Lush Life: The Biggest Decor Trend of 2016

The year’s biggest decor trend is grandiose indeed, with awe-inspiring floral showpieces adorning reception spaces across town and country.
From: Fall/Winter 2016 edition

Juxtaposing earthy woods, vintage elements and industrial metals, these luscious ideas—all from real celebrations and local wedding showcases—are resplendent with hanging greenery and an overgrown, organic aesthetic truly fit for the Emerald City.

FLOWER SHOWER (above)

Madeline Neal-Bakewell and Ryan Cavalcante

Florals: Hanging installations and all florals by Flora Nova Design; Rentals: Tables, chairs, linens and tent all from Pacific Party Canopies; Photography: Brandon Patoc Photography; Venue: Guemes Island Resort on Guemes Island in the San Juans

SUSPENDED IN TIME 

Sarah Arpin and Ian Pisarcik

Decor: Six-foot-wide chandelier handmade by the bride and her family from grapevines and greenery; Rentals: Tent and lighting from Event Rents; Photography: Ali Walker Photography; Venue: the bride’s family home in Spokane

ELEVATED STYLE

 

Christine Meyers and Mark Zanzig

Wedding planner: Merry Beth Turpin, Aisle of View; Florals: Centerpieces and all other florals by Flora Nova Design; Rentals: Table linens, napkins, purple goblets, gold flatware and chairs from CORT Party Rental; gold chargers, white square plates, wine and Champagne glassware from Pedersens Rentals; hand-blown candleholders from Glassybaby; Photography: Alante Photography; Venue: Seattle Aquarium on the waterfront

ALTAR CALL

Kaitlyn McCleskey and Peter Overman

Florals: Altar crafted from Northwest native greenery by McKenzie Powell Floral & Event Design; Photography: Kristen Marie Parker; Venue: Fireseed Catering on Whidbey Island

MODERN GEOMETRY

 

On display at Weddings in Woodinville wedding show

Wedding planner: Event Success; Florals: Aria Style; Decor and rentals: Aria Style; linens from Choice Linens; Photography: Amelia Soper Photography; Venue: JM Cellars in Woodinville

LIGHT THE WAY

 

Emelie East and Dominik Musafia

Wedding planner: Perfectly Posh Events; Florals: Hanging greenery installation crafted by Butter & Bloom; Decor: Vintage glass orbs and grates (from which installation is hung) from Vintage Ambiance; Photography: Barbie Hull Photography; Venue: ceremony at Beecher’s Loft, followed by an AXIS Pioneer Square reception

NATURAL CONNECTION

 

Riley Watts and Justin Robbins

Florals: Centerpieces and hanging curly willow installation by Valley Nursery; Decor: Tablescapes and all other decor designed by Two Friends Weddings; Photography: Saskia Potter Photography; Venue: the bride’s family nursery, Valley Nursery, in Poulsbo

COPPER IMPRESS

 

On display at Weddings in Woodinville wedding show

Wedding planner: Simply by Tamara Nicole; Florals: Succulent and greenery garland by From the Ground Up; Rentals: Table from Seattle Farm Tables; chairs from Pedersens Rentals; all other rentals from Grand Event Rentals; Lighting: Edison lights from GreenLight Events; Photography: Blue Rose Photography; Venue: Hollywood Schoolhouse in Woodinville