Flowers by Design

Specializing in natural handtied bouquets

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Coach Jim and Tammy's wedding

Posted on February 21, 2015 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (14)

I just meet a wonderful engaged couple who are both soccer reminded me of the wedding I did for coach Jim of the Timbers and his bride Tammy.  Actually there are many weddings I forgot to blog about , but I will start with this one since soccer is on my mind.  The theme flower was to be the sunflower because of a Timbers senimential reason but Tammy wanted it to look classy and loved lilies herself.   Here is her bouquet since I usually start with the bridal bo...

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Urban Garden for 2014 floral trends

Posted on January 3, 2014 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Happy New Year 2014!   Have you seen the new Floral Trends by IFD for 2014?  I have and it seems like the same basic styles from 2013 will continue.  Take the one called Confetti, it is all the bright and bold look of last years Garden Club look but I find it's not as encompassing as the the bright color palette of the Garden Club floral trend of 2013. So I just combine both and call the whole thing  "Urban Garden". With the continued trend of &#...

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Mermaid Bride

Posted on July 16, 2013 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

  You knew they existed right?  We were inspired by mermaids and what one might wear for her wedding day.  We think we captured a raw and wild under the sea look...

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When flowers speak...

Posted on June 9, 2013 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

"Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful. They are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul."
--Luther Burbank

I know that beauty heals the soul. Any beauty, a glorious sunset, painting, music or dance, a perfect moment in time when the world is as it should be. Beauty is a taste of the eternal, the longing for heaven. Flowers, are a gift of beauty from God to us and a way to show love to someone when words a...

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The New Victorian trend in bridal bouquets

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (0)

New Victorian Bouquets

My collection of bouquets that would work well for, "The New Victorian" trend.   This trend is all about edgy mixes of old and new and,  "bringing opposites together – masculine paired with feminine; Victorian paired with industrial; ...

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The new 2013 bridal bouquet trends...inspiring connection

Posted on May 13, 2013 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

The day after Mothers Day, on the heals of Prom's a day to wonder if my cut fingers, sore body and sleepless week was worth it?  Yes,

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All herbal Bridal bouquet and headpiece

Posted on May 17, 2012 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

These pictures are amazing! 

I couldn't be more pleased with how well it turned out working with my own daughter who visits every summer.    The model and artist is Abby Kern.  

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June wedding featured in INSIDE WEDDINGS magizine

Posted on June 25, 2011 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)


Isn't she having a blast! Gorgous bride and an artist.  A wedding I helped design last June was featured in the" Inside Wedding...

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New Bouquet and Big Hair?

Posted on February 25, 2011 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Guess who came to visit Portland and help us out designing flowers for the shop?   Miss Abigail BIG HAIR.  Can you tell  her hair has to be the biggest hair in Portland.   She has a great eye and we must design a flower wig together one day!    I h...

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Wedding and farewell brunch

Posted on June 29, 2010 at 11:03 AM Comments comments (0)

I also designed the before and after centerpieces for the same wedding.  For the welcome dinner the bride choose Rachel Ray Jello vases in green.  

The groom liked the price. Not many guys like to spend on the flowers. 

But I think this one brought a smile..

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Girls like Pink!

Posted on June 29, 2010 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (1)

Did a new wedding guess in what color?  Yes, Pink.  In fact 1,400 pink carnations of pure pink.  Here are a few pictures.  I was just one of the florists hired for this wedding,  

Pink carnation curtain hung in front of the dinner reception tent

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A little pink on pink wedding

Posted on April 24, 2010 at 2:29 PM Comments comments (0)

Just found these pictures from last summer, I'd never published.  Guess I was waiting for the professional ones..story of my floral life,  None-the-less, here's a little wedding done at a vineyard on a farm.     

Getting ready to pack-it.

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Small weddings are sweet

Posted on November 9, 2009 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

 Pictures from the new Mrs Wise!


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DIY Brides

Posted on September 5, 2009 at 9:48 PM Comments comments (0)

The "Do it Yourself Bride" is a growing trend in today's economy. I have had several brides who only needed a bridal bouquet and the pin-on flowers from a real florist.  The rest, they did themselves or had family pitch in.  It's always an honor to help no matter how small!


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Great rentals from Flowers by Design

Posted on August 5, 2009 at 12:41 PM Comments comments (0)

Here are some of our most popular rental items. As you can see renting is a lot more affordable as most of the money can be usedfor  the flowers not vases you don't want !  Just call for prices,, as it is less the larger the wedding package deal is.


24 inch tall cylinder or cubed vases for Alter or featur...

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