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
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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

Hillary + Claudio's Colorful Cabin Wedding

Sometimes an inquiry floats our way with a name that rings some bells. When Hillary reached out, it only took me a few minutes to realize why she sounded so familiar to me; way back in the day we were in the same girl scout troop. And now? We were going to get to work together for her wedding day! It’s so special to me that past acquaintances and friends choose Form Floral for their wedding celebrations and this was no exception.

Hillary and Claudio tied the knot in a family cabin in Heber Arizona. The day was full of color and biiiig, full blooms. Oh! And did I mention they had a confetti exit from their ceremony? Yeah. It was reallll good. Scroll through for our favorite details from their day!

Colorful Cabin Wedding - Calligraphy Watercolor Invitations
Colorful Cabin Wedding - First Look
Colorful Cabin Wedding - First Look
Colorful Cabin Wedding - Peony Bouquet - Form Floral Design
Colorful Cabin Wedding - Groomsmen with Orange Boutonnieres and Charcoal Suits
Colorful Cabin Wedding - Bridesmaids in Blush Gowns with Peony and Eucalyptus Bouquets
Colorful Cabin Wedding - Rustic Wedding Arch
Colorful Cabin Wedding - Confetti Exit
Colorful Cabin Wedding - Portraits Among the Trees
Colorful Cabin Wedding - Tent Reception with String Lights and Farm Tables
Colorful Cabin Wedding - Nothing Bundt Cakes for Wedding with Flowers and Calligraphy Wooden Topper
Colorful Cabin Wedding - Peony Centerpiece Inspiration
Colorful Cabin Wedding - Sunset Portraits

credits:

Photography: Vienna Glenn // Dress Bella Lily Bridal // Furniture and Tabletop Rentals: Tremaine Events // Hair + Makeup Harleyann Artistry // Coordination Blossoms and Grace

Primary Color Wedding Inspiration

I’ve been craving color for the longest time. But, rather than crave it and keep my fingers crossed for the right client, I chose to start experimenting with brights whenever I was able. It’s been about a year of behind the scenes color and our clients this spring are all singing the same song as us.

But, we’re still over here pushing our colorful agenda (not sorry). So, I’m thrilled to share this shoot we created with The Clayton on the Park featuring BOLD PRIMARY COLORS. From the gorgeous marigold Sarah Seven gown on our bride to the all red floral designs, this shoot became an instant favorite around here. I mean, COME ON. Scroll through for alllll the goods.

red and yellow wedding inspiration - red bouquet
red and yellow wedding inspiration - red bouquet and yellow wedding dress
red and yellow wedding inspiration - red bouquet and yellow sarah seven gown
red and yellow wedding inspiration - red bouquet and yellow wedding dress by sarah seven
red and yellow wedding inspiration - red flower arch ceremony inspiration
red and yellow wedding inspiration - red flower arch ceremony inspiration
red and yellow wedding inspiration - red flower arch ceremony inspiration
red and yellow wedding inspiration - modern black, white, red, and yellow table - reception inspiration - colorful wedding inspiration
red and yellow wedding inspiration - modern black, white, red, and yellow table - reception inspiration - colorful wedding inspiration - la Tavola linen and bright event rentals
red and yellow wedding inspiration - modern black, white, red, and yellow table - reception inspiration - colorful wedding inspiration - la Tavola linen and bright event rentals
red and yellow wedding inspiration - modern black, white, red, and yellow table - reception inspiration - colorful wedding inspiration - la Tavola linen and bright event rentals
red and yellow wedding inspiration - modern black, white, red, and yellow table - yellow wedding dress - marigold sarah seven - colorful wedding inspiration

credits:

Styling & Floral: Form Floral // Photography: Vienna Glenn // Venue: The Clayton on the Park // Rentals: Bright Event Rentals // Linen: La Tavola Fine Linen // gown: Sarah Seven // hair/mua: Ideal Bridal AZ // model: Tina Kempken

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