flowers around

i picked up these beauties last weekend at the farmers market.  i brought them home, cut and arranged them and then let my kitties get a good smell of them, snaped a few pictures of them radiating in the sun, before bringing them in the house to sit on my kitchen table.  i love love love all the deep dark colors of fall in the arrangement.
{head over to small but charming for more flowers in the house}


we've been featured on femina!

I was interviewed a few weeks back by a journalist from Femina, a leading women's magazine in India, about my floral business along with tips and pointers for the everyday at-home design. i'm so thrilled to be a part of the article, which you can read here.


real wedding: jamie + ian

oh are you ready for a bunch of sun-shiney yellow!? cause this wedding is so bright and joyful it will make your heart sing. it was a pleasure working with such a sweet, kind-hearted bride and her wonderful family. wishing both of you lots of love and joy!
we planted huge pots of yellow flowers for the alter and the table centerpieces were yellow gerber daisies in white pots from ikea that were later given to the guests to take home.
yum...strawberry shortcake for dessert!
photos by bj enright
floral design by us


in the garden

although we are coming to the end of the gardening season, all i can do is think about gardening.  we just recently moved into a house with a big backyard and plenty of space to garden and all i want to do is plant vegetables and flowers. i did plant some herbs, and i dug up some of my moms plants from her beautiful yard and transplanted them to mine... i'm just wishing my garden looked something like this...
{photos 1-6: terrian; 7 jose villa via ms weddings}


real wedding: joy + stephen

it was a beautiful fourth of july weekend up at mt. hood bed and breakfast...which is one of the most beautiful places in oregon to get married (i should know, i was married there 4 years ago!).  in addition to the a-m-a-z-i-n-g setting, joy and stephen are two of the most joyful, beautiful people i have ever met.  their love for each other and for those around them radiates so brightly.  i am so glad that we got to be a part of their special day!  lots-a love to the both of you!
joy wanted to accentuate the beauty of the location by keeping with the organic nature of the bed and breakfast.  for the flowers we chose local and mostly organic flowers (some even came from our yard).  orange poppies, calendula (which has medicinal properties, perfect for joy seeing as she is going to school to be a nautropath), dhalias and carthamus to name a few. we also used white scabiosa, veronica and queen anne's lace.
the dinner tables were arranged with a collection of vintage clear glass vases and moss.

wishing the beautiful couple lots and lots of love together!
photos by powers studios
flowers by us
venue is mt. hood bed and breakfast

brides dress: paloma blanca