National Park Wedding Photography
With Utah being home to the Mighty 5 national parks and then 40+ state parks, Utah brides have some incredible views to choose from when selecting a location for their wedding photography and more and more couples are opting to use their photo shotos as a chance to get out there, explore, and create amazing memories of not just their wedding day, but all the important moments leading up to it.
This photoshoot took place at Dead Horse Point State Park where the bride and groom got to spend a cool, breezy afternoon in November hiking and exploring as they waited for the optimal lighting for their photos. And when the time was right, it was magical!
I love how the breeze is playing with her wedding dress and the velvet ribbons on the bridal bouquet. It adds so much life and movement to the photo!
And you guys know how much I love my flowers to be a perfect balance of romance and wild. Maybe it isn't as noticeable to my clients but as a Utah Wedding Florist, the look and style my clients ask me to create is very different than what is currently trending for East Coast brides. Utah Brides are putting an emphasis on arrangements that intertwine with the native environment around them, creating overall a more organic, natural feel to their wedding flowers. And this I like...a lot :)
This autumn bridal bouquet features neutral tones of cream and blush with pops of burgundy and burnt orange (because how much do we love that burgundy tux from my guys at DC Tuxedos!) I used Quicksand roses, Majolica spray roses, burgundy spray roses, safari sunset, burgundy snapdragons, burgundy amaranthus, orange wax flower, broomcorn, privet berry, and pussy willow. This was finished off with Italian ruscus, silver dollar eucalyptus, and grevillea (which is my go-to foliage for autumn or desert bridal bouquets). I'm a little sad one of the pussy willows broke and is pointing the wrong way...also let's not talk about how she's holding the bouquet backwards in a lot of her photos. I can only explain which side is the "front" of the bouquet so many times :(
Not sure how to plan a traditional wedding when the mountains are calling? Check out this post here for all the tips and tricks to exploring the wilds of Utah with your fiancee while not sacrficing those time-honored traditions with loved ones. Reach out and we'll chat about how you can have the flowers you love on your adventure WITHOUT paying travel fees and other expenses! And don't forget to connect with me on Instagram! There's always some snarky fun happening there :) And maybe a Giveaway every now and then...
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