Engagement Photos At The Spiral Jetty: Mallory + Christian

spiral jetty engagement

How many of you are familiar with The Spiral Jetty in Utah? We weren’t before today’s adorable e-session, but learned it’s a man made art structure created by the artist Robert Smithson in 1970, in the middle of no where, that is visible from the sky! So rad. It also happens to be a favorite spot for this super sweet duo, Mallory and Christian. :)

According Kayleen T. Photography, the talent behind these amazing photos, Mallory and Christian are so happy and full of zeal, they move and interact so naturally. They have such a unique style and great hair! Christian designs and builds furniture and much of their time is spent at his design studio hanging out and creating cool pieces. 

nasa engagement

nasa engagement

nasa engagement

We love it when couple’s can just be themselves and let loose for their photos! These images are some of our faves. So, so fun!

nasa engagement

spiral jetty engagement

spiral jetty engagement

spiral jetty engagement

colorful engagement attire

red lipped girl

sunset engagement

spiral jetty engagement

spiral jetty engagement

Major love for this sweet, double-exposed shot!

double exposure

spiral jetty engagement

spiral jetty engagement

golden hour engagement

lake bed engagement

teal peacoat

What a cool place…

lake bed engagement

lake bed engagement

teal peacoat

golden hour engagement

Mallory + Christian have the cutest story of how they met as kids + eventually ended up falling in love! Check it out below:

I was in elementary school when Christian and I first met. I had just moved into the neighborhood and Christian’s mother came to welcome us. Christian was there too, standing shyly behind his mother. He had long hair, no shoes, and I adored him.

We shared a back fence (the perfect setting for real-life romance) and spent a few years simply as good friends and close confidants. Although, I can clearly remember going to an Explosions in the Sky concert with him and dearly wanting to hold his hand when, “Your Hand in Mine” began to play.

Years later, our friendship grew into a relationship of love and support. Christian decided to serve an LDS mission. We knew this meant spending two years apart, only being able to communicate through letters. A few weeks before he left on that journey, we went to The Spiral Jetty. The jetty itself is breathtaking and our time there was so happy that Christian asked if, over two years later, we could have our engagements in the very same spot. …We did!

Congrats, you two! And best wishes from GWS!!

photography: Kayleen T. Photography // location: Spiral Jetty at the Great Salt Lake, Utah

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Light-Drenched Desert Wedding: Briana + Jason

Jenny Packham bride

Inspired by the sun-bleached colors and palette of the desert, Briana, a Hollywood costume designer, used her artistic eye to design her + her hubby Jason’s gorgeously unique Palm Springs wedding. Working with the talented gals at Hello Gem!, the styling of the setting really reflected the couple’s midwestern roots, Briana’s upbringing on her family farm, and their love of 20’s fashion and all things art deco. The Ace Hotel provided a perfect backdrop, Hello Gem! created the dreamiest desert-inpsired florals, and Bri’s gorge Jenny Packham dress is sure to have us looking like a heart-eyed emoticon for the rest of the day! But we’re cool with that! Big thanks to Modern Obscura for the lovely photos — let’s check them out!

chalkboard invitation

Jenny Packham wedding dress

marry me banner

cocktail drink

Nail envy! Right ladies?

lace dress detail

gold fringe decor van

van

Jason’s 70’s sparkly blue van was the backdrop for the first look and brought a bit of fun and whimsy to the day. Love it!

Palm Springs wedding

dessert bouquet

Palm Springs wedding

Jenny Packham dress

Jenny Packham dress

We adore Briana’s vintage art deco hair piece. So beautiful!

Jenny Packham dress

dessert bouquet

Palm Springs couple

Palm Springs couple

Palm Springs couple

Palm Springs couple

macrame backdrop

succulent decor

ceremony handkercheifs

flower girl flower crown

Love their ceremony backdrop as much as we do? The macrame hanging was from Free People + Hello Gem! gussied it up with decor and florals. So pretty.

macrame ceremony backdrop

Ace Hotel ceremony

Ace Hotel ceremony

Ace Hotel ceremony

Ace Hotel ceremony

Briana’s great feather bracelet is another vintage find. Leave it to the costume designer to find the most perfect + unique pieces for her wedding ensemble, right?!

Ace Hotel ceremony

Ace Hotel ceremony

tipi decor

macrame wall hanging

glitter dipped feathers

macrame feather escort card display

garden rose centerpiece

Processional: I Know Places – Lykke Li

Recessional: Apache – Danger Beach

First Dance: I Will Love You Forever – Neil Young and the Squires

feather centerpiece

glitter dipped feathers

menu

cake

movie projector

Be sure to check out the sweet film by Mike McMillin to see even more!

Don't sweat the small stuff. My brother forgot his dress shoes the day of the wedding so my grandmother and him walked down the aisle barefoot. Everyone thought it was planned! :)

photography: Modern Obscura // planning + design: Hello Gem! // backdrop frame + florals: Hello Gem! // macrame: Free People // venue + cake: Ace Hotel Palm Springs California // videography: Mike McMillin // hair: Helena Van Zandbergen – hairofthebride@gmail.com // coordinator: Stephanie Wilder // groom’s attire: J.Crew // bride’s dress: Jenny Packham // nails: So Hot Right Nail // invitations: Ladyfingers Letterpress

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Seasonal Flower Guide: Fall

Seasonal Flower Guide: Fall Flowers

How many of you caught our Summer Seasonal Flower Guide that we shared in July? We loved hearing how much you loved it (especially on Instagram + Facebook!) and we got tons of requests to bring back this fun flower column for fall. Well today is the day + we couldn’t be more excited to share our fave picks for the upcoming season, in hopes that our guide will help you plan out your wedding floral design + let you know if the blooms you’ve been eyeing will be available for your big day! Oh course we recommend talking with your florist about flowers you love and what’s available, but if you are DIYing your flowers or perhaps trying to pick a date for next year and you love peonies, might be helpful to know you shouldn’t have a fall wedding since they won’t be available. :)

As you’ll see in a sec, we wanted to highlight some fun, untraditional floral + foliage varieties that you may not be familiar with, as well as point out some of the trusty faves we all know + love. By blending unique textures + types, you’ll be able to achieve the look of some of the amazing bouquets + arrangements you’ve seen here on GWS. (And you can browse our bouquet galleries for lots of great inspiration, too!) We even whipped up a quick fall bouquet for you a bit later in the post to get the inspiration flowing!

Fall Flower Guide

Some of our favorites that are available to you in the fall include: cotton, cinnamon spice garden roses, brown amaranthus, burgundy scabiosa, chocolate cosmos, burgundy dahlias, thistle (also known as eryngium), pomegranate branches, brunia berry, burgundy moonlight carnations, nigella, burgundy artichokes, willow eucalyptus, and burgundy ranunculus.

A few of our other faves that we didn’t include here, but love for fall, are white lysimachia, blue privet berry (so perfect for adding texture), tuberose, persimmon branches (fun for autumn and thanksgiving tablescapes) and viburnum. When talking to your florist, or planning out your wedding flowers, always remember that mother nature can be tricky at times, so there is always the possibility that certain items will not be available. Luckily, there is usually always something similar you or your florist can substitute to achieve a similar look!

cotton bouquet

Are any fall brides carrying an all cotton or cotton-accented bouquet? We absolutely love this look! SO rustic + unique.

fall roses dahlia and ranunculus

pomegranates and artichokes

Pomegranates + artichokes (as well as persimmons) are classically fall, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use them in a fun, unique way! These guys are pretty sizable, so they’re a great way to add lots of body to a bigger bouquet and they work perfectly in large centerpieces, adorned arches + chuppahs, or aisle flanking arrangements. Below, we’ve used them in a textural bouquet. How would you use these awesome fruits + veggies in your floral design?

fall bouquet with dahlias and cotton

fall bouquet

heart made of flowers

And what about a flower head heart for your wedding decor? Of course, it won’t last for TOO long – but definitely for several hours – and it’s just so pretty!

Flowers Available Year Round

If your wedding date isn’t set quite yet, but you were hoping to get a feel for what types of stems are available year round, we’ve got you covered, with a few of our favorites that are available throughout the seasons! You can never go wrong with pink garden roses + we’ve been loving seeing bridesmaids carrying all-filler bouquets, like astilbe, queen anne’s lace, and dusty miller. Such a great budget-friendly option!

If you’re loving the flowers we’ve featured, but don’t live near a great flower market, you should check out BloomsByTheBoxBloomsByTheBox has a wide selection of blooms that can be shipped to you.

We hope you guys are enjoying our Seasonal Flower guides — we seriously love creating them for you! For couples who are tying the knot this winter (or next!), or for anyone planning a holiday party, be sure to check back soon for our upcoming winter seasonal flower guide!

Thanks so much to Katie Pritchard for the photos!

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