what flowers do you like?

often brides call or email me and just need some kind of starting point when it comes to flowers. they dont know where to begin, what shape, texture, and or color they like when it comes to blooms or what is available when. we have these handy little charts in the studio, but i found this collaborated one and thought hmmm good post!!! just a good jumping point for you brides just beginning bloom planning!


Kade & Ray

In April these two gorgeous people {whom I am lucky enough to know very well} got married. RayLynn reminds me so much of Emily Browning, and her groom is a handsome fellow {disclaimer: I am extraordinarily biased.} These two had simple organic style with a palette of earth tones in mostly whites & tans, with a touch of blush & eggplant. We used a plethora of blooms but I especially loved the prime anemone & ranunculus on this event! Centerpieces were kept simple with vast mono-chromatic ensembles of hydrangea and babies breath. Only the head table adorned multi bloom arrangements, in home made barn wood box planters. Single blooms were often the focus in mason jars or even on the cake, and I heart the single white ranuc in the bride’s hair. Succulents were among a focus as well, one of Raylynn’s favorite organic elements. Simple blooms that house their own texture really dominated this lovely wedding.

Congrats Kade & Ray & thank you for letting us be part of your this life changing day! And thanks to the amazing Kayleen T for sharing these amazing photos with us.

Floral Design: Audrey @ Studio Stems
Photography: Kayleen T
Venue: The Manor @ Riverwoods, Provo UT
Gowns: Gowns by Pamela
Grooms: Custom Suit

bloom in bridal hair

way long ago we created this permanent floral hair piece for Events by LMG. Thanks to Melinda Jae Photography for sharing these gorgeous images with us. A little bit of high fashion in the floral bridal world! Interested in a custom piece? Contact me!

Designer/planner: Events by LMG
Photographer: Melinda Jae
Makeup/Hair: Enizio
Gown: Alta Moda Bridal
Floral veil headpiece: Studio Stems


It is such an honor and compliment when we are asked to be part of any inspiration shoot, but I especially liked working with Jessica White on this colorful ensemble of Ombre inspiration. She chose pinks, oranges, and yellows as her color palette and of course ombre allowed me to play with all the tones in those ranges. We colored bottles in a subtle way just to compliment and move the ombre through the flowers: ranucs, astilbe, dahlias, crespedia, pincushions, hyacinth, and tulips. The bouquet was quiet tricky that ombre effect in a bridal bouquet is a hard endeavor to tackle and equate to looking “right” aesthetically, but we love how the texture and movement of tone worked out here. Even better yet this shoot was published on Utah Bride Blog today. Check it out here!

Photography: Jessica White
Paper goods: Ann Elizabeth
Gown & accessories: Avenia Bridal

Alicia & Brett: Southern Utah

Here at Studio Stems the designer’s equate to the number 2! Me {audrey obrien} and my right hand gal, Mrs Neena Earl, who has been with Studio¬† Stems for nearly 7 years. It is an intimate hands on designer studio, that is why brides love us! This southern Utah wedding was designed and produced solely by Neena.¬† The bride is a stunner and her simple gown is divine. The color scheme profound but not too bright shades of peaches, yellows, pinks, and greens.

Floral Design: Neena @ Studio Stems
Photography: Kate Osborne
Bridal Gown Custom Made: Jann Marie
Bridesmaids Dresses: Jcrew

feature on utah bride blog

Today is flower Friday on UBB. And today they continue their meet the florist of 2012 series, they continue it with Studio Stems. Want to learn a little bit more about who Studio Stems is, where inspiration is found, and some wedding advice? Head on over there! Thanks UBB for all that you contribute to Studio Stems!

Women in Weddings Spring Luncheon

IF you are a vendor working here in the great state of Utah then do not miss out on this great opp to mix and mingle with other amazing vendors, eat some good feed & get a tad bit of education! Studio Stems will be there! {if you did not already know this yours truly is a co-founder of this amazing organization!}


Photography: Jacque Lynn Photography
Gown: Alta Moda Bridal
Hair/Makeup: Enizio
Bouquet: Studio Stems {of course}

high contract white and orange. Hydrangea, roses, tulips, and ranucs.

MINI workshops 2012

I get a lot of regular inquiries about workshops and or education opportunities I might offer to those seeking some floral knowledge and or experience. I actually have a education tab {for those of you who dont know} and as stated I really like to customize the educational opportunity to the student and am open to consider what one might want to learn from me. So email me if you are interested! {}

In addition to that. I have a few dates available in April & May for mini workshops centered around some wedding floral basics. The dates are as follows …

April 19th – floral bread knowledge and care and necessary floral prep $100

April 26th – basics of a basic bridal bouquet $200

May 9th – basics of bouts and corsages $200

May 16th – the low and the high of centerpieces $300

These each would be a 2 hour mini class mid-day from 11-1 that will include hands on production, the flowers & supply’s necessary. 3 participants per class.

In addition to that I am willing to teach 1 {and only 1} real wedding workshop this year during the wedding season. This includes but is not limited to my assistance in helping you organize, design, and order flowers for an actual event you have been hired to do and my labor and attention to prep those flowers, the production of the designs, and on site installation.

Subject to my availability of course. Open to anyone in the US including any locals to Utah. Price will vary based on location and quantity of needs and education.