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MAGAZINE

S C A N D I N AV I A N W I N T E R WA R M T H

coming home to yourself WINTER FLORAL C A K E P A RT Y

WINTER

/ ISSUE 09


MAGAZINE

S C A N D I N AV I A N W I N T E R WA R M T H

coming home to yourself WINTER FLORAL C A K E P A RT Y

WINTER

/ ISSUE 09

ON THE COVER PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELSIE MILLET G O W N BY FA N TA S Y B R I DA L JEWELRY BY PIXEL + TORCH F L O R A L S B Y W H I T E L I LY L A N E D E S I G N + S T Y L I N G BY H AV E N WO O D


F O U N D E R + C R E AT I V E D I R E C T O R AUDREY O’BRIEN

L AYO U T D E S I G N N I K KO L C H R I S T I A N S E N

D A I LY W E D D I N G I N S P I R A T I O N W W W.U TA H B R I D E B LO G . C O M

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EDITORS NOTE AUDREY O’BRIEN, FOUNDER

T h e 20 17 yea r ha s bro u g ht huge s h i f t s in lif e style f o r me pers onal l y, s hif ts tha t have inf lue nced h ow I have pe rce ived the w ork t h at is do ne he re a t UB B a n d wh at I wa nt to g ive ba c k th e i n du str y o n bo th side s, the reade r s pl a nning w eddings a nd the prof e ssio na ls tha t o f f e r se r vices , produc ts, a nd c rea tivity. The page s he re in a nd su bseq ue nt blog pos t s sha re w ith yo u rea de rs ins pi ratio n a nd me ssa ge s a bout life + l ov e tha t a re tho ug htf u l ly produ ced in this spa ce a nd tim e and i n do ing so I a lso sha re the works of ma ny c rea tive + ta le nted souls wor k ing in this indu str y. O n e ke y sho o t f ee ls r ig ht in l i n e with my c ur re nt lif e style, m i n i m a l a nd f o c u sed o n sim ple

beaut y. The ot her is inspired by the warmt h of a cozy Scandinavian cabin nes tled in snow fil led mountains, not unlike how I currently reside. While both hold a lot of relatabilit y for me pers onal ly t hey were creat ed through a team of people who felt t heir relevancy was paramount in current wint er wedding t rends. A lso on thes e pages you wil l find wedding celebrat ions from 4 couples, wint er floral t rends, and an essent ial party element feature, cake. This last iss ue of 201 7 was creat ed wit h love and int ent ion, I hope you wil l receive it as s o. Enjoy!

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R E A L U TA H WEDDINGS

WINTER BOUQUETS

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A PA RT Y WITHOUT CAKE?

A S C A N D I N AV I A N WINTER

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“You would be surprised w your life turns out to be. fell in love with lost�


who the love of Afterall adventure

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W W W. J ESSI CASP H O T O . CO M

photography


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PHOTOGRAPHY BY PERIWINKLE PHOTOGRAPHY

M A L L O RY & STEVE J A N U A R Y 2 1 , T W E N T Y- S E V E N T E E N

“ I f eel like a part of my soul has loved you s ince the beginning of everyt hing. M aybe we’re from the s ame star” by Emery A l len is t he quote thes e tw o lovers based their wedding on. They met on Tinder back in 201 3 but ran it s low as t hey grew the i r relationship over t ime. St eve s howed M allo r y his gent le nat ure and love through animals a nd Mal lory t aught Steve about t he union of so uls t hrough her Cherokee herit age.

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L O C A L V E N D O RS Photographer: Periwinkle Phot ograp h y Floral + Decor: The Potted Pan sy Catering: Culinary Craf ts Hair + Makeup: A rt is try by M in d i Dress: A lt a Moda bri d al Bridesmaid Dresses : Weddington Way Tux edo: Men’s Wearhouse Cake: Flour + Flour i sh Groom’s Cakes: M indi Bakery 911 Venue: The Fal ls at Trol ley Square Ceremony Musicians: Sunset Violin Duo D J : LiveGuy Sou n d Officiant : Lucinda D il lon + Beverly Patch el l , Cherokee M edicine Wom an I ssue No. 09


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MARIA & ARMANDO J U N E 1 5 , T W E N T Y- S E V E N T E E N

This couple from I owa decided that Zion would be the perfect backdrop t o their simple elopeme nt. Having never been there they brought on the help of M& B Events t o help t hem plan the e nti re thing. Words from t he officiant : S in c e th e firs t d ay Mar ia and Armand o m et, th ey h ad a sense of eagern ess to get to kn ow m ore about on e an oth er. T h ey d id n’t h esitate to get th at point ac ross. From t h eir fir st magical d ate wh en th ey d an c ed th e nigh t aw ay in th e rain, and sh ared th eir h earts with eac h ot h er, to th is very m om ent n ow, y ou both h ave always felt a c onn ec tion for on e an oth er. Tod ay we are h ere to h on or th at c onn ec tion, and to c elebrate th at l ove y ou h ave found in eac h oth er.

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L O C A L V E N D O RS Phot ographer: A shley M eagan Phot o grap hy Planning, Styling + Floral: M & B E v en ts Officiat ing: M & B E v en ts Cake: Cupcakes b y J ul i e Cal ligraphy: Hand Lettered b y S hea


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PHOTOGRAPHY BY MCKENZIE DEAKINS

ALISSA & JAXON D E C E M B E R , T W E N T Y- S I X T E E N

Aliss a and Jax on firs t met while s erving LD S missions in Salem, Oregon. Jax on knew he want ed to marry her t hen, while A liss a had no idea a nd kept it al l profess ional. A few days aft er her re turn home they went on t heir firs t date, many mo re fol lowed as did t heir engagement. A liss a’s ring is from an ant ique jeweler and dates back to the 1 9 20’s A rt Deco era. She has always loved the class y A rt Deco look, and they decided to sty le their wedding aft er this t heme. From her bea ded wedding gown and t he flapper-es que brides maids , to t he his t oric Chantil ly mans ion a nd martini glass es , Jax on and A liss a real ly t ried to creat e a wedding that would provide a class y nig ht t hat would t ake their gues ts back in time.

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L O C A L V E N D O RS Phot ographer: Mckenzie Deak i n s D ress : B HLD N Flowers : J immy ’s Flower Sh op Head Piece: D anai Handma d e Suit: J C Pen n y Shawl: Hailie Studio, Ets y B rides maid Fans : Wedding Feat her, E ts y B rides maid D ress es : Twirl B outique Hair: Sublime Sal on Shoes : Calvin Kl ei n I nvit ations : Scrapbook Cus tom s

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY HANNAH NICHOLS PHOTOGRAPHY

K AT E LY N & J O R DA N M A Y 1 6 , T W E N T Y- S E V E N T E E N

The s e t wo met t hrough mut ual friends and de veloped a love for one another t hrough e njoying mutual interes ts + act ivities . They wa nted a laid back comfort able wedding t hat f e lt s imple and reflected t heir laid back s imple sty le as a couple. They chos e s ucculents as their primary decor focus and kept t heir color s cheme simp le by letting nat ural greens and creams ta ke over.

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L O C A L V E N D O RS Photography: Hannah Nichols Photograp h y Floris t: Tonya Lemo n e Videography: Madis on Hinz Videograp h y Cake: B ecky B uh l er Hair + Makeup: Kat elyn Red a B ride’s D ress : Fantas y B ri d a l Grooms Suit : Mr. M a c Venue: Provo Cit y Cent er Templ e / B el la Vis ta Recept ion Cen ter

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY JESSICA E PHOTOGRAPHY

C O N T R I B U T I N G V E N D O RS Photography: Jess ica E Photogra p h y Hair: Lovely Locks , K a i t D i x Makeup: Cyndi Joh n s on Jewelry: Trumpet + H orn Furnit ure: Refined Vint age Ev en ts Venue: Linds ey Shau n S tud i o


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S U N DA R A F L O R A L / Winter is a favorit e seas on for this de sig ne r a nd the whit e fres h clean snow served up the inspira tio n f o r thi s bouquet. Whit e blooms cont rasted by to ne s o f g ree n a nd blue showcase the glamour of this cold but bea utif u l Uta h s eas on.


B L O O M S & C O / Brynn is inspired by moody blooms s o it s ui ted he r w e l l to move int o some darker s hades for her winter in spired bo uq u e t. T he dark ranunculus and astrantia were t he p er f ect dee p mo o dy f lo w ers t o begin the bouquet with, balanced by on e o f Br ynn’s f avo r ite ros es , the Quicksand. To marry t he deep colo red f lo w e r s a nd so f t toned Quicks and toget her s he added Sarracen i a blo o ms, w hic h have amazing tex ture + a unique style. Finishin g the bo uq u e t w ith a m ore garden like vibe s he included Umbrel la far n + Sea S ta r, the ir bright green color is a refres hing change from the du sty to ne s tha t h ave previous ly been t rendy.


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pg. 69 T H E P E A R B L O S S O M / When Emily designs floral f or a w edding she lo o k s to nature for ins piration. For a w i nte r w edding he r hea rt is drawn to frost and s now cov e red w o o ds, a nd the natural winter color palette of e v e rgree ns, dee p bro w ns, icy blues + grays, and stark w h i te . In the bo u q u e t itself you’ l l find white spray ros e s , ca l la lilie s, sna pdra go n s , wax flower, anemones , and as t i l be w ith po ps o f pea c h hypericum berry, peachyb l u s h S a ha ra ro se s, sla te b lue t his tle, and deep brown c u r ly w il lo w, dr ied r u d beckia, and bare tree branches . Al l o f this is ro u nded o u t with J uniper and darling little g ray- blue ju nipe r be r r ie s, fir, and pine branches . The re s ult is w o o dsy, but ro mantic.

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F ro m B L O O M S & B R A N C H E S / When I was invit ed to d esi gn this bo u q u e t, I did what I always do and t hought in t erms o f the c lie nt I a m des igning for. M y client s are always t he ins pirati o n be hind my w ork.  Since this bouquet was s pecifical ly des ig n ed f o r this editorial, I became t he client .  I asked myself, “if I w ere to   rece ive thi s bouquet on my wedding day, what would I wan t?” Tha t wa s my question and t he finished des ign became my an sw e r.  I lo ve the t ouchable t ex tures and t he rich colors.  I l i ke to co mbine the unex pect ed in my designs.  The deep colored b er r ie s, a r tic ho ke and s moke bush add color, int erest and t ex ture to this bo uq uet .  The orchids are unex pected, but t hey bel o n g, a dding a to uch of the elegant.  A lt hough I love the beaut y o f sil k r ibbo n, I had my heart s et on s omet hing different .  I wan ted a ma c ra me bouquet wrap for this one. Shel by at B O N F I R E H E A RT a nd I col laborat ed on what t hat s hould look like an d I f e lt it wa s the perfect finis hing t ouch.  I love working with m y c lie nts a nd m y goal is t o int erpret t heir special love s tory w i th the la ngua ge of flowers.


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B U S H E L A N D A P E C K / Winter weddings can s omet imes be h ard t o de sign a nd f ee l like they ’re fres h ideas . Lot s of brides f ee l l i ke the y need to use e it her a holiday themed coloring or jus t an al l w inte r w hite a nd sno wflake theme. M arianne’s sugges tion wou l d be to pic k yo ur f avo r i te tone or color and t al k wit h your f l or i s t to c rea te a co lo r sc heme that wil l be uniquely you for your b i g day tha t is a lso sea so n a p propriate. She chose a very classic n e u t ra l pa l le t f o r he r bo uq u et with t ouches of champagne, tans , b row n s a nd gree ns. The ivo ry garden roses and lace cap hydrangea ma ke this bo uq u e t ve r y elegant and t imeless. A dding al l the t an an d bro w n te xture s a dded dept h and richness as wel l as maki n g i t sea so n a ppro pr ia te f o r a wonderful wint er wedding.


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pg. 99 M Y S W E E T FA N C Y C A K E S / Simple + sm al ler is t he way to go f o r ma ny couples , Kris tin wit h M y Sw ee t F ancy Cakes wanted t o sho w ca se how t his could be done w ith intr igue s til l by utilizing a dif f e re nt tex t ure on each t ier. A ro ugh + wavy top tier s its on a c la ssic butt ercream glammed up by shiny gold s ugar crys t als . Finished w ith a bit of floral + greens beca use so met imes even cakes need a cce ss ories .

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BAKE ME A KAKE / K ay l a wan t ed he r de sig n t o b e o rgan i c , mo o dy, a nd mu t ed. Te x t u re is a lso s u pe r i mpo r t an t to he r, t ext u re t h at ma ke s impa c t bu t i s al s o n o t o ve r w he lming . We wo u l d say she na i l ed h e r i dea ls w ith this wo o d pl an k + b ro w n pa th t ext u re cake t ha t the n wa s co mpl i m e n t ed by blo o ms f ro m B l o oms & C o .


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G O U R M E T C A K E S B Y S O C C O R RO / Wit h the a rriva l o f w inter t his des igner is drawn t o t he gorgeo us la ndsca pes that t he greates t s now on earth dra pe s. De signed with Utah wint er elements in mind: sno w, e v ergreens , mount ain peaks , golden sunse ts, a nd a remains of veget ation mix ed wit h po w e r f ul co ntras ting tones of wint er reds make this ca ke pe r f ect for a holiday celebrat ion.

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T H E P E A R B L O S S O M / This creat ive want ed t o ut ilize the trend of naked cake for t he winter as it t ies in so w e l l be ing t hat winter often t urns our out s ide world na ked, a l l the gardens and t rees s t ripped of t heir folia ge . The c us tom macrame ribbon by B al lant yne Des ign a t the ba se of the naked cake ads a unique t ex ture and c rea te s a woods y boho vibe perfectly on t rend for t his w inte r’s weddings . The Naked cake + macrame ribbon pa ir w el l with the class ic white bottom tier, which is piped wit h a s ubt le, whit e on whit e “ bird’s nes t ” te xture . A l l of this was accented wit h evergreens and f lo w e r s and s tyled at op a hand-t urned cake pedes tal ma de f ro m s ilver maple. A l l of t he different element s co mbined together real ly draw out t he feeling of s t ark, nat ural beauty of t he woods in winter.

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S P R I N K L E & DA S H / A cake bar is s t il l very on t rend for w i n t e r 2 0 1 7 a nd into 20 18 . Instead of a s t acked multi tiered cake co n s i de r a n a rray o f sing le tie red or two tiered cakes . 3-5 cakes w or k s b e st a e sthe tica l ly. A great way to fil l up a table and add t o t he style a nd deco r o f the wedding. I t als o offers a lot of v e r s at i l i ty a s the ca ke s co uld be as s imilar or different as wanted. A m an da c ho se to ca r ry o ut t his concept wit h a s mooth whit e f i n i s h o n ea c h ca ke a nd a c h ocolat e drip for s ome added fun. Fl av or s tha t co mplime nt the seas on make t he cake s o enjoyable l i ke b ro wned butte r spike , da r k chocolat e cookie butter, or van i l l a al mo st w ith c ho co la te ga nache drip! Fres h Floral + Foliage a re a ga in the pe r f ec t access ory for al l of thes e cakes !


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T h e i n sp i ra t i o n f o r t h i s sh o o t wa s served up b y t h e n a t u re o f Sca n d i n av i a a n d a l s o th e ir co z y w i n t er co t t a ge st yl e. F u r, n a t u ra l w ood , n a t u ra l w i n t er f o l i a ge, m u t ed t o n es. A s mal l wa r m , w el co m i n g w ed d i n g w i t h d ee p l ove t a k i n g p reced e nce .


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C O N T R I B U T I N G V E N D O RS Phot ography: Kelsi e M i l l et Des ign + St yling: Hav en wood Venue: Mil lc reek I n n Floral: White L i l y L a n e Paper Goods : Ca rl i A n n a Hair + Makeup: Sierra’s Bea uti es B ridal Fas hion: Fantas y Bri d a l Furniture Rent als : Tavol a Ren ta l Cake: Sweet B ottom Ca kes Jewelry: Pix el + Torch Cement Cake St ands : Emery Ave Des i gn Cus t om Mugs /Pit chers : Jos hua F l i cker


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pg. 13 5 During this iss ue’s cont ent s hoot I wa nted to bring in s ome unique e nga ge me nt ring choices t o ins pire tho se o f you looking for s omething a uthentical ly vint age and a lso eco - f r iend ly. I have fol lowed T RU M P E T & H O R N for a while no w, since their early beginnings da ting ba c k t o 201 2. A family run busine ss o ut of California, t his c re w is pa ss ionate about giving ba c k , be ing green, and vint age piece s.

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