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

Cara & Kynan's Modern Boho Wedding

Whoever told you modern and boho can't mix was lying to you. One of our favorite things to do here is blend two disparate styles into a seamless design for our couples' wedding days. Cara loved the boho look but chose a very modern venue and at the end of the day, the two styles meshed perfectly.

We know you're here for the pictures (they're our favorite part too), so we'll jump right in and share our favorite parts along the way!

Modern Boho Wedding in Scottsdale
Modern Boho Wedding in Scottsdale
Modern Boho Wedding in Scottsdale - Flower girl crown
Modern Boho Wedding in Scottsdale - First Look
Modern Boho Wedding in Scottsdale - Bride and Groom
Modern Boho Wedding in Scottsdale - Bride and Bridesmaids
Modern Boho Wedding in Scottsdale - Bridal Party

This ceremony set-up is one of our all time favorites. Our rustic wooden arch was created just for us from found Arizonan wood. For Cara and Kynan, we adorned the arch with dozens of white roses, hydrangea, larkspur, and ranunculus and added the boho element with gorgeous, seasonal green vines. Each guest seat featured a small yellow boutonniere in memory of Cara's father. It honestly took our breath away to see every guest at the wedding wearing a happy little reminder of him throughout the night. And if we're being totally honest, every time we look at her pictures we tear up a little bit.

Modern Boho Wedding in Scottsdale - Floral Arch Ceremony Backdrop

We love Clayton on the Park because their reception space is full of beautiful light and lends itself to many different layouts. Cara and Kynan mixed rounds and rectangular tables to fit all of their guests and sat at a grand head table in the front of the room. Centerpieces alternated between oversize arrangements in our brass vases and garland to create a mix of textures and height. Blooms were added to the gorgeous cake from Ruze and touches of gold throughout the space helped add some elegance to the design.

Modern Boho Wedding in Scottsdale - Rectangular Guest Tables Reception

One of our favorite elements from the day was the lush head table garland. We layered our favorite seasonal foliages down the length of the table and dotted in tons of white blooms for a full, garden-style look that really anchored the room. If you're looking for help styling your wedding day, we would love to work with you! Bringing your vision to life is our FAVORITE thing to do.

Modern Boho Wedding in Scottsdale - Round Guest Table Reception
Modern Boho Wedding in Scottsdale - Ruze Cakehouse Cake
Modern Boho Wedding in Scottsdale - Rectangular Guest Table Reception
Modern Boho Wedding in Scottsdale - Head Table Garland Reception
Modern Boho Wedding in Scottsdale - Head Table Garland Reception

credits:

photographer: Nicole Barrett // venue: The Clayton on the Park // cake: Ruze Cakehouse // rentals: Erica Gallo with Classic Party