From the Magazine: Bold + Bright Bouquets

Flip through any current magazine, and it’s clear that color blocking is big. From fashion to interiors, the vivid trend is everywhere we look these days. Think red jeans with a sunny yellow top, purple belt, and green loafers–it all works, and we likey. So for the Flowers feature in our current winter/spring issue, we celebrated the trend with bold, bright, beautiful bouquets.

Our inspiration:

The bold and the beautiful

Bright fashion from J.Crew

Elle Decor June 2011

Photographed by David Newkirk, the bouquets we requested for our shoot–designed by the talented hands at Blossom Sweet, Every Blooming Thing, TriFecTa Design, and Silver Cricket Floral–were all about primaries, jewel tones, and pops of color. White blooms didn’t play a role, and pastels never stood a chance. We wanted vivid, saturated stems combined in gorgeous, elegant designs!

Bouquet by Blossom Sweet

Our Flowers features are 2/3 flowers, 1/3 fashion, and for this shoot we wanted our model to have a preppy, girly, Kate Spade-ish feel. She wore a custom-designed sheath dress by Modest Couture by Elizabeth and a tea-length dress from Avenia Bridal, paired with diamonds and pearls from O.C. Tanner and Masseys Jewelers. Beauty pro Flavia Carolina of Versa Artistry finished the look with red lips and coiffed locks.

Bouquet by TriFecTa Design

The photo shoot took place in downtown Salt Lake City at the Main Library. Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie, the Main Library is a stunning structure and a gem in the heart of the city. The contemporary setting was the perfect stage for these modern bouquets.

Bouquet by Every Blooming Thing

Did you know the library is available for private events? We didn’t either until we took a tour of the facilities–and fell in love with the rooftop garden. Best view of the city!

The library’s rooftop garden–featuring panoramic views of downtown SLC and the surrounding mountains–is open throughout the summer. The library’s Urban Room is available for indoor events year-round, and has the same open feeling and modern design the library is known for. If you’re interested in learning more about wedding receptions at the library, contact Errin Pedersen for more information: 801-524-8229 or email epedersen {at} slcpl {dot} org.

A big thank you to all the vendors who contributed to our Flowers feature! You can see more photos from the “Bright Ideas” spread, and learn more about these bouquets and vivid blooms, in our current winter/spring issue–click here to get a copy.