Love and Light

The texture of florals combined with earthy elements elevate the color yellow to fine art at the Bindery in McMinnville.
Written by
Lara M. Burnap


Oregon Bride Spring/Summer 2022

"We really wanted to create something out of the box. Not your NORMAL FLORALS, but something with WHIMSICAL textures and EARTHY elements while still keeping an ELEVATED look." 

—Katy Haley, Bridal Bliss

After spending hours during the pandemic watching reruns of Friends, Bridal Bliss’ Senior Planner Katy Haley took inspiration from Ross and Emily’s candlelit wedding for this romantic design starring yellow. The industrial setting of The Bindery serves as the perfect backdrop to the lushly textured florals and dramatic Edison bulb–style lighting. To allow the whimsical floral arrangements and lighting to shine, Haley kept the tabletop design to a neutral palette while juxtaposing feminine touches, such as delicate ceramic plates, with masculine elements like the natural-bone-handle flatware.

The three-tier cake features geometric touches that echo the design of the invitations; both feature clean lines that are simple yet impactful. “We made a point to bring the cake and desserts to the forefront and really make a statement.” To up the impact, modern pendant lights frame the dessert setting, fusing the tabletop to the other elements of the design.

"I was excited to bring in NEUTRAL ELEMENTS to complement the FLORAL and LIGHTING, but also to bring some depth to them and make a statement on their own. I loved the idea of ceramic plates with EARTHY TEXTURES and wooden flatware INFUSED with the look of the floral." 

—Katy Haley, Bridal Bliss




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