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Cactus Garden Elopement with Boho Southwest Style

Dreaming of a rustic bohemian wedding? This cactus garden elopement shoot from Danyelle Dee Photography and One Fine Day combines intimate wedding ideas with Southwestern colors at a succulent preserve in Walnut Creek, CA! The Ruth Bancroft Garden showcases drought-tolerant plants from all over the world, creating an oasis of of Western color that was the perfect setting for this indie elopement shoot!

Blue, Plum Purple and Orange Cactus Garden Elopement Invitations

Stunning Southwestern colors infuse the invitation suite by Carole Lola, with watercolor floral illustrations in orange, pink, and yellow. The fabulously fun coral envelopes add a bold burst, with white ink place cards on leather tags to add an earthy element to this beautiful flatlay design.

Intimate Cactus Garden Elopement with a Macrame Ceremony Backdrop

A form fitting lace wedding dress by Lillian West from The Bridal Vault was the perfect bridal choice for this bohemian cactus garden elopement! The classic strapless sweetheart neckline added a romantic touch to the desert surroundings in The Ruth Bancroft Garden, a Walnut Creek, CA, preservation site and venue dedicated to drought-tolerant gardening and succulents from all over the world!

To complement the natural setting, hair stylist Alyssa Jones kept the bride’s styling low key and breezy, with a half up hairstyle braided at the crown and with long wavy strands. The effect was stunning with her strapless dress!

Intimate Cactus Garden Elopement with a Macrame Ceremony Backdrop

The macrame ceremony backdrop added long tasseled strands and an antique rug to create a simple elopement setting! Planner and florist Photography: Danyelle Dee Photography | Event Planner and Florist: One Fine Day focused on sunny, colorful flowers for the bride’s bouquet, with coral, orange, and yellow tulips and ranunculus creating a splash of color against the jade green cactus garden.

Colorful Southwestern Wedding Flowers
Braided Crown Half Up Hairstyle
Cactus Garden Wedding Venue with Drought Tolerant Plants
Cactus Garden Elopement with Boho Southwest Style

This is how you set a table for two! To create an intimate elopement Sweetheart Table, the styling team focused on color and texture. One True Love Vintage Rentals set a cozy reception table with macrame table runners that doubled as place mats, adding details from watercolor wedding menus and leather place cards. Party Crush Studio draped the table with a marigold yellow silk runner to echo the colors of the floral centerpiece.

Macrame and Leather Wedding Reception Table Decor with Watercolor Southwestern Flowers
Ethical Cow Skull Chair Decor

Etched cow skulls are the best way to add Southwestern flair! The ethically sourced and cruelty-free skulls were hard carved to add an intricate mandala pattern and used to accent the bride and groom’s chairs.

Ethical Cow Skull Table Decor with Macrame Place Mats for a Cactus Garden Elopement
Ethical Cow Skull Table Decor with Macrame Place Mats for a Cactus Garden Elopement

Time for cake! BTTRCRM created a rustic two-tier wedding cake with a semi-naked crumb coat and textural gold leaf details. A hand carved wooden cake stand was the perfect choice to keep the design earthy and organic. The macrame ceremony backdrop made another gorgeous appearance for the cake display!

Fringed Tassel Bohemian Elopement Backdrop with a Bridal Leather Jacket

Get your tassel on! Our indie Southwestern bride added a fringed leather jacket to her lace wedding dress to add a little county western flair!

Fringed Tassel Bohemian Elopement Backdrop with a Bridal Leather Jacket
Fringed Tassel Bohemian Elopement Backdrop with a Bridal Leather Jacket

WEDDING VENDORS –

Photography: Danyelle Dee Photography | Event Planner and Florist: One Fine Day  | Wedding Venue: The Ruth Bancroft Garden | Cake: BTTRCRM | Wedding Dress: Lillian West | Bridal Salon: The Bridal Vault | Hair Stylist: Alyssa Jones | Event Rentals: One True Love Vintage Rentals | Linen Rentals: Party Crush Studio | Calligraphy: Carole Lola

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