Featured on Ruffled Blog!

Wow, what an honor to be featured on Ruffled – one of the nation’s top wedding blogs!  Floral Sunshine created all the floral arrangements in this rich hued wedding shoot.  We had the honor of working with some super fabulous Portland wedding professionals.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Lauryn Kay Photography


FLORIST: Floral Sunshine

VENUE: Castaway Portland

WEDDING DRESS AND VEIL: Brides for a Cause

HAIR: Portland Makeup & Hair

WEDDING CAKE: Country Cake Shop

RENTALS: Barclay Events, Classic Vintage Rentals


MODEL: Alexus Ayers

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Please follow the link to see the Ruffled blog post, and check out the images and the full album.

Workshop with René van Rems

As the owner and lead floral designer at Floral Sunshine, I am constantly looking to grow, learn some new tricks, pick up new tips, and keep up with new trends.  In other words, I believe in continuing education.  So when I found out that René van Rems was visiting Portland, I jumped on this opportunity to sign up for his half-day hands-on workshop.

Unless if you’re a floral designer, you probably have no idea who this guy is… well, he’s a Dutch floral designer/presenter/consultant/instructor who lives in southern California who has some high floral industry credentials and travels all over the world sharing his talents.

I’ve always admired René from afar and own one of his books in my floral library.

rene_bookcoverI have yet to pick up the one below called René’s Bouquets for Brides that was published in 2011.  Will you take a look at this crazy-huge-amazing cascading bouquet???  Whoa…. In reality, she would probably be tripping over the trailing portion of her bridal bouquet.  So gorgeous and over-the-top, I love it!

renes_bouquets_for_brides_sizedSo, what did I learn at the workshop?  I’m not telling!  🙂  I did learn some cool new tricks that help with mechanics and efficiency for wedding flowers.


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New Years Resolutions 2014

Happy New Year, Everyone!  What are your new years resolutions this year?  Here, at Floral Sunshine some of our top goals for 2014 are:

  • Blog more, blog at least 2 times/month.  We try to post pictures on our Facebook Fan page fairly often, but we forget to blog.
  • Book more weekly/monthly reoccurring clients.  These clients could be either corporate accounts that need flowers every week for their lobby, front desk, or restaurant/hotel… or these could be flowers sent to your girlfriend at work or your grandma at her retirement community.  Check out our Flowers By Subscription plans!
  • Continue to add to our floral portfolio, especially with professionally shot photos – not grainy photos taken with an iPhone.
  • And I think it goes without saying — to book more weddings this year!  Last year, we were honored to be part of 29 weddings.  We <3 weddings!!

Wish us luck and feel free to help us out with any of our resolutions listed above!  🙂