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Behind the Scenes: The Making of a Wedding

We at Flora Nova Design wanted to share something a little different with you. We love showcasing the gorgeous weddings that we are so honored to be a part of, but we haven’t ever shared what it looks like to build and design. So we decided to have one of our Design Assistants document our creative process! Here is a behind the scenes look of what goes into creating our designs!

Designing a bridal bouquet: Probably our favorite! The prettiest blooms go into the bouquets for the bride and her bride’s maids. In the photos below our designer creates Lauren’s bridal bouquet using a mix of peonies (yes, it was a June wedding), English garden roses, spray roses, scabiosa, rice flower, Dusty Miller, raspberry foliage, and white tweedia. How yummy is that bouquet?!

 

Building a ceremony arch: Lauren and Jake envisioned a lush garden arch for their ceremony. Since they opted for clear lucite ghost chairs, we used our clear lucite pillars and adorned them with long trailing smilax vines and large garden blooms in cream and blush. The outcome was a stunning organic design with a modern touch.

Creating table designs: When you’re planning a wedding, there are so many options for what you can do with the design of reception tables. For this particular wedding, our lovely bride and groom chose to have several longer dinner tables with an array of smaller vases lining the table center. You don’t always need large arrangements to achieve a dramatic look. As you can see in the photos below, we designed using all different shaped low silver mercury vases. Paired with lots of candles this created a stunning table scape!

We hope you liked this behind-the-scenes look of Lauren and Jake’s beautiful June wedding. Let us know if you’d like to see more of these type of blog posts – we would be happy to show you others.

Jennifer & Kevin’s Blush Winery Wedding

Flora Nova Design Seattle JM Cellars Wedding

JM Cellars provided the perfect lush and romantic backdrop for Jennifer and Kevin’s August wedding last season.  It was all about the details for this sweet couple: Jennifer’s bouquet was a feast for the eyes, packed with small textural elements like false spirea, maidenhair fern, nigella pods, scabiosa, sweet spray roses, and festooned with long ribbon streamers. A vintage chandelier from Vintage Ambiance hung with vines illuminated the reception tent, and pink vintage goblets graced the tables. It’s All in the Details oversaw all of these details, and AnaBella Photography provided the beautiful images you can see below. Enjoy!

Vendors:

Venue: JM Cellars

Planner: It’s All in the Details

Photographer: AnaBella Photography

Chandelier Rental: Vintage Ambiance

Makeup: OffWhite Makeup

Megan and Tim – Vibrant Indian Wedding

Megan and Tim’s wedding at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel was so very colorful and joyful and we had such a fun time working on it! Any wedding that has the groom ride in on a white horse we can get behind, we love seeing the ways our couples use traditions around these special occasions! Isn’t that mandap the most beautiful and magical place to have a ceremony under?

The bright fuchsia, orange and purple was such a fun palate to work with, much like Megan and Tim! This couple surprised their guests with an indian dance troupe and a confetti explosion on the dance floor, what a way to end a party!

Fabulous Vendor Team:

Venue: Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Photographer: Alante Photography

Planner: Janel with Occasions LLC

Lighting: Austin Beaver