Liz & Michael's Hotel Valley Ho Wedding

Let’s start off this week with a little walk down memory lane.

I started Hoot & Holler (now Form Floral) on the side of a day job that I was really unhappy in. I didn’t know what I was going to do, but I knew that I needed to leave my position as soon as possible for the sake of my mental health. When I put my notice in at my day job, I really did not have the clientele necessary to take my floral design full time. So, I spent my days marketing my ass off in any way I could think of. I had some leftover flowers from a photoshoot and over lunch with my dad, I decided I would create some small arrangements and deliver them to businesses I hoped to work with someday. 

One of the places I dropped an arrangement was the Madewell in the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall. From that small introduction would grow so many beautiful relationships I can hardly believe it. One of those relationships was with Liz who dropped us a line shortly after she had a ring on her finger.

Desert Inspired Spring Wedding at Hotel Valley Ho

Liz and Micahel’s wedding was in early 2017 and fell into the very early stages of our a la carte package. It was an absolute joy getting to be a part of their wedding day and, to make things even sweeter, our longtime friend Lunabear Studios was the photographer. It’s alllll so good and I’m thrilled to finally be sharing their day!

Desert Inspired Spring Wedding at Hotel Valley Ho
Desert Inspired Spring Wedding at Hotel Valley Ho - Succulent Ring Photo
Desert Inspired Spring Wedding at Hotel Valley Ho - Succulent Bouquet
Desert Inspired Spring Wedding at Hotel Valley Ho - Succulent Bouquet
Desert Inspired Spring Wedding at Hotel Valley Ho
Desert Inspired Spring Wedding at Hotel Valley Ho - Chair Decor
Desert Inspired Spring Wedding at Hotel Valley Ho - Ceremony Chair Decor
Desert Inspired Spring Wedding at Hotel Valley Ho - Large Round Centerpiece

credits: 

venue: Hotel Valley Ho // photography: Lunabear Studios // hair: Chelsea Sprinkle

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