by True Essence Photography

Photograph by True Essence Photography
These are my own photographs below of corsages & boutonnieres:
 
 

Krebs Wedding

The fun and unique sedums are the perfect accent for that eggplant/plum wedding color, which is the “It Color” of the season. This mixture of eggplant, champagne, green & white is fantastic… LOVE IT! These are our own photos but check out these vintage-themed photos from Imagery by Jordan who was on hand to capture the day.

This beautiful wedding took place for the bride, Michelle Krebs and her groom, Nick Nielson, at Domaine Meriwether Winery outside Veneta, Oregon. Congratulations to the bride & groom!

Best Friend’s Wedding

Recently I was in in my best friend’s wedding as well as did all the flowers. Doing friend’s weddings is always more stressful and at the same time so rewarding. It’s important to me that every wedding I do be perfect but it was even more nerve-racking to be in the wedding and see everything throughout the night.

Thankfully she chose beautiful flowers and beautiful colors. It made it a lot of fun to work on and easy to make it special. Hydrangeas were the core of everything we did (hydrangea blossoms down the pews, hydrangea blossoms in square cubes for the centerpieces, and of course in all of our bouquets).

The reception was held at the Country Inn and the huge cake was done by Sweet Life who always does a great job! I was introduced to a new dj, Bass is Loaded, who was probably the best dj I have witnessed as well as the photographers, New Morning Photography.