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Bridal Guide: Wedding Trends 2012

November 29, 2011

So excited to be featured in the Jan/Feb edition of Bridal Guide!

Oh, can’t read the tiny print? Here’s what she has to say:

FLOWER OF THE YEAR? No surprise here – it’s the peony. “I don’t know if anything will ever upstage the peony,” says Beth. Kim Foren, a Portland, OR, event designer agrees, and also gives nod to other fluffy blooms such as garden roses, ranunculus, and even frilly massed carnations. Kim predicts that white mini callas will have a moment, and Beth expects a resurgence for a wedding classic – the elegant orchid.

THE AGE OF THE SINGLE CENTERPIECE IS OVER. 2012 will be all about collections says Kim – lots of vessels, flowers, and candles on the table to create a full landscape. Instead of one vase of calla lilies, she might do a scattering of different mercury glass vases filled with mini bouquets of flowers. “The look is tons and tons of flowers, abundance is super sexy,” says Kim.

BEYOND THE BLOOM. Flowers won’t be the only botanicals peeping out from centerpieces this year. Succulents and herbs will both take a turn in the spotlight. Kim especially likes grouping clutches of fresh or dried herbs like rosemary or purple basil on a table.

NATURAL STILL LOOKS NEW. A wild-card centerpiece look from last year is still going strong. Terrariums – glass-domed arrangements of pebbles, flowers, succulents, and found objects such as shells or bird’s nests – keep popping up on the wish lists of Kim’s chicest brides.

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It’s Farmers Market Season!

July 7, 2011

We are so lucky to live in a city so inundated with farmers markets. All things seasonal, local, and sustainable. Can it get better than this?

In honor of the NW bounty, we wanted to share a few inspired pics from a wedding we did this past weekend and we hope that you are inspired to take a moment to visit your local market, stock up, and enjoy!

Organized under Colors, DIY, Uncategorized, Vintage. No comments.

DIY 4th of July

June 27, 2011

It’s hard to believe that the 4th of July is only a few days away.  Finally, summer!

This year, we’re celebrating big and here’s a sneak peek of what Kim has planned this year.  Stay tuned… we ‘ll  be featuring a tutorial each day on creating the elements seen here on Kim’s own 4th of July table.    And, as if that wasn’t cool enough, you can watch Kim do a live demo this Wednesday, on Fox 12′s Good Day.  Big week for us here in the store and out in TV land – enjoy!

 

Organized under Adventures in Flowerland, Blue, Red, Uncategorized, Vintage, Yellow. No comments.

Egyptian Steampunk Themed Wedding

April 7, 2011

We were so looking forward to this unique wedding and the end result  makes us swoon! The bride is an ordained priestess by the Fellowship of Isis so that’s part of the back story on the Egypt theme and they threw in a little steampunk for good measure. The event was full of gothic touches and the details are spot on.   This wedding is not our usual, traditional wedding work, but it is Portland-style at it’s best and we were so happy to get out of our “box” to participate.

Here’s what the bride had to say:

“I’m finishing my PhD in nineteenth century literature at UCLA, hence the Victorian theme.  I think the term Steampunk encompasses all our many themes, since there is a lot of crossover between the goth scene and Steampunk.  Lots of Egyptian elements in the goth scene too so it all kind of flowed.  We were trying to break out of our goth style and go with something a little different – Steampunk was a new arena for us. We loved the rustic feel of the Octagonal Barn and, at a hundred years old, it fit in with the Steampunk era.  The flower ceremony which Fritz photographed, in which every guest selected a flower to bless and then place on our altar, was a modified form of an Egyptian ceremony. ”

Thank you, Lana, for allowing us to be part of your unique, creative and fabulous day!

The ceremony took place at the Octagon Barn at the Cornelius Pass Road House, which was the perfect setting!

Obviously, the bride’s wedding gown was very special.  The dress came from a designer named Romantic Threads.

Traditional scarabs were used throughout the ceremony and reception.

The bride and groom hand-painted each of the paper-clay scarab favors and dated the back of each with their wedding date.

 

Organized under Blue, Chocolate, Green, Uncategorized, Vintage, Weddings. 2 comments.

Bridal Inspiration

March 21, 2011

Aqua & Poppy

rockabilly wedding

Coral Charm

Becca Vol. 2

pewter and sequin

Organized under Green, Modern, Orange, Pink, Red, Uncategorized, Vintage, White. No comments.

Summer Garden

September 9, 2009

Heather Scott Photographic

Heather Scott Photographic

Heather Scott Photographic

Heather Scott Photographic

Heather Scott Photographic

Heather Scott Photographic

Heather Scott Photographic

Heather Scott Photographic

Heater Scott Photographic

Heater Scott Photographic

Welcome to a gorgeous, garden wedding!  The weather held out and the bride was stunning in her gorgeous, ruffle-top dress as she walked down an aisle of pink petals.   Happy ever after!

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Sweet as a Cupcake…

June 18, 2009

Photography by Jessica Hill Photography

Photography by Jessica Hill Photography

Photography by Jessica Hill Photography

Photography by Jessica Hill Photography

Photography by Jessica Hill Photography

Photography by Jessica Hill Photography

Photography by Jessica Hill Photography

Photography by Jessica Hill Photography

Photography by Jessica Hill Photography

Photography by Jessica Hill Photography

Photography by Jessica Hill Photography

Photography by Jessica Hill Photography

Photography by Jessica Hill Photography

Photography by Jessica Hill Photography

One word for this adorable Spring wedding… YUMMY!  This gorgeous, creative, web-designing-guru bride tickled our fancy with her incredible eye for detail and vision (so much so that we begged her to re-invent our website – coming soon!) and we just had to share them with you.

Don’t you wish you’d been invited?  We know we do!

Organized under Blue, Pink, Vintage, Zenith Vineyard. One comment.

To The Nines

June 3, 2009

Photography by Holland Studios

Photography by Holland Studios

Photography by Holland Studios

Photography by Holland Studios

Photography by Holland Studios

Photography by Holland Studios

Photography by Holland Studios

Photography by Holland Studios

Photography by Holland Studios

Photography by Holland Studios

Photography by Holland Studios

Photography by Holland Studios

It’s official… wedding season is here and it came in like a whirlwind!  Over Memorial Weekend we had the fabulous honor of designing the wedding of a lifetime at the ultra lovely Nines Hotel.  We couldn’t wait to share a peek with you!

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Enchanted Forest

April 1, 2009

Photography by Amy Ouellette

Photography by Amy Ouellette

Photography by Amy Ouellette

Photography by Amy Ouellette

Photography by Amy Ouellette

Photography by Amy Ouellette

Photography by Amy Ouellette

Photography by Amy Ouellette

Photography by Amy Ouellette

Photography by Amy Ouellette

How lucky are we?!

When it comes to getting married, we know that there’s one thing that every girl wants (and we’re talking deep down…) – - to feel like a fairy tale princess!  This past summer, we got to let our imaginations and childhood whimsies come to life with a wedding that would make any girl feel transformed.  This gorgeous wedding took place on the grounds of the gorgeous Bridal Veil Lakes (a hard place to improve upon).  With careful attention to detail and thoughtful design, the setting was gorgeous and romantic and above all… enchanted.

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