Tuesday, June 28, 2011


I wanted to share a comment I received from a mother-of-the-bride of a past wedding. I dont always here back from my brides, so getting feedback like this makes everything we do worth it!

"One of the best decisions we made during the wedding planning was to choose Branches Floral. Amanda was so wonderful to work with. She is SO talented! We had general idea of what we wanted, but she was able to take our vision and carry it out even better than we could have imagined. Everything was beautiful and we loved her idea of the floral pomendar balls for the bridesmaids - super unique. On the day of the wedding she spent so much time at the venue making sure everything looked perfect. We received many compliments on the flowers. Thanks again Amanda for all your beautiful work!"

One of the centerpiece designs

Friday, June 24, 2011

Amanda's Sundance Wedding

This wedding was B-E-A-Utiful. Amanda and Rowland were married on what started off to be a cold but sunny day in April and they ended their reception with a light snow fall. Utah weather is unbelievable but sure makes for good pictures! All the beautiful images are courtesy of Camilla Photography

Amanda has the best style. Her dress was nothing like i have ever seen before. She custom designed it herself. I seriously LOVED it so much! 

Her bridesmaids were the best dressed girls I have ever seen. Dont you love these dresses with the delicate lace?!

For the centerpieces we used two different types of vases. Half the tables were adorned by these tall tapered vases and the other half were small footed bowls filled with numerous full blooms. 

Photo taken by Branches

photo taken by Branches

 I think my wedding might look something like this if I were to get married again. 

Photography: Camilla Photography
Dress: Penelope

Flowers used: Two types of peonies, Liliac, Viburnum, ranuculus, cherry blossoms, double tulips, astilbe, stock, hydrangea, garden roses, sweet pea and salal. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Circus Chic

Hello All!
I want to start out by thanking everyone who came and participated in this shoot. It started off a little shaky in the beginning, but we all pulled through and rocked it! Mollie and I have received a few of your photos and I have to mention that we are absolutely loving them!! Keep them coming... We are beyond excited to receive the rest of your submissions. Below is the information and deadline date for the rest of the submissions, as well as the link list to everyone who had a part in making this amazing day take place:

Submission Deadline: Friday June 24th 12:00pm
Images should be 650 pixels across and without watermarks
15-20 of your best images in a zipped folder sent to:
We will be submitting first to Green Wedding Shoes and also a Utah based wedding blog. Please remember that national blogs only accept original content, so the more we keep the images to ourselves the better the chance of getting accepted! Once we have heard that the submission has been accepted we will then send an email to you and let you know its ok to post onto your own blogs. If there are any questions or concerns please let myself of Mollie know and we can address them right away.
Thank you all again for your participation!

Photoshoot Concept and Designs by-- Amanda Schelin of Branches Floral Design and Mollie Openshaw of Polka Dots and Daisies (http://www.branchesfloraldesign.com/) (http://www.polkadotsanddaisies.com/designs.html)

Flowers-- Amanda Schelin of Branches Floral Design (http://www.branchesfloraldesign.com/
Invitations, paper products, favors-- Mollie Openshaw of Polka Dots & Daisies (http://www.polkadotsanddaisies.com/designs.html)
Wedding Gowns and Veil- Gateway Bridal & Prom (http://gatewaybridal.com
Ice Cream & Cookies-- Scoopology (http://scoopology.com/catering.html)
Wedding Cake-- Cake Dame (http://www.cakedame.com/)
Hair & Make-Up for Bride and Ringmaster-- Hair & Make-Up by Steph (http://www.hairandmakeupbysteph.com/)
Hair & Make-Up for Red Clown, Blue Clown & Acrobat-- Versa Artistry (http://www.versaartistry.com/)
Hair & Make-Up for Tightrope Walker & Yellow Clown-- Signature Brides (http://www.signaturebrides.net/)
Rental Contributor- Alpine Event Rentals- Large Wood Table, Benches and Lanterns (http://alpineeventrentals.com/)