Flower Friday: Emily & Derek's Thanksgiving Point Wedding

It’s flower Friday and to finish off this early week in spring season we are bringing you some beautiful blooms from a summer garden wedding at Thanksgiving Point by Studio Stems. These blooms are real summer beauties with bright colors, big layered blooms, and contrasting whites, all created to fit the garden environment and one lovely bride! Whom happens to be joining us with the behind the scenes on her florals from her perspective and then Audrey with Studio Stems will offer us her design insight. Thanks to Jalene Taylor Photography for capturing a beautiful wedding with her own beautiful craft creating beautiful images!

I’ve long had an affinity for fresh flowers, which I acquired from my cute mom. My mother can name the best local florist in each of the cities we’ve lived in, and every special occasion at our home includes beautiful blooms. Her love of greenery inspired me to make the floral décor a key component of my wedding.

I began compiling bouquet concepts long before I could legally marry, and I developed a love for English garden roses and ranunculus the moment I began populating my “Tying the Knot” Pinterest board.

When I finally found my special someone, I knew I needed the best florist in Utah County to bring my décor dreams to life. Audrey O’Brien with Studio Stems was the perfect person. She involved me in every step of the process. I got to select everything from the peach poppies to the accent foliage, and Audrey ensured it all came together effortlessly.

Seven months after our wedding, my husband I continue to reflect on the highlights of that day, and the flowers never fail to come up in those conversations. All our floral dreams came true that day. 

Audrey: The real reward in working in a creative discipline is clients like Emily and their appreciation for your craft. It is so easy and fluid to work with a client who has confidence in your ability and your work and lets you take the lead creatively, it really allows for the artist to create some of their best works. All of our most popular weddings stem from confident clients that were open to letting us do our thing for them. This can be difficult to do for many brides, after all it is your wedding so it is understandable, but when you give the creative reigns over to capable hands its really bound to come out in such a way that will be far more pleasing then when you keep them and hold them tight. 

When we were designing and producing Emily’s flowers we kept in mind important things to her, like the use of the blooms she had long been pinning for, the venue and area in which her wedding was held, and the style and structure of what was appealing to her along with desired tones, color, and contrast. And this was the outcome! 

We created a beautiful bouquet out of a lot of ranunculus, garden roses, veronica, spray roses, stock, ladies mantle, and a vine foliage. The bridesmaids bouquets were similar to the brides bouquet just smaller versions. Bouts were simple ranuc singles and duos and centerpieces were garden style arrangements in classic glass cylinder vases. We especially loved the outcome of the cake floral which was just a very simple and strategically placed garden rose surrounded by a few spray roses and ranucs. The buffet arrangement was a floral focal piece at this wedding and our favorite decor piece, sitting ‘center stage’ in the garden and large enough to make a statement this urn held garden arrangement of hydrangea and the like of other wedding flowers fit the venue, the bride, and the color scheme really well. Thank you Emily & Derek for being the best kind of clients!