One of our favorite areas to hike is around Sunrise, in the Mt. Rainier National Park. A few weeks ago we did a 7-mile hike around Burroughs Mountain, including Frozen Lake, which in August is more of a pond, but does still have some snow lingering around its edges. I never get tired of how the views of Rainier change along these trails, where it is so close that you can really notice every detail. I especially love seeing the mountain from top to bottom, where rivers emerge from beneath the glaciers and start their journeys down through the foothills. Here are my photos from this hike, and one from a friendly fellow hiker.
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I’m so happy to share these gorgeous photos by Laurel McConnell Photography of one of my last weddings. At the Seattle Yacht Club, and coordinated by Megan of Clutch Events, this was a fun, coral-themed wedding with other light touches of marine-inspired decor. It was a beautiful August day, and I loved being part of the festivities by creating these floral designs.
I really had fun making these Art-Deco-inspired arrangements for a fabulous, “Roaring 20’s” birthday party last week! In the penthouse at the beautiful Sorrento Hotel, and wonderfully coordinated by Pink Blossom Events, this 50th birthday bash also included gorgeous props from Vintage Ambiance and fantastic lighting (and music!) from Seattle Parties. For my arrangements, I used the art-deco theme as a starting point, and also took inspiration from Japanese design, which is reflected in some of the hostess’s original paintings used as additional decor during the party. It was a unique, totally personal celebration, and I loved being part of it!
Last Saturday’s wedding overlooking Puget Sound was lovely, in soft blush tones, with picture-perfect weather, but my favorite thing about it was the fragrance I was surrounded by while making these arrangements. Peonies, garden roses, sweet peas, and herbs combine to make a heady perfume. Under the warm May sun, it was almost too much. Almost. Hydrangea, Lamb’s Ear, and Candy Tuft completed this look. Even better, I had the of pleasure working again with Parker Events on this wedding!
This recent centerpiece design for a dinner party was very fun to do! Full of locally grown spring flowers, I really enjoyed the palette of deep pink, purple, and magenta, with a touch of blue and violet. The flower types here included allium, iris, peony, garden roses, muscari, cerinthe, buddleja, ranunculus, sweet pea, and clematis. Most of these were sourced through the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market.