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Mountain Wedding with Vibrant Summer Blooms

July 20, 2022

Mountain Wedding with Vibrant Summer Blooms

This week, we are celebrating April & Sean’s 2-year anniversary with a look back at their beautiful mountain wedding! These two had always planned to elope in the mountains with a small group of friends and family. Luckily, 2020 didn’t change their plans very much! Their beautiful mountain wedding captured our glorious Seattle summers, when we all find excuses to escape to the trails. With stunning backdrops that included mossy forests, snowy mountain peaks, and grassy fields, this elopement highlights the best landscapes of the Pacific Northwest.

A couple stands on a mountaintop after their wedding

Summer Wedding Flowers

April and Sean gave us so much creative leeway with these florals! We had a few inspiration images that included succulents and peachy tones, but otherwise we were free to capture the magic of summer. We wanted to create a lush, garden-inspired bouquet and personal flowers that felt romantic and vibrant. Additionally, April’s dress was stunning, so we had to make sure the bouquet did it justice!

A bride and groom kiss in the woods holding a bouquet

We also wanted to use only local flowers, since so many beautiful things are blooming this time of year. You can see the best of local summer flowers in these arrangements, including local garden roses, delicate poppies, early dahlias, and fragrant sweet peas. We loved how the colorful arrangements provided a delightful contrast with the moody greens, blues, and whites of the Pacific Northwest scenery.

A couple kisses in front of a lake with a large mountain in the background
A bride holds her bouquet in the woods

A Summer Wedding Road Trip

April and Sean started their day with a fun lunch at a brewery with family and friends. Later, they traveled to a positively magical cabin in the woods, where they started to get ready for their ceremony.

The couple and their closest friends and family eat lunch
The couple visits a brewery before the ceremony
An A-frame cabin in the woods

I love these touching photos of Sean’s mom helping him pin his boutonniere, and April’s smart choice of duck boots for the hike in her wedding dress!

The groom's mom helps with the boutonniere
The bride's smart choice of footwear for hiking in a wedding dress!

First Look in the Forest

April and Sean decided to have a first look before their ceremony, which turned out beautifully. The mossy, sun-dappled forest provided the perfect backdrop for this tender moment.

The groom gets ready for the couple's first look
The bride approaches the groom for the first look
The bride holding her bouquet
The sweet first look in the forest
The couple walks in the woods holding the bouquet

The spectacular peach, mauve, and blush flowers stand out next to all of the ferns and trees. These photos feel so iconic and thoroughly Pacific Northwest!

The couple kissing in the woods
The couple kisses on a woodland trail

Mountain Wedding Ceremony

After their first look, April and Sean headed to their mountain wedding ceremony. This stunning overlook had it all: forest, mountains, and even snow fields!

A sweeping mountain vista
The snowfields on the mountain

April added a chic fur wrap to withstand the chilly temperature at the summit. She also touched up her lipstick and looked like a movie star doing it!

The bride touches up her makeup at the mountain

Their closest friends and family gathered on the mountaintop to celebrate together. It was such a sweet moment with the perfect mountain wedding backdrop. 

The Mountaintop wedding ceremony
The couple exits their mountaintop ceremony for that just married look!

They took some gorgeous pictures together at an overlook. Afterwards, they experienced an incredible sunset together, and headed back to the cabin for a fun celebration with their family and friends.

The just-married couple pose for a photo, holding the bouquet
The couple walking back from the mountain
The bride and groom embrace, highlighting the bride's fur shawl
The couple stands on a lakeside boardwalk
A couple embraces at sunset at an alpine lake

Summer Bridal Bouquet

There are so many beautiful summer flowers in July, when everything suddenly catapults into bloom! And actually, this bouquet could only have been created in July. It’s the only month where the last local spring blooms like poppies and sweet peas are available alongside true summer flowers like dahlias.

A closer look at the bridal bouquet full of poppies, roses, dahlias, and cosmos

We know it can be difficult to know what flowers are in season, or to identify what flowers you like in a photo. (Your florist should definitely be able to help you with this!!) Take a look at the list of blooms we used to create this gorgeous summer bouquet for April and Sean’s mountain wedding:

  • Astilbe
  • Clary sage
  • Dahlias
  • Garden roses
  • Cosmos
  • Spray roses
  • Succulents
  • Sweet peas
  • Raspberry and blueberry foliage

We sourced all of these flowers from local farms or our own gardens, and they were all grown sustainably. We love supporting our local farmers – especially when they give us such incredible materials to work with!

Close up details of the bridal bouquet flowers

Next Steps

We know it can feel overwhelming to plan a wedding - especially right now. It is our job to make you feel confident, empowered, and excited about your floral and event design! We love worrying about all of the details so that you don't have to, and we'd love to hear what you're dreaming up. You can click below to inquire about your date. We can't wait to meet you!

Vendor Team

Floral Design: Bloom Poet | @bloompoet_

Photography: Between the Pine | @betweenthepine

Dress: BHLDN | @bhldn


Tags

elopement, local flowers, mountain wedding, outdoor weddings, seattle floral design, seattle wedding, seattle wedding florist, seattle wedding flowers, summer wedding, wedding florist, wedding flowers


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