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

Behind the Scenes with a Florist, Foraged Floral

I traveled to a farm in Wisconsin to do some head shots about 1.5 years ago with my good friend, and photographer - Kate Weinstein, and this is the outcome. A little snow (it was 14 degrees!), lots of laughter, and even a bouquet tutorial feature on Style Me Pretty. It was a super fun day playing around with flowers!

These photos are some of my favorites. I've never been happy with any photo taken of myself, until these! Kate really knocked it out of the park and made my awkwardness into something I will cherish forever. I felt like I was a total spaz the entire shoot, too! I don't know how you did it, Kate.

Thanks to SMP for the feature and to Kate for dealing with the cold with me on this crazy cold November day!

Photography: Kate Weinstein Photo // Flowers: Foraged Floral // Venue: Farm // Ribbons: Frou Frou Chic // Hair and Makeup: Dana Welch // Farm table: Relics Vintage

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