Oh, Dunton Hot Springs.
Visiting and/or working at Dunton Hot Springs
has been on my to do list for about four years, and I was so lucky to be able to do the flowers for Kate & Adam’s sweet wedding there this May.
This resort is tucked back into the most beautiful, quiet mountains. Guests and the couple seemed to be floating around the property in absolute heaven. The groom was talking about how excited he was for everything and said ” We loved this place before, but now it is filled with 45 of our favorite people”, and I thought, hey! thats just how a wedding should be! Quaint, with your closest family and friends, and in a peaceful, outdoor setting. I think they’ve got this whole wedding thing figured out, congratulations Adam and Kate!
Guests stayed in little luxury cabins on the property right where the wedding took place. I even saw some guests fishing in the river on site just minutes before the ceremony. Everyone ate each meal together during their stay in the main hall (which is the old mining town saloon that has been transformed into part of the resort along with the whole village).
Casual, but truly luxurious travel at it’s finest.
planned the most simple & beautiful event for Kate & Adam. They didn’t want a lot of fuss, and weren’t even into anything flower-y, but somehow we talked them into letting me do the flowers. So we went wild with greenery, vines, textural stuff, and a few flowers with lots of petals, for good measure
Sometimes I forget to blog my favorite things. This is one of them!
Green is my favorite color. It is. I was waffling back and forth recently when someone asked me what my favorite color was, and then they said “green, do you think green is your favorite color?” It is! How did I not know?
See a DIY
for how to make this wild vine arch on once wed. Beautiful photos by Rylee Hitchner
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. I love a neutral color palette in the spring! There are so many beautiful muddy, earthy tones that come through in the flowers and I think its perfectly appropriate for the early spring months.
For a long time I’ve avoided teaching classes. For lots of reasons, but mostly because I was nervous. I got over that fear when I taught a seven day course in Beijing China this April. (More on that later!).
I absolutely love sharing what I have learned with people. I love watching their eyes while they study their floral arrangements, and I love feeling the adrenaline in the room as people jump into their arrangements. Sometimes I swear I can feel their hearts beating. That is what flowers do to me, and I love being able to see that in others.
I’ve set up a few classes that are geared to specific design topics. If you are looking for a course that is more specific to your needs and explores topics about running a floral business (writing proposals, contracts, sourcing, etc), then I am offering private 2 day intensive courses. Contact me to set up one of these classes.
For a start all of my classes will be in Utah, but I am traveling all over this year and if i get a group of people in any particular place interested, I’d love to set up some traveling classes as well. If you’re interested, e-mail me with your desired location and I’ll start a list.
Sign up for classes at www.sarahwinward.bigcartel.com
It was such a pleasure to work in Cape Cod! Coastal New England is a place I had been wanting to visit since I was a child, and it was even more beautiful than I had always dreamed it up to be. We stayed in the most adorable house with wooden shingles that was on acres and acres of land that had wild bunnies hopping through the grass.
Adam and Monica had a classic cape cod wedding: beachy, breezy, surrounded by the prettiest white sand and ochre colored grasses.