Jillian and Sam’s elegant Phoenix Art Museum wedding included classy black and white pairings, with bursts of color made through their floral. The venue was a beautiful setting with a contemporary outdoor lawn ceremony and bright white walls inside. With such a blank canvas, the color they chose to add through floral and greenery was a beautiful contrast. But the color the arrangements brought to the day was no match for the joy made evident by the couple’s family and friends present.
The floral inspiration Jillian and Sam were after was all fall hues. I was in love with their ideas full of color! After listening to their design dreams and confirming the vision, I was given their trust to run with the design from there. When given the freedom to use a couple’s vision as a launching pad, I do some of my best work as I create their unique arrangements.
It is amazing how much the natural color of flowers, greenery and leaves are highlighted when paired with a classic black and white palette. Burgundy, red, and gold with touches of pink were incorporated along with with greenery and richly colored fall foliage. A protea flower, the large pink bloom, was as the top of the bride’s list for her bouquet. Protea add a significant amount of weight to a bouquet, I’m talking pounds. With their blessing for a bit heavier bridal bouquet, I thoroughly enjoyed exploring with this design detail! Also included were my favorite golden roses, purple smokebush leaves, my signature thistle, and some very fun pompons. Their ceremony setting included two large arrangements on tall glass vases resting on wooden columns. These arrangements shared a similar flower makeup as their bouquet counterparts.
It was a joy to be around their big wedding party the day of the celebration as each person I encountered was so nice! I already was excited for their wedding, but I knew their big day would be so joyful after realizing how truly kind Jillian’s family is.
It’s not unusual to bump into friends you didn’t realize shared the same connections at weddings. It was a fun surprise the week of the wedding to realize that Justin and I actually knew Jillian’s sweet brother and sister-in-law from church. I also met some great people through the event, including Jillian’s sister, Catherine an event planner owning Together in the Phoenix area. She is so kind and I excited to have another friendly face in the wedding industry.
There was no shortage of adorable nieces and nephews present to celebrate also! I was so impressed with how Jillian’s family tackled weddings with plenty of littles running around. The joy on their faces was so fun to witness, as they were so excited to be a part of the wedding day too.
The Phoenix Art Museum is becoming one of my favorite venues due to the unique space it offers for weddings. There are indoor and outdoor options, which Jillian and Sam took advantage of. Their guests were able to explore some of the museum they had access to, which is such a neat addition to offer guests.
Jillian and Sam’s day was captured beautifully by Tiffany and Ryland. The museum space also lent for some amazing photos with art installation backgrounds. The shots are definitely pieces of art to display, and sweet memories to cherish for a lifetime.
Jillian and Sam weren’t afraid to let the flowers bring the color, a design vision that turned out amazing! They will make such an impact in communicating your love story and enhance the beauty of the day.
Photography | Tiffany and Ryland – Wedding Planner | Simply Beautiful Weddings – Venue | Phoenix Art Museum – Videographer | Blue Lemon Productions – Hair and Makeup | Kystal – Dress | Mariee Bridal Scottsdale – Bridesmaid Gowns | Adrianna Papell – Tuxedos | Nicks Menswear