Monday, November 19, 2012

Marisha & Andrew

Watching the rain POUR down outside, it is hard to remember that sunny days do, indeed, exist in this city! That the clematis, gentian, garden roses, amaranthus, dahlias, acidanthera, quince and raspberry branches in the floral designs from Marisha and Andrew's wedding did, in fact, come from the rainy Northwest. Not that anyone from Seattle needs this reminder, but if you are planning an outdoor wedding in Seattle, best to do it between mid-July and mid-September, which (bonus for those who like local) also happens to be when an abundance of incredible locally-grown flowers are available.

Marisha and Andrew were married on one such beautiful day in late August. Following their ceremony at Saint Edwards Park, they led their guests on a bike-ride to Marisha's parents house, where the reception was held (now that's pretty fun, don't you think?). The day was captured beautifully by Eliza Truitt Photography- other than the above photo, all these gorgeous images are her amazing work!
Cutest. Flower. Girl. Ever. With a little bouquet that matched Marisha's.
Marisha and Andrew's pooch Pixie sported a 'Golden Celebration' garden rose on her collar.
But of course Marisha and Andrew stole the show....
While all this gorgeousness was going on at the park, Teka and I headed off to the house to get things ready for the reception. We set up thirty-something little arrangements in teal canning jars that had belonged to Marisha's grandmother.
And one of my favorite pieces from the whole summer, a big, silver urn filled with fruiting branches, garden roses, clematis, baptisia foliage and more..... every single stem in this arrangement was grown locally- pretty rad, don't you think?!?!
And then there was the apple tree, dressed up with ribbon where guests could attach good wishes and notes for the bride and groom...
And two more shots that have nothing to do with flowers, but are just so beautiful that I had to include them here. Did I mention how talented Eliza Truitt is???
A huge congratulations to you Marisha and Andrew! You are just gorgeous together in every way. It was an absolute honor to be part of your wedding day.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Love Is Love

Last week, Washington voters passed Referendum 74- a bill that grants same-sex couples the right to legal marriage under Washington State law. It seems like this should have already been a right- the freedom to marry whoever you choose- but there it is: we live in a society where equality is something we walk towards slowly, one step at a time.

But enough lament; this calls for some major celebration! To mark this momentous occasion, BOTANIQUE IS GIVING AWAY $1,000 OF WEDDING FLORAL DESIGN SERVICES to one lucky couple! We are calling it the "Love Is Love Sweepstakes," and entry is open to ANY couple getting married in 2013 in the greater Seattle area. For more details and to enter, visit the following link on our website:

Entries must be received by 5pm on Friday, December 7th, and the winner will be notified on Monday, December 10th. Good luck, and happy wedding planning!