Frozen Waterfall First Look Session
Living as a Utah wedding florist in a place where winter can last for over 6 months, I've become a total wimp about the cold. I wasn't always this way. As recently as two years ago, I ran year-round regardless of the weather. This year? I have a sparkly, new pass to our local rec center. That said, it was a weekend and we HAD to get out of the house. We were going a little stir crazy, so we took the girls out to see Bridal Veil Falls in Provo, UT all frozen over. It's a short 5 minute walk from the parking lot, so no biggie here, but as you can see, one of them was spectacularly unimpressed.
While Jo-Jo here may not believe the sight was worth the bitter cold, I knew this would make a stunning backdrop for Utah bride Berkley and Conrad's first look session.
Conrad was able to walk up the trail and wait for Berkley out on the bridge overlooking the falls, while we helped Berkley get into her dress. It's always magic when a groom sees his bride for the first time!
Magical until your hands are purple with cold that is! It was a frigid 18 degrees Fahrenheit during this shoot, which I know is nothing to my follower from North Dakota, but to us desert brides Provo, you only go out in weather like this to ski or snowboard some of the best powder on earth.
I loved Berkley's color palette and style of bridal bouquet! We played with shades of mauve, burgundy, and navy using Amnesia roses, chocolate lisianthus, burgundy scabiosa, protea, safari sunset, thistle, and stock. This wedding bouquet has a loose, unstructured bohemian vibe with asymmetrical trailing greenery, and I love how the bare branches pull in that stark winter feel.
The real saving grace here is that Berkley and Conrad had two locations picked out, so we could jump in the car and defrost a little while we headed down to the Provo City Center Temple as a second location for a formal/bridal session before the actual day of temple wedding.
Some of you may think we're crazy, but if you were to ask Berkley and Conrad if it was worth it the answer would be an emphatic "YES!" They would do it all again in a heartbeat. Love these guys and their sense of adventure and enthusiasm. It's going to make for the best wedding day!
As always, so much amazing talent goes into creating and pulling off a wedding day and it definitely takes a village. These vendors helped create Berkley's frozen waterfall bridal shoot and are absolutely some of the best in their fields! I love working with each and every one of them!
The Pear Blossom
Wedding Dress Rental:
Marisa Rose MPH