Modern Valentine

For this shoot, I wanted to reimagine the traditional colors of Valentine's day in a way that felt modern and more organic. Lavender, coral red, barely blush, camel, and white. We used several motifs that are traditional to the holiday, but in unexpected ways. Flowers were deconstructed and used as earrings and art throughout the shoot. Paper, that could be used to wrap a bouquet of flowers or a gift was hung as an interesting, color blocked backdrop. We added dried flowers to a white chocolate bark, playing on the traditional gift of flowers an chocolates. 

Happy Valentine's week, everyone!

Styling: Stay Co.
Flowers: Amber Reverie
Photography: Cali Heber
Paper Goods: Old City Mailroom


How To Host a Beautiful Galentines | Published on Cottage Hill

Last year, my friend Jessica of Jessica's Photography and I hosted a Galentine's luncheon for some of our creative industry friends in Utah. It was such a beautiful winter day, basking in the sun streaming through the windows at Ember SLC, eating delicious foods that Jessica made for us. Especially during the winter months, I find it necessary to connect with other women and feel a sense of shared support and community. So this gathering was the perfect remedy to my winter blues? I brought some of my favorite, delicately scented spring flowers, and Jessica captured every detail beautifully. 

You can read more about this event, and get the recipes for what we ate over at Cottage Hill

I've had a few requests for the flower recipe as well, so here is a breakdown of what I used for these arrangements:

  • White Lilac
  • Cafe Latte Roses
  • White/Blush Hanoi Ranunculus
  • Brown Japanese Sweet Pea
  • Antique Carnations
  • Blush Tinged Lisianthus
  • Blackberry Branch
  • Autumn Eucalyptus
  • Blossoming Branches
  • Lunaria


Romantic Distillery Wedding

Traci was such a lovely bride to work with, and her wedding was a beautiful depiction of her kind, loving spirit. (Despite the massive wind gusts that came through 10 minutes before the ceremony and almost tore apart the whole ceremony installation. But we were able to save it, so we won't talk about that today...) This couple came to Park City for their mountain wedding because they love the natural environment, and the rustic elegance of this setting. They incorporated a lot of personal family details, including Traci's mom's wedding veil that she wore for the ceremony. The palette was kept subtle with whites and ivories, melting gracefully into yellow, and lots of greenery. We took a less is more approach and designed deconstructed tablescapes of hand dyed silk topped with trailing vines, artichokes, and tons of antique brass candlesticks. 

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Photogrpahy: D'Arcy Benincosa
Flower and Styling: Amber Reverie