Nature’s Rainbow Wedding Flowers

Oregon has such natural beauty and it creates a gorgeous, green backdrop for many a wedding. For this reason, and the ongoing trend of wildflower & colorful wedding flowers, many brides are choosing mixed colors for their wedding. This transpires as either color groupings or mixed colors in all the bouquets and arrangements.

These mixed color weddings are best for outdoor weddings since they have a more casual, eclectic feel. The mixed wildflower style pairs well with popular burlap and lace and works for both modern & colorful weddings or a bride who is going for more of a vintage feel.

wedding bouquet with david austin roses, orchids, dahlias, veronica, roses, zinnias

My favorite bouquet from this past wedding season: Juliet David Austin roses, cymbidium orchids, dahlias, zinnias, magenta freesia, Flame mini calla lilies, veronica, cockscomb, dusty miller and maidenhair fern.

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Each centerpiece for this Deep Woods Events wedding in Elmira, OR was slightly different but all were filled with color and placed on mirrored tiles atop teal cloth.

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Seasonal toss bouquet of dahlias, carnations (looks like a peony, huh?), zinnia and veronica

blue, green, yellow and orange wedding bouquetColorful wedding bouquet of blue hydrangea, yellow button chrysanthemums, orange roses, bells of Ireland and green spider mums.

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The bride wanted to tie in the royal blue of the bridesmaids dresses so delphinium accompanied a flurry of other blooms in orange, yellow and a touch of white

yellow bouquet, pink bouquet, purple bouquetMonochromatic bridesmaids bouquets with a mixed color bridal bouquet

locally grown flowers bridal bouquetSeasonal flower choices were included in this summery, wildflower inspired bouquet: sunflowers, “Blah Blah Blah” dahlias, yellow mini callas, craspedia, stock, crocosmia, lavender, rosemary, sedum and local grasses

pergola wedding flowersPergola arrangement at Deep Woods Events. So bright and colorful

woodsy rustic reception flowers5″ x 5″ cubes had mixtures of seasonal flowers

wildflower wedding bouquet with burlap and laceBurlap and lace stem wrap around a rustic chic bouquet

dramatic wedding bouquet in bright colorsMixed color wedding bouquets don’t have to be rustic. This is a much more modern and contemporary look with dramatic flair

Multi Colored Gerbera Daisey wedding bouquetFor the gerbera daisy lover

toss bouquetBright and colorful toss bouquet with LOTS of ribbons

Yellow Wedding Ideas

Pantone Freesia is part of their Spring Fashion Report for 2014. Shades of yellow have been popular wedding colors and that trend will continue into this summer. Yellow and grey will continue to be seen for modern, chic weddings while the yellow & blue combination is often chosen for quaint, country weddings. For a spring wedding, pair yellow with paler shades of pink, green or lavender for a pastel palette or combine it with other bold colors of tangerine orange, coral or aqua for a bright, cheerful affair.

Erika Nicole 4Billy Ball Boutonniere {Erika Nicole Photography}

Erika Nicole 3Buttercream and bright yellow wedding bouquet with whites and jewels for a rustic chic outdoor wedding {Erika Nicole Photography}

milk glass budvases country weddingMilk glass budvases with babies breath, solid aster and billy balls- other tables held milk glass vases of spray roses, mini gerbera daisies, or freesia. Burlap table runners with table numbers made by the groom. {Erika Nicole Photography}

pomanderCraspedia and burlap flower girl pomander {Erika Nicole Photography}

wedding arch with burlap and flowersHand-made ceremony arch (again made by the groom) with burlap, chandelier and flowers {Erika Nicole Photography}

sunflowers, freesia, roses, billy balls, alstromeria and solid asterWedding Bouquet of sunflowers, craspedia (billy balls), roses, alstromeria, freesia and solid aster

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Jamie Zanotti 044Bold yellow freesia {Jamie Zanotti Photography}

Fun wedding favorsYellow Wedding Ideas- Koozie Favors

yellow corsage with burlap accentsButtercream yellow and bright yellow corsage

rustic bridal bouquetWhite, ivory, yellow & green wedding bouquet {Jamie Zanotti Photography}

bridesmaids bouquetYellow and navy blue wedding {Jamie Zanotti Photography}

blue and yellow centerpieceYellow & blue centerpieces {Jamie Zanotti Photography}

Jamie Zanotti 066Yellow details {Jamie Zanotti Photography}

Altar wedding flowersLarge ceremony flower arrangements {Jamie Zanotti Photography}

Daisy pew flowersYellow & white daisy pew decorations {Jamie Zanotti Photography}

tropical hotel flowersTropical arrangements of oncidium orchids, pincushion protea and bromeliad blossoms

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Yellow calla lilies

WED106 Curly Gerb Bout popupYellow mini gerb boutonniere

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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