We're surrounded by lush green forests, breathtaking mountains, and the waters of the Puget Sound, so there's a ton of nature to be inspired by. It just makes sense that a Pacific Northwest event would have ties to these natural elements!
Want to bring the forest into your event? Incorporate wooden elements, such as log slices, reclaimed wood tables, and wooden signage. These items evoke the region's abundant forests and give your event a rustic feel. Use fresh evergreen branches, like pine and fir, in your decor. Create wreaths, centerpieces, or garlands to infuse the scent and look of the Pacific Northwest. Add moss and lichen-covered decor to mimic the lush undergrowth of the region. Consider faux-moss table runners, place card holders made of mossy wood, or terrarium centerpieces. Pine cones are a quintessential Pacific Northwest decor item. Incorporate them into table settings, bouquets, or use them as place card holders.
Evoke the feel of the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges with a dark grey and white color palette for your linens brightened with splashes of color inspired by mountain wildflower meadows. Lupine, Aster, Jacob's Ladder, Penstamon, Mountain Heather, Subalpine Daisies, and Thistles are common wildflowers found near Mt. Rainier, and will add luscious pops of blues, purples, and pinks that will stand out against the muted grey and white of your mountain-inspired linens. For additional immersion, consider naming your tables after local mountains using their traditional native names: Tahoma (Rainier), Pahto (Adams), Kulshan (Baker), DaKobed (Glacier), Sunh-a-do (the Olympic mountains).