I really had fun making these Art-Deco-inspired arrangements for a fabulous, “Roaring 20’s” birthday party last week! In the penthouse at the beautiful Sorrento Hotel, and wonderfully coordinated by Pink Blossom Events, this 50th birthday bash also included gorgeous props from Vintage Ambiance and fantastic lighting (and music!) from Seattle Parties. For my arrangements, I used the art-deco theme as a starting point, and also took inspiration from Japanese design, which is reflected in some of the hostess’s original paintings used as additional decor during the party. It was a unique, totally personal celebration, and I loved being part of it!
It’s been a busy wedding season so far, and without much time to post here. However, I’m dying to share a few quick photos I took from last weekend’s wedding, so here they are. This was one of my favorites, in soft peach and coral tones, with touches of grey-blue. The bride’s gown was pale ice-blue with beautiful crystals. Featured flowers here were ‘Juliet’ and ‘Romantic Antika’ garden roses, ‘Cafe au Lait’ dahlias, and hydrangea. Her Matron of Honor’s bouquet had deeper tones of the same colors to complement her ocean-blue dress. Cake by Tallant House. Reception venue: Canlis.
Last Saturday’s wedding overlooking Puget Sound was lovely, in soft blush tones, with picture-perfect weather, but my favorite thing about it was the fragrance I was surrounded by while making these arrangements. Peonies, garden roses, sweet peas, and herbs combine to make a heady perfume. Under the warm May sun, it was almost too much. Almost. Hydrangea, Lamb’s Ear, and Candy Tuft completed this look. Even better, I had the of pleasure working again with Parker Events on this wedding!
This recent centerpiece design for a dinner party was very fun to do! Full of locally grown spring flowers, I really enjoyed the palette of deep pink, purple, and magenta, with a touch of blue and violet. The flower types here included allium, iris, peony, garden roses, muscari, cerinthe, buddleja, ranunculus, sweet pea, and clematis. Most of these were sourced through the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market.
Last week I had the pleasure of creating some centerpiece arrangements for a private 50th birthday party at the Museum of History and Industry, coordinated by Kaspars Catering. In addition, I had the honor of a visit from photographer Terry Behal, who took these awesome images while I was finishing the pieces before delivery. These designs incorporated Dendrobium Orchid, Hydrangea, Tweedia, Bupleurum, Ranunculus, Anemone, Viburnum, and Asiatic Lilies.
It was fun to be photographed “in action,” and Terry is great to work with! Below are a few quick photos I took of the completed event as we finished setting up.