Utah’s State FlowerUtah’s state flower, the sego lily, also known as the mariposa lily, is perfect to include in arrangements for Utah winter weddings at dozens of snowy ski lodges. Its three delicate white petals are etched with a red triangle set ablaze with yellow. Offset this state flower with red, yellow, and white roses or white calla lilies for a traditional winter bride’s bouquet that will stand out in photos taken against powdery Utah snow. The Ute Indians, from whom the state gets its name, showed Mormon pioneers that the sego lily’s root was edible and that the markings of its flowers give the illusion of a bouquet of butterflies.
Wild West Wedding FlowersEmbracing the awesome rock formations of Southern Utah’s Wild West for your wedding festivities offers you grand views and sights to set your photos against. Complement these awesome arches and mysterious columns with flowers that mimic the red, orange, and even deep brown colors of the rock. Bright orange roses hand-wrapped in brown ribbon with bursts of the tiny red flowers of Utah’s claret cup cactus would give you Wild West floral arrangements that serve to enhance the already gorgeous landscape. Using native plants like sagebrush, strawberry cactus, and purple-fruited prickly pear cactus, you can create colorful cactus garden centerpieces with sandy bottoms and smooth canyon rocks that are artfully placed into western wedding arrangements that use local flora, can be taken home and, with a little love, kept by your guests for many years to come.
Seeking Utah Wedding FloristsUtah is known for its rare and delicate wildflowers that grow well in many alpine and valley areas in Northern Utah. Consider the idea of a mixed wildflower meadow as a possibility for your floral arrangements. Many tiny, brightly-colored yellow, purple, and blue flowers backed by baby’s breath or green flower buds would mimic Utah’s mountain meadows. When seeking out florists in your Utah region, online florists listings are helpful, especially if there are listings by Utah city. Salt Lake City floral shops are abundant and will offer you competitive rates, so shop around a bit if you’re in any northern Utah region. Before you visit any shop, check out their online portfolio for an idea of their arranging style and possibly, a peek at their prices. Businesses like Imperial Floral Design in Sandy, near Salt Lake City, offer free consultations and give you an exemplary glimpse into simple yet elegant arrangements that will suit any Utah wedding style.
No matter what your wedding flower budget or colors, a good florist will be able to offer you just as much elegant simplicity or as many outrageous extras as you wish, while providing you with straight forward pricing and superior service. Make sure to briefly inquire with other married couples who have worked with a potential florist recently as a way to evaluate the florist’s reputation. Using Utah’s snowy peaks or natural arches to lead the way, choosing wedding flowers to suit your Utah landscape will be like a taking in a refreshing breeze atop Bryce Canyon.