Archive for January, 2011
The sun was shining for Jessica and Brian’s October wedding at Semiahmoo and the talented Loren and Kimberly of Alante Photography captured the event beautifully. We have cake on the brain these days, so this shot had to be front-and-center, but check out the Alante blog post for more of their lovely work.
For just a simple touch to the already delectable cake, we used classic cream ‘Vendela’ Roses along with white Dendrobium Orchids…..now it’s time to go have a piece of cake. Thank you, Jessica and Brian, for being so wonderful to work with!
The birds are chirping, the days are getting a tad bit longer, and it’s almost time to enjoy Ranunculus that don’t have to come to us from half-way around the world! Meanwhile, while we ‘re brainstorming for our upcoming Spring and early Summer wedding bouquets, we’ll feast our eyes on Ranunculus Past.
Local Hellebore and Lilacs seem to be one of the most natural fits for Ranunculus arrangements….
It’s hard to decide which color Ranunculus is our favorite, but white always makes the heart skip a beat!
The fresh Green of Queen’s Anne Lace mixed with rich chocolate Corydalis foliage makes a wonderful Spring wedding bouquet……..
And the bridesmaids need their Ranunculus too!……..
On the subject of Ranunculus that don’t have to travel half-way around the world (although our September brides are very happy that they agree to make the trip), a few of our local growers in Washington and Oregon are hard at work on ways to make the Spring crop come just a bit earlier. We’ll talk more about that project very soon!
There’s nothing like ‘Nancilee’ Dahlias to remind us that these gray days won’t last forever! In addition to the beautiful hot pink of the dahlias, these early September wedding centerpieces included a mix of Baptisia, Sedum, Eucalyptus, Roses (‘Milva’, ‘Skyline’ and ‘Milano’) with a few splashes of Freesia, for a little nod to the bride’s bouquet.
Family style tables are the most fun to decorate and this lucky bride found some beautiful fabric, and willing bridesmaids, to sew up the wonderful table runners. Thank you to Rachel Bayne Photography for the fabulous shot!
Whether it be a summer or fall ceremony, our brides are telling us that orange wedding flowers will still be going strong in 2011! That’s a good thing in our book, as it’s such a versatile color with lots of beautiful variations in the world of flowers. Here we have a mix of Ranunculus, Stock, Roses and locally-grown Dahlias that worked so nicely with the mocha of the bridesmaid dresses.
Because we wanted that pop of orange, while still maintaining the richness of the bridesmaid dresses and cream from the bride’s bouquet, we chose a variety of roses (‘Vendela’, ‘Leonidas’, ‘Cherry Brandy’) and bridged the palette together with the apricot-colored Stock. And of course, Dahlia season in the Northwest peaks just in time for beautiful fall wedding bouquets so here we have ‘Maarn’ and ‘Amber Queen’ joining the mix.
On January 30th, Blush will be teaming up with Simply Wed at Novelty Hill Januik Winery for the 2011 Weddings in Woodinville event. Ticket holders will be chauffeured between seven of the area’s top wedding venues that will be fully decorated to help you envision your perfect day……and you’ll get to sample the cake and bubbly too! We hope to see you there!