Weddings in Woodinville At the Hollywood Schoolhouse

I got the chance to participate in this year's Weddings In Woodinville events, and got free reign to deck out the Hollywood Schoolhouse! Working with Alex Chalk, of Taylor'd Events - the overall theme was minimal, white on white- with industrial elements, to help keep an overall modern and clean look to such a classic old venue. 

Large compote arrangements were accompanied by tiny ikebana arrangements in custom plaster vessels, with flowers in a dusty mauve, cream and white palette.

Photography by The Popes

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Kathryn + Rollin at The Arctic Club

Kathryn and Rollin were my very last wedding of this year, and celebrated their intimate, art-deco themed wedding at the Arctic Club Hotel Ballroom. Their florals were a wide mix of foraged and locally grown greens, and pure white flowers. Since the weather had just started to turn, there was plenty of beautiful olive-green colored beech incorporated into the table arrangements. For the ceremony, Kathryn wanted a clean, fresh, art-deco bouquet with a slight cascade to match her bright white, gorgeous beaded gown. For the reception, tall fluted gold vases were packed full of eucalyptus and feathery pampas grass, mixed with low compote table arrangements.

I can't thank Kathryn and Rollin enough for letting me be a part of their day, and for graciously asking me to witness and celebrate their marriage with them. Maybe the most humble and sweet family I've had the pleasure of working with, yet.  I couldn't be happier for the bride and groom, and wish them the best of luck on their new journey together! 

All photography by Laura Gehring and Matt Villanueva, whom I had the pleasure of working with yet again!  Theres nothing like tag-teaming a wedding with friends. 

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Katelin + Ken at Cedarbrook Lodge

Katelin is an old friend and co-worker of mine, and it was so much fun to be able to do the flowers for her wedding day. I had never met Ken before, but him- all of his groomsmen and family were so sweet and welcoming the moment I met them. 

They chose to get married at the end of August, at the beautiful Cedarbrook Lodge, out in the green courtyard. They wanted the colors to be dusty mauve, pale greens, and other white to cream tones- all soft pastels to contrast with the mens formal black suits. It was an awesome combination and everyone looked gorgeous! Katelin is such an amazing natural beauty, and has such a warm smile- I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of her walking down the aisle as we packed up,  and it brought tears to my eyes seeing how happy she was.  Lots of love to this couple.

All Photography by Laura Gehring  and  Matt Villanueva,  

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Brittney + Blaze at Crystal Mountain

I had the pleasure of working with Brittney as a super talented photographer- before I found out that she was already engaged! Her and Blaze were having a quiet and beautiful elopement on Crystal Mountain, before returning back for a celebration with family and friends. I couldn't have been more excited to make her bridal bouquet for her - She wanted something casual, fresh, beautiful- to match the feeling of their ceremony.  AND YELLOWS AND PEACH! Sign me up! I used a lot of garden roses and peach scabiosa straight from the garden, feathery spirea, and raspberry foliage. 

Mutual friend Alyssa Wilcox shot these outrageous photos, and my jaw dropped when I saw them. Thankful to have been a small part of their intimate and magical ceremony up in the clouds. 

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More New Roses!

Im avoiding taking pictures of the whole garden because everything is looking really skimpy right now, and theres more mulch than anything else! I will get out there soon and start documenting how things are growing, and how the beds are filling up. Probably... 

8 new roses came in the mail, 2 new hydrangeas came in the mail, all the irrigation tubing came in the mail! Almost all the shrubs I was wanting for this year are already in the ground and growing- now I just have a dozen or so perennials I want to buy and I think the garden is off to a solid start. This week was the first time I was able to build an arrangement with 100% garden grown material- and that was pretty awesome. I finally feel ready for the season to start! 

Oh and for a sad fact for anyone that might ever read this- Most flower farmers do not keep tulip bulbs from year to year because they don't bloom well after harvesting the first year.  Well screw that - Im keeping them just to see what happens.