Art-Deco Party at the Sorrento

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!

Christopher Flowers Seattle orchids art-deco party white green Christopher Flowers Seattle orchids art-deco party white green  anthurium calla japaneseChristopher Flowers Seattle orchids art-deco party white green anthurium calla buffetChristopher Flowers Seattle orchids art-deco party white green Christopher Flowers Seattle orchids art-deco party white green red dahlia piano callaChristopher Flowers Seattle orchids art-deco party white green callaChristopher Flowers Seattle orchids art-deco party white green Christopher Flowers Seattle orchids art-deco party white green Christopher Flowers Seattle orchids art-deco party white green Christopher Flowers Seattle orchids art-deco party white green Christopher Flowers Seattle orchids art-deco party white green red dahlia calla

Soft Peach Wedding

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.

wedding bouquet peach blush garden rose dahlia soft anemone stock creamwedding bouquet peach blush garden rose dahlia soft anemone stock creamwedding bouquet peach garden rose dahlia soft anemone stock cream coralwedding bouquet peach coral garden rose dahlia soft anemone stock creamflower girl pomander wedding peach coral garden rosewedding ceremony soft peach garden rose dahlia christopher flowers seattlewedding ceremony aisle flowers soft peach cream dahlia garden rose hydrangea christopher flowers seattlewedding cake flowers soft peach christopher flowers seattlewedding reception centerpiece garden rose dahlia hydrangea soft peach cream green IMG_1697IMG_1699

Recipe for Fragrance: Peonies, Garden Roses, & Sweet Peas!

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!

Christopher Flowers Seattle bouquet blush pink green ivory peony garden rose sweet pea local Christopher Flowers Seattle bouquet blush pink green ivory peony garden rose sweet pea local ceremony arbor petals ombreChristopher Flowers Seattle boutonniere herbs natural garden organic green podChristopher Flowers Seattle bouquet pink blush peony garden rose sweet pea hydrangea green ivory local organicChristopher Flowers Seattle ceremony wedding aisle petals ombre pink blush ivoryChristopher Flowers Seattle wedding arbor ceremony birch natural woodland blush pink peony garden rose sweet pea mossChristopher Flowers Seattle wedding arbor ceremony birch natural woodland blush pink peony garden rose sweet pea mossChristopher Flowers Seattle wedding boutonniere natural herbs pod organic greenChristopher Flowers Seattle wedding bouquet blush pink ivory peony garden rose sweet pea hydrangea green ivory local organicChristopher Flowers Seattle wedding bouquet blush pink ivory peony garden rose sweet pea hydrangea green ivory local organic

Centerpiece in Purple

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.

Christopher Flowers LLC centerpiece purple magenta blue peony clematis rose iris local organic seasonal flowersChristopher Flowers LLC centerpiece purple magenta blue peony clematis rose iris local organic seasonal flowersChristopher Flowers LLC centerpiece purple magenta blue peony clematis rose iris local organic seasonal flowersChristopher Flowers LLC centerpiece purple magenta blue peony clematis rose iris local organic seasonal flowersChristopher Flowers LLC centerpiece purple magenta blue peony clematis rose iris local organic seasonal flowers

Birthday Party at MOHAI, with Terry Behal Photography

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.

event party flowers white green blue ranunculus anemone hydrangea orchid christopher flowers seattleevent party flowers white green blue ranunculus anemone hydrangea orchid christopher flowers seattleevent party flowers white green blue ranunculus anemone hydrangea orchid christopher flowers seattleevent party flowers white green blue ranunculus anemone hydrangea orchid christopher flowers seattleevent party flowers white green blue ranunculus anemone hydrangea orchid christopher flowers seattleevent party flowers white green blue ranunculus anemone hydrangea orchid christopher flowers seattleevent party flowers white green blue ranunculus anemone hydrangea orchid christopher flowers seattleevent party flowers white green blue ranunculus anemone hydrangea orchid christopher flowers seattleevent party flowers white green blue ranunculus anemone hydrangea orchid christopher flowers seattleevent party flowers white green blue ranunculus anemone hydrangea orchid christopher flowers seattle

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.

event party flowers white green blue ranunculus anemone hydrangea orchid christopher flowers seattleevent party flowers white green blue ranunculus anemone hydrangea orchid christopher flowers seattleevent party flowers white green blue ranunculus anemone hydrangea orchid christopher flowers seattle