Megan & Tommy's Fiesta Inspired Wedding

This week we're throwing it wayyyy back to a colorful, fiesta inspired wedding at the gorgeous El Chorro.

Megan and Tommy are clients that have turned into friends and I love that we got to be part of their big day.

Fiesta Inspired El Chorro Wedding

Let's start at the beginning(ish) with Tommy's proposal in New York followed by a perfectly planned surprise trip to Kleinfled's where Megan took her first crack at saying "yes" to her dress. They chose a spring wedding date and began planning the perfect party to celebrate the start of their married life.

To honor Tommy's Mexican heritage, the couple chose to integrate elements inspired by a fiesta. I love that all of the color on their wedding date was incorporated in the flowers creating the perfect balance of modern and playful with the more classic elements of their day.  

Fiesta Inspired El Chorro Wedding - Desert Portraits

The ceremony space was decorated with a custom-made arch and biiiig colorful crepe streamers in bright, bold colors. We love the mountains peeking over the backdrop. Each chair lining the aisle featured a gorgeous, architectural air plant and foliage with little pops of color from the flowers.

Fiesta Inspired El Chorro Wedding - Crepe Paper Arch
Fiesta Inspired El Chorro Wedding - Air Plant Chair Hanger
Fiesta Inspired El Chorro Wedding - Wedding Aisle Decor

Megan's bouquet is one of my all-time favorites. She wasn't afraid of color and wanted her bouquet to make a statement. We combined classic blooms like hydrangea but kept them in theme with the rest of the decor by using them in bright, fun colors. 

Fiesta Inspired El Chorro Wedding - Peony Bouquet
Fiesta Inspired El Chorro Wedding - Colorful Bouquets
Fiesta Inspired El Chorro Wedding - Bridesmaids
Fiesta Inspired El Chorro Wedding - Groomsmen

After a dreamy ceremony under the desert sun, the party moved in to the reception. Each table featured a trio of centerpieces including a potted, colorful cacti, a bud vase, and one large arrangement bursting with the most perfect spring blooms.

Fiesta Inspired El Chorro Wedding - Reception
Fiesta Inspired El Chorro Wedding - Trio of colorful centerpieces
Fiesta Inspired El Chorro Wedding - Reception Table Inspiration

The fireplace behind the sweetheart table featured a gorgeous hand lettered sign along with a garland that was full of peonies. That's the best kind of garland, in my opinion. Megan and Tommy's chairs featured wreaths along with a "mr." and "mrs." to designate their seats.

Fiesta Inspired El Chorro Wedding - Fireplace garland
Fiesta Inspired El Chorro Wedding - Mr. and Mrs. Chair Markers

And one of our favorite details of the day? This fun cake topped with a little his and hers cactus and one, perfect peony.

Fiesta Inspired El Chorro Wedding - Cactus topped cake

credits

photography: Rachel Solomon // venue: El Chorro // hair: Tory Howell // gown: Kleinfeld Bridal // planning: Imoni Events // Cake: Ruze Cakehouse

Caroline & Baer's Colorful Desert Wedding

What do you do when you can't decide between a traditional look and a bold, modern statement for your wedding day? YOU DO BOTH!

Caroline and Baer came to us from Chicago and helping create the perfect look for their wedding day was SO much fun. Caroline's style leaned more classic - tighter arrangements, muted colors, and traditional blooms - while her mom's style was VERY modern. Rather than compromise on the overall style, we chose to feature each in different spaces to really let them shine.

Colorful Desert Wedding

Ok let's start at the ceremony - shall we? Traditional looks aren't always our jam but we loved creating these textural bouquets for Caroline. Because most guests were coming from out of state, the couple wanted to showcase fun desert blooms such as cacti, air plants, and succulents.

Colorful Desert Wedding - Bride and Bridesmaids
Colorful Desert Wedding
Colorful Desert Wedding
Colorful Desert Wedding
Colorful Desert Wedding

Hands down, our favorite element from the ceremony was the floral installation on the cactus. We created this 10ft. garland with olive and a blend of our favorite varieties of white roses. It. was. amazing. You need flowers on the cactus at your wedding. Trust us.

Cactus Decorated with Flowers

And then? BAM! HERE IS THE RECEPTION WHICH IS AN EXPLOSION OF COLOR AND FUN AND PARTY AND WE LOVE IT!!!!

Colorful Desert Barn Wedding Reception
Colorful Desert Barn Wedding Reception
Colorful Desert Barn Wedding Reception
Colorful Desert Barn Wedding Reception

We wanted the tables to feel full without feeling cluttered so we chose oversize glass vessels to keep the visual weight light. All of their gorgeous vases are available for rent for our custom design, styling, and event clients! We chose to mix blooming branches (we loveeeee a spring wedding for all the floral choices we have), brightly colored floral designs in low vases, and cacti to tie in the design from the ceremony space. The bride's mom found the placemats on a trip to Marrakesh and the table numbers were custom made by They Call me Spindles on live cactus paddles.

Desert Wedding with White Flowers and Succulents

Credits

photographer: Monique Hessler // venue: Desert Foothills Event Venue // floral: Form Floral // calligraphy: They Call me Spindles