Flowers: See Harmony

From bouquets to boutonnières, four local florists weave a graceful theme through wedding-day flowers



by Kate caplis  

photographs by danielle leavell



hand in hand

By adding stems of sculptural oncidium orchids to a mix of vibrant green viburnum and orange, red, and gold ranunculus—with orchids, roses, and miniature calla lillies used throughout—Christiane Zweifler of Flora Nova Design created a centerpiece that reaches out to the coordinating bridal bouquet.  206-353-2904;


pin your hopes

Miniature pinecones, dried fan mushrooms, deer ferns, mosses, and green roses contribute to the earthy appeal of this centerpiece by John Gardner of Aria Style. Although the accompanying boutonnières have been duly streamlined with green variegated flax and hand-wired accents, they exhibit a similarly wild-at-heart character.  206-352-5778;




musical chairs

Kendra Yaple at Loves Me Flowers used sandy peach ‘Quicksand’ roses and soft pink ‘Parrot’ tulips with white hydrangeas, ivory ‘Avalanche’ roses, and plump, round ranunculus to sculpt the soft, spherical chair ornament that complements an oval table arrangement made up of the same blooms.  206-229-2446;


taking shape 

Designed by Sheri Miller of Esprit de Fleur, these small, architectural nosegays—placed near the guestbook and around the entryway—anticipate the dark, lovely, and dramatic arrangements of orchids, fern curls, calla lilies, carnations, and ‘Black Magic’ roses that await guests at their tables.  206-533-9277;