The Botanical Bride: Garden Inspiration from the Pacific Northwest
Bella Luna Farms is the epitome of Pacific Northwest beauty and every botany lover’s dream come true. The unique European-inspired Grape House is perfectly tucked away for an intimate reception, nestled in the centre of twelve acres of landscaped gardens. It was these lush and textured surroundings that inspired the styled shoot teams design.
To marry with the beauty of the farm, they chose a palette of shades of green, lavender, blush, and plum, which they wove throughout the design. The stunning lavender Koko Loko Rose, a favourite garden rose of many floral designers, set the tone of the bouquet and centrepieces. Sweetpeas, clematis, and blush and cream garden roses were the perfect accompaniment. Hand-dyed silk ribbons flowed from the lush bridal bouquet.
The model bride, Dani, wore a wedding gown from MeaMarie Bridal Atelier, and we love how the little butterflies on the skirt look like the perfect match for this garden-inspired styled wedding. The stationery was created with a garden-inspired design in a dark emerald green colour for the print on ivory paper for the wedding invitations and menus. The botanical theme was carried out through the invitations, and even the inside of the envelopes were embellished with a green floral pattern. Delicate wreaths with guest names were created as the place cards.
Snohomish Rental Company provided the lovely assortment of place settings, which enhanced the botanical-inspired plates. The lush floral centrepieces and candles were set on a hand-dyed table runner. The grapevines growing overhead framed the table perfectly. The hand-lettered beautiful, one-of-a-kind signage added an extra feminine and romantic look. The calligraphy sign at the entry table reads: If I had a flower for every time I thought of you I could walk in my garden forever.
A delicious dessert table was set with a coconut-covered cake, mint macaroons, fresh plums and blueberries, and a beautiful selection of cookies. As a finishing flourish, there were decorated cookies with handpainted lavender sprigs.
Photographer: B. Jones Photography // Venue: Bella Luna Farms // Hair Stylist: Posh Styling // Favours & Gifts: Flour Dusted Countertops // Floral Designer: MeaMarie Bridal Atelier & Bella Fiori // Equipment Rentals: Snohomish Rental Company // Invitation Designer: Idea Chic