Today we finish off our spring 2013 editorial week, always a bitter sweet feeling at the end of a long anticipated week of visual feasting and inspiration, but we do it with a beauty bang and a focus on the floral!
One of the fabulous things about Scenemakers is that they have a highly talented in-house floral department, so they have a lot to offer Utah’s brides with a good deal of quality services, so it made perfect sense to let them take over all the florals for this years spring shoot! And we are so glad they did! A superb job in matching the style of the entire shoot with some of our favorite blooms like the anemone, green goddess calla lilies, and Phalaenopsis orchids!
Allie joins us with some floral insight: With black and white being such a strong theme in our color palette, we couldn’t resist making anemone’s part of our floral look. These cute and whimsical flowers are a great attention grabber with the color blocked black center. We incorporated these into all of our floral.
For our tabletop floral, we wanted to add flowers that had serious structure, in order to capture a modern feel. Of course orchids fit the bill nicely. They are elegant, modern, and striking – in the way that they almost look sculpted. White phalaeonopsis was our first orchid choice, having big beautiful blooms, and arching stems. Cymbidium were the other orchid that we included, to add some vibrant color. These come in tall stems that have lots of blossoms, which can often be hard to use in an arrangement that has many other types of flowers. To get around this, but still have use of the perfectly molded cymbidium bloom, we sniped each blossom off the stem, and wired them to be able to use sporadically. There were two varieties of this bloom that fit our color palette, the Alice Anderson, and the Golden Wish. Both of these have the lime green color that we wanted. While the Golden Wish brought in hints of yellow, Alice Anderson added spots of white and a hint of burgundy, to help with some drama. White ranunculus, and green hydrangea gave some depth to our orchids, and anemone’s, adding different sizes of blossoms to make the arrangement more interesting. Black containers helped this centerpiece really pop off the white tablecloth.
Our coffee table floral were simple and clean. One was a modern glass vase with a few stems of Green Goddess winding out of the opening. The other floral was a simple glass cube, lined with bright green reindeer moss, for fun texture, and filled with floral to match the centerpiece.
For the bouquets, we used most of the same flowers from our centerpiece to keep a cohesive style, in addition to the Green Goddess. This lily was essential in our minds, to add the sleek minimalist element. This stunning flowers is an all green version of the calla lily, and is ultra refined looking. The bridesmaid bouquet was made a little more festive, with fuzzy dianthus, and some pops of yellow freesia, and ranunculus. The bride’s bouquet was kept more elegant. To keep a modern feel we did blocks of the same flowers next to each other, keeping the feel clean and organized. The wraps were obviously going to be black and white, but we wanted to differentiate them a bit. A classic stripe for the bride, and black wrap, with a skinny white band for the maid.
The boutonnieres were fun, we got a very cute black and white mini checked ribbon to add texture to the wrap. A white ranuncula bloom for the groom, to match the elegance of the bridal bouquet, and a yellow ranuncula for the groomsman, to match the festive feel of the maid’s bouquets. Both boutonniere’s had mint tied in, to bring some spring scents, as well and match the signature cocktail.
It has been such a fun week sharing with you this modern vibe with a bold and refreshing color scheme that surrounds the Pantone color of the year, Emerald. We hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have! A big shout out to our entire team of vendors but especially to Travis J Photography and Scenemakers! We couldnt leave you on just that note, we had to share the great film from David Perry one more time! So take a minute to relax, enjoy, and have a great weekend!
Utah Bride Blog Spring Shoot from David Perry on Vimeo.
Concept, planning, design: Utah bride Blog & Scenemakers
Photography: Travis J Photography
Videography: David Perry Films
Venue: 15th Street Gallery
Paper Artistry: Pink Piggy Design
Bridal Gown: Alta Moda Bridal
Bridesmaid Gown: Lily & Iris
Mens Fashion: Dress Code
Jewelry: Katie Waltman
Makeup & Hair: Enizio
Cake Artistry: Layers Cake
Linen Rental: Wildflower Linens
Furniture Rentals: Scenemakers & Modern Display
Tableware: Macy’s & Private collection
Bride Model: Maggie Anderson
Groom Model: Chris York
Bridesmaid Model: Anneke Cannon
Groomsman Model: Jayden Ralphs