It is absolutely thrilling when we get to see wedding professionals collaborate and create together, teaching each other and helping each other to grow. Why? Because this means that each vendor involved will be stretched creatively, ultimately bringing YOU a higher quality and more inspired product, creating the wedding that you dream of. Today, we’re excited to share images from a one-on-one floral workshop between Nicole of Soil & Stem and Kaytee of Roots Floral Design (both Utah-based designers) – and these floral designs couldn’t be more lovely!
Nicole says, “We spent the day immersed in flowers and friendship during this springtime one-on-one class. Our focus was on layering blooms with textured elements and gestural stems to create our loose, garden style, hand-tied bouquets and centrepieces.” Choosing to use shades of orange (complimentary to the dark blue walls of the studio they were working in) might seem like a bold choice for wedding flowers, but we think you’ll agree that it all came together perfectly! “We opted for a somewhat neutral and textured base in our centerpiece designs, and then added a moment of salmon colored poppies to balance against such a powerful and almost masculine backdrop. The poppies may have been my favorite element of this class. In natured-inspired floristry, I like to emphasize the importance of using blooms at different stages of life, as they would biologically be in found growing in a garden or field. These poppies were the perfect example of that practice. I absolutely love how Mike & Brit of Brushfire Photography captured these details, as the petals were just about to spring from their protective pod.”
More from the photographers, Brushfire Photography:
“As artists, we love seeing other artists create. It is that much better when we are able to bring our crafts together and learn from one another. We were so excited to work with Nicole and Kaytee as they put together beautiful vignettes full of color and life.
We were able to incorporate some of our artistic photography techniques with the shoot. We have an ongoing project that involves Instant Photography and alternative processes. We shot Fuji Instant films and did emulsion transfers, where in place of letting the print develop on its base, you peel the negative and place it on a piece of fine art paper and let the emulsion develop onto it, creating an original piece of art. We love when we can bring our love of the hands on craft of photography to a shoot. It allows our creativity to flow.”
Floral Mentor: Nicole Land of Soil & Stem | Florals: Kaytee Stice of Roots Floral Design | Photography: Mike & Brit Hansen of Brushfire Photography | Dress : Alexandra Grecco | Cake: Tess Comrie | Ribbon: Silk and Willow | Venue: Miesh Studio | Model: Katie Craig
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