a step away from blush & neutral

Real Weddings: A step away from blush & NEUTRAL

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Ellen & Jake got married April 2014 at Castaway. Ellen was a floral designer’s dream. We used every local, amazing garden rose, scabiosa, ranunculus, tillandsia, brunia, brezillia and jasmine vine. Gorgeous lanterns with spilling floral were scattered about the venue.

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Ellen’s colors were amazing and a step away from the blush and neutral trend that has been so strong over the last few years.


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Easter Tips & Tricks

Easter: tips and tricks to setting a beautiful table

Springtime naturally provides a colorful palette of blooms. With the addition of some creative ideas and techniques it’s easy to make a beautifully decorated table. Here are some ideas that are quick, easy and add just the right amount of fun. Happy Easter!

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Call a rental company, hire a caterer, check in with your florist- or let Vibrant Table arrange everything for you! This can create the combination of old and new with service ware, linens, vases, etc. and alleviate any stress hostessing may stir up.


Think of a color scheme and stick to it! Work with a tonal table-simple and light, keeping everything current and clean. Or pick a set of complimentary colors and contrast with a fun spring tone to “pop” your table. Choose a menu and add vibrance with great presentations, garnishes and fun service ware.


Presentations that are grouped look effortless and chic! Hyacinth blossoms pinned to a sphere en mass creates a whimsical pave arrangement. Branches grouped in a vase provide instant drama. Single blooms arranged in a tonal vase- all of these are great ways to create a fun and inspired tablescape.

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Recipe of the Month: Sticky Toffee Pudding

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list of ingredients
  • 1 cup & 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ cup pitted dates
  • 1 ¼ cups boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
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  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup pecans
  • 1 cup heavy cream & 2T Sugar, whipped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 10-inch round or square baking dish. Sift the flour and baking powder onto a sheet of waxed paper. Finely chop the dates. Place in a small bowl and add the boiling water and baking soda; set aside. In a bowl with an electric mixer beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla; beat until blended. Gradually beat in the flour mixture. Add the date mixture to the batter and fold until blended with a rubber spatula. Pour into the prepared baking dish. Bake until pudding is set and firm on top, about 35 minutes. Remove from oven to a wire rack.

Toffee Sauce: Combine the butter, heavy cream and brown sugar in a small heavy saucepan; heat to boiling, stir constantly. Boil gently over medium low heat until mixture is thickened, about 8 minutes. After the cake is cool, cut slices and drizzle with toffee sauce, top with a spoonful of sweetened whipped cream.

*recipe photo from whatjessicabakednext.com/

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Vibrant Valentine @ F&B Cafe

Just in time! We’ve teamed up with our sister company Food In Bloom to offer some super special Valentine’s Day goodies. Stop by the F&B Cafe at Rejuvenation to visit our gift stand! We have unique oddities, wreaths, terrariums and plants shaped like HEARTS! What more could you want? Vibrant Flowers will also have a display of fresh flower arrangements and bouquets on the 13th and 14th. Don’t just expect a dozen roses, expect something bespoke created by one of our designers!
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Take your sweetheart out for lunch or a tasty bite to eat provided by F&B Cafe off their NEW menu!  Walk around Rejuvenation and get inspired by all of their unique home fixtures. Enjoy a day of treats!

F&B Cafe is located at 1100 Southeast Grand Ave. Portland, Oregon 97214

Want something extra special? Call us to place an order for your Valentine to pick it up at our offices.  503-297-9635

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Paper Flowers: A Unique Bride’s Bouquet

Vibrant Flowers had the great and rewarding experience of creating an entire bridal bouquet out of hand-crafted paper flowers. See how we rose to the challenge.

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In March 2014, we received an email from a bride who was interested in having us provide the flowers for her wedding in October. Pretty standard, so far. But as we talked more, an interesting dilemma was revealed. She was allergic to flowers. Yes, that’s right, allergic to flowers! Not just one type of flower, we’re talking ALL flowers.
Our Solution? A handmade paper flower bouquet. Vibrant Flowers is not just a florist, we are a team of artists and decor specialists!
We certainly couldn’t have our bride sneezing, tearing up and ruining her makeup before she even got to the altar.


One rose could have upwards of 100 petals!


Each flower is completely unique.


1 paper petal is made of 3 layers.


Each petal was hand-cut and shaped.


We bleached and dyed the tissue to get the colors and variations in  transparency.


We even made our own stamens.



Making a bridal bouquet is always special. Being able to spend months working on this bouquet was truly rewarding. It was a very thoughtful and sweet process that translated into a unique keepsake for our bride.