Flower Crowns

It’s flower friday and we are excited to look into flower crowns with the help of one of our preferred florists, Blossom Sweet. Take it away, Melissa!

tracy-hill-photographyHello UBB readers! I am excited to be able to share some of my work with you today. I’m not sure why exactly, but for some reason a seemingly high percentage of my clients request flower-crowns (also known as head-wreaths, headpieces, floral halos, etc.) as part of their floral design concepts. I am, of course, happy to oblige these requests.


There are so many different routes a bride can take with these pretty pieces. The overall aesthetic of the event along with the bride’s personal style will really determine the right path for the crown design. For example, the feminine and romantic bride with a garden-style event may choose a massive, over-sized design with full florals. Organic brides may be more minimal and request only foliage and perhaps a little pop of floral and filler. Contrast that with the traditional and sweet bride who could opt for a simple babies breath number, or the free-spirited bride who might choose a “wild-child” concept with lots of wispiness and an unruly vibe. As you can see from the photos in today’s post the options are abundant!

Now ‘What does a flower-crown cost?’ you may ask. It really depends on a few variables, including but not limited to: who creates it for you, what specific elements are included in the design, and the size/fullness of the piece. Keep in mind that head-wreaths often require a high level of very intricate work, so you are not only paying for product but for skilled labor and floral know-how as well.gideon-photography

alixann-loosle-photography-3Lastly, if a flower-crown seems like something you’d like to try but you’re not quite sure about wearing it on your big day, one option to consider would be to wear one just for your pre-wedding bridal portraits instead. That way, you’ll still get to have fun playing dress-up with one and get pretty pictures of yourself wearing it, but you can keep things a little more simplified on the day you say “I do.” Talk to your florist to decide what option would be the best fit for you.alixann-loosle-photography-2


Photo credits in order of appearance:

1. Tracy Hill Photography
2.  Tessa Barton Photography
3. Stephanie Sunderland Photography
4. Rebekah Westover Photography
5.  Ravenberg Photography
6.  Gideon Photography
7-9. Alixann Loosle Photography


Summer Garden Bridals

Get ready because we are going to blow you away with one beautiful bride, Melissa, and these gorgeous inspiration bridals photographed by Jordyn Willey! The stunning garden setting at Thanksgiving Point is perfect for summer and we loving the brides soft and romantic look topped off with a gorgeous boho style headpiece. One of our favorite details from this shoot is the gold foil cake by Sara Elizabeth Cakes & Sweets!


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Wedding Inspiration Wednesday: Peach Romance

This inspiration shoot hosts bushels of peach inspiration and feels just like summer romance! It is staged at a local wedding venue that is ideal for a summer outdoor wedding with an elegant and romantic backyard nature to it, Gardens at Drycreek in Lehi. We loved the whimsical cake created by Cassidy Budge and always appreciate a great photographer! Thanks Evelyn Eslava for sharing with us!


Edgy Golden Bridals

One of the things we love so much about the Utah Bride Blog is that it’s a source for talented wedding professions and displays a wide range of different styles and inspiration for planning brides. Sometimes we feature a very feminine and classy bridal session and sometimes we feature a high-fashion style bridal that is equally beautiful in it’s own way. Today we are sharing a gorgeous bridal session photographed by Opie Foto! We are loving the dramatic hair and makeup paired with gorgeous gold dress and headpiece. Not to mention how mysteriously beautiful this location is! What is your style of bridals… classic and elegant or edgy and high-fashion?!


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Utah Engagements {Ryan & Katie}

Ryan & Katie have what Katie’s grandma calls the “vanilla ice cream” curse. Everyone one of Katie’s Aunts and Uncles on her Dad’s side, as well as her Dad, married their high school sweetheart. Her grandma used to use the analogy to explain to her uncle that he should try all the flavors before settling for vanilla. Ryan and Katie met in high school and now are madly in love getting married. We think they have a beautiful vanilla ice cream love!  We love these gorgeous photos taken by Lindsey Orton Photography!


Flower Friday: Red. White. Blue. Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July UBB readers! Today we wanted to celebrate by taking a look back at our darling summer editorial from 2011 that boasted an all american color scheme of red, white, & blue! Have a great summer holiday weekend!


Patriotic Engagements {Adri & Jared}

A couple of years ago we featured this incredible patriotic engagement session and is has become one of our all time favorites to date! On this 4th of July weekend we thought it was only fitting to share it with you again and to swoon over the images by Brooke with Blush by B all over again! At the time Jared was about to graduate from the Air Force Academy and this beautiful couple had been waiting a long time to tie the know! Brooke did such a fabulous job capturing the natural chemistry and romance between Adri & Jared. Every image is full of so much passion and love. And how gorgeous are those images of the couple wrapped up in the flag?! To die for! Happy 4th of July weekend!


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Featured Wedding {Brynne & Adam}

Happy Wedding Wednesday! We always look forward to our Wednesday features and to be able to share with you all local real weddings that are absolutely beautiful! Brynne & Adam’s backyard wedding is charming and sweet and we just can’t get enough of Brynne’s blush Anne Barge gown from Alta Moda Bridal! We have been long time lovers of Mikki Platt’s work and we just adore the way she captures weddings with a simple and timeless approach. Enjoy!


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Katie & Andrew {Featured Wedding}

We can’t stop swooning over Katie and Andrew’s gorgeous summer wedding captured perfectly by Jacque Lynn Photography! Katie makes for one beautiful bride and we are obsessed with her dress and the nude palette of the bridesmaid dresses! The Salt Lake Hardware Building has always been one of our favorite venues and Mara with Events by LMG did a fabulous job with the event design! A stunning wedding wouldn’t be completely with out lushes florals… we will be dreaming of that peach bouquet by Studio Stems all summer long!
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Patriotic Engagements {Chad & Brittany}

We are kicking off our Fourth of July week with a lovely patriotic engagement session photographed by Alyssia B Photography. We love summertime and the romance it brings, adding an American Flag into the mix can only make it better in our opinion! Brittany and Chad have been together for 7 years. Chad grew up on an Indian Reservation so they decided to honor that heritage in their shoot! We love how it turned out. We also love Brittany’s headpiece from Danani Handmade!