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Oregon Columbia River Gorge Spring Shoot with Liza James Photography

Its Spring time and local peonies are finally in season again.

That means its time for a fun impromptu sunrise shoot with Liza James Photography and Estera at the beautiful Columbia River Gorge.

Peonies, spray roses, agapanthus, spirea, ruscus, bayleaf and olive- make up this fun boho style bridal bouquet. Its lightweight, airy and effortlessly beautiful.

Photography: Liza James Photography

Floral Crown: Sophisticated Floral

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Portland Spring Couples Shoot with Spotted Stills Photography

Amy and Ryan looked amazing on their spring couples shoot with Spotted Stills Photography.

Amy happens to be a fellow photographer with Rosencrown Photography

I absolutely loved created this ranunculus floral crown. Although I design a lot of floral crowns {aka head wreath, halo} this one tops the list of my all time favorites. Luxurious Italian Ranunculus, roses, jasmine vine and texture in blush, white and green compliments this dusty mauve dress very well.

Photography: Spotted Stills Photography

Floral Crown: Sophisticated Floral

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Columbia River Gorge Oregon Engagement Session -Korina + Lilian

Spring means its engagement photo season. Columbia River Gorge provides a stunning backdrop for Engaged Couples. Yuliya Fedosov Photography did an amazing job capturing Korina and Lilian’s sunset session.

I cannot wait to show you their beautiful wedding that was held at The Oregon Golf Club in July.

Photography: Yuliya Fedosov Photography

Floral: Sophisticated Floral

Location: Columbia River Gorge

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Portland Spring Engagement Shoot with Spotted Stills Photography

Spring photo sessions are the best! The weather is warm and all the blooming trees make for a stunning backdrop.

Floral Crown is the perfect hair accessory. I absolutely loved created this asymmetrical floral wreath. Ranunculus, roses and texture in blush and green compliments the dress very well.

Photography: Spotted Stills Photography

Floral Crown: Sophisticated Floral

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Kristen and Michael Mt. Hood SkiBowl Wedding by Powers Photography

Peter Chee with Powers Photography did a phenomenal job capturing the wedding photos. Dark color palettes are some of my favorites to work with. However, they tend to be difficult to properly photograph to get the true sense of color and dimension.

Bridal bouquet featured some of my favorite dark blooms, including: dahlias, roses, cymbidium orchids, scabiosa, peonies, ranunculus, carnations and plenty and texture.

Kristen and Michael were truly an adventurous couple and choose to get married at the top of Mt. Hood at Mt. Hood Skibowl.

Can you imagine taking a ski lift and having your first look with a mountain in the background?

Yep! That’s exactly what they did.

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Introducing the new floral hoop arbor -A perfect ceremony backdrop

The start of the new wedding season means beautiful new inventory that will be available to our floral clients.

I am really loving this current wedding trend of all things geometric shaped. From centerpieces to invitations, to cake designs and more; you will be seeing the geometric shapes everywhere.

Meet our new floral arbor that happens to be right in line with the modern geometric vibe.

This round arbor also known as the moon gate, floral hoop, circle arbor, etc. is a fabulous way to frame the couple during the ceremony, sweetheart table backdrop, framing the cake table, photo booth backdrop-really the options are endless.

I cannot wait to use this piece for future events, paired with metallic geometric terrariums {also a new rental item} and other fabulous decor items. Stay tuned for new inventory alerts.

Photography: Spotted: Stills Photography

Gown: Brides for a Cause

Floral: Sophisticated Floral

Model: Ali Plyushchev

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Spring Bridal Editorial Shoot with Spotted Stills Photogrpahy- Portland, Oregon

Spring is here and I am eager to design with all the fabulous spring flowers and blooming branches that this season has to offer.

Blooming branches create a beautiful backdrop for the couple or any photo session {be it maternity, bridal, family or other}

Bridal bouquet included some of my favorite spring blooms {most of them are locally grown right here in Oregon}. Ranunculus, freesia, pieris, vibernum, spray roses, heirloom carnations, eriostomen, plumosa and a hint of silver dollar eucalyptus.

A beautiful floral accent piece for the hair completed the look.

 

Photography: Spotted Stills

Floral Design + Styling: Sophisticated Floral

Dress : Brides for a Cause

Model: Ali Plyushchev

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Laura and Jacob -A Portland Oregon Engagement session with Sweetlife Photography

Laura and Jacob had a gorgeous summer engagement session with Sweetlife Photography.

I was honored to create beautiful hair flowers for Laura to wear.

If you are looking for a wedding photographer check out their portfolio-you wont be disappointed!

Enjoy!

 

Photography: Sweetlife Photography

Floral Design: Sophisticated Floral

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Savana and Joe's Columbia River Gorge Elopement

Savana and Joe came here from Denver to get eloped in Oregon. Who can really resist the beauty of the Columbia River Gorge and Multnomah Falls?

Savana happens to be a professional model and photographer back home, so she had a very specific style in mind. What can I say? I love a daring bride who is not afraid to use a dark color palette and carry an overflowing cascade style bouquet.

I was honored to work with Joe and Savana on their special day. The couple brought some of their favorite vendors from Denver.

Photography: Nicole Marcelli of  Finch and Fawn

Hair and Make up: Official Hair By Coco

Bridal Shop: Luv Bridal Denver Designer: Delainie Gown by Mia Solano

Floral Design: Sophisticated Floral

 

What Savana had to say on her Yelp Review:

"Oh my goodness, words can't even describe how happy I was with my bouquet and flower crown. My husband and I eloped to Oregon from Denver and I was freaking out about not being able to meet with a florist in person since I had a very specific idea in mind for my bouquet. But after emailing a bit with Lora I knew that she was the perfect florist for me. She listened to my ideas and asked so many questions, she made me feel certain I would be getting what I envisioned. What she created for me was even more perfect than what I had imagined!!! I was so shocked and happy when I saw the finished product.
Everyone who sees pictures from our special day comments on how beautiful my flowers are and I owe it all to Lora. She is so creative and so very talented at what she does! I'm so glad I went with her on one of the most important days of my life. Thank you so much Sophisticated Floral, you really did make me the happiest bride!! "

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Below are a few images I took of the boutonniere and floral crown.

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Taylor and Kevin's Oregon Coast Intimate Wedding/Elopement

Taylor and Kevin came here from Oklahoma to get married at the Oregon Coast. This was a special location to both of them, since this is where they got engaged.

Taylor wanted a lush, organic, free form bridal bouquet featuring white flowers and lots of foliage and textures.

I created her bouquet to include peonies, spray roses, ferns, seeded eucalyptus, blushing bride protea, lysimachia, olive branches, ruscus, camelia foliage, calycina and oregon grown blackberries for that added texture.

What Taylor had to say:

"Lora is incredible. I could not have dreamed of more beautiful flowers to make my wedding day feel so incredibly magical. I had a destination wedding on the Oregon coast, and many of my details about where I needed the flowers and what time I needed them changed several times throughout the planning process. Lora was always so quick to respond and to accommodate whatever changes I needed to make. She was so helpful, so sweet, and seriously could not be more talented. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone! "

Photography: Sam Landreth Photography

Floral Design: Sophisticated Floral

Bridal Gown: The Bridal Boutique of Oklahoma

Hair and Make up: Katy Melton

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Photos below were taken by me. I always love doing the detail shots before the flowers leave my studio.

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I loved creating this all green boutonniere consisting of ferns, seeded eucalyptus, ruscus, blackberries and olive branch.

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I love the tiny olives that made their way into this all foliage floral crown.

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Snowy Maternity Shoot at Mt Hood with Spotted Stills Photography

Nadja was a stunning mamma to be at her snowy maternity photo session with Spotted Stills Photography.

Her red dress and floral crown absolutely popped against the all white snow backdrop at Mt Hood.

 

Photography: Spotted Stills

Floral Crown: Sophisticated Floral

Hair and Make up: Blush n Bride

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Below are a few close up images I took.

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Mommy and Me Session with floral crowns

Another gorgeous lifestyle mommy and me session by Spotted Stills Photography featuring our ever so popular floral crowns.

Christine's floral crown consisted of blush pink garden roses, white ranunculus, blush spray roses, foliage and textures. Abby had a tiny little elastic headband with single blush spray rose, berries, foliage and textures. I love creating the elastic headbands for the very little girls since they don't get bothered by them and they stay very well on their little heads. This style works great on the very young flower girls as well.

Thank you Jenn for the amazing photos. The Willow tree in the background is so soft and wispy and a perfect backdrop for this session.

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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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Celebrating 10 Years of Marriage and Flowers

Its not often that I get out of my comfort zone and get in front of the camera, especially featuring my own floral designs. But to commemorate 10 years in the business as well as 10 years of being married to my wonderful husband; who is my rock and I could not do what I do with out his full support and encouragement. We decided to do a photo shoot with one of my favorite photographers Jenn from Spotted Stills Photography.

This was a perfect way to celebrate our marriage and floral design together in one. We are lucky to live right down the road from this nature park, a perfect spot for a mini photo shoot. This being Oregon, it started to sprinkle during our shoot; but we did not let the rain stop us.

A huge shout out to Janelle from The Prettiest You/Contoured Salon for fitting me in at the last minute for make up. Its always a pleasure to work with you.

I loved my dress by LC Lauren Conrad for Kohls, it was very stylish and comfy.

My bouquet and floral crown featured some of my favorite blooms in mauve, blush pink, peach and gray tones. Blushing Bride Protea, Astrantia, Pieris, Spray Roses, Carnations and Dusty Miller from my own yard.

Thank you Spotted Stills Photography for the fabulous photos and here's to another 10 years!

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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.

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Enjoy!

Venue: Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland Chinese Garden 

Photography: Erica Ann Photography 

Floral + Styling + Planning: Sophisticated Floral 

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

I created those gorgeous spring floral crowns for Maria of  Bumble Alley Photography for her family photo shoot with Dina Chmut Photography

Sauvies Island was the perfect setting for their photos.

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The detail shots below were taken by Sophisticated Floral

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This lovely peach spring floral crown features David Austin Juliette garden roses, pieris japonica, willow eucalyptus and hellebores

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Blush pink floral crowns with ranunculus, pieris japonica and spray roses

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Floral Crowns-flowers to wear {Part 4 of 5}

Those are some of my all time favorite floral crown designs. Part {4 of 5} of blog post series on floral crowns-flowers to wear.

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Red Piano garden roses, eryngium, blackberries, spray roses, hypericum, plumosa and willow and seeded eucalyptus.

Gorgeous photos by Erica Ann Photography

Hair and Make up by Portland Make up and Hair

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This dark red-burgundy crown was created for an editorial segment. It features cymbidium orchids, calla lilies, ranunculus, leucadendron, agonis, eucalyptus and fiddlehead fern.

Photo by Camera Art Photography

Hair and Make up by The Prettiest You

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This lovely floral crown is one of my personal favorites. Its very delicate and fun; featuring ranunculus, privet berry, jasmine vine and plumosa 

Photography by Erica Ann Photography 

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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. 

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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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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 

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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!

Floral Crowns-flowers for the hair {Part 2 of 5}

Continuing on with part 2 of 5 on gorgeous floral crowns. I really enjoy designing those pieces. They can be small, delicate and casual or large, elaborate and truly a show stopper! There is no end to creativity. 

All photos by Sophisticated Floral 

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White winter floral crown consists of ranunculus, dendrobium orchids, cedar and juniper berries 

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Coral floral crown includes spray roses, willow eucalyptus, ranunculus, hypericum and larkspur 

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I love how this crown resembles spring cherry blossoms. This is pink leptospermum and smilax. 

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This lush full garden style flower crown is designed with peach David Austin Juliette garden roses, smilax, lavender, peach spray roses and wax flower

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This variation includes pink leptospermum instead of lavender 

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This fall colored floral crown includes red spray roses, rose hips, ranuculus, nandina, willow eucalyptus, leucadendron 

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Last but now least, this wispy floral crown is created with pink wax flower 

Floral Crowns-flowers for the hair {Part 1 of 5}

Floral Crowns are the perfect accessory for girls of all ages. 

They are so popular and I have created them for weddings, photo shoots, maternity photos, bridal showers, Birthdays, Proposals and many other special occasions. 

I have quite a few to share, so I will make several blog posts to feature crowns. This is Part 1 of 5.

Photos by Sophisticated Floral {unless otherwise marked}

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This lovely green flower crown was one of the three crowns designed for an editorial piece with Kimberly Orth Photography and Brian Pasko Photography. It features a lot fun textural elements including succulents, blackberries, lisimachia, scabiosa, rosemary and seeded eucalyptus.

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This sweet little floral crown features spray roses, wax flower and lavender statice. Photos by Sophisticated floral

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This floral crown features red piano garden roses, eryngium, plumosa fern, willow and seeded eucalyptus, blackberries, pink spray roses and hypericum. Photo by Sophisitcated Foral

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