floral design

Ashley + Genesis

Planner / Coordinator: Danae of Perfectly Posh Events

Photographer: Urban Light Studios

Venue: Axis Pioneer Square

Floral Design: Rusted Vase Floral Co.

 

Ashley and Genesis were so great to work with. They were laid back, trusting, and had a clear vision of their needs. They also have two of the cutest pups of all time! Harper definitely stole the show with her hand made floral collar. Easily one of my favorite projects to date, check it out below!

Thank you Ashley and Genesis for allowing me to be a part of your day!

Carlee

 

Ponderosa & Thyme Workshop

Date: November 17, 2017

Location: Tendue, Portland, OR

Workshop Host: Katie Davis, Ponderosa & Thyme

Photographer: MacCoy Dean

Workshop Team: Mark Davis & Sarah Pearson

 

I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. Back in November, I was sitting in my van anxiously awaiting set up for a big event, and on a whim, I decided to register for The Ponderosa & Thyme Bouquet Workshop. I am here to tell you that I am so happy I trusted my gut, and so grateful that I made a spontaneous decision to go.

IT WAS WONDERFUL. MAGICAL. INSPIRING. All of the good things, truly!

I walked in to the beautiful Tendue space, and I was greeted by smiling faces and beautiful blooms. I immediately felt at home. 

Katie is an angel. She is the sweetest, most down to earth person I have ever met. She kicked off her shoes, invited us to eat, drink coffee, sip tea, and reflect together. 

We went through a flower meditation, foraging adventure, ate delicious meals and had the most wonderful GLUTEN FREE | VEGAN DONUTS from Katie's husband Mark of BigWig Donuts.

Katie's workshop staff included; Sarah Pearson, her husband Mark Davis, and photographer MacCoy Dean. Everyone was kind, supportive, and had their own inspiring stories to share.

Thank you for everything Katie, Mark, Sarah, and MacCoy. And thank you Antje, Robyn, Lindsay, and Emily for being yourselves, I feel lucky to have flower friends like you.

XO

Carlee

 

 

 

Chauanh + Gabriel

Date: August 12, 2017

Coordinator: Luma & Lavender

Photographer: Luma Weddings

Venue: Private Residence, Whidbey Island

Florals: Rusted Vase Floral Co.

Chauanh and Gabriel were married at a beautiful family home on Whidbey Island. The sun was shining and a light breeze rolled through the property, the perfect wedding weather! Family and bridal party members were bustling around, vendor teams were prepping food, folding napkins, and taking photos. It was laid back and intimate, one of my favorite wedding set ups! (Not to mention one of my favorite couples.)

I first met Chauanh & Gabriel at a coffee shop in Capitol Hill, they were silly, sweet, and so happy to be planning their wedding together. Their vision for florals was simple and lush, with a touch of the PNW beach. Gabriel's Dad built a custom driftwood arch for the ceremony that I wish I could have taken home with me, it was stunning! They fused together Vietnamese traditions with their romantic ceremony and reception, and everything went together beautifully!

One of the best details of the day was perhaps Chauanah's three dresses! One red, one white, one pink. Each representing a significant part of their cultures and commitment to one another.

Working alongside Haley & Kyle Goldie of Luma Weddings/Luma & Lavender is always fun and the images from Kyle are stunning! Take a peek below....!

Thanks Chauanh & Gabriel!

XO

Carlee

 

 

Matt + Keiko

A velvet wedding dress, two love birds, and one of the most epic dance parties of all time!

I worked alongside Danae of Perfectly Posh Events to bring Matt & Keiko's vision to life. If you ever have the chance to work with Danae, do it! She's a creative gem and someone I am lucky enough to call a friend-or, or in wedding industry language, someone who is a vendor AND a friend. 

We brought the outdoors, with vines trailing along Crimson Haze bistro lights, a romantic copper arch way, and greenery centerpieces. A quirky library book collection paired with globes, indoor plants, and textured blooms made guests feel as if they were in the house of a brilliant college professor. Sophisticated and organic all at the same time.

Be sure to check out these images from Carina Skrobecki. They are INCREDIBLE!

Date: September 16, 2017

Venue: AXIS Pioneer Square

Planner: Perfectly Posh Events (Danae)

Photographer: Carina Skrobecki

Lighting: Crimson Haze

Hair + Makeup: KLS Makeup Artistry

Caterer: City Catering

Rentals: Vintage Ambiance & CORT

DJ: Integral DJ's

 

Chrissy + Bert

I met Chrissy at Roy Street Coffee in Capitol Hill a few months away from her wedding. She brought her Maid of Honor, Brittany along for support, and as soon as we started talking, I knew she was my type of bride! Sweet, funny, and down to earth. Chrissy & Bert were so easy to work with, we exchanged texts and emails over the next couple of months, and when their wedding day rolled around, I was SO excited to design their flowers! Their color palette was white and red. The red being for good luck.

Krista Welch of Krista Welch Creative took STUNNING photos, and I am so excited to share them with you!

Thank you Chrissy & Bert!

Photographer: Krista Welch Creative

Venue: Seattle Aquarium

Lora + Max

Sometimes the best things come together unexpectedly, and at the last minute. Lora and Max contacted me shortly before their wedding explaining that their florist had cancelled and they were in need of a new florist. I am SO glad that they reached out. Lora and Max were both kind, grateful, and so in love. They shared intimate gifts with one another before their first look at the altar. Alex Lasota captured their day so beautifully. All of the small details, smiles and one of the cutest bridal party pups to date are below! 

Photographer: Alex Lasota

Planner: Molly, Bridal Bliss

Venue: JM Cellars

Catering: Herban Feast

Hair & Makeup: Anne Timms

Cake: The Flour Box

Rentals: CORT

Florals: Rusted Vase Floral Co.

Megan + John

Date: July 3, 2017

Location: The Foundry by Herban Feast, Seattle, WA

Planner: Molly Corr of Bridal Bliss

Photographer: Matthew Land Photography

Floral Design: Rusted Vase Floral Co.

Hair & Makeup: Belle Marie Salon

Catering: Herban Feast

DJ: Otto Matic

Rentals: CORT & Vintage Ambiance

Cake: The Sweet Side

Megan & John's wedding was the perfect "Seattle" wedding. Rooftop first looks at the Thompson Hotel, bridal party photos in Pioneer Square, followed by a reception at one of Seattle's top wedding venues, The Foundry by Herban Feast.

When Molly of Bridal Bliss reached out to me about Megan and John's florals, she described the day as "romantic and classic with a nod to the South". My DREAM client. Megan is originally from Georgia, so we thought it would be fun to incorporate some peaches in to the head table decor with just a "pop" of peach in all of the arrangements. 

Megan and John's day turned out to be one of my absolute favorites of the year. A beautiful combination of classic and romantic with a modern and natural twist. Matthew Land Photography captured everything beautifully. When I opened their gallery for the first time I squealed, (literally). Thank you Matthew Land, your work is STUNNING!

Take a peek for yourself, you won't be disappointed!

 

Color Theory | Tinge Floral Workshop

Dates: May 23rd - May 25th, 2017

Location: Washington School House Hotel Park City, Utah

Planner/Teacher/Host: Ashley Beyer, Tinge Floral

Photographer: Ciara Richardson Photography

Styling: Tess Comrie

Floral Providers: Mayesh Wholesale Florist & Grace Rose Farm

Floral Design: Rusted Vase Floral Co.

Nestled in to the mountains of Park City Utah, stands the Washington School House Hotel. It is the definition of picturesque. The hotel design and architecture are the picture perfect backdrop for a workshop. Ashley of Tinge Floral is one of the sweetest people I have ever met. She emits a calming, passionate energy that is contagious. Over the period of a few days, participants of Color Theory are immersed in an intensive floral design and styling workshop combined with some of the BEST meals I've ever had! Ashley surrounds herself with a truly incredible team of kind, supportive humans that made my time at Color Theory so special. Thank you Tess Comrie and Ciara Richardson for these amazing images and styling and thank you Ashley for creating such a welcoming and inspiring environment.

Kellyn + Robby

Date: July 16, 2016

Location: Private Residence, Monroe WA

Photographer: Frit Fru Photography

Signage: Drake Sign & Design

Floral Design: Rusted Vase Floral Co.

Kellyn and Robby have known each other since high school. Their wedding symbolized the true definition of a labor of love. A beautiful backyard wedding complete with an arbor hand made by the groom and bride's step father. Home made pie, BBQ, a fire pit and mountain views make this wedding truly unique and wonderful. 

 

 

Boheme Bath Maternity Shoot

An opportunity to collaborate with local vendors for a "Milk Bath" shoot was on my long list of to-do's for this Spring. I could not have asked for a better team to work with. The end result truly blew me away. 

Date: May 11, 2017

Location: Seattle, WA

Hair and Makeup: Mandy O'Malley - Fraiche Face Makeup & Hair

Photographer: Arturo Garza Photography

Model: Heidi Stephens of The Bainbridge Boheme Blog

Floral Design: Rusted Vase Floral Co.