Fine Art in the Desert

Let’s get dark. Let’s get moody. But make it fine art, yeah? This styled shoot with our friend Ryann Lindsey was totally up our alley and a bit of a stretch for her which made it so much fun to create.

Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding
Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding
Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding

Black doesn’t have to mean “goth” (is that opinion still out there in the world?) and this styled shoot effortlessly blends the pampas grass trend with a fine art vibe and hits of those luscious, dark tones. It’s so insanely good.

Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding - Pampas Grass Arch

If you’re looking to incorporate some black details into your wedding day, take note. The dark elements here are tempered by the blushes and peach tones in the floral. We are getting gorgeous fullness from the feathery pampas grass which takes center stage on the arch but creates a united theme throughout the rest of the floral. 

Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding - Pampas Grass Arch
Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding - Pampas Grass Arch and Black Ceremony Chairs
Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding - Bride and Groom - Pampas Grass Bouquet

One of my favorite elements that Ryann incorporates in her work is the use of food. Your design doesn’t have to stop at linens/rentals/flowers. Think about your menu and the way you might be able to incorporate your colors into food options. I can’t get enough of this charcuterie board that pulls in all of the other colors that really set the tone for this day.

Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding - Pampas Grass Centerpiece
Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding - Sweetheart Table Inspiration
Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding - Sweetheart Table Inspiration
Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding - Sweetheart Table
Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding
Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding - Lounge Inspiration
Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding
Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding - pampas grass bouquet

So what do you think? Are you afraid of the dark and moody or did I win you over?

Black and Blush Fine Art Desert Wedding

credits:

photography & styling: Ryann Lindsey // Wedding Gown: J Bridal Boutique - Willowby Watters // Furniture Rentals: Glamour & Woods // Tabletop Rentals: Fancy Lou Designs // Invitation Suite: Shotgunning for Love // Hair & Makeup: Kensington Makeup // Desserts: Amour de Sucre

Nikki and Thor's Baby Shower

Earlier this fall, we got to help celebrate Nikki and Thor’s soon-to-be baby. Nikki is the planner behind Salt Fringe Events and she pulled together a beautiful event and we were thrilled to be part of it. Scroll through for some of our favorite parts of her baby shower! The sweets from our friend over at Sift Bakehouse have us swooning!!

Baby Shower - Wardrobe Inspiration
Backyard Baby Shower Inspiration
Backyard boy baby shower inspiration - Modern and boho baby shower ideas
Backyard boy baby shower inspiration - Modern and boho baby shower ideas
Backyard boy baby shower inspiration - Modern and boho baby shower ideas
Backyard boy baby shower inspiration - Modern and boho baby shower ideas

Credits:

planning: Salt Fringe Events // photos: Megan Claire Photo // sweets: Sift Bakehouse // Rentals: Dang Fine Rentals

Pampas grass giving us all life

I don’t always love a trend… But sometimes trends align with what my spirit is feeling and right now, my spirit is FEELING IT with pampas grass. So fluffy, so full, such incredible texture, and the color?! I CANNOT! It’s so good. We love working with our main gals over at Bella Lily Bridal for their seasonal shoots and this pampas grass install really gave us life this fall. What do you think? Are all of your boho goddess wedding fantasies coming true? I know it’s not just us.

Pampas Grass Wedding Inspiration

credits

photos: Jessica Q // gowns & location: Bella Lily Bridal // Hair and Makeup: Pearl’s Makeup // Models: Peyton Toldeo, Cassidy Lobado, & Taelor Parks

Holly & Kori's Late Summer Sedona Wedding

We LOVE working in Sedona. Love it. Those red rocks are BREATHTAKING and to be honest, we can't get enough of that view. I also think that the energy in Sedona sets the perfect stage for a happy, dreamy wedding day.

Last September, Holly & Kori tied the knot among the red rocks then celebrated their new marriage at Tlaquepaque. Their day had all the right desert touches alongside a beautiful, upscale design details. It's a wedding we've been dying to share and I can't wait to walk you through all the beauty today!!

Sedona Wedding
Sedona Wedding - Half Flower Crown Bridal Hair Inspiration
Sedona Wedding - Getting Ready

Let's start by talking about flower crowns. I will always and forever support tiny crowns for tiny people. They are never, not cute and you definitely need them. and while we're on the topic... You know what else we support? Floral collars on dogs. The cute overload is EVERYTHING. 

Sedona Wedding - Flower Girl Flower Crown
Sedona Wedding - Ceremony on the Red Rocks

Holly and Kori's standing ceremony was one for the books. If you're planning a short ceremony, you can skip chairs entirely. I love the intimacy this set-up created and the connection between the guests and the happy couple.

Sedona Wedding
Sedona Wedding - Standing Ceremony
Sedona Wedding - Standing Ceremony
Sedona Wedding
Sedona Wedding
Sedona Wedding - Desert Inspired Bridal Bouquet
Sedona Wedding - Bridal Party
Sedona Wedding - Desert Inspired Bridal Bouquet
Sedona Wedding - Desert Inspired Bridal Bouquet

Following their ceremony, Holly and Kori moved to Tlaquepaque with their guests to celebrate. This sweet space is one of our favorite places to work and you're about to see exactly why.

Sedona Wedding - Tlaquepaque Reception

Guest tables were marked by calligraphed cactus paddles and the centerpieces alternated between fun, desert inspired arrangements and candles in gorgeous, minimal glass cylinders. The set-up was simple but the end result was incredibly chic.

Sedona Wedding - Cactus Paddle Table Numbers

One of my favorite details throughout the reception were the terra cotta signs. Each guests' seat was marked by a calligraphed terra cotta plate and this detail was mirrored in their menu signage and in small cacti potted in terra cotta at each table.

Sedona Wedding - Calligraphy Cactus Table Numbers
Sedona Wedding - Terra Cotta Name Cards
Sedona Wedding - Desert Centerpieces
Sedona Wedding - Tlaquepaque Reception
Sedona Wedding - Cactus and Candle Centerpieces
Sedona Wedding - Reception Dancing
Sedona Wedding - Reception

credits:

photography: Jordan Voth // venue: Tlaquepaque // Makeup: Stephanie with Phoenix Makeup Collective