How to Arrange Flowers for a Wedding…

Floral arrangements in Portland Oregon

GHID Designer, Lisa and her new husband Eric

Congratulations to the newlyweds!

A few weeks back we mentioned that one of our GHID designers, Lisa Lester (formally Luchaco) was getting hitched…well it happened folks – and was it ever a beautiful wedding!

Wedding dress fashion 2012 in Portland Oregon

The beautiful bride

Check out a few memorable moments…

Floral arrangements for a wedding

The Lesters

We also mentioned that Garrison was gifting the couple by arranging all the florals for the festive affair. Here are a few pics and tips…

Wedding Floral Arrangements:

First it’s off to the flower market – there are so many options, so going to the market with a solid concept in mind is an absolute must. Lisa and Garrison had met a few times prior to discuss her vision, and had opted for flowers that were in season. Selecting florals that are in season not only helps with the cost, but the availability of the flowers as well – making them more accessible to the public.

Wedding floral arrangments 2012

Flower market aftermath

Because the wedding venue was about 45 minutes outside of Portland, Garrison and his floral assistant for the day (our Alison Van Delden) opted to find a place close to the venue to arrange the florals. A special thanks to our wonderful clients, Charlotte and Jon Ellis for opening up their home for the day.

Arranging floral centerpieces

Let the arranging begin

Once the florals were complete – it was time to load up and head to the venue…

Summer wedding arrangements

All loaded up and headed to the venue

And Voila! Check out the beauties!

Bridal bouquets and boutonniere

A few of the finished products

Wedding centerpiece

One of the beautiful centerpieces

Tips on How to Arrange Flowers:

So how does Garrison do it? Check out a few tips via ModCloth


wedding flowers

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Wedding Boutonniere

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how to make a wedding bouquet

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Cheers to the happy couple!

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