Sunday, October 17, 2010

Summer's gone. And it was awesome!

It's generally accepted that in the Pacific Northwest, Summer is wedding season.  If you're "from around here," you know that we don't give up on Summer on September 21st.  It's not Fall until the the leaves go orange and the heat turns itself on during the night!

Here at the Miller Farmhouse, it's official.  Les and Lisa's wedding yesterday was my last of the season.  With the exception of one week in San Francisco, I've had weddings each weekend since the 19th of June.  Oh, and that sure proof of Summer's last gasp-- first frost last night, and our thermostat went on in the off position.  I woke up to the sound of the furnace fan blowing.

Here are a few of my favorite wedding flower images of the Summer of 2010:
My favorite boutonniere of the season

Lisa's organic and original bouquet, built within an armature of curly willow

Emily and her bridesmaids carried these bouquets, waiting on a side table at Thornewood Castle in Lakewood, WA.

Kelly's bridesmaids hold their bouquets, and hers too, during vow time.

Kelly's ultra-feminine bouquet of garden roses and ranunculus, adorned with Swarovski crystals and fastened with her Grandmother's old lace & pearl shoe-clip, will be a forever favorite of mine.

Kelly's most adorable flower girl

Dina couldn't choose just one flowergirl, so she had three!

Kristen's bouquet was light and sweet like a Summer cocktail.

A montage of images from Dina & John's wedding

Julie's family's backyard , dressed up for her wedding reception

I love that brides are getting colorful and stylish with their shoes.  I wore plain old white leather pumps back in 1983.

Mallorie let me have fun with these centerpieces, so I suspended flowers on lime organza ribbon.

How often do flowergirls get to carry petals in orchid-festooned beach buckets?

Mallorie and her bridesmaids in the reception pavilion at Trophy Lake Golf & Casting in Port Orchard

Justine's bodacious bouquet of bountiful summer flowers

Dear friend Kelley renewed her marriage vows with Brad, carrying this sweet, romantic bouquet.

Justine's bridesmaids bouquets, in vases on the grass

Mikael and his men wore these orchids with fiddlehead fern, wrapped in purple bouillion wire.

Christine and John gave me the chance to create "flower jewelry" for their moms.

Christine, awash in flowers

Tiffany carried hydrangeas, stock, dahlias and waxflower , wrapped with gorgeous blue satin.

Katie and her bridesmaids carried these bold, organic designs featuring Black Baccara and Green Fashion roses.

It was all red for Jennifer.  She wanted a bold bright mix, and let me choose the flowers for her.

Jerame wore this balck calla lily so well.  Super-dignified!

Katie's bridesmaids quickly struck a pose for me, before venturing into downtown Seattle for their informal shots.

I love the look of this cake, emerging triumphantly out of a sea of red at Jacki and Erik's wedding.

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