We have this sweet friend named Tina and she has always said “I love your flowers and someday when we finally get married you’re doing my wedding” Tina has been there since the beginning- through that summer where I did 10 of our friends weddings with no idea what I was doing and ALL the days of ugly, posted, practice bouquets and yet, through the years, every single time we were together- no matter the occasion, the first thing she would say to me when we arrived at whatever party was “I love your flowers and someday, when we finally get married, you’re doing my wedding” Well folks, yesterday, Tina got married. And frankly, I’m thankful it took them a few years ‘cause she waited long enough to get the good shit. Congrats @tinalikestotalk you and @kmulholland86 had the most beautiful day! It was an honor to be a part of. And thank you for the unwavering support, friends like you are purely the reason I am in business ❤️
Last week was a blur. One of my favorite parts of it was dropping an elopement off to my bride who was getting married in the Cascades. She was so joyful and excited. Her genuine delight of getting married was bubbling up and was radiating from her. It was so fun to see. I can't wait to see photos of her and her wildflower bouquet up in the mountains!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This bouquet was from an awesome elopement in the Hoh Rainforest earlier this summer. Those adventurous brides get me every time! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I have been trying to tear apart and flat lay my bouquets more often lately- one because I suck at flat lays so it is good practice,two because I think it is a really good medium to show brides all the different ingredients that come into play in an arrangement (focal flowers aren’t all that matter) and three to show how adding in a touch of color that you hadn’t thought of can go a long way. If I just told someone to add yellow and blue into their blush pallet they would look at me like I was nuts. . . until I show them this! #tweediaforpresident
The last of Saturday’s centerpieces hanging on for dear life in the studio this morning. I woke up and went to my usual 6am barre class then came home and laid on the floor with the dog (she isn’t allowed on the furniture) and proceeded to fall dead asleep for another 5 hours 😂 apparently my body needed some rest. Our couple this weekend was the sweetest, I love the ones that are just so in love. While we were striking at the end of the night, the two of them were waiting for the guests to be organized for the sparkler exit and I look over and they are so in love, champagne drunk, dancing and laughing with each other in the corner of the tent with no one else around. Chris and I both looked at each other from across the tables and smiled because they reminded us so much of us, I so badly wanted to say “it only gets so so much better”
@audreynormanphoto killed this shoot- like murdered it dead. I couldn’t be happier to have my flowers in front of that lovely’s camera. Prepare for some serious spamming. Design/coordination @pacific_engagements
Videography @annalord HMU @theouteredge
Floral design @leahericksonfloral
A few days late but I wanted to give a thank you to all who bought flowers for Mother’s Day! The love is real and I feel it! Thanks fam😘 Here is a little bunch of the few bits I had left over, stay tuned for when I chop off all their heads!
This is my mama hugging me just before I went down the aisle. Yesterday, we spent the whole afternoon in my garden helping get it ready to plant. I’m sure she had plenty of other things she could have been doing but instead she was in the dirt helping me. This is the type of mom she is. Whatever project or stage I am at in my life she “gets down in the dirt” right with me. Starting from teaching me as a child to now helping me as I am starting a business and owning a home. She does it with grace, a deep love and a quiet calmness. She is humble, so generous with her life in so many ways and someone I absolutely long to be like. Happy Mother’s Day Mom and all of the other moms out there who are loving their kids in a way only a mom can do! You are awesome!
Photo @noellejohnsun .
DONT FORGET ABOUT YOUR MAMA! Or any special mama, your baby mama, your wants-to-be-a-mama-and-it’s-not-happening-so-fast mama, your dog mama, your mama’s mama, your bearded dragon’s mama! We don’t discriminate and neither should you! We will be popped up at Cafe Pettirosso (@cafepettirosso ) In Capitol Hill Saturday 10am-2pm and Sunday 10am until sellout! Also, don’t be lazy and preorder that ish through the website so you and your mama are guaranteed the good stuff!
After getting an awesome message from my bride yesterday I felt so thankful for what I get to do. Sometimes, I honestly just want to give up and choose something easier than running my own business. But after the push and when the bride loves her flowers... it makes it all worth it. Thanks to all the couples who have let me create for their wedding so far and for the couples I get to create for coming up!
MUA @bohofoxartistry .
I accidentally grabbed the wrong box off the shelf at the Supply Syndicate the other day and ended up with this weird little beezy (and short a centerpiece vase 🤦🏼♀️) I embraced it for weird Wednesday and for showcasing my absolute favorite foxgloves that I cannot get enough of. If anyone would like their Mother’s Day order in this baby just let me know 😁
Normally I am not the biggest fan of purple and it for sure is not the color I gravitate towards when having my say but I had a bride and a planner both request ‘plum’ last month and I actually really loved working in that color sphere, there were so many good Spring blooms to work with. So while I’m not quite on the level with @pantone and ultraviolet- I’m warming, slowly.
It’s a ruff led life. I bought these gems 10 days ago, carted then to a photo shoot and home and then to a wedding and home again. I can really get behind a flower that looks sweet and delicate but is actually a total badass. Also, credit to @seattlewholesalegrowersmarket for supplying us with the best in the biz!
Heading out today to pick up my dear friend @forgetmeknottsak and explore around Rainer and surrounding areas! Then down to PDX for @goodseedfloral workshop while getting to visit my @maijarebeccahanddrawn ! I can’t wait for all the girl time and floral inspiration and new friends! Have a great weekend friends! I’ll leave you with another gem from this weekend’s shoot... which I’m still dreaming on!
This rain keeps coming down but I just keep repeating “April showers bring May flowers”. So excited for those juicy May flowers!
Her earrings and Necklace- @jesdesignstudio
One of those days yesterday where I was completely giddy all day! I am just thrilled on how this styled shoot came out. It’s like what you dream about in fairytales... I can’t wait to share more!
Model: @alanalinderoth with Dancer
Dress: vintage wedding dress
My girlfriends and I spent time cutting out all these flags for the wedding and my mom sewed it all together. The flags now string up and down our hallway in our first home together. Eventually, I want to make a wedding quilt out of all the flags. It’s been really fun to revisit our wedding day with the feature on @junebugweddings . Link is in the profile if you want to check it out!
Extra special treat today... our wedding got featured on @junebugweddings !!! Full wedding glimpse of our ceremony love nest, Sunday picnic and intimate gathering... Check out the feature in my profile! So thankful to everyone who helped me pull of our dream and all those who made our day by being there. All the feels today! Xoxox
Shoutout to my friend Noelle @noellejohnsun for capturing the emotions and essence of our wedding beautifully!
Flower children. 🌼🌼🌼 Used April’s #flowercrownfolk challenge for the 70s party we went to this weekend. Full of daffodils, pieris japonica and greenery from the yard. Also my mom got this dress in Israel when she was 17! Swipe right to see the crown in detail.
First pic @noellejohnsun
My summer is filling up with weddings and elopements and I cannot wait to be doing flowers almost every weekend! Talk to me if you still need flowers for your wedding this year, there is still some availability!
First spring since we bought my childhood home back and it’s been so fun discovering all the spring bulbs that are planted around the yard! I am so thankful to have these daffodils growing right outside my porch!
Quiet contemplative morning. This picture somehow captured the stillness I wanted to convey. It’s the quiet stillness of hope. The words of Christ hit me profoundly as I read yesterday, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” Luke 23:34 Forgiveness even in the darkest hour. Forgiveness for your deepest low and darkest nights. Forgiveness for when you don’t even know you are wrong. It’s all covered in endless love. Still wrapping my mind around this concept. Going to enjoy Passover with family tonight and sunrise tomorrow. There is hope in the darkest hour friends, love overcomes.
Beautiful piece made by @yela_carey
Lovely photo @themoodyromantic
Was looking through my camera card from summer and couldn’t believe how green my yard was! The difference of having my trees with leaves compared to their naked state currently was almost unnerving. Sometimes I feel so sickly and tired in the days of rain and overcast. I know I wouldn’t appreciate the summer near as much if we didn’t go through winter. That being said... spring is here and shortly after spring is...summer!!!! Embracing these spring plum blooms today!
Hit 2k today! Thanks for all of you who follow along on this floral journey! I love the community that fosters encouragement and inspires creativity. I appreciate all the fellow flower lovers, photographers, vendors, designers and friends who share on the gram and create a feed of beauty and motivation. Cheers friends!
Photo by @northwestfocusco
Maybe I can will spring into action by posting pictures of bright colored flowers. I know that it's still only March in Alaska but I'm sick of seeing snowflakes in the forecast already!
In theory fresh cuts should be in today and will definitely be available for Easter. Don't forget your Easter flowers! If they aren't in today, tomorrow... #smalltownproblems *
I may be closing early in the evenings this week, 5:30 or so rather than 6:00. Though I will still be opening at 2:00, so come say "Hi".
#blossombyemily 📷: @melganeyphotography
When you give your bride her flowers and then proceed to bear hug her. Swipe right for the squeeze.
I love these sweet photos by Milad of @bornpacific ! They capture the emotion behind the scenes and the colors so vividly! I was so excited to be part of Bri and Shaun’s wedding and loved making a raspberry, pink and cream Bri sized bouquet. So thankful for all the couples that are friends and the ones that become friends along the way.
This weekend was full of tulips! I am normally a little timid when it comes to them although they are one of my personal favorites. Designing with them can be intimidating with their wild ways. But this weekend I really enjoyed it and I think I’ll be using tulips more often in design.
It’s finally spring and it’s also my little brother’s birthday! Happiest Birthday Zane! You have a heart way bigger than your wild hair, are super talented and make everyone around you laugh. I’m so proud of you and the man you’ve become! I love doing life with you. Cheers to 26!
1st photo @noellejohnsun
2nd photo @themoodyromantic
Men love flowers too. I remember doing a shoot last summer in the mountains. There were multiple couples and vendors. I had made boutonnieres for the sets I did. One of the other vendors participating had just made bouquets. The male models came up to me (assuming I had made the other bouquets) and asked for their boutonnieres, seeing that the others had them. Quickly, I made some simple ones out of alpine flora and twine on the mountain. Their smiles helped me realize for the first time how much the men wanted to have flowers and the feeling of confidence it gave them. Plus in my mind you can never have enough flowers around. Don’t forget the men in your life when planning for wedding flowers, most of them love wearing them! And they look dapper too!
Ok ladies, dust off those old wedding/formal dresses that aren't worn anymore and go get them dirty for some amazing photos!
One thing I've noticed since taking my first set of bridal bouquet photos with Melissa is that my daughter, who is two, loves to see those pictures. I'm not sure exactly why but I feel like they have a profound affect on her. And I fully believe that we, as mothers and women need to do things like this that make us feel beautiful. Not only does it make us feel good but our children see it too. They are little sponges who pick up on our feelings and mood even if we don't think they notice. So go and do something that makes you feel beautiful today. 💕 📷: @melganeyphotography 💐: @blossom_byemily
Yesterday was one of those unexpectedly magical days. It started with a cozy morning with my husband at home and then my weekly Friday tea with a close friend. I spent time in the chicken coop with the girls and I’ve finally got them to eat out of my hands. Later in the day I met a fellow flower enthusiast and farmer for coffee and made a new friend and connection. The afternoon was full of sunshine and pruning my roses with my 82 year old British friend. It was like working in a secret garden as we unburied sleeping rose beds. A toad came along which is one of my favorite creatures. It’s so symbolic of my childhood and seeing it again on the same ground, was so confirming. We finished the evening with dinner out with our grandparent like friends in our lives, who always encourage us to follow our dreams and depart lots is wisdom to us. Not all days are so golden in light or in company but when they are, you have to stop and notice and look up. Very thankful for the gift of yesterday.
Wedding florals homework week 4. Boutonniere and simple corsage.
I really love this little bout, and would you believe it is completely made up of little floral "scraps" that I had from making the bridal bouquet? *
The corsage is super simple, just one flower and a little bit of greeney. Made more modern by just using some ribbon to tie it onto your wrist.
I've really enjoyed the floral classes I've been taking the last 8 weeks and am going to miss having set projects to complete, not to mention all the learning that happened! I would recommend to anyone, in whatever craft they are pursuing to always continue your education. Whether you just started or have been doing it for years, learning something new is invaluable. @nicolesclasses
Week 3 part 2 wedding florals homework. English garden inspired bridal bouquet. *
This was a fun one to make because of all the different kinds of flowers in the bouquet, and I really like putting lots of different flowers in my arrangements. You can't really see it in this picture but I used some lavender stock. If I were to do it again I would use a different color, it seemed like the lavender didn't work the way I'd hoped with the rest of the color pallet.
I love the tradition of the women getting ready together and helping the bride before the wedding. There is so much intention on each detail. This sisterhood is so sacred. These women are support before the marriage and after the marriage. I am so grateful for my band of women who journey along side me in this life. They bring so much grace, kindness and love to my life. Tell a sisterfriend you love her today!
Beautiful photo @themoodyromantic
Candles, flowers, stripes, indoor trees and the most adorable flower girls made Lauren and Damin's wedding one to remember! Their wedding is on our blog now!
Photo by @moscastudio
Coordination by @bridalblissnw
Rentals from @thepartyplace
Catering by @jakescateringatsentinel
Reception venue @sentinelhotel
Ceremony held at @oregonhistoricalsociety