Lauren & Jake’s Rooftop Wedding

Lauren and Jake’s June wedding at the fabulously chic Olympic Rooftop Pavillion was a perfect mix of clean modern lines and lush garden florals. Clear lucite ghost chairs, a lucite arch, and lots of stemmed glass hurricanes sparkled in the sunshine and gave the event an air of sophistication that complimented this trendy industrial-chic rooftop venue.  For the ceremony, smilax vines flowed down the aisle and cascaded down the lucite arch, which was topped with asymmetrical floral in cream, blush, and pink.

At dinner, the modern-meets-garden theme continued with more clear lucite touches in the custom table numbers, welcome sign, and cake stand.  A romantic mix of compote arrangements and bud vases in silver mercury and blown venetian glass lined the long tables.  The outdoor fireplace mantle topped with lush floral became a focal point as the guests gathered to take in the view and soak up the sun.  The lovely Lisa Chambers of Chambers & Company deftly coordinated this rooftop idyll, and the whole thing was beautifully captured by the team at Alante.  Enjoy!

Vendor Team:

Venue:  Olympic Rooftop Pavillion

Planner: Chambers & Company

Photography:  Alante

Rentals: Cort Party Rental

Cake:  Honey Crumb Cake Studio

Hair & Makeup: OffWhite Makeup and Beauty

Andrea & Louden’s Romantic Garden Wedding

Flora Nova Design Seattle Romantic Garden Wedding

Look at this stunning couple!! Andrea and Louden had very specific and defined taste for their wedding – they knew exactly what they wanted. We never had to guess about design choices for their event – and everything turned out perfectly!

We love an outdoor garden wedding, and Laurel Creek Manor is such a beautiful setting for one. For the ceremony we draped the large arbor with sheer fabric, a greenery garland, and lots of cream, champagne and pale pink blooms. The aisle was lined with buckets of rose petals down either side.

Andrea’s bouquet, with eucalyptus, garden roses, scabiosa, and tied with silk and lace streamers, was a perfect complement to the whole romantic affair! So dreamy!

The Vendor Team:

Venue: Laurel Creek Manor 

Photographer: Blue Rose Pictures

Rentals: CORT Party Rentals

Dress: Monique Lhuillier

Cake: The Sweet Side

Makeup: Salon Maison

Anna & Amitoz Vibrant Summer Wedding

We wanted to do a short post to be sure to show you a few of these beautiful images by Alante Photography, of this perfect wedding we did a few years ago and keep thinking about! Anna and Amitoz had two ceremonies to reflect both of their cultures. Anna wanted bright colors and blooms for her floral, I sure had a challenge and loads of fun making that amazing cascading bouquet for her! It sure was a show stopper!

The fabulous Vendor Team:

Venue: Newcastle Golf Club

Photographer: Alante Photography

Planner: Wonderstruck Event Design

Draping, Decor and Floral: Flora Nova Design

Wedding Ceremony Arches – Styles, Shapes, and Designs

It’s time for another themed blog post – this one is all about arches, arbors, and backdrops for your wedding ceremony. Couples have a wide range of options when choosing the backdrop for their wedding.  For those couples tying the knot in an ornate church, museum, or hilltop viewpoint, the backdrop may need no extra embellishment. But for most couples, adding a little drama, romance, or sparkle can make their big moment even more momentous.

Here at Flora Nova, we have designed many different types of ceremony arches over the years, from sweetly simple draped structures to dramatic lucite and crystal showstoppers.  Each couple we work with has their own taste, personality, and vision for their wedding day, and we are privileged to help bring each couple’s unique vision to life.

Couples seeking to infuse their wedding with a bit of extra romance often rely on the draped softness of fabric and/or greenery for their ceremony arches.  For example, Lauren and Jake, above, chose a modern lucite arch and softened the contemporary lines with delicate smilax vines and asymmetrical blush and cream floral for a look that oozes romance.  Lush greenery has been very popular for the past several years, especially here in the green Northwest, and our couples love to embrace the beauty of our natural surroundings.  Below are examples of lush greenery arches used in a variety of settings:

The soft romantic draped arch is also a perennial favorite.  You will see that some couples chose to make the draped arch truly their own by customizing the size and placement of the floral touches, adding lace, or drawing back the drapery in an asymmetrical fashion.  These draped arches can often work just as well in an outdoor setting as they do in a ballroom, as you can see here:

For couples who lean more toward the dramatic, the ceremony arch can be the perfect canvas to showcase the couple’s creativity and the excitement of their wedding day. For Bindu and Dan’s wedding, for example, this elegant couple said their wedding vows beneath a towering mirrored structure crowned with white orchids.  Talk about drama!

Arches can be lucite or mirrored, willow or birch, draped or greened, romantic or dramatic, simple or simply glamorous!

What do you think? Is your vision for a ceremony backdrop among those shown above? If not, we would be thrilled to design your very own, unique version. Just let us know.

Amanda and Anthony’s Luxurious Winter Wedding

Avid skiers, our lovely couple Amanda and Anthony wanted to incorporate their love of all things winter into their wedding.  Bling was the order of the day: hanging crystal strands, clear lucite pillars and a dramatic arch, glittered votive holders, mirrored cubes, and all-white centerpieces in crystal vases were all employed to create a winter wonderland.  Held at the newly built Jester Auto Museum in Chehalis, Amanda and Anthony draped the large event space in white. Talented planner Molly with Bridal Bliss Event Planning ably coordinated all the details, and the team at Firefly Photo captured the magic in the images below.  Enjoy!

 

Vendor Team:

Venue: Jester Auto Museum

Planner: Bridal Bliss Event Planning

Photography: Firefly Photo

Jaclyn & BJ’s Outdoor Summer Wedding

Flora Nova Design Seattle Outdoor Summer Wedding Delille Cellars Purple Blue Flowers

Jaclyn and BJ had a perfect summer day for their beautiful Delille Cellars wedding! It is always fun for us to design a wedding in an unusual color palate,  Jaclyn loves dusky purples, blues, and grey’s, look how beautifully it all turned out. Little details like the use of drift wood and ocean glass for the escort cards and fresh lavender on all the napkins are always a lovely touch.

To top it all off, that glorious clear tent at the top of the hill tucked away in DeLille’s beautiful gardens, where the guests enjoyed dinner and dancing into the night. What a sweet wedding!

Vendor Team:

Venue: DeLille Cellars

Photographer: La Vie Photography

Planner: Holly Kate and Company

Rentals: Cort Party Rental 

Cake: New Renaissance Cakes

Holiday Decor

Flora Nova Design Seattle Winter Holiday Party

Are you ready? The Holidays are going to be here before we know it. It’s that time of year where things start slowing down a bit after a beautiful summer that disappeared way too quickly here at Flora Nova. We had so many lovely weddings we can’t wait to show you and will get back to blogging about all of them very soon! But today, let’s look at some wintery Christmas sparkle and glitter we designed in previous years!! It’s that time of year when companies big and small re contacting us to design parties, dinners, and spaces for the holidays and this post wants to provide some inspirations of various themes and styles.

Thank you, Barbie Hull Photography, for the majority of the images below!

We love the holidays and get excited about them way too early sometimes! As we’re looking through pictures of some of our favorite events, I want to remind you the Flora Nova team can help with your own home decorating, Christmas parties, office decor, or corporate events. We are looking forward to dreaming up and creating more magical winter wonderlands, black and white masquerade balls, santa lands, or anything else you can think up. Give us a theme and we’ll create a memorable event for you or your company.

Perhaps you’d like a little get away from all that glitter and christmas music? How about throwing a tropical themed party? We had so much fun creating this Tropicana party.

Are you inspired? Then give us a call or shoot us an email – we are happy to help!

But in any case, we hope all your holidays are Very Happy this year!

Bindu & Daniel’s Elegant Fairmont Wedding

Drama, glamour, sophistication, romance – this wedding had it all!  For Bindu and Daniel’s May wedding, we were asked by Premini Events to collaborate with an all-star, bi-coastal team of vendors to create this one-of-a-kind, jaw-dropping fusion wedding that we will never forget.

The centerpiece of the event was a 10′ x 10′ custom mirrored mandap built by the team at Evolution Event Rentals, crowned with a lush bridge of white flowers dripping with orchids. Custom mirrored pedestals also lined the catwalk aisle, and custom-built mirrored centerpiece structures adorned with crystals and white roses graced the long dining tables.  And I can’t fail to mention the fabulous team at Crimson Haze Event Lighting, who truly made the whole event come alive. Just wow! Thank you, Jerome Tso for the gorgeous images!

And check out today’s feature on http://www.maharaniweddings.com/ for the beautiful wedding film produced by Pacific Pictures.

[Click on any image above for enlarged view – you don’t want to miss the details]

Vendor Team:

Venue:  Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Planner: Premini Events

Photographer:  Jerome Tso

Rentals: Evolution Event Rentals

Grand Event Rentals,

Noble Rentals

Lighting: Crimson Haze Event Lighting

Makeup: Arianna Scott

YingYing & Miguel’s Elegant Benaroya Wedding

Flora Nova Seattle Benaroya Wedding

What could be more classic than the combination of white, black, and gold?  For their wedding, YingYing and Miguel embraced this classic color combination and the results were stunning.  White orchids, crystals, ostrich feathers, candelabras — we pulled out all the stops.

After a charming ceremony in the lovely Rose Garden at Woodland Park (did you see the doggie ring bearer?!??), the guests headed downtown to Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, home of the Seattle Symphony.  They were greeted at the door with signature cocktails and then seated at decked-out dinner tables topped with gold charger plates, white sequined linens, and lush florals. As the light outside dimmed, the amber uprights and candles created a warm glow that enveloped the party-goers dancing the night away on the white dance floor. An elegant, beautiful night to remember!  And beautifully captured for your viewing pleasure here by Azzura Photography. Enjoy!

 

Vendor List:

Ceremony Location: Rose Garden at Woodland Park

Reception Location: Benaroya Hall

Day-of Coordinator: Sprinkled in Seattle

Photographer: Azzura Photography

Rentals: Pedersen’s Event Rentals and BBJ Linens

Cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio

Margot & Justin’s Romantic Outdoor Wedding

Flora Nova Design Seattle Wedding ceremony arch

We loved Margot and Justin’s wedding! Everything from the sweet bride and groom, the location of their ceremony and dinner reception, the color palette, all the many details, the bride’s flawless style … Swoon-worthy all around!

Margot’s bouquet of peach David Austin roses, Cafe au Lait dahlias, ranunculus, chocolate cosmos, lovely blue forget-me-not, mini green hydrangea, and ferns set the tone for this elegant affair at a private residence in Medina. Her lovely bouquet was a perfect translation of their French Country and Modern Northwest Garden inspired theme.

For the backyard ceremony under a clear tent we custom-built a moss covered arbor adorned with colorful garden blooms and Northwest ferns. We lined the aisle with large moss orbs featuring small, a-symmetrical floral clusters.

But our favorite part of the day was the reception: all the amazing details made for a memorable evening. Even an early fall freak storm couldn’t stop guests from dancing the night away. Long tables were lined with taper candles and elegant flowers in white ceramic vessels, a large floral chandelier adorned the area above the dance floor, pool floats and hurricanes lined the surrounding ponds, a nearby willow tree was dripping in light chains … It sure was a favorite of our 2016 weddings.

Check out this wedding on Style Me Pretty – it even made the homepage today.

 

Vendors:

Venue: Private Residence

Planner: Jacky with Event Success

Photography: Katie Parra Photography

Rentals: Cort and La Tavola

Catering: City Catering