Flower Friday: Spring Groomal Blooms

IMG_4595EXTENSIONsamijophotoIts flower Friday! And this week it really does feel like spring! Today Sami Jo Photo & Flower Afternoon take us into  bloom bliss with a look at a unique groomal session and its flower accents!

blogfWe loved this dancer bride’s carefree mood at the park and her unique fashion, a bit more on the casual side but with soft romantic almost bohemian style. Her floral crown moves us right into what is in high trend for today’s bride and her gorgeous bouquet has a unique style & shape that appeals to nature and still feels very bridal. Val with Flower Afternoon joins us with a bit of insight!


This Utah winter was rough and, as you can see in the photographs, there was still snow present on the day of the shoot. In a desperate attempt to feel Spring I used the most vibrant and warm colors I could get my hands on.

The bouquet was a layered design with a base of peach Juliet roses, ranunculus, hypericum berries, and my favorite pink parasol spray roses – think miniature garden rose. These flowers all tend to be hardy and are great options when longevity is needed for the wedding day. The yellow eremurus and snapdragons reaching out of the back of the bouquet look like a sunburst, giving a wild frame to a classy and compact look. 

For the headpiece, I used the same recipe of flowers used in the base of the bouquet, keeping the flowers bunched in the back in an almost symmetric pattern to even the weight. It keeps the headpiece balanced and is unlikely to flop around by being secured to the back of the head. The last thing you want is the stress that might come with readjusting a weighty unsupported headpiece! A sturdy green, like the acacia I used, is great for keeping the headpiece in place. This floral crown would be a great option for a bride who doesn’t want all the focus to be on the flowers but wants to feminine and elegant. 

The boutonniere is sweet and simple! A single parasol spray rose, some acacia greens, and a touch of hypericum berry. Great contrast makes this bout stand out against the slate gray suit!


Floral Design: Flower Afternoon
Photography: Sami Jo Photo
Makeup & Hair: Ombre D
Bridal Fashion: Forever 21
Venue: Sugarhouse Park
Models: Stephanie Nelson & Ken Taylor