Chelsea + Mike's Sky Ranch Lodge Sedona Wedding

Chelsea and Mike's wedding took place in Sedona at the sky ranch lodge with one of the best views I've ever seen. These sweet lovebirds met when Mike hired Chelsea to work in his first bar/restaurant and after working together for a month, they were certain they were soul mates. Fast forward six years to a dreamy beach proposal on vacation in Santa Monica (you can see the photos of it over on Chelsea's blog!) that left them both floating on cloud nine as they began wedding planning.

Boho Sedona Wedding - Invitation Suite
Boho Sedona Wedding - Lace Gown
Boho Sedona Wedding - Triangle Arch

Chelsea and Mike's ceremony had the most incredible view of the red rocks in the background. All the rest of her decor was kept neutral so the focus could be on the beauty in the nature around them.

Boho Sedona Wedding - Walk down the aisle
Boho Sedona Wedding - Flower Girl Flower Crown
Boho Sedona Wedding - Ceremony
Boho Sedona Wedding - Succulent Bouquet
Boho Sedona Wedding - Photo Booth Bus

We loved the fun details Chelsea and Mike peppered into their wedding day. At the entrance to the ceremony, guests were able to stop into The Foto Booth Bus and snap some photos with a whole collection of cute props. I also love that sweet lil' VW as a fun detail for portraits.

After the ceremony, guests headed in to find their seats in the beautifully lit reception space. A dreamcatcher held name cards to guide guests to their tables and brought in the perfect boho touch.

Boho Sedona Wedding
Boho Sedona Wedding - Dreamcatcher Escort Card Display
Boho Sedona Wedding - Reception Set-up
Boho Sedona Wedding - Centerpiece
Boho Sedona Wedding - White and gold cake with geometric topper
Boho Sedona Wedding - Centerpiece with gold and white flowers

If you're torn between adding color or focusing on a neutral palette - stress no more. Recently we've seen many of our couples choose a classic color palette for their ceremony than add in more color at their reception. You get a great balance of timeless designs and more of-the-moment floral without sacrificing on either. You can do the same with a flower crown. I love that Chelsea kept her look more pared down for her ceremony and portraits then added a big flower crown to party the night away at her reception.

Pro tip: You CAN have it all. Who knew?

Boho Sedona Wedding - Bride with flower crown

Credits

Planning: Darling Found // Cake: Sift Bakehouse // Gown: Grace Loves Lace // Cinema: Everlasting Cinema // Photography: Trisha Shelley Photography // Venue: Sky Ranch Lodge// Photobooth: The Fotobooth Bus

Megan & Tommy's Fiesta Inspired Wedding

This week we're throwing it wayyyy back to a colorful, fiesta inspired wedding at the gorgeous El Chorro.

Megan and Tommy are clients that have turned into friends and I love that we got to be part of their big day.

Fiesta Inspired El Chorro Wedding

Let's start at the beginning(ish) with Tommy's proposal in New York followed by a perfectly planned surprise trip to Kleinfled's where Megan took her first crack at saying "yes" to her dress. They chose a spring wedding date and began planning the perfect party to celebrate the start of their married life.

To honor Tommy's Mexican heritage, the couple chose to integrate elements inspired by a fiesta. I love that all of the color on their wedding date was incorporated in the flowers creating the perfect balance of modern and playful with the more classic elements of their day.  

Fiesta Inspired El Chorro Wedding - Desert Portraits

The ceremony space was decorated with a custom-made arch and biiiig colorful crepe streamers in bright, bold colors. We love the mountains peeking over the backdrop. Each chair lining the aisle featured a gorgeous, architectural air plant and foliage with little pops of color from the flowers.

Fiesta Inspired El Chorro Wedding - Crepe Paper Arch
Fiesta Inspired El Chorro Wedding - Air Plant Chair Hanger
Fiesta Inspired El Chorro Wedding - Wedding Aisle Decor

Megan's bouquet is one of my all-time favorites. She wasn't afraid of color and wanted her bouquet to make a statement. We combined classic blooms like hydrangea but kept them in theme with the rest of the decor by using them in bright, fun colors. 

Fiesta Inspired El Chorro Wedding - Peony Bouquet
Fiesta Inspired El Chorro Wedding - Colorful Bouquets
Fiesta Inspired El Chorro Wedding - Bridesmaids
Fiesta Inspired El Chorro Wedding - Groomsmen

After a dreamy ceremony under the desert sun, the party moved in to the reception. Each table featured a trio of centerpieces including a potted, colorful cacti, a bud vase, and one large arrangement bursting with the most perfect spring blooms.

Fiesta Inspired El Chorro Wedding - Reception
Fiesta Inspired El Chorro Wedding - Trio of colorful centerpieces
Fiesta Inspired El Chorro Wedding - Reception Table Inspiration

The fireplace behind the sweetheart table featured a gorgeous hand lettered sign along with a garland that was full of peonies. That's the best kind of garland, in my opinion. Megan and Tommy's chairs featured wreaths along with a "mr." and "mrs." to designate their seats.

Fiesta Inspired El Chorro Wedding - Fireplace garland
Fiesta Inspired El Chorro Wedding - Mr. and Mrs. Chair Markers

And one of our favorite details of the day? This fun cake topped with a little his and hers cactus and one, perfect peony.

Fiesta Inspired El Chorro Wedding - Cactus topped cake

credits

photography: Rachel Solomon // venue: El Chorro // hair: Tory Howell // gown: Kleinfeld Bridal // planning: Imoni Events // Cake: Ruze Cakehouse

Amy & Jordan Workshop

Last fall we had the pleasure of joining forces with Kayla of Some Like it Classic to bring a beautiful styled shoot to the attendees of the Amy & Jordan Workshop. Kayla's vision was a minimalist interpretation of Anthropologie's style in a color palette inspired by a real wedding we had earlier in the year! We loved the layered purple color palette against the minimalist, modern details. You ready to jump in?

Amy & Jordan Workshop - Purple Anthropologie Inspired Wedding

Our couple was dressed to the nines in a suit from Magro Clothing and a gown from Bhldn. Our bouquet featured the best late summer blooms we could find from dahlia and smokebush to a statement orchid and some sculptural twigs for some personality.

Amy & Jordan Workshop - Purple Anthropologie Inspired Wedding
Amy & Jordan Workshop - Groom in light grey custom suit with purple boutonniere
Amy & Jordan Workshop - Purple Anthropologie Inspired Wedding - Bride with purple bouquet

After a dreamy portrait session in the Arizona desert, we moved the gorgeous upstairs space at The Clayton on the Park - one of our favorite venues! Kayla created the table setting with a stunning velvet linen from La Tavola and continued layering in details with each element atop the table. The tableware was all from Anthropologie and we pulled from the color and texture to create the perfect floral accents to compliment them.

Amy & Jordan Workshop - Purple Anthropologie Inspired Wedding
Amy & Jordan Workshop - white and gold cake with purple floral accents
Amy & Jordan Workshop - Purple Anthropologie Inspired Wedding

We're going to get real with you for a minute. The difference between DIY and hiring a professional is abundantly clear in the design of your wedding. Your big day is going to include hundreds of tiny details and when you hire a pro to help you, you can rest assured that each and every one of them will lend itself to the bigger picture and create a wedding day that far exceeds your expectations. If you are looking for help with the styling of your wedding day, let us step in and show you how we do things. It takes a ton of stress off your plate and will leave you with your dream wedding.

Amy & Jordan Workshop - Purple Anthropologie Inspired Wedding Centerpiece

Take a peek at how everything seamlessly flows together in this reception set-up. The linen really creates the base and the floral arrangements pull in all of the colors that you find in the other design elements (think if your flowers like the cherry on top of your wedding sundae). The cake from Ruze has a metallic detail that is mirrored in the vases and frames found throughout the space and almost all of the tableware and serving dishes are various types of clear or lightly colored glass.

Amy & Jordan Workshop - Purple Anthropologie Inspired Wedding Lounge
Amy & Jordan Workshop - Purple Anthropologie Inspired Wedding Invitation Suite
Amy & Jordan Workshop - Purple Anthropologie Inspired Wedding Lucite Bar Cart

EVERY SINGLE SPACE IN THIS DESIGN BRINGS IN THE SAME ELEMENTS! It keeps the aesthetic consistent so even though Kayla utilized many different textures and a pretty broad color palette, it looks like each piece was meant to go together and nothing looks busy or crowded.

Amy & Jordan Workshop - Purple Anthropologie Inspired Wedding
Amy & Jordan Workshop - Purple Anthropologie Inspired Wedding Bar Inspo
Amy & Jordan Workshop - Purple Anthropologie Inspired Wedding

To see more from this shoot, you can visit 100 Layer Cake.


credits:

Design: Some Like It Classic // Photography: Amy & Jordan // Lounge furniture: Prim RentalsFloral: Noir Floral // Venue: Clayton on the Park // Desserts: Ruze Cakehouse // Stationary: Simply Jessica Marie // Bar rentals: Classic Party // Dress: Bhldn // Men's clothing: Magro // Dishes/glassware: Anthroplogie // Copper chairs/bar cart: Petal Pusher // Linens: La Tavola

Flowers on Power Ladies

Sometimes I like to take on projects just to stretch my creative muscles a bit. We love our wedding clients but in order to keep things fresh, I think it's great to design in unexpected ways. A couple of years ago we took part in a shoot with a group of incredibly talented power ladies. We all met at Fawn's house with our various tools (some buckets of flowers, a pile of clothes, etc.) and just created. In the moment. And what resulted are some of my favorite images.

Wearable Floral Designs - Inspiration Shoot
Wearable Floral Designs - Inspiration Shoot
Wearable Floral Designs - Inspiration Shoot
Wearable Floral Designs - Inspiration Shoot
Wearable Floral Designs - Inspiration Shoot
Wearable Floral Designs - Inspiration Shoot
Wearable Floral Designs - Inspiration Shoot
Wearable Floral Designs - Inspiration Shoot

credits

Photography: Fawn Deviney // Models: Summer Bellessa & Madeleine Alexandra // Hair & Makeup: SN Makeup Artist // Wardrobe: T. Madison Shop // Floral Design: Hoot & Holler