Elisabeth and Danny were referred to me by another bride whose wedding I designed in December of 2017. They were getting married amongst the naturally beautiful Woodinville wine country at DeLille Chateau Estates and they really only wanted greenery for their florals. From the start it was important to the couple for me to only use greenery found locally in the PNW, so I focused on different textures of ferns, salal, ruscus and amaranthus- I also used leather leaf and poppy pods to add visual appeal.
It was important to the couple to have white peonies in their personal arrangements because the groom's family grew them during his childhood and they were a special bloom. Peony season was getting close to the end but I was able to source some lovely white ones to include in the bridal bouquet and the groom's boutinere.
Another aspect of the wedding that Elisabeth wanted to accentuate with florals was the couple's beautiful best friend, Gracie. They chose Delille for the dog-friendly atmosphere and guests were encouraged to bring their puppers. I fashioned a delicate collar from Italian ruscus for this fabulous little lady!
The couple married in a small clearing on the grounds with the gardens surrounding their ceremony space so they didn't need any ceremony-specific arrangements. Foregoing the traditional bridesmaid bouquets, they asked for small pin-on corsages and bouts to honor the special people in their lives.
The long, family-style tables were laid with minimalistic garlands of ferns and ruscus- the bride had her day-of-coordinator add candles and wood slabs with objects important to the couple. One of my favorites was the slab with medical equipment as a nod to the bride's profession as a nurse anesthetist.
This was such a unique wedding and so lovingly planned to be specific and memorable for Elisabeth, Danny and their friends and family. All photos by Select Photography.