The Life of a Bride-To-Be Part 2: Finding A Photographer

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been extremely picky about photos of myself. There was a short time in college when I felt like I needed to document and post every moment of my life but since then I’ve gone back to my old ways. So, when trying to figure out our wedding photographer, I knew it wouldn’t be easy. I decided to start by browsing through some blogs and past YEF weddings.

That’s when things really got complicated, every image seemed to be more beautiful than the last! Each photographer seemed to have their own style… but I loved them all! Later that week, I was looking on The Perfect Palette for color inspiration and came across their post on Pantone Color of the Year, Marsala! I took special note since the shoot was done locally. I completely fell in love with the images. They were so bright and full of life! It was exactly how I wanted our day captured, nothing forced or awkward. Jenn Wagner Photography was cited as the photographer and I checked to see if we had worked with her in the past… and we had! The wedding she photographed with YEF florals was just as stunning, you could really see the love between the bride and groom with the same life in the images.

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I immediately emailed Jenn Wagner, explaining my love for her work and how much I would like to have her be a part of our day! Jenn, from the start, was so warm and informative. The first time we talked on the phone I felt like it was an old friend. Sometimes it can be uncomfortable explaining details of your wedding and relationship with someone you’ve never met, but it came super easy with her!

We set up a meeting for a few weeks out for both Chris and I to meet with Jenn in person. As you can see in the photo below, Jenn greeted with a huge smile! Chris usually is not a big talker, especially when it came to wedding details. However, he never seemed to shy away when Jenn asked us how we met or our proposal story. Looking through albums of her past weddings, I fell in love even more with her work.

Jenn emphasized capturing moments, not posing or forced situations. She told us the story of a recent wedding and an image she took of the Bride seeing her grandfather for the first time that day, the Bride didn’t know if he was going to make it. Jenn captured the moment without the Bride knowing and shared it with her after the wedding. You could tell she genuinely cared about each wedding! I had already decided on the phone she was our photographer but meeting her in person solidified my decision. After the meeting, Chris said, “She needs to be our photographer” before I could even start talking!

Wedding photographers are a huge part of your day and you need to be comfortable having them around for some of the more intimate moments. Jenn Wagner was totally the right choice for us and I cannot wait to relive our wedding through her images. It might take some time to find the right person, but you’ll definitely know when you do!

See more of her work on: Jenn Wagner Photography

 

 

Tabletop Inspiration: Elegance in the Garden

Your Event Florist | Elegance in the Garden | Tabletop Shoot

Bold florals, gold sparkles and a stunning setting.. who could ask for more?! The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess provided a perfect luxurious backdrop for our Elegance in the Garden styled shoot for the June/July issue of Arizona Weddings Magazine. “The inspiration for the décor came from the idea of an elegant Southern outdoor wedding, but with a modern chic, glitzy twist. The round table was covered with shimmering gold linen and a beautiful centerpiece consisting of garden-inspired florals. Other accents included gold votives, gold trimmed glassware and menus. To add a personal touch, there are custom chalk place cards and signage. The entire design is youthful and fresh, while still being sophisticated and glamorous.” Our fabulous vendor team included StepOnMe Photography, Southwick Linens, Chalk It Up Signs & Designs, The Event Essentials and Z Gallerie.

 

For more photos and inspiration check out the Your Event Florist Pinterest!

 

Styled Shoot: Phoenix Bride & Groom Turns 15!

We’re so pleased to be a part of the Elite Circle with Phoenix Bride & Groom Magazine… it gave us the amazing opportunity to be a part their 15th Anniversary cover shoot edition!

When we found out the shoot would be taking place at the Boojum Tree Hidden Garden, we knew our floral design would need to be both whimsical and romantic. With such a fabulous team of vendors, the vision came to life in a spectacular way! The large boojum tree became our inspiration and the perfect backdrop for hanging floral arrangements and satin pink ribbon streamers. Our design team hung strands of bubble bowls and silver mercury vessels from the tree with an array of flowers, which included Stargazer Lilies, Gerber Daisies, Snapdragon, Wax Flower, Roses, Boronia Heather, and Ranunculus. We carried this romantic garden aesthetic to the tabletop design creating the centerpiece using a vibrant array of Lilac, Wax Flower, Garden Roses, Dahlias, Stock, and Sweet Pea, all wrapped in Angel Hair and accented with hot pink votive candles. The final product was simply stunning through the lens of Haggerty Photography.

 

 

“There is truly something special for everyone in Phoenix.” – The Venue for You, Phoenix Bride and Groom

 

 

Photographer: Hagerty Photography
Location: Boojum Tree Hidden Gardens
Stylist: Jennifer O’Bannon, Fashion Stylist/Consultant
Photo Shoot Coordinator: J. Starr Stylized Weddings and Events
Hair Styling and Makup Artist: Babydoll Weddings stylists Sabrina, Micky and Charly
Gown: Schaffer’s
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Models: Max and Kendall of The Agency Arizona

Styled Shoot: A Cinderella Inspired Engagement

Growing up, little girls dream of their prince charming coming along and sweeping them off their feet for a lifelong, fairytale romance. A few months ago we found out that fairy tales really do come true for a beautiful afternoon at El Chorro, in Paradise Valley, AZ. This stunning engagement shoot was inspired by the classic story of Cinderella (minus the mice, of course!). We paired up with Some Like it Classic Wedding Design and Ryan & Denise Photography to capture the awe-inspiring day.

Kevin Reed, YEF owner & lead designer, wanted to create a dazzling floral design that would convey the magic & romance of the Cinderella tale while also translating into modern day. Two large candelabras framed the table with votives and faux diamonds on the gold damask table cloth from Wildflower Linen. The focal point centerpiece draped into a flower cascade, custom designed with White and Blue Hydrangea, White Roses, White Ranunculus, White Dahlias and accented with Ivy. Candles and votives filled the steps with White Dahlia and White Ranunculus accents. The results were simply breathtaking.

 

Make sure to check out our blog next week to see how to incorporate a Floral Cascade into your wedding!