Vendor Feature | Brown Floral

I am so excited to feature Brown Floral on my blog today!  I had the opportunity to work with them on Katie and Ulrich’s wedding and they did such a beautiful job on all of the flowers!  I would highly recommend hiring a professional florist for your wedding and Brown Floral will take great care of you and do an amazing job!

Susie at Brown Floral was kind enough to answer some questions for me so you can learn more about their business and see if they’re the right fit for your wedding day!

-Business Name:  Brown Floral –

-Location: 2261 East Murray Holladay Rd, Holladay UT 84117

-Do you have a brick and mortar store or do you work from home?  Brick and Mortar Store – It’ s beautiful.  New location in Sept 2015
-Social Media:  https://www.facebook.com/brownfloral ,  http://www.instagram.com/brownfloralhttps://www.pinterest.com/brownfloral/
-Website:  http://www.brownfloral.net/
-Email: Susie@brownfloral.net, or Flowers@brownfloral.net1- Tell me a little bit about yourself…At Brown Floral we have an amazing design team who have an array of hobbies and unique personalities.  We all love to create and design for others.  It’s our passion and art!

2- How long have you been in the wedding industry? For over 100 years

3-What is the process like for couples who want to book you for their wedding?  We treat them to the whole floral experience and invite them for a complimentary consult in our amazing store.  We like our brides to be very hands on.

4-What do you love most about weddings?  We love to create something that bring a bride joy and wonder.  We love to see the bride’s eyes as she sees her first glimpse of her bouquet.  It’s an magical experience.

5- What makes your business unique?  Our business is unique in that we have been in business for over 100 years.  We have a rich following in the community and strive for excellence.  We can provide a unique hands on floral experience where brides are able to hand select their flowers.

6- Why should a bride hire a professional florist instead of DIY?  They should hire a professional florist because we know exactly what we are doing.  We have tried and true methods, know how to take care of flowers correctly, have proven techniques and we use quality flowers grown by professionals.  We also provide artistry with years of experience and have spent time developing our talents.

7- What is your best advice for a new bride planning her wedding?  We live in a marvelous time of technology.  A bride is able to really find ideas that they want with just a flick of their finger.  Search for what color, theme or style you want and have the confidence to stick with it.  Make your wedding yours.  Love it because you chose it!

If that’s not enough to convince you to hire Brown Floral for your wedding, take it from me, they’re amazing!! Just take a look at their work.  So beautiful!  And I know they’ll take amazing care of you and make your wedding day exactly how you want!

Mazie and Scott Bridals | Utah Wedding Photographers

Mazie and Scott knew they wouldn’t have a lot of time on their wedding day for pictures so they opted to do their bridal session at the Salt Lake Temple, where they were married.  It was so fun to shoot there without all of the crowds and in the evening when the light is perfect! Mazie had her dress custom made and isn’t it gorgeous?!?  I am so impressed by some people’s talent. Scott got his suit from Jos.A. Bank and Mazie’s flowers were done by her aunt!  It was such a perfect fall day for a bridal session!

Utah Bridal Photography by Utah Wedding Photographers Amanda Abel Photography

Kristen and Travis Engagements #2 | Utah Wedding Photographers

We did a reshoot of these two because it was raining at their first session.  This time they chose Wheeler Farm and it is honestly one of my favorite places to shoot!  It is easy to get to, always open and the landscape there looks great year round.  In fact, we also did Kristen and Travis’ bridals at Wheeler Farm because they loved it so much!  I can’t wait to share those, but that’ll have to wait until after their wedding!  I absolutely love working with these two and even though Travis HATES pictures, I don’t think it was too painful for him 😉  At least I tried to make it fun!  haha!!

Utah Engagement Photography by Utah Wedding Photographers Amanda Abel Photography

Elora and Jesse Bridals | Utah Wedding Photographers

Elora is such a trooper! She lives near Boise, Idaho and was down for the weekend visiting Jesse in Provo.  I had a crazy day of mini sessions and could only squeeze her in before and after some of my sessions.  She was more than willing to come and meet me in Bountiful to do some pictures of her alone.  Then she went back to Provo to pick up Jesse (he had work and couldn’t get off earlier) while I did some more sessions, then drove all the back to FARMINGTON to get some pictures of her and Jesse!  Then back to Provo for the night!  I LOVE my brides!  They are so awesome and always so willing to make it work!  Trust me, this kind of thing doesn’t happen regularly but I sure appreciate when people are flexible!

Elora came and met me first at Mueller Park for her portion of the bridals, then Farmington Trail later for some pictures of her and Jesse!  I love love love fall and these are the perfect locations for beautiful fall leaves!  Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Rachel and Taylor Engagements | Utah Wedding Photographers

I met Rachel a couple years ago and was THRILLED when she asked me to be her wedding photographer!  I mean, look at these two…..they are adorable! This cute couple met through a mutual friend.  They were both going to school at BYU but are originally from the San Diego area.  Right now, Taylor is at BYU Idaho while Rachel is living in Utah so they are having to deal with a long distance relationship as well as long distance wedding planning!  That would be so hard!  I can’t wait for their gorgeous wedding in MAY!!!  We shot their engagements at Wheeler Farm…you can never go wrong with Wheeler Farm! I LOVE shooting there!  No matter the time of year, it looks great and different.  And if you don’t want any of the rustic elements, you can just head to the back and get an outdoorsy/nature feel.  The day of their engagements it was super windy!  The weather is always so uncertain at this time of year and being an on-location photographer, it makes it kind of hard!  But we went for it anyways and I am glad we did 🙂

 

Engagement Photography by Utah Wedding Photographers Amanda Abel Photography

Sara and Matt’s Bridals | Utah Wedding Photographers

Us Utah Wedding Photographers  dream about couples like this!  Sara and Matt had everything going for them!  I mean look at that dress!  It is from Bridal Brilliance Rentals and if you are looking for a dress but don’t want to buy, I highly recommend them!  I have never seen a dress of theirs I didn’t love.  And that bouquet from Hillside Floral is just stunning!    We shot their bridal session at the Utah State Capitol.  Doing a Utah State Captiol bridal session is a great idea if you are looking for an indoor location.  They don’t charge a fee to shoot there and you can go anytime, however I highly recommend calling beforehand to make sure there isn’t a big event going on which can make it really hard to shoot in the good spots 🙂  Sara had their videographer, Brad with Forevermore Films,  there too which made for some awesome shots and a great time!  Sara and Matt, thank you so much for choosing me as your Utah wedding photographer!

 

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Wedding Photography by Utah Wedding Photographers Amanda Abel

Kristen and McKay’s Wedding

THIS WEDDING was AMAZING!!  I felt like I completely clicked with Kristen and McKay from the second I met them!  They were the sweetest people and I loved being around them and being able to be a part of the most important day of their lives!  This was my first wedding at the Provo City Center Temple and it did not disappoint!  Although it was SO hot we got some killer shots and braved the heat together!  I loved working with Ammon from A Love Story Film again and definitely recommend him if you are looking for a videographer! In fact, just go ahead and copy everything about this wedding and you won’t go wrong 🙂

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Makeup: Maddie James @ Aveda salon

Hair:  Aly Asay @ A Line studios 

Dress: Sweetheart Bridal

Grooms attire: DC Tuxedos

Flowers: Nannette York (Sleepy Ridge Florist)

Decor: Nannette York (Sleepy Ridge)

Cake: Done by Lissa Rees (sister-in-law)

Food: Four Forks Catering

Videographer:  A Love Story

Kristen and McKay’s Bridals | Utah Wedding Photographers

THIS COUPLE!!!!  I can’t say enough good things about them!  They are my favorite and I loved working with them so much!  I feel like from the first second we met, we totally clicked!  And by the time the wedding was over we were besties!  I hope you two are having a blast in Colorado and I can’t wait to dig into your wedding images!

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Wedding Photography by Utah Wedding Photographers Amanda Abel

McCall’s Bridals | Utah Wedding Photographers

McCall looked absolutely stunning!  Her dress, veil and flowers were perfection! She chose to do her bridals at Snowbasin and that was the cherry on top!  It rained a little bit during the day so we hoped for good weather that night and we got it!  McCall is just the sweetest person and so down to earth.  I had such a great time with her and her sweet mom!

 

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Lucile and Mike’s Bridals | Utah Wedding Photographers

I loved working with these two!  Their wedding was last week so I can finally post this session!  YAY! Like most of my sessions this year we were on pins and needles about the weather.  But luckily for us, it cleared up right before their session so we were able to shoot at this fantastic orchard!

Lucile and Mike opted for a first look which I love!  It takes so much pressure off of the wedding day and we are able to get pictures of him seeing her for the first time which is awesome if they are having an LDS temple wedding.  I highly encourage all brides to have a first look whether you’re getting married in the temple or not!

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Shaunie Bridals | Wheeler Farm | Utah Wedding Photographers

I shot this gorgeous girls bridals at Wheeler Farm in the fall!  Awwww….. I LOVE fall!  It is definitely my favorite but now that Spring is here, I am loving it too! I can’t wait for the summer and the green leaves on trees and the warmth!   What’s your favorite season?

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New Website! New Logo! New Brand!

My new website is finally live and I am SO in LOVE!!  I feel like this new website and branding is SO me!  I have such a strong love for gold, pink and girly and wanted to change it up and go with something that really spoke to me.  BONUS: There is a place right on the site to book your wedding!  How convenient is that?!?!  Let me know what you think!  I would love some feedback on my new site! www.amandaabelphoto.com

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