Locally Foraged PNW Wedding with Greenery

Every couple I design for has a totally different style, and I love finding ways personalize my floral designs for each wedding. Tyler and Bailey spend the majority of their time outdoors adventuring, camping, backpacking, and hiking. They knew that they wanted to bring the PNW nature into the design of their wedding decor. I was so happy to be included and to be able to make that happen. They also happened to live on a gorgeous property with massive amounts of trees and shrubs, so I knew I wanted to include a bit of their first home together into the floral design.

A few weeks before their wedding, I spent a day at their home wandering the property and creating some test pieces with what was growing. Wednesday before their wedding, I foraged all the greenery from the beautiful property they were living on. It filled my van to the brim! It was so peaceful to spend the morning cutting unique greenery and plants that are specific to the Pacific Northwest. It made each arrangement so meaningful, since all the greenery reminded Tyler & Bailey of their home and their favorite adventures.

The flowers, except for the roses, were all local from Snohomish farms. It’s so important to me to source flowers locally whenever I can. There are so many amazing farms in the area where I source in-season blooms. I always recommend focusing on local flowers that are in season when planning your wedding! It is both environmentally conscious and budget friendly.

For the wedding centerpieces, I hosted Bailey and her bridesmaids for a flower arranging party in my studio. This is a fun activity to do with your bridal party. All the supplies are set up in my studio so no one has to think about it, and I clean up after. Bailey, a few of her bridesmaids, and her mom, all came over and I taught them how to do the centerpieces.

For each of my arrangements, I create a recipe with what flowers and foliage we are using, and how much of each. This guides the overall look for centerpieces and bouquets. I loved leading this awesome group of ladies through creating arrangements for the wedding. We walked through flower care first and then went over the recipes for the centerpieces so they could begin arranging. So much love and care went into each arrangement, and it was so awesome to see everyone working together to bring Bailey’s floral vision to life.

The centerpieces for Tyler & Bailey’s wedding were whimsical, with lots of greenery and simple flowers. We even tucked in a few leaves from a willow tree, one of my favorite trees around here. The ivory and green colors throughout their wedding were perfectly contrasted with deep purple and light lavender tones. I love the rustic feel of their tablescape, with each centerpiece on a wood slice with framed pictures. A wood "Reserved" sign for the tables closest to the bride & groom was a cute added touch.

While Bailey and her wedding party arranged the floral centerpieces, I took care of the bouquets and installed arbor pieces. The bridesmaids’ bouquets were primarily foraged greenery accented with small white flowers. For the bride’s bouquet, I added in more color with purple dahlias.

Their ceremony at Olympic View Estates was gorgeous. We installed an asymmetrical floral display on the white ceremony arbor, with plenty of the foraged greenery and ivory roses. Arbors are my favorite pieces to install for wedding ceremonies.

I also designed and arranged the floral centerpiece for the sweetheart table. Decorating sweetheart tables with large floral arrangements makes for a fun and bold reception statement.

The abundance of green ferns and pine created a signature PNW wedding look. It was a pleasure to forage greenery from the bride & groom’s home to use in their wedding flowers.

If you want to chat about how to create floral arrangements for your wedding that are unique and personal, let’s connect! I would love to bring your vision to life.

Photos: Katina Arnott Photography

Venue: Olympic View Estates