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 finish off our Summer Wedding Magazine Editorial Week we leave you with some stunning floral design by the talented Nicole Land of Soil & Stem!
Flowers really set the tone for your event. They can speak volumes about your style, your color palette and the mood you want your guest to feel as they enter the room. Whether it be classic + sophisticated or casual and romantic, your flowers can really do the talking! It’s important to figure out what vibe you are wanting to set and how your flowers can deliver that message. For this shoot we wanted to portray a very lush summer wedding setting with growing vines up the wall and overflowing centerpiece that literally grew off the table. An overgrown garden or secret garden sort of setting perfectly fitting for a summer dinner under the stars.
This design was heavily influenced by the soft purple tones of lilac, summer berries, and clematis. A touch of honey colored garden roses adds depth and interest to the palette, while lush and billowy blooms paired with a trailing floor length ribbon brings movement and romance. We hope you leave us this week inspired and filled with new ideas and trends to help plan your wedding!
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 talented Annie Mertlich of Wild Field Paper Co. We seriously can’t stop swooning over this sweet that lends to the moody vibe perfectly!
“For this invitation suite I wanted to incorporate an elegant feel but also an earthy organic touch! I started the design with a wreath on the main invitation and let the rest of the suite tie into that, carrying the styles of the wreath into both the menu design and the calligraphed envelope. Handmade paper is very popular in weddings right now so I new I wanted to incorporate that into the suite. I used the handmade paper on the RSVP card and the place cards to give the suite an overall organic touch. I dip-dyed each paper by hand with watercolor to give them a unique but cohesive look. The envelope is the first thing your guest will see for your wedding, so I did an elegant calligraphy to compliment the fun vintage stamps for a beautiful preview of the invitation inside!”
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 + makeup to the jewelry. Today we are diving deeper into our summer editorial feature and talking about the beauty and fashion details.
This season we are loving romantic and flowing silhouettes accompanied by dramatic sleeves + backs. We can’t get enough of the this silk chiffon + beaded english net dress designed by Jenny Packham available locally at Alta Moda Bridal. Simple yet breathtaking are the perfect words to describe it!
If you choose to go with a more flowy style dress we suggest the makeup be simple and classic and the hair natural and flowing as well. We love seeing brides going for a softer feminine look which also lends to the summer season perfectly. Brynn Thomas did an amazing job capturing this windblown look effortlessly!
To finish off your look it’s all about accessorizing! Try going a different direction from traditional diamonds or pearls and opt for a colored stone like amethysts or geodes for a moody purple vibe. If you are looking for great statement pieces for your wedding you have to check out our local favorite, Katie Waltman Jewelry. We love her pieces because they are truly unique and not your traditional wedding jewelry so you can get extra use out of them and wear them with our every day outfits as well! So feast your eyes on the gorgeousness below!
When selecting colors for your wedding and for suits, think as timeless as you can. Black tends to give a very formal setting. Very traditional wedding that looks sharp. Charcoal is great because you get the formal look, but you get more use out of the suit after the wedding. Unlike black, you aren’t limited to only weddings, funerals or black tie events. Charcoal can be worn for any business or religious setting and you can still get away with wearing it to almost any other event. Navy is another big one. We haven’t seen a guy that doesn’t look good in navy! It’s very versatile for occasions beyond the wedding and should be a staple in every mans closet. Right now, we are seeing brighter navy’s than the typical midnight shades, which make for a classic, but new look that is perfect for summer.
Accessories. These are important! Don’t get too obsessed with matching the wedding colors with the color pallet for the groom/groomsmen suits. If you do want to bring in your wedding colors then the best way to do this is subtly. Try having the edges of pocket squares embroidered with a pop of color. Instead of looking for ties in the perfect solid tone, get them with a mellow pattern or texture with only a hint of that specific color leaving the majority a neutral shade. If you want to go crazy, go nuts with the boutonniere, that’s acceptable. Socks are great to splurge on too. Bold socks are really in right now and are for sure treading the trendy line, but if you have trousers that fit well you can be formal during photos with the socks covered and then take a few fun shots and let them loose on the dance floor! Socks aren’t limiting if you have the proper length in your pant.
Our biggest tip is don’t forget about the groom! Your dress + hair and makeup are for sure important but so is your man and making sure he looks equally put together! Check out how Urbana Custom styled this perfect summer groomal fashion look!
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 to the dinner menu itself. To lend to the moody look we incorporated aspects of blackberries throughout this feature and the food was the perfect place to really bring that out. We had the experts at Culinary Craft help prepare the perfect summer time dinner.
On the menu: blackberry, feta, + mint skewers with balsamic drizzle. Mixed greens with blackberries, candied pecans, and pomegranate honey vinaigrette. Served with a fresh blueberry scone and sea salt butter. For dessert blackberry galette with fresh rosemary and vanilla bean fresh cream. Finish everything off with a signature blackberry cocktail for your guests!
We all know it wouldn’t be a wedding without a wedding cake and this simple beauty by Pippa Cakery is absolutely perfect! With a touch of caramel drizzle and a few blackberries on the top it for sure is a show stopper in a subtle way. There is so much beauty in food presentation!
Happy Monday! We are beyond excited to share with you an in-depth look at our Summer Editorial that is featured in our current magazine issue! Every year we see wedding trends change and move from one style to another and that constant wave of inspiration and creativity is what we live for. This summer and coming seasons look for more moody vibes and have fun embracing a more romantic side to design.
For our summer wedding inspiration we enlisted the help of local designer, Leslie Price of Leslie Dawn Events, to help bring this vision to life. We love the concept of a light and airy tablescape while still finding ways to incorporate color. Leslie drew inspiration from lush gardens with beautiful blooms and overgrown vines. She accentuated the lavender and dusky blue tones with glowing candlelight that set the romantic ambiance.
To get this look combine long wooden tables softened by a romantic flowing runner, fresh cut florals and draping greens to emulate the perfect secret garden trend. Don’t be afraid to let things get a little dark. We love the contrast between the light + deeper shades. This week we will be sharing tons more images and advice on how to achieve this look for your summer wedding! And make sure to scroll all the way down and watch the amazing video by Jared Fadel from our shoot!
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 The Bungalow in Pleasant Grove. Deane’s designs are largely influenced by her nomadic lifestyle, born in Ireland, raised in South Africa, currently living in London this designer has a lot of international influence running through her fingertips!
This sleek satiny gown has just the right amount of flow in the skirt and a touch of romantic influence with the tucking of lace in the plunging neckline and panel in the back.
Flavia with Versa Artistry was the artist behind all the H/MU on this shoot and she joins us with some thoughts on the bold color choices we used to accompany this model and gown.
Intense colors can be risky but they also can be a perfect statement. They work well for brides like our model here who clearly like bold colors and already are making a statement with hair color or otherwise. Be careful however where and how you place color as it can go very wrong fairly easy. The key is in dimension of color. Here a bold green tone hugs around the eyes and peeks out. Green pairs well with bronze and soft coral tones like used here on the cheeks and lips.
For a bride who wears a ponytail often and is most comfortable in one a curl pattern can bring a little glamour and enhance the pony for just the right bridal look. Ponytails are not the most common bridal choice so even if you wear one often it an read unique on your wedding.
We love Chantel Marie‘s dramatic style and we just had to share this gorgeous formal session she photographed and shared with us. Ashley and Rob have a stunning style and we love their outfits! Doesn’t this make you want to go frolic in the mountains?!
We love the simplistic, vintage feel of this shoot. This ivory all-lace dress plays homage to the vintage aspects of this shoot, while the cut still gives it a modern flare. The bride’s beautiful, loose curls and bright, airy make up give this shoot a natural and elegant feel. With a beautiful back drop like Brigham’s Apple Orchard up at This is the Place Park in the afternoon light, these images made us swoon! Sometimes, keeping things simple and focusing on the interactions between the couple can create magic all it’s own! Jessica Davies Photography definitely outdid herself with this beautiful session!
Jenna & Sam met on a triathlon team at BYU. Jenna was super hesitant about Sam but her family loved him any time they would watch them compete in a triathlon. Her mom kept saying, you should go for Sam. Finally they decided to go on a date and have been together ever since.
“They are the most loving couple. I just love their joy for life and living it as fully as they can. They are always in the outdoors, trying to do as much as they can together. I love the love they have for each other.”
Sydney specifically wanted their engagement photos set in an orchard, and she also wanted a canoe, so the beautiful Provo, UT area seemed a great choice for her vision. While she didn’t want the shoot to be overly styled, she wanted to make a “nod to vintage,” so she chose to include her mint beach cruising bike. Kat with A Twist of Lemon Photography did a fabulous job on their photos!