A Posh Garden Affair | Part 2

So excited to get to share Part II of these beautiful styled shoot. I’m obsessed with our take on this very trendy color palette of burgundy/mauve/navy/gold. This blog will showcase our couple models (Ashley and Bret) of The Backyard Wedding Co.), as well as a lot of the details that made this shoot SO special.

If you’re engaged and looking for your vendors, please check our collaboration with Ashley Blake Photography and Eat.Cake.Love. We have joined together as The Posh Collective and we are offering special priced packaging including photography, photo booth, florals and cake! Follow us on Instagram @theposhcollective, or for more information email us at theposhcollective@gmail.com

Please check out all the vendors at the end of this post, they are all incredible professionals who I loved to work with.

Cheers!

Hair Flower Comb
Burgundy Ranunculus Boutonniere
This stunning invitation suite by Lauren Yvonne Design
These DETAILS!
I love adding bouquet streamers for drama and a way to add color!
Isn’t Ashley’s glam gorgeous?! Beautiful work by Alexandria Quintero. Hair by The Desert Beauty Studio.
That light!
A Sweetheart Table made for two.

Featured Vendors:

Photography – Ashley Blake Photography @ashleyblakephotography

Invitation Suite – Lauren Yvonne Design @laurenyvonnedesign

Venue – Aldea Weddings at The Landmark @landmarkweddingsaz

Planning/styling – Front Paige Events @frontpaigeevents

Cake – Eat.Cake.Love @eatcakelovegilbert

Florals – AZ Fleuristas @azfleuristas 

Hair Stylist – The Desert Beauty Studio @thedesertbeautystudio

HMUA – La Di Da Beauty Hair and Makeup @Ladida_beauty 

MUA – Alexandria Lomeli Quintero @alexandriaxlo 

Bridal dresses – Gloria Ara Couture @gloriaara_official

Bridesmaid dress – Jolienne Collection @joliennecollection 

Lanterns and Cake Stands – Backyard Wedding Co. @backyardweddingco

Model Couple – Ashley and Bret Balcerzak @ashleybalz

Happy Pride Month!

“The only way I’m trying to influence people is to be more kind and compassionate with one another. That is the message that I’m sending out. I don’t have an agenda. I’m not here to brainwash anyone. I want you to live your lives being exactly who you are. Be true to yourself. The most important thing is to be true to yourself.”

– Ellen DeGeneres

As an LGBTQ ally, I’m thrilled to share this shoot from this spring! Love is LOVE and every love story is B-E-A-UTIFUL. Check out this gorgeousness caught by Carla at Carmicheal Studios. A huge thanks to Lisa Boehm from Lisa Boehm Beauty for putting this together and including me in this shoot!

Aren’t they a STUNNING pair!?!?

So fun to get to design some bright and bold tropical bouquets for these lovely ladies!

Vendor Credits:

Photography: Carmichael Studios

Florals: AZ Fleuristas

Hair and Makeup: Lisa Boehm Beauty

Models: @lovestephaniegreene, @bex.richards

A Sedona Fairytale

This styled shoot is what dreams are made of! I’m so grateful that Kristin Hollist contacted us to be a part. It was so lovely meeting and collaborating on her vision for this shoot.

Kristin’s vision was for a lush bouquet of neutral tones and greenery and a simple flower crown. Quicksand roses with their blush/beige tones were the perfect flower, accented by Pink Ice Protea, blush stock, seeded eucalyptus and pieris japonica, with some light and airy bunny tail added the best texture.

I can’t stop staring a the results! One of my very favorite bouquets.

Vendor credits:

Photography: Kristin Hollist Photography

Hair: The Desert Beauty Studio

MU: Jenna Pulotu

Dress: Suzannes Bridal

Trends Magazine Feature!

We’re thrilled to have this captivating Joshua Tree Elopement featured in Trends Magazine! This beautiful styled elopement from last fall photographed and organized by Traci Edwards Photography will always be a favorite. A burgundy and green palette, accented with succulents is such a striking combo! This couple, Jax and Octavio are just on fire in front of the camera. Traci took some incredible photos, check out more photos and the blog post here.

Elopement Adventure Photographer

Vendors:

Vows: Lauren Yvonne Design

Photography: Traci Edwards Photography

Dress: AZ Wedding Dress Rental

Flower Crowns Available A La Carte!

Our “Stella” crown with premium blooms

We’re so excited to be launching our new website page, solely for flower crowns! We are hoping this will help streamline the ordering process and give all of our customers up front pricing! Each featured crown on our menu was given a name! You can choose one of our “girls” or if you have a crown idea all your own you can fill out the order form and we will contact you to get started.

Our crowns are custom for each event and client’s preferences. Based on the desired color palette and style, we will use the best available, in-season blooms. Each crown is a work of art made especially for you!

We know flower crowns are SO popular for photo shoots, birthdays, bridal and baby showers, graduations, and for any event you want to make extra special. We have crowns are available for all ages.

A few things to keep in mind:

  • We will do our best to fill last minute orders, but for the best chance to secure your date, please get your request in ASAP.
  • Free pick-up is available from our Gilbert studio, but if you need delivery, please include that in your inquiry.
  • We will continue to add to our menu, so follow us on Instagram for our most recent work. We can provide hair flowers (other then crowns) as well, just fill out the inquiry form and let us know what you’re thinking!
  • We love to see our customers in our designs! Tag us in your Instagram photo @azfleuristas and use the hashtag #fleuristascrown

We love these amazing photos captured by Layla Marie Photography. I contacted her last minute and she made the whole shoot come together! We’re so appreciative of her flexibility to work with us and we admire her talent!

If you are, or know anyone in need of a custom made flower crown, send them our way!


Photography: Layla Marie Photography

Model: Ryan Weltz

Anniversary Giveaway Shoot with Traci Edwards Photography

Traci Edwards Photography

We’ve been lucky enough to work with Traci Edwards a few times and her work is always jaw-dropping! Lucky us! When she reached out to join her in a giveaway we were all in. A special couple won a redo of their wedding photos by in a snowy adventure anniversary session.

Traci told me the colors she would like (burgundy, blush and whites with a variety of greens), but gave me complete freedom with the design and flower choice. I instantly knew I wanted to use burgundy peonies! I had recently been to Mayesh Chandler (our wholesaler) to get flowers for Christmas arrangements. The peonies were SO hard to pass up. This was my chance before they went out of season until spring. If I HAD to choose a favorite flower peonies would be it.

I love designing weddings and I never seem to tire of making something beautiful for our couples. My creativity really gets sparked when I get to go into the cooler and pick out whatever catches my eye. That’s exactly what Audrey and I did on an early morning flower shop session. We picked up the stars of the bouquet, burgundy peonies, along with: paper whites, blush lisianthus, white ranunculus, white astilbe, white cloud garden roses, ivory carnations and silver brunia berries. For greens, silver dollar eucalyptus and some leftover cedar and pine from Christmas.

It was really a joy to design! I love the final result highlighted in the photos below. The lucky couple, Amber and Kyle, along with Traci and Maya from Maya Papaya Pictures, braved the weather in snowy Sedona and captured some magic!

Check out some of our favorites here! For more on the couples’ story and how the shoot came together check out Traci’s blog at http://traciedwardsphoto.com/blog/snowysedonaelopement

Vendor Team:

Photography Traci Edwards Photography

Videography: Maya Papaya Pictures

Cupcakes: Souley Sweet Bakehouse

Vows: Lauren Yvonne Design

Dress: AZ Wedding Rental

Hair: Desert Beauty Studio

Make-up: Leana Tillman

Winning Couple: Amber and Kyle McCrite

Arizona Weddings Magazine Feature

We’re so excited to be featured on Arizona Weddings Magazine blog, with the flowers we did this fall at the Wigwam. We were invited to participate in this Spanish inspired dream by Yohanna Wendt of Yohanna Wendt Photography. From the venue to the vendor team, I (Michelle) had such a lovely experience all around. Meeting Paige of Front Paige Events was a highlight, she’s so easy to work with, funny, knowledgeable and talented! Yohanna’s vision and her artistic eye inspired the floral arrangements, and she is truly a delight to work with!

This was a real highlight of 2018! Here are a few of our favorite photos from the shoot, for more check out our gallery.

Vendor Credit:

Photography: Yohanna Wendt Photography

Wedding Event/Planner: Front Paige Events

Venue: Wigwam

Cake: Raeyes Custom Cakes and Desserts

Rentals: I DO Rentals

Calligrapher: Unika Collection

Dress: Grace Style and Bridal

Suit: Nicks Menswear

Hair Stylist: Vidogi Salon