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Marsala-inspired autumn wedding for Andrea + Robbie

Married October 22, 2016

Wow! What a month... October really kicked our butts (in a good way). Now that we finally have time to breathe, we wanted to start sharing the weddings we were so lucky to be a part of. Andrea and Robbie's wedding was our last wedding of October, and we really couldn't have asked of a better way to cap the month. The couple was inspired by deep, bold colors. Much of their inspiration board consisted of florals and items within a marsala palette, along with pops of gold and deep purples. Designing the floral arrangements and bridal party accessories for this wedding was a treat. We felt that Andrea and Robbie's taste aligned perfectly with our style. In the end, we achieved a rich and elegant vibe that was fitting for the fall season. There is no better feeling than to see months and months of work finally come together! And a big thank you to all who were involved!! 

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Photography: Anywhere & Somewhere Photography ❖ Event Coordinator: Jane Castle Events

Dress: Luv Bridal ❖ Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal ❖ Hair + Makeup: Bryanna Casey

Ceremony Venue: New City Church ❖ Reception Venue: The monOrchid

Catering + Cake: Robert's Catering Florals + Decor: 1209 Creative ❖ Rentals: Proem

Stationary: Paper Source Favors  Valet: Integrity Valet

 

Congratulations to this cool, young couple!! We wish you nothing but the very best together!

 

 

Happy 1 Year Anniversary!

We can't believe a full 365 days have passed since we first launched 1209 creative. Bananas!! We're seriously loving every second of it. Sherry and I are gearing up for our fall weddings after having a successful first summer season! Keep an eye out for some cool stuff we have coming up. We're going to go have ourselves a celebratory cocktail (or three). Thanks to all for the love and high-fives! And again, congrats to our summertime newlyweds!

XOXO.

- Jihan

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BTW... looking for a gift to give this holiday season? Check out our size options and contact for prices and delivery information! Gorgeous flowers delivered in cool vases... a legit gift!

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photos by Nicolas Alexander

Pink State of Mind

 

If you've ever been into the psychology of color, then you know that color has a powerful influence over people. Color has the ability to alter human behavior, effect our emotions and can carry specific meanings (which differ from person to person). Each color has its own impact and meaning. Color psychology and symbolism dates back to the ancient Egyptian era and to this day used in marketing, branding and design for a reason.

Color psychology and symbolism became more of an interest to me after getting into floral arranging. Many of our clients don't specify color preferences when they order through us, so we are given free range and creative freedom when picking out what we want to use for our arrangements. I've noticed that our flower choices are influenced by our moods, although it's usually subconscious. There's been days where Sherry will go for a mix of vibrant purples... another day maybe I'll go pick out warm tones of orange. And then there are days where we go pick out flowers together, so there's definitely a mix of moods and personality going on! I've been thinking about keeping some sort of mood diary to pair with each arrangement we make. It would be cool to compare.

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"Often considered a feminine energy because of its soft and gentle nature, pink really benefits both males and females as its source for balancing these energies, either between two people or balancing the yin/yang energy within ourselves. It allows for our more tender, generous and caring qualities to emerge, equalizing those energies which tend to skew in one direction or another. Pink can be a great de-stressor. Its energy helps us to unwind, trust and begin to relax. It helps us to accept the things we cannot change and the ability to know the difference. It is a great color for treating complacency. It helps us to accept where we are in our life right now, with enough understanding as to how we make our next move. Pink soothes the heart energy and allows us to love, embrace and acknowledge the love for others as well as the love we need for ourselves."

— peacefulmind.com

When flower arranging, I've noticed that I really enjoy being in a pink state of mind. Probably for many of the reasons having to do with the paragraph above. The world is a very stressful place, whether dealing with big stresses or small annoyances, so it makes a lot of sense why we might have a strong connection to pink! Some of my favorite flower arrangements that Sherry and/or myself have made have consisted of beautiful arrays of pink. I've always been a lover of black and white, and I find it funny that it took flowers to make me realize that I F*%K!NG LOVE PINK!! 

To learn more about color psychology, visit colorpsychology.org. I got lost on their site for awhile!

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Melrose Street Fair

This past Saturday was a busy day for downtown Phoenix... there was Devoured, the Melrose Street Fair and Phoenix Flea! All great events with absolute-perfect weather for us Phoenicians to stroll around in while we ate delicious food and supported some of our favorite local businesses. We took the day to set up shop over at the Melrose Street Fair where we sold our mini designs and got to meet a ton of new faces. It was the first community event that 1209 has participated in, and we were so grateful for the positive response we received from those who stopped over to say "Hi" to us. 

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A special thanks to Katie for lending an extra hand, and to Nic for capturing such beautiful photographs of our work! Sherry and I have been given endless support from our family and friends for following our passion and starting a business of our own, and this weekend we definitely felt the love and support from our local community too! 

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photos by Nicolas Alexander