Southwest Desert Bridal Inspiration
March 14, 2014
RomanticOutdoor WeddingsFall Weddings
The Southwest desert is one of those regions that gets all too overlooked in wedding world. With its raw, natural beauty and unsuspecting charm, it's no wonder Ashley SawtelleLa Bohéme EventsBare Root Flora and Chairished Vintage Rentals choose it as the setting of their latest styled bridal shoot. We're getting cozy in the gallery and you can read on for even more!
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From Ashley Sawtelle... Brides are always looking for ways to incorporate new and interesting ideas into their receptions. We came up with the idea for the "The Blossom Bar"- a fun way to include guests in the festivities and encourage them to use a little DIY creativity with the help of a floral designer. We asked Bare Root Flora to design several fresh flower crowns and boutonnieres as inspiration for this Blossom Bar at which guests could design and create their own simple crowns and boutonnieres as both an activity and a favor.

For flowers, we wanted something lush in contrast to the sparse beauty of the high desert landscape, providing a color palette that beautifully complements such incredible surroundings. Our flower crowns featured gorgeous ranunculus and spray roses with accents of dried poppy pods, scabiosa pods, berries, succulents and stunning eucalyptus foliage. Understated bleached peacock feathers completed the look for our bride's flower crown. The Blossom Bar featured the same array of lush blooms to tie the look together, but still allows for creativity and individuality as guests create their own look. This soft color palette and natural scenery is complimented with a pop of stunning color--Pantone's color of the year for 2014, “dazzling blue.”

We often get the chance to see a gorgeous outdoor farm or mountain wedding in Colorado. For this shoot, we wanted to show off another side of Colorado’s great outdoors - the desert beauty of Red Rocks. We can’t help but love this romantic dress by Sarah Seven (found at a&be in Denver), shot against the Red Rocks landscape by Ashley Sawtelle Photography.