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Moody Blooms

Flowers at the historic McCune Mansion create a soulful ambience.

STRENGTH WITH WHIMSY
Your bouquet can exude elegance with a unique flair. Alexa Johnson of Lilly and Iris not only incorporated a gorgeous selection of flowers in her design but also added a bit of the unexpected: purple turnips and pink pomegranates. To complete the arrangement, Johnson brought in cymbidium orchids, ranunculus, roses, anemone, hydrangea, astrantia, Blushing Bride protea, Safari Sunset Leucadendron, viburnum, eucalyptus, Port Orford cedar, dusty miller, pepperberry, and hanging amaranthus—styled with a matching cuff.

Willowby by Watters Knox gown made of Georgette crêpe fabric with a halter neckline and deep crisscross, lace-up back, $1,100, Fantasy Bridal. Bel Aire 108-inch cascading cathedral veil made of tulle, lined with ribbon, $340, Off White

HAVE IT HERE
Filled with history, the McCune Mansion in Salt Lake City offers an exceptional and rare experience for your wedding or reception. The mansion was built in 1898 and completed in 1901 for the family of Alfred McCune, a prominent entrepreneur and innovator who extended the railroad system in Utah (even connecting Salt Lake to Park City back in the day). Much of the original design of this three-story mansion remains intact or has been restored: imported Nubian and Irish marble, French tapestries, German mirrors, Utah sandstone, and artistic, hand-painted ceilings are just a few of the venue’s remarkable characteristics.

DARE TO BE DIFFERENT
Ed Kubicek of Saxromney Floral Event Design designed this rich, bold arrangement for the bride who wants lots of texture and details. The bouquet includes dahlias, cymbidium orchids, calla lilies, scabiosa, garden and spray roses, black tea leaves, emu grass, millet, ninebark, sage, viburnum, Agonis, clematis, artichokes, and pheasant feathers. Kubicek tends to work with lighter shades in the bridal world, but for this design, “the darker, moody vibe is a unique and different experience thinking outside the box.”

Celeste by Calla Blanche gown with capped sleeves, beaded bodice, side cutouts, pockets, and a satin skirt in an A-line silhouette, $2,187, Off White. O.C. Tanner Collection ring, emerald-cut, 3-carat center diamond with baguette diamonds set in platinum, $85,000, O.C. Tanner. Penny Preville 18K gold, oval moonstone earrings with diamond halo, $3,000, O.C. Tanner

RED, RED WINE
“I’m drawn to colors with intensity, like these shades of aubergine and saturated terracotta. The Native Flower Company style is to align a modern sensibility with a touch of wilderness, which we’ve accomplished by pairing sculpted anthurium with draping Agonis, and orchids with soft spray roses,” says Pamela M. Olson of Native Flower Company. To complete the look, Olson added lisianthus, coleus foliage, carnations, roses, ranunculus, and cordyline leaves.

Nouvelle Amsale Noelle crêpe gown with a long-sleeve lace bodice, $2,575, Bitsy Bridal. First Class champagne veil with tulle fabric, $59.95, Fantasy Bridal. O.C. Tanner Collection solstice ring with 1.36-carat center diamond set in 18K rose gold, $14,590, O.C. Tanner. Drop diamond earrings in 14K gold, $1,650, Bennion Jewelers

WILD ROMANCE
This flower arrangement brings a fun, wild, and romantic feel to any wedding. Jessica St. Thomas of St. Thomas Floral  wanted to incorporate rich, bold hues and texture. “I wanted it to feel understated and organic with a touch of elegance and whimsy,” St. Thomas explains. She arranged dahlias, astrantia, lisianthus, tulips, chocolate cosmos, snowberries, butterfly bush, heucheras, ninebark, and foraged oak leaves for the bouquet. For the hairpiece, she added Pieris to the mix.

Blush by Hayley Paige Louie gown with ivory lace, a cascading tiered skirt lined with horsehair trim, and a deep sweetheart neckline, $3,014, Off White. Diamonds by the yard necklace in 18K yellow gold with bezel-set diamonds, $2,500, Bennion Jewelers