When One of Our Own Weds

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.

Photo By: Stephanie Parsley

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.

Photo By: Stephanie Parsley

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.

Photo By: Stephanie Parsley

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/
Photo By: Jordan Hood


Photo By: Jordan Hood

Tipton & Hurst Floral Designs for the Governor’s Inaugural: Featured in At Home Arkansas

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.

See the full feature and photos here.

Evolve 2015 “Winter Nights”

We were honored to be the official florist of Evolve 2015 at the Little Rock Marriott Saturday, January 24th.

The event was put on by the Centers for Youth and Families. This year’s theme, Winter nights, included centerpieces with ivory branches and gorgeous white hydrangeas accented with hanging candles.

The Center for Youth and Families in Little Rock provides assistance and care for at-risk families and troubled children.

2015 Woman of the Year Gala

We were honored to be the official florist of the 2015 Woman of the Year Gala. Not only were we able to put together some beautiful centerpieces, but the fruit was donated after the event!

The board of Women & Children First, the state’s largest shelter for survivors of domestic violence, held the gala Jan. 17 in the Little Rock Marriott Grand Ballroom downtown.

See the full album here.

2014 Miracle Ball

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.

See the full album of photos here.

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.


Free Photos with Santa!

headerWe are partnering with Home Away From Home to bring our customers free photos with Santa on Saturday, December 13 from 10am – 3pm at our store in the Promenade at Chenal.

Donations are welcome and will support Home Away From Home, a non-profit that provides short-term housing to cancer patients and their caregivers while they undergo treatment in Little Rock.


Holiday Open House

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

Heights – Little Rock

1801 N. Grant
Little Rock, AR 72207

Promenade at Chenal – West Little Rock
17809 Chenal Pkwy #111
Little Rock, AR 72223

North Little Rock
4583 Fairway Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72116

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Tipton & Hurst Recognized As Best Florist By Soiree Magazine

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.


Tipton & Hurst Recognized As Best Florist In “Best of Biz”

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.

Thank you again and have a wonderful 2014!

Hot Colors Are So Cool

To welcome summer, you might not think of bringing in something “hot,” but two hot colors sure were cool at a ladies night party recently in Little Rock.  Designer Chris Norwood, AIFD, of Tipton Hurst blended fresh oranges with hot pink flowers for a color explosion that was the talk of the neighborhood the next day.

“As guests came in off the hot golf course, it was so fresh and cool and welcoming,” Nicole McCain said of the Little Rock, Arkansas, party she attended.  “I went to a lot of events this week where there were beautiful flowers, but I really thought these arrangements mixed with the citrus were beautiful, fresh and festive.  Very fitting for the event.”

And if you think carnations are just a “grandma” flower, think again.  Pairing clusters of these blousy little ladies together with the oranges gave the arrangements some pop.

Sitting lower on the tables were cubes of lilies and gerbera daisies in shades of hot pink, yellow and orange.

Towering overhead were hot pink gerbera daisies and a crazy little wax flower (that, if you rub it, smells like a bad perm… seriously).

“One thing I notice at parties are flower arrangements that get in your way,” McCain continued.  “If you can’t carry on a conversation with your friend across the table, that’s a problem.  I liked the way Tipton Hurst had a combination of both low and tall arrangements throughout the event and having the flowers over-head allowed you to talk freely.”

On the buffets, Bells of Ireland and chartreuse viburnum provided a green contrast while big orange lilies and roses brought the orange theme up into the pinks and greens.  Pink tulips spilled over and gave guests a wink during the night, as if to say goodbye to spring and hello to summer.

If you love these hot colors as much as we do, why not take some home with you. You can find more arrangements with these hot hues here

Crawford Wedding

This past weekend we had the pleasure of working with a wonderful bride and a host of other great vendors from around the state 1997 to pull off this amazing celebration at the  Peabody Hotel in Gumbo downtown Little Rock.

“Simply stunning, as always,” said Larry West, event planner for Cindle’s big day.  “It’s clear that when doing large events, I call Chris Norwood! Otherwise, I would not touch them! The professionalism and creative двигателя thought and the willing to work creatively with me AND Bylites, is simply priceless!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”

The crowing jewel of this event was the large floral chandelier suspended from the ceiling centered over the dance floor with hanging crystals floating down over guests.  A matching “M” monogram hung over the stage and a smaller version of the floral chandelier hung over the bride’s cake.



The wedding room was draped in white fabric and illuminated by soft pink lights provided by Bylites of Little Rock.  The bride walked down an aisle covered in shades of pink and cream rose petals.  Punctuating the aisle an were tall cylinder vases with floating candles and submerged white orchids.

The wedding flowers included clutches of white calla cheap jerseys lilies, white hydrangeas and white lilies in various size cylinders.

A canopy in the center of the stage provided an intimate setting for the cheap jerseys bride and groom to exchange vows.

The reception tables showcased towering centerpieces of curly willow draped in crystals and a mix of white flowers making a wholesale mlb jerseys dramatic collar around the lip of the vase as well as lounge areas both inside and out.  The lounge areas had a mix of candles and white flower arrangements in assorted cylinder vases.  Furniture from both Tipton & Hurst and TrendStyle Events set the stage for the lounge areas.

TracyCakes of Little Rock provided a perfect cake with each layer banded with rhinestones to match the rhinestone bands on the cylinder vases throughout the event. The cake sat on a cloth covered in white flowers to make a grand statement.

Wedding photography by Mlittlephotography of McCrory, Arkansas