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Archive for October, 2014
Come celebrate the Holiday Season with Countryside Floral and Garden!
Join us for our annual Open House on November 7, 2014 from 4:30-7:30 and enjoy 10% off all Holiday decor!
We will have two stunning ice scultpures, seven festive Holiday Vinettes in gold and white, two Holiday Mixes with Botanical Forest and Moroccan, along with vibrant candles, sparkling ornaments, elegant garland, and the perfect holiday wreaths.
Our Holiday theme this year is GOLD, so come dressed in your best wearing your favorite dazzling gold attire, and help us kick-off the Holiday season!
Take a look at some of our photos from last year’s Holiday Open House, and we look forward to seeing you on November 7th!
Julia and Jason celebrated their July wedding at the Lake Wilderness Lodge in Maple Valley, Washington, which was the perfect setting for the artistically regal wedding they envisioned. With Julia’s art major background, they wanted their day to be a refection of both tradition and art. Their creative and inspired décor was vibrant and earthy with a deep and saturated color scheme reflecting Julia and Jason’s favorite colors including purples, greens, blues, and pinks.
Julia and Jason first met in the library at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington in 2009. Two years after they met, Jason planned a romantic midnight proposal in the same library where they had first met.
You can watch the video of their proposal here!:
Julia and Jason incorporated many special and unique elements that made their wedding an intimate reflection of their combined personalities and interests. The most detailed aspect of their picture-perfect day, were the paper cranes that Julia and Jason integrated into every detail of their wedding. Julia and Jason knew they wanted to fold a thousand paper cranes for their wedding, given the tradition that if you fold a thousand paper cranes, you get a wish. Paper Cranes were seen softly floating in the wind setting the beautiful backdrop for the ceremony. The cupcake toppers, boutonnieres, corsages, name card holders, and centerpieces were all embelished with colorful paper cranes. Julia and Jason even had a sixty-foot garland made out of the paper cranes they had spent hours upon hours folding for their big day.
When asked what the most memorable part of their day was, Julia and Jason responded by saying it was an absolutely perfect day. From start to finish, they were surprised that there wasn’t a signle mishap. They were so happy with all of their vendors, and how beautifully everything turned out. They loved having so many of their friends and family in one place to celebrate alongside them, and Julia’s Dad officiating their ceremony, made their day even more sentimental.
Julia and Jason loved every aspect of the flowers that Countryside Floral and Garden arranged for their wedding. Up until the wedding, they weren’t sure exactly how the flowers would turn out, but Julia said she completely trusted Jon and the staff at Countryside. When the flowers arrived the day of the wedding, everyone was blown away at how perfect the flowers were. The colors were perfect and flowed with every detail. Julia’s bouquet was filled with Vanda Orchids, hot pink Dahlias, fuchsia Ranunculus, purple Stock, Jasmine Vine, Hydrangeas, blue Iris, lime-green Dendrobium Orchids, wrapped in silver sheer ribon creating the most colorfully vibrant bouquet. Julia and Jason were so happy that Countryside was able to incorporate the cranes and colors into the flowers.
“Thank you so much, Countryside Floral, for making us the most beautiful flower arrangements. They made our wedding and the photos so memorable and special.”
-Julia and Jason
Julia and Jason had an absolutely perfect wedding day from start to finish. They were surprised that there wasn’t one mishap. As for advice for future brides, Julia suggests planning ahead who is going to be helping out with everything the day of the wedding, so that you can relax and enjoy your day knowing that everying is squared away. “Don’t get overwhelmed with how much there is to do! Tackle one thing at a time, and if you need a break in between, you can always fold paper cranes.”
Photography: Christopher Gendron Photography
Catering: Foodz Catering
Dress: Bridal Boutique
Cupcakes: Martha’s Tummy Yummies
We are very excited to announce that we are now carrying a new plant at Countryside Floral and Garden!
With a stunning yellow center surrounded by beautiful green leaves, the new Chlorophytum “Orange Flash” creates the perfect balance of color, sure to fit in with your favorite color palette that you have envisioned for your perfect day!
The “Orange Flash” comes from an economically friendly species of plants known as the Old Spider Plant. The Spider Plant contains rich foliage with tiny white flowers, and is known to be one of the finest green plants for the environment by improving air quality and helping to create cleaner air.
Our Floral Designers are happy to have this lovely addition to the wide variety of plants and flowers carried at Countryside, and are eager with creativity to incorporate the “Orange Flash” into any arrangement; from a colorful centerpiece, to a blossoming bouquet!
Sasha met her fiancé in 2009, when they were both working at the Cougar Mountain Zoo as carnivore keepers—meaning, with the big cats! While their work life might be a little wild, he kept the proposal intimate and low-key, popping the question one day after the couple had hiked to the top of Rattlesnake Ridge, a beautiful scenic viewpoint in North Bend.
Their wedding took place at the Zahn Event Center at the Manor, a beautiful and secluded facility in Everett that was the picture of Pacific Northwest Style. Sasha took her inspiration for the day from the couple’s shared passion for the forest as well as medieval and Celtic themes, choosing hues of blue and brown to set the mood. As Sasha explains, “The flower displays pulled my wedding together perfectly and I couldn’t have been happier!”
All of the floral arrangements and centerpieces included personal touches. In addition to White Hydrangeas, Green Cymbidium Orchids, Blue Bella Donna Delphinium, Dianthus “Trick” Green Button Mums, Sasha’s bouquet featured—believe it or not—real tiger whiskers to symbolize the couples’ work together at the zoo, and the centerpieces included rocks from the spot where he proposed. The arrangements featured tinted blue hydrangeas and greenery, in keeping with the forest and Celtic undertones of the day.
Sasha’s favorite memory from the day? “He made me giggle during our ceremony—he knew I was uncomfortable in front of that many people!”
As for advice for the recently engaged, Sasha recommends something simple: “BREATHE,” she says. “Whatever happens, happens. Stay true to what you want, but the eye and advice of others can make all the difference in how you enjoy the experience!”
Photography: Jessica Kennedy
Catering: Zahn Events
Dress: Casablanca Bridal
Hair and makeup: Salon Maison
Rentals: Grand Events and AAA Rentals