Bridesmaid bouquets with garden roses, salal and veronica | designed by Natasha Price of Paper Peony Alaska

Alaska Weddings: Emily + Dan

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When I was asked to pick up a last minute wedding gig this week, I was more than thrilled to accept. A chance to work with white peonies and garden roses? Yes, please!

Bride Emily wanted a forest look to her arrangements, so I did the sensible thing and I foraged from the forest. I gathered dwarf hemlock from Glenn Alps, which I incorporated into the woodland fairy-like crowns, the delicate boutonnières and corsages and the perfectly-sized bridal bouquet.

Wild geranium, wood ferns and forget-me-nots mixed perfectly with the centerpieces of queen Anne’s lace, veronica and lisianthus.

Emily’s biggest desire was to have a big bridal flower crown of peonies and garden roses. When a fully bloomed peony is the size of a large grapefruit, a large crown is LARGE. My first draft was a little too big, I could barely hold my head up. After I downsized, I made Emily a smaller crown in case the original was too gigantic.

Alaska Weddings: Emily & Dan: bountonnières of spray roses, hypericum, foraged hemlock, lilac, veronica and feathers | Flowers by Natasha of Alaskaknitnat.com

Flower crowns with lilac and spray roses by Natasha Price of Paper Peony

Asymmetrical peony crown with spruce | designed by Natasha Price of Paper Peony Alaska

Alaska Weddings: Emily & Dan; bridesmaids' bouquets of garden roses, lisianthus, veronica, eucalyptus, and wild spruce sprigs | Flowers by Natasha of Alaskaknitnat.com

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