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Organic Giant Wreath Wedding Inspiration

With snowy days right around the bend, wintry candles, twinkly lights and wreaths galore have made their appearance in our home. And oh, how I love wreaths. So when this thing of beauty crossed my desk? I nearly fell off my chair. With Mood Events behind the concept and design, Sarah Winward of Honey Of A Thousand Flowers crafted this wildly captivating oversized wreath, accompanied by one of the prettiest bouquets I’ve seen yet. Feast your eyes on the full gallery from Leo Patrone!

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From Garrett of Mood EventsMy vision was to create a single décor element that was not only simple and beautiful, but classic and timeless at the same time. Weddings have increasingly become more and more ornate, filled with layers upon layers of beautiful details. But in this instance, I wanted the focus to solely be centered around the bride and groom, with a beautiful floral wreath, and in an environment that only Mother Nature can provide. The only theme used in this photoshoot is that of a circle/oval – the floral wreath, the wreath around the invitation, the simple and delicate wreath on the cake, the bride’s halo, and the amazingly simple and understated groom’s mini-wreath bout made from jasmine vine.

Photography: Leo Patrone | Flowers: Sarah Winward, Honey Of A Thousand Flowers | Wedding Gown: Danielles Bridal Ad Prom | Jewelry: Katie Waltman Jewelry | Concept, Design, Styling: Mood Events | Hair And Make-up: Gabby Gabitas | Invitation: Mood Events And Cathy Of Saucy & Kitsch | Location: This Is The Place Heritage Park | Styling Assistance: Lauren Brady Of Saucy And Kitsch

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Lush, Natural Inspiration Shoot at the Cathedral Of The Madeleine

If I could, I would crawl into this shoot and live amongst all the pretty forever. Styled to perfection by Erin Kate Photography and Soil & Stem, this gallery is overflowing with the kind of lush, floral-filled inspiration that will make your heart beat a bit faster this morning. See what I mean here.  


From Erin Kate Photography and Soil & StemGargoyles peered over the jagged pitches of the roof, while pigeons swooped and cooed around us during this lush courtyard styled shoot.

Our color palate really allowed us to focus on the simple, natural textures of our subject matter: the porous cement, heirloom silver, and the infinite patterns of layered greens that included ferns, eucalyptus, foraged vines, and incredible peppermint scented felt geranium.

Like freshly picked from an overgrown secret garden, our bridal bouquet was a bit wild, but also timeless. This beauty was hand-tied in antique French silk ribbon in the most beautiful shade of dove gray I’ve ever seen.

Other lovely details from the shoot…The bride wore a delicate chiffon gown. Her hair was styled in a simple twist bun adorned with vintage rhinestone barrettes. A guest sign-in book was created with an old book and maidenhair fern was pressed between the pages. Place cards were displayed on vintage silver forks that were wrapped in geranium leaves, fern, and soft blossoms. A cement cake stand displayed a lovely, chocolate naked cake with buttercream frosting spilling out between the layers.

We hope brides will find simple, clean beauty can pair well with unruly, lush stems in this elegant courtyard shoot.

Photography: Erin Kate Photography | Styling: Soil & Stem | Styling: Erin Kate Photography | Floral Design: Soil & Stem | Gown: The Brides' Shop | Cake: Pippa Cakery | Hair & Makeup: Versa Artistry | Cathedral: Cathedral Of The Madeleine | Letterpress Invitation: Rowley Press

Boho Chic Backyard Wedding in Salt Lake City

Ok, I honestly don’t even know where to start with this wedding. I mean where can you possibly begin when there are the cutest llamas ever in attendance and an amazing Tory Burch gown involved? Every moment is quirky and personal in the best possible way. It’s all too good to be true, but yet you know it is, making this couple and their amazing wedding totally rad. See it all here. 

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From Brooke Stapleton PhotographyHannah and Cameron met while she was working at a hot dog stand and have been deeply in love ever since. They felt like their love story is a bit out of the ordinary and wanted their wedding to celebrate the abnormal and the quirky, giggly lovefest that is so, unmistakably theirs. Set in the backyard of a charming pink Salt Lake City home, their day included street tacos, badminton, croquet, and llamas. The bride wore a Tory Burch gown and held a bouquet with florals native to Columbia, where her brother currently lives. The reception was a laid-back party with loud music, loved ones, and lots of hugging and squeezing. Every detail of the wedding was so well-thought out and charming + so very THEM.

Photography: Brooke Stapleton Photography | Wedding Gown: Tory Burch | Reception Venue: This Is The Place | Catering: 180 Tacos | Groom's Attire: H & M | Animals: Llama Rentals/Krishna Temple | Location: Radha Krishna Temple

DIY Floral Jewelry

Flowers are hands-down my favorite wedding detail. They’re beautiful, symbolic, smell good. Simply nothing sets my imagination off more than a perfectly sculpted bouquet or an etherial floral crown, which is why I’m straight up obsessed with this DIY shoot form the brain trust of Lizy’s Lilies, D’Arcy Benincosa, and April Benincosa. Flower earrings? Brilliant! Take a peek at the full gallery for more floral fixations.


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From D’Arcy Benincosa… Florals in the hair are popular, but what if you could take that natural feel, smell, and look of flowers and create stunning, living, flowing jewelry?

From DIY earrings to simple garland necklaces, this shoot brings new ideas to using flowers for a bride.

DIY Earrings:

Step 1: Gather your ingredients. A good rule of thumb is to have a leaf or piece of greenery for the backing and then lay a bud on top of it.

2. Prepare your focal flower. The focal flower needs to stay strong throughout a day filled with pictures and a night of dancing. For a flower an leaf, wire the stem by inserting the wire straight up through until it pokes just barely into the head of the flower. Trim your wire to the length of the stem.

3. Place your florals together. Wire the end of the florals and loop them to the ear piece.

4. Trim any extra wire or stems.

Floral Design: Lizy's Lilies | Hair & Make Up: April Benincosa | Photography & Styling: D'Arcy Benincosa

What to Wear for the 4th of July

By now you’re likely sipping on a red, white and blue bevy while soaking up the sun, just waiting for those fireworks to begin. But we couldn’t let this day pass us by without a little nod to the 4th! And if you’ve yet to pick out your festive outfit, let’s take a cue from BrittanyAlyciaJackie  and Katie. With photos from Ivy & Stone, there’s more right here! From all of us at SMP, wishing you a safe and happy holiday.


From Jen of Ivy & Stone… We collaborated with 4 fashion bloggers to do an inspirational fourth of July. A what to wear – idea shoot! All four of my lovely ladies are fashion bloggers here in Utah and of course they dressed the part to a tee! We wanted to have a girls picnic, centered on all things 4th of July! We had old bottle coca-colas, big straw hats, bright red lipstick, blueberries, cherries, flags, and to top it off– a fourth of July berry cake! We all couldn’t wait until we were done shooting so we could really finish it off! I feel like this could be a good inspiration to all those girls out there needing ideas on what to wear for the 4th! I hope you enjoy!

Photography: Ivy & Stone Photography | Cake: Dippidee Bakery | Fashion Blogger: Katie Cockrell | Fashion Blogger: Brittany Maddux | Fashion Blogger: Alycia Crowley | Fashion Blogger: Jackie Welling | Hair & Make Up: Vivian Make Up Artist

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