This is one of the coolest weddings that I’ve been a part of – an engagement party turned surprise wedding! It all went down at Hyde Park Country Club at the end of March. Casey and Brian are both Cincinnati natives, but had recently relocated to Portland. They wanted flowers inspired by the woodlands of the Pacific Northwest. Casey’s bouquet is one of my favorite bridal bouquets to date. The purple sweet peas, scabiosa, hellebores, and fritillaria are so gorgeous, but my favorite part… the variegated Solomon’s seal!
The bridesmaids’ bouquets were made to match the bridal bouquet, and doubled as cocktail table arrangements. The bridesmaids snagged them off the table right before walking down the aisle.
The beautiful fireplace and mantel at Hyde Park Country Club were dressed with ferns, succulents and branches.
An hour after the engagement party started the wedding party slipped out and changed. The doors to the dining room were opened immediately before the ceremony, and an aisle runner was rolled out to the ceremony arch. I used my new black steel chuppah (folded down into an arch) and dressed it up with ferns and hanging succulent terrariums.
After the ceremony, guests sat at tables with woodland centerpieces inspired by Portland native Francoise Weeks. The center of each arrangement featured a Juniper slice that I purchased at the cut flower market in Portland over a year ago. I couldn’t imagine finding a more perfect couple for these!
Congratulations Casey and Brian!