Spring 2012 Inspiration Shoot {Flower Friday}

Happy Friday! We hope everyone has enjoyed this weeks feature and are now in love with the color orange! We are wrapping up our Spring 2012 Inspiration Shoot with the Flower Friday feature by Blossom Sweet! Melissa did such an AMAZING job with the flowers for this inspiration shoot! Flowers are KEY to bringing your vision together and creating a perfectly detailed and styled event! Melissa is going to share some fantastic advice with us on how to get this look:

“Hello, my name is Melissa Nickle and I am the Owner and Head Designer at Blossom Sweet.  It was such a privilege to once again be invited to take part in one of UBB’s amazing editorial shoots!  As has been mentioned in previous posts this week, the Spring Inspiration Shoot for 2012 was based on PanTone’s color of the year, ‘Tangerine Tango.’  Now please allow me to be blunt for a moment when I state what I feel is a painfully obvious fact: there are a million ways to make this particular color scheme look all kinds of tacky!  And if you are a bride considering a similarly-hued soiree,  I would imagine (and hope) that you don’t want your event to have a case of the uglies!  So to prevent that from happening all you need to do is keep this simple secret in mind when it comes to your color palette: it’s all in what you do with it, darling.
So what did Blossom Sweet do with it?  Let’s break it down.

First of all, we toned down the Tangerine Tango-ness a bit by infusing soft peaches, grays, and ivories throughout the bridal party and decor designs.  As you can see the bright orange hues are still heavily incorporated throughout, but the softer shades really add an air of femininity and class.  A bride who loves a good pop of color would certainly still get the desired effect.

Beauty is in the details, dear brides-to-be.  You can see how big of a difference a single bloom makes on the invitations displayed at the ceremony, how the petals surrounding the aisle add a subtle yet much needed pop of color for that all-important moment, and how the blooms attached to the oranges at each place setting really just add the perfect finishing touch.  If you want your event to really make an impact, remember that it really is all in the details!

Not only do the accent colors make a difference, but also the bloom choices.  In choosing such a bold color scheme, I think it would be all too easy to go too over-the-top in choosing flowers with strong lines.  To keep that from happening, choose romantic, delicate blooms to off-set the harshness of the vibrant tones.  To achieve this in this case we chose to incorporate ruffly ranunculus (a favorite this time of year!), stock, poppies, sweet peas, tulips, garden roses, and hydrangea, as well as several other accent blossoms.

If you want decadent designs at your wedding but do not have a decadent budget, may I provide a suggestion?  To help supplement costs at your event, take a hint from what we did in this inspiration shoot.  Other than the largest focal piece, we actually used the same designs in the lounge area and on the table scapes.  We simply added extra elements to the designs for the more formal dinner setting.  For example, we added fresh oranges to really give the designs that “little something extra” and to set them apart from the lounge area and cocktail hour.  This is an easy way to minimize expense while maximizing style.

Let me finish by saying that this color scheme is not for the faint of heart!  Quite on the contrary, it is for the bride who is shamelessly unafraid of color.  If the latter describes you, then this might just be the scheme of your dreams!  Yes, it would take the right bride, with the right personality, who hires the RIGHT PROFESSIONALS to successfully pull off this look (DIY has no place here!).  But I’ll tell you what – when done right, your event will without a doubt be a showstopper for the books.” – Melissa Nickle, Blossom Sweet
And it’s a wrap! Thank you SO much to all of the amazing vendors involved in this years Spring Shoot!

Concept: Utah Bride Blog
Photography: Gideon Photography
Videography: Nathan Pickett Films
Event Design & Rentals: Forevermore Events
Venue: Entrada
Flowers: Blossom Sweet
Dress & hair accessories: Gateway Bridal & Prom
Hair & Makeup: Jaclyn Lamoreaux
Custom Suit: Dress Code
Paper goods: Pink Piggy Design
Jewelry: J. Brooks Jewelers
Cake: Sweet Cakes by Karen
Bride Model: Jennifer Kay Shaver
Groom Model: Joshua Bailey


  1. Ella Bella says:

    Melissa you are such a pro! The flowers are perfect and you are right… softening the tangerine with the peaches and softer shades is brilliant! Beautifully done!!! ps. I sent you a referral yesterday:)

  2. I am not one to comment on blogs, but I saw an image from this shoot on Pinterest and fell in love immediately. I LOVE bold colors, and I think its a shame that not more brides embrace it. Stunning work by everyone involved!

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Where did you find the tangerine paper/flower balls that you have hanging inside the tent?


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