Sunday, January 30, 2011

Out of the Office

We will be out of the office from Feb 4th-14th for much needed rest and relaxation.

Any phone calls and emails will be returnd first thing on Feb 15th.
Have a Happy Valentines!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Today's images come from the super-duper uber talented Dustin Izatt with Dustin Izatt Photography!!!
His work never disappoints and to top it off he is the nicest guy as well !!!

Here are the awesome images of this past weekends bridal show at The Canterbury Place.
I was privileged enough to design all the floral pieces for their dining room area. Six unique centerpieces along with two buffet pieces. And don't forget my booth as well!

I LOVE set tables. There is nothing more classy then shining flatware and glistening glasses!

My Booth
I wanted something that was sleek and something that you didn't see everyday. Its hard to tell but we used various cylinder vases with coordinating colored water. Atop the vase was a black manzanita branches adorned with hanging crystals and red feathers!

This was my favorite piece. Pictures just don't do it justice!

Yours truly :O)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Blooming Tuesday

As a florist I struggle trying to get Brides to think outside the "gerber daisy" box. After long thought and reflection, I came to the conculsion that Brides dont have the proper knowledge of flowers to make an informed decision and gerber daisy's is one of the most common flowers they know. So I will take it upon myself to burst the "gerber daisy" bubble and inform my brides of just how many better options there are out there. 
In order to help brides better recognize the vastly large amount of blooms that are available to them...we have come up with an informative weekly segment called 
Blooming Tuesdays

Each Tuesday we will compose a new post on a unique bloom. These posts will include which season the bud will be available as well as a tips on flower care. This week we will focus on the:


With Valentines Day's just around the corner we thought why not give some insight into alternate varieties of roses. The rose is available all year long and one of the most traditional and classic flowers available. The rose comes in numerous colors and shades. Some varieties that our readers may not be familiar with are the garden rose and spray roses.

The spray rose. Perfect with its tiny little ruffles and delicate demeanour. The spray rose comes on a single stem with 3-5 heads per stem.

The garden rose. Most varieties are vary fragrant and  resemble a peony with their large open heads and and large petal count. Some of my favs for sure but be prepare to pay. These blooms are more expensive than the reglaur stemed rose by almost double. 

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sneek A Peek

This she a beauty!!! One of my favorite bouquets to date!!!

 Constructed of various types of roses including some garden roses, this bouquet is the epidomy of classic beauty. O but wait, there is more- the feather AND netting collar lend to this bouquets glamour. Add a few strands of glass beads and purple satin and you have ...
Hollywood Glamour

This weekend was host to The Canterbury's Place's annual bridal show. This years theme....Hollywood Glamour.
More photos to come by the uber talented Dustin Izatt Photgraphy

Monday, January 17, 2011


Branches has some new and exciting things happening!
You may notice that there is a new badge located on the right hand side of the screen. We are so lucky to have been chosen to be one of the Top wedding florist's in Utah by the infamous Utah Bride Blog ladies.

As you open the link you will see their beautiful and newly designed pages and you might even notice that our Country Vintage shoot is the first thing you see! We are thrilled! 
Such great exposure for Branches!

We also are excited to announce that we will be conducting some new and unique services. 
For a limited time Branches Event Floral will be offering custom 
Hot Cocoa Bar Packages

Camilla Binks Photography
Camilla Binks Photography

What comes in a Hot Cocoa Bar Package? Below are just some of the many options:

Standard Package                                                 Deluxe Package
Hot Cocoa with Choice of toppings:                    Includes everything in SP and:
Whipped Cream                                                       Brownie Bits
Chocolate syrup                                                       Ande's Mints
Caramel                                                                    Reeses Peanut Butter Bits
Sprinkles                                                                   Heath Bits
Marshmallows                                                          Snickers
Red Hots                                                                  Custom dipped chocolate 
Oreo's                                                                       spoons
Candy Cane


Book one of our Hot Cocoa Packages before the end of January and receive 20% off your package. Remember to hurry as this opportunity is for a limited time only!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Color Incorporation

Haley was a Darling bride! 
She wanted her bouquet to be constructed out of all red roses. Classic. She also wanted an element of fun and whimsy. Bring in turquoise manzanita branches and you have just that!

Buffet piece (bad lighting)

Bridesmaids bouquets of red carns.

Hopefully more photos of Haley's wedding from the professional to come.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Circus inspiration

Circus Inspiration

Andrea Martin

Andrea's wedding was on a snowy day in late December. I like that Andrea decided to stray away from winter colors and op for a brighter more cheerful palate.

Bouquet was arranged with yellow ranucs, yellow roses, two tulips varieties, football mums and hypericum berries. 

Most adorable bout was a yellow ranuc and some blue wire detail. 

Speaking of bouts- I thought I would give a little insight as to the arrangement of my boutonnieres. Boutonnieres are made for men- men are not head over heels in love with the idea of wearing a flower. In fact most of the grooms that i come into contact with don't even care if they have a flower. I get the o so common phrase "Nothing Big". This is reflective as to why my boutonnieres are small in size. Men don't want a large flower overtaking their left shoulder. 
So now when you look at my boutonnieres in their small simplicity- you will have a inclining as to why.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Branches on UBB

Today is a beautiful snowy day! Just in time for Christmas!

As we are ending this crazy year of 2010... We would like to take time to thank everyone who's supported Branches Event Floral. There are so many people who have made this year a success and I would like to express my appreciation for all of the Utah Wedding vendors that have helped in my success.

Branches is looking forward to another successful year in 2011. You may have noticed already today, that our Country Vintage photoshoot is the top header on Utah Bride Blog. We are thrilled!

Branches is kicking off 2011 with a great advertising opportunity with the best Utah wedding network -Utah Bride Blog. I feel honored to have been one of few that were chosen to grace their advertising pages. From what i hear they were very selective in their vendor selection.

Thank you for an amazing year and we will see you in 2011!