January 26, 2008

A Grand Affair

We created these towering centerpieces for a wedding reception at Seattle's landmark Fairmont Olympic Hotel. The ornate Spanish Ballroom is two stories high and these extra tall florals fit right in. They contain hydrangeas in a variety of colors, roses, dahlias, sedum, hanging pepper berry and tree ivy. The tables were lavishly tablescaped with fruit, flowers, kiwi vine and Italian ruscus. Candelabras from Pedersens Rentals.

In a large room, having centerpieces in a variety of heights creates more visual interest so we created two lower styles as well. This one has similar elements to the tall centerpieces. Miniature calla lilies and begonia bring further color to the table. Silver urns from Fiori Floral Design.

The third centerpiece features surgared fruit as an element. A mixture of flowers are in three mint julep cups surround the floral creating a feeling of overflowing abundance.
Linens from Choice Linens.

January 21, 2008

A Birthday Party For A Special Client

We wanted to do something fun for one of our favorite client's birthday party. Her husband had called and asked us to decorate the table at the Szmania's restaurant Magnolia where they were having a luncheon to celebrate with friends.
We wanted to play off all of the color at Szmania's so we placed manicured wheat grass in glass cubes and studded them with miniature and standard gerbera daisies in bright colors. They were set in clusters down the center of the table to create a miniature garden. She loved them and the guests received a nice gift to take home to remember the occasion.

January 16, 2008

An All-White Wedding

For this wedding at Seattle's St. Marks Cathedral, the bride wanted a very classic feeling to match the setting. She chose a palette of all-white flowers accented with green. Her bouquet consists of Vendela roses, white miniature calla lilies, green hydrangea, and Queen Anne's lace.
The bridesmaids also carried smaller versions of the bride's bouquet, accented with green hypericum.

The all-white theme carried to the reception at the famed Broadmoor Golf Club. We filled our silver urns with hydrangeas, Vendela roses, dahlias, green hypericum, millet and Queen Anne's lace.

We lined the head table with balls of flowers on silver pedestals. The balls we made of Vendela roses, baby's breath or white buttons with hypericum. We don't often use baby's breath, but it works well here when used as the only flower in an arrangement.

This view shows how the entire look came together with linens to match the bridesmaid's dresses. The silver urns were a perfect match for the formal decor of the room.

January 09, 2008

Tabletop Water Gardens

We don't often uses irises, choosing instead longer lasting flowers for our arrangements. When a local synagogue asked us to create centerpieces for their annual gala fundraiser at Russell Dean Lowell Catering's Lake Union location, we thought these flowers, often found in water gardens, were the perfect choice.
We paired them with galax leaves, equisitum, ming fern and river rocks in a low ceramic vase to create a water garden effect. We sprinkled more of the rocks on the table to complement the look.
Rented potted palms soften the lines of the tent.

January 02, 2008

Floral Design Classes

Proud graduates of one of our floral design classes.

Our classes are a great introduction to the art of pavé floral design and a fun way to improve your floral design skills. We teach the basics of construction, how to group flowers together for maximum impact as well as tips for longer lasting florals. At the end of the evening you get to take home the floral arrangement that you have created.
Read what one of our students had to say about their class: Urban Hennery.
Our classes run from 6:00 to 9:00 and are held at our studio on Capitol Hill in Seattle. We limit our floral design classes to 10 students so we can give one-on-one assistance. Private classes are available for groups of six or more. Tuition is $125, including tax.
Upcoming class dates are Febuary 28 (FULL), March 11, May 20 and July 15, 2008. Call us at 206.329.3944 for a brochure or to register. You may also email us by clicking here.