Valentines Inspired Shoot

02 12 2015

There are only two days until Valentine’s Day! We are celebrating with some gorgeous and girly pink and red inspiration to show you today! We adored this stylized shoot photographed by Jessica E. Photography. The cute sweets table, the flower crown, and the glitter! Everything about it says “be mine!”.

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Magazine Featured Wedding {Mallory + Colby}

02 11 2015
We love this real wedding (that can be seen featured in our magazine!) and the story behind it.  This amazing bride divulges how her dream wedding came to life and the sweet love story that brought it all together.
From the Bride:
“Colby and I met in high school. I was 16 and he was 17 (yes, that the sound of music song always goes off in my head every time I say that). We sat next to each other in a class and I noticed he was writing with a quill pen and I thought that was the coolest thing ever because I had one too (we both loved Harry Potter, thus the reason for the odd quill pens story). From then on we were best friends through out high school. We always had a little crush on each other but never really did much about it. He went off to serve an LDS mission for two years and we wrote letters frequently. We grew even closer through out that time and by the time he got home I new he was the one despite the fact we had never really discussed the matter.  After dating for several months, Colby proposed during a sunrise on the North Shore of Oahu, where I had lived while he was gone. So when I say I married my best friend, I really did.
Our wedding day was so special because we truly felt like we were marrying our one true companion in this life. We can’t wait to grow old together and enjoy pretending to be a cute old couple now. We love feeding ducks together and spending time in nature. Colby is an outdoors adventure guy, and I am one the girliest girls you will ever meet. But even though my idea of a perfect night involves Nordstrom, and his involves a campfire, we compliment each other perfectly and love spending all the time we can get with one another.”
Our Wedding:
“I was one of those girls who stashed wedding magazines her entire life. I had even kept a meticulous folder I began in middle school of clippings of weddings from magazines. So when the time came to actually plan my wedding I was in pure heaven. I wanted a classic wedding, full of lots of flowers and vintage European details. Since seeing the movie “Father of the Bride” in the 90’s I had always dreamed to have my wedding in my yard at my home. The giant sycamore trees and beautiful gardens made the perfect backdrop to what I had envisioned. I gained a lot of inspiration for my wedding around Mary’s wedding from the TV show Downton Abbey .I loved the European and classic feel and endless amounts of flowers. I planned my wedding almost entirely around my wedding dress, a classically beaded Jenny Packham named “Rose”. I had always wanted a unique vintage looking dress-and the second I put this one on I knew it was it. I knew it was a dress that I would still be in style when one of my future daughters would get married and could become a family air loom. One of the most important aspects of my wedding were florals. To me-they were the main decorations of my wedding and what gave it the most timeless look possible. Ashley Beyer of Tinge floral made my flower dreams come true and basically painted our reception with flowers (the girl is a flower whisperer). To accent the flowers, we rented vintage plates accented them with gold silverware for yummy English inspired scones. Our reception took place in the evening, which turned out to be completely magical. I always said that I wanted my wedding to “glow”. I loved the idea of real candles because of how magical and classic they make an event seem. 100’s of candles lined our pathway and the tables. From the giant tree in my backyard candle lit glass globes hung from the tree. I will never forget looking at Colby when we were dancing and realizing we would always be each others.  It was so special to have so many of my dreams come true in one day. I couldn’t have done it without my mother-who has the best taste of anyone I know. We planned my wedding together and it was a special experience that I will never forget.”
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Pine Tree Farm Bridals

02 10 2015

Who doesn’t love a gorgeous dress, stunning flowers and and a beautiful bride? This winter has been a little underwhelming, as in, where is the snow? This year has been quite a bit different: the 40 degree weather in Logan, UT that this winter has brought with it has given our wonderful photographer and HMUA, B. Beautiful Artistry many more opportunities to go outside and shoot.

From the photographer, “I found this little pine tree farm and instantly fell in love. I drove past it almost every single day dreaming of the bridal shoot I would eventually put together and shoot there. One giant problem, it was private property and I had no idea who the owners were. Luckily I drove past one day and much to my surprise there was a car sitting out front. I literally slammed on my brakes and went and knocked on the door. The owners were so sweet and said I could shoot there whenever I liked! The second I got back in the car I started contacting some of my favorite vendors, and this shoot was born.”

Because of the setting, the theme was organic and vintage with a glamorous overtone. We love this gorgeous shoot!



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Valentine Themed Engagement

02 09 2015

Today we are kicking off our week of LOVE which for UBB is quite a special week, because love is what we are all about! We loved this gorgeous styled engagement shoot photographed by MayLily Photo. What is more classic during the season of Valentines than bright red roses? We loved the classic look of this shoot and the model’s dramatic makeup! Plus, who could go wrong with adding a dog into the mix?! Can’t wait to share the rest of our Valentine’s shoots with you!

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Flower Friday: Spring Bouquet | Marsala

02 06 2015

We hope that you have scoured our new online mag a time or two and if so this bouquet will be recognizable and if not well get to it! One thing we are loving about the mag and its connection to the blog is that we can give you a closer more in depth look at the content here in a post! Today we look at one of the gorgeous bouquets used in our fashion editorial, a fantastic use of the Pantone color of the year … Marsala … this Blossom Sweet gem is a spring beauty! Thanks to David Newkirk for photography.

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Melissa {the floral artist behind this bouquet} told us a bit about her inspiration and collectively we came up with some thought son this beauty: Reminiscent of the window of time where winter begins to turn warm and the transition of winter to spring begins, soft pinks and warm corals prepare for bright lighter days and a deep rich Marsala keeps the winter lingering just enough to create the right amount of contrast.

Enjoy a closer look at this beauty on this beautiful spring like flower Friday!

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Southern Utah Bride Magazine {Spring/ Summer 2015}

02 05 2015

We are thrilled to announce a new issue of one of our favorite magazines, Southern Utah Bride Magazine, is hitting newsstands this week! This stunning magazine is such a great resource for brides! So many gorgeous pages dripping with inspiration! We have included some gorgeous images photographed by the immensely talented Gideon Photo from the featured shoot of this issue! We also included the stunner of a video by NP Films! You must check it out! Make sure to pick up the mag this week to help with wedding plans!0001

Moroccan Editorial 2015 from Nathan Pickett on Vimeo.

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Grand Hall at Union Pacific Wedding {Michelle + Kyle}

02 04 2015

This beautiful beautiful celebration was in honor of a beautiful couple’s marriage, Michelle and Kyle. This dream couple decided on the Grand Hall at Union Pacific for a slightly glam yet super classy venue.  The flowers by Heather Field and Rachel O could not have complimented the venue any better. And, we love this gorgeous bride’s Maggie Sottero dress! We can’t take our eyes off this stunning pair and their wedding!

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Classic Bridals

02 03 2015
This styled shoot by the talented, Alyssia B. Photography, is so simple and classic. We love the bride’s beautifully elegant complexion and hair.  The venue combined with the dress and flowers is absolutely dreamy, they tie the whole theme together. We also adore the color combination of the flowers with the texture of the Maggie Sottero dress. This is one classy session we can’t get enough of!

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Jeremy & Breaunna in Love

02 02 2015

These two love birds were photographed by Keala Jarvis Photography. Breaunna shared their proposal story with us and we couldn’t help but share it with our readers!

I LOVE Barnes and Noble. Bookstores are my favorite. Jeremy took me there on our first date because he knew how much I loved it. Jeremy said he needed to run into Barnes and Noble to see if they had a chemistry book. We walk around for a minute, then he points to a book and says, “Oh look, have you read this one?” In my mind I was thinking, “Um no. I’ve never even seen that book in my life.” So I just looked at him for a second and said no. He just smiled and handed to me, so I opened it up. Instant tears. He had glued pictures of us into the book and wrote a little story about our relationship. So stinking cute. I flipped through the pages and at the end of the story, in the last half of the book, there was a square cut out of the pages with a little box in it. He took out the box, got down on one knee, and asked me to marry him. Of course I said YES!”

How cute is it that they included the book in their engagement session?!


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Flower Friday: 1 Bouquet 2 Ways With Studio Stems

01 30 2015

2015 will continue our monthly flower series with our favorite preferred florists here at UBB but this year we are spinning it a little and offering our artists some room to create and really show us their craft in unique, educational, and informative ways! Each month one of them will join us in a custom post just for UBB readers and we cannot wait to see what they bring to the screen! No doubt that these particular Friday’s will continue to be our favorites! Lindsey Orton Photography continues to capture these posts just for us!

Today Audrey with Studio Stems is joining us with a look at what it means to do one bouquet two ways!

I have actually been wanting to share an article regarding this topic for a while now so I am really excited that UBB is mixing things up and offering us the creative ability to bring you information and visual inspiration that will help you plan your wedding floral! You’re still getting a recipe from me this time around, actually you’re getting two! 

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These two bouquets look and feel similar which was entirely my point. I talk to so many brides that need to find a way to re-create a bouquet they love for less, or maybe they are just looking to do something less spendy for their pre-wedding bridal or groomal shoot so I thought UBB would be the perfect place to spin this into a post and show you how easily that can be done. One color scheme and style with specific flowers in mind create two bouquets, a spendy one that maybe is worth its weight on the big day and an alternate if your on a tight budget or looking for a shoot bouquet. This can easily be done with nearly any style, color palette, and bloom selection! 

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The first version is obviously more floral heavy, it contains an English garden rose variety named ‘piano’ that takes a rich center stage and it’s bright contrast comes in the way of a traditional rose in a great shade of pink. Dark red dahlias deepen the density and freckled ivory ranunculus provide contrast to the dahlias. Red spray roses bring in a touch more red and are accompanied by a few ivory ones too! For a barely there touch of foliage in a unique way spiral eucalyptus was added, and a little bit of thistle adds a subtle cool tone and more intriguing texture. The fact that this bouquet is more floral heavy is only part of the reason it is more spendy, some of its cost are regarding the types of blooms used. While those garden roses are nearly always ideal they run a good deal more per stem than traditional roses. Ranucs also are in an upper class of blooms along with those dark rich dahlias. The quantity of bloom variety contributes as well. So what does the alternate entail ….

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The alternate bouquet hosts several foliage varieties to add texture and also take up some space, here I used not only the spiral eucalyptus more abundantly but also a good deal of skimmia. The same pink roses grace this bouquet but instead of english garden roses more red spray roses were used, instead of dark dahlias leucadendron was used, and instead of ranunculus alstromeria was used. Thistle remained the same. This bouquet is around 35% less than the bouquet above. 

This could translate further into your wedding detail, if the similarity is close enough for you than maybe it is about using the more cost friendly options as centerpiece elements and the more costly version for important areas to you like your bouquet or a certain decor piece. This also could be a lesson in texture and simple a matter of style and taste and what appeals to you. 

Hope you enjoyed! Thanks for having me UBB! 

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