Ann is a particularly crucial member of our team here at Tipton & Hurst. Ann’s official title here at Tipton & Hurst is ‘Controller’, but her title should be something like: ‘She Who Knows All and can Solve Any Problem’. So we definitely missed her while she was gone on her amazing honeymoon. Ann is modest and doesn’t like being in the spotlight, but we had to reflect her beautiful nature in her wedding decor. So of course, Chris Norwood and the rest of our event team, pulled out a few of Ann’s favorite stops for her big day.
Ann wanted to keep her bridal party all classic and white with hints of pink. Her bridesmaids bouquets were full arrangements of white roses, garden roses, ranunculuses, lisianthus, hydrangeas, and pastel pink peonies. Her house party had elegant mini bouquets of white roses. She chose a beautiful all white and cream bridal bouquet of roses, cream peonies, ranunculuses, lisianthus, and hydrangea. We were just in love with this beautiful all white look, and it complemented all of her bridesmaids in their mix-and-match pastel blue and navy dresses.
We continued this classic white with hints of pastels color pallet throughout all of Ann’s wedding decor, and complemented it with one of Ann’s favorites: greenery walls. We installed one wall in the ball room of the Capitol Hotel, where Ann had her wedding ceremony. We installed another on the second floor of the Capitol Hotel in the reception area for the band. These grand walls really make an impressive statement and set the mood for the whole room.
Of course we wanted to do something even more grand in her reception area, so Chris filled the room with this cascading floral canopy. This canopy was suspended via four clear acrylic columns to add another layer of flowers to the room. The canopy is filled with white and green hydrangeas, white roses, and smilax. We were so proud and honored to do something so special for Ann’s wedding.
A special thanks to Stephanie Parsley for letting us use her images from Ann’s wedding in this post. Check her out here: http://www.stephanieparsleyphotography.com/
On Tuesday, January 13th, Asa Hutchinson was inaugurated as the governor of Arkansas. That evening, the “A New Day in Arkansas Inaugural Ball” honored the new governor and first lady of our state. Tipton & Hurst was asked to design the floral arrangements for the event.
Shayla Copas, of Shayla Copas Interiors, served as the designer of the Arkansas Inaugural Ball. As featured in At Home Arkansas, Shayla shares her experience in planning and preparing for the big event, and here’s what she had to say about Tipton & Hurst:
As I do for many of the soirees I design, I first met with my “dream team,” the key players, whom I knew could bring their awesome talents to the project.
First up? Chris Norwood, Vice President of Tipton and Hurst Florist. Chris is a good and longtime friend, and his incredible floral designs have graced many a gala in our state. To give you a little background on Chris, he is a floral genius who has served as National President of the American Floral Institute of Floral Designers and, in the past, as their CEO and chairman. Last year, Chris was given the prestigious honor of being named as a fellow of the organization. Locally, you can catch Chris most Tuesday mornings on KATV sharing with Central Arkansans his brilliant floral design ideas.
In 2006, the ACH Auxiliary teamed up with the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation to host the Miracle Ball, its first black-tie fundraiser for the hospital. At this yearly event, guests celebrate the joys of the holiday season and the miracles that happen every day at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
Tipton & Hurst was honored to be the official florist of the 2014 Miracle Ball. Vice President and Head Designer Chris Norwood, AIFD, led the Tipton & Hurst team in creating a wide variety of centerpieces and floral displays to compliment the golden atmosphere of the venue. Lush white hydrangeas, pastel roses and boxwood can be found among the numerous stunning arrangements.
The Miracle Ball has become the signature event of the social season in central Arkansas. Auxiliary members share ideas on decorations, food and music and many volunteer their time to transform a plain conference space into a haven of class and elegance. The event raises $500,000 annually.
Less than 50 days until Christmas! We’re kicking off the holiday season on Sunday with our annual Holiday Open House. Join us for cookies, demonstrations, free roses and a chance to win a flower arrangement each month for a year!
To top it off, we are giving all customers $10 in Tipton & Hurst cash for every $50 spent. This is one event you won’t want to miss.
Sunday, November 11 | 1:00 – 5:00pm
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This has been a great season for Tipton & Hurst. We could not be more proud of hard-working staff and more appreciative of our wonderful customers. With the New Year comes award season, and not just for Hollywood stars. Tipton & Hurst has been recognized as Central Arkansas’s best florist by no less than six Arkansas publications, including our “Best of Biz” award from Arkansas Business.
Recently we received Little Rock Soiree’s 2014 Platinum Service Award for exceptional customer service. You will notice on the list of winners we have been around the longest and will be around to service the great customers of Central Arkansas.
Inviting Arkansas gave Tipton & Hurst a nice shout-out as a Little Rock’s go-to for wedding floral designs in their wedding “Picture Perfect” article. Vice President and Head Designer Chris Norwood was featured in the January edition of Inviting Arkansas, where he gave the latest wedding trends for Arkansas brides this year. You can download Inviting Arkansas’s January issue to read more!
Tipton & Hurst was also mentioned by Arkansas Bride for designing the floral arrangements at Margaret Gregory and Thomas Hart, Jr.’s wedding. It turned out to be a truly elegant event you have got to see.
If you’re interested in seeing what Tipton & Hurst can do for your Big Day, visit our wedding section.
We are ecstatic to announce that Tipton & Hurst has once again been named “Best Florist” by Arkansas Business for the ninth year in a row! The Little Rock-based publication released its ninth annual Readers’ Choice “Best of Business” edition last week. Winners were selected by readers as the best in the state, including companies and organizations who provide services to businesses in Arkansas.
We want to give a huge “thank you” to all of you who voted for us as best florist and an especially big “thank you very much” to our customers, who are some of our biggest supporters and dearest friends. We love being able to serve you and the wonderful state of Arkansas.
Be sure to read the Arkansas Business’s December 28-29, 2013 issue to see us and the other winners who are “Best in the Biz.” You can also download a digital version of the magazine for free.