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Jane and Kenny – Organic SoDo Park Wedding

Flora Nova Design Seattle - Organic SoDo Park Wedding

Jane and Kenny’s wedding last July at SoDo Park was a beautiful showcase of organic summer style.  Raspberry leaves, Meadowsweet Spirea, Ninebark, Kinnikinnick, Wisteria, Queen Anne’s Lace, and more: so many delicate summer greens to play with! Jane and Kenny chose to pair their delicious greenery with soft summer whites (think cosmos, nigella, scabiosa, garden roses, and clematis) and shimmering golds (candelabras, urns, and votives).

For their reception, Jane and Kenny chose to set three long dining tables down the length of the draped SoDo Park space for a clean, elegant look.  The live-edge wooden head table was graced with a greenery garland, tall gold candlesticks, and soft urn arrangements — a great place to party (see the happy party-goers in the bottom picture below!). A big thank you to David Cho Photography for capturing all of the gorgeous details.  Enjoy!

Vendors:

Venue: SoDo Park

Photographer: David Cho Photography

Flora Nova Loves Green

Instead of bringing you another wedding this week we wanted to talk a little about a subject close to our hearts: greenery! It is pantone’s color of the year and is in our opinion always in season and fashion!  We gathered together several pictures from different events to show you the versatility and beauty of greenery. From monochromatic arrangements of all greens, to being the most natural perfect accompaniment to flowers – let’s give greenery some love, flowers are always in the spotlight.

Aren’t these bouquets stunning? Quite the opposite of boring, the beauty and interesting textures you can find are so exciting and very romantic, we love using trailing greens like jasmine, clematis or maidenhair ferns. If your venue has a staircase why not cover the banister in vines like the one above?!

These are some ideas for your ceremony – from an arch covered in vines or corner arrangements on a lucite chuppa to greenery aisle runners or simple bunches tied with ribbon on the chairs – so many different looks and ways to incorporate beautiful green.

Creating a greenery garland directly on the table is always a beautiful accompaniment combined with tall arrangements or on its own. Hanging green chandeliers can help to fill the space with nature and bring even more interesting ways to incorporate it on more than just the table tops. Here are a few pictures of other reception arrangements we have made incorporating this theme.

Another lovely idea is garlands to line your pictures, signs, or even drapes! We love the special added detail of greeting your guests to the table with sprigs of fresh herbs on every napkin, simply perfect.

There are many ways to add the organic natural beauty of all to often overlooked greens to your events, we can’t wait to see what inspires you!

Amy & Egan – Black and White elegance at Seattle Art Museum

Flora Nova Design Seattle - Contemporary Black and White Seattle Art Museum Wedding. Black, White, and Green Bridal Bouquet

Today we’re taking a trip down memory lane back to the elegant 2015 wedding of Amy and Egan. This was such a fun one! Amy and Egan chose a classic black and white theme to compliment the dramatic backdrop of the Seattle Art Museum‘s Brotman Forum (check out the huge installation of Cai Guo-Qiang’s Inopportune: Stage One flying above the dinner tables!).  Jacky with Event Success coordinated the details of the day, with black and white striped bistro linens, lucite ghost chairs, and a macaron tower. And Shodalove captured it all in the lovely photographs below.  Enjoy!

Vendors:

Reception Venue: Seattle Art Museum

Ceremony Location: Christ Our Hope Catholic Church

Planner: Jacky with Event Success

Photographer: Shodalove

Hair and Makeup: Erin Skipley

Rentals: Pedersen’s Rentals

Lighting: Greenlight Events

Kalie and Larry – Luxe JM Cellars Wedding

Flora Nova Design Seattle Luxe JM Cellars Wedding. Reception Tables: Taper Candles, Romantic, Moody, Gothic, Houndstooth Linens, Leather Table Runners

Kalie and Larry had the most perfect small wedding at JM Cellars! I can’t stop looking at these beautiful moody images by photographer James Moes of this edgy and wonderful affair. But before I say anything more, can we just stop to admire that bouquet?! Amaryllis, orchids, calla lilies and the most enormous ranunculus in that stunning color palate! Goodness!!

We designed a huge floral wall that the sweet couple got married in front of, add to that our large black candelabras draped in greenery and you have a wildly dramatic backdrop!

Kalie had such exciting and unusual ideas for her wedding and we were thrilled to work with her to bring it all together. From the black leather(!!!) table runners, brass candle holders with burgundy taper candles(!!!), black and white houndstooth linens(!!!),  burgundy napkin flowers(!!) tied with black velvet ribbon, to the overflowing gold compotes filled with garden roses and and ranunculus, every detail was divine! And all this gorgeousness was planned and coordinated by the wonderful Tara Lee of Sugarcomb!

The fabulous vendor team:

Reception Venue: JM Cellars

Photography: James Moes

Planner: Tara Lee with Sugarcomb

Rentals: Cort Party Rentals

Linens: BBJ Linen