Foraged bridal bouquet by Paper Peony Alaska

Alaska Weddings: Lacy + Jake

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I love a wedding that thinks outside the box. When bride Lacy contacted me, she had just seen my florals from a punk rock photo shoot where I used several dried wild elements from the Alaska forest. She wanted something similar. Since Lacy was getting married in a different season from that photo shoot I foraged a different set of dried …

Large centerpieces by Paper Peony Alaska

Alaska Weddings: Jennifer + Kris

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I was pretty stoked when Jennifer and Kris asked me to make their wedding flowers because they were getting married at Williwaw in downtown Anchorage. It’s so fun to have the opportunity to design for a new space. Jennifer was a motivated bride. She constructed all the flower boxes for the centerpieces and even included rope handles. This bride wanted …

Wild Alaska Wedding Bouquet by Paper Peony Alaska

Alaska Weddings: Julie + David

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This wedding finally wrapped up my summer of Skinny Raven weddings. My former coworker Julie is someone I really admire. She’s brave, adventurous and a total DIY-er. I was so happy she asked me to make her wedding flowers! Julie wanted something non-traditional with a little bit of Alaska flair. For her bouquet I used gorgeous white football mums, lisianthus, …

Alaska Weddings: Jillian + Tom

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Being an Alaska florist has its challenges. When a bride meets with me for the first time and has a gorgeous Pinterest board of café au lait dahlias, deep burgundy anemones and exotic greenery I have the challenge of telling her that Alaska has limitations. It’s a long journey for flowers to get here. Dahlias can’t make the trip in …

White and lavender bridal bouquet by Paper Peony Alaska

Alaska Weddings: Suzanne + Brian

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I love non-traditional brides and grooms. Early in 2016 I created florals for a client and she reached out to me when her mother was getting married in 2017. She wanted muted tones. Simple, sage, lavender – a truly romantic palette. White peonies, white waxflower, thistle, lisianthus and eucalyptus. I was in love with this bouquet! The boutonnières were my …

Fluffy white stock, blush roses, baby's breath and eucalyptus memorial bouquet by Paper Peony Alaska

Alaska Weddings: Girdwood Couple

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Every summer there’s one wedding that really stands out to me. This late July wedding that took place in Girdwood was certainly unique. The bride had a special request. She was missing an arm and preferred to have a flower bracelet than a bouquet. I was up for the challenge. Fluffy baby’s breath, the sweetest little blush spray rosebuds and …