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.

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.

A Sweet Country Wedding

This adorable couple, Jessica and Tim, held their wedding at the Cloverdale Chapel in Creswell, OR with their reception at the school house next door. Although they lived out of state, Jessica and Tim choice to say “I do” here in Lane County where they have family. They were such a sweet couple and their love was captured beautifully by Eugene photographer Jamie Zanotti. It was our first chance to work with Jamie and we were stunned by her level of professionalism and speed in addition to the amazing photography. All photos are shown with permission from Jamie Zanotti. Check out her website here.

 

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.

hot pink bridal bouquet

Photo by Matt Emrich Photography

hot pink wedding ideas

Photo by Matt Emrich Photography

pink bridesmaids dresses

Photo by Matt Emrich Photography

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!

hot pink mini gerb boutonniere

Photo by Matt Emrich Photography

flower dog collar

Photo by Matt Emrich Photography

wedding dog collar

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.

pink gerbs

Photo by Matt Emerich Photography

pink centerpeice

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.

wedding gazebo flowers

Photo by Matt Emrich Photography

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

tall reception arrangements

Photo by Matt Emrich Photography

Polka dot wedding cake

Photo by Matt Emrich Photography

toss bouquet

Photo by Matt Emrich Photography

Couple: Chelsea Rager and Jim Pappel

Location: Whisper N Oaks    Junction City, OR

Photography: Matt Emrich Photography

DJ: Bass Is Loaded

Eugene Wedding Magazine

The newest issue of Eugene Weddding came out recently and our work from one of our weddings is featured!! Unfortunately the magazine didn’t let readers know we created the flowers but I know our bride, Kelsey, was delighted to see her bouquet featured.

This was such a fun wedding and took a team effort to pull it off. Julianne created the designs and Shirley transported them “up the river” to Eagle Rock Lodge on the McKenzie River. The beautiful sunny day allowed the rich orange tones to shine and photographer Bryan Rupp captured the day stunningly.

Here is a gallery with additional images by Bryan Rupp Photography (amazing photos) that shows this fun and joyous day. Kelsey incorporated the woodsy atmosphere into her bouquets and decorations but kept it decidedly upscale. Burnt orange calla lilies, “Coffee Break” roses, & sedum were the basis of all of the designs with manzanita branches throughout both the ceremony and reception.

 

Krebs Wedding

When I first met bride, Michelle, and her mom I knew this wedding was going to be special. Michelle was planning her wedding from out of state and we did most of our correspondence by email but in person she was even more of a joy! I have never met a nicer bride! Thanks to Imagery by Jordan for the gorgeous photos taken on Michelle’s big day at Domaine Meriwether Winery outside of Veneta, OR.

Michelle chose eggplant and purples to contrast with champagne, white, and green in her flowers as well in accents throughout her wedding. She was stunning as the pictures show…

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!

A beautiful wedding at King Estate Winery

I had the pleasure of working with the bride, Brittany Steele, and her mother on her beautiful wedding in August. It was held at King Estate Winery in Eugene, Oregon and the weather (although windy) was blue skies and a great temperature.

A combination of hydrangea, roses, and lilies created perfectly sized centerpieces.

A combination of hydrangea, roses, and lilies created perfectly sized centerpieces.

Hydrangeas, seasonal dahlias, and lilies were the focus of the flowers and the bright orange gave everything a “pop” against the background. Congratulations to the bride and groom!

The following photos are courtesy of Blue Castle Photography:
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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.