Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Brides Choice Award

Did You Hear?.....

Branches received the Wedding Wire 2012 
Brides Choice Award

{West Jordan,UT} – January 23, 2012 – WeddingWire, the nation's leading wedding Marketplace, is excited to announce Branches Event Floral has been selected to receive the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2012 for Flowers & Decor!

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top local wedding vendors from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism within the wedding industry. While many industry awards are selected by the organization, Branches Event Floral was selected based on its stellar reviews from past newlywed clients.

Branches Event Floral is recognized as part of the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire local vendor community, comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The Bride’s Choice Award recognizes  the best local wedding vendors across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is thrilled to honor the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Since the launch of the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program four years ago, thousands of outstanding wedding professionals have been recognized by the bridal community for their supreme service and dedication to the wedding industry. It is with great pleasure that we congratulate Branches Event Floral for their continued professionalism and commitment to enriching the wedding planning experience for engaged couples.”

We are happy to announce that Branches Event Floral is one of the very best Flowers & Decor within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. Thanks to their positive feedback we were able  to receive the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for 2012.

For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at http://www.weddingwire.com/biz/branches-event-floral-west-jordan/b4ecc4bdf8fa6b7d.html.

To learn more about the Bride's Choice Awards™, please visit www.WeddingWire.com.

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire™, the nation's leading marketplace serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 reviewed wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers. WeddingWire also offers a comprehensive suite of online planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire is the only all-in-one marketing platform for businesses online and on-the-go. WeddingWire offers one simple solution to build a professional network, improve search visibility, manage social media and reach mobile consumers. Businesses that advertise with WeddingWire appear on WeddingWire.com, ProjectWedding.com and other leading sites, including MarthaStewartWeddings.com (NYSE: MSO), Brides.com and Weddingbee.com.

Monday, January 30, 2012

this weekend

A few pics from this past weekends events.

First is Madison's bouquet from Saturday. Her bouquet consisted of deep purple and white callas, purple lisianthus, dendro orchids, iris, cybidium orchids, scabiosa pods and curly willow. 

 Second is Tonie's bouquet from Friday. Her circus chic bouquet was made up of double tulips, blue hydrangea, acacia, billy balls, red ranuculus, fever few and stars of bethlahem.

unfortunately there wont be any pro photos from either of these weddings so i figured I would share what photos I was able to capture before pick up. Camera phones just dont do much justice.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

**FEATURED** utah wedding florist

Lora and Owen's wedding featured today on Utah Bride Blog
Check out the feature here

Photos courtesy of Jessica White Photography

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Lora's Wedding

All white bouquets have become quite popular lately. I've had at least five in the past two months. But I can totally see the appeal. Nothing says sophistication quite an airy white bouquet. 

Lora was delight to work with. Her wedding was our last of 2011 and turned out to be a great one. Lora and I never actually met but corresponded through email. She decided to use our services only a week before her wedding date. EEK! Luckily, Lora was super sweet and gave me free rain to do as I wished within her palate.  

Enjoy these ethereal images from the talented Jessica White Photography


I love this picture! Lora's bouquet was made up of white hydrangea, amaryllis, stephanotis, garden roses, lisianthus and dusty miller. Wintry white at its best!

Its Lora a beauty!

Check out the amazing review Lora left for us here!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Katie's Wedding

Katie has a clean and simple style to her. I love it! She came to me with set designs and from there we built upon them. 
Check out these timeless photos of her big day.

Katie's Bouquet was an all white beauty with a slight cascade. It consisted of Parrot tulips, regular tulips, white ranuculus, snapdragons, scabiosa and freesia. 

Classic billy ball boutonnieres for groom and all groomsmen.

Shots of the buffet piece. White tulips cascading out with wisps of grasses.

Photos courtesy of Rebekah Westover Photography

Monday, January 16, 2012

Short and Sweet

Here's a preview into a sweet little wedding that took place Thanksgiving weekend. 
More to come tomorrow... 

Photo courtesy of THE talented Rebekah Westover

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Friday we were asked by Utah Bride Blog to provide some insight into who we are. In case you missed it, here it is:

Flower Friday’s are among the favorite’s of many of our readers and why wouldn’t they be? Flowers are simply lovely in general creating a great core for a post every week! You may have already noticed our fantastic 5 preferred florist of 2012  {and if you have not please go check them out in our vendor listing section}. I wanted to take the time this year to introduce you to them more thoroughly with a fun little question answer format. Lately we have published a lot of works created by the talented Amanda @Branches Floral so I thought we would start with her!
Meet Amanda … and one of her lovely bouquets!!! Shot by Rebekah Westover
What brought you into a floral design career? I’ve always had a passion for flowers. When I was a child, you could likely find me in the garden with my grandpa, weeding, pruning and planting. Watching the fruits of our labor grow, was always satisfying and I enjoyed the feelings of happiness the blooms emulated. So naturally after planning my own nuptials, with the help of my talented florist Audrey of Studio Stems, I knew that wedding floral design was something that I wanted to be a part of. I started with my sister-in-laws wedding and from there, my hobby quickly grew into a full time career. I am obsessed with what I do and so thankful that I listened to my instincts when they told me to jump right in.
What inspires you and where do you find inspiration when it’s lacking? Things all around me constantly inspire me. Some of my greatest inspiration comes from color. I enjoy putting together unique palates that inspire new feelings, which in turn inspire ideas. When lacking inspiration, I find myself looking to nature and landscapes to stimulate creativity.
You might remember this loveliness from UBB’s very own fall inspiration shoot, photographed by Gideon Photography.
What do you love most about wedding floral design? The creative freedom allotted to me by my clients.
If you could tell bride’s one piece of advise in regards to wedding florals what would it be?Do your homework and educate yourself on a realistic budget. Many brides come to me not having a clue as to what flowers cost. This is understandable to some extent. But just like buying a car, you do extensive research on your options. You find out which models suit you, their dependability and how much they are going to affect your bottom line. I recommend you also do this with your wedding florist. Researching whose work fits you best, by digging deeper into their policies and procedures, can help give you the guidance needed to make an informed decision that’s best for you. Checking florists website for an investment page, is also a great place to help you gain valuable knowledge into standard pricing and fees.
Tell us a little about yourself … I’m a self-taught designer who is enthralled in what she does. I’ve been married to my soul mate for 4 1/2 years and have two dogs, that I call children, named Zeus and Buster. In my spare time you can find me refinishing furniture or at the lake.
What would you call your own floral style and why? I can’t exactly pin point my exact style. I am constantly evolving and perfecting my technique. I would however say that I am partial to feminine styles with lush blossoms that are often sweetly scented. Various textures and a strong sense of color usually accompany my designs.
Amanda is actually well known for her amazing inspiration design shoots that have received publication credits in both web and print. This one came from her circus inspired shoot and was shot by Opie Foto.
What is your favorite up and coming trend? I am totally loving the ombre trend right now. I love the gradual change in shades from light to dark. A little tricky to pull off but when executed correctly, is absolutely stunning!

Check out the feature here and be sure to leave some comment love.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sam and Derek's Wedding

Sam and Derek's wedding was in the misdt of a freezing October day. Snow fell by the inches that day but Sam didnt let that get her down. She still adorned a vibrant smile!

Beautiful photos courtesy of the great Heather Nan of Heather Nan Photography

The snow made for such beautiful wedding photos!

The sign in piece was made of various tall cylinders filled with water and added candles for warmth. Tall tapered candlesticks with glass holders reflected an abundance of light. We then accented with perfectly placed blooms.

Their wedding reception was held at Wolf Creek up Ogden canyonm. This place is amazing. Large windows lead to views of spanding mountains. It looked so magical with the snow blanketing the mountains and the warmth of the roaring fireplaces.

Head Table 
photo taken by Branches

 The reception tables held two different kinds of cenerpieces. The first was a tall footed vase adorned with blooms like spray roses, garden roses, gold seeded eucalyptus, dusty miller, lisianthus  and the most beautiful cafe dahlias. The other tables held two mercury vases with the same florals. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sam's Bridals

Can you guess what time of year this is? Well- these first few pictures were taken in early fall. What a glorious day huh!?

These beautiful bridals were taken by one of my favorite photographers Heather with Heather Nan Photography.  I love everything about these. The light, the location and the bride are all stunning!

If you are a bride contemplating an all white bouquet, but are not sure if you can pull if off or have reservations as to whether or not it will be seen against your dress- Here is a perfect example of how it can be done. 

Sam's bridal bouquet was constructed of various shades of white and ivory roses. Sahara, white majolica and polo, just to name a few.  Using various shades with subtle hints of peaches or pinks, still lends to soft muted feel but stands out against your white or ivory dress.

*Stay tuned for more from Sam and Dereks wedding day.*