“An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success.”
Photo credit: @kellyswamp
A baby wreath & long overdue kitchen knobs. The little triumphs in life.
Oh this sunshine today is making me miss summer! I don’t think I was meant for any weather under 65 degrees. 🌞 Happy Monday everybody!! PC: iPhone @kellyswamp
Small Business Saturday Special!
❣️Fresh Cranberry Garlands❣️
A timeless holiday decoration for your tree, mantle, table top, and more. These hand strung fresh cranberry garlands will beautifully dry overtime and last all season long as a lovely display.
10 ft garlands —$15
Local pick up in Tacoma or $7 for shipping
(US mainland only)
Please email melaniefaunPF@gmail.com with your order & PayPal/Venmo information.
If you wish to have a longer garland of 15 or 20 ft please message for custom order.
Thanks for supporting my business & family!! ❣️
The days are long, the years are short. Currently stuck in the “days are long” and although the days are beautiful, the cold isn’t helping either. I miss going out and just sitting in the sun. Anyone relate?
Hiii, having a good Tuesday?
Photo credit: @katrinathaxton
The season of learning to let go. 🌻🍂 #RustDoorFlowers
Autumn’s crisp nights, the last of the warming rays kiss your face before they fall behind the night’s horizon. The crescent moon gives a little wink hello in the lavender colored sea of stars. -mf
3 hobbies I enjoy that aren’t related to my work:
• Thrifting (I go almost once a week! Scored this beautiful tray in the picture actually.)
• Crafting including paper making and sewing (I’ve even made a quilt before!)
• Baking- my favorite is making chocolate banana bread or fresh black berry cobbler 🤤
Comment a favorite hobby of yours that’s just for YOU ✨
Congrats Molly and Tyler! Thanks for making Autumn look so good. 🍃🍁
Happy October 🍁🍂🌾
Hold me closer tiny dancer 🍂
My head is in the clouds this Monday morning. ☁️
#RustDoorFlowers #dahlia #yarrow #homegrown #gardenflowers #gardengrown
For Robin 🌿
#tacomaflorist #tacomafloraldesigner #elopement #elopementbouquet #weddingbouquet #whiteflowers #whiteweddingflowers #dahlia #snowberry #fallbouquet
The tender space in between summer and fall.
Would you do it?
Swipe 👈 to see the jump!
#tacomaweddingphotographer #intimatewedding #intimateweddings #tacomaweddingphotography #brideandgroom #trashthedress #lakewedding #tacoma
Happy 1st of September! This weekend will be full of family and probably a lot of hugs like this. Hope everyone has fun plans for the extended weekend!
My little family captured by @willow.and.velvet 🌞
“What’s the greatest lesson a woman should learn? That since day one. She’s already had everything she needs inside herself. It’s the world that convinced her she did not.” - @rupikaur_
How amazing is this low back dress from @new.beginnings.bridal ?! And that back necklace-perfection!! Such special love. Congrats to Nikki & Chris ✨
You would never know this was next to a hotel inn parking lot. Whoops, now you know ✨ #beautyiseverywhere #justneedtolookforit
It wouldn’t be worth it without you by my side. 🌿
@jordanpjones 📷: @mochiesnyder ✨
#flowerlovers #flowerlove #bestfriend #floralinstallation #wallflowers #tacomafloraldesigner #tacomafloraldesign #tacomaflorist #localflorist #weddingflorist #tacomaweddingflorist
I’m in love with these babies so much. We’ve grown so much of these #strawflowers I can’t wait to grow more colors next year!
Does it ever take you weeks to process a pivotal moment or event that’s changed your life? Well that’s me. Still processing everything that was the Oregon #ponderosaworkshop
It was more than a workshop, it was heart and connection and self reflection. Thinking about my next steps as a creative and for my business. So much wonderful is coming for me, and I’m welcoming it with open arms.
Workshop @ponderosa_and_thyme , @charlastorey , @sarah_at_work , @carolinereusenflowers
Model @hannahbeeking And her beautiful sister pictured here
Gown @theenglishdept @leannemarshallofficial
Bouquet by me with all local Oregon flowers including personal foraged goods from @kenyongrowers - thank you for the tour!
Reset button. 🌊
My best friend @kellyswamp took me on the best little pre-birthday getaway road trip a girl could ask for. The safety, trust, and acceptance I feel with this lady is beyond words. Best friends for 13 years- we seen each other’s many different seasons and journeys, some along side one another and some seen from a distance, yet we remain. Sisterhood. Dependability. Cheerleaders.
I feel very lucky knowing I’ll always have a friend. And that’s getting more tricky to say as I enter 25-hood and beyond. (Can I get an “Mhmm!”) I love you Kelly! Thank you for making everything so special and making endless art with me 🌿🌊 Go give your bestest friend a virtual hug right meow!!!
Got a minute? How about 56 seconds?? Head over to my IGTV to watch this Tropical-PNW fusion arbor install come to life with this fun time lapse! 🌿
Thank you to my favorite flower helper @jordanpjones (my hubby!)
When I created this, I felt the flow creativity lift me into this beautiful state of bliss. Such a happy day!
Two of my best friends: @kellyswamp and flowers!!! I love shooting with Kelly. She’s got a stocked up shop full of vintage and name brand clothing and shoes- check it out!
Our garden has been good to us this year 🌱(I spy a kitty tail 🐈) #rustdoorflowers
#gardenflowers #loveinthegarden #gardenbouquet #catsandflowers
Opening myself to beauty and vulnerability. Already having a beautiful time.
2018 is officially BOOKED OUT.
Holy moly macaroni. I’m nervous, I’m happy, I’m thankful!
I didn’t know what this year would hold, but I never thought I’d be closing the books, so thank you to everyone whom I’ll be working with and have worked with this year. Ahh it’s been good! Really looking forward to Nov & Dec where I’ll be taking *most* of it ALL OFF!! What is life, ya’ll. Happy dances and happy, grateful freaking tears. Feel free to give some virtual high fives down below, cause it feels good to share this!! -
Also how cute is my brother in law and soon to be sis in law (1.5 more months!)
So much beauty created this past weekend with some really creative people. Styled shoots may seem silly to some, but for an artist, it’s a free time to experiment and explore deeper into our art without the weight of a clients approval. Freeing. Beautiful. Growth. Spiritual high. All of it.
Photo: @soliedesigns #GritwithBrit
Planning- Heather @theeventists
Photographers/ Team leaders- @sarahharrisphoto & @adriencraven
Paper goods- @lettersanddust @letteringbygrg
Flowers- Melanie @melaniefaun
venue- Sadie Lake @sadielakeevents
HMUA- Blushed by Veronica @blushedbyveronica
Gowns - @laineemeg @bhldn
Rentals - @courtpartyrental @wandereventrentals
If the ocean can calm itself, so can you. -Nayyirah Waheed
Styled shoot coordinated by @danikalavmua as well as hair and makeup ✨
Florals & Photography: yours truly @melaniefaun (so proud and happy to share this work with you all!)
Orchid forever has my heart. My husband said they have a face of a could-be monster, but I think it’s the opening to another universe. Always mesmerized!! My wedding bouquet was rust orange, pink and yellow orchids (swipe to see) Who knew almost 5 years later I’d be designing flowers for others to enjoy. 🧡🌺#RustDoorFlowers #orchids #tacomafloraldesigner #tacomaflorist