I love last-minute gigs. There’s a certain thrill about making people happy when they haven’t had a lot of time to plan. This was the case with Kate and Joe. Their good friend, Alyse had met me earlier this summer at a downtown Anchorage street fair where I was making flower crowns and she decided as a gift to the bride and groom she would purchase flowers for their Eklutna Lake wedding.
It was going to be a true Alaska wedding. The party wore XTRATUFs, the groomsmen donned Pendleton plaid with Patagonia puffy vests and the bride wore a yellow dress. Bride Kate wanted a wildflower, colorful bouquet and some corsages and boutonnieres.
It was a lot of fun working on this small wedding. For focal flowers I used small sunflowers and protea (also called pincushion). Surrounding these were purple mini asters, button mums and peach mini carnations. It was delightful.
My son was thrilled when I had some leftover flowers. He made his own arrangement to give to my friend Laura.
2 thoughts on “Alaska Weddings: Kate + Joe”
Natasha you continue to amaze me with your talent. I have enjoyed seeing your beautiful creations all summer. Your son is adorable but I guess handsome is the word now he is growing up.
I’m still making your zigzag hat pattern & it’s my favourite.
Audrey, thank you for your kind words! It has been a whirlwind of flowers for me this summer and it makes me happy that others can enjoy them as much as I do.