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Entries in Flora Nova Flower Design (2)


Daily Shot of Inspiration || Sunday, June 27th || The Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle, WA

I love this shot taken by my assistant at The Four Seasons Hotel ... the flowers that Flora Nova used to decorate the tiers were gorgeous! 


Nicole + Anthony = Playful

We've been so busy with the fashion shoot in Italy and our upcoming weddings that I've gotten out of the habit of sharing an extended collection of images from a single event.  When I saw Nicole and Anthony's photographs I knew I had to share lots of them!  They had so many fun details and personalized touches that made the wedding unforgettable, and they had us laughing all day long.  From Nicole's Jimmy Choo's to Anthony's monogrammed baseball cap, no detail was overlooked.  I hope these images inspire you as much as they inspired us! 

Nicole was a simply gorgeous bride - the perfect blend between casual style and unabashed glamour.  She is every bit as sweet as her smile implies.

Anthony's friends know that you will rarely catch him without a baseball cap, and I loved the fact that he embraced his casual side by donning a custom-printed cap.  I was a little slow to figure out that the 'A' stood for 'Anthony', but I figured it out when I realized the groomsmen had hats with the initial 'P' for 'Paul' (Anthony's last name) on the front.  So clever!

Loved the Hummer from Blackstone Limousine - no better way to get around town with panache! 

Can you tell that these two laugh together often? 

Anthony calls his grandmother the 'gem of the family', and I love this image of her with her granddaughters - she looks radiant, and she has a unique aura of strength and joy that I feel this image truly captures.

As soon as Nicole walked down the aisle the room was filled with damp eyes.  After thirteen years together, this was such a beautiful beginning to their marriage.

Their guests showered them with rose petals as Nicole and Anthony walked up the aisle for the first time as husband-and-wife. 

Every time I turned around, the guys were jumping up on something ... after a time or two, we turned each new banister into a photo op.  (No worries - they all got down safe and sound.)

The girls weren't about to be outdone by the boys - it didn't take long for them to regain the spotlight with a little 'boquet toast'!

These are a few of my favorite shots from our whirlwind tour of downtown Seattle... 

Christiane from Flora Nova rocked the floral design.  I adored how the colors looked whimsical, and were coupled delicately with gold accents to add sophistication and elegance.   The theme was Hollywood-glam, and they even created a red-carpet photobooth for guests as they arrived. 

Merry Beth from Aisle of View did an amazing job of orchestrating all the little details, from the ultra-chic after-hours lounge to the 'Bride' and 'Groom' signs decorating the dinner chairs.   Thanks to Merry Beth, Gerald from the Four Seasons Hotel, and DJ extraordinaire Austin Beaver, the evening was a celebration beginning to end!


I loved the ice-bar - Steve Cox from Creative Ice always does an amazing job of personalizing his sculptures.  So cool, no pun intended!   



This is one of my favorite images of the day because it so perfectly summarizes Nicole and Anthony's relationship - playful, yet romantic in an icing-on-the-nose sort of way.  In case you are wondering, Anthony managed to restrain himself from covering Nicole in frosting.  :) 

Nicole got this super-cute reception dress from none other than Kim Kardashian, a fellow LA girl.  She looked amazing, and it fit the 'Red Carpet' theme perfectly.

Congratulations, Nicole and Anthony!  Thank you for inviting us to share your special day, and we look forward to sharing many more photographs with you soon!   

The Supporting Cast:

Location: The Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle, Washington 
Wedding  Coordinator: Merry Beth Turpin, Aisle of View 
Florist: Christiane Zweifler, Flora Nova Design  
DJ: Austin Beaver, The Austin Beaver Experience
Cake: The Four Seasons Hotel 
Linens: Rented Elegance
Videography: Cory Bogle, Bogle Productions
Umbrella Rental: Bella Umbrella