Raising Arizona Market at Worth Takeaway

The holidays were incredibly kind to us this season. We had some quiet time at the studio that gave us the opportunity to get a jump on the new year and to be part of some fun events that we don't typically get to do. One of those events was the Raising Arizona Market at Worth Takeaway. We absolutely love Worth so when they approached us about being part of the market, we couldn't say no.

The day started off as a beautiful, crisp winter morning. The vendors all rolled in and set up and what was so fun about this market was that the other vendors were our incredibly talented friends. We ate some breakfast burritos (Go grab one at Worth ASAP; they're AMAZING) and as soon as the clock struck 9 we started seeing some people filter through.

We were creating custom wreaths and our friend Shanti, from Whipstone Farm, joined us for a few hours and brought some beautiful dried blooms from her farm that ended up on many of the wreaths that you all took home with you. We had so much fun taking custom orders and creating one of a kind pieces to help you decorate for the holidays.

The market was incredibly fun and we always love the opportunity to meet you in person so thank you to all who stopped by to say hello. There will be another Raising Arizona Market in the spring so be sure to follow along on social media so you don't miss it - @raisingarizona.market.

All of these beautiful photos were taken by Lauren J. Photography

Carolyn & Lucas's Pretty Purple Wedding

Carolyn and Lucas chose to add flowers to their big day at the last minute. Their venue was gorgeous and at first they weren't sure if they really needed anything extra but Carolyn's mom encouraged them to order some blooms and we're so glad they did. This wedding was stunning and this couple was so much fun to work with.

Their color palette pulled from all shades of purple and Carolyn let us go wild with our favorite flowers in her arrangements. Pro tip: if you trust your vendors, give them creative freedom - the results are soooo good.

Carolyn carried a full bouquet with dahlia, clematis, calla lilies, spray roses, and snapdragon. It was such a dream to play with all the shades of this color.

Carolyn's bridesmaids carried classic bouquets which were absolutely lovely against the soft purple of their dresses. We love this shot of everyone seated in the pews during their ceremony!

The boutonnieres and corsages were created with our hand dyed silk ribbon and featured spray roses, wax flower, and mums. This wedding is such an amazing example of the way mums can really shine. We're loving them!

Carolyn and Lucas kept the decor at their reception more minimal because the architecture at the Biltmore is absolutely stunning on its own. We framed their head table with two oversize arrangements (coming to the menu soon!) and the rest of the tables were decorated with a sprinkle of foliage and mums around a trio of white candles in glass cylinders.

We love the way their floral designs impacted their wedding day and we're so thrilled to call Carolyn and Lucas a Hoot & Holler couple!

Wedding Flower School V.4 - Know Your Foliage

Greens can really change the aesthetic of your wedding flowers and today we want to share some of our favorite types of foliage and show you how pairing them with the same flowers yields REALLY different results.

Monica's bouquet featured three varieties of eucalyptus - image by Mike Olbinski

Monica's bouquet featured three varieties of eucalyptus - image by Mike Olbinski

Eucalyptus - a fan favorite and very popular on the internet these days. There are many kind of eucalyptus (some very fragrant, some not so much) and we love the boho look these blooms give to an arrangement.

Zoey's bouquet included both eucalyptus and sword fern - image by Jaci Marie Photography

Zoey's bouquet included both eucalyptus and sword fern - image by Jaci Marie Photography

Fern - This is a favorite around Hoot & Holler. It comes in many varieties and we actually love them all! These leaves have a distinct shape and are a great way to add visual interest to an arrangement without giving it too much extra weight. Special shoutout to maidenhair fern and sword fern for fighting the good fight and being extraordinarily beautiful

The garland on this lovely table was created entirely with huckleberry

The garland on this lovely table was created entirely with huckleberry

Huckleberry - this green is a workhorse. It comes in the perfect shade of true green, holds up beautifully out of water, has a strong stem, and is very cost effective. This beauty really shows well in garlands, adorning arches, and as a base for bouquets and centerpieces.

Chelsea's bouquet featured a mix of eucalyptus and bay leaves

Chelsea's bouquet featured a mix of eucalyptus and bay leaves

Bay Leaves - Not just for your grandma's soup. This foliage has an amazing scent but it also looks gorgeous everywhere from bouquets to centerpieces. We love pairing bay leaves with softer blooms (think roses and ranunculus) to balance out the sharp lines and distinct shape of the leaves.