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Wedding Details

Please enjoy these details of a bridal and bridesmaid bouquet from a wedding I did earlier this month. Hopefully more pictures from the wedding, including corsages, boutonnieres, and reception to follow!

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Alyssa’s Bridal Shower

Thank you, Alyssa, for getting married …and for choosing excellent wedding colors! Continue reading

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A Taste of Mother’s Day

The selfish child in me wishes I had kept these for myself, but the loving daughter in me was happy to share.

Please enjoy.

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Birthday Flowers

Last week I found the most gorgeous dark red peonies. I’m ashamed to say it, but at first I was tempted to keep them to myself. But shared joy is increased joy, so I was so happy to find an excuse to share them: the 23rd birthday of my sweet friend Abbie. I handtied a bouquet of peonies, viburnm and a few other flowers, and carted them off downtown to the Pearl to meet up with the girls.


Because really, what is a party (or a birthday) without flowers? Or a fantastic feathered headress, for that matter.

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Easter… times two!

This was a great first Easter for me as a floral designer – I had the opportunity to design flowers for two different family Easter dinners. If you remember my Easter arrangements for Lisa, you might recognize some of these flowers – I used mostly the same flowers with variations to match the different settings.

As an avid hat collector (and hat lover), I can never separate Easter from hats. Did your mom dress you up in frothy pastel dresses with little white hats, too? Easter morning was always just as much about the fashion as it was about the easter basket. And while I have upgraded from the childhood “Easter bonnet” to more refined and grown up hats, I can’t say no to the opportunity to get dressed up in something more frilly than usual and add a jaunty bit of headwear. This round arrangement below was the first to be assembled, and it got most of my Easter excitement – can you see the bonnet influence?

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Lisa’s Easter Dinner

Lisa is beautiful, tasteful, hospitable, and organized to the last detail – the idea client! I am so excited to have had the opportunity to work with her. She had seen one of my narrow table arrangements last year and decided it was the perfect fit for her family Easter dinner – beautiful and functional.

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Good Enough to Eat

Edible has always intrigued me.

I’m a picky eater, yes, and am often more concerned with texture than flavor, but I love trying new things - I am all about presentation: if it looks incredible, I will be more excited about eating it.  As a kid I loved the freedom and adventure of going out in the backyard or woods and knowing about plants I could eat. We grew wild strawberries, among other things, and I loved searching the yard for a couple of fresh, sweet bites. I love that some plants have both traditional edible parts as well as other more unusual parts that can also be eaten. Garlic, for example - delicious in bulb, and incredible in flower! Plants with edible flowers make my day. Continue reading

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It’s the sunbreaks

On my bus ride to work this morning, as the sun started breaking up the high clouds, I started getting excited: crisp morning air, warm sun on my jacketed back, fresh air – add a little sunscreen and it reminds me of snowboarding, but add the smell of earth and growing things and it reminds me of the coming Portland Farmers Markets.

The first one to open up is the Saturday PSU market: start looking forward to local produce on March 20th.

I personally tend to gravitate toward the Hollywood Farmers Market, opening in May, but this year I plan to branch out. The goal is to visit all of them – we’ll see how that goes! I’ll do my best to provide little tidbits about the individual markets, as well as samples of arrangements you can create with from not only local flowers, but foods as well!

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Garden Bouquet

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Leafy Centerpiece

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