Friday, May 20, 2011

Floral - Vendor Spotlight

When we first started looking at floral for the wedding, I knew two things, I wanted garden roses & texture. If I had those two things I would be happy. 

When we began looking at florists in the Portland area, I quickly became discouraged. Every florist I met with didn't seem to grasp what I wanted. I left every consult more frustrated than the last. I started to think that maybe I wasn't verbalizing what I wanted clearly. Maybe we really didn't have a large enough budget like one of the florist had said.  Or maybe all florist made adjustments to your wishes based on their own wants.. Just as I was ready to give up and settle on a florist who didn't get what I wanted & wasn't going to produce what I envision I received some awesome advice. My mom said to me "Honey, don't settle for something that you don't love. You have always been one to dig until you find what it is that you want, keep digging. There is someone out there who will not only provide what you want but will do so within your budget!" 

I listened. I decided to look once more on The Knot and that is when I found Stephanie of Petalos. My prayers had been answered. Stephanie instantly got what I was looking for & she exceeded my expectations the day of.  Our floral was beautiful. 

My bouquet was one of the details of the wedding that I was anticipating seeing the most. At one point I told Stephanie I was more excited to see my bouquet then I was to see Adam for the first time in his suit. Of course in the end that didn't hold to be true by my bouquet came in at a close second. 

My bouquet consisted of: David Austen Darcey & Juliet, Walzertraum, Romantic Antique & Yves Piaget Garden Roses, Peach Avalanche & Prima Donna Roses, Hydrenga, Calla Lilies, Ranunculus, Lilacs, Sweet Peas, Dusty Miller (Lambs ear) & Misty Lace. 

I love that with every angle my bouquet looked different & showed the different textures.

The Bridesmaid's bouquet's didn't contain as much texture nor did they contain any ivory or creamy shades. I really wanted them to strictly be color. 
Their Bouquet's consisted of: Lilac's, Calla Lilies, Sweet Peas, & David Austen Darcey & Juliet.

Flower Girls & Ring Bearer:

Both the girls carried Bi-color carnation pomedere's with coral ribbon & my nephew's pillow was a bi-color carnation pillow with fuschia ribbon. 

I honestly can't say enough positive things about Stephanie & Petalos. Her stunning arrangements speak for themselves. I can't wait to get the rest of the images back & to be able to share more stunning shots of our floral. 


  1. Your flowers were so pretty! I love the vibrant colors and the texture is wonderful! I think your florist did an amazing job!

    We decided on less flowers, so it was minimal but I think our bouquets and arrangements turned out nicely.

  2. Again, I am in love with ALL the flowers at your wedding. WOW! I should really try to do posts like this about my wedding.

  3. Wow absolutely stunning- good for you- sticking to what you really wanted and props to your florist!!

  4. Love the colors you used and the cake looked amazing with those cascading flowers.

  5. Seriously, such a beautiful bouquet!! I love all the color, variety and shape!!

  6. Seriously, your flowers were amazing. I love the different textures! They're just stunning.

  7. I love the colors that you used in your bouquet (and I love that they matched your rain boots!!)! The bouquets are so soft and fluffy!! I love them!! I can't wait to start planning again!

  8. Wow...your flowers are seriously amazing!! I'm so glad that you found someone that did exactly what you want!!

  9. Your flowers are absolutely STUNNING! I also had a purple color combo for my wedding. Oh make such a beautiful bride.

  10. Oh and I gave you an award over on my blog! :-)

  11. What BEAUTIFUL flowers! I love the colors!

    You have a lovely blog!! I can't wait to read more!! :)

  12. Amazing wedding! The purple hunter boots made it even better.
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