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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.

Camille and Sam – Elegant Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel

Camille and Sam had such a soft romantic wedding at the Four Seasons Seattle last December! We love designing classic weddings like this in a palette of creams and blush, with ruffles, sparkle and tons of candlelight! It is truly a timeless look. And their wedding got even more magical with spirit of the season.

Camille and Sam married almost a year ago, during the holiday season: It is almost time for their first anniversary! Congratulations, you two!

To set the mood for this beautiful wedding we lined the staircase with candles to usher all the guests up to the ballroom. All the arrangements were kept simple and effortless in style but received a splash of drama from the gold and sparkly accents. Can we just talk about that MIRRORED HEAD TABLE?!! Super glamorous, especially paired with ghost chairs. A perfect place for Camille, Sam and their bridal party to sit and enjoy this lovely wedding. And what a great choice to fully drape the walls of the ballroom in delicate sheer fabric! In combination with the soft uplighting it created the perfect atmosphere for this beautiful winter wedding.

It was a pleasure to finally be working with Travis from True Colors Events again! And the photos by the ever so wonderful team of O’Malley Photographers are to die for. Rentals by Pedersen’s Event Rentals, linens by BBJ Linens, mirrored tables by Sal Floral, lighting by GreenLight Events.

An Elegant Seattle Outdoor Wedding at The Admiral’s House

bridal bouquet

Oh, this wedding of Caroline and Patrick!! Just wow! As soon as I saw these terrific images from La Vie Photography I was over the moon! I mean – just look at this gorgeous couple and the location of their reception! The couple chose to celebrate their wedding day at the Admiral’s House which offers a fabulous view of the city, the sound, the mountains, and the Seattle harbor.

We had a fantastic time collaborating with Holly-Kate and Company and the bride coming up with a color palette and a decor plan matching Caroline’s very own style and vision. We designed lush garden-style pieces incorporating muted pastel colors with lots of trailing greenery and blooming spring foliage. And luckily it was peony season too! Swoon – I’m so in love with the outcome – dreamy designs using so many of our favorite spring elements: anemones, garden spray roses, peonies, clematis, ranunculus, and lush garden greens.

The fabulous vendor team:

Planning, Coordination and Design – Holly-Kate and Company

Floral and Design – Flora Nova Design

Photography – La Vie Photographie

Ceremony and Reception Location – Admiral’s House Seattle

Cake – Honey Crumb Cake Studio

Rentals – Pedersen’s Event Rentals

Linens – La Tavola Fine Linen

Catering – Lisa Dupar Catering

The Gorgeous Wedding of Brita and Richie

The wedding of Brita & Richie had it all: a wonderful couple, a tremendously generous family offering their most amazing property for this wedding, a bride with impeccable style, a stellar vendor team, farm animals, a huge custom designed tent, over 3000 white garden flowers specifically planted on-site for the wedding, uncountable pretty little details to make a most memorable wedding day! The list is long.

This large event for 260 guests was planned, designed, and coordinated by the fabulous team of Vows Wedding and Event Planning – their amazing vision brought it all together. And the pictures by the fun duo of O’Malley Photographers are to die for.

This was such a fun project for us: we covered the church aisle with greenery and candles, created the most gorgeous floral backdrop for the head table, hung several large greenery wreaths in the tent ceiling, designed centerpieces featuring garden roses, dahlias, and peonies, made little herb bundles for each place setting, created fun pool floats, and decorated so many fun areas throughout the property – too many to count. The outcome was so pretty!! But see for yourself.

Photography: O’Malleys Photographers

Coordination: Vows Wedding and Event Planning

Florals and Decorations: Flora Nova Design

Tent and Rentals: Cort Party Rentals

Linens: Choice Linens

Cake: The Sweet Side

Lighting: GreenLight Events


Luxury Wedding at The Seattle Tennis Club

I can’t believe it’s taken me so long … but finally I am blogging the gorgeousness of Hannae and Ian’s wedding at the Seattle Tennis Club. I am so in love with these stunning images by Laurel McConnell who – as always – did a breathtaking job capturing this glamorous day. And it sure was a glamorous wedding with lots of sparkle and uncountable amounts of orchids – luxury pure – and all flawlessly executed by the fabulous planner team of Vows Wedding and Event Planning.

I remember Hannae and Ian’s wedding day clearly – it was a warm summer day in mid August. In the morning it looked like their outdoor wedding ceremony might not happen: it had drizzled all morning. But just in time it had stopped raining and the sun came out – which made for even more beautiful outdoor shots of their wedding.

Bridal Makeup by Salon Maison

Rentals by Pedersens Party Rentals

Lighting by Greenlight Events

Anna and Michael – Lush Garden Wedding at DeLille Winery

I have been looking forward to sharing these gorgeous images of Anna and Michael’s beautiful wedding at DeLille Winery. Michael is a dear industry friend who I have worked with many times in the past – he is the uber-talented photographer behind Lucid Captures. And it was an honor to be part of this special day when he married his beautiful bride Anna. These two are the kindest people you will meet! They are beautiful inside and out and I am so in love with the style they chose for their wedding: lush and so romantic!

Thank you Daniel Usenko for the stunning images of their day!! And it was fun to collaborate with Holly from Perfectly Posh Events !

A Glamorous Fall Wedding at DeLille Winery

Finally! It’s taken me too long to blog this beautiful wedding of Jessica & Mike and to share these amazing pictures by Michael of Lucid Captures!

I remember Jessica and Mike’s wedding day clearly: it was a gloriously sunny and warm day in early October of 2014! And since it was so late in the season we had a Plan A and a Plan B for their wedding ceremony. And oh boy! It was clearly a Plan A day – the weather was perfect and the park at DeLille Winery was even more beautiful in fall than it is in summer!

Jessica and Mike, whose big day was coordinated by the lovely ladies at Perfectly Posh Events, envisioned an elegant outdoor affair: floral in blush and cream with a touch of glam. And I loved the outcome!


A “Sparkly” Wedding at Sodo Park Seattle

Lindsay and Alex are a wonderful couple inside and out!! Their wedding at Herban Feast’s Sodo Park last summer was a perfect reflection of their fun personality and sophisticated style. Planned and coordinated by the ever so fabulous Megan Keller from A Kurant Event, the couple wanted to create a feel “like the inside of a champagne bottle”! How fun is that??!! The result was a room filled with sparkly linens, sparkly candle light, and of course lots of sparkly champagne glasses!

Every meeting with Lindsay and Alex was filled with laughter and wonderful ideas and if you look at the images of their wedding below you can see this happiness and cheerfulness at every moment of their wonderful day. Thank you Shane Macomber for the beautiful images!!

Beautiful in Blush at The Foundry Seattle

I am so excited to share these beautiful images of Ashley and Paul’s wedding at Herban Feast’s The Foundry last August!! Because I am so in love with all the many pretty things of their wedding day: the bride who was beautiful inside and out, her stunning dress, the gorgeous images by Melissa Grey, the Hawaiian food items at the buffet to represent the groom’s heritage, the massive floral chandelier above the head table, the fun linens and other rentals, the custom made backdrop for the ceremony … The list goes on and on. It was a total pleasure to be part of their fun celebration!

Glamorously Blush at the Fairmont

Welcome to our new blog – I hope you like the new layout and design!

In this first blog entry we want to feature a very special wedding from last November: the grand wedding of Carrie and Jeff at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, coordinated by the fabulous Katy from Vows Weddings, and so beautifully photographed by Tania from Azzura Photography.

So many beautiful details made this a day to remember: the stunning bride and her handsome groom, the grand Spanish Ballroom with its crystal chandeliers, sequin linens, specialty chairs, dramatic lighting (by Greenlight Event Design), special table top items, luxurious centerpieces, gold sugar rimmed champagne glasses, and so much more. Simply a memorable affair with a luxurious feel!

Carrie was the sweetest bride to work with. From the day we got together for our first meeting till the last planning session, she was always at ease, gentle, and just a pleasure to work with. And on her wedding day she was even happier than ever – when she and Jeff came to see the beautifully decorated ballroom before all the guests arrived she was all smiles and so excited. It was clear her vision for the day was realized!