Although summer is the height of wedding season, more and more brides are choosing a spring wedding for their nuptials. If you’re wondering which flowers are best for your big day, here are a few suggestions: Ranunculus: These blooms are … Continue reading
Purple was traditionally the color of royalty and its rich color is not lost on today’s brides. From pale periwinkle to deep eggplant, purple has a myriad of shades which lend themselves to a variety of looks for your wedding. Since Pantone announced Radiant Orchid as the 2014 Color of the Year, purple will be taking center stage in the upcoming year. Radiant Orchid is a gorgeous medium purple with fuschia and pink undertones it combines will with a variety of colors.
Many brides try to match their flowers exactly to the bridesmaid’s dresses or linen colors but I always recommend a different route. Choosing a mixtures of shades in the color palette will make everything look more luxurious, textured and visible. If the flowers are all exactly the same shade it will look like a big ball of one color without any dimension. Let your florist incorporate varying shades for the most effective use of flowers and a final look that will be much more luxurious and less DIY.
Shades of purple stock, roses, tulips and mini calla lilies
Beautiful spring wedding bouquet of hydrangea, iris, agapanthus and muscari
Skinner’s Butte wedding bouquet of dahlias, carnations, hydrangea and roses
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.
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 Whisper N Oaks, Junction City, OR Click here to see more of this wedding with pictures by Matt Emrich Photography… The Country Inn 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
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!
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.