This just may be one of my favorite weddings to date. The setting was UNREAL. I got to work with one of my favorite photographers, Sierra. And can we just talk about this bride? Heart eyes all the way. I loved her whole bohemian vibe and I am so happy I was able to be a part of this beautiful day.
I got to collaborate on a bridal shoot in the poppy fields right before they were gone for the season! Can’t wait to do some more work there next year.
All photos done by Makenna Toolson Photo
My cute cousin Lexi and her sweetheart Ben got married and I had the honor of doing their flowers! Their ceremony was at this beautiful barn in Draper and we did silk flower arrangements. I always love seeing all of the people who come out to support and show their love for a new couple. Here are pictures from the ceremony, I will post more from the reception in another post!
All photos done by Sierra
I was able to work with a new photographer Katia for this maternity shoot for Christina. She wanted a simple rose flower crown and I love the look of it with her white dress. Flower crowns are such a fun way to make you feel beautiful at maybe a less than comfortable stage of life like the end of pregnancy:) Congrats and good luck to her with the soon arrival of her THIRD boy!
Another amazing collaboration that may be one of my favorite shoots of all time. It was even featured on Utah Valley Bride’s Instagram. The colors, the dress, EVERYTHING was so dreamy. Best way to start off spring time.
Models: Celeste & Sterling Dahl
Hair & Makeup: Kaida Taylor
Dress: Bree Lena
I had the opportunity to work with some very talented artists for a photoshoot in Southern Utah. It gave me the chance to experiment a little with flower crowns. The shoot was beautiful and I am so glad I was able to contribute.
Makeup & Hair by Jane Dwiggins
Clothing: Hope Avenue
Photography: Jessica Mertz (Royal Fox Film)
A lot of brides have been requesting artificial flowers instead of real flowers for their weddings. Artificial can sometimes be more affordable, but that shouldn’t be your reasoning for choosing it. Depending on the type of flowers, the season, etc. you can occasionally get better deals on a natural flower instead of its artificial counterpart. Whether you are doing artificial or real flowers, you can spend a fortune or do it on a budget. That is up to you! So when you set price aside, there are still a lot of reasons why brides are choosing fake over real.
- You can keep your bouquet forever
- You can get them as far in advance as you would like, which will reduce stress on the wedding day
- You can have flowers that may not be in season
- Your flowers won’t wilt throughout the day
- They are lightweight and easier to care for (no water!)
- You don’t have to worry about any allergies to certain flowers
- You can repurpose any of the flowers afterwards (centerpieces for your home, etc)
When you first think of artificial flowers your mind might immediately go to dollar store/cheap looking flowers but there are a lot of very realistic looking flowers out there. Your arrangements can still look incredible if you choose to go the artificial flower route!
HAIR PIECES / FLOWER CROWNS