You know those people that just radiate cool vibes without even trying? That’s Allison and Josh. Their desert wedding was simple but absolutely breathtaking. And as we scrolled through their wedding gallery, we just couldn’t get over how adorable they are together.
Today is a real treat because this wedding is from March of this year. YA’LL! I’m basically blogging in real time. What a dream. This wedding is so sweet and has some of my most favorite things: a crying groom at ceremony, tons of color in their decor, PATTERNED LINEN, and fun elements that show you just how rad the couple really is (beer burro? yesssss). If you’re planning a desert wedding that’s bursting with color, this wedding is a GREAT place to pull inspiration from.
Let’s start with the ceremony space, shall we? Roxanne and Brandon brought us this fun idea for the aisle rose petals. It’s so playful and perfectly pulls their bright colors through their ceremony space. If you peep the front of the aisle, you can spot not one but TWO installations! El Chorro is a gorgeous space for a wedding and this sweet lawn creates an intimate setting for “i do”. The gates behind the arch lead out to the parking lot so we wove foliage and flowers into the ironwork to obscure the view. I love the way it looks like this design grew there all by itself. And, of course, the real stunner here is our natural wood arch adorned with two BIG sprays of pink blooms.
I LOVE kids in grown up clothes. There’s just something about it that always puts a smile on my face. And this little guy in his suit bring me alllllll the joy.
I love the way Roxanne and Brandon chose to outfit their bridal party. It’s not often that we see bridesmaids in hot pink and we are SO HERE FOR IT. The highlight of the family and bridal party photos has to be the beer burro who stopped by at the last minute, delivered everyone beer, and stole the show.
This reception was sooooooo funnnnnnn. I truly can’t get over these patterned La Tavola linen and the character the bring to the space. Top it all off with some bold flowers and you’ve got yourself a dream of a reception!
Wow. Here we are. It’s a momentous occasion, ya’ll.
If you’ve followed us for any sort of time, you know that there are very few flowers that I hate. In fact, there’s really just ONE if we’re being specific. And that one flower…. is babies breath.
STAY WITH ME HERE.
I’m a child of the 90’s. My perception of babies breath is one sad spring alongside a way-too-tight red rose in cellophane paper at my local Safeway. It sheds. It’s hard to tell when it’s alive and fresh because it kind of holds its shape when it dies. And when you use it in mass, it smells like old feet. True story.
SO, for the first few years of this company, I all but refused to use it. If clients requested babies breath, we gently swayed them in a different direction. If they DEMANDED IT (lol our clients are lovely and no one ever does this) we would use it but, ya know, on the DL.
Then, Mandy Moore got married. And that broad’s wedding was FULL of babies breath and pampas grass. AND GOD DAMNIT IT LOOKED SO COOL. So now, we’re inundated with babies breath requests. And after this shoot from the incredible mind of Molly Donovan, dare I say…. I sort of like babies breath now…
Caaaaan we talk about the Airstream Photo Booth bus? It’s so gorgeous, creates SUCH a fun experience for your guests, and looks incredible in photos. Strong yes the Airstream Photo Booth.
AND NOW! THE STATEMENT PIECE. This is the first statement sweetheart table we’ve done and I NEED MOREEEE.
If you follow along on Instagram, you’ve probably heard me sharing behind the scenes info about running Form Floral. I’m from a family of entrepreneurs and helping other small businesses is something that I find an incredible amount of joy in! So, I’m opening up a select number of one on one consulting sessions for small business owners. If you’re local to Arizona, we’ll meet up over a cup of coffee to chat and if you’d like a consulting session from across state lines, we can hop on FaceTime to address your questions.
My areas of expertise:
Writing recipes/ordering flowers/client workflow for events
Large scale wedding and event production (timelines, ordering product, sourcing vases, rentals, managing freelance help)
Small scale wedding and event production
Building a portfolio, styled shoots, when to work for free
How to build a profitable business from day 1
Networking for the Introverted
How/When to outsource help (hiring a VA, social media assistant, accountant, etc. and how to choose freelance vs. staffed vs. outside business for your help)
Social media and marketing (creating accounts, building a website, creating an email list, and how to talk about yourself without feeling like a jerk)
How to balance work and your personal life
When you sign up for a meeting, I'll send over some questions that will help make sure we're on the same page when we get together. I'll be in the know on what you'd like to focus on and be able to prepare all of my best advice!
I started my company is 2013 and have learned countless lessons along the way. We have been profitable for 5 of those 6 years and in 2018, with our business down 60%, we still ran a profitable operation. I’ve gotten to hire an amazing team, work with freelancers, and craft a business that allows me a truly beautiful blend of business and my personal life. I am so excited to share the behind the scenes knowledge of running a successful, sustainable business with you.
Ready to sign up? We have limited spaces open through the end of spring and in the summer I’ll open up some more time slots so if you miss this round, don’t fret! Visit this page to fill out a quick questionnaire and we’ll get started!
I can’t wait to work with you!
We’re heading into spring so it’s the PERFECT time of year to re-share Sam and Scott’s gorgeous El Chorro wedding day. These two said their “I do’s” in a traditional ceremony surrounded by gorgeous, muted desert colors then partied the night away in a fiesta inspired reception. I LOVE the idea of going both traditional AND modern; these two truly nailed it.
Are you ready for THE PARTY!? I’m truly obsessed with all the fun details that came together to create this re option set up.