Thursday, September 27, 2012

Un-Wedding on Wedding Chicks

Yay!!! Really happy to have been featured by the ever popular Wedding Chicks today!
You can check out their blog post here

Sara and Brad

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Kelsie and Devin

When a bride tells us her cousin is going to be her wedding photographer 
we must admit a twinge of concern crosses our minds-  
unless of course your cousin happens to be the 

Profusions of Pink Peonies, Garden Roses and the ever popular Ranunculus in shaded hues accented with sprigs of feathered Astilbe.

Props to Devin who knew that the way to his ladies heart was was through her feet!
He surprised Kelsie by proposing with these adorable Badgley Mischka shoes. 
How could she say anything but yes!!

 Ranunculus boutonniere in three different shades.

Congrats you two!!! And Happy Cinco de Mayo;)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Erin and Jon

"All You Need Is Love"
When the Beatles churned out their iconic 1967 song during the Summer of Love the world became obsessed with all things British. Long before their time, Erin and Jon were diehard fans and thought it an appropriate theme for their Summer of Love wedding. It would prove to be their mission statement.

It’s no secret that orchestrating such an event can overwhelm brides with even the simplest of plans. I’ve heard it a thousand times from girls not wanting to make another decision… “I just want to get married!” Erin was one of those girls. A week before the wedding, all the planning and arrangements went out the proverbial window and an elopement was set into action. It would prove to be the best decision she would make.

A friend's beautiful home in Heber Valley became their makeshift venue…

Erin wore her mother’s dress (remade by Jon’s mother) and “Yes”… she would still like to carry a bouquet. No matter what… a bride deserves to feel like a princess on her wedding day and last year our English cousins showed us an example of how it’s royally done.

Like Kate Middleton, Erin chose all white delicate blooms that could have been freshly picked from an English garden.

If we learnt anything from the royals it would be a return to the era of romance. Our fascination with the ever popular Peony is still high on the list of romantic blooms. Pretty papery flowers like Ranunculus, with their tissue thin petals are surprisingly sturdy and Anemones, add drama to even the softest bouquet.

Ivory bell shaped Lily of the Valley along with Sweet Pea and Lilac, added a dose of feminine pretty while attending to the senses. The urge to smell a flower is so ingrained in us from our earliest experiences. There is something so incredibly nostalgic about a scent that will help you remember your wedding day for years to come.
Jolene (Jon's mother) made this twine wrapped ranunculus boutonniere on the way to the ceremony. Didn't she do a great job!

Side note- Jolene and I owned a wedding business called "Flourishes" many years ago before she came to her senses;)... I'm still learning:)

So if you find yourself not wanting to do a Will and Kate…not wanting to be the center of anyone’s universe but your own… picture Erin and Jon surrounded by their immediate families as they pledge their love to each other privately in a beautiful intimate ceremony.

I assure you having your princess moment doesn’t require having much of anything but the handsome prince,

because when it comes down to it…
really, the Beatles said it best…
“All You Need Is Love!!!”
Photography by: Seth Durfey and Sarah Jacobs Huff

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

One dress 3 ways- The Boho Shoot

There are multiple reasons we love working with Cascio Photography but when Brittany isn't shooting from the hip... she's thinking "Hip" (if you'll pardon the pun):)
Brittany found a dress at an antique store and was inspired to fashion a shoot out of it... well actually three shoots... all different. She asked us to help her with this Boho inspired version.

Stunning hair and makeup by Carrie Purser Makeup and Hair Artistry

The shoot took place in September so we wanted to give it a natural organic earthy feel. We decided to make the bouquet without the use of any traditional flowers. If you look closely you will find a leek scape, artichokes, broom corn, wheat and purple basil among some other textural elements.

This is signature Cascio Photography... bathed in liquid gold... mastering the light!

Hair flowers by Riley Lane Creations

Thanks Jolene for the burlap banner:)

Borrowing elements like these wooden vineyard tables helps to create richness in this harvest celebration. Think of the fun you could have with menu planning!

Vineyard tables and free standing aspen poles available for rent!

Need a customized seating chart?
We do windows:)

Yes we know there's not an abundance of vineyard venues in our beautiful state but I assure you these grapes were plucked directly from the vine merely 50ft away.

Table numbers by Ruffled Ink fit right in with these wooden and wire card holders

Fluted Tupelo Honey

Aromatic purple basil tempts the senses and embellishes the menu cards

Mismatched silverware adds charm.

Love the rugged tone of this mens ring from The Diamond Gallery... perfect for the outdoor groom!

"We tied the knot!"
Clever shot Britt:)

Laura of Ruffled Ink made these hand designed invites... perfect for this rustic affair!

Photography: Cascio Photography
Invitations and Signage: Ruffled Ink
Vineyard tables and other rentals: Ella Bella... us;)

Click on the other two fabulous shoots by Cascio Photography
to see them in their entirety as featured on Utah Bride Blog

Fantastic photos by Cascio Photography
Fun flowers by our friends at Sego Event Planning and Floral Design
Funky cake by Sweet On You Bake Shop
Beautifully bold invites by Pink Piggy Designs
Dashing tux by Mens Wearhouse
Shiney black scooter courtesy of Taylor Ballam

Timeless images by Cascio Photography
Lovely florals by Blooms and Blossoms
Stellar invites and signage by Peter Loves Jane
Pretty cake by Sweet On You Cake Shop
Stunning hair and makeup by Carrie Purser Makeup and Hair Artistry
The perfect rentals from Embellish the Moment

Ella Bella : She Beautiful------floral couture and wedding design