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Wondrous Weddings

Justine and I had meet for over a Year……….Emails back and forth and back and

back and forth turned the Wedding into A Fabulous Event!!!!    Details are so

important on the Big Day!!!!

Her Theme colors were red and white… She Loves Roses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Because of the Mass quantity of Roses that she wanted I was able to buy a Case of

Charlotte Roses…..  Delicious!!!

 

The Mantle at The Mayflower Park Hotel is An Amazing Space….. Great Big Mantle

needs a HUGE Piece for the Perfect Background.

Just remember that you have to move the clock…….

And then you have the Unity arrangement that Justine had provided the Candles

for and I made the Floral piece around the design and then we moved the Design

to the Sweetheart table for the Reception……

And of course you have to have little bobbles for the Bistro Tables…..

Little Cube Vases with small hand tied bundles with green wire and red crystals

in the water….

Here’s to Our First Blog Post….     and with More to come… Hopefully Justine will

send me pics from the Ceremony so I can write some more about the Great Event.

 

 

 

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OMG!!!!  So Fun was this Issaquah Wedding.. Cobalt, Yellow, White…. Cobalt, Yellow, White…

The Bride Delightfully Pretty and the Groom so Tall Dark and Handsome….

We were contracted to do the personal flowers and just bundles and bundles of

Daffodils for the event…  The Bride and Family really made the Event a Success by

creating a lot of the Decor themselves.

The Most Fun Part of Creating this event for me was the Toss bokay….. Not only

was it All Yellow Daffodils BUT we made it in a way that when Katie Threw it,

the bokay broke apart into like 30 little bundles….. ie   “Exploding Bokay”

And as I had made individual bundles I attache little tags created by the Bride

which read cute little funny things like…. ” You will you future husband tonight

but he will be really drunk” or ” Your Future Mother-in-Law is at this event” or

” Elvis will marry you in Las Vegas” or “You will name your

first child Sebastian”… I actually can’t remember what they all said but they were

Hysterical…..  Great Fun for us in the afternoon when we needed the Floral Pick-me up

As you can see it was REALLY FUN!!!!

 

 

 

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We LOVE Our Deanna….  She Meet the Man of her Dreams after many years….

What is so Cool is that she used to Drive for Countryside Floral and Garden

,Way Back When on Saturdays for some extra Cash…..

She gave me the Rights to just go and Play with

” Casual Tropical Look”… well………..  This is what I came up with…

She is Tall and Lean…………..  So the Drippy cascade Feel was Perfect for her…

The Bouquet Contained White Dendrobium Orchids, White “Polo” Roses, White Goose

neck Loosestrife, White Oriental Lilies, Bells of Ireland, Green Hypericum Berries,

Lily Grass, Jasmine Vine, Selloum Leaf and Monstera Foliage.

 

In this Picture you can see Really see the Length and Additional wired dendrobium

florets that have been added for movement as well as extending the line of the bokay.

The Boutonniere was made with Dendrobium orchids florets and I tucked in a

little sea shell just for fun…..

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We were Asked to be a Part of A Grand Affaire Open House…. I just Love Working with

Monica and her Team. And the Food!!!  OMG!!!  Delicious…. She went with Greys and

Oranges!!!  I LOVE that Color Combination!!!!!!!  LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!

We Love Our Circus Roses…  Nice Round Ball of Circus Roses, With Vine Maple

Branches extending out of the top of the design for additional height. We Placed the

ball on top of our Apothecary Cylinder vases that contained Circus rose petals,

a touch of holly for the organicsness and a couple of circus roses… Placed on a

Silver Crushed Fabric…. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh Yes!!!!  Lovely for that Summer/Fall Bride…  Organic yet Elegant at the same time.

Orange Pincushion Protea, Red “Forever Young” Roses, French Tulips, Scented

Geranium, Sunflowers, Circus roses, Cedar, Deciduous Huck, Green Trachelium and

Touch of Magnolia Foliage, Copper Sheer Ribbon wrap…….  YUM!!!!

And this cute little bobble…  Perfect for your Cocktail Hour on your Cocktail tables!!!

This Cement Based with Wire contraption that holds a Large Test Tube Vial is Really

Cool!!! Anthurium, Circus rose, touch of bling….     Organic Modern Test Tube Vase!!!

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I was Soooooo Excited to be working with Anna and Lars….  First of all She was

BEAUTIFUL.. and he was just stunning….  And what was so Fun about this wedding was

the way it came about for us at Countryside Floral and Garden , I Speak or Present at

several Garden clubs a year, Usually around 4 to 6 presentations. I really enjoy

sharing my talents with people and I have become a Pretty Fabulous Speaker. Funny,

knowledgeable, and entertaining.  During these little presentations of course I

mention the shop and what trends brides are into that particular year because we know

it changes for sure!!!   Anna’s Mom was in the Crowd at one of these presentations and

called me the following week and was like “Jon, You have to do my Daughters

Wedding” and of course I was like “Totally!!!”

Sooooooo… I did!!!!   Lets Take a look shall we..

In the Above Picture.. She was carrying her Bouquet with White Hydrangea, Green

hanging Amaranthus, Green Spider Mums, White Freesia, White Mini Calla and Green

Hypericum, Green Cymbidium Orchids with just a touch of Willow Eucalyptus.

So it had a sea feel to it…

I just noticed as I was Putting the picture on the Blog that she is TOTALLY Smashing

His Boutonniere.  LOL!!!!

Here the Bride is with all Her Bridesmaids…   Yes 6!!!  OMG!!!!

The Girls were wearing Navy…. So we Used Blue Hydrangea, Green Spider Mums,

Green Hypericum, Willow Euc and Equisetum Triangles for some funk…..

Love this Flower Girl HeadBand….  I REALLLLLY Hate Halo’s But I Love Headbands…

They just make so much more sense to me and not to mention they actually STAY on!!!

This one is all hand glued… White Orchids, Dusty Miller, Sea Shells and a Touch of Willow Euc.

LOVE THIS!!!!     Great Bout…. Not Flowers… Just foliage and shell…

so Dusty Miller on Willow Euc and Equisetum banded together with a touch of

Oregonia and a shell…..   You wanna talk about Hand Work……   And don’t forget

the sand….Which is Actually Artificial Snow..Shhhhhhh….Don’t Tell anyone!!!!

Great Ceremony Picture!!!!!!!!!!   The Venue has An Amazing Driftwood arch..  We used

half of the centerpieces down the Aisle and then transferred them to the tables….  With some

White Dendrobium florets as the Petal Dripness…

The Other centerpieces that were already placed on the table where Fat Low Cylinders, with

Equisetum twirled around the vase and I believe that we used Bear Grass as well…

White Hydrangea with Dusty Miller and White Dendrobium Florets floating amongst

the Shells…..   Sand air tossed on the Navy Blue linen with some shells added as well….

Loved the Look….. Especially because the wedding was by the sea…

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!  and LOVED The Had Table…  I told her that I wasn’t going to tell her

What I was going to do… She just had to Trust me…    Glass Trumpet vases, with Grass,

Hydrangeas, Queen Anne Lace, Hanging Green Amarathus, Twisted Natural sticks,

Eucalyptus. All or the Girls Bouquets were placed on the tables with additional leaf

wrapped glass cubes of hydrangea with sea shells tucked in…..  and LOTS of Sand and LOTS of

Shells added..  I loved each Place setting having a Sea Urchin,

Green Fuji Mum, and an abalone shell with Hand Written Names on them……

 

 

 

 

 

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Mr. Adam at Adams DJ Service referred Jody to Countryside Floral and Garden to do her wedding

flowers… and then I referred Melissa back to Adam and then in return he referred

Ann and Eric back to me… but I can’t show you pictures of those wedding because they

haven’t happened yet. It’s Soooo Great to Know other Fabulous Wedding Vendors that

you can trust and depend on.

 

But The Wedding of Jody and Philip has Happened and Jody Brought me a DVD of

all the photos from the wedding and I talked to Clane Gessel Photography

and he said I could use some…………..  What a Great Photographer!!!  Wow!!!

The first time I have ever seen his work… Pretty Cool!!!!!

Take a Look……………………….

In this picture he Greyed out some of the color…  Amazing…. The pops of Green just

faded away. You will see in the later pictures what I mean. Jody’s Wedding Bouquet

was made of , White Roses (Polo), White Mini callas, Green Hypericum Berries,

Dianthus “Trick” which I call Moss on stick, Blue Hydrangea, Blue Iris, Dusty Miller,

White Phaleanopsis  Orchid, Bling studded Stephanotis, Ivory Ribbon wrap on stems,

Variegated Lily Grass Loops.

Fun Car Photo!!!!!!!!!!!   With My Handmade Bouquet of course!!!

And the Bride and Bridesmaid…………………………To Match of course…..

 

 

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Here’s a look at one of my favorite booth designs and wedding ideas from the Seattle Wedding Show this year.  Grand Event Rentals worked with Countryside Floral and The Paper Paramour to create this peach chevron creation.  I really love the sparkly linens paired with the wood wrapped centerpieces.  Lots of ideas going on here!  Enjoy 🙂

These images and ideas were also featured on Style Unveiled!

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On a drizzly day in early August, Kelsey and Bastien’s rustic and elegant wedding took place at the Corson Building in Georgetown. A one-time farmhouse, this Matt Dillon restaurant in the heart of the trendy, industrial Seattle neighborhood is surrounded by a small but lush garden area and features plenty of rustic charm: statues, fountains, cozy nooks, and lots of beautiful architectural details. It was a bucolic farmhouse wedding in the middle of the city, and the flowers from Countryside Floral were a major element in adding the texture, softness, and romance the event required.

Despite last-minute plan changes due to the weather (moving the ceremony set-up from under the fig tree on the lawn to the covered outdoor patio and picking up some vintage umbrellas to keep everybody dry), the evening was beautiful.

The groom and his family are French and the couple met in Paris, so a few vintage and European elements made their way into the décor, such as old cigar boxes used as vases for the high-top centerpieces during the cocktail hour.

The ceremony set-up was romantic but still fun, with streaming ribbons in soft colors and small hanging vases creating a backdrop for the ‘I do’s.’

Milk glass vases, mercury glass candles, small floral arrangements and bud vases placed throughout the dining room, and plenty of candles added softness and ambience.

The one, long dining table was filled with lush and low centerpieces, overflowing with succulents and flowers including scented geranium, Feverfew, Queen Ann’s Lace, Hydrangea, Clethra, Artemisia, Garden Roses and Assorted Herbs.

A large piece featuring Oak Leaves, Green Hanging Amaranthus, Queen Ann’s Lace, Garden Roses,  added emphasis to the guest book table. All of the floral elements were very organic and on-trend, without an overly modern or overdone aesthetic. As the early evening transitioned to night, the candles glowed as guests gathered around the table for dinner, toasts, and cake.

The bride’s bouquet was a stunner in soft, natural blushes and greens that included Polo Roses, Garden Roses, Dusty Miller, Clethra, Scented Geranium, Nigella Pods, Blushing Bride Protea, and even small variegated figs.

 

Dinner was catered by the venue, Matt Dillon’s The Corson Building. The cake came from Rusty’s Famous Cheesecake in Georgetown. Umbrellas were sourced at Bella Umbrella near Pike Place Market. The bride’s dress was J.Crew and photos were taken by the beautiful and fantastically talented Carina Skrobecki.

If you’d like to see more photos and read more about the wedding itself, it was also profiled on Green Wedding Shoes and can be seen on Carina Skrobecki’s blog.

 

 

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Pete staged a beautiful proposal when he asked Lindsey to marry him, taking her out for a horseback ride (her first love) and having her family fly into town to celebrate with them over dinner. That just set the stage for the gorgeous wedding that they threw the next summer at Four Gables Farm in Fall City. Both Pete and Lindsey love the outdoors, and wanted an event that fit their personal styles. Their rustic and elegant décor was summery and bright, revolving around a color scheme of plum, orange, lime green, and subtle browns.

Pete and Lindsey incorporated many special elements to make their wedding day uniquely their own, from the ceremony through to the reception. Lindsey remembers especially a particularly beautiful tradition they incorporated into the ceremony. “After we exchanged rings, we kissed and let butterflies go. We chose this Native American tradition of releasing butterflies because it was a unique parting gift and wish as the couple walks down the aisle. It was such a simple thing, but I’d never seen it before.”

The décor was bright and rustic, perfect for the setting on beautiful Four Gables farm. The bridal party was in cowboy boots, and handmade elements like a ceremony arch made by the father of the bride added a personal touch. For the flowers, each centerpiece for the reception was different, but still kept with the overarching theme. As Lindsey said, “Jon asked if I would like a specific arrangement for the tables. I said no, and it was the best decision I could have made. The centerpieces were all conversation starters, and they were stunning! It was proof that respecting the creativity of the industry experts, letting go, and having fun only improves the celebration!” The centerpieces were filled with plum and orange flowers, artichokes, orange calendula, purple hydrangea, zinnia, circus roses, green Fuji mum. They got some added character and a rustic touch with succulents, metal ornaments, Manzanita branches, and additional accessories like cowboy boots, mason jars, and copper urns.

In particular, Lindsey loved her stunning bouquet. “My bouquet was absolutely exquisite!” she said, explaining that “Jon had a great idea to keep my bouquet simple and use only purple with hints of green. He added a train to the bouquet which created a touch of elegance and uniqueness.”

As for advice for future brides jumping into the planning process, Lindsey emphasizes the importance—and significance—of delegation. “If people ask you how to help, let them! People want to take part in your special day and feel like they contributed. It brings people together knowing that they are included.”

 

Photos were taken by Kip Beelman Photography.

 

Additional vendors included:

 

Catering: Ana Polachowski

Dress: Bellevue Bridal Boutique

Hair: Shania Marx (Bella Marie Salon)

Rentals: Royal Restrooms & Grand Events

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It was a pleasure and an honor for Countryside to participate in the wedding of Diana and Gina. This beautiful celebration took place to coincide with the legalization of same sex marriage in Washington State, and Diana and Gina were the lucky winners of a “Win a Wedding” contest sponsored by the Embassy Suites Hotel in Bellevue. It was a fantastic celebration of their relationship and life together, and the event was made all the more memorable by the contributions donated by some fabulous area vendors: the officiant, Rev. Ray Van Winkle, invitations from Seal It With Love, a cake from Honey Crumb Cake Studio, and photography from Jenny GG Photography. We were thrilled to be a partner and applaud the Embassy Suites for making their support of same sex marriage public knowledge.

When Gina entered the Embassy Suites contest, she penned a heartfelt entry, stating, “The moment I saw her, I knew that she had to be in my life. On one unexpected August night what started as a simple dance turned to an opening of souls… In that moment, friendship turned to a love that will last a lifetime. Now that we can have our love recognized by law our commitment feels even more real. Winning this would give us the means to truly share our once in a lifetime union with all the friends and family who supported us on our journey to find each other.”

The wedding was held on December 8th, and we kept with a soft, modern theme that highlighted the colors of winter. A beautiful ceremonial arch was decorated with lights, branches, snowflakes, crystals, and Blue Hydrangea, White Cymbidium Orchids with Burgundy Throats, and Burgundy Carnations (Shhh…  you can’t tell).  The brides carried matching but not identical bouquets that echoed the same warm yet wintery feel: an organic touch with the Curly Willow, pinecones, and succulents, soft, wintery blues from the Hydrangea, and the pop of warm color from the cymbidium orchids. One even included a vibrant peacock feather and some glittery blue accents for personality.

The couple was a pleasure to work with. They had some basic ideas of the design and look they were going for, and let us run with our creativity. The results were stunning. Congratulations and best wishes to Gina and Diana!

 

 

 

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