Thursday, July 30, 2009

Out of the office & other schedule stuff...

Its been a hectic summer.
In addition to our normal event schedule and life in general, we've been spending every spare moment remodeling the Sugarhouse property we'll be moving to later this year (goodbye Holladay!). More than ever, I'm grateful its August which is when we typically start running off for quick mini-vacations at every turn to say we actually did something other than work from the months of May to September!

I'll be out of the office and unreachable today until Monday, August 1st. I'll also be out and unreachable from August 12-18. I've got very limited consultation openings up until the 10th, and from the 24th-31st. In anticipation of our impending move, I'll likely only be accepting a few more weddings for the 2009 year, but will continue booking for spring and summer of 2010.

There's so much to post, but as you may have noticed, I just haven't had much time to keep up with the blog this summer. Perhaps when things slow down a bit? We'll see, I suppose...

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Britteny's Bridals

Beautiful Britteny's bridals captured by OpieFoto. (Love her!)
Vendela roses, blue delphinium, cream spray roses, bear grass, and peacock feathers.
Britteny and Jeremy were married last night at Log Haven -- stay tuned for those photos!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Jennifer's wedding @ Southern Weddings

I woke up this morning to a lovely surprise -- a little note from one of our readers letting me know Jennifer and Eric's Sundance wedding was featured on Southern Weddings today! View the entire post and its amazing photos here.

My favorite part? And I quote: "...the floral arrangements were done by Whimsy Floral & Design. The centerpieces are my favorite detail of this wedding!" Sweet! I'll take that kind of nod any day!

If you want to see more truly fabulous photos of Jennifer's wedding, head over to Jonathan Canlas' blog to see his post on this event.

All photos by Jonathan Canlas...
he. is. awesome.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Amber in Perry

We had a mighty busy weekend. This past Saturday, Amber was married in Perry, UT (seriously gorgeous country), and Jennifer was married at The Canyons Resort in Park City. That amounted to a lot of driving (over 200 miles), but all in all it was a great day!

I posted Amber's bridal sitting bouquet a few weeks back (think feathers!). Her wedding day flowers turned out equally as gorgeous. We used Vendela, Geraldine, and Sweet Akito roses, green and pink cymbidium orchids, green hypericum, poppy pods, pink bouvardia, Star-of-Bethlehem, Pink Mink proteas, lily grass, waxflower, mini callas, freesia, and lush greens. I really liked the variety in her centerpieces: we used mixed arrangements in silver juleps, and floral rings at the base of simple black candelabras. It definitely kept things interesting which is fabulous when considering the overall design of an event.

I really enjoyed working with Amber and can't wait to see photos of how it all came together at the end of the day!

Big thanks to Michelle for coming to my rescue again by taking these that girl!

Sally at Wadley Farms...sorta.

2009 is the year of pathetic-photography-syndrome for me. I mean, really -- I've never claimed to know anything about photography. I don't even know how to shoot outside of auto settings, but even with my lame preparation to take photos, up until now they haven't been THAT bad, right?
Well, ever since my Canon stopped focusing (about 6 months outside the warranty), we've been trying to decide what to do as a replacement or fix, and in the meantime have been borrowing an older model (which I've previously mentioned). And let me tell you, it is not working for me. I don't know why -- its hardly any different than my model, but I'm constantly plagued with memory problems (see Theresa at Noah's), and this time, a dead battery. Dead. I swear I never saw a battery icon blinking at me, but when we got to Wadley Farms and setup Sally's ceremony and reception, I got one fuzzy picture and then the camera gave up the ghost. So what I have to show you is a single bridesmaid bouquet I shot as we were loading the car, and a drunken, blurred buffet piece taken as I was gauging the indoor lighting situation -- and that's just so you can have a laugh at my expense and then feel sorry for me. When I get real photos from Swensen Photography I'll post them, but in the meantime, be grateful you haven't hired me to photograph your wedding! :D