An Elegant Seattle Wedding on the Water with Colorful, Lush and Organic Floral Design
D + A had a beautiful and elegant wedding on the MV Skansonia, filled with the best of July's flowers: dahlias, roses, honeysuckle, phlox, and many, many beautiful little apricots and crabapples that we set between centerpieces on their long dining tables to create a tablescape rich in the abundance of summer in the Pacific Northwest. They wanted a clean, crisp palette integrating white, peach, a pop of bright orange, and teal, and wanted to highlight the beauty of summer in the PNW. Florals included all of these tones other than teal, which was represented in the bridesmaid dresses as well as the lush, velvet linens. Their original date was set for July 2020, but due to Covid they bumped the date by about a year, and got married in late July 2021. It was the height of summer in Seattle, and the summer season really shone through through the colors and abundant summer flowers!
Some favorite aspects of this wedding were the gorgeous chuppah, which was a project on which we collaborated with the wind that was blowing on the ship that day to decide what looked best for the overall shape of the design; the gorgeous sweetheart table design featuring flowers and vines swirling both in front and on top of the table; the lush bridal and bridesmaid bouquets featuring gorgeous garden roses, dahlias and maidenhair fern to add a delicate, PNW touch. Congrats to D and A, and thank you for trusting our team to design your wedding flowers!
Thank you to the wonderful vendor team that came together to create such a special day for A & D:
Flowers and Event Design: Botanique
Photography: Anna Peters
Venue & Catering: MV Skansonia
Invitation and Paper Goods: Stephanie Clarke
DJ: Otto Olson
About the Designer:
Botanique is a full-service floral and event design company based in Seattle, WA. Led by Creative Director Kelly Sullivan, we design wedding flowers and events with an organic, effortless, seasonal, elegant, and modern aesthetic for couples getting married in Washington state and beyond, including the greater Seattle area, Tacoma, Lakewood, Bellevue, Kirkland, the San Juan Islands, the Eastside, and Eastern Washington. In addition, we offer group floral classes and workshops in our Seattle studio focused on sustainable floral design techniques, as well as private, one-on-one floral design lessons. We also maintain a large cutting garden that acts as a muse for our design work, and offer classes to teach you how to grow your own flowers and start your own cutting garden. To learn more about working with Botanique for your wedding or event, please inquire on our contact form. To sign up to be notified of upcoming workshops and learning opportunities, please sign up for our workshops mailing list.