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


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


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

The Marry Mart

Early this year we teamed up with our friends at Tremaine Events, Standard Wax, and Teaspressa to create a super booth at The Marry Mart. We love to exercise our creativity just for fun sometimes and this was the perfect opportunity to use some new colors and go a little crazy.

Flower Arch at The Farm at South Mountain
Wedding at The Farm at South Mountain

We created a ceremony arch at The Farm at South Mountain complete with gorgeous rugs from the Tremaine inventory and our modern glass lanterns (available to rent for our custom and styling clients!).

Colorful Table at Farm at South Mountain Wedding
Colorful Late Winter Centerpiece
Colorful Centerpiece for Late Winter Wedding

We chose to do two table set-ups, one low and one high, and took advantage of the opportunity to create another mini-install on the incredible custom arbor by Tremaine. I love the way the boxed floral on the table mirrors the floral overhead on the arbor. It's also fun to see the different views of the table set-up with both the low and high tables. I would love to see this mix at a real wedding. I think in the right space it would be perfect!

Colorful Wedding Reception at The Farm at South Mountain
Colorful Wedding Reception at The Farm at South Mountain
Colorful Wedding Reception at The Farm at South Mountain

We had so much fun meeting everyone at The Marry Mart and we're so excited to work with you on your wedding days!


photos: KSL Photography // furniture and tabletop rentals: Tremaine Events // favors: Standard Wax & Teaspressa // venue: The Farm at South Mountain // event: The Marry Mart

Caroline & Baer's Colorful Desert Wedding

What do you do when you can't decide between a traditional look and a bold, modern statement for your wedding day? YOU DO BOTH!

Caroline and Baer came to us from Chicago and helping create the perfect look for their wedding day was SO much fun. Caroline's style leaned more classic - tighter arrangements, muted colors, and traditional blooms - while her mom's style was VERY modern. Rather than compromise on the overall style, we chose to feature each in different spaces to really let them shine.

Colorful Desert Wedding

Ok let's start at the ceremony - shall we? Traditional looks aren't always our jam but we loved creating these textural bouquets for Caroline. Because most guests were coming from out of state, the couple wanted to showcase fun desert blooms such as cacti, air plants, and succulents.

Colorful Desert Wedding - Bride and Bridesmaids
Colorful Desert Wedding
Colorful Desert Wedding
Colorful Desert Wedding
Colorful Desert Wedding

Hands down, our favorite element from the ceremony was the floral installation on the cactus. We created this 10ft. garland with olive and a blend of our favorite varieties of white roses. It. was. amazing. You need flowers on the cactus at your wedding. Trust us.

Cactus Decorated with Flowers


Colorful Desert Barn Wedding Reception
Colorful Desert Barn Wedding Reception
Colorful Desert Barn Wedding Reception
Colorful Desert Barn Wedding Reception

We wanted the tables to feel full without feeling cluttered so we chose oversize glass vessels to keep the visual weight light. All of their gorgeous vases are available for rent for our custom design, styling, and event clients! We chose to mix blooming branches (we loveeeee a spring wedding for all the floral choices we have), brightly colored floral designs in low vases, and cacti to tie in the design from the ceremony space. The bride's mom found the placemats on a trip to Marrakesh and the table numbers were custom made by They Call me Spindles on live cactus paddles.

Desert Wedding with White Flowers and Succulents


photographer: Monique Hessler // venue: Desert Foothills Event Venue // floral: Form Floral // calligraphy: They Call me Spindles