Rustic Bride NW 2018
I was so excited when I applied to be a part of Rustic Bride this year and was accepted along with two other floral companies. My specialty has always been vintage/rustic and boho designs and my husband likes to joke that our house is decorated "Rustic Bride Chic". For this show I knew I would be working alongside some of the most skilled wedding vendors in the region and knew I had to bring my A game.
The beautiful Stillybrook Farm was the backdrop for this year's event and I wanted to design something that would be an obvious nod to the surroundings. I used lots of neutral tones, baby's breath, mixing materials like leather, twine, lace and tin.
I've been asked to do more of these hoop arrangements this season as both a creative bouquet alternative and as backdrops for sweetheart tables and dessert table displays. Aren't they fun?!
Many brides stopped to ask about this bouquet with the earl grey roses and eucalyptus, This was such a fun shape to create and it turned out beautifully! I made sure it found a good home with a lucky bride at the end of the event too!
This year one of my personal creative goals is to experiment with textures and think outside of the box with designs like this one on the brim of my velvet hat.
This milk glass pitcher was filled with baby's breath, plumosa fern, salal and earl grey roses.
One of my favorite palettes to work with is blush, burgundy and neutrals. I love how full these peonies make this classically-shaped bouquet.
These tall, domed arrangements are a way to make your reception space pop! I like to suggest half the tables with large arrangements such as this one and lower arrangements to give the room some dimension.
This bridal bouquet is an example of the blush and burgundy color palette used in a more boho and unstructured style. I added early season dahlias, ferns, berries and traditional blue eucalyptus.