Month: August, 2011

Wedding Floral Academy {san fran} @ 40% off!!!

Have you ever wanted to attend WFA or meet MRS NANCY LIU CHIN? One of the most prestigious and successful event florists in the country? Well here is your chance, I happen to have another floral friend who is selling her spot {due to unforeseen circumstances} to this falls 2011 workshop at a 40% discount. So if its the financials that has kept you at bay … resist no further!

For those of you that wonder what this might entail visit Blossom Sweets blog post for further info! And keep in mind that NLC has been a long time floral friend of Studio Stems and that we have attended this delightful workshop and benefited from it immensely. Education in this field is hard to come by, and there are few opportunities we recommend more highly!

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Danielle & her dilemma …

It started with this bouquet ….

Ok not THIS bouquet per say but this bouquet was the end result of what was actually desired. Dani contacted me only about 6 weeks before her wedding, with a dilemma that felt nothing short of emergent and significant to her and those helping plan her event.  One of those nightmarish stories you hear that strike fear in all planning brides! She contacted me at the recommendation of Rebekah Westover, her well chosen and talented photographer {who is also to credit for these lovely images.} The dilemma was this, she had hired a florist who had previously been hired in their family and when she received her bridal sitting bouquet for pictures she was crushed and disappointed. The bouquet in no way resembled what she was looking for and was in fact dying and falling apart from the moment it was handed to her. She realized that who she had hired was not at all capable of producing what she desired in way of her bouquet let alone the remainder of her wedding flowers and that it was necessary to promptly find another florist. I was super happy to oblige, glad I was in fact available to even help, and confident I could deliver what Dani was looking for!

This primarily white bouquet accented in green turned out perfectly suited to Dani and her ideals.  Peonies, ranucs, callas, tulips, & lilacs made up the white of the bouquet and the green was created by peaks of hydrangea, hyp berries, ranuc buds, and hanging green amaranthus.

The ceremony was held in the gorgeous gardens at Red Butte. In a perfect blooming state! The Wisteria is stunnnnning!

We created 3 different centerpieces for Dani, this one was a classic tall cylinder filled with submerged orchids and the stems from the arrangement up top, curly willow, hydrangea, amaranthus, tulips, and bells of ireland.

Another was a glass pitcher filled with a garden arrangement and variety of flowers including that of some textured parrot tulips. The third was a set of classic cylinders at varying heights grouped together all with submerged flowers in them of different varieties and a floating candle up top. Callas, ranucs, and orchids.

We created yet another garden pitcher arrangement at the sign in table and its complimented well by the artistic papery work of Pink Piggy Design.

Natural moss pillows for the ring bearers and simple yet elegant calla lily bouquets for the bridesmaids and of course THE bouquet that started this all! Dani, you were a gorgeous bride who deserved an amazing bouquet and it was a privilege to be part of that!

All floral artistry: Studio Stems
Photography: Rebekah Westover
Paper art: Pink Piggy Design
Venue: Red Butte Gardens
Gown: Marys Bridal
Hair&Makeup: Enizio
Utah Bride Blog: Featured Wedding

SL/PC Bride & Groom: Studio Stems Published

The premier issue of SL/PC mag has been on newsstands for several weeks now, and if you dont have a copy you must get yourself one! This publication is un-surpassed locally. Its bounteous luxury is nothing short of delectable and delightful.

I was asked by Mara of LMG Events to help create a “Fresh Greens” inspiration spread and if i do say so myself its a floating magical wonder!

Want more … Go get this beut of a mag!

Mikelle & Judson: A truly vintage affair

I am so excited to share this stunning wedding with you!  Mikelle was one of my favorite brides this year! She is so full of class, elegance, and an amazing sense of style. The wedding was actually featured on UBB a few weeks back, you can view that post here. But here on the studio blog a little more focus on the blooms …Courtesy of one talented and unique photographer Jessica Janae Photography

Mikelle’s gown was an elegant blush pink, silk taffeta, pin tuck with pockets, feast for the eyes from Alta Moda Bridal. To accompany her gown we created a bouquet that ranged in tones from white to blush and we used peonies, ranucs, lisianthus, astilbe. dahlia buds, and sweat pea to do it.

The reception was held at the historic McCune mansion, no better place for the nostalgic vintage flair. As guest entered they encountered a lovely and fine piece of furniture adored with custom place card settings and two large floral arrangements in tones of yellow, ivory and green with natural elements of course.

The tables were elegantly set with fine china and linens. Each individual napkin adorned with a sprig of wax flower and at the center of each table a vintage texture glass urn shape vessel housed a simple and stunning arrangement of blooms.

The party cab tables on the top floor of this mansion housed small arrangements of white hydrangea in vintage kitchen cups surrounded by votives.

Mikelle & Judson, it was truly a pleasure! One of my favorite things about this wedding was how you let go of the bridal party flowers and focused on what was important to you!

All floral design: Studio Stems