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.

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 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. 

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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