Thursday, September 20, 2007

The Movie Wedding

One question I am often asked is, "So, do you do this full time?" Well, the answer is...sometimes. I like to do all kinds of creative things--and flowers and weddings are just two of them!

I also work in the film industry with my uber-talented director brother. This summer I took a month off from weddings to be the production designer for his latest indie film that was shooting here in Utah called "White on Rice." What is a production designer? Well, basically I was responsible for all of the set design, or how the backdrop of the movie looked--props, wall color, artwork, decor, furniture etc. It was a lot of work, but a lot of fun too.

One of the scenes in the movie was a wedding! Being that this is an indie film, we didn't have a very big budget to work with...and by not very big, I mean almost nothing...However, we wanted a funky, hip, young and creative look and we needed 10-- 60" tables and 10 cabaret tables, a cake and a few big pieces. Three things came to mind: curly willow, wheat grass and gerbera daisies.

(Incidentally, I also got to learn how to make a wedding cake for this scene! Yikes, are those ever a lot of work!!!)

This last shot is with two of the main actors: Nae and Mio Takada

You can visit the imdb page for more information.

And you can check out some of the promotional stills by Jonathan Canlas here

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Eleanor & Steve: Red Butte Garden

Eleanor & Steve actually got married back in 2005, but I just got these pictures from her a few weeks ago! (it's always better late than never!!)

Thanks to Jonathan Canlas for letting me post these pics!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Silvana & Justin: Rose Sachs Gardens

This was one of the weddings that I did back in June, and thankfully all of the pictures were recovered from the computer that crashed!

Some of the fun highlights for this event---I loved the variety of colors and flowers in the centerpieces. We did 4 different designs at 4 tables each. I also loved different textures we were able to use---rosemary, scented geranium, lavendar and so many types of flowers!