The One Where I Admit I'm Coming Around to Babies Breath

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…

Modern Babies Breath Wedding Inspiration - Arizona florist Phoenix scottsdale Mesa chandler Sedona Prescott  - Invitation Suite
Modern Babies Breath Wedding Inspiration - Arizona florist Phoenix scottsdale Mesa chandler Sedona Prescott - Venue on Washington
Modern Babies Breath Wedding Inspiration - Arizona florist Phoenix scottsdale Mesa chandler Sedona Prescott - Venue on Washington
Modern Babies Breath Wedding Inspiration - Arizona florist Phoenix scottsdale Mesa chandler Sedona Prescott - Bridal Bouquet Inspiration for a Modern White Wedding
Modern Babies Breath Wedding Inspiration - Arizona florist Phoenix scottsdale Mesa chandler Sedona Prescott - Ceremony Decor - Arch Inspiration - Nontrational
Modern Babies Breath Wedding Inspiration - Arizona florist Phoenix scottsdale Mesa chandler Sedona Prescott - ghost chairs - ceremony inspiration
Modern Babies Breath Wedding Inspiration - Arizona florist Phoenix scottsdale Mesa chandler Sedona Prescott - Baby's Breath and Cotton Bouquet
Modern Babies Breath Wedding Inspiration - Arizona florist Phoenix scottsdale Mesa chandler Sedona Prescott - Ceremony Decor - Arch Inspiration - Wedding Arch

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.

Modern Babies Breath Wedding Inspiration - Arizona florist Phoenix scottsdale Mesa chandler Sedona Prescott - The Airstream Photo Booth
Modern Babies Breath Wedding Inspiration - Arizona florist Phoenix scottsdale Mesa chandler Sedona Prescott - Airstream Photo Booth Bus
Modern Babies Breath Wedding Inspiration - Arizona florist Phoenix scottsdale Mesa chandler Sedona Prescott - Baby's Breath Bouquet - White Bouquet

AND NOW! THE STATEMENT PIECE. This is the first statement sweetheart table we’ve done and I NEED MOREEEE.

Modern Babies Breath Wedding Inspiration - Arizona florist Phoenix scottsdale Mesa chandler Sedona Prescott - Sweetheart Table - Statement Piece
Modern Babies Breath Wedding Inspiration - Arizona florist Phoenix scottsdale Mesa chandler Sedona Prescott - Sweetheart Table
Modern Babies Breath Wedding Inspiration - Arizona florist Phoenix scottsdale Mesa chandler Sedona Prescott - Copper Silverware
Modern Babies Breath Wedding Inspiration - Arizona florist Phoenix scottsdale Mesa chandler Sedona Prescott - Baby's Breath Bouquet with White Roses, Cotton, and Lisianthus
160.jpgModern Babies Breath Wedding Inspiration - Arizona florist Phoenix scottsdale Mesa chandler Sedona Prescott - Statement Sweetheart Table

credits:

planning: Molly Donovan // venue: Venue on Washington // Photographers: Gebriel and Ryne Photography // Rentals: The Event Co AZ // Accessories: Material Girls // Bridal: Neue Bride // Suit: Celebrity Tux n Tails // Hair & Makeup: Meghan Trammell

Small Business Consulting

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.

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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

  • Branding questions

  • 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)

  • Setting goals/accountability

  • 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!

Noelle & Rich's Vow Renewal

Noelle is a talented makeup artist, the sweetest soul, and a hilarious friend of mine. We knew of each other but never got to know one another until she hired us to flower her vow renewal.

Noelle and Rich have been married for 15+ years now but they never really had their dream wedding. So, two years ago for their 15th married year, they tied the knot in a party neither of them would ever forget. It was such a gorgeous day and I’m thrilled to FINALLY be sharing it with you!!

Teal and Metallic Invitation Suite

Noelle had a really clear vision for the design of her big day and it was SO fun to see it come to life over the course of her planning. Their venue, The Camby Hotel, set the stage perfectly for their modern, boho wedding style. It felt luxurious but also very grounded which is not an easy feat!=

Noelle + Rich's Camby Vow Renewal - Rue de Siene Dress
Noelle + Rich's Camby Vow Renewal
Noelle + Rich's Camby Vow Renewal - Groom Style
Noelle + Rich's Camby Vow Renewal - Groom Style
Noelle + Rich's Camby Vow Renewal - Boho Bride Style
Noelle + Rich's Camby Vow Renewal - Bridal Bouquet with Peonies, spray roses, and wild greenery

Noelle’s dad built this gorgeous custom shelf for their ceremony decor. It now sits in their home which brings me so much joy I could cry.

Noelle + Rich's Camby Vow Renewal - Custom Shelving for Ceremony Decor
Noelle + Rich's Camby Vow Renewal - Groom First Look Reaction
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Noelle + Rich's Camby Vow Renewal - Ceremony Portraits

HOW ABOUT THAT FIRST LOOK REACTION!?

Noelle + Rich's Camby Vow Renewal
Noelle + Rich's Camby Vow Renewal - Guest Table Reception Inspiration
Noelle + Rich's Camby Vow Renewal - Centerpieces for teal and pink reception
Noelle + Rich's Camby Vow Renewal

credits:

photography: Daniel Kim // venue: The Camby