Flower Recipe Friday with Studio Stems

We here at UBB love recipe Friday’s, we love flowers, and we also know you do too! {Thanks to all your feedback!} We are quickly headed into the colder months of the year and that typically brings a change of color palette, this year we anticipate that we will see a lot of jewel tones, moody hues, and unique varieties of blooms through the winter season. Studio Stems joins us today with a look at a simple and moody centerpiece along with its components! Thanks to Lindsey Orton for photography.

Thanks to UBB for a fun year of recipe’s! This will be my last for the 2014 year but I sure have enjoyed sharing with you readers various bloom and foliage choices used in arrangements I have made.

Metallics remain on trend but I think we are going to see a shift from gold back into silver and pewter tones as winter comes on and as trends change and shape up in 2015. This textured urn bowl is a fav among our clients here at Studio Stems so we decided to use it for our recipe arrangement. One of my favorite roses for a little bit of mood seeping through a lighter tone is the “early gray” rose, it has just the right amount of language coming from its depth of color. The deep rich tone of the dahlia used here adds even more depth, the “piano” garden rose brings in a brighter jewel tone of red adding some interest, the red magnolia leaf ties the two red tones together. Without an added color this arrangement would read maybe a little holiday with the red, the lighter tone of rose, and all the foliage, but it is completely changed by adding the delicate light blue tone of the delphinium, just goes to show how drastically something can evolve with the addition of one element! 


Southwest Wedding Inspiration

We have quite a treat for you today! We were dying over these images captured by Megan Robinson and styled by Leslie Dawn Events! We thought this inspiration would be incorporated perfectly into a fall wedding. Leslie shared with us a little bit of her vision:
“I loved the concept of a rugged Wild West event mixed with the beauty of a stylish and memorable wedding. With the incredible scenery at Bluesky ranch and the beautiful horses that roamed around the large barn , it was easy to bring this vision to life. We mixed dark brown, tan, and brick colors of the desert with fun pops of teal into our table set up to create the old west feel with modern details. The beautiful horses adorned with incredible blooms kept it rustic and incorporated a soft side to this otherwise masculine theme.”
Now feast your eyes on these beautiful images!


Vintage Bike Groomals

This fall groomal shoot by Jessica Sue Anderson is absolutely lovely! We love the 1940′s feel with fun props like classic Schwinn bikes, a vintage suitcase, and a simple yet beautiful autumn seasonal bouquet by Just Add Flowers. There really is something so dreamy and romantic about shooting in the autumn and that warm light coming through on some of the shots is just perfection!


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Utah Fall Bridals {Kate and Manoraj}

This is a wonderful Fall Bridal session with Kate and Manoraj.  The photographer, LeeYen Lobendahn, made this session come to life and each picture depicts how much they love each other.
They decided to exchange letters to spend a few minutes reminding themselves of how it all started before going back to the whirlwind of wedding planning. This special moment is beautifully captured in these photographs.
Utah wedding and first look
Utah wedding and first look
Utah wedding and first look
Utah wedding and first look
Utah wedding and first look
Utah wedding and first look
Utah wedding and first look
Utah wedding and first look
Utah wedding and first look
Utah wedding and first look
Utah wedding and first look
Utah wedding and first look
Utah wedding and first look
Utah wedding and first look
Utah wedding and first look
Utah wedding and first look
Utah wedding and first look
Utah wedding and first look

Fall Engagements {Cole & Sarah}

Sarah wore a gorgeous emerald dress from Rent the Runway in the first part of her engagement pictures by Jessica White Photography and we were completely smitten. The emerald dress brought romance and drama to their engagements and then they went casual for a fun mountain picnic! We adore these!


Fashion Friday: The High Neck Gown

TGIF! We love Friday’s and especially this one, the perfect Autumn break! Today on fashion Friday we are sharing with you some of our favorite gowns with high necklines ….. its spot on trend to divert from a plunging neckline in 2015 and there are so many beautifully regal gowns to choose from! Here are a few of our favorites!

high1VOGUE as always been a mainstay go to on fashion, bridal is no exception. These two gowns come from an ad campaign they did and we found them on Pinterest! The ornate high neckline shoulder cape set over a delicate gown is one of our current favorite accessory styles! And then there is lace lace lace, a nude lace high neckline and sleeve creates about as much glamour as one bride could ever find!

high2If vintage is your thing, this gorgeous gown from Luisa Beccaria will do the trick!

rosa claraThen there is this Rosa Clara, sort of speaks Audrey Hepburn style, very classic!

high4 And last but not least this gorgeous Julie Vino with a bit of a sass that we could not resist. The metallic belt brings a unique detail that we do not see much in bridal fashion, but cannot help but be drawn too!

Hope you soon to be gown shopping ladies are inspired! We know we are!


Engagements at Grandpa’s House {Tucker & Sarah}

Today’s engagement session is a sweet one! We love when couples bring their personal lives into their photos. Sarah wanted to take her engagements on her Grandfather’s property and we think they turned out beautiful. Gorgeous photography by Camilia Lund Photography.
Here is a little snippet from the bride:
“Every summer growing up, I would fly from my home state in Florida to my grandparents house for a month. It was this trip that I looked forward to every year, even more than Christmas. My grandfather always kept the yard a child’s paradise, from the bridges over the river, to the trails on the hills, and my imagination combined with my cousin Averi’s, would take flight. I believe my feet have been close to everywhere on that land…and each summer, the yard and I would join again …another year older…some life phases ending while new one’s were beginning. As I now begin one of the most precious phases of my life, getting married, I once again returned to grandpa’s land…and this time, how sweet was my joy, that as my feet, bare as ever, walked amongst the footsteps of my past I was joined hand in hand with another pair of feet….imaginations taking flight as we take these steps forward into our beautiful future. I hope that future brings many visits to this place that I love, and that I can one day bring along the pink soft soles of little feet beginning their own story.”




Wedding Wednesday: Thomas & Jessica

We have a beautiful wedding to share with you today in both photographs from Jacque Lynn Photography and a great film by Kale Fitch films! It begins at the Salt Lake City temple and then heads to one of our favorite downtown SLC venues, Memorial House. Michelle Leo Events planned and design this simple stunner of a wedding. We love the peach tones and the blooms from Urban Chateau and that fabulous gown from Alta Moda Bridal! Enjoy!

thomas jessica highlight from Kale Fitch on Vimeo.


Milcreek Canyon, Utah Bridals

For this Autumn Harvest Bridal Inspiration Shoot, Leslie, from Leslie Dawn Events, wanted to combine all of the elements that make so many of us fall in love with well, Fall. This shoot captures the feel that brides can mix a fall wedding theme with romantic touches.  So pumpkins with highlights of gold, rose gold, and cream were arranged along with soft candlelight and dreamy flowers by Amber Reverie to create a romantic table set up. Milcreek Canyon provided the incredible lighting and beautifully colored trees to make it feel fairy-like and whimsical, while capturing the crisp and inviting feeling of Autumn. JM_130

Fall Engagements {Chris & Sierra}

Fall in Utah is definitely one of the most beautiful times of year. We have loved seeing all of the fall shoots coming into our inbox! We just had to share these darling fall engagements photographed by Ravenberg Photography! Chris and Sierra wanted a little more of an urban feel without going into the city. We love the cute apartments they took their photos next to! Of course they topped their engagement session off with some gorgeous fall color!