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Masterpiece Theater: Bouquets and Centerpiece Arrangements for Autumn Weddings

Darien Parish Ali Brownrigg

(above) Bring the outside in with this riotous centerpiece from Maxine’s Floral and Gift, which includes neoregelia bromeliad, striped orange vriesea, plum ranunculus, hellebore, pink and pincushion protea, beehive ginger, boronia, clarkia, phalaenopsis orchids, lipstick roses and spindly, dramatic contorted larch, $275

(above) Floral and event designer Stacy Anderson’s gorgeous bouquet is filled with vibrant pink boronia, pops of white peonies and spray roses, yellow and orange ranunculus, hanging magenta amaranthus, accented by chocolate cosmos, seeded eucalyptus, waxflower, rice flower, snow on the mountain and a few foraged greens, $260

(above) Jean Louise Paquin Allen of Ballard’s Juniper Flowers used colorful kumquats, kangaroo paw and exotic lotus pods for a fresh approach to a classic bouquet, surrounding it with flax leaves, pincushion protea and coleus foliage, and wrapping it all in a muslin ribbon, $165

(above) Emily Ellen Anderson, owner of Edmond’s Lola Event Floral & Design, created a striking fall arrangement in a modern concrete vase starring the lowly, underappreciated carnation, a bloom that shines when paired with sustainably grown flowers and foliage from the west coast such as ranunculus, eucalyptus, dogwood, begonia, chocolate cosmos, hellebore, moss, camellia and ivy. $104. Wallpaper courtesy of Farrow & Ball

(above) Dark and stormy: two boutonnieres by Maxine’s Floral and Gift, with hellebore, ferns and velvetleaf, and spider orchid, plum ranunculus and galax leaf, $20 each

(above) Tacoma’s Blitz & Co. Florist combined pink ice protea, hot pink peonies, lavender phalaenopsis orchids, fritillaria, ti leaves, miniature purple calla lilies, braided lily grass, flax and white star of Bethlehem into a breathtaking cascading bouquet, $345. 

(above)  Fleurt, at West Seattle’s Alaska Junction, uses West Coast blooms for this bouquet, which includes poppies, poppy pods, sweet peas, ranunculus, anemones, peonies, gooseneck (lysimachia), dianthus, rice flower, hellebore, stock, hypericum berries, delphinium, tulip, spirea and foxtail asparagus, maidenhair, leather and emerald feather ferns surrounding a dramatic, oversize Tillandsia xerographica air plant, $250

(above) Oversize calla lilies and dupioni silk ribbon from Capitol Hill’s Fleurish make for a simple but spectacular bouquet or even a centerpiece for a long, narrow table. Prices start at $100


(above) SoDo-based Aria Style’s breathtaking bouquet brings drama with its sheer size, and in shades of burgundy, magenta, green and cream hues. It contains ornamental kale, quicksand roses, kangaroo paw, hellebore, poppy pods, protea balls, parrot tulips, hanging amaranthus, miniature calla lilies, agonis foliage and begonia leaves, $325

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