Sometimes leftovers turn into magic. Last year I was craving color so I picked up some blooms and created this beauty. I don’t know that I’ve ever combined yellows with magenta and red but it workeddddddd. This is one of my favorite designs of all time and I’m feeling antsy to create in this palette again.
Growing up, Valentine's Day was ALWAYS my favorite holiday (said the florist). I never had a boyfriend. My awkward stage lasted.... let's just say I had more than a handful of very awkward years. But every year our family would get dinner at one of those incredibly suburban cook-on-your-table restaurants. I loved writing my friends valentines, I loved wearing pink and red, and I loved that there was a whole day dedicated to telling everyone in your life how much you loved them! So, my loveeeee for this holiday has, of course, extended into my adult life. Last year we had the incredible opportunity to work on this Valentine's inspired wedding shoot and it made our hearts burst (and we think it'll do the same to you).
We love a theme but sometimes we find that clients get stuck in them. Valentine's Day was the starting point for this shoot but we didn't want to sprinkle glitter hearts everywhere to get the point across. We decided to tone down our Valentine's Day color palette with some soft yellows, creams, and whites. As usual, we love to see a hearty mix of foliage tucked among our favorite springtime blooms and for these designs we chose a mix of olive and eucalyptus.
If you've been around our Instagram recently, you've seen some sneak peeks of our recent styled shoot at The Clayton House. While we absolutely adore our state and the many stunning venues it has to offer, we have to say that we can't stop swooning over the perfection of this new space. From the high ceilings with exposed metal beams to the floor-to-ceiling windows, every detail in this space is modern, chic, and totally unique in Arizona. If you've been dreaming of a gallery-inspired space that is a blank slate for all your design dreams, this is it.
The design of the shoot was based around moody colors with light, airy accents. Tessa, the planner and designer for this concept, found the most luscious ribbon and table runners and we were thrilled to create floral arrangements in a color palette pulled from these pieces. If the 2018 Pantone purple scares you, try a more muted purple in your design for an on-trend design with a classic twist.
The great room at The Clayton House is flooded with light from floor to ceiling windows all around the space. We love the stark white wall that plays as a backdrop to your event. Our minds are going crazyyy with ideas for installations that could happen here. For the shoot, we kept it simple and adorned oversized candelabras with foliage that cascaded down the aisle. Sometimes less is more and this space absolutely shines with a minimal ceremony design.
For the reception table, we opted for a lush centerpiece featuring a mix of some of our favorite flowers. Would you believe us if we told you there were both daisies AND carnations in that arrangement? We love to mix luxe and basic blooms for an unexpected arrangement. It also allows you a lot more value for your dollar and the finished product is incredibly high end.
Venue: The Clayton House // Planner + Designer: Tie the Knot by Tessa // Photographer: Pinkerton Photo // Videographer: The Good Vibe Media // Florist: Hoot & Holler // Furniture Rentals: Glamour and Woods // Linen: Linen Lark // Stationary: Foil and Ink | Cake: Ruze Cake House // Hair + MUA: Phoenix Makeup Collective // Gown by: Willowby Watters from Bella Lily Bridal // Jewels: JN Jewels Designs