Foraged Floral - Portland, Oregon Wedding Florist, Up Close and Behind the Scenes

Happy New Year everyone!

I hope you all had an excellent holiday and are welcoming 2017 with warm, open arms. It's quite frigid here today, so as much as I wish I was outside designing, there is just no way!

This session happened at the end of 2015 when we had just moved to Portland. Sarah, of Sarah Carpenter Photography, had reached out to say that she was visiting Portland (she had also just moved, but to Seattle from Texas) and wanted to do a little creating. Since I had literally just moved across the country a few days before, my flower options were pretty limited. I decided to use what we had growing in our yard and did a little neighborhood foraging as well.

My husband put together this table with some scrap wood that we had traveled from Chicago with and there you have it! A last minute session that turned out to be quite amazing, if you ask me. Even our cute little pup Marcy joined in on the fun. :)

DIY foraged floral wedding bouquet in Portland, Oregon by Foraged Floral using dahlias, roses and mixed greenery in pink, peach, and purple flowers
DIY foraged floral wedding bouquet in Portland, Oregon by Foraged Floral using dahlias, roses and mixed greenery in pink, peach, and purple flowers
DIY foraged floral wedding bouquet in Portland, Oregon by Foraged Floral using dahlias, roses and mixed greenery in pink, peach, and purple flowers
DIY foraged floral wedding bouquet in Portland, Oregon by Foraged Floral using dahlias, roses and mixed greenery in pink, peach, and purple flowers
DIY foraged floral wedding bouquet in Portland, Oregon by Foraged Floral using dahlias, roses and mixed greenery in pink, peach, and purple flowers
DIY foraged floral wedding bouquet in Portland, Oregon by Foraged Floral using dahlias, roses and mixed greenery in pink, peach, and purple flowers
DIY foraged floral wedding bouquet in Portland, Oregon by Foraged Floral using dahlias, roses and mixed greenery in pink, peach, and purple flowers
DIY foraged floral wedding bouquet in Portland, Oregon by Foraged Floral using dahlias, roses and mixed greenery in pink, peach, and purple flowers
DIY foraged floral wedding bouquet in Portland, Oregon by Foraged Floral using dahlias, roses and mixed greenery in pink, peach, and purple flowers
DIY foraged floral wedding bouquet in Portland, Oregon by Foraged Floral using dahlias, roses and mixed greenery in pink, peach, and purple flowers
DIY foraged floral wedding bouquet in Portland, Oregon by Foraged Floral using dahlias, roses and mixed greenery in pink, peach, and purple flowers
DIY foraged floral wedding bouquet in Portland, Oregon by Foraged Floral using dahlias, roses and mixed greenery in pink, peach, and purple flowers
DIY foraged floral wedding bouquet in Portland, Oregon by Foraged Floral using dahlias, roses and mixed greenery in pink, peach, and purple flowers
DIY foraged floral wedding bouquet in Portland, Oregon by Foraged Floral using dahlias, roses and mixed greenery in pink, peach, and purple flowers
DIY foraged floral wedding bouquet in Portland, Oregon by Foraged Floral using dahlias, roses and mixed greenery in pink, peach, and purple flowers
DIY foraged floral wedding bouquet in Portland, Oregon by Foraged Floral using dahlias, roses and mixed greenery in pink, peach, and purple flowers
DIY foraged floral wedding bouquet in Portland, Oregon by Foraged Floral using dahlias, roses and mixed greenery in pink, peach, and purple flowers
DIY foraged floral wedding bouquet in Portland, Oregon by Foraged Floral using dahlias, roses and mixed greenery in pink, peach, and purple flowers
DIY foraged floral wedding bouquet in Portland, Oregon by Foraged Floral using dahlias, roses and mixed greenery in pink, peach, and purple flowers
DIY foraged floral wedding bouquet in Portland, Oregon by Foraged Floral using dahlias, roses and mixed greenery in pink, peach, and purple flowers
DIY foraged floral wedding bouquet in Portland, Oregon by Foraged Floral using dahlias, roses and mixed greenery in pink, peach, and purple flowers
DIY foraged floral wedding bouquet in Portland, Oregon by Foraged Floral using dahlias, roses and mixed greenery in pink, peach, and purple flowers
DIY foraged floral wedding bouquet in Portland, Oregon by Foraged Floral using dahlias, roses and mixed greenery in pink, peach, and purple flowers
DIY foraged floral wedding bouquet in Portland, Oregon by Foraged Floral using dahlias, roses and mixed greenery in pink, peach, and purple flowers

Neutral and Organic Wedding Flower Inspiration at Chez Chicago

It's been quite some time since this editorial shoot took place (two years to the date, exactly!), so I thought it was about time to share a snippet of all of the beautiful photos I received. 

This shoot was quite the collaboration between all of the vendors listed below. It was a mix of Portland based vendors and Chicago based vendors, which was a lot of fun! We wanted a mix of city, what Chicago weddings are known for, and a mix of organic, which is what Portland is known for.

For me, lots of greenery and textures were in order. I used clematis, dahlias, garden roses, scabiosa and much more to achieve the garden style arrangements, with a hint of class.

We were also lucky enough to have this editorial shoot featured on Magnolia Rouge. Thank you to Kate, again, for the lovely feature!

Photography: Angela Shae Photography // Flowers: Foraged Floral // Tableware and Place Settings: Vintage Place Settings // Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Graceline Art // Table: Chicago Farm Tables // Venue: Chez // Cake: Lovely: A Bake Shop // Jewelry: Erin Gallagher Jewelry // Dress: Nearly Newlywed // Hair & Makeup: Nika Vaughan Bridal Artists

wedding centerpiece with peach, white and green flowers by Foraged Floral in Portland, Oregon
peach, white, and plum bridal bouquet by Foraged Floral in Portland, Oregon
chicago wedding portrait
modern calligraphy wedding invitation by Graceline Art
Bridal portrait in lace gown
white, peach and green bridal bouquet by Foraged Floral in Portland, Oregon
wedding table inspiration with florals by Foraged Floral in Portland, Oregon
peach and white flowers for wedding centerpiece by Foraged Floral, in Portland, Oregon
downtown chicago wedding portrait
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calligraphy wedding invitation by Graceline Art
peach, white, and green wedding bouquet by Foraged Floral in Portland, Oregon
ombre peach floral wedding cake
calligraphy wedding invitation by Graceline Art
peach and white natural and organic bridal bouquet by Foraged Floral in Portland, Oregon
peach and yellow wedding flowers in floral centerpiece by Foraged Floral in Portland, Oregon
peach, white and soft yellow flower centerpiece by Foraged Floral in Portland, Oregon
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wedding bouquet with peach, white and green flowers by Foraged Floral in Portland, Oregon
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fresh flower wedding centerpiece with peach and white flowers by Foraged Floral in Portland, Oregon
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wedding table place setting at Chez Chicago with  calligraphy menu

Simple and Natural Wedding Flowers in White and Green

I really enjoy collaborating with other creatives for editorial photo shoots. My favorite shoots take place outside, deep in the heart of nature, because I believe my florals look best among the lush green backdrop. My style of floral design is very earthy and organic, which seems to be complimented best with the great outdoors as its backdrop. :)

This shoot took place in a forest preserve, just outside of Chicago. We were inspired by all of the beautiful greenery and flowers that were popping up that time of year (Spring!). Simple, clean and understated florals made this shoot very unique. Sometimes a smaller bouquet, rather than a large, over sized one, makes all the difference. Peonies, dusty miller, scabiosa, garden roses and more were used in these designs.

I also created a rose and succulent bridal hairpiece, which still remains one of my favorite hair pieces of all time. I love how it curves against our models head for a natural look. It was a bit larger than most brides want, but you'd be surprised on the size of hairpieces. This one was fairly large, but really doesn't overpower our model's head at all. It was a true perfect fit for the look we were trying to achieve.

This editorial was also featured in Swooned Magazine, so make sure to check it out there!

Photography: Momoko Photography // Flowers: Foraged Floral // Gown: Lee-Lim Collective // Calligraphy: Rachel Jacobson // Hair & Makeup: Elena Denning // Rentals: Nimblewell // Model: Dominique Spindler // Location: Independance Grove Forest Preserve

green and white wedding flowers by Foraged Floral in Portland, OR
outdoor bridal portrait with flowers in her hair
wedding calligraphy menu in gold and white
white and green wedding flowers by Portland, OR florist- Foraged Floral
white and green wedding floral centerpiece by Foraged Floral in Portland, OR
fresh floral hairpiece for wedding
green and white bridal bouquet inspiration by Foraged Floral in Portland, Oregon
neutral colored wedding flowers for winter wedding by Foraged Floral in Portland, Oregon
green and white fresh floral wedding hairpiece by Foraged Floral in Portland, OR
white wedding flowers by Foraged Floral in Portland, Oregon
simple wedding floral centerpiece in white and green by Foraged Floral in Portland, OR
outdoor wedding with green and white bridal bouquet by Foraged Floral in Portland, Oregon
simple white wedding centerpiece ideas
green succulent and white rose fresh floral wedding hairpiece by Foraged Floral in Portland, Oregon
white and green floral wedding centerpiece
white wedding table decor inspiration
white and green wedding fresh floral hair accessory by Foraged Floral in Portland, OR
white and green bridal bouquet inspiration by Foraged Floral, Portland, Oregon
succulent wedding hairpiece with veil
white and green wedding bouquet by Foraged Floral in Portland, Oregon
spring wedding bouquet in white and green by Foraged Floral in Portland, Oregon