Desert Inspiration

Recently, a bride I have been working with for her hair piece mentioned that her wedding will take place in a rather unique location. The desert. Not the typical wedding location choice, but the more I thought of it, the more I began to think how fantastic the idea was! Doesn’t it just sound a bit adventurous in the Lawrence of Arabia kind of way? I thought it would be a great way to also address my weekly theme of weddingregionalism (see Sunday’s blip for an explanation).

Seeing that there are so many unique climates and environments around the U.S. and the world of course, why not cater your wedding around that unique region? Play up the native vegetation, colors, and tastes. It would be impractical to make everything region specific, but to pick a few elements is pretty easy to do. If you have the ability to do so, pick locally grown foods to serve to your guests (helping local farmers!), colors that suite the mood of your location, plants found in the region, etc. I’ve pulled together an inspiration board for a desert wedding that is “fresh” and appropriate.

desert wedding inspiration board

Top row: Bouquet of succulents via Karinder on Flickr, Desert setting from Wall Paper Base
Second row: Center piece from our wedding displaying some easy to care for succulents and other plants (photo credits: Paul Rich Studio), Short and colorful dress from Anthropologie, Parasol from Pamela’s Parasols
Third row: Invitation from Wedding Paper Divas, Linen-silk dress from J. Crew, Cold sangria, recipe available at Whats 4 Eats

I’d probably recommend not saying, “I do” in the middle of summer for a desert wedding, but be sure to provide shade, beverages, and wear breezy, lightweight attire!