Color Theory Collective is one of the Portland florists I recommend to all of my couples. They create such stunning and modern centerpieces and bouquets, as well as wow worthy installations. Alyssa is always a step ahead of the rest with trends, and works with color palettes that are unique and unexpected. She studied art and is actually a beautiful painter as well. This is so apparent in her designs, which are intentional and minimal, but have such a big visual impact. Hire her to flower bomb your wedding and you’ll be blown away.
One of my favorite things about working in the wedding industry is constantly being surrounded by, and meeting, new creative people. I love scheming and dreaming with them and watching their brains work. Everyone has a different creative process and you can gain so much inspiration from spending a few hours watching any creative work. Capturing makers in their element has always been one of my favorite things to shoot. Hanging out with Alyssa from Color Theory Collective while she created a modern, floral masterpiece did not disappoint!
I’ve always been a plant junkie. I grew up in the middle of the woods, with a huge garden that we grew most of our own vegetables in. I always thought being a flower delivery person must be the best job, because you would be constantly making people smile. When I moved from New England to San Diego, my plant obsession sky rocketed. I like to think I became obsessed with cacti and succulents before the rest of the world 😉 It was mainly because they were nothing like anything I had seen in New England and each little plant had it’s own strange personality. The hardest part of living in Portland now, is how difficult it can be to make these plant babies flourish. But it doesn’t stop me from trying!
I’ve also always been envious of florists. I 100% understand now that it’s a crazy amount of work and responsibility to make florals for a wedding happen. But it still seems like such a dreamy profession. To work with flowers and colors and get to design beautiful things from nature all day! I did my own florals for my wedding, because I really just wanted to try my hand at it. (And I had a tiny wedding) It was SO. MUCH. WORK. And actually one of the most stressful parts for me. A bunch of the flowers I ordered ended up dying before the wedding. My wonderful brother in law ran around the floral district of NYC trying to find me the perfect greenery to fill in the gaps, and then riding the train up to CT with bundles of flowers in tow. I still loved it, but I would however, totally recommend just hiring a professional to get flawless and stress free florals on your wedding day. Using the right florist can totally elevate your wedding and set the vibe for the whole design. Not to mention a gorgeous bouquet always makes bridal portraits just a tad dreamier!
Shot in beautiful The Portland Studio