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A Floral Affair

Oregon City, OR 97045
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A Floral Affair is an Oregon business that has been serving customers for over 25 years. The business creates custom arrangements for customers and specializes in weddings, corporate flowers, funerals, holiday décor, and other events. A Floral Affair also provides everyday flowers for occasions such as anniversaries, birthdays, sympathy, new babies, and congratulations. Delivery areas include Washington and Clackamas Counties and the greater Portland Metro area.

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Beaverton Florists, Inc.

Beaverton, OR 97005
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Beaverton Florists, Inc. is a Beaverton studio that has been serving customers in the Portland Metro area for over 72 years. The business offers flowers and plants for a variety of occasions including birthdays, anniversaries, new baby, parties, sympathy, weddings, and more. Gifts such as chocolates, balloons, wine, plush animals, and greeting cards are also available, as is same-day delivery. Beaverton Florists, Inc. is a member of the Society of American Florists, Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce, Team Floral, and Real Local Florist. Customers appreciate the quick delivery and the arrangements.

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Blüm, Design in Flowers

Portland, OR 97209
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Blüm, Design in Flowers is a Portland floral design studio that has been serving customers for over 10 years. The studio provides flowers and décor for weekly deliveries, events, and weddings. Blüm, Design in Flowers’s designs have appeared in PDX Magazine, Gourmet Magazine, Portland Bride and Groom, and Oregon Bride Magazine. Oregon Bride Magazine voted the business one of the top florists in Portland in 2009, 2010, 2013, and 2014. Customers appreciate Jordan’s talent and flower designs.

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5.0 / 5 (18)
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5.0 / 5 (16)
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4.9 / 5 (14)

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Botanica Floral Design

Portland, OR 97232
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Botanica Floral Design is a Portland eco-friendly florist that specializes in flowers that are organic, local, fair trade, and sustainably grown. Services include memorials, weddings, corporate events, holiday décor, weekly and bi-weekly office flowers and office plants, trade shows, and daily deliveries. The business also offers workshops. Botanica Floral Design offers green delivery service by bike and is a member of The Wedding Lounge, Portland Area Business Association, BNI, and Wedding Network USA.

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4.5 / 5 (53)
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4.9 / 5 (33)

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Emerald Petals

Portland, OR 97227
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Emerald Petals is a Portland business that specializes in local, sustainable, and domestic flowers. The business provides custom arrangements for events, everyday life, weddings, special deliveries, and office and home décor. Weekly, bi-weekly plant or flower arrangement deliveries are available. Emerald Petals delivers seven days a week. Customers appreciate the flowers and the prices.

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Floral Sunshine

Portland, OR 97209
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Floral Sunshine is a Portland business that serves the Portland and Vancouver areas. The business provides custom flowers for weddings, memorials, baby showers, birthdays, fundraisers, corporate events, holidays, networking events, and more. Floral Sunshine won WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Awards in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Customers appreciate Annie’s professionalism and creativity.

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Françoise Weeks European Floral Design

Portland, OR 97202
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Françoise Weeks European Floral Design is a Portland business that offers event and wedding design. She also offers a variety of workshops in Portland and in other cities such as Los Angeles, Baltimore, Arlington, Santa Barbara, Detroit, and New York. Françoise’s work has appeared in Modern Wedding Flowers, Fusion Flowers, Huffington Post, and Nacre. Customers appreciate that she is hands on and gives constructive criticism in her workshops.

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Gifford's Flowers

Portland, OR 97205
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Gifford's Flowers is a flower shop offering floral design services located in downtown Portland. Gifford's started as a flower stall at the Portland Farmers' Market in the 1920s and now has almost 100 years of experience designing floral arrangments that capture the customer's vision using fresh, vibrant flowers. Gifford's gives its customers multiple ways to order: in-person, online and over-the-phone ordering options are available, as are same-day and express deliveries. Customers rate Gifford's Flowers highly, praising the shop's flexibility, friendly service, and knowledge, as well as its quality and selection of flowers.

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4.3 / 5 (50)
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Grand Avenue Florist

Portland, OR 97214
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Grand Avenue Florist is a Portland business that has been serving customers for over 30 years. The business offers flowers for birthdays, anniversaries, funerals, weddings, sympathy, new babies, congratulations, graduation, prom, and more occasions. Grand Avenue Florist also offers corporate gifts and same-day delivery. Customers appreciate their friendliness and quick delivery.

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Island Girl Floral Design

West Linn, OR 97068
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Island Girl Floral Design is a West Linn business that offers flower designs for corporate events, weddings, other events, and weekly home and office deliveries. The business delivers to the Portland metro area and surrounding areas. Customers appreciate Peggy’s knowledge, talent, and professionalism.

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4.0 / 5 (4)
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Kern Park Flower Shoppe

Portland, OR 97206
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Kern Park Flower Shoppe is a Portland family owned and operated business that has been serving customers for over 100 years and through five generations. The business provides flowers for occasions such as get well, birthdays, anniversaries, new babies, graduation, holidays, sympathy, funerals, proms, weddings, and more. Kern Park Flower Shoppe also delivers locally around Portland, as well as to surrounding areas including Beaverton, Clackamas, Fairview, Gladstone, Gresham, Happy Valley, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Tigard, Troutdale, Tualatin, West Linn, Wood Village, and Vancouver. Customers remark on the beautiful arrangements and quick delivery.

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Portland Florist Shop

Portland, OR 97220
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Portland Florist Shop is a Portland family owned and operated business that has been serving customers for over 58 years. The business delivers to Tigard, West Linn, Tualatin, Vancouver, Troutdale, Beaverton, Lake Oswego, Wilsonville, and other areas. The shop offers flowers for a variety of occasions and has a discounted weekly or monthly flower delivery service. There are also other gifts to choose from including gourmet baskets, balloons, and cupcakes, cookies, candies, and cakes. Teleflora named Portland Florist Shop one of the top 50 florists in the U.S.

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Sophisticated Floral

Portland, OR 97211
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Sophisticated Floral is a Portland business that has been serving customers for over nine years and specializes in flowers for events, corporate functions, and weddings. Along with floral design, the business offers event styling for proposals and engagements, weddings, milestone celebrations, and other functions. Sophisticated Floral will also help with idea board development, vendor meetings, chair and table rental, and linen selection, and sourcing décor items. The business also offers floral design workshops, classes, and mentoring. Lora’s floral designs have appeared in publications such as Portland Bride & Groom, Junebug Weddings, The Knot, Bravo Weddings, Wedding Chicks Blog, and International Floral Magazine.

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Summersweet Design

Portland, OR 97213
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Summersweet Design is a Portland business that specializes in floral design for corporate events, weddings, and event design. Wedding and event floral design begins with a consultation. Summersweet Design provides daily and weekly flower deliveries for office and home with changing arrangements and vases as well as custom holiday decorating.

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Swoon Floral Design

Portland, OR 97213
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Swoon Floral Design is a Portland studio that specializes in events and weddings. Services include a consultation and floral design for events, event design, tabletop and ceremony design, mood boards, décor option consultation, and space planning. Swoon Floral Design also provides workshops and classes which can be part of a night out. Swoon Floral Design has appeared in print and online in Oregon Bride, Portland Bride & Groom, Coco Bride, Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Wedding Chicks, and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

If you have an upcoming event — such as a wedding, baby shower, birthday, or work event — flowers can really elevate the entire space. Flowers add a nice touch of color, scent, and elegance that everyone can appreciate. Of course, you can't just have random flowers around the room. Instead, you should hire floral design services, so your flowers are displayed as one cohesive, beautiful look.

Floral design is often a costly service, but it can be worth it to make your event that much more special. A floral designer will work with you to understand the types of flowers and colors you want and make sure the final design matches your overall event theme.

What is floral design?

Floral design is the process of arranging flowers and plants into an eye-catching display that's beautiful and balanced. Floral design may work with real or artificial flowers, or a mixture of both. The arrangements can come in vases, bowls, baskets, flower walls, or as display structures, such as arches.

How do you become a floral designer?

A floral designer doesn’t need a college degree, but some choose to earn an associate’s degree in floral design, floristry, or horticulture. Additionally, a floral designer can choose to get the floral designer credential offered by the American Institute of Floral Designers. Ultimately, though, it's on-the-job experience that helps people become skilled floral designers.

How much do floral designers make?

According to Salary.com, floral designers in the United States make an average of $52,475 annually. The range for floral designer salaries is between $33,608-$73,381. Compensation can vary depending on which state you work in, how much you work, your experience, and your reputation.

Who hires floral designers?

A lot of people need floral designers, most often for events. People hire floral designers for their weddings, baby showers, bridal showers, birthdays, corporate events, gender reveal parties, and engagement parties. Additionally, many retailers hire floral designers to decorate their stores.

What are mechanics in floral design?

The mechanics in floral design are the supplies, methods, and materials a floral designer uses to keep the floral arrangement together. The four main elements of floral design are shape, space, color, and texture. A floral designer considers all of these when putting arrangements together, as well as how the arrangement will hold its shape.

Why is color important in floral design?

Color is perhaps the most important aspect of floral design because it's what people notice first. The colors in a floral arrangement need to complement each other and work cohesively. Additionally, a floral arrangement’s colors need to typically match the theme and the other decorations of the event.

What are some styles of floral design that originated in Japan?

There are three primary forms of Japanese floral arrangements:

  • The Shogun Ashikaga style typically found in tea houses.
  • The nagarie style is typically a single long branch with shorter flowers and plants at the base, all in a tall vase.
  • The moribana style where flowers are placed in a three-dimensional format (foreground, middle, and distance).

How do you make floral designs in Photoshop?

To make a custom floral pattern in photoshop:

  1. Sketch out your individual flowers.
  2. Scan your sketch at 300 dpi.
  3. Use one of the photoshop brushes to draw clean lines over your sketch.
  4. Make additional copies of the flowers and edit them into a pattern.
  5. Add in color if you wish.

What are the six principles of floral design? 

  • Balance is about achieving the same visual on all sides of the arrangement.
  • Contrast is about using different colors to highlight the arrangement and add diversity.
  • Dominance is having one design element stand out more than others, such as having red as the primary color.
  • All floral arrangements should be equally proportioned, so one side of the bouquet doesn't seem more full or sparse.
  • Scale is the size of the individual pieces in the arrangement and how they work together.
  • Rhythm is a dominating repeating flower or visual in the arrangement.

What should you ask your florist before you hire them?

When hiring a florist for a special event, you want to make sure you hire an experienced individual. Here are questions you should ask a florist:

  • How long have you been working in this industry?
  • Have you done my type of event before?
  • Do you offer delivery and how much does it cost?
  • Do you have a portfolio?

What are the five major lines used in floral design? 

The five major lines used in Western floral design are:

  • Vertical
  • Horizontal
  • Curvilinear
  • Zigzag
  • Diagonal
As the names imply, a floral arrangement can be positioned to follow a particular shape, such as climbing high (vertical), short and wide (horizontal), and more. The floral arrangement line you choose may depend on your venue, style, or even the types of flowers you want. If you're unsure of which kind of line to choose, ask your floral designer to give you some guidance. For example, a room with high ceilings may benefit from vertical floral arrangements that draw the eye upward.

What questions should a florist ask a bride?

Questions a florist should ask include:

  • What's your budget?
  • What size of bouquet do you want?
  • What are your wedding colors?
  • Are there specific flowers you love or hate?
  • What type of bridal bouquet do you prefer (nosegay, pomander, posy, round, hand-tie, etc.)
  • Do you prefer real or artificial flowers, or a combination?

How do floral designers preserve bouquets & arrangements prior to an event?

A good florist will only use the freshest flowers and create the floral arrangements on the day of the event, probably in the early morning. The flowers are stored in a room at a cool temperature without direct sunlight. When the flowers are transported to the event, the stems are kept in water, if possible.

Is there a difference between being a Florist and a Floral Designer?

A florist typically works in a floral shop and takes care of the flowers while also helping customers and sometimes providing floral design services. A floral designer, on the other hand, focuses entirely on creating beautiful flower arrangements for clients.

Who are some of the most famous Floral Designers in the world?

Some of the world's most famous floral designers are:

  • Lauren Sellen, who owns Coyote Flowers (Toronto)
  • Ruby Barber, who owns Mary Lennox Flowers (Berlin)
  • Hattie Molloy (Melbourne)
  • Duo Florian Seyd and Ueli Signer, who work under the name Wunderkammer (Amsterdam)
  • George Low and Elizabeth Johnson, who own Seed Flora (Sydney)
  • Azuma Makoto (Tokyo)

What is the history of floral arrangements?

The earliest known record of floral arrangements dates back to 2,500 B.C. in Egypt. Historians have found that Egyptians regularly cut and displayed flowers in vases around the house, for processions, and even at burials. Floral arrangements are seen on ancient Egyptian carvings and paintings.

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