Last week’s inspiration post was about how shifting into blogging from being a full-time coordinator allowed me to stretch my design skills and break out of my comfort zone, and today’s earthy wedding inspiration is proof of how far I’ve come. If you’d told younger me that I’d find beauty in the desert and the traditional summer gold of the California hills, I’d have laughed at you. I grew up in one of the longest recorded droughts in history and I would dream of green. My parents love the desert and would take us to Death Valley every year (in the winter; they’re kooky, not insane), but I had a hard time finding something to love in the arid landscape. Well, Mom and Dad, I think it’s safe to say that I found something to enjoy about the desert with this earthy, natural palette in shades of terra cotta, matte gold, and a little bit of green because I simply can’t resist.
Terra cotta is an ideal color for a desert, prairie, or Southwestern styled event – it echoes the earthy tones of such a dry landscape while bringing welcome warmth. Muted hints of matte gold add a sophisticated touch to rustic details like cement planter centerpieces or a touch of metallic calligraphy to flower pots for escort cards. It just wouldn’t feel right to me without adding a little green, and luckily there are plenty of local succulents, air plants, and eclectic desert plants to provide that pop. It’s a hard toss up with that metallic cake in the mix, but I think my favorite details have to be the leather straps on the wedding sandals and the bride’s cognac leather jacket, perfect for a unique, bohemian bridal look!
Wide Open Spaces Wedding Ceremony – Photography by B Wright Photography via Style Me Pretty | Living Garden Wall – Photography by Happy Mundane Photography | Silver and Leather Sandals – Photography by Corbin Gurkin via Brides | Gold Dipped Concrete Planters – Crafted by Oh Laszlo! via Folklore Austin | Fawn Leather Jacket Wedding Dress – Photography by Cassidy Brooke Photography via Ruffled | Matte Gold Wedding Cake -Photography by Rachel Gomez Photography via Style Me Pretty | Terra Cotta Planter Place Setting – Photography by Taylor Lord Photography