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Sarah + Cameron's Portland Oregon Wedding at The Riverview Restaurant

I absolutely loved the color palette for Sarah and Cameron’s wedding. Blush, burgundy and navy with gold accents makes for a very beautiful combination.

Riverview Restaurant was a perfect backdrop for their wedding day.

Sarah’s bouquet was chock full of beautiful summer blooms -including Cafe au lait dahlias, burgundy dahlias, scabiosa, chocolate cosmos, garden spray roses, garden roses, nine bark, geranium and more.

Mixing dark and light blooms together can be a difficult task. You don’t want to have a polka dot effect. It takes practice to blend the contrasting tones together seamlessly -basically like painting.

I cannot say enough about our local Oregon flower farmers who grow all the amazing floral varieties for us to work with. Almost every single bloom used here was American grown. We love supporting #Americangrownflowers

Photography: HF Photography

Floral Design: Sophisticated Floral

Venue: Riverview Restaurant

Rentals: Bridgewood Event Rentals

Gown: Charlotte’s Bridal

Cake: Jaciva’s

Video: Adore Wedding Films

 

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I always pin on the boutonnieres to make sure they are pinned on properly and facing the right way.

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Creating flowers on the cake is one of my favorite details at the reception. This gorgeous cake was made by Jaciva.

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Below are a few close up images from the bridal party flowers and I took.

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Portland Oregon Wedding at Abernethy Center Abigail's Garden - Lidia + Pascal

Getting married in early October is always a weather gamble here in Oregon. But the rainy weather did not hold those love birds back.

Thankfully we were able to adjust our design plans and set up the arbor inside the tent versus using the gazebo.
Beautiful Blush and Gray tones were threaded all throughout the decor and attire.

Bridal bouquet consisted of Cafe au lait dahlias, garden roses, calla lilies {Bride and Groom Favorite}, blushing bride protea, lisianthus and accented with three types of eucalyptus and ruscus foliage.

Sadly rain takes away the dahlias so this was the last chance we had to design with those blush beauties in 2018.
Congratulations Lidia and Pascal! I wish you all the best in your married life and your beautiful blended family.

Photography: Falcusan Photography

Floral Design: Sophisticated Floral

Venue: Abernethy Center {Abigail’s Garden}

Gown: Bridal Exclusives

Hair and Make Up: Rebecca Bogdan Be Forever Glamorous

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Here are a few photos I took of the personal flowers.

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Wedding floral design trends. Modern fine art bridal editorial shoot

Mid Century Modern is a big trend at the moment. We see it everywhere; from furniture to fashion to interior design. Wedding decor and design always changes and evolves with the newest trends.

Who loves this look of dry floral, pampas grass, bleached foliage and all things minimalist and modern?

It’s always fun to experiment with new things and make them more elegant and stylish to fit my Sophisticated design aesthetic.

Bridal bouquet consisted of delicate spring flowers including Ranunculus, Garden roses, butterfly Ranunculus, Hyacinths, Orchids, bleached and dried Bunny tails, Ruscus and skeleton leaves.

Although dry flowers have their own set of challenges; being more delicate, fragile and not to mention messy. The overall look is definitely effortless, artistic and impactful.

Light and airy suspended floral installations are always fun to create. It provides a wonderful focal area in any space.

Thank you Spotted Stills for blowing me away with those images.


Photography: Spotted Stills

Floral Design: Sophisticated Floral

Venue: The Lightroom PDX

Model: Rodica Voznyak

Gown: Brides for a Cause Designer: Daughters of Simone

 

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Creative Bridal Editorial shoot at The Lightroom PDX

Sometimes as artists, creatives and designers we get inspired to create just for the sake of creating.

Creativity strikes at any given time. I was inspired to use the beautiful, fragrant and generally hard to get Stephanotis vine {that's the little white blooms that look like stars}.

I paired the vines with white roses, ranunculus and delicate blooming pieris. Each season brings about a bounty of new flowers that are only available that time of year.

This floral garland /shawl could be a fun alternative to a traditional bridal bouquet, something that is used for bridesmaids, or another shoot altogether such as maternity or a boudoir. The possibilities are endless.

Thank you Spotted Stills for once again capturing such gorgeous images.

Photography: Spotted Stills

Floral Design: Sophisticated Floral

Venue: The Lightroom PDX

Model: Ali S.

Gown: Brides for a Cause

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Portland Maternity Lifestyle Photo Shoot featuring our Floral Crown

Jenn with Spotted Stills Photography does a fabulous job capturing our floral designs on her clients. In this case, this classy maternity shoot for a beautiful mama to be.

This spring design featured peachy-pink spray roses, pieris and mini succulents right from my yard.

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Jaydeep + Priya Wedding proposal at Lan Su Gardens, Portland Chinese Gardens

Jaydeep chose the most stunning setting to propose to his girlfriend Priya. 

I was honored to provide gorgeous flowers to mark this momentous occasion. Erica Ann Photography captured this special moment at Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland Oregon.

The groom to be, wore a stylish botanical pocket square that I created to coordinate with his suit and tie. It was a fun and unique alternative to a traditional boutonniere. 

Priya's favorite flower "the Peony" was featured along side garden roses, freesia, jasmine, camelia, ranunculus and foliage in this beautiful garden style set up; marking the spot where Jaydeep proposed. 

For more photos of this proposal head on over to Erica Ann Photography Blog.

Featured on Junebug Weddings

 

Enjoy!

Venue: Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland Chinese Garden 

Photography: Erica Ann Photography 

Floral + Styling + Planning: Sophisticated Floral 

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Flowers for your hair-Bridal flowers to wear

I absolutely love creating flowers for the hair. Fresh floral combs are especially exciting to design since they are usually worn by the Bride herself.  

navy and white green floral comb with ranunculus

This garden style floral comb features ranunculus, jasmine vine, privet berry, string of pearls, eucalyptus, eryngium and gray brunia berries. 

Thank you Erica Ann Photography for capturing this stunning piece and all its intricate details. 

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Simple dendrobium blossoms. Photo by Alicia Dickerson Photography. {Above}

All photos below are by Sophisticated Floral

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A modern approach to a floral comb includes air plants {tillandsia}, brunia berries, berzelia, succulents and eucalyptus. Photo by Sophisticated Floral

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Fun bright colored floral comb with pink and coral/orange ranunculus 

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Fresh flowers on bobby pins; dendrobium orchids, clover and lavender 

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Floral comb featuring dendrobium and phalaenopsis orchids, seeded eucalyptus and lavender

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White floral comb with ranunculus and sedum 

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Lovely hot pink floral comb for the bride. Designed with lisianthus, roses, dendrobium orchids, seeded eucalyptus and gladiolus

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Bridesmaids blue floral comb with eryngium, gentian, orchids and cornflower {bachelor button} 

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Bright pink/fuschia floral comb with orchids and white statice

Floral Crowns-flowers to wear {Part 3 of 5}

Going right along, this is Flower Crowns -part 3 of 5. Truly so many amazing options out where when it comes to flowers for your hair. 

blush floral crown with roses and orchids

Those blush pink floral crowns featured mini roses and dendrobium orchid blooms, so elegant and just perfect for this formal wedding.  Photo by Mosca Studio Photography 

All detail shots below were taken by Sophisticated Floral

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plum and gold floral crown with succulents and texture botanical couture

This floral crown is one of my personal favorites. Its small and dainty, yet very intricate and detailed. It features nigella pods, piers, ilex berry, succulents, plumosa, string of pearls and straw flower.

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This lovely purple floral crown was designed for a June wedding. It consists of lavender, chrysanthemums, mini roses, eryngium, blueberries, nigella pods, seeded eucalyptus and plumosa fern.

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This rustic/country themed flower girl floral crown is designed with two types of feverfew daisies. 

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Flower girl floral crown with dendrobium orchids, mini roses, berzelia and yarrow. Photo by Studio 98 Photography 

blue floral crown with delphinium and eryngium

Blue flower crown with eryngium, delphinium, seeded, spiral and silver bells eucalyptus

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Purple-Lavender floral crown with mini roses, seeded eucalyptus, mini carnations, dendrobium orchids and plumosa

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Peach floral crown/headband with David Austin Juliette garden rose, piers, hellebores and kalanchoe

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All white floral crown with hyacinths {one of my favorite spring flowers} oh the scent is fabulous too!

Flowers for the hair -Oregon Engagement Photo Shoot

I was honored when Becky contacted me with a request to design a custom floral hair comb for her to wear during her engagement shoot with Natalie Puls Photography 

The floral comb was designed with lots of fun textural floral elements including tillandsia {aka air plants}, succulents and brunia berries. 

The photo shoot took place at Smith Rock in Terrebonne, Oregon which is a sentimental location for the couple. 

The last image was taken by me, to show the close up details of this floral piece. 

Here is what Becky had to say about her experience:

"Lora provided a gorgeous custom air plants floral comb. I sent her an inspiration photo from Style Me Pretty, and she brought the vision to life! I wore it in my engagement photos and received so many compliments! She even dropped it off at my house which was very convenient when I had a busy schedule at work. Thank you, Lora!"

Photography: Natalie Puls Photography 

Hair and Make: Jein King 

Floral Design: Sophisticated Floral

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Here is a close up detail photo that I took of the hair comb