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

Melissa & Jeremy's L'Auberge de Sedona Wedding

In 2017 we were the busiest we’ve ever been. We were so busy, in fact, that I didn’t make any time to share the work we were creating. So, I’m excited to throw it back this week to a summer wedding from 2017 that was an absolute joy to create.

Burgundy and Blush Wedding at L'Auberge de Sedona

Melissa and Jeremy tied the knot in the red rocks of Sedona at the gorgeous L’auberge resort. Melissa wasn’t afraid of a bit of color so we leaned into a color palette of reds and pinks nestled into containers that leaned a bit more classic. Paired with all white details at their reception, the blooms popped beautifully while tying in the colors from the mountains in the background.

Burgundy, Red, and Blush Bridal Bouquet
Boutonniere - Burgundy and white rose and scabiosa
Burgundy and Blush Wedding at L'Auberge de Sedona
Rose Petal Aisle
L'auberge de sedona - burgundy and blush wedding

My good friend Lauren, the talented photographer behind Lunabear Studios, captured some glamour shots of the centerpieces for this wedding. I’ll sprinkle them in below because I love the way different photographers capture designs!

Form Floral - Boutique Florals - Phoenix Arizona - Centerpieces
Burgundy and Blush Wedding at L'Auberge de Sedona
Burgundy and Blush Wedding at L'Auberge de Sedona
Burgundy and Blush Wedding at L'Auberge de Sedona - Wedding Reception with Round and Rectangular Tables
Burgundy and Blush Wedding at L'Auberge de Sedona
Burgundy and Blush Wedding at L'Auberge de Sedona
Burgundy and Blush Wedding at L'Auberge de Sedona

credits:

photography: Erin Mcfarland // Studio Centerpiece Photography: Lunabear Studios // Venue: L’aurberge de Sedona // Linen: La Tavola // Stationary: Foil & Ink // Planning: Sandy Walker with In Awe Weddings