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Portland wedding florist Flowers by Alana has been published SEVEN times in 2020!

With the Covid-19 pandemic slowing down the number weddings this year, there were several months where most of my already booked wedding clients had to postpone their events to a later date. I’m a creative at heart and can not go too long without designing, so I was thrilled to collaborate with other wedding professionals and put on wedding inspired photoshoots, otherwise known as “styled shoots.” Styled shoots are a great opportunity for several reasons: they offer a way for wedding professionals to showcase their talent and build content for their portfolio and social media, they are great for networking and getting to know other wedding vendors, and they can serve as a way to be published by wedding magazines. Portland wedding florist Flowers by Alana was a part of several styled shoots this year and I’m thrilled to share that we were published SEVEN times!!!! Here’s a list of all seven publishings:

  1. The Oregonian: Ready to elope? Tiny Weddings on Wheels let couples get hitched anywhere

The first time we were published this year was in the Portland area newspaper, the Oregonian, who did an online feature of our Wedding on Wheels styled shoot. Wedding on Wheels is an elopement idea for adventurous couples who love to camp and love the outdoors and are looking for an all inclusive elopement package! The Wedding on Wheels customizable package comes with wedding flowers, photography, champagne, cake, and the rental of a teardrop camper trailer, all delivered to your site of choice in the Pacific Northwest! Flowers by Alana is thrilled to partner with Oregon Teardrop Rentals, the owner of the adorable teardrop camper trailers and who initially had the idea for the Wedding on Wheels Elopement packages. The shoot was beautifully captured by talented wedding photographer Crystal Genes Photography, Also featured in the shoot was Anna’s Bridal with a bridal gown by Rita Vinieris, a beautiful wedding cake by NW Confections, and bridal makeup artist Shelby Renee XOXO of Pins + Pines Artistry (who was also our gorgeous bride model with her beau Dylen.) Check out the Oregonian feature here.

Wedding on Wheels Styled Shoot, photo by Crystal Genes Photography

2. Tiny House Magazine: Elope with a Teardrop Trailer from Weddings on Wheels

The Wedding on Wheels elopement shoot was also featured online by Tiny House Magazine! Michelle Boyle of Oregon Teardrop Rentals also builds tiny homes and owns a tiny home vacation rental business called My Tiny House Village. We were thrilled when Tiny House Magazine wanted to do an online feature of our elopement styled shoot! Check out the feature here!

Photo by Crystal Genes Photography

3. Outdoorsy Magazine: another Wedding on Wheels feature!

Our Wedding on Wheels shoot got a lot of mileage as it was also featured online by Outdoorsy! As seen below, the Wedding on Wheels elopement package can include wedding flowers, champage, wedding cake, a teardrop camper trailer, and an onsite photographer, all delivered to your wedding site of choice! See the Outdoorsy feature here.

Photo by Crystal Genes Photography

4. Oregon Bride Magazine ~ Intimate Elopement at Trillium Lake (online feature)

In early October, Oregon Bride Magazine did an online feature of our Trillium Lake Elopement shoot, photographed by Rachel Brookstein Photography and coordinated by Krystle Clear Events. Other collaborative vendors included rentals by Power of Love Rentals, a small wedding cake by Sugarhouse Cake, boozy popsicles by Sloshy Pops, and a bridal gown by the wedding gown designer Willowby by Watters from the Portland bridal boutique Anna’s Bridal. Our models’ hair was done by Coreene Collins Hair, makeup Portland area makeup artist Megan Blake and florals by yours truly, Flowers by Alana! This photoshoot was also shot by photographer Marcela Pulido.

Photography by Rachel Brookstein, as featured in Oregon Bride Magazine

5. Wedventure Magazine ~ A Jewel-toned Vineyard Wedding at Eola Hills Legacy Estates

Wedventure Magazine published our jewel-toned vineyard styled shoot in their Fall online issue, featuring the photography by Emily Skye Photography. To see the feature, you can download the Wedventure Magazine app and download a copy of the Fall 2020 Issue 12. You can also purchase the wedding magazine on issuu.com for $1.99. This styled shoot took place at the Eola Hills Legacy Estate Vineyard, a winetasting room and vineyard wedding venue in Salem, Oregon, and was also photographed by Ashley Masters Photography and Alisha Hale Photography. Blue Bonsai Printing designed the wedding stationery, For the Love of Pete Rentals supplied the rentals, and Adorned in Grace Bridal and Formalwear supplied the bridal gown. The groom’s suit was from The Black Tux, and desserts were from Nothing Bundt Cakes in Clackamas, Oregon. Our stunning bride model was International Ms. Oregon 2020 Grace Roth and her partner Taylor. You can see a previous blog post on this jewel-toned vineyard styled shoot by Flowers by Alana here.

6. Oregon Bride Magazine ~ Trillium Lake Elopement is also featured in print in the current (Spring/Summer 2021) issue!

Oregon Bride Magazine decided to not only publish this shoot in the online feature mentioned above, but also IN PRINT!!! You can find the wedding magazine in most major grocery stores in Oregon or you can order a copy here. Here’s a previous blog post by Flowers by Alana with details of this gorgeous elopement styled shoot!

7. Oregon Bride Magazine (online feature) ~ Bohemian Styled Shoot at the Brent Family Farm

We’ve received a lot of love from Oregon Bride Magazine this year and we’re so grateful! Our most recent publishing is of a stunning boho-inspired wedding styled shoot Flowers by Alana designed florals for this fall at a farm and new wedding venue, the Brent Family Farm in Oregon City. The magazine feature includes photography from Emily Skye Photography, but the shoot was also photographed by Amy Coles Photography and Hannah of HVFitz Photos. Videography was captured by Michaela M Visuals and wedding planner Krystle Clear Events coordinated the shoot. Rentals were acquired by Power of Love Rentals as well as Events Etc NW, and Leslie’s Cakeroom created a stunning masterpiece of a cake suspended UPSIDE-DOWN with which she won first place in the contest Cake Champions!!! Other wedding vendors in the shoot included Blue Bonsai Printing with wedding stationery, wedding makeup and hair stylist Morgan Nichols, and florals from Flowers by Alana, of course! Our model was the absolutely stunning Ms. Washington 2020/2021 Amy Honeybee who wore a dress from Ania Bridal and her husband, our groom model wore a rust colored suit from Nordstrom. You can see the online feature by Oregon Bride Magazine here.

Photography by Emily Skye Photography, as featured in Oregon Bride Magazine

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Vineyard Chic Wedding in Classic White and Olive Green at Heisen House near Portland, Oregon.

If you look at Flowers by Alana’s wedding gallery and Instagram, its no secret that I love color. I love designing wedding flowers in bright, bold colors and various seasonal wedding palettes. However, classic white weddings will also always have my heart. There’s something so romantic and timeless about all white wedding flowers. When Denver and Zachary choose white and olive green as their wedding colors and hired Flowers by Alana, and I was honored and thrilled to be their wedding florist. And since a white wedding palette never goes out of season or style, it wasn’t difficult to make changes when the couple had to change their wedding date, like so many other couples planning weddings in 2020.

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I first met Denver and Zachary at a wedding open house at Heisen House Vineyards in the Spring of 2019, where I was asked to be a part of a wedding vendor team to design one of three staged wedding areas at the vineyard wedding venue. Denver and Zachary loved our staged area and they literally hired our entire team, made up of wedding coordinator Shannon Huffman of Periwinkle Events NW, sign artist Miranda Schweitzer of This Lettered House, wedding cake and dessert baker Michelle Barnes of Tres Belle Desserts, wedding florist extraordinaire Flowers by Alana (c’est moi!), and of course the beautiful winery and vineyard wedding venue Heisen House Vineyards.

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Heisen House Vineyards is located in Battle Ground, Washington, about a 40 minute drive from Downtown Portland. Its a beautiful scenic drive out in the country, not far from Battle Ground Lake State Park and near the East Fork Lewis River. I actually grew up not far from the venue, and driving that way brings back fond memories of living in the country surrounded by beautiful, natural scenery. The vineyard wedding venue houses an old historic barn that dates 120 years old, and pristine rows wine grapes grown by the owner and wine-maker Michelle Bloomquist, who hand-crafts delicious, unfiltered, low-sulfite wine. The wedding venue has several areas one could set the stage for a wedding ceremony or reception. Denver and Zachary’s original plan was to be married at the on-site gazebo with chairs for guests arranged in rows on the lawn, but the northwest weather had a different idea. Because of rain, the wedding ceremony location was changed to a white tent, within which the set up came out to be equally as beautiful.

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Initially the couple wanted me to install two floral installations on the corners of the gazebo. With the last minute decision to move to inside a tent, I went to work finding a wooden altar structure to rent for the ceremony. One of the many benefits to hiring a professional wedding florist is the numerous connections we have to rent or borrow wedding altars or other supplies last minute. I found a beautiful wooden hexagon wedding arch that set the stage for the wedding ceremony inside the white tent. I designed a large floral altar installation of lush greenery and all white flowers on one section of the hexagon arbor. Flowers used were white hydrangea, roses and garden roses in white and ivory, white spray roses, Italian ruscus, and both silver dollar and seeded eucalyptus. I also lined their wedding aisle with loose white rose petals and added greenery and pops of white flowers to the wooden welcome sign by Timeless Bridal Accessories and around the guest book signing table and dessert table, which contained gorgeous wedding desserts by Tres Belle Desserts.

For Denver’s bridal bouquet, I used white garden roses, creamy ivory vendela roses, and olive greenery. Her bouquet was wrapped in ivory satin ribbon and lace from her mother’s bridal veil. The rest of the bridal party carried bouquets made with white and ivory roses, white dahlias, and both seeded and silver dollar eucalyptus. The olive green bridesmaid dresses were dark olive and looked great against the sage green color of all the greenery. Denver’s bridal gown and all the bridesmaid dresses were from David’s Bridal.

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Zachary and the groomsmen wore grey suits and olive green ties from Your Big Day, a wedding menswear shop in Camas, Washington. The men all wore boutonnieres I designed with a large white rose, seeded eucalyptus, and olive greenery. For the couple’s adorable toddler son, I designed a miniature boutonniere with a small spray rose and greenery.

The talented Washington based wedding photographer Ashley Wilson Photography did a stunning job on their wedding photos. The credit for all the photos on this blog post goes to her! Below is a list of all the talented wedding vendors of this beautiful wedding. Check them all out and follow them on Instagram!

Venue Heisen House Vineyards / Heisen House Weddings (IG: @heisenhousevineyards / @heisenhouseweddings

Photography Ashley Wilson Photography (IG: @ashleywilsonphoto)

Coordinator Periwinkle Events NW (IG: periwinkle_eventsnw)

Floral Flowers by Alana (IG: @flowersbyalana)

Desserts Tres Belle Desserts (IG: @tresbelledesserts)

DJ NW Mobile DJ Service (IG: @nwmdjs)

Videography The Pros (IG: @theprosweddings)

Signage This Lettered House (IG:@thislettered.house) Timeless Bridal Accessories (IG: @timelessbridalaccessories

Bridal gowns David’s Bridal (IG: @davidsbridal)

Menswear Your Big Day (IG: @yourbigdaycamas)

Rings Erik Runyan Jewelers (IG: @erikrunyanjewelers

Are you engaged and planning a 2021 or 2022 wedding? Get in touch, I’d love to be your wedding florist!