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
160.jpgModern Babies Breath Wedding Inspiration - Arizona florist Phoenix scottsdale Mesa chandler Sedona Prescott - Statement Sweetheart Table

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

Noelle & Rich's Vow Renewal

Noelle is a talented makeup artist, the sweetest soul, and a hilarious friend of mine. We knew of each other but never got to know one another until she hired us to flower her vow renewal.

Noelle and Rich have been married for 15+ years now but they never really had their dream wedding. So, two years ago for their 15th married year, they tied the knot in a party neither of them would ever forget. It was such a gorgeous day and I’m thrilled to FINALLY be sharing it with you!!

Teal and Metallic Invitation Suite

Noelle had a really clear vision for the design of her big day and it was SO fun to see it come to life over the course of her planning. Their venue, The Camby Hotel, set the stage perfectly for their modern, boho wedding style. It felt luxurious but also very grounded which is not an easy feat!=

Noelle + Rich's Camby Vow Renewal - Rue de Siene Dress
Noelle + Rich's Camby Vow Renewal
Noelle + Rich's Camby Vow Renewal - Groom Style
Noelle + Rich's Camby Vow Renewal - Groom Style
Noelle + Rich's Camby Vow Renewal - Boho Bride Style
Noelle + Rich's Camby Vow Renewal - Bridal Bouquet with Peonies, spray roses, and wild greenery

Noelle’s dad built this gorgeous custom shelf for their ceremony decor. It now sits in their home which brings me so much joy I could cry.

Noelle + Rich's Camby Vow Renewal - Custom Shelving for Ceremony Decor
Noelle + Rich's Camby Vow Renewal - Groom First Look Reaction
Noelle + Rich's Camby Vow Renewal -
Noelle + Rich's Camby Vow Renewal - Ceremony Portraits

HOW ABOUT THAT FIRST LOOK REACTION!?

Noelle + Rich's Camby Vow Renewal
Noelle + Rich's Camby Vow Renewal - Guest Table Reception Inspiration
Noelle + Rich's Camby Vow Renewal - Centerpieces for teal and pink reception
Noelle + Rich's Camby Vow Renewal

credits:

photography: Daniel Kim // venue: The Camby

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

Fine Art in the Desert

Let’s get dark. Let’s get moody. But make it fine art, yeah? This styled shoot with our friend Ryann Lindsey was totally up our alley and a bit of a stretch for her which made it so much fun to create.

Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding
Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding
Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding

Black doesn’t have to mean “goth” (is that opinion still out there in the world?) and this styled shoot effortlessly blends the pampas grass trend with a fine art vibe and hits of those luscious, dark tones. It’s so insanely good.

Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding - Pampas Grass Arch

If you’re looking to incorporate some black details into your wedding day, take note. The dark elements here are tempered by the blushes and peach tones in the floral. We are getting gorgeous fullness from the feathery pampas grass which takes center stage on the arch but creates a united theme throughout the rest of the floral. 

Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding - Pampas Grass Arch
Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding - Pampas Grass Arch and Black Ceremony Chairs
Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding - Bride and Groom - Pampas Grass Bouquet

One of my favorite elements that Ryann incorporates in her work is the use of food. Your design doesn’t have to stop at linens/rentals/flowers. Think about your menu and the way you might be able to incorporate your colors into food options. I can’t get enough of this charcuterie board that pulls in all of the other colors that really set the tone for this day.

Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding - Pampas Grass Centerpiece
Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding - Sweetheart Table Inspiration
Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding - Sweetheart Table Inspiration
Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding - Sweetheart Table
Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding
Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding - Lounge Inspiration
Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding
Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding - pampas grass bouquet

So what do you think? Are you afraid of the dark and moody or did I win you over?

Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding

credits:

photography & styling: Ryann Lindsey // Wedding Gown: J Bridal Boutique - Willowby Watters // Furniture Rentals: Glamour & Woods // Tabletop Rentals: Fancy Lou Designs // Invitation Suite: Shotgunning for Love // Hair & Makeup: Kensington Makeup // Desserts: Amour de Sucre