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Where to Splurge and Where to Save on Wedding Flowers Nov 15, 2018 »

As all of your details are coming together, and you are shopping around for your florist I challenge you to make a priority list of the wedding flowers that you are wanting to order. Make a dream list then, number it from the most important down to the least important items.

I want you to grab a pen and paper or however you prefer to make lists and really think about what is your priority list is. What is the number 1 thing that you are not willing to budge on? Is that the Bridal Bouquet? Do…

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Why do Wedding Flowers Cost What They Do? Nov 12, 2018 »

The dreaded feeling when you go and meet with Florist after Florist and you get the proposal back and you realize that your dream is out of reach of your budget. A few tears later, maybe a glass of wine (okay the whole bottle) and your search continues. You worry that if you hire a cheaper, less experience florist, that your Big Day will reflect that. In the end you ask yourself

'Why do wedding flowers cost what they do?'

Over the next few weeks I will be exploring…

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Feb 02, 2018 »

Lets start by all agreeing that a Viking Wedding would be SO MUCH FUN, some of the historical traditions are a little out there for me, never the less a viking anything is right up my alley.

For this shoot we really wanted to go as natural and organic as possible, nothing overly processed and commercial. Greenery, Artichoke, Globe Thistles, and Banksia Ashbyi Protae, all graced center stage with Hug Point as a beautiful backdrop. Vikings are so often portrayed as these hard, gruff, mercenary…

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Downtown Portland, Oregon Elopement Dec 31, 2017 »

Sometimes a big event doesn't fit what you want your wedding to look like, and a walk through Portland does. Throw on your favorite shoes, a fun dress, a leather jacket (you know, it is Oregon so you will most likely experience 3 seasons in one day) and lets go!

This couple was so much fun! Constantly giggling and joking around with each other.

They had this style that I just loved. Cool. Calm. With a dash of sarcasm. Although elopements do not usually have mountains of floral needs, it really…

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