Brock & Megan's Intimate Superstition Mountain Wedding

Last year I took on a project that was a bit outside of our usual scope of work. My older brother popped the question last fall and we planned his intimate desert wedding. The best part of it all? He and his fiance opted for our trust package so their wedding day was full of gorgeous surprises. There are so many special details from their day that I’ve been dying to share and it’s finally time!!

Brock has always dreamed of having a giant, very traditional wedding with dancing and a lengthy guest list. Megan wanted to run away to a courthouse for a private wedding ceremony. So, how did we meet in the middle? The couple chose to keep their guest list tight, only 30 attendees, and held their celebration at Lost Dutchman State Park. The views are breathtaking and the compromise between traditional and non-traditional was such a fun challenge to tackle throughout their planning.

Minted Wedding Invitations

Brock and Megan decided early on that they wanted to forgo most of the traditional elements of their wedding day. If you and your fiance are having a hard time deciding where to start planning or how to allocate your budget, we can help you out. We recommend that each of you sit alone and list your top 5 priorities for your wedding celebration. Then, compare notes. The categories where you overlap will take priority and the rest you don’t need to worry about… really. 

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Groom Style

The priorities in our planning here were to have great photos, a beautiful film, and incredible food.

Desert Wedding in the Superstition Mountains
Red, Plum, Blush, and Gold Bridal Bouquet Inspiration
Superstition Mountain Wedding - Small Wedding Inspiration

For photos, the amazing Lauren with Lunabear Studios was on site with us. Brock is a total ham and we knew he’d need a photographer that could capture his goofy side but reign him in for some serious photos too. I absolutely love Lauren’s use of light and color but my favorite part of her work is the way she captures joy in her clients.

Red and blush Wedding Ceremony Flowers
Red and blush wedding flowers
Wedding Guests
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Superstition Mountain Wedding - Outdoor Wedding Inspiration

For ceremony, I knew we wanted to create something gorgeous without taking anything away from the stunning view. So, we built a little wall of flowers to anchor the space and add some beauty while keeping the mountain as the main focal point. We played off of the colors in the desert with touches of pale yellow and blush alongside a mainly red and magenta color palette. Those red roses have me all in my feelings. They were perfection.

We were lucky enough to work with Moonrise Standard for catering and to say they knocked it out of the park would be an understatement. Derek sat down with Brock and Megan to learn about what they love to eat, then he created a custom menu for a three course meal that featured elevated versions of food they loved to eat. My personal favorite was the smoked chili and pumpkin bisque but every part of the meal was absolutely drool-worthy.

Brock & Megan's Intimate Superstition Mountain Wedding - Farm Table Reception with String Lights, burgundy and blush flowers, and black place settings

And finally, the reception space!! Our friends at Tremaine Ranch provided the furniture and tabletop accents here. We ordered linen from Linen Lark in an array of colors that faded from light to dark as the table progressed. The flatware and goblets from Tremaine Ranch brought in some much needed moodiness.

Modern black and brass place settings for wedding reception
Modern black and brass place settings for wedding reception

And that, folks, is how ya do it. This was such a special project and I loved the trust Brock and Megan gave us for their design and planning. If you are interested in letting us work our magic for your wedding, ask us about the Trust package!

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Credits:

Planning, Design, & Floral: Form Floral // Photos: Lunabear Studios // Film: Love Story Films // Rentals: Tremaine Ranch // Catering: Moonrise Standard // Venue: Lost Dutchman State Park // Linen: Linen Lark



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

Kasie & Andrew's Wedding

Weddings during peony season are so much fun. There's a slight chance that I have a biased opinion on that but it's where I stand and I want to stand in my truth. Peonies, when they're in season, are just so insanely good. So, when Kasie reached out with a bright color palette and gave me FULL CREATIVE CONTROL for her bouquet, I knew immediately what flowers I wanted to use.

Magenta and Navy Wedding Inspiration

If you're having a celebration that's more about drinking cool beer and eating great food and dancing with your friends, then our a la carte flowers are the perfect fit for you. I really believe that you shouldn't have to sacrifice on gorgeous, one-of-a-kind floral designs just because you're only ordering a few pieces. To prove this point, today's mini blog post is devoted to Kasie's order which consisted of a bouquet and a boutonniere and ended up being one of my favorite arrangements that has ever left our studio.

But my favorite part of Kasie and Andrew's wedding day is probably their love story. These two met on MYSPACE wayyyy back in the early 2000's and have been together ever since. Andrew moved across the country to be with Kasie because when it's right, it's just right. Here's to many more years of love and happiness for these two!!

Magenta Peony Bouquet Inspiration

Credits

photos: Chad Sexton Photography // hair & makeup: Aria Bennett // flowers: Hoot & Holler