Monthly Archives: April 2012

Vee and Daniel

Vee and Daniel got married on a beautiful, but windy day in September at the Puyallup Park Pavillion. Thanks to Sarah Fuccillo Photography for the amazing pictures, and for recommending me to work with them. What an awesome couple!

Flowers were David Austin roses (substituted beautifully for the desired peonies, whose season is so wistfully short), white cymbidium orchids, white escimo (small) roses and large avalanche white roses, wrapped in white satin.

The girls had gorgeous dresses by Amsale, complimented perfectly with the small hand-tied bouquets of apricot cymbidiums, hot pink roses, apricot roses and cherry brandy roses.



The aisle featured custom-made (by my hubby) bamboo chair displays. the chairs were flat-backed plastic, and there was no feasib;e way to attach anything, so we just built our  own. We tied apricot orchids and variegated ti leaves in the center of each grouping of 3 tiered bamboo poles, all bound together with natural bindwire.

on to the cake, almost always my favorite part!


Breanne and Kenny


Does anyone remember that Saturday last May when the world was supposed to end?  Well, for my childhood best friend Breanne, a new chapter of her life began with her man Kenny as they exchanged vows and rings at Central Lutheran Church in Tacoma.

Bre’s bouquet flowers were truly spring flowers: ranunculus, dusty miller, bouvardia, and some year-round favorites of escimo roses, kermit poms, rosemary, green hypericum and gardenia foliage.

Pearlized beargrass captivated everyone with an informal yet elegant accessory, included in all the arrangements.

Wedding colors were cool and modern black, green and white, but the flower varieties and overall style left us with a retro, romantic feeling. Think 1950’s, cool cats and all that. The bride and groom both wore Chuck Taylor’s during the ceremony, showing their go-with-the-flow nature follows them wherever they are.

The reception was at the Fabulous 50’s hall just minutes away from the church where they exchanged vows. The tables were decorated with the flowers from the pew ends (stock, alstromeria, roses, etc) or these amazing creations I concocted in my brain. You take a simple cylinder vase, elevate the inside base with foam and cardboard, wrap base and top with black satin ribbon, fill with pearl beads to cover the cardboard, insert LED candle so the swirling pearlized beargrass doesn’t catch on fire. Awesome. Pearl beads were used everywhere as confetti, and the arrangements also had scattered votive candles and green and white mums for finishing touch. Perfect. I just wish I had a straight-on shot so you could see what they look like at sitting level. So cool.

The wraps on the bouquets were chantilly lace, also fitting with the retro theme. Bre’s was black lace on white satin, and her sister Shannon’s maid of honor bouquet was white lace over black satin, to coordinate with her black dress. I love this photo below, as it shows the simplicity of her dress and the beautiful detail on the fingertip length veil, as well as how the pearls in the bouquet accent it all.

I was privileged to get to design some cool bouquets for Bre, which was nice since when we were in Elementary school I accidentally hit her in the face with a bat while taking practice swings in my front yard…

I don’t have any shots of the maid of honor bouquet up close, but you do see it in the background of this photo, and it included mini green hydrangea as well as the other flowers. All in all, everything went pretty well for the day the world was supposedly ending…photos by Marcie Coe.

Thanks Bre, for allowing me to take part in your special day! And, I welcome you to join my special club, as I say congratulations on (almost, still due) having your first baby boy before your first anniversary. Everyone should do that.