My last wedding of 2022 was at Novelty-Hill Januik winery in Woodinville. Working at venues that are a hop and a skip away from my studio always bring an extra ease to the wedding day, and Sarah and Nick were one of my most easy-going, appreciative, and joyful couples. Plus, their florals were drop. dead. gorgeous. After a season of flower shortages, soaring flower prices, and a rose thorn stuck in my finger that took me to urgent care (where I learned that handling roses poses the risk of contracting an infection commonly referred to as “Rose Pickers Disease” that can lead to (although it’s rare) death), I was so grateful to end my wedding season with such a beautiful event and such a wonderful couple.
Sarah and Nick had been friends for over 22 years and were dating over 5 years when they got engaged. They wanted their wedding to be casual and intimate, with a warm fall color palette of pink, blush, peach, and orange and a hint of dried elements. They also loved greenery and were drawn to loose designs with natural movement. The selection of flowers in mid-September here in Washington is amazing – and dahlias galore! The combination of warm neutrals with warm fall colors that we chose for Sarah and Nick has become one of my favorite floral palettes. I always ask my husband if we can have another wedding, because our day was so much fun. I would do Sarah and Nick’s flowers over again in a heartbeat, because they brought me so much joy.
Grateful, also, to have worked with such an amazing vendor team, including Krista and the lovely ladies of Prive Events and Brian of Lightsmiths Seattle. Darryl Ann and Joe of Salt & Pine Photo captured Sarah and Nick’s wedding beautifully and one of their images of Sarah’s bouquet has become a favorite bouquet photo of mine. Darryl Ann and Joe are not only crazy talented, but they are so easy-going, lovely people. A post 2022 wedding season video coffee date with them was like a ray of sunshine.
Sarah and Nick, thank you for being so genuine, warm, and just plain marvelous. Sending you all the love for a long, happy life together.