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

Kelsey & Eric's Backyard Wedding

I think that backyard weddings get a bad rep and Kelsey and Eric's dreamy backyard wedding is here to remedy that. If you have a dream of a yard and you want to party all night long then sleep in your own bed, you should really consider hosting your wedding at home. Not convinced yet? That's okay. I have pictures to help sway you.

Blush and white backyard wedding

Kelsey's floral design was minimal but impactful. Her bouquet featured mainly blooms with small touches of greenery for a lush, springtime look. Her tables focused on clusters of candles accented with gorgeous, dark greenery for a pop of texture.

Blush and white backyard wedding - Bridal Bouquet
Blush and white backyard wedding - Bridal Portraits
Blush and white backyard wedding - Groom Portrait
Blush and white backyard wedding ceremony
Blush and white backyard wedding - Arch with draping and white candles
Blush and white backyard wedding - Bouquet Details
Blush and white backyard wedding - Farm Tables with Loose Greenery
Blush and white backyard wedding

Credits

Photography: Monique Hessler // Planning & Coordination: Desert Whim // Coordination Assistant: Casa Mia Events // Florals: Hoot & Holler // Lighting + Rentals: The Event Co. // Table Top Rentals: The Confetti Studio // Arch + décor: Material Girls // Lounge: Prim Rentals// Stage: Classic Party Rentals // Linen: La Tavola // Cake: Sift Bakehouse AZ // Hair: Teresa Shambaugh // Makeup: Adriana Fontes // Bridal Dress: Uptown Bridal // Groom Attire: Magro Clothing

Brie Bella's El Chorro Baby Shower

Last year we got to help set the stage for Brie Bella's baby shower and it. was. so. fun. 

Brie Bella's El Chorro Baby Shower

Check out this fun video of the day from the Bella Twins' page then scroll through to see our favorite moments from the day.

Brie Bella's El Chorro Baby Shower
Brie Bella's El Chorro Baby Shower
Brie Bella's El Chorro Baby Shower
Brie Bella's El Chorro Baby Shower
Brie Bella's El Chorro Baby Shower
Brie Bella's El Chorro Baby Shower
Brie Bella's El Chorro Baby Shower
Brie Bella's El Chorro Baby Shower

Credits

Venue: El Chorro // Planning & Rentals: Tremaine Ranch // Photography: Kate Nelle Photography // Desserts: Sift Bakehouse // Favors: Standard Wax // Tea: Teaspressa// Macrame: Desert Loom