I just wanted to update my blog letting anyone who ends up here from my website or from other search engines that we are still in business and doing weddings and events. I have not blogged since 2012 because I had 2 babies back to back and was busy with that business and hadn't had the time to focus efforts on blogging for this business.
We are still going strong, just a little lighter these days with events. We only take one event per day so book your date early!
We have albums of updated work for our consultations and I will making an effort to start adding some updated work to the blog and to the website.
Thank you for your understanding and patience!
Monday, November 25, 2013
Thursday, March 29, 2012
A Wedding that we worked on about a year ago has been featured on another wedding blog! It's always so wonderful to see our work topic of others conversation.
Laura & Trevor, married March 26, 2011 Happy Anniversary!
Check it out here!
Venue: The Arctic Club Hotel
Photographer: Emma Jane Photography
Coordination: Perfect Harmony Events
DJ: Wave Link Music
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
As I've said recently I'm catching up on my blogging. Just like my albums and website there's a lot of gorgeous weddings from 2010 and 2011 that I haven't taken the time to feature. They are too good to keep secret so I'm sharing them now.
Jen and Brian are good friends of mine. I've known Jen since 8th grade and we've been friends ever since. I couldn't pick a better guy for her. Brian is such a genuine person and has welcomed her son into his life as part of the family. It was truly an honor to do flowers for their wedding day.
They were married at A Country Location in Arlington on 7.17.10. Such a beautiful country style outdoor setting. We combined Jen's modern taste with a natural setting. Love the rich orange and brown tones.
Orange rose petals scattered along the grass aisle-way. Shepherd hooks with hanging Pomander balls in rich orange tones accented the aisle-way.
The natural vine arch had different sized green and orange Pomander balls hanging from it
The Bride carried a bouquet of Roses, Mokara Orchids, Mini Calla Lillies, Phaleonopsis Orchids, Fern Curls and Spray Roses
Whites, champagnes, soft peaches and salmon orange created a subtle color for her bouquet with a gorgeous creaminess
Makeup and hair by Glamour with Grace, Elyssa Boyd
The Bridesmaids carried rich and colorful bouquets of orange and chartreuse green. A combination of Mini Calla Lillies, Roses, Spray Roses, Protea, Orchids, Fern Curls and Brazillia berry.
A nice contrast to their chocolate brown dresses
Simple arrangements of submerged Tulips and Orchids
The kid's tables had fun centerpieces of wheat grass with lollipops growing out of them. An unusual centerpiece, but also a favor/treat for the kiddos
The cake was done by a family friend, delicious and beautiful
Thank you to Red Fish Blue Fish Photography for the beautiful photos!
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Succulents are a big trend again this year in Weddings and Events or even just decor for your home. They are durable and hearty, fairly inexpensive and overall make a big statement to any event. Create something unique for your Wedding, Party or just for the home!
What you'll need:
* Wood, cut to the size of frame you decide (you can use an old frame or purchase an already frame as well)
* 4 L brackets size depending on the size of frame your using ( you only need these if you are making your own frame- if you've purchased or are using an old frame you don't need these)
* Green Felt
* Glue Gun
* Frame hardware for hanging
* Assortment of Succulents
* Small nails
1. To create the frame cut your wood to size with angled ends to fit together to make a square or rectangle. Attach with wood glue and/or nails. Finished product below.
2. Attach L brackets for additional stability of the frame.
3. Attach felt to back of frame with glue gun.
4. Cut cardboard to size and attach to the back of the frame with small nails, all the way around the frame. (Tip: Be sure the nails are small and short enough that won't split the wood and poke through to the front of the frame)
5. Add hanging brackets to the top of the frame for easy hanging later on. (Tip: Be sure to do this now, it will be much more difficult to do it later when all the succulents are attached to the front of the frame, you'll risk crushing the plants)
6. Put our all your succulent varieties and start thinking of your design plan. Remove larger succulent flowers from their pots and cut the blooms off the stem so you can easily glue them flat to the frame.
7. Arrange and hot glue gun moss around the edges of the frame and blobs scattered in the middle of the frame as well. You will add more moss later to cover any felt showing after all the succulents are attached. It's good to have a combination of colors and sizes of succulents for variety in depth and texture.
8. Start arranging your succulents on the frame (DON'T GLUE YET). Lay out your general design before gluing so you don't have to remove them later. Once you've figured your general design start gluing the succulents to the felt and moss. Use a generous amount of glue on the bottom of the plant and press gently down onto the felt. Press down for approximately 30 seconds or until glue is dry to stay attached.
(Tip: You may need to glue some of the petals of the succulents to the felt if they droop when you stand the frame up)
9. Continue this process until the frame is filled with all the succulents it can fit and you are happy with the design.
Hang it at your Wedding, Event or Party! Use colorful ribbon to hang it or attach it to something. This one was used as the start of the aisle for the Wedding Ceremony. Then later at the reception as the Bride and Groom's chair backs.
You can hang several of them or one large one as a backdrop to an Altar or do smaller ones as a centerpiece for a table. Make one to hold your escort cards or attach wish cards as a guest book to it. There are endless possibilities and your guests will be very impressed and the uniqueness and creativity this brings to your event.
This photo provided by: Jenny Jiminez Photography
Most of all HAVE FUN AND BE CREATIVE!
This project is for short term use only. If you want to create a hangable succulent garden that will last for a long time to come. Check out this how to here: http://www.luna-see.com/2010/11/diy-tutorial-vertical-framed-succulent.html
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Almost a year ago, Kari & Jeffrey were married at Novelty Hill Januik Winery in Woodinville. One of my favorite venues to work at. They had a beautiful, modern wedding with hints of the garden in purples, whites and greens.
Thank you to Azzura Photography for your beautiful work as always!
Love the sleek and modern backdrops that Novelty Hill Januik Winery provides. Stunning!
Kari carried a bouquet blossoming with Roses, Lissianthus, Stock flower, Leucadendron and Hydrangea in shades of purple, green, white and an accent of silver.
Jeffrey wore a simple garden boutonniere of White Ranunculus with a sprig of greenery and Lavender Agapanthus blooms for a touch of purple. His boutonniere was wrapped in eggplant purple satin and a silver wire wrapping accenting the top.
The ceremony was simply decorated with mixed purple Pomander Balls hanging from every other chair, the aisle tied off with a purple ribbon and two linear, modern floral designs to create an Altar on wine barrels. The couple and their guests had to fight some weather that day, so I believe this simply modern setting was taken inside for intimate vows shared around the tasting room. C'est la vie! Makes for a fun story for years to come.
Mixed purple pomander balls hanging from purple room. The couple used them after the ceremony around the reception room for additional decor.
Linear and modern arrangements flanking the Bride and Groom for their vows. After the ceremony a great addition to the decor on the bar.
The Reception room filled with chartreuse green and purple
Linens by Alice provided all the beautiful linen for this event.
Garden arrangements of Freesia, Roses, Hydrangea, Hypericum Berry, Stock flower and tulips.
We created a unique backdrop for the escort cards using all Novelty Hill and Januik wine bottles. Whimsical blooms in green, purple and white of Agapanthus, Bells of Ireland, Tulips, Vibernum and Lilac. A simple design can make a big statement!
Beautifully designed menus for each setting
A 4 tier cake accented with simple blooms in purple, green and white.
Pictures provided by Azzura Photography
Friday, March 16, 2012
Myra and Michio were such a sweet couple! I was so thrilled to be a part of this wedding because of the rich fall color tones of Yellow, Orange and Red. Myra, the Bride had a unique vision and loved floral designs texture, interest and out of the ordinary wedding flower choices; which is my specialty. I love to use unique blooms to create depth, tone and interest in designs. I love to 'ode to tropical, but still very Northwest feel of this event.
Congratulations Myra & Michio on a beautiful sunny wedding day at the University of Washington
Bridesmaids carried posies of bright yellow Freesia and Oncydium Orchids with an accent of Equisedum in the bouquets
The Bride carried a truly dynamic bouquet of rich firey Orange and Epplant Mini Calla Lilies, Red Roses, Yellow Freesia, Protea, Lilly Grass, and Agonis foliage
Simple, yet uniquely designed boutonnieres of Mokara Orchids with Equisedum as the stem.
The ceremony was outside at the University of Washington Campus. A big open space of grass surrounded by lush trees and foliage. We decorated the aisle way with two medium floral displays attached to the chairs and scattered the lawn with bright and bold Rose petals
The reception took place at Zen Garden. We decorated the entry with a beautiful table scape of submerged Orchids, floating candles, and Rose petals
We lined each vase with a collar of Equisedum in different heights and wrapped it with gold wire, it created an interesting element to all the vases and especially to the overall design
Incorporating Manzanita Branches and crystals gave the piece a truly elegant, yet Northwest feel
Instead of a traditional guest book the couple decided on a Wishing Tree. We created this piece to serve as the guest book with tall Manzanita branches, crystals and orchids. The vase covered and with submerged Orchids inside like the entry pieces. Makes for a unique guest book and a wonderful decor piece at your Reception
The cake was covered with Lime Green Cymbidium Orchids blooming from the branches drawn on the cake. Simple, elegant and rich!
Thank you to Azzura Photography for your always gorgeous work and focus on the details of every event. We truly enjoy working with you and always appreciate your generosity with pictures!