Color Trends Part 2: Festival

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Festival: bold, bright colors: turkish sea blue, vermillion orange, capris, fresh green, vibrant yellow, ensign blue, shocking pink, lavender international flair (think Dia de los Muertos, Ikat and South West patterns) Bill Schaffer, AIFD, AAF, PFCI says, “This is about … Continue reading

Color Trends for 2016

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So I know we are well under way for 2016 but in case you are still trying to determine what’s hot for color trends this year, we have a 4 part blog that breaks down some general color trends as … Continue reading

Lisa and Mark at Lewis & Clark Catering

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to post about some of our weddings due to issues I was having with our site. Ugh. But now that it is resolved I am back to highlighting some incredible couples and their joyous nuptials!

I was honored to create the floral designs for Lisa and Mark back in March at Lewis and Clark Catering here in Eugene. I get to gab with Lisa every 6-8 weeks since she is my hairstylist so it was fun to hear all about the wedding planning from the time of engagement up until THE DAY. Lisa and Mark are a laid-back and fun couple and wanted their wedding to feel intimate and sophisticated without being too hoighty-toity (is that a real word?) or stuffy.

The day was perfect and it even managed to stay dry which is a small miracle for a March wedding in Eugene, OR. It rains a lot here. The colors were simple with a black and white theme and a punch of turquoise to add a little life. The bride was beautiful, the wedding was sweet and the reception (so I heard) was fun, fun, fun! These gorgeous images were captured by MJ’s Photography here in Eugene- thank you for sharing! If you haven’t met Michelle of MJ’s Photography…she’s awesome. Fun, professional and talented. Now to the wedding!

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Lisa’s bouquet was an array of white garden roses, clematis, ranunculus, sweet peas, jasmine buds, piers japonica and trailing greenery with a sheer, ruffled ribbon.

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chalkboard flower garlandThe lighting fixtures at Lewis and Clark are beautiful and create stunning backdrops

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The groom, Mark, puts the final touches to his attire

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Instead of a traditional arch, Lisa wanted something more elegant and modern to designate the ceremony area. Sleek white pillars held tall flower arrangements of white blooms including snapdragons, hydrangea, trailing clematis and white Tibet roses. Post-ceremony they were transferred indoors to decorate the reception area.

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Each reception centerpiece differed slightly but all were white flowers with either black or white rocks in the bottom or square vases. The couple’s sweetheart table flowers was a trio of vases including the white anemones with black centers that Lisa loved.

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Mark’s niece, a Junior Bridesmaid, gets a little extra love from the bride!

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Monochromatic Wedding Flowers

Monochromatic bouquets make a big impact. A recent wedding of the son of one of our employees employed monochromatic bridesmaids bouquets and boutonnieres while the bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere combined all 3 colors.

IMG_1696The yellow bouquet included sunflowers, freesia, roses, craspedia (billy balls), alstromeria and solid aster.

The pink bridesmaid bouquet included gerbera daisies, roses, dahlias, spray roses and sweet william.

The purple bridesmaid bouquet included stock, roses, kale, lavender, alstromeria, lavender, hydrangea and carnations.

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Colorful August Wedding

Two weekends ago I had the pleasure of setting up the wedding for Jessica Jones out at Deep Woods Events in Elmira, OR. Even though they lost a few trees during the winter wind storms, Deep Woods is still a woodland delight. Owner, Karol, has created a spectacular setting for a wedding during any season. The outdoor area is landscaped with flowers and they have recently built a large, indoor venue which allows them to host weddings and events any month of the year.

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Rustic and colorful wedding bouquet

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Woodsy wedding venue by Fern Ridge Lake

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Seasonal wedding bouquet with burlap and lace stem wrap

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The delivery van is packed FULL

The inspiration for Jessica’s flowers came from a picture of flowers she picked up at the farmers market. Lots of color was the goal with a natural, casual feel. I wanted to incorporate seasonal blossoms throughout the decor and 75% of the flowers were grown locally. Instead of traditional greenery I used rosemary, grasses, oak and maple branches. Some of the other local flowers included zinnias, dahlias, lavender, and sunflowers.

In order to use time efficiently, I will often design arch pieces ahead of time and attach on site but I felt that I needed to design the entire pergola wedding flowers on site. The beams in the pergola would have been in the way and I wanted the design to appear as one fluid design. The pergola there is quite large (12’7″ wide and about 9′ tall).

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Beginning the work on the pergola flowers

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Adding the teddy bear sunflowers

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The final product

The centerpieces were casual mixtures of the same flowers in large 6x6x6 cubes that Karol at Deep Woods wrapped in burlap and ribbon. These are extremely large openings but the use of large blooms like blue hydrangea, zinnias, sunflowers and dahlias helped create a full look. Each of these sat on a wood stump and the tables were preset with canned jam as wedding favors. So sweet! As I left the venue at 1:00 there was thunder and lightning in the sky and it looked ominous for the 3:30 ceremony but I think the rain held off for the most part.

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Woodsy centerpieces on stump bases

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Dahlias, delphinium, craspedia, hydrangea, zinnia and sunflower

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Inside the reception area at Deep Woods Events

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Sweet jam wedding favors

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Locally grown zinnias and teddy bear sunflowers

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Storm clouds approaching

Thank you Jessica for letting me be a part of your special day! I can’t wait to see the pictures from the Vermont-based Sabin Gratz Photography

Salmon and Green Wedding at Whisper-n-Oaks

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I first met with our sweet bride, Brynn, months ago to discuss the flower details for her July 6 wedding at Whisper-n-Oaks in Junction City, OR. She has been a delight to work with and I enjoyed creating the wedding bouquets and floral pieces that completed the look for her outdoor wedding.

salmon coral roseBrynn chose a combination of salmon/peach, green and white that included white hydrangea, green hydrangea, green spider mums and green poms, bupleurum, “Peach Peony” garden roses, “Minou” mini gerbera daises with blush/peach spray roses and “Apricot” roses. The combination of shades looked beautiful when combined together in her bridal bouquet.

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Galvanized tin milk pails were provided by Brynn for the centerpieces and pew decorations and filled with clusters of corresponding flowers. By providing her own containers, she was able to save money on her centerpieces. This is often a great way to stay within budget because you can source your containers from discount stores or use coupons at craft stores. A NOTE: Unless your container is glass, make sure a liner is provided with it. Galvanized tin isn’t water tight and these containers came with paper thin liners that leaked. My solution? I added floral foil to the pails and then put the liners back in. This helped slow the leak to get through the event.

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Whisper-n-Oaks in Junction City is a beautiful venue with a creek running through and wonderfully landscaped grounds. It is always a bit breezy here so the sturdy milk pails were a good choice for centerpieces as they are less likely to blow over in the wind. This wedding was accented with burlap (a huge trend again this year) and chalkboard signs throughout. Even the place settings had cute little word searches from the bride and groom set out by the great crew at Cornucopia Catering.

Congratulations to Brynn and Nathaniel and thank you for letting us be a part of your big day!

Country Chic Wedding

This was such a fun wedding! Working with the bride, Mindi, was a treat and all of the special touches made the event top notch. Mindi chose the best of the best for her vendors including Essig Entertainment and Moxie Events. Her groom, Nick, was also very involved with the wedding planning which was sweet that it meant so much to him.

The wedding and the reception were held at Smith Oaks Ranch on Lorane Hwy in Eugene. Nick built the ceremony arbor himself and guests were seated on covered straw bales. The reception was in another cleared field area and the rectangular tables were a fresh alternative to the traditional rounds. The burlap table runners were hand-made as well as the burlap “Just Married” banner. We added simple milkglass budvases to each table, wine barrels and buffet tables. The overall look of the centerpieces was cohesive but each table had a different combination of flowers.

For Mindi’s bridal bouquet in shades of yellow and white I used “Alexandra” roses, “Butterscotch” roses, freesia, yellow-green cockscomb, hydrangea, stock, “Helga Piaget” garden roses and “Moonstruck” spray roses. Lots of jewels were added for plenty of sparkle.

These pictures were taken by Dandelions but if you want to see more of the wedding, check out Erika Nicole who photographed the event.

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!

 

Rager-Pappel Wedding: July 30, 2011

Since Matt from Matt Emrich Photography provided us with all of these beautiful pictures from the Rager-Pappel wedding I decided to make it its own post! Chelsea and Jim are such a fun couple and Matt did an amazing job of capturing their personalities and spirit on their wedding day!

Chelsea worked her entire wedding around the polka dot theme she fell in love with. We used black/white polka dot ribbon for the stem wrap for all of the bouquets as well as the corsages & mini gerb boutonnieres.  Her invitations featured hot pink gerbera daisies and we carried those throughout the entire wedding decoration.

The bridal bouquet was made of white Polar Star roses, Stargazer Lilies, and 3 shades of gerbera daisies. Chelsea wanted it “huge”…so we made it big. The bridesmaids carried bouquets made of different shades of pink gerbera daisies.

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Photo by Matt Emrich Photography

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Here is Jim with his pink mini gerb boutonniere. I added black beaded wire to tie in with the polka dot theme. (The guys even wore hot pink shoe laces and the bridesmaids had polka dot shoe laces!!) Even the 2 dogs had flower collars!

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Photo by Matt Emrich Photography

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Photo by Matt Emrich Photography

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Photo by Matt Emrich Photography

Originally Chelsea planned on DIY reception centerpieces but the wind proved to be a bit of a challenge so I added the 3 tones of pink gerbera daisies to the clear rectangular vases with clear stones. These were put on mirrored tiles which enlarges the look of the centerpiece. The head table also held tiered vases with pink gerbs.

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Photo by Matt Emerich Photography

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Photo by Matt Emrich Photography

Another last minute addition was a few stems of flowers on the gazebo where the ceremony took place. It added a bit of color to the all-white gazebo.

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Photo by Matt Emrich Photography

We placed tall glass cylinders in the reception with pink and white arrangements that “floated” on top.

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Photo by Matt Emrich Photography

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Couple: Chelsea Rager and Jim Pappel

Location: Whisper N Oaks    Junction City, OR

Photography: Matt Emrich Photography

DJ: Bass Is Loaded

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: