This last weekend we spent a very special morning with some of our favorite wedding industry babes.
We were celebrating being women, being empowered in our careers, and being so full of love that we had to share it with each other. We sipped creamsicle mimosas, cheesed at a photo booth, ate way too much charcuterie, made watercolor valentines cards, played a get to know you scavenger (ahem...babenger) hunt, ooohed and awwwwed over huge floral arrangements and took endless photos for our insta stories. We can't wait until we can share all of Karra Leigh Photo's amazing pictures!
We had so much fun creating these centerpieces and would love to break them down for you guys! And encourage you to get creative with your flowers this year. :)
Valentines is the day for everyone and anyone to brighten up their home, office, or life with fresh spring flowers. We are all trying to reflect the wishful thinking that it will soon be the end of winter and bright pops of color will start poking their heads out of the soil. Please please please be true! But in our homes we are actually a liiiiiitle bit picky about what finds its place onto the center of our tables.
Pure red roses are romantic of course!
But my heart tends to long for things in deep burgundy, terra cotta pink, blushy or mauvey neutrals and peach. I want to see texture and greenery and berries! I want to admire the golden pollen inside the fluffy petals of a secret romance garden rose. I want to giggle at the name Ranunculus and be dumbfounded by the millions of shades and varieties there are. I want to let tulips grow wild out of my centerpiece and be ok with them spilling out onto the table and continuing to grow even after I’ve set them where I think they should go.
They are reaching toward the sun just like we are in these end of winter days.
Let’s get outside the box this year - try your hand at arranging something special. Grab a new pot, toss in a block of wet flower foam and plug away! Even if you are using grocery store flowers you can always go out and forage a branch and some greenery and maybe even a sweet spring blossom. Try and build a little nest of greens and textures and then place the flowers in with a little bit longer stems than you would think so it looks like they grew there; like bright fireworks bursting upward and outward. And have fun!
The flowers we used were:
Secret Garden Rose
Movie Star Salmon Rose
Purple bi-color Sweet Pea
Pale Yellow Tulip
Burgundy Sweet William
Bright Pink Ranunculus
Dried Copper Beech
Berry and Black Scabiosa
We hope you guys love this breakdown as much as we do!
Styling: Mae and Co (formerly Sue Blue Events!)
Venue: Block House PDX
Catering: Chefs Table
Paper Goods: Seek Paper Co
Photo Booth: Smirk Photo Booth
Thank you guys for hanging out with us! Would you like to see more breakdown's like this? Let us know in the comments!
Love, Josie + Tay