'70s Garden-Inspired Wedding Day at The Griffin House

Real Wedding
Grace and Nick took Tom Petty's "Wildflowers" seriously when creating their floral-filled nuptials.
Written by
Chelsea Gibson


Oregon Bride Spring/Summer 2023

For Grace and Nick, who took an urban farming class together in college, it was inevitable that they would marry surrounded by nature. “The initial inspiration was a ’70s garden party,” bride Grace says. “We love color and didn’t want to limit ourselves to a few colors in our palette, so we chose all of them, especially ’70s-inspired colors—oranges, muted blues and greens.” She always dreamed of having guests feel like they stepped into a bountiful field of wildflowers. That vision was realized, with florals swathing nearly everything, from the unique ceremony installation to the overgrown bar front, the base of the seating chart and along the wooden reception tables. An 8-foot hoop of greenery hung above the dance floor, making a dramatic statement. “We wanted it to feel like an overgrown garden, no matter where you looked,” Grace notes. Edible flowers were sprinkled throughout the design: Guests were greeted with a flower-accented coupe glass of Champagne, and edible blooms brightened the dinner entrées and were lushly displayed on the jaw-dropping cake.



City State:

Hood River, OR


Valley / North Coast