UTAH NATURE, LOCAL WILDLIFE, INCREDIBLE LIGHT, AND FLOWERS

The Potted Pansy + Horse Bouquet

There are so many wonderful and amazing things about my "job". I could list them and go on and on, but today I'll just mention a few.

Incredibly Talented Professionals
Wildlife and Nature
Light
Oh, and Flowers!

Utah is jam packed with brilliant up and coming artists, talented professionals, and cutting edge genuine, real, and wonderful people. And I get to meet and work with them on a daily basis. Whether it be a photographer, model, a bakery artist, or those amazing people who do hair and makeup! It's such a pleasure to meet and rub shoulders with and be inspired by each of them.

Calea Gunther is one of those people. She is brilliant and fast and oh so very kind! This bouquet was another one of those leftover kinds of bouquets. The kind that I really don't know how it will turn out and trust that the flowers will do their thing and make themselves beautiful together, in a way that they just cannot be by themselves. And when I asked Calea if she would photograph it Friday afternoon, then saw these images come through from a Saturday morning sunrise shoot, I could not believe it! First, if you have ever put together a shoot, you know it's really not that simple. And second, there is a horse! A horse!!!! Who pulls out a horse overnight?! Only Calea!

I mentioned wildlife and nature above because obviously, there's a horse. But also because these orchids were dead. Literally dead. If you look close, you can see that they look singed, burned on the edges. I bought them that way. On purpose! I absolutely fell in love with them and the way they were beautifully turning into something different. Have you ever watched a cut flower pass through it's phases of life and then death? It's beautiful. And these orchids reminded me of those steps, those phases, and the beauty that comes both from the living and the dead. Don't throw a flower out just because it isn't vibrant anymore. You'll be surprised at what you see before it passes on. 

The Potted Pansy Close up bouquet
Calea Gunther Bouquet
Calea + The Potted Pansy Utah bouquet
Orchid Bouquet

Photography Calea Gunther Photography
Models Jessie James and Kenny Tucker
Florals The Potted Pansy
Horse Dolly, 7 yr old quarter horse
Horse Trainer Kaitlyn Gunther with Dancing with Hooves
Dress Adrianna Papell

SUMMER SUN | SUMMER BOUQUET | UTAH BEAUTY

The Potted Pansy Moab Summer Bouquet

There is life and light and hope in the world. I know this journal is probably "supposed to be" all about flowers and weddings and how wonderful they are. And they ARE wonderful. Believe me, they really are! But sometimes I just want to share my thoughts here too. Maybe it's therapeutic for me or creates some thoughts for you.  Either way, thank you for letting me do so. 

Back to life and light in the world... This spring and summer have been so wonderful as I have watched a variety of trees blossom, flowers grow and bloom, blue skies turn gray, and majestic mountains covered in snow, which now show only a small glimpse of white in the rocky crevaces.

It's been a hot one, with 100+ degree weather for over 10 days last week. But it has been beautiful. The streams, lakes, and rivers are full to the brim with water this year and adventure is in the air. Just take a look at these images of Moab by Stephanie Lorraine Photography! Look at all there is to explore!

If you haven't been to smell the wildflowers, to dip your toes in the river, or lay out under the stars, do it. Summer is short. The world is beautiful. And life is good.

Photography by Stephanie Lorraine Photography
Model Jessie LaRue
Floral The Potted Pansy
Location Moab, Utah

UTAH WINTER BOUQUET | NATURE BOUQUET | UTAH TEXTURAL FLORIST

What speaks to you? What inspires you? What brings you back to your peaceful center or sets a fire within you to achieve more?

TEXTURE IN A BOUQUET | TEXTURAL BOUQUET | UTAH BRIDES

he first time I ever played around with dead plants...well at least on purpose. Because I pull out plants and weeds and dead things in nature unconsciously all of the time.