With breathtaking views and warm weather, desert weddings have become a popular backdrop for couples tying the knot. It also allows you to get creative with your wedding planning by using succulents in lieu of fresh flowers and taking advantage of alfresco dining for your reception. Here are a few of our favorite ideas to try for your own desert wedding.
For couples hosting a desert wedding, we recommend tying in your wedding invitations with that same theme. Neutral shades such as browns and greens work best for a desert theme, along with other imagery that emulates the desert such as cacti, mountains, or desert flowers.
A desert wedding is a perfect time to incorporate succulents in place of flowers to fit your surrounding landscape. Not only do they make great centerpieces and table settings for your guests, but you can also create a beautiful desert-inspired bridal bouquet using succulents, small cacti, yucca, and more.
Colored Wedding Dress
Add a pop of color to your bridal look with a colored wedding dress. Neutral colors such as blush pink, cream, or marigold look great against a desert backdrop. You can also pair your wedding dress with a pair of colorful shoes or gold accessories for a bit of shimmer. The weather will likely be warm and dry on your wedding day, so we recommend opting for a dress made with light and airy fabric to keep you cool.
Keep your wedding ceremony and reception open and alfresco to truly enjoy the fresh desert air. An open tent is a great way to find some shade, while string lighting adds a touch of romance to the decor. This allows you and your guests to truly soak up the beautiful views, as well as watch the sunset or look for shooting stars depending on the time of day for your reception.
For brides still searching for the perfect dress for their wedding day, book an appointment with one of our bridal specialists today to browse our full selection of gowns in store!