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:
 
 

Kate Middleton’s Bridal Bouquet

All eyes were on the Royal Wedding at the end of April and two of the biggest questions surrounding the big day were 1). What will Kate’s dress look like and 2). What will her bridal bouquet look like?

Image used under Creative Commons from jennicatpink

Kate looked classic and elegant in her modern take on a classic dress and chose a simple, chic bouquet made of lily of the valley, sweet william, hyacinth and myrtle ( a royal tradition). In stark contrast to Princess Diana’s bouquet, Kate’s bouquet was a small clutch instead of a cascade.

Lily of the valley is a short-stemmed flower with small bell-like blossoms. Although many bride’s desire it for their bouquets, it is a flower that poses some obstacles. In addition to being sensitive to heat (it’s a spring blossom), lily of the valley can be expensive.

Used under Creative Commons from solvent66

 

So…if you’re not a princess-to-be but want Kate’s look on a commoner’s budget here are some ideas…

Gypsophilia

Image used under Creative Commons from Mason2008

 Dendrobium Orchids

Image used under Creative Commons from blumenbiene

Freesia

white freesia

Image used under Creative Commons from ARTESANIAFLORAE