January 15, 2020

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Wedding: Marielle and Casey

Marielle and Casey’s dreamy summer wedding was one of our team’s absolute favorite weddings of 2019. This lovely couple wanted to capture the drama and romance of a Midsummer’s Night Dream with their August wedding, and they certainly did it! They hired us for our “Signature Flora Nova” package, so we got to design all aspects of this beautiful wedding day. So fun!!

Marielle chose a floral wedding dress and the rest of the wedding party wore a mix of soft blues and sage green. Summery white florals mixed with abundant flowing greenery and accents of grapevine, rich dark wood, and touches of gold throughout the ceremony and reception decor. The wedding was held at The Golf Club at Newcastle, an iconic Seattle venue with a killer view of Lake Washington, the Olympic mountains, and both downtown Bellevue and Seattle.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Wedding Ceremony Under the Tent

Is there anything more summery than a white tent wedding?? Guests entered the marquee through a lush greenery arch and found the interior transformed into an enchanted fairyland (and isn’t that what a midsummer night’s dream wedding is all about?!?). Green smilax vines dripped from the central chandeliers and climbed the draped walls. Gardenia blooms greeted guests as they took their seats on long wooden benches on either side of the long white aisle. And at the front, a towering four-posted arch of grapevine, smilax vines, and white roses created the perfect canopy for the couple’s exchange of vows.

On to the Party!

After a cocktail reception on the sunlit terrace, guests dined in the greenery filled ballroom. Custom built wooden trellises framed each of the long vineyard tables. These were draped with vines and hung with delicate hanging votive candles. Each of the ballroom’s eight chandeliers were also hung with vines, and tall crystal vases filled with greenery created the illusion of indoor trees on the tables. As a special touch, the bride’s family commissioned custom made sliced wooden charger plates embellished with the couple’s monogram – a gift for each guest.

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Vendor Team

Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Golf Club at Newcastle

Event Design and Florals: Flora Nova Design

Wedding Planner: Lindeman Weddings

Photography: Red Box Pictures

Rentals: Cort Party Rentals, BBJ Linens

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January 3, 2020

A Spring Wedding in the Garden Room: Brittany and Justin’s Elegant Fairytale Wedding

Brittany and Justin’s spring wedding in the Garden Room of Seattle’s Fairmont Olympic Hotel was a spring flower lover’s dream.  For their April wedding, this couple chose to incorporate all the best the season has to offer: fragrant hyacinth, hellebores, tulips, flowering dogwood and magnolia, callas, butterfly ranunculus, delicious peonies, foxglove, and more!  

A Sweet Spring Wedding Ceremony for Garden Lovers

For their ceremony in the hotel’s Metropole Room, Brittany and Justin wanted to bring the outdoors in. A large lucite ceremony arch positively bloomed with lush vines, magnolia branches, and spring flowers, creating a dramatic and romantic focal point. At the aisle entrance, two large spring floral arrangements greeted guests as they entered the fully draped room. Glass hurricane candles and twinkling suspended votives added their soft glow to the dazzling crystal chandeliers suspended above the crisp white aisle.

And Now for the Garden Party!

After the romantic ceremony, the guests eagerly made their way across the hotel to the Garden Room for a fabulous reception. Towering white urns of spring flowers filled the conservatory space, once again bringing the outdoors in. Tall centerpieces dripped rose-tinted tulips atop elegant crystal vases. On the dining tables, dusty blue napkins and votive candles complimented the blush and peach tones in the flowers beautifully, while the repetition of gold in the chivari chairs, charger plates, compotes, and silverware added a rich warmth to the palette.

What do you think? Would you have liked to be a guest at this fabulous spring wedding? I sure know I would!

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Vendor Team

Venue: Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Event Planner and Design: New Creations Weddings

Floral Design: Flora Nova Design

Photographer: Angela and Evan

Lighting: Crimson Haze Event Lighting

Draping: Prop Gallery Events

Rentals: Cort Party Rentals, BBJ Linens

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December 18, 2019

Brittany and Alvin celebrated their oh-so elegant and romantic wedding at the iconic Dome Room at the Arctic Club Hotel in Seattle this past September. This gorgeous wedding was designed and produced in coordination with the fabulous team at New Creations Weddings.

The historic Dome Room was the perfect fit for this couple’s timeless, super-elegant style and their rich color palette of deep reds and navy blue with accents of blush, gold, and lush sage greens looked to classy there.

We used dahlias, roses, scabiosa, and anemones in rich burgundy tones. And mixed with sage colors of eucalyptus greens and blush tones we created lush garden style arrangements in god colored compote vases. The designs looked rich and vibrant on navy shantung linens, and paired with the gold vases and candle holders the look was so classy!

The fabulous vendor team:

Venue: Dome Room at the Arctic Club Hotel

Planning and Coordination: New Creations Weddings

Photography: Alante Photography

Linens: BBJ Linen

Rentals: Cort Party Rentals

Hair and Makeup: Offwhite Makeup & Beauty

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November 20, 2019

Holiday season has officially started at the Flora Nova Design studio: we have dusted off the many, many boxes of ornaments, branches, icicles, and snowflakes, and are busy preparing for our upcoming holiday decor projects and holiday parties.

As every year we will decorate several offices in town and will provide decor for various fun corporate parties. This time of year is super fun for all of us: it is a welcome change to the busy wedding season where we get to play with glitter and sparkle.

Do you have a party planned and need assistance with the decor? We can help! Just get in touch with us for inspirational ideas and a proposal. We love the holidays!

If you need ideas, here are some examples of projects and parties from recent years. And please give us a call at 206-353-2904 if you’d like us to provide a quote. We hope we will hear from you during this Holiday Season!!

Decor Project: Winter in the Pacific Northwest

Images by Barbie Hull Photography

Holiday Party: Winter in Gold and Silver

Images by Barbie Hull Photography

Corporate Party: Winter Wonderland

Or Corporate Party: Holiday Masquerade