Monday, December 20, 2010


photo by yan, from a recent collaboration i participated in with a few should be excited to see it.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Tara and Christian

I just got these amazing pictures back from Jessica Peterson, who shot Tara and Christian's wedding. I love her photography. Tara and Christian exude a sort of refined 70's look that I love. They are gorgeous, and so was their wedding. I think this peach and rusty red color palette is perfect for a fall wedding. And as always, a few succulent boutonnieres never hurt.

Friday, December 10, 2010


I put a large mix of greens in this arrangement and I loved the way they worked together, and that hyacinth smelled so good.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

guest post at forget me knot weddings

I did a guest post over at forget me knot weddings blog a little while back. It is an inspiration board for a winter wedding that still wants to have the free-spirited feel that laid back summer weddings have. Summer weddings get all the attention sometimes, but I love winter weddings too. To me this board was perfect inspiration for a winter wedding that didn't feel too formal and uptight, or Christmassy. Rather it feels appropriately cozy for the snowy (in utah, at least) season while still being fun.

I love the idea of incorporating velvet into your or your bridesmaid's attire (or even a well tailored velvet suit for your groom?!) Wearing gold jewelry would be a perfect accent to glowing candles or christmas lights around your venue. Citrus is in season and looks great mixed with florals. Tones of yellowy gold and orange are perfect mixed with a sophisticated cream for flower arrangements at winter weddings. And last but not least, do you see the meringue mushrooms on that cake? I have made these myself and they are ever so time consuming, but I think they would be a perfect addition to a wintery wonderland wedding that doesn't have to say "Christmas".

Head over to forget me knot weddings to see the full post, and image credits.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

petals in the sink

flower messes are much more fun than food messes in your kitchen.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

happy thanksgiving

I made a few fall arrangements last week, a couple of them ended up at the bijou market. Those pretty yellow leaves are long gone now though, covered under almost a foot of snow. Aren't these colors pretty? I love the transition from cream to champagne pink, and then everything in between yellow and those orange persimmon. These would be such pretty wedding colors for any season.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

an elopement shoot

This pretty little shoot has already made it's way around the internet, and for good reason. Jill Thomas and Kami Christensen put this together for a bit of fall inspiration. I was so lucky to be able to do the flowers, and try my hand at making some hair pieces. I also made my version of a ring pillow for the ring bearer with some bark to match the mountain environment...but I don't think anything can look as cute as the ring bearer himself does. right?

I know that this little elopement makes me wish I were getting married again so that I could focus on what is really important, and I think it does the same for a lot of people. Jill said it perfectly, this shoot "captures the true essence of what a wedding is meant to be… two people professing their love in the company of the most important people in their lives."

a few of jill's polaroids below served as teasers for us on the shoot, seeing them was sort of happy torture. they were incredible of course, but we knew it would be a couple of weeks before we saw the rest of the pictures.

I absolutely love oak leaves. I had them at my wedding, and if I had my choice they would be in every wedding I did too. I love the natural feel of these flowers. I think that mountain weddings should have effortless feeling they were gathered on the way up. And Jill's son, well, probably the cutest ring bearer I will ever pin a boutonniere on. I love the combination of the oak leaf and acorn boutonniere against his plaid jacket. Jill and Kami were such a delight to work with, thanks for letting me join in ladies!

All photos by Jill Thomas, hair and makeup by Kami Christensen. It has also been featured on 100 layer cake, apartment 34, and it got a little mention on green wedding shoes.

Monday, November 15, 2010

green glass

Mixed green containers have always been a favorite of mine if you are going for the eclectic look. Above are a sampling of containers I have for brides wanting mixed containers for their wedding. Haylee wanted a mix of green and blue glass for little vase arrangements at her wedding. They look fantastic when they are in big clusters together around the venue, or small ones down the center of the tables. Here are a few pictures of the ones I whipped up for her.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Stacey and Eric's wedding on Utah Bride Blog

This was a gorgeous August wedding that was captured by Jill Thomas. Which, as all of her work does, makes the event even more beautiful. It is one of my favorite weddings so far. Stacey and Eric have great taste, and so many gorgeous flowers were available for the wedding. I used mixed silver containers for all of the arrangements and it was a fun way to make them all coordinate without matching.

To see the feature on Utah Bride Blog, click here.