Combine the rays of the setting sun over the desert, woven macrame details, and the warmth of terra cotta pottery, and you get this desert boho bride masterpiece! This Southern California event team took to the desert to combine chic bohemian styling, retro 70’s details, and a gorgeous color scheme inspired by sunset over the mountains. Between the golden hour photos by Pixels and Prints and the handmade decor pieces by Eventually Events, this magical desert elopement is all about enhancing the natural beauty of the place you say ‘I Do’!
Inspiration for a Desert Boho Bride
Dreaming of being a desert boho bride? That dream became a reality for a real couple who had just experienced the heartbreak highs and lows of a COVID wedding. Thanks to Pixels and Prints and Eventually Events, they had the chance to step into a desert chic event in the Cuyamaca Mountains of San Diego County.
The bride and groom had the chance to wear their own wedding attire again, stepping back into this stunning beaded dress with a lace train and gorgeous sheer back. She became a true desert boho bride thanks to the macrame veil headpiece designed by Halfway Hippie!
The ceremony took place in the desert, under an arched Joshua Tree. Eventually Events set the scene with a sunburst ceremony backdrop made of copper pipe – the Mid-century Modern inspired ceremony decor added the perfect detail with the actual sun setting below the horizon in the distance for this golden hour ceremony!
Woven baskets held arrangements of pampas grass and greenery, adding to the organic feeling of the bride’s oversized bouquet, and the wood slat frames of the custom signage.
The pink stucco and teak arched signs added to the 70’s desert style of the wedding inspiration, and echoed the custom Sweetheart Table waiting indoors. The rustic event decor piece was paired with rattan chairs for a retro reception focal point, while the pergola-style indoor dining table added a drapery detail overhead!
The tablescape celebrated desert colors and textures, with a saffron yellow cheesecloth runner, woven fringed place mats, and macrame napkin rings. They decorated with cacti in terra cotta pots as a flower centerpiece alternative! Handcrafted artisans Nostalgic Glory and Halfway Hippie collaborated on the chair signs, combining hand letter leather strips with macrame hoops to create a custom detail for the bride and groom’s chairs!
Local baker Beyond the Whisk heard that the editorial moodboard included macrame and natural elements and this stunning copper and cement cake was the result! The textured buttercream tiers in varying heights and organic finishes added a gorgeous touch, but the hand piped macrame details have to be seen to be believed!
The rays of the setting sun inspired more than just the ceremony backdrop for this golden day, as Pixels and Prints took the couple out into the desert hills for a magic hour portrait shoot. The golden light made for a gorgeous adventure session for this new husband and wife!
WEDDING VENDORS –
Photography: Pixels and Prints | Florist, Event Decor, and Event Planning: Eventually Events | Videography: Nikki Sienna Productions | Wedding Cake: Beyond the Whisk | Hair Styling and Makeup: I Do Brides | Handmade Items: Nostalgic Glory | Macrame and Veil: Halfway Hippie | Jewelry: Wrapped Elements | Submitted via: Matchology