Monday, March 9, 2009

Central Oregon Wedding Showcase

What a fabulous time we had at the wedding showcase at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond!

If you didn't get to attend in person, you can see a video here.

For our booth we decided to focus on bridal bouquets, with an inspiration board for each. We had SO many ideas, but only room for 10 bouquets, so here's what we chose to showcase!

Vibrant yellow was forecast last year as a hot color for 2009 weddings. That proved true in our booth, where our yellow bouquets were a huge hit. The hot pink and yellow bouquet features yellow tulips and lilies accented with hot pink gloriosa lilies. The handle is a hot pink sisal cone.

The other yellow bouquet is made up of gorgeous yellow mini callas and lime sherbet cymbidium orchid blooms over a base of yellow carnations. A fun lime eyelash ribbon trims the yellow satin handle wrap.

Another trend continuing from last year is bling. We love the sparkle! This all white ultra-glam bouquet features roses, dendrobium orchids and stephanotis with sparkling rhinestone accents. More dendrobium blooms are strung into a garland that drips off the sides of the bouquet, ending in a crystal drop. The silver angelhair handle is finished by a pair of crystal rose brooches for the ultimate vintage glam.

The bling continues with our black and white calla lily bouquet. Always a favorite, this collection of calla lilies is wrapped in black satin and finished with a square rhinestone buckle. More rhinestones sparkle on the callas themselves. So chic!

This year grey starts to challenge chocolate as the new neutral favorite. This bouquet of lavender "Cool Water" roses is accented with silvery grey berzillia balls... yes, they are really a fresh product! The silver is carried through to the lamb's ear and handmade silver wire leaves that surround the bouquet. While on-trend and fashion forward, this bouquet still echoes romance.

Pink, orange and lime green continues to be a popular combination. The contrasting colors really pop when they play off each other. This juicy combination of ranunculus, "Voodoo" roses, nerine lilies and "Midori" antherium caught many admiring glances at the showcase.

Another dramatic, vibrant color combination is showcased in this bouquet of composite roses. Burgundy, red, orange and yellow roses are deconstructed and reconstructed into fantasy roses. Handmade copper wire ribbons swirl through and around this bouquet, which is based with a cloud of copper wire.

Natural, organic feeling bouquets are always Central Oregon favorites. This beautiful, textural bouquet features echiveria succulents, ranunculus, hydrangea and leucodendron. The bouquet is built on a willow armature and is accented with tiny pods, cones and bits of mosses. Fern curls add interest while aralia leaves form the base. Perfect for the green girl!

Cascade bouquets have been making a comeback in the last few years. Our take on the "new" cascade is this long, flowing bouquet of orchids. Phalaenopsis orchids combine with dendrobium orchids to form the base of this bouquet, which is extended with steelgrass woven and threaded with stephanotis blooms. Wire accented with crystals threads through the bouquet and sparkles along with the crystals in the stephanotis blooms.

The last bouquet was truly awe-inspiring. A rich combination of "Opium" and "Black Bacarra" roses with black mini calla lilies was accented with deep red rhinestones and black feathers. The handle was formed using red-dyed pheasant feathers. Ooh la la!

Finally, the centerpiece of our display was a calla lily tower topped by a luscious sphere of roses. The tower was finished with a "belt" of black satin with a large square rhinestone buckle. This 3 foot tall design was a showstopper, with lots of "How did you DO that?" comments. So much fun!

Remember, if you want to see more of our wedding work, you can always stop by our website and browse through our portfolio. Enjoy!

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