Monthly Archives: August 2012

Flower Friday: Things You Did Not Know Your Florist Needed to Know!

08 31 2012
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If Flower Friday is among your favorite posts then flowers are likely a high priority in your wedding floral package! And if your a newly engaged bride, and your reading this then you likely will not be hitting up your corner flower shop for a package deal. You have come into the knowledge that you want an event florist that does custom work, but do you know what unlikely details they might need to know to create that custom work for you? It’s more than a count on boutonnieres and corsages! Today we have for you just a few key points that you may not realize your florist will need to know!

Lets talk about you – The color, style, and size of your gown are all contributing factors to consider when custom designing a bridal bouquet. That said bouquet is the floral focal piece, perhaps the accessory of all bridal accessories, so every factor should be considered. Take your florist a picture of your gown, and when possible of you in it! If your considering an ivory or white based bouquet maybe even leave a dress sample with your florist for color comparison.

All the bridal party ladies – Same principal applies here, if you want bouquets that perfectly compliment those bridesmaids, coordinated corsages for the mothers, and a little bit of whimsy on those flower girls your florists needs to know all about the colors and fashion going on here as well. Bring images, samples, or ideas to help your florist grasp the color, style, aesthetic, and theme she will be designing around these all important people.

For the gents – Summer is coming to a close but often times here in Utah for the summer months you brides are considerate enough to exempt the gents from suit coats. If this is indeed the case you may want to re-consider using boutonnieres at all, they don’t pin well to button down shirts. But as always they compliment a suit, tux, or vest perfectly. Just like with the ladies the color of said suit, tux, or vest and in addition ties or other accents may come in handy when creating the perfect little floral accessory, so be in the know about these things as well.

Floral decor – Your likely grasping the concept here by now, your probably picking up on whats next right? Your florist needs more than a table count. They need to know what size and shape of table those centerpieces will land on! Including the color{s} of linen, or table color/style, and possibly even a floor plan for the placement of your wedding furniture. If you have other table floral needs make sure you communicate the same for other pertinent placement as well.

Walk down that aisle – Are you envisioning a grand floral splendor down your aisle and at your ceremony site? Give your florist as many details about the length of your aisle, texture of the ground, surrounding elements, lighting factors, and any structural knowledge that might play a part in floral engineering. Even a simple petal carpet will still require a length spec to accurately deliver your dream walk.

And let them eat cake … not flowers – Thinking of fresh flowers on your edible focal piece? Make sure to have your pastry artists info ready for your florist and visa-verse, they will need to work together. Along with color, tier quantity, and texture so that your florist has an idea of what they are working with.

Ultimately your florist will need a good deal of detail that you might have not imagined they would need to know, that is if your hiring a custom florist that specializes in events and weddings. And do not worry if you do not have the info, they will make sure to pry it out of you as you come into it.

Editorial Credit: Audrey @ Studio Stems

Image credits: Once Wed . Peony & Plum Floral Design/Picotte Weddings . Wedding Chicks . Sillapere/Lisa Lefokowitz/Rosemary Events

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Utah Groomals {Alexis & Aaron}

08 30 2012

We love a gorgeous groomal session here at UBB and Alexis and Aaron’s is nothing short of lovely! Sara Ursua Photography did a fabulous job capturing this groomal session and  the yummy lighting! We are obsessed with the bride’s red … Continue reading

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Sarah & Devin’s Rooftop Wedding

08 29 2012

Sarah & Devin exude happiness, and they spread it as well. Their love is understanding & comfortable, not to mention cute! These two exchanged vowsi n the Draper UT LDS temple, Sarah pushed her quirky cute style through to her … Continue reading

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Featured Wedding {Brooke & Justin}

08 28 2012

Today we are featuring one seriously lovely ranch wedding shot by Jacque Lynn Photography! We are obsessed with the gorgeous High Star Ranch venue! It’s perfect if you are looking for a rustic, high country, luxury look! How beautiful is … Continue reading

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Annie & Spencer: Groomal Feature

08 27 2012

Annie has a very organic/anthro type vibe going on, a flavor many of us love. And that groom, well he fits her nicely too! Handsome gent! These two hired Lindsey Shaun to photograph them & she took them for an … Continue reading

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UBB Giveaway & Announcements

08 24 2012
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Image courtesy of: Rebekah Westover Photography. Gowns by Gateway Bridal . Invite & Styling Pink Piggy . Floral Hair pieces Studio Stems . Hair & makeup Enizio Floral hairpieces are a beautiful way to add color & beauty to your … Continue reading

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Piper & Dave {Featured Wedding}

08 23 2012

We want to wish Piper & Dave a very Happy Anniversary! This time last year they were sealed in the Draper temple and then had a lovely backyard wedding full of sweet details! Adore the gorgeous color palette and how … Continue reading

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Lavender Inspiration

08 22 2012

Mona UT has some extraordinarily lovely lavender fields, so why not find inspiration there with the company of a bride & groom?! Today we feature an inspiration shoot collaborated upon by a great set of vendors. It’s full of glorious … Continue reading

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Jenessa & Mike {Utah Mountain Engagements}

08 21 2012

Today we have one of the prettiest Utah mountain engagements that I have ever seen! Adore Jenessa and Mikes style and love the way Chantel Marie captured their affection for each other! Location can play a huge part in gorgeous … Continue reading

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Bevan’s Gorgeous Utah Mt. Bridals

08 20 2012

Good Monday morning, we hope you had a delightful weekend. We definitely had a great weekend full of future UBB plans that we anticipate sharing down the road! Today we have a gorgeous bridal session to share with from David … Continue reading

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