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The 2015 Wedding Season Is Officially In Full Swing

Trista and Sam’s Rustic country wedding took place in Ridgefield Washington at Lucy’s Garden.

Lucy’s is nestled in the heart of Ridgefield, Washington on five acres of family owned and operated property that features a large and luscious garden with  a charming water feature and pond, a dazzling landscaped yard and gazebo, and an amazing big red party barn that is the highlight of the event experience.  Lucy’s Garden sets itself apart from most other event facilities because of the vast flexibility the venue has in creating a unique and personal theme for each and every event.



Trista is an avid quilter so she carried the theme thru in all the décor. Her bridal bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages and centerpieces were a combination of White Peony, Dusty Miller, Purple Matsomoto Asters, Lavender Roses, Blue Belladonna, Thistle, Green Hydrangea, Limonium, Wax Flower and of course Baby’s Breath. All the pieces were wrapped in quilting fabric strips that Trista provided.


We also used a combination of painted tin cans, beer bottles with chalk writing for the table names and fabric squares to reflect the same home spun charm.


The day turned out to be an unexpected sunny day and an equally wonderful and unexpected surprise to see this venue for the first time.

Hopefully, not the last…..

Congratulations to Trista & Sam on getting hitched!

We’re Bringing in the New Year, But Definitely NOT Saying Good Bye to the Old!

This year more than ever vintage, antique, and OLD items are bigger than ever. I’m sure that florists all over are kicking themselves for getting rid of their Milk Glass bud vases and containers that were collecting dust on the shelves. I went on a little shopping trip to get some inspiration for the blog and found so many fun supplies and décor items that we can share with our customers this coming year.

  • Containers, Bottles, and Jars – Distressed painted containers are in and so cute! I love all the colors and shapes they are available in. These will be a great addition to an outdoor wedding or event for that rustic feel. Mason jars and bottles are available in jewel colors offering more choices than just the clear or blue Ball Jars.
  • Ribbons – OMG! Cotton, burlap in all colors, plaids and of course lace, there are so many choices and ways to use them. Incorporated into bouquets, centerpieces, and alter arrangements, the textures create the vintage and outdoor look.
  • Buttons – Buttons are just so cute and add that element of charm to any item.
  • Laces – This year lace is huge… dresses, invitations, cakes, favors, tablescapes, even manicures.
  • BURLAP! – Burlap will be bigger and brighter, now available in wide widths, making it possible to make tablecloths, runners, backdrops, covered pots, vases, candle holders, pillows, frames, and lamp shades. Nothing new would surprise me with this burlap trend.
  • Old Props – Don’t forget our Ceremony Doors for rent….

We are really looking forward to talking with our clients and seeing what they will be doing with all these fun and romantic ideas.

Vintage, rustic, country, and outdoor trends

Rustic wedding themes mean different things to different couples

Rustic weddings are a hot trend in the wedding industry and why not?  Whether you’re a couple that is looking for an outdoor wedding or one with a country feel; environmentally conscious or budget conscious; rustic weddings are favorites of both the bride and groom.

Wildflower center piece in mason jar with jute




Eye-catching centerpieces feature colorful wild flowers and greenery in a mason jar; finished with a jute bow. The arrangement sits on a wood trivet to pull together outdoor elements.


Rustic distressed white 6-panel door



Vintage doors with tea rose wreaths in soft pinks and whites create the perfect romantic setting.  Our doors and windows are the perfect backdrop for saying nuptials or to create a photo booth setting.


dahlia rose hypericum berry




Vibrant Dahlias and Roses make up this beautiful throw bouquet.  Small jars wrapped with burlap and lace hold small votive candles for accent lighting.




Special touches that say rustic include:

-          Mixing multiple types of flowers particularly old-fashioned varieties like Hydrangea, Sunflowers, Daisies, Sweet Peas, and Dahlias

-          Using old bottles, mason jars, and baskets to display arrangements

-          Accenting with seed pods and dried flora

-          Finishing each piece off with jute, burlap, lace, or twine

Wedding bouquets and bouttoneires

Vintage Wedding Doors and Windows

We are so excited about our vintage ceremony doors and windows.  They will be finished in an antiqued white with a distressed finish.  The doors and windows will be available for rent to our clients soon.

We can also assist you with other rental decor through the many rental companies we partner with.  The vintage furniture pictured here is from Classic Vintage Rentals.

Stay tuned to see our progress as we create the finished doors.

Garden Party!!

There’s nothing we love more than a good party, and The Lan Su Chinese Garden in downtown Portland is a stunning place to have one.  The atmosphere is intimate and elegant with an endless number of unique and beautiful features.  There are bridges, waterfalls, winding paths, and enough landscaping to make your photographer’s day.  Paper lanterns add romance once the sun goes down, and the garden is conveniently located at 239 Northwest Everett Street.  Not only did we provide the flowers for last weekend’s wedding in the garden, we were guests as well.  The bride chose super fun lime green dresses for her attendants, and accented them with shades of gold and orange.  We used roses, lilies, tulips, alstromeria, freesia, and yarrow in the bouquets and centerpieces.  The colors and styles were perfectly suited to an evening in the garden, and we were thrilled to have been a part of it.

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