Saturday, December 27, 2008

cant help sneaking in one more post

we here in utah are blessed with a plethura of amazing photogs. my blog list still stays short in comparison to the quantity we have, but every once in a while i meet a new one, i really enjoy. here are a few shots of the last red bouquet of the year from opie foto! a big thank you to opie! and an addition to our blog roll. check out opies blog here

Saturday, December 20, 2008

merry christmas & a happy 2009

the last bouquets of 2008. the first white, green, and black bouquet was Eliza's actual wedding day bouquet and varied just a little from her sitting bouquet. the second very traditional and very red set the mood perfectly for this dec 20th wedding. I took this couple even though they didnt meet my minimum order policy and i am so glad i did! this bouquet just finished of my studio stems year perfectly, traditional with a little studio stems twist of funk and design. Sara married a marine, thus the blue ribbon to match his dress duds! anytime i can be part of something that has anything to do with freedom i am pleased to do so.

its been a great year! i am so grateful for my clients and the ability they give me to be an artist! so thank you kady, kara, stonehaven dental, melanie, laynie, charakie, aubrey, tamara, danielle, tara, amberlie, sarah, annamarie & justin, megan, erin, megan hale, mt americal credit union, amanda, angela, ashley, alexia, lindsey, chelsey, eliza, and sara.

i work with a lot of great vendors all of the time, but there are a few vendors that deserve special mention that just make what i do that much better! Rebekah westover, pink piggy designs, whimsy floral, dustin izatt photography, and kate benson photography, thank you so much!
i will be out of the office from december 20th for the remainder of the year. i will return all email inquires and voicemails at that time. thank you again!

Monday, December 8, 2008

office flowers

every once in a while i have the audacity to create a little office arrangement. enjoy and watch for eliza's event pics soon!

Monday, December 1, 2008

christmas bouquet inspiration

The season is upon us. for years and years this picture has been in my bouquet inspiration book residing in my office. most clients who see it tend to be a little turned off by it and think its weird but for most of my career to me its been the perfect winter wedding spin on bouquet. its different and unusual with a twist of design in its very element, perhaps even a similar description of me! i dare share it simply because in my search for winter inspiration to post my mind keeps drawing back to it. its a scan could not even find a remotely close picture online. i dont have the best scanner so please do excuse but also enjoy. Eliza's wedding is coming up this wknd so watch for pics!

FYI - studio stems will only be accepting 15 events for the 2009 year and nearly half are booked. so if your thinking you may want us ..... better jump on that horse.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

eliza bridal bouquet

Veronica, variegated lily grass, white spray roses, super green roses, white freesia, black mini callas, white mini callas, green mini callas, fugi's, and tulips.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


amaryllis a truly season beauty & inspiration

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

cakes in kuwait

wedding cakes from artists in kuwait ... need i say anything at all? WOW!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Studio Enizio

Its been a bit too long since i posted, i sincerely apologize! not to say i havent been busy i have ... just havent been takin the camera a long.

studio enizio opens in 2 days! this could be the most gorgeous salon i have ever personally been in (and because i also do hair and carry a cosmo license i have been in my fair share!) exquisite surroundings for a pampering experience. this salon is high tech and high end you will feel special while dwelling here. its nothing short of a new york like experience! Cynthia the owner is a good friend of mine and provided me the priviledge of coming up with a few permanent in house designs for the salon. here is one pic of the front desk arrangement many more pics to come of it all! be sure to stop on by for their grand opening celebration on october 27th! Local & details on their blog.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

blog spotlighted

Zenadia Design has done a vendor spotlight about studio stems on their blog! I am always excited to be on anyones blog, i love art and those that appreciate it! Zanadia is a custom invitation and stationary company, but they are so much more, they are a great industry blog for those that work in the industry and for those planning events! check out our spotlight here .... and zenadia's link is always on our bar for future reference! thanks zenadia for a fun post!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

booking at a dicount

a little bit of studio stems work for your visionary pleasure. sometimes we take on small corporate events or other small orders and more often then not i dont get around to posting them. yet they are what generates designs in most circumstances, i usually have a lot of design freedom. all of these designs were done for a MACU grand opening.

studio stems is offering all fall weddings a discount of 10% off your order! that means all you last minute brides who really want studio stems to do your wedding here is your opportunity! this means any october or novemeber events! contact us ASAP!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

something blue

"something blue" - "As for the colorful item, blue has been connected to weddings for centuries. In ancient Rome, brides wore blue to symbolize love, modesty, and fidelity. Christianity has long dressed the Virgin Mary in blue, so purity was associated with the color. Before the late 19th century, blue was a popular color for wedding gowns, as evidenced in proverbs like, "Marry in blue, lover be true."

a tad interesting wouldnt you say? so there simply are too many blue items to post so i will be posting my favorite "blue" things in these categories, wedding dress, bridesmaid's dress, jewelery, centerpiece, bouquet, candy/favor and cake ... and that will just have to be enough cause this post could be either the biggest collage of the century or the longest post ever!

the dress

your peeps dress's

a little blue bling

centerpiece dont by bailey s hale floral design

i am a minimalist at heart so these both really appeal to me personally. the bottom photo was taken from here

love these earthy favor of the birds. jordan almonds are that much more delish in color. budget saving tip .... if you have the time, or shall i say your timing is appropriate stock up on blue candy at easter! it will save you loads to do this favor if your wedding is at another time of year. one of our clients offered this favor in a different style see that post here

and last but not least the icing on top of the cake! image one, two, three

well that finishes up the something series for now! hope you enjoyed! studio stems will be offering a discount to brides whose weddings are in oct or nov so booking now would be wise look for a post coming soon!

Monday, September 29, 2008

something borrowed

i just think all the somethings could be doubled up in one way or another! so i got that out just one more time ... ok that being said what does the something borrowed signify? the borrowed item is usually an item from a happily married friend or family member, whose good fortune in marriage is supposed to carry over to the new bride. The borrowed item also reminds the bride that she can depend on her friends and family.

so i started to think about if i was getting married and following this old english tradition what would i want to borrow. here are my thoughts ....

if i was as gorgeous as becky i would borrow my grandmothers wedding dress!

the above pic is obviously of Becky's grandmother on her wedding day. the second photo is of becky at her grandmothers funeral wearing the wedding dress in honor of her grandma. my question is becky why didnt you were this beauty on your actual wedding? you look STUNNING! these pics are courtesy of RebekahWestover photography!

what about a tried and true item, jewelery? like i said before jewelery is great for any of the somethings! but nearly every woman i know has a good set of pearls. borrow someone's pearls, someone you admire in marriage!
this is whose pearls i would personally choose. this is my great aunt becky's pearls at her husbands funeral not too long ago. i dont know if they are real or not, i dont care! she has been happily married for over 65 years! she has been a great example to me of what unity really is!

my other thought was that i might want to wear my grandmothers wedding band/rings. maybe on my right hand, or perhaps my mothers. or a good friends. someone whom i know has had a splendid marriage. someone i aspire to be like. i know if a close friend or family member wanted my ring for a jaunt down the aisle i would be sure to borrow that thing right over, what a compliment!

coming soon ... something blue! this is where i will vear away from what the bride actually wears or carries .... just cant help it! flowers, cake, food, ribbon, so much to do with blue! stay tuned!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

something new

ok well what isnt "new" at a wedding? usually most everything that the bride adorns herself with and everything she purchases for her event as well. its a bit harder to be creative with the other somethings ... this one i could go on and on about cool "new" things to aquire for your event. that being said what does the new token symbolize? optimism and hope for the bride's new life ahead.

so i thought i would just show some of my fav's of a few things or just simply unique wedding trinkets to adorn yourself with.

lets start with the dress....

its hard to go wrong with jcrew bride!
this one is tempting for me ... tempting me to get married again! oh its a beut! unfortunatley i am not aware of where it comes from! gorgeous photography as well!

my girls have been watching this adorable good moral movie called penelope staring christina ricci. i love her wedding dress, but its her and her body that make the dress. it was hard to find a great pic of it ... best i could do. look at that waist line ....

this is a whimsical treat of an onsamble!

onto the shoes ... why is it that a lot of girlies are wearing flip flops or tenni's at least make them sick tenni's or dont do it at all. why? i guess cause you are practical and like comfort? but really isnt it true that shoe's make the outfit? comfort smumphort!

how can you resist these? i cant! and just think they are GREEN! you could be trendy at the same time and save the earth!

if you have to wear all white .... got to have some color! spice it up, show some character, make the outfit!

onto the treasured rings of unity

are you a geek? these are perfect for you then ... ethernet rings!
but if i was ring shopping right now i would head straight to ...

sorry no under attire pics this time around!

and onto a few really unqiue inspiring "new" bouquets that i hope someday one of my bride's will request, there is nothing better then getting to duplicate something you really really admire! so fun! in fact have me create a duplicate of one of these for your event and if you meet our minimum order policy with your other floral needs we will comp the bouquet ..... thats anywhere from $200-$1000 value!