February 11, 2019

Kerry and Joe’s soirée at the Overlake Country and Golf Club last July is a perfect example of just how elegant an all-white wedding can be. Kerry chose a lush cascading bouquet of white garden roses, peonies, gardenia, stephanotis, and orchids accented by delicate iron vine.  Blooming trees and understated tall floral arrangements graced the front altar for the traditional Catholic ceremony, while trailing greenery and dendrobium orchids adorned each pew.  At the Club, guests enjoyed cocktails on the lawn before adjourning to the draped ballroom for dinner and dancing.  A mix of round and long dinner tables created visual interest, and Phalaenopsis and dendrobium orchids accented the low white and dark green centerpieces. Textured neutral linens, clear ghost chairs, and crystal candlesticks helped to create luxurious layers of texture throughout the room.  A clean boxwood backdrop behind the band (featuring the bride and groom’s own personalized neon sign!) and a low floral planter in front created the perfect setting to dance the night away. Congratulations, Kerry and Joe!

Vendor Team:

Ceremony Venue: Sacred Heart Parish

Reception Venue:  Overlake Country and Golf Club

Planner:  Chambers and Company

Photography: O’Malley Photography

Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental

Rentals and Draping: Cort Party Rental

Lighting and Band Backdrop: LightSmiths

Cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio

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January 28, 2019

Daniela and Michael’s sweet summer wedding at the Woodmark Hotel and Still Spa last August was cool, breezy, and oh-so chic.  Daniela had her heart set on a non-traditional bouquet: a giant grey succulent took center stage in this asymmetrical stunner, accompanied by pale blush spray roses, wispy grasses, nigella pods, and eucalyptus. For the lakeside ceremony, the tent was hung with trailing smilax vines, and an arch featuring blush and cream roses and dahlias framed the happy couple.  More lush greenery graced the aisle, and rose and eucalyptus posies adorned the chairs.  At dinner, the blush dining tables held an assortment of gold candlesticks, bud vases, greenery runners, and succulents in tiny gold terrariums.  And be sure to look at the cutest little crocheted birdies you ever did see on top of that cake!

Vendor Team:

Venue:  Woodmark Hotel and Still Spa

Day-of Coordination:  New Creations Event Design and Coordination

Photography:  Ryan Flynn Photography

Lighting: Green Light Events

Cake: The Sweetside


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January 14, 2019

Mama mia, was this a gorgeous wedding!  Last August, the Flora Nova team had the privilege of working with the ever-fabulous Katy of Vows Wedding and Event Planning to design this fairytale white wedding on the groom’s family’s private estate.  This was a family affair on a grand scale: after an intimate ceremony at the family’s Catholic parish, the guests heads back to the family manse for cocktails by the pool. Check out those floating lily pads in the turquoise water!

After cocktails, the lucky guests strolled through the gardens down to a custom-built tent on the back lawn (constructed by the amazing team at Cort Party Rental) for dinner and dancing.  This family has a love affair with the gardenia and just had to have them, so we obliged:  500 fresh cut gardenias were flown in for the occasion.  As you can imagine, the scent when guests walked into the tent was heavenly! Each place setting was graced with a stemmed gardenia, and more gardenias were tucked into the abundant floral arrangements that lined the long dinner tables.

As the evening wore on, Andy, Melissa, and their attendants had the perfect view of the festivities from their 32′ head table loaded with flowers and fully framed by a lush floral backdrop.  Dense greenery swags graced the ceiling and called attention to the drool-worthy (and enormous!) crystal chandeliers.  Tall taper candles and glittering gold mercury glass votives created a romantic glow as the sun set, and the revelers danced long into the night.  What a perfect day!

Vendor Team:

Ceremony Venue: Holy Family Catholic Parish

Reception Venue: Private Estate

Wedding Planner: Vows Wedding and Event Planning

Photographer: J Garner Photography

Tent & Rentals: Cort Party Rental

Cake: The SweetSide

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December 28, 2018

Last winter the Flora Nova team had the privilege to partner with the fabulous Amber of A Renee Weddings & Events to create a truly one-of-a-kind celebration for a lovely couple at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel.  Danny and Mara chose a purple and gold color scheme as a nod to Danny’s four years playing football with the University of Washington Huskies (Danny has since gone on to play with the Cleveland Browns and now with the New England Patriots). After an elegant ceremony in the silk-draped ballroom, the couple’s friends and family enjoyed a candlelit dinner and danced the night away — check out the pictures of the traditional Samoan dances below!

A hearty congratulations to the happy couple and a very sweet and happy one year anniversary!!!!

Vendor Team:

Venue – Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Photographer – Katie Parra

Planner – A Renee Weddings & Events

Rentals – Cort And La Tavola

Lighting – Crimson Haze

Paper Designs – Grey & Cake

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December 12, 2018

Sarah and Toby’s elegant white wedding at Seattle’s  Rainier Club last January was a warm, sophisticated, and downright gorgeous event.  The couple chose to keep their florals and decor neutral, layering shades of white and cream accented with a touch of greenery and mixed metals.  Sarah’s classic rose and peony bouquet was the perfect understated accompaniment to the clean lines of her gown, and just look at those white sequined cocktail dresses on those bridesmaids!

After a touching ceremony beneath an arch draped in dupioni silk, the couple and their guests climbed the candlelit staircase to the glittering ballroom for dinner and dancing. Sarah and Toby chose a mix of centerpieces for their tables:  lush elevated floral arrangements on silver stands drew the guests’ eyes upward, while a trio of clean glass mono-botanical arrangements partnered with a trio of elevated floating candles let their eyes linger on the table tops. Certainly it was a night to remember!

Vendor Team:

Venue: The Rainier Club

Planner: Pink Blossom Events

Photography: La Vie Photography

Rentals: Pedersen’s Rentals

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November 26, 2018

Katie and Sully are a seriously cool and unique couple. They didn’t want anything classic or romantic for their wedding celebration. In addition to the wedding, they planned days of events and theme parties leading up to the ceremony. It was such a joy to create and design for these two (in fabulous collaboration with Katie from Wonderstruck), we were certainly very inspired. With one of a kind ideas like the ‘tunnel of love’ head table to the hidden space themed bar complete with old video games to entertain the guests, which they revealed later in the evening, this is still an event that is remembered and talked about.

Ceremony Venue: Thompson Hotel Rooftop

Reception Venue: Museum of History and Industry

Photography: One Love Photo

Planner: Wonderstruck Event Design

Rentals: Cort, BBJ Linens, Pedersens 

Cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio

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