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Laurel McConnell Photography, a Seattle Yacht Club Wedding

Laurel McConnell Photography

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.

Laurel McConnell Photography

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Recipe for Fragrance: Peonies, Garden Roses, & Sweet Peas!

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!

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Centerpiece in Purple

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.

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Memorial Flowers

I always feel sincerely honored to be asked to create the floral designs for a memorial service. This week, I had the somber privilege of providing these arrangements in memory of the husband of a friend and colleague – a wonderful, young couple whose wedding flowers I did only a few short years ago. The experience has been deeply moving as I remembered that happy day while creating these memorial pieces. I wanted these to gently echo that time while respecting the recognition of a life ended much too soon.

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Tulips Two Ways

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