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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November 9, 2018

Last Spring we had the opportunity to design two dinner parties for one of our fabulous corporate clients — and what fantastic dinner parties they were.  Both events were held at the always beautiful DeLille Cellars and each utilized the space in a slightly different way.

The first event, held in cold and rainy March, featured an enclosed tent adjacent to the main dining room that we decked out with cozy seating areas, glowing chandeliers, and draped greenery. The 60 guests were treated to whiskey tasting and hors d’oeuvres in the tent before being ushered into the candlelit dining room for dinner. At dinner, two long kings tables set an elegant tone and ombre floral arrangements lined the long tables. And, of course, a roaring fire in the huge stone fireplace chased away any last spring chill.

The second event was a more intimate affair held in June for 16 guests. This time the dining room at DeLille Cellars was transformed into a bright spring paradise, with greenery hanging form the chandeliers and separate spaces for lounging, mingling, and dining.  Bright blue linens and warm yellow and orange floral brought late spring warmth to the room, while an abundance of candlelight softened the atmosphere as dusk fell and the guests lingered at dinner.

Fabulous Vendors:

Venue – Delille Cellars

Catering – Seastar Bellevue

Rentals – CORT

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October 22, 2018

Kim and Gautam had a perfect wedding at Woodmark Hotel in a tent by the water. They were lucky enough to have the first of the seasons cafe au lait dahlia, with their dusky pink/peach color we can’t get enough of!

This sweet wedding from last July had a beautiful mandap that we transformed into a free standing arch behind the head table to frame the couple with after their ceremony. We love using the cocktail hour to do things like this. A lot of the weddings we do use the same space for the ceremony and reception, it is always a good idea to think through how to transform the space from one to the other easily and cost effectively, sometimes this means using the centerpieces and candles down the aisle on stands and then making them low compote arrangements for the table. We try to reuse as many flowers as we can here at Flora Nova and want all our beauties to be seen as long as possible.

Our thanks to Hinterland Stills for the photos of this lovely day!


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October 14, 2018

Jen and Chris had their wedding in the terrific Hotel 1000 last October. The ceremony took place in the greenhouse with our crystal beaded curtains for extra glam on the windows to diffuse all that natural light, we later used the space for dancing and dessert! Those Ceremony trees made from curly willow and white orchids are truly a special extra touch along with all the candles and arrangements lining the aisle, this space looked very striking. The whole affair was planned by the lovely Holly at Perfectly Posh, we recommend her to all our friends.

Happy one year of love to Jen and Chris!

Wonderful Vendor Team:

Venue: Hotel 1000

Photographer: Alante Photography

Planner: Perfectly Posh Events 

Rentals: Sweet N Design & BBJ

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September 23, 2018

How can it already been one year since Anne and Ryan’s gorgeous outdoor wedding in Gig Harbor? It was such a glorious sunny fall day for this lovely wedding at a private residence with a huge park-like garden.

Their waterfront ceremony in the gorgeous backyard overlooking Puget Sound featured a wooden arbor – handcrafted by the bride’s father – adorned with lush greenery and flowers in cream and peach. The setting between large conifers couldn’t be more dramatic.

“Greenery” was the theme of the reception in the large clear top tent lined with long wooden tables for the guests. We decorated the large chandeliers with vines, attached greenery to all tent legs, and covered each table center with garlands, candles, and flower vases. It was a romantic garden look for this outdoor loving couple.

Happy First Anniversary, Anne and Ryan!!

This sweet wedding was also featured on Carats & Cake earlier this summer.

Vendor Team

Venue: Private Residence in Gig Harbor

Photographer: Kate Price Photography

Planner: Perfectly Posh Events 

Rentals: CORT Party Rentals & Prop Gallery

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