Carol and Dan’s wedding, on a bright, sunny day in June 2017, was really out of this world. I loved their wedding so much. They are both artists and brought that creative sensibility to their special day. They brought such meaning to every detail – every part of their wedding was a reflection of who and what they love and care about. The details ran the gamut such as their collection of vintage salt and pepper shakers on the reception tables, and Dan singing Carol a song during the ceremony to Carol requesting dahlias in her bouquet as a nod to her father who is a dahlia lover and grower and finally to including loved ones no longer here when Carol had me add in a picture charm of her mother in her bouquet and on her father’s dahlia boutonniere. It brought a lot of tears and emotion when I delivered the flowers to the family. Carol also loves color especially orange,purple and blue so no blush or neutral colors for her flowers. Instead of a pop of color it was a POW of color and it was the perfect palette to go along with one of the hottest days of the year in June – in the 90s. And Carol loves gardenias so Carol had gardenias along with dahlias, hydrangea, thistle, roses and complementary greenery in her bouquet.

Their wedding sort of launched Flori officially too. We have a mutual friend and she recommended me as the florist. I have been doing event flowers off and on for years throughout different careers in tech marketing and teaching for friends and family. I thought why not make it official? So I have my friend Julie and now Carol and Dan to thank for helping Flori to fly as one of my first official Flori weddings. Don’t you love the card that Carol and Dan designed? It was their thank you card and I love it. Photography: Lee Tenneboe Flowers: Flori Venue: Private home in Woodinville Wine Country Officiant: Dr. B Card Design: Carol Noteboom and Dan Atchatz