Archive for the 'Spring Flowers' Category
Check out Carrie Rainey’s blog post from Megan and Jose’s Terra Bella wedding back in May. The bride carried a mix of peach and ivory – David Austin ‘Juliet’ Garden Roses, ‘Vendela’ Roses, Stock, Sweet Peas, and ‘Surprise’ Roses from Peterkort. The best part of our day was waiting around to see Megan in that stunning dress!
Although it’s not officially summer yet, last weekend’s wedding for Tam and Mike sure started to get us in the mood! This was a fun one for many reasons, not least of which was the amazing amount of locally grown materials we were able to use thanks to the new Seattle Wholesale Grower’s Market.
Along with the beautiful David Austin ‘Juliet’ Garden Roses from California, the local stars were: Viburnum (2 kinds!), Ranunculus, ‘Coral Charm’ Peonies, Rubus, Raspberry Vine, Nicotinia, Peterkort Roses, and of course, Temptress Poppies……..
The only trouble with working in our new outdoor studio for the season is that darn Lilac bush that drives a person to distraction. We were supposed to be working away on a very non-purple wedding, but who can resist throwing a few stems in the scrap jar to pretty up the place?
While we await the “real” images from yesterday’s absolutely gorgeous wedding at Terra Bella (formerly Larkspur Farms, in Conway), here’s a sneak preview of the bridal bouquets. The roses for Megan’s big day were: David Austin ‘Juliet’, ‘Vendela’, and ‘Surprise’ (from PeterKort). Peach and white Stock, Ranunculus, Larkspur and Sweet Peas rounded out the spring-y bridesmaid’s bouquets. Now just wait until you see the dress……………
Looking back to January at this cheerful yellow, coral and turquoise palette designed by Kirstie Warren of SimplyWed makes us wonder if we might have possibly blinked and missed Spring in the Northwest this year (??) Oh well, it was fun while it lasted and we had a fabulous time exhibiting at Novelty Hill-Januik during Weddings in Woodinville.
The theme was “Whimsy and Wit” and Kirstie outdid herself down to the very last detail. We added centerpieces to the tabletops in yellows, corals and reds using just a few of our Spring favorites – Ranunculus, Tulips, Acacia, Craspedia, and a little Stock for fragrance. The fringy soft yellow Double Tulips are one of our favorites for Spring bridal bouquets too! Thank you to Mode Wedding Photographers for the wonderful images.
Well, there’s plenty to start talking about in our “What’s Local” features by now, but Peonies always steal the show! The launch party for Suzanne Fogarty’s Hush-Hush Boudoir photography website planned by Soiree Event Stylists was the perfect place to debut these bombshells. ‘Red Charm’, ‘Coral Charm’ and ‘Peppermint Twist’ got to mix it up with local Sweet Peas, Dusty Miller, Jacob’s Ladder and even a little bit of Astrantia……
Wouldn’t we all love to look this pretty after two weeks standing up in a vase! These little Ranunculi seem to get more charming every day, and remind us how lucky we are to have such beautiful locally grown flowers right at our doorstep. Ranunculus season is coming to a close in our neck of the woods so we’ll have to enjoy every last minute of these little beauties.
Nothing says summer like beautiful old-fashioned Garden Roses and they’re here at last! The first of the California crop arrived just in time for Mother’s Day and we chose the David Austin “Miranda” to start off the season. How can Mom not play favorites when you show up with these in hand?
You already know that we like to make the flowers do all the work, and that’s why we love Quicksand. Pair it with burgundy or plum, put it in front of Suzanne Fogarty’s lens, and it’s hard not to feel the romance in the air…….
Well, just to keep things above-board here, this post is coming to you a few weeks after it was intended! It doesn’t make the information any less relevant but for those of you who really are following the bloom schedules around here, please be advised that the materials used were actually with us during the first week of April this year. Now when Mother Nature is following her usual patterns, we probably would still have our lovely hellebore and anemone around this week but we don’t want you to think we’re trying to pull the wool over your eyes! Our “What’s Local Right Now” features are intended for those clients who wish to use seasonal/locally grown materials in their arrangements, and want to know what that would really look like at any given time of year.
Everything you see here came straight from Skagit Valley: the Anemone, Bleeding Heart, Lonicera, and Hellebore are courtesy of our friends at Jello Mold farm and the tulips and dusty miller are out of our own garden.