Alexis & Trey's Winery Wedding

October is going to be a month of "oh my goodness this wedding was my favorite wedding" posts. But really, Alexis and Trey had a day full of SO MUCH magic that I can't believe it's taken me nearly a year to share.

DA Ranch Fall Wedding

First things first, these two were one of the kindest couples we have ever worked with. And that's saying something because our clients are awesome. Every step of the way, Alexis guided us with her vision while simultaneously trusting that we would bring our creative vision to the table for a result that would be a dream for everyone involved. 

DA Ranch Fall Wedding
DA Ranch Fall Wedding
DA Ranch Fall Wedding - Bridal Bouquet
DA Ranch Fall Wedding

Alexis and Trey tied the knot at a winery owned by Trey's family in northern Arizona. The utilized the whole property but our favorite space was the incredible barn that housed their reception. I'm getting ahead of myself but just wait for the incredible set-up later in this post!!

Let's start with the happy couple and all of the bridesmaids and groomsmen. The color palette for the wedding could only be described as "Arizona realness" with a gorgeous mix of ivory and copper. My favorite bloom in the bunch were the incredible koko loko garden roses that grow in this unbelievable shade of nude and immediately make every arrangement about 100 times classier and more mysterious.

DA Ranch Fall Wedding - Bridal Party
DA Ranch Fall Wedding - Bridal Party in Nude Gowns
DA Ranch Fall Wedding - Groomsmen
DA Ranch Fall Wedding - Bridesmaids
DA Ranch Fall Wedding - Bridesmaids
DA Ranch Fall Wedding - Groomsmen

The ceremony centered around this AMAZING tree. The only additional decor were some oversize arrangements at the entrance to the space and some blooms to adorn the chairs down the aisle. We topped it all off with a light sprinkling of rose petals.

DA Ranch Fall Wedding - Ceremony
DA Ranch Fall Wedding - No Cell Phone Sign for Ceremony
DA Ranch Fall Wedding - Wine Barrel Ceremony Entrance
DA Ranch Fall Wedding - Ceremony
DA Ranch Fall Wedding - Ceremony
DA Ranch Fall Wedding - Bridesmaids at Ceremony
DA Ranch Fall Wedding - Groomsmen at Ceremony
DA Ranch Fall Wedding - Ceremony
DA Ranch Fall Wedding
DA Ranch Fall Wedding

After the ceremony, everyone made their way to the gorgeous tented reception space. Copper and ivory centerpieces graced the tables and gorgeous twinkly lights lit up the tent. Speeches were given and everyone danced the night away and honestly, we wish we were part of that party.

DA Ranch Fall Wedding - Barn Decor
DA Ranch Fall Wedding - Rose and Copper Centerpiece
DA Ranch Fall Wedding
DA Ranch Fall Wedding - Reception
DA Ranch Fall Wedding

Jordana & Bobby's Black and White Wedding

Today's wedding is a throwback to our first year in business. When I was brand new, I made a list of creatives in the wedding industry that I dreamed of working with and this wedding brought a few of them together. Looking back now, I'm so full of joy because those two ladies (Galaxie and Monique!) are now women that I consider friends. What a crazy life this is that the people we look up to the most will appreaciate our work as well. And to make this day even better, Jordana and Bobby had excellent taste which ultimately led me to create a set of designs that still rank as some of my favorite of all time!

Black and White Hotel Valley Ho Wedding

Look at the styleeeeeeee happening here. Talk about a stunning bridal party!!!

Black and White Hotel Valley Ho Wedding
Black and White Hotel Valley Ho Wedding - Bouquet

A fun sidebar: When you work with certain varieties of eucalyptus, it leaves a really sticky residue on your hands that collects a bunch of dirt and ultimately makes you look like you've never washed your hands in your entire life. The day of our walkthrough at Valley Ho I had been working with Eucalyptus all morning and when I got to the venue I met the amazing Galaxie Andrews for the first time ever and was too embarrassed to shake her hand with my filthy flower hands.

Black and White Hotel Valley Ho Wedding - Bride and Bridesmaids
Black and White Hotel Valley Ho Wedding - Groom and Groomsmen

Back to the wedding!! The day was sort of...rocky. The rehearsal dinner was hosted the evening prior and the catering company had a plumbing issue so they were unable to cook the meal. So... Pizzas were ordered. Then, on the wedding day, on the way to the venue, the band's equipment FELL OFF THE BACK OF THEIR TRUCK so when we arrived to deliver the flowers, Jordana was on the phone trying to find a new band for the reception. Luckily, the rest of the day was STUNNINGGGG. The Hotel Valley Ho is a dream of a venue and the details tucked in throughout the day were full of personality.

Black and White Hotel Valley Ho Wedding - Camelback Mountain View Ceremony
Black and White Hotel Valley Ho Wedding - Rooftop Ceremony
Black and White Hotel Valley Ho Wedding - Rooftop Ceremony
Black and White Hotel Valley Ho Wedding

The reception featured textured vases, black and white blooms, little dogs on the table holding table numbers, and a ton of dancing!

Black and White Hotel Valley Ho Wedding - Dog Table Number Holder
Black and White Hotel Valley Ho Wedding - Centerpiece
Black and White Hotel Valley Ho Wedding - Reception Dancing
Black and White Hotel Valley Ho Wedding

Credits

photos: Galaxie Andrews // venue: Hotel Valley Ho // Bride's Gown: Cleo & Clementine // Bridesmaids Dresses: Bhldn

Samantha & Kieran's Camp Geronimo Wedding

This week I thought it would be fun to throw it wayyyyyy way back to our very first wedding EVER.

Let me set the stage for you.

I started Hoot & Holler (now, Form Floral!) on the side of my 9-5 day job and our early weddings were designed in the kitchen of my apartment. I lived on the second floor of a walk-up in central Phoenix and the parking for my building was in an alley behind the building so every time we had an order I had to haul buckets of flowers through my entire complex from my car, up the stairs to my house, then back down again once the designs were ready to be delivered. Remembering where you came from really keeps you humble.

It was during this time that I met Sam. If we fast forward to present day, Sam is one of my dearest friends. She cheers me on when things are great and she helps to keep me afloat when things get tough. She's one of the kindest, smartest, hardest working ladies I've had the pleasure of knowing and I'm so thrilled that I got to be part of her wedding day. I've also had the great joy of getting to know Kieran who is one of the most genuinely kind people I know. He also knows how to whip up a killllller spreadsheet for just about any occasion but that's a different story for a different day. Any who - back then, we had only met once for a work project when Sam's lovely mom and sister talked her into getting flowers for her wedding day.

When Sam and I met up for her consult, she requested "twigs, branches, and no flowers". Shortly after that meeting, she emailed me to change her request to "twigs, branches, and maybe a few flowers". If you want to read all about Sam and Kieran's badass wedding weekend (I can't recommend it enough - these two spreadsheet loving planners really nailed every single detail of their big day) you can check out their feature over on Junebug Weddings. The flowers were such a small part of their day and all of the other details created an event that guests are still talking about almost four years later.

Here are some of my favorite moments from their wedding!

Boy Scout Camp Wedding
Boy Scout Camp Wedding - Bhldn Gown and Flower Crown
Boy Scout Camp Wedding - Groom Boutonniere
Boy Scout Camp Wedding
Boy Scout Camp Wedding - Bridesmaid Bouquet
Boy Scout Camp Wedding

After four years of watching Sam and Kieran in their married life, I have a hard time articulating just how perfect these two are for each other. I love that they have become some of my closest friends and I'll forever be looking back on this sweet day and feeling overcome with emotion at all the love they had for each other on this day and the beautiful way they have grown together since then. Safe to say Samantha and Kieran are a couple that make me believe in soul mates.


credits

photos: Kym Ventola // day of coordination: Lucky & In Love // makeup: SN Makeup Artist // venue: Camp Geronimo // Hair: Flict House of Hair // Wedding Dress: Bhldn // Groom's Suit: Ted Baker // Featured on: Junebug Weddings