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Petal Talk Blog is for everybody that loves flowers. We love flowers and want to share the latest trends, what's new, and other resources in the floral industry.  We want to help our clients have a better experience - so we have created a blog to help our clients get to know our "flower" process.  We hope you enjoy our Petal Talk Blog.

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Wedding Show Booth

By Tara Dixon | March 6, 2022

Wedding Show Booth Collaboration Indian Summer Golf and Country Club ask us to help them with their wedding show booth in Seattle, WA at the Washington State Convention Center. We are so honored that Indian Summer ask us to design their wedding booth by installing the flowers.  The Seattle Wedding Show is hosting this event.…

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Tips on Planning A Wedding

By Tara Dixon | January 16, 2022

Six Tips on Planning your Wedding Your Wedding will likely be the biggest party you’ll ever throw- and figuring out how to plan a wedding can feel pretty daunting at first.  But whether you want a small, simple wedding or a big lavish affair, here are some tips to help you get started. Get Inspired…

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Flower Specialist in Olympia, WA

By Tara Dixon | January 10, 2022

Wedding Flower Specialist Jenny Storment Photography Hi, I am Tara, a flower specialist in Olympia, WA. I am the Lead Designer of Specialty Event Flowers. We believe everybody has a story, and I aspire to help my clients see their visioncome to life by using my expertise to design according to my client’s desires.I tell…

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Blush Wedding Flowers with some bright orange

By Tara Dixon | January 9, 2022

Blush Wedding Flowers The Orchard at the Sunshine Hill Wedding Venue is on a wonderful Western Washinton farm.  This farm is quiet and peaceful and the 40 acres with rolling hills are perfect for your wedding guest.  This Orchard has tremendous views of Mt. Rainer, Mr. Adams, and Mt St. Helen that will capture your…

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Boho Wedding Flowers

By Tara Dixon | December 8, 2021

Boho Flowers The bohemian (Boho) wedding flowers continues to be a popular wedding theme. It has been in Olympia for couple years and growing each year.  With that in mind I have learned that each boho wedding style is different. With each different style I have learned new elements of designing.   So let’s get started,…

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Something Blue

By Tara Dixon | November 20, 2021

  The Orchard at Sunshine Hill   is a quiet and private venue with 40 acres of rolling hills.  The Orchard wedding venue is truly a historic farm setting with tremendous views of Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams and Mt. St. Helens that will capture your heart.       This couple was so fun to…

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Pretty in Pink

By Tara Dixon | November 5, 2021

Small and fabulous. That’s how I’d describe this intimate family wedding at Silver Cloud Inn and Hotel in Tacoma in September. A floral palette of blush pinks, whites and greens with a pop of dried flowers for texture.  This was a beautiful sunny fall day overlooking the sound.  Including spray roses, dahlias, roses, misty, and…

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Advance Floral Certification

By Tara Dixon | February 16, 2021

Tara Dixon, owner of Specialty Event Flowers has successfully completed the Advanced Floral Design study program at Floral Design Institute and is now certified in advanced floral design. Tara participated in an comprehensive program studying current wedding trends, wedding flowers, design influences and business practices in the floral industry.  This certification requires an advanced understanding…

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COVID-19 New Regulations

By Tara Dixon | October 5, 2020

Planning for any kind of event, especially weddings, has been a difficult process these last few months.  Between understanding the new regulations from the governor which can change right before your wedding. Knowing you want your family and friends to come and celebrate your New Beginnings and not worry if someone will get sick.  It…

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Exciting News!

By Tara Dixon | September 15, 2020

On a journey to better ourselves there are often mishaps and mistakes being made with every turn, the personal journey is a way to show you how you can better your own craft and change with the overadapting world. With every design you gain experience and become better at your craft.  I have been a…