I’ve said it once before, and I’ll say it again. I love my brides! Seriously though, one of my favorite things about my job are the clients I get to work with. Consequently, my love for my clients and their personalities often show through in my arrangements and designs. This cute bride was no exception. One of the sweetest brides I’ve worked with yet! Today I’m sharing with you her wildflower bouquet that I created for her bridals that were taken at the Springville Museum of Art.
Meeting the Future Bride
I met Kandace and her mom at Whole Foods. We were originally suppose to meet at the Barnes N’ Noble cafe in Sugarhouse but due to renovation, we had to change location. Because I meet each one of my clients at some sort of public food place, I get a lot of people who ask me why I meet my future brides here. Why not at your professional studio? Or even out of your own home where you do most of your work? Well, to be honest, I just really like food. And I’ll take any chance I can get for an excuse to eat some good food and chat with my future clients. Food just makes everything better, and therefore makes all my meetings go better. 🙂
Okay, back to the real reason I’m writing this blog post. (Why am I so easily distracted?) One of the first questions I always ask my clients is,
“What do you want your wedding day to feel like?”
The answer to this question is the most important piece of information to me. It really helps me get to know my client; what is most important to her, how she sees the most important day of her life unraveling. It helps me understand her style and personality. It also helps me know her priorities and which flower arrangements are most important to her.
Kandace answered this question by explaining to me that she loved wildflowers. She told me her fiancee would pick clusters of them on their hikes and walks and hand her tiny bouquets of wildflowers. She told me she wanted a natural, organic, wildflower bouquet, but also something that was soft and romantic. Kandace loved the textures and look of wildflowers and most of all wanted that to be incorporated into the design without having it be too wild. She still wanted that romantic touch. The future bride-to-be wanted the bouquet of flowers to actually mean something, to have it tie in with the rest of the wedding theme and celebration of their love. So, the idea of a romantic wildflower bouquet was born.
The Creative Process
In order to capture the romantic, softness that Kandace wanted; I used light, pillowy pink roses. Since we also wanted to incorporate that wildflower and organic element the rest of the bouquet was filled with textured elements. Some of these were soft and whimsical, like Astilbe and Nigella. In addition to the soft and delicate, others were more hard and desert-y like thistle and snow on the mountain. As a result, the combination of all of these ingredients created the most perfect romantic wildflower bouquet.
A Sentimental Bridal
I love how each of my brides are different and therefore, can bring me to experience something unique and exciting. For this particular bride, she incorporated some of her history’s past to her bridals. I didn’t find out this piece of information until later, but I learned that Kandace had taken her bridals at the same place her mother had. First of all, how cool is that?! Second of all, what a fun traditional to potentially be passed down the generations. I already knew my client was cool, but I didn’t realize she was that cool 😉
In conclusion, I really loved how this romantic, wildflower bouquet turned out. It was one of the first of its kind and I really hope I get to do more of them in the future. A huge thank you to Autumn Nicole Photography for doing such an amazing job at capturing it. And it looks like I might need to take a trip down south to visit the Springville Museum of Art. What are your favorite art Museum’s in Utah? How about favorite museums around the world?
Photographer: Autumn Nicole Photography
Flowers: Roots Floral Design (that’s me!)
Venue: Springville Museum of Art