Saturday, December 24, 2011

**Happy Holiday's**

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I leave you with a few pictures of my humble abode, all dolled up for the season. Branches is wrapping up our last wedding of the season and we are THRILLED to announce some very exciting things for 2012.

Make sure you "like" uhere on Facebook to keep up with next years happenings and great giveaways.

 Just like the classic Christmas song Silver and Gold by Burl Ives, my Christmas tree was also adorned with shades of silver and gold. However, I went with a very unique approach by adding touches of woodland charm. I adorned the evergreen with things like giant snow balls, gold ferns, white owls, birds nests, birds cages, gold evergreen garland and silver dusted foliage. I finished it all off with fresh florals like gold curly willow, baby's breath and birch shavings. 

A simple garland for my staircase was jazzed up with the use of real Christmas greens airbrushed a beautiful gold. A few Christmas picks were added for a more plush look and to tie in with the tree, I added more baby's breath and a few pine cones. 

Yes, I have two Christmas trees! One real and one fake. What can I say, I love Christmas!
My family room tree was a more simple approach. Adorned with non-traditional colors like brown, burnt orange and cool blue, this scheme still exudes the warmth of Christmas and all its charm.

This was my Christmas project this year.  Wooden trees painted to match my decor. Aren't they darling!?

Lastly is my 1/3 bath.  Funny thing is this is the only room in my home with any color that resembles traditional Christmas. The bathroom colors are normally a bright turquoise green-blue and cherry red which works great for a few added touches of red Christmas bulbs and a mini Santa.

 **Note- I'm not a photographer so the images are not quality but they give you the idea**

Monday, December 5, 2011

Winter Romance

If you know me then you know I love inspiration shoots! As one of the first in Utah to start this ever growing trends, I've had a few under my belt and cant wait to continue bringing Utah brides new and fresh inspiration. Speaking of inspiration, here are a number of images from a recent shoot I helped design along with my trusty side-kick Mollie with Polka Dots and Daisies as well as the inspiration of Amy Lashelle Photography. 

To see more of this shoot check out our feature here on 
Grey Likes Weddings

Theme: Winter Romance
Color Scheme: Warm tones of Amber, Sapphire, Emerald, Gold and Winter White
Decor: Details reminiscent of an upscale lodge with accents of  natural charm

Adorable mini bottles of Martinelli's Apple Cider with custom tags 

The tablescape consisted of various vessels that held varieties such as privet berries, baby's breath, large football mums, dusty miller, garden roses and magnolia leaves. We also added touches of natural elements like acorn balls and glass owls for visual interest and texture. Oh... and don't forget candlelight. Lots and Lots of candlelight.

Isnt Carli a beauty in her faux fur caplet! 


What girl wouldnt want two dresses? Our second dress was a beautiful full length gown that was paired with the perfect shade of emerald cardigan so the bride may keep warm in the crisp winter air.

Invitations were done by none other than Mollie of Polka Dots and Daisies. She created this folded pocket invite adorned with a cozy knit band-wrap and finished with wooden buttons. These are the details that make an event. The small things that your guest will notice. 

Look at this flower! I LOVE this simple yet show-stopping cake. 

A HUGE thank you to all vendors involved!!

Design: Branches Event Floral and Polka Dots and Daisies
Photography: Amy Lashelle
Venue: They Sky Lodge, Park City
Floral Designer: Branches Event Floral 
Invitation and Print Designer: Polka Dots & Daisies 
Dress Store: Lily & Iris & Gateway Bridal
Hair Stylist: Janelle Ingram 
Makeup Artist: Versa Artistry 
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Beckett & Robb
Cake Artist: Cake-A-Licious 
Bride: Carli Christofferson
Groom: Brady

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

**Preferred Vendor**

Some of you may have notice a few changes to the side of our blog. Well......we are so thrilled and honored to announce that we have been chosen as a Hand Picked Vendor by 

The Wedding Chicks

So excited!

Friday, November 18, 2011

It's Sale Time!!!

Gateway Bridal is hosting their

With over 300 bridal, prom, and bridesmaid dresses to choose from, an affordable gown won’t be hard to find!

They are featuring sample wedding and prom dresses from their
Gateway Bride, LatterDayBride, Bridal Curves, and White Couture collections.


November 25, 2011 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Its raining its pooring.......

Why such a dramatic heading? Well.... the day of Melissa's wedding was a down-right gloomy weather day. Torrential rain poor almost washed me away while setting up over 36 centerpieces. They had to be hauled from my car to the long long long walkway to the backyard where the tables sat, tucked under a beautiful white tent. All in a days work right? :O) 

These beautiful images of Melissa's wedding were provided by the talented Mikki Platt of Mikki Platt Photography

Melissa wanted a Martha's Vineyard feel for her September nuptials, so we started with a color palate of creams, antique green, lavender and champagne. 

For the centerpieces each table was adorned with 3-5 milk glass vases that held various blooms like antique hydrangea, lisianthus, queen annes lace, freesia, lavender, hypericum berries, garden roses, stock and baby's breath.

Thank you Melissa for your trust in me! You were a glorious and beautiful bride!
Also big thanks to Mikki Platt for the amazing images!

Monday, November 7, 2011

My Apologies!

I have been severely neglecting this blog. Well no more... I have some great things to share with you!

First things first. 
Earlier this fall we were asked to participate in the Rustic Chic Inspiration shoot by UBB. The theme was based around honeycomb and filled with great designs from some of Utah's top wedding vendors. Here are some photos for your viewing pleasure.

Concept: Utah Bride Blog
Photography: Gideon Photography
Event Design & Production: Mood Events
Venue & Catering: Millcreek Inn
Dress: Gateway Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Hair & Makeup by Steph
Jewelry: Katie Waltman JewelryFlowers: Branches Floral
Invitations & Paper Goods: Polka Dots and Daisies
Cake: Cake-A-Licious
Tablecloth: Wildflower Linens
Plates and Flatware Rental: RSVP Rentals
Water Goblets: Diamond Rental
Bride Model: Wren Parker
Groom Model: Ben Kinard