Rachel & Mike // Bandy Canyon Ranch

I think it is important you all know I have a thing for redheads. It's the hair color I always wished I had. And Rachel's hair is straight out of a Disney movie. Alright done with that sidebar. I loved that this couple wasn't afraid of color for their wedding and kept requesting we go more rich with their colors. Deep colors complimented with vibrant hues is always a challenge we love to take on. 

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Feast your eyes on what I am calling Mega-Arch. Seriously though, this thing is MASSIVE. Initially, I was planning to do a corner spray piece for the arch but upon arrival decided we needed to ground it and draw the scale in a bit. Having Jurassic park size palm fronds was the key element in the design here, allowing the smaller flowers to have a smaller backdrop to stand against. It is easy to try and overdo it when working with an arch this size but sometimes it just makes sense to create a larger impact by showing restraint in both palette and size because sometimes there is no competeing with an arch this size. 

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Photography: Christine Tustin // Coordination + Design: Crowned Events // Venue: Bandy Canyon Ranch // Tabletop Rentals: Hostess Haven // Hair + MUA: xobeauty co. // Flowers: The Dainty Lion

Oh Hey 2018, So Far So Good.

2018 is already off to a good start.

The flowers are especially good this time of year which makes it difficult not to indulge and spend some time creating just to create. To make this year even better I am busy planning a trip to Spain, Morocco and Italy. Cue uncontrollable excitement now.

Good flowers, good colors, good travel. 

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Got some fresh ink!

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Ranunculus are just the best flowers.

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Below are our top Instagram posts of 2017. It was a good year. A really good year. If ya couldn't tell, we dig color.

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Renee + Jeff // San Digo Botanic Gardens

The wedding so good it has already been copied a few times. haha I can't really blame others for loving it though. Amorology working their magic yet again paired with amazing summer blooms and a rad couple is a recipe for bohemian goodness.

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Renee requested we make each of her bridesmaids a slightly unique bouquet so they could feel extra special.

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Design + Planning: Amorology // Photography: Jessica Kettle Photography // Tabletop Rentals: Hostess Haven // Rentals: Adore Folklore // Florals: The Dainty Lion // Venue: San Diego Botanic Garden

May Gray

Something about Salt Lake City creatives makes them really special. When Jen from As Ever Photography reached out about collaborating on her trip out to San Diego I knew I was in for some insanely beautiful images. Something about film photography makes my heart full. Also there is something to be said about moody springtime flowers. As featured on Magnolia Rouge.

ALSO!! Magnolia Rouge selected this bouquet as one of the top 25 of 2017!!! 

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Photography: As Ever Photography // Florals/Styling: The Dainty Lion Floral Co. // HMUA/Wardrobe Styling: Thorne Artistry // Paper Goods: Lamplight Lettering // Cake: Jennywennycakes // Jewelry: Susie Saltzman // Model: Sadie Amato // Film Lab: The FIND Lab
 // Apparel: The Dress Theory // Styling Consult: Forrest and J
 

Erin & Matt

Erin Fader is one of the most caring and genuine people I have ever known. Before Erin met the love of her life, she and I had our own meet cute moment. We kept crossing paths at the dog park, where our dogs fell absolutely head over heels in love with one another which naturally lead to Erin and I spending hours chatting while they played. I found out she was an incredibly talented jewelry designer and we ended up bonding through our creative businesses. Erin's friendship has meant so much to me over the years, she even created the earrings I wore on my wedding day. Ok, ok enough about Erin and I and more about her and Matt.

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Bride & Jewelry Designer: Erin Fader Jewelry // Coordinator: Adore Wedding Design // Florals: The Dainty Lion // Photographer: Amazonas Photography // Dress: The Dress Theory 

Amanda + Jarrod // Open Air Ethereal Resort

These two give me goosebumps. I just love them so much. I actually met the groom Jarrod first through the wedding industry (he is an amazing photographer) and after becoming quick friends I met Amanda and well the rest is history. Getting to create flowers for their wedding was really special and a highlight of my year.

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Photography: Alex W Photography // Coordination: Events By Lift // Venue: Open Air Ethereal // Flowers: The Dainty Lion // Signage + Calligraphy: Four Things Paper // Desserts: Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. // Dress: Elle Bridal Boutique