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Aug 21, 2016

27 Ways to Achieve a Trendy Desert Wedding

Desert weddings used to be for Nevada natives and Palm Springs frequenters. (See some of our favorites here & here). But now, they’re the trendiest thing since mason jars – and they aren’t going anywhere! We gathered up 27 ways/beautiful images to help you achieve that trendy desert vibe at your own wedding. And what elements you should focus on to get it there.

Stationery

Your wedding stationery is the first thing your guests see. Therefore, it should represent your wedding well! We love how these stationery suites show off the desert trend so well.

27 Ways to Acheive a Trendy Desert Wedding - Inspired by This
(Event design by CAKE Event Co., Photo by Allie Lindsey Photography)

27 Ways to Acheive a Trendy Desert Wedding - Inspired by This
(Stationery by Basic Invite, Photo by Paige Hurst)

27 Ways to Acheive a Trendy Desert Wedding - Inspired by This
(Event Design by White Lace Events & Design, Stationery by Whimsique, Floral design by Organic Elements, Photo by Half Full Photography)

Dress

Pick a wedding gown that reflects the bohemian vibes all around. But, don’t go to the desert and get married in sleeves! These bride’s did it right in easy frocks that matched the desert setting.

27 Ways to Acheive a Trendy Desert Wedding - Inspired by This
(Event design by Sarah Park Events, Dress by Rue De Seine, Fashion by Styled By TC, Florals design by Plenty of Petals, Photo by Luna de Mare Photography,)

27 Ways to Acheive a Trendy Desert Wedding - Inspired by This
(Event design by EDE By Jacqueline, Beauty by Jen Plus Colour, Dress by Rose & Delilah, Floral design by The Golden Pollen, Photo by Jillian Rose Photography)

27 Ways to Acheive a Trendy Desert Wedding - Inspired by This
(Fashion by Rebecca Schoneveld, Photo by Kelsea Holder Photography)

27 Ways to Acheive a Trendy Desert Wedding - Inspired by This
(Design Assistance by Forevermore Events, Florals by Bloomers, Beauty by Julie Thomas, Design and Styling by Momental Designs, Photo by With Love and Embers)

27 Ways to Acheive a Trendy Desert Wedding - Inspired by This
(Beauty by PAGE Beauty, Fashion by Love Found True, Styled by Sierra Ramke of The Babushka Ballerina, Photo by Christine Donee)

Bouquet

Bring succulents and other desert plants right into your bouquet! This is one of the most photographed elements of your day and as such should reflect the vibe.

27 Ways to Acheive a Trendy Desert Wedding - Inspired by This
(Event design by LVL Weddings & Events, Floral design by Petal Pusher, Photo by Melissa Jill Photography)

27 Ways to Acheive a Trendy Desert Wedding - Inspired by This
(Event design by Megan Dileen Events, Florals by Bellatula Floral Studio, Photo by Ambre Williams Photography)

27 Ways to Acheive a Trendy Desert Wedding - Inspired by This\
(Photo by Jillian Rose Photography)

Venue

You can pull of this theme anywhere but having an actual desert venue doesn’t hurt! Plus, it makes for some pretty great photos. Exhibit A…

27 Ways to Acheive a Trendy Desert Wedding - Inspired by This
(Event design by GATHER Events, Photo by Matthew Levi Applegate)

27 Ways to Acheive a Trendy Desert Wedding - Inspired by This
(Event design by Birch Design Studio, Photo by Studio This Is)

27 Ways to Acheive a Trendy Desert Wedding - Inspired by This
(Fashion by Love Ophelia, Photo by Kat Borchart)

27 Ways to Acheive a Trendy Desert Wedding - Inspired by This
(Event design by Moxie Bright Events, Venue by Rimrock Ranch, Rentals by Signature Party Rentals, Photo by Julie Pepin Photography)

27 Ways to Acheive a Trendy Desert Wedding - Inspired by This
(Event design by Amy Abbott Events and Maria Boehme Events, Floral design by Flora Farm Celebrations, Photo by By Julieta)

27 Ways to Acheive a Trendy Desert Wedding - Inspired by This
(Photo by Krista Mason Photography)

Plants

The desert is home to unique and recognizable plants. Your centerpieces won’t go unnoticed when filled with these dry weather flowers and leaves. But, that doesn’t mean they need to be lacking of color! Bring in turquoise, burnt orange, and hot pink to echo those desert sunsets.

27 Ways to Acheive a Trendy Desert Wedding - Inspired by This
(Event design by Luxe Events Coordination, Florals by Blush Botanicals, Photo by Bryan Miller Photography)

27 Ways to Acheive a Trendy Desert Wedding - Inspired by This
(Events by Antonia Christianson Events, Photo by Eleise Theuer)

27 Ways to Acheive a Trendy Desert Wedding - Inspired by This
(Event design by Color Pop Events, Floral design by Sachi Rose Floral Design, Photo by Mikkel Paige Photography)

27 Ways to Acheive a Trendy Desert Wedding - Inspired by This
(Event design by The Graceful Host, Florals by Lily Greenthumb’s, Photo by Smitten and Hooked, Rentals by Party Reflections, on Inspired by This)

Food

If you are already going all out with a desert theme, why stop at the food? Bring the desert influence to your menu with flair like these weddings did.

27 Ways to Acheive a Trendy Desert Wedding - Inspired by This
(Catering by Modern Art Catering, Photo by Max & Friends Photography)

Decor

From arrowheads to cacti and terracotta dishes, your desert wedding isn’t complete without Southwestern influenced decor. Incorporate it in lounges and on reception and welcome tables for the best effect.

27 Ways to Acheive a Trendy Desert Wedding - Inspired by This
(Rentals by Archive Rentals, Photo by Stacee Lianna, on Inspired by This)

27 Ways to Acheive a Trendy Desert Wedding - Inspired by This
(Event design by Luxe Event Productions, Photo by Mary Boyden Creative)

27 Ways to Acheive a Trendy Desert Wedding - Inspired by This
(Event design by WINK! Weddings, Floral design by Primary Petals, Photo by Our Labor of Love)

27 Ways to Acheive a Trendy Desert Wedding - Inspired by This
(Rentals by Maggpie Vintage Rentals, Photo by Love Me Do Photography)

27 Ways to Acheive a Trendy Desert Wedding - Inspired by This
(Event design by Fete Nashville, Photo by Brightwood Photography)

What is your favorite element in a desert wedding?

  • Alli

    I am all about a desert wedding!

  • Alex

    Love the desert plants the most.

  • Michelle

    SO trendy

  • Jen

    Love!

  • Melissa

    Love the use of Mexican blankets

  • Brittany

    alllll sooo pretty!

  • Loved all the ideas from dress to bouquets to arrangements. This will help a lot of people planning desert wedding. Thanks for sharing them.

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