Flower Friday with Blossom Sweet

06 26 2015

Finally our favorite Friday of the month has arrived! We love working with our preferred florist’s here on UBB, they are all especially professional and talented! Today Melissa with Blossom Sweet is sharing with us an amazing look at one of her gorgeous bridal bouquets! She is incredibly thorough and informative! Thanks to our house photographer Lindsey Orton for great photos of this blush stunner! Take it away Melissa!
 “For today’s post I wanted to provide you with a pretty bouquet to look at and keep the text geared toward brides hoping to use a blush palette at their weddings.  Lindsey takes such beautiful photos so the pretty part is covered!  Now onto some words.

June is one of our busiest wedding months of the entire year, so we had no shortage of floral designs this month!  One of the reasons I chose this client’s bouquet for Lindsey to photograph is because the blush color combo is such a popular one and I wanted to give a list of some good individual bloom suggestions. 
Some of the specific flowers we used included:

  • Juliette Garden Roses: Always a favorite with our clients!  Perfect for a little vibrancy in a muted blush palette, and the heavy petal look is so romantic and pretty.
  • White O’hara Garden Roses: Less expensive than David Austen varieties of garden roses, I love white o’haras because they are an ivory rose with a slightly blush center.  And they smell just divine.
  • Sweet Elegance Roses: Our client wanted hints of a slightly deeper mauve tone, so these were a perfect option.
  • Quicksand Roses: This particular rose is actually my all-time favorite variety.  I use it a ton because it is such a chameleon.  It can go from tan, to blush, to champagne, and even a little bit lavender.  Whatever it sits next to brings out different tones and I think it’s just stunning.
  • Stock:  Stock comes in many shades, but the blush is my personal fave.  Stock smells just amazing, but be advised that it needs special care and attention in the heat as it is somewhat sensitive.
  • Spirea:  Spirea really brings some dimension and an air of wispiness to the design.  With it’s woody stems it’s pretty hearty in the heat, too!
  • Hypericum berries:  Most people see these in red or green, but did you know they also come in peach, ivory, and pink?
  • Tulips:  I always try to give tulips a little room to do their thing.  Tulips have a mind of their own and they can either stretch upward or drape downward throughout the day.  Either way is fine by me!
  • Willow Eucalyptus:  My favorite variety of eucalyptus would have to be this one.  It’s slender leaves and malleable stems make for a romantic, drapey look.
  • Chocolate Lace:  Have you heard of Queen Anne’s Lace?  Did you know she has a sister named Chocolate Lace which comes in tones from brown to lavender to eggplant depending on the time of year?  We put just a little bit of the off-shoots in here, and larger pieces were used in the centerpieces.
  • Peonies: I know, I know, you all love these.  Unfortunately they’re very seasonal and not available all the time.  But they did add a bit of beautiful fluff to this bouquet.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            And there you have it.  Hope that gives you blush-lovers a few good options.  Good luck!”
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UBB + Magazine Summer Editorial | Flowers

06 19 2015
Heather Nan Photography - Utah Wedding Photographer

What a week of beautiful summer inspiration we’ve had! While we are sad to be wrapping things up, we are finishing off this week with a bang! We know how much you all love flowers (so do we!) so to … Continue reading

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UBB + Magazine Summer Editorial | Paper Goods

06 18 2015
Heather Nan Photography- Utah Wedding Photographer

The first thing your guests see from your wedding is the invitations so you want them to set the mood for your special event. Today we are sharing the paper details from our summer editorial shoot designed by the amazingly … Continue reading

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UBB + Magazine Summer Editorial | Beauty + Fashion

06 17 2015
Heather Nan Photography- Utah Wedding Photographer

For most brides, how they look on their wedding day is at the top of their list of important details. There are so many elements that come together to create a stunning bridal look from the dress to the hair … Continue reading

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UBB + Magazine Summer Editorial | Cake + Catering

06 16 2015
Heather Nan Photography - Utah Wedding Photographer

Today we are sharing more from our summer magazine editorial and highlighting the amazing cake + catering. When planning the perfect wedding dinner it all comes down to the details. And by details we mean everything from the place settings … Continue reading

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Fashion Friday: BHLDN’s Nomadic Angel

06 12 2015

This post contains affiliate links to BHLDN, a source we find valuable to our local brides. Fashion with international influence! This BHLDN beauty designed by Catherine Deane is in our current issue’s fashion feature shot by Travis J Photography at … Continue reading

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Fashion Friday: Choosing the Perfect Sash

05 15 2015

We here at UBB love BHLDN‘s bridal line, they have a generous variety of fashion relevant gowns + bridal accessories. We also love the ladies at BHLDN and today one of those cherished BHLDN reps shows us the art of … Continue reading

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Fashion Friday: Retro Bridal Fashion

04 17 2015

We are taking a look at not just one but two of our throwback gowns from the current UBB mag issue shot by David Newkirk. These two took us back to previous era’s and had us swooning over the past! … Continue reading

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Fashion Friday: Men’s Fashion

04 03 2015

We don’t focus in on the boys much on UBB, after all the name of this blog is Utah BRIDE Blog, but that does not mean the gents are not important, they are ….. without them you wouldn’t be on … Continue reading

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Flower Friday: A Blooms & Blossoms Bouquet

03 27 2015

It’s the last Friday of the month and we are feeling good here at UBB! Sending you off for a spectacular spring weekend with this gorgeous bouquet from one of our preferred florists Kelli with Blooms & Blossoms and her … Continue reading

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