Friday, July 30, 2010

Got Milk?

I got to use my collection of vintage milk glass vases and compotes for a recent bridal shower. You can find milk glass everywhere from Ebay and Etsy to your local thrift store. Collectors will buy them for anywhere up to $150 each but I got all of mine for about a dollar a piece at my local Goodwill!
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Milk glass originated in Venice in the 16th century and is still manufactured today. It is popular with collectors and designers because it’s relatively easy to find and makes a stunning display when grouped en masse.


I particularly like how the cups and goblets lend a vintage twist to even the most modern floral arrangement and how dramatically colors pop against the stark white. The unique patterns on each one also photograph beautifully.
Here are some pictures from the shower…  
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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Becka and Scott

The colors for this weekend’s wedding in Sequim are absolutely divine! I just adore the combination of sophisticated jewel tones mixed with the casual feel of wildflowers.

I always start with the bride’s bouquet – picking the most beautiful flowers and setting the tone for the rest of the arrangements. Becka is bucking the trend and wearing a blue dress which should make the colors really pop.

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The flower girl’s whimsical bouquet is one of my favorites to date.
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A poppy pod, purple lisianthus flower and pink freesia make up Scott’s boutonniere and Orange Unique roses, pink lisianthus and pink freesia finish off the mother’s corsages.
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And finally some of the reception flowers…
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Garden Party

I’m sort of in love with my garden right now. After two years of solid hard work, it is finally starting to feel like the end is in sight. A little more “let’s relax back here and enjoy” rather than “hmm just need to…” So it seemed like the perfect backdrop for a photo shoot of these gorgeous wedding invitations that I’ve been dying to showcase. I love how unique invitations have become in the last few years. Gone is the stuffy cursive type and calligraphy and in its place, the perfect way for a couple to set the stage for their wedding’s tone and theme. These two are a prime example that fun and class can go hand in hand.

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Jessica and Judd

Jessica and Judd were married on Saturday at Laurel Creek Manor in Sumner, WA. I absolutely loved designing a country chic wedding for this fun couple! The pink and orange color scheme set the stage for a bright and sunny mood with lots of fun details – a photo booth fashioned from burlap and vintage pennant flags, “lovesicles” in the kid-friendly candy buffet, hand painted wooden signs, croquet and hula hoops, mason jar lanterns and of course, flowers galore!

Here are a few images then click on this link for our Facebook album for the full set…
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