Weddings: July 9, 2011

This last weekend was FULL of weddings here in Eugene. We worked on the flowers for 4 weddings for Saturday, July 9. Congratulations to all of our couples who said “I do”. The colors and the flower choices were as varied as the couples but all were beautiful and fun to work on.

Miranda Dellinger

This wedding was full of strong colors including red and orange for the ceremony in Elmira, OR.  The bridal bouquet incorporated dahlias, gerbera daisies, roses and alstromeria. There was also a beautiful arbor arrangement that Roseann created.

Rebecca Jensen

Rebecca loved the two tones of roses that created more texture in her wedding bouquet that also included pure white gerbera daisies. The bridesmaids carried a smaller version of the same bouquet.

Lexi Terry

Marie whipped up this beautiful bouquet for a last-minute bride who chose blue iris, white gerbera daisies (do you notice a theme for this weekends’ brides??) and other white flowers.

Leah Yeager

Leah wanted only gerbera daisies for her country wedding at Deep Woods Events in Elmira, Oregon. All of the corsages and boutonnieres were made with miniature gerbera daisies and the girls carried smaller versions of the bridal bouquet which was solid gerbs.

Prince Wedding

Photo by JK Photography

This last weekend Kelly Boseke married Charles Prince in beautiful Vida, Oregon. Summer finally showed its face and gave gorgeous weather to this sweet couple. Kelly was wonderful to work with and her bright color choice definitely reflects her sweet and vivacious personality.

"Circus" Rose Bridal Bouquet

Kelly choice Circus roses for her main flower. Her wedding bouquet is strictly Circus roses and was a statement on its own. Corsages & boutonnieres were made with both orange roses and orange mini gerbera daisies.  Her daughters (18 years old & 9 years old) wore more modern wrist corsages with wire bracelets.

My idea board for Kelly's flowers

JK Photography from Salem, Oregon posted some teaser photos and they captured the new couple beautifully. Check out their photos here…

Orange mini gerb corsage on a custom made wire bracelet


Traditional Rose Pin-On Corsage

Photo by JK Photography

Kelly's beautiful bridal bouquet

Photo by JK Photography

Photo by JK Photography

Hamer Wedding: White & Green

Congratulations to Sam and Chloe who are getting married today! I just returned from delivering their flowers to the Country Inn. The weather today is perfect: still a bit overcast but the sun is peeking through.

Everyone at the shop loved the bouquet that Chloe chose for us to create- it is green cymbidium orchids surrounded by a few Polar Star roses and white miniature calla lilies. Congratulations!!


Wedding Flower Trends 2011 A-Z

A is for Anemones

These blooms come in lots of jewel tones, but it’s the white ones with black centers that are becoming a top bouquet choice. With vintage being such a major trend, these blossoms evoke old-Hollywood glamour like no other.

B is for Branches

Whether you want a rustic vibe or just an earthy feel, branches are the answer. Curly willow can be manipulated into a collar for or bridal bouquet or sturdy manzanita branches used (as shown here) as centerpieces.

C is for Craspedia

Craspedia is amazing because it’s just as beautiful dried as it is fresh. You don’t have to worry about them wilting or the petals getting damaged (because they don’t have any, of course), and they don’t need water. These mod members of the daisy family are also called billy balls or billy buttons. Thanks to their round shape and the fact that even guys don’t feel too girlie wearing them, craspedia make great boutonniere blooms. They also look rad packed tightly in a bouquet or a pomander.

D is for Dianthus

This is NOT your grandma’s carnation. The “IT” flower this year is the “Green Trick” Dianthus. All your guests will be gabbing over this unique green sphere that is sturdy enough to last through the heat. Use them in bouquets or centerpieces or take a sprig of the blossom for use in corsages & boutonnieres.

 E is for Effortless

Pull off the just-picked look with carefully chosen flowers that lend themselves to a loose feel. Although you want this look to appear like you just scooped up the flowers, you may still want to rely on a professional to help create it. (It can be harder than it looks)

F is for Feathers

To get glamour without going bling crazy, just add feathers. Blend white and gold ones into a romantic bouquet, or add black ones for a bigger statement. For something exotic, go with peacock feathers. We love a mix of textures.

G is for Grounded

Blooms on the floor attract as much attention as ones on the tables. For a lawn ceremony, instead of hanging flowers from the chairs, create interest down the aisle with patterned petals. This is both cost-effective and something for your guests to talk about before you make your big entrance.

H is for Hands-free

A bouquet is still the most popular bridesmaid accessory. But brides are opening up to new ways of distinguishing their girls from the other guests, such as  a single bloom, a dolled-up corsage or a trendy floral ring.

 I is for Indigo

Bring something blue into the bouquet, be it a bold bunch of blue delphinium or just a few hypericum berries painted turquoise.

J is for Jars

Mason jars dominate the vintage, homespun-style wedding scene (hey, they’re easy to find and collect). But jars of various shapes and sizes are showing up everywhere.

 K is for Kale

We’re all about foliage in bouquets right now, and the cool thing about kale is that it looks like a regular flower. Pair it with blooms for a fun, organic look. The leaves are a great addition to any arrangement. Keep them au naturel or ask your florist to paint them a metallic color.

L is for Limes

Limes work well as an overall wedding motif or a nice floral accent. Drop them into a vase to make a base for an arrangement; slice them in half to stack them up. Or line your aisle with them.

M is for Mosses

Using moss in your decor is a great way to keep costs down, add interest and create atmosphere. One of our brides this summer is placing moss orbs atop clear cylinder vases for her centerpieces.

N is for Nonfloral

As much as we love flowers, we can’t help but admire bouquets of paper blossoms or even buttons or vintage brooches. They’re so cool! This fun pinwheel boutonniere can be found here.

O is for Overhead

Drape flowers from the ceiling for a surprise wh en guests look up. Paper lanterns, step aside. We love seeing balls of moss and other floral arrangements suspended from a tent ceiling. You can also decorate your venue’s chandeliers with flowers for a different look.

P is for Pave

Carnations artfully arranged in a graphic pattern inside a square box would make a mod, minimalist centerpiece at a loft wedding.

Q is for Quaint

Throw a wildflower or two in the mix and your bouquets go from stuffy to relaxed, country. Incorporate family heirloom pieces for a nostalgic feel.

R is for Rocks

Create cairns or structures with river rocks for either an indoor or outdoor wedding.  If less structure is more you, a blanket of pebbles running down the center is also lovely (see next picture…)

S is for Succulents

Modern and fun yet ultra-natural, succulents make a statement. Plop a few mini ones in your bouquet, and go all out with full-size ones in your centerpieces. Or give them out as favors. These succulents were placed atop pepples as table runners for a wedding last summer.

T is for Tropical

Since bold, bright colors are still very hot this year, why not choose flowers that match in intensity? Birds of paradise, orchids, & protea are fun and tropical foliage makes everything look opulent.

 U is for Uhule

These purplish-brownish fern cools add drama to wherever they are placed. They give bouquets dimension and add a modern twist to boutonnieres. They aren’t typical in weddings so give your day something to set it apart.

V is for Vegetables

Artichokes are an easy choice, but radishes and squashes are also gaining in popularity. Whether you have a garden wedding or a tented affair in a field, veggies add an organic feel to the tables.

Mixing and matching led the way to wildflower acceptance. Varied colors and textures with a natural, just-picked look; it’s all en vogue.

 X is for XL flowers

Dinner-plate dahlias are seriously some of the prettiest things ever. They’re as big as a plate (or the size of your face). The best part? You really only need one or two per arrangement.

Y is for Yellow

This punchy color rocks it. Our favorite flowers in yellow: chrysanthemums, spider mums (can you tell we like mums?) and calla lilies. Mix them with chocolate cosmos for a modern black and yellow combination.

Z is for Zinnias

These summer flowers pack in lots of texture for little expense. Not only are we seeing them in floral arrangements, but they’re also popping up in fabric patterns and invitation designs.

Eugene, Oregon wedding bridal event at the Pottery Barn

I love going to Pottery Barn. Mostly I go and dream of what my house might look like if it weren’t covered in toddler toys, a stroller parked in the corner and the ever present pile of laundry. Ok, maybe it still wouldn’t look like a Pottery Barn showroom…

We were actually at Pottery Barn because they invited us to be a part of their Bridal Event so we joined other local vendors and spent the evening chatting with brides about all of the fun new floral trends for the year.

Ranunculus was the star of the show at last night’s Bridal Event. It was displayed in the bridal bouquets and centerpieces but really got bride’s excited as a ring, corsage & boutonniere. Ranunculus is in its prime right now and is a great alternative to roses with its peony-like petals.

The exotic pincushion protea took best supporting actor because of its uniqueness. We made everyone touch it so they knew it was real!!

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…

Gilliand Bayney Wedding

The wedding of Darci Gilliand and Carl Bayney on September 18, 2010 was a beautiful event. Dandelions Flowers designer, Julianne, created an elegant look using dahlias, calla lilies, dendrobium orchids, and curving foliages of bear grass and aspidistra leaves. This  at-home wedding in Eugene, Oregon had an intimate reception dinner with round bowls that held white dahlias with bear grass circles. This look is very simple yet undeniably elegant. The bride accented her wedding with a crisp, clean blue to add a pop of color.

Our congratulations to the happy couple, Darci and Carl. Thank you for letting us help you on your big day!

For more pictures, check out Daniel Rogers Photography…


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: