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Alternative Inspiration for Your Desert Elopement

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Turquoise and antlers and feathers, oh my! This desert elopement shoot is the ultimate wedding inspiration for stylishly free-spirited couples. The floral and décor gurus of Fleurt Weddings rounded up Washington’s best vendors to build an elopement shoot that shows off the most popular eclectic boho trends like sexy bridal separates, edgy leather details, and chic turquoise jewelry. From a sweet ceremony under a birch arch to a musical serenade outside of a vintage bus, this trendy shoot photographed by Tiarra Sorte proves that you don’t need to have a big event to achieve the alternative desert wedding of your dreams!

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Tiarra Sorte
Event Design & Coordination – Blush Celebrations
Venue – Vantage, Washington
Floral Design & Decor – Fleurt Weddings
Desserts – Stone Layne Baked Specialties
Makeup & Hair Artist – Urbanista Weddings
Wardrobe Styling – Robert Blayne Walsh
Wedding Dress – Riki Dalal
Props – Vintage Ambiance
Transportation – Shutter Bus Co.
Calligraphy – Tara Bliven

 

A huge thanks to Fleurt Weddings for sharing this gorgeous shoot with Junebug. Want more desert wedding inspiration? Then you’ve got to see this Southwestern desert inspiration in Phoenix, Arizona!

xoxoGabby

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Vintage Rustic Phoenix Wedding at Agritopia

August 26, 2016 | gabby

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This Phoenix wedding at Agritopia beautifully channeled rustic romance! Vintage details like a blush pink palette, soft textures, and lace everywhere perfectly completed the couple’s elegant vision for their special day. Elizabeth’s off-the-shoulder Stella York gown with illusion lace long sleeves totally stole the show, while Dan wore a trendy grey suit for a more updated groom style. Matt & Tish Photography captured the couple’s day with a timeless elegance that couple will cherish forever.

The Couple:

Elizabeth and Dan

The Wedding:

Agritopia, Phoenix, Arizona

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When planning our day we focused on soft colors, simplicity, class, elegance and timelessness. We kept our guest list small and wanted to keep a small intimate feel with our close family and friends.

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When planning our wedding we looked at a lot of options, but at the end of the day we love how Agritopia looks (green, lush, simple, rustic) and its where we first really talked to each other and crushed on each other so the nostalgia and the vibe drew us there.

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Processional: Sleeping At Last – Sun (Instrumental)
Recessional: Sleeping At Last – I’ll Keep You Safe (Instrumental)
First Dance: Coldplay – Amazing Day

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I tried on many dresses and went to over five stores. The very last store I went to called Uptown Bridal in Chandler in where I found my dream dress. My mom actually picked it out and begged me to try it on (I initially did not want to try it on and did not think I would like it). As soon as I tried it on we all cried and decided it was the one! Definitely surprised me, but I loved the soft vintage style and was in love with the long sleeves! I didn’t want to take it off. I wore my mom’s pearl bracelet, and wrapped a piece of my mom’s wedding dress lace around my bouquet.

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Our advice: Don’t stress. Stress is not worth it. Work hard on planning and collaborating together on the day and then enjoy the moments. Don’t let the little details or the imperfection of all the humans involved (including you and your spouse) distract you from loving and soaking in every moment from the day.

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For DIY projects, Elizabeth‘s dad made the donut holders for the donut towers, her mom and sisters painted and hand lettered all the signs and table numbers, and her mom handmade the blush drapes at the wedding altar.

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Matt & Tish Photography
Venue – Agritopia
Floral Design – Stems From Love
Catering – Queso Good Food Truck
Dessert – Bosa Donuts
Officiant – Tyler Johnson
Invitations – Chris Vimini
Makeup Artist – Melissa Defer
Hair Styling – Kim Cornwell
Wedding Dress – Stella York via Uptown Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Sorella Vita via Uptown Bridal
Groom’s Apparel – Topman
Groomsmen’s Apparel – H&M
Rings – Ganem Jewelers

 

Congratulations to Elizabeth and Dan, and a huge thanks to Matt & Tish Photography for sharing this wedding with us! Want more Phoenix wedding inspiration? Then you’ve got to see this navy blue Phoenix wedding among cacti!

xoxoGabby

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The Groom Style is On Point in this Wedding at Cochrane RancheHouse

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Sara and Lance’s vintage wildflower wedding is full of trendy details like handmade projects and killer groom style! The couple’s special day at Cochrane RancheHouse incorporated a rustic color palette of whites and neutrals with the gorgeous pops of color from their wildflowers. Between the groom’s wide-brimmed hat, casual mix-and-match suit, and floral bowtie, Lance’s groom style embodies everything we love about men’s fashion this year! The Toths Photo & Film captured Sara and Lance’s wedding with a perfect balance of light and airy shots, moody portraits, and even an emotional film.

The Couple:

Sara and Lance

The Wedding:

Cochrane RancheHouse, Alberta, Canada

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I found my wedding dress initially on Truvelle’s Etsy account, and immediately knew it was the one – I later tried it on and purchased it at Pearl and Dot. I loved the flow and lace and how relaxed it looked.

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What really mattered to us when planning our wedding was to have our day reflect us as a couple and also incorporate the people that we love most. We really wanted to honour the people who have been a part of our walk as a couple and wanted them to feel like they were truly a part of the celebration. Our friends and family have been an integral part in our relationship and we wanted them to be just as important on our day (and throughout our marriage). In addition, our faith in Jesus has been the foundation on which our relationship has developed, and so we really wanted to have Him at the center of our day.

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Our ceremony felt extremely personal in every way. Lance‘s dad was the one who married us, so he was able to share and encourage us both personally and as a couple during the ceremony. We had two of our friends play guitar/cello and sing some of our favourite songs before, during, and after the ceremony. And we had our pastors up there to pray with us and serve us our first communion as a married couple. It was key to have people who truly knew and loved us up there to support and be such a huge part of our day.

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We’d both have to agree that our vow exchange was the most memorable and special moment of the day. We both wrote our own vows, and there was something so special about not only sharing those words with each other, but doing it in front of all our family and friends and having them so involved in such a pivotal moment.

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I had the girls just choose off-white dresses that they loved and felt they could repurpose or wear again, and all of them already owned leather sandals so I just had them wear those.

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We both love nature and simplicity, and planned the whole wedding around that. I wanted a lot of white and neutrals, but also loved the look and pop of wildflowers! To be honest, I think our relaxed attitudes contributed a lot to the look we got in the end. We never actually chose wedding colours, we just went with the flow! I actually remember telling my florist, “I don’t really know what I want, just choose some wildflowers you like!”

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Almost everything at our wedding was DIY. It’s usually a less expensive option, but more than that it made us feel like we were truly creating our day, and it made it so much more personal. We felt so accomplished on the day of as we were able to look around and feel like everything represented us so well. One of my favourite DIY pieces was the lace bunting- Lance‘s mom picked up vintage table cloths/curtains/anything lace, then we cut all the triangles out and sewed them together to create the bunting. We also created all the wood signs, ceremony arch, and wood boxes.

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One piece of wedding advice I would give is just enjoy planning! We had so much fun becoming creative and involved in our day. I don’t think it would have been nearly as meaningful if we had just rented or had someone else plan the whole day. We loved being engaged in planning and having friends and families contribute with their talents and creativity. We tried not to stress too much about little details, and kept reminding ourselves what the day is truly about.

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Our caterer also allowed us to bring in our own desserts, so we had a huge table full of contributions from family and friends. We loved everything about the wedding and it was so meaningful that so many people we loved helped to create the day!

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The Wedding Team:

Photography & Videography – The Toths Photo & Film
Venue – The Cochrane RancheHouse
Floral Design – Wild Magnolia Floral
Catering – Pat’s Palate Pleasers
Wedding Dress – Truvelle via Pearl & Dot
Groom’s Apparel – H&M, Hudson’s Bay

 

Congratulations to Sara and Lance, and a huge thanks to The Toths Photo & Film for sharing this wedding with us! Love this wedding’s natural floral inspiration? Then you’ve got to see this wildflower inspired wedding by the Colorado River!

xoxoGabby

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