Romantic Blush and White Spring Flowers at Canlis

From my very first interaction with Daniella, I knew that I would love working with her. She exuded grace and warmth, and had impeccable taste.

Daniella hired us for floral design as well as event design and styling for her intimate wedding at Canlis in Seattle. For her event design, Daniella and I spent many hours and meetings conceptualizing the overall look and feel that she wanted her wedding to reflect. We discussed every detail, from linens to chairs, candles to vases, ceremony setup to bouquet ribbon. We love being involved in the full wedding design from the beginning so that we can make sure every visual element tells the story our couples want to tell. More on the design details we chose below, but first flowers.

Daniella wanted a petite bridal bouquet to match her small frame in a color palette of dusty blush and white, with true green foliage. We used the most beautiful spring flowers to bring her vision to life. For focal blooms, we used white peonies, Alabaster garden roses, O’Hara blush garden roses, Quicksand blush roses, and white ranunculus. We added delicate, textural lily of the valley and the lemony-scented eriostemon to break up the big blooms, and a few early sweet peas.

Daniella wore a sleek Sarah Seven gown from The Dress Theory.

Daniella and Trip did their first look at Parsons Gardens in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle. The stately trees framed them beautifully for their portraits. In classic Seattle fashion, they also took wedding portraits at Pike Place Market and at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Seattle, where they stayed before and after their wedding.

We set up an intimate ceremony at Canlis. We built, flowered, and hung a greenery and floral chandelier. They stood under this circular symbol of unity as they said their vows to each other. Behind them, we placed three asymmetric arrangements on metal stands and hurricane candles. For the entrance to the aisle, we “grew” vines up the chairs closest to the aisle.

For the dinner table, Daniella and Trip used the tables and chairs provided by Canlis. To soften the simple white table linen, we laid a thin layer of white cheesecloth. This provided texture and interest without being distracting. We then layered a hand-dyed dusty blush runner down the middle of the table and placed arrangements in earthenware vases. We varied the size of the arrangements to create visual interest. We placed a mix of rose gold votive candles and white pillar candles on earthenware dishes down the table to add warmth. Each guest sat down to a printed menu and sprig of eriostemon at their place setting. All of these details together created a cohesive tablescape that reflected Daniella and Trip and welcomed their guests to dine in celebration of their wedding.

Daniella and Trip escaped into the evening through a tunnel of sparkers into a vintage Rolls-Royce.

Thank you Daniella and Trip for allowing me to design and flower for your intimate wedding at Canlis. It was so wonderful getting to know you through the process, and I look forward to your friendship for years to come!

See more spring weddings with floral design by Gather Design Company.


Photography: Julianna J Photography | Venue: Canlis Restaurant | Videography: Ridgewood Films | Beauty: Bridal Beauty Agency | Cake: New Renaissance Cakes | Music: Hudson Moore | Vintage Car: British Motor Coach