Painted Desert Wedding Inspiration
Forget the ballroom, today's inspiration is all about a free-spirited celebration in a painted desert. With vibrant flowers, cactus details and a refreshing prickly pear cocktail, your guests will love the change of scenery. Use the black canvas of an open desert to create a warm, earthy atmosphere complete with bold colors and bohemian accents.
For more vibrant wedding ideas check out our Watercolor Mod post or Pink, Orange + Gold Bridal Shower inspiration!
Vibrant Place Setting
This stunning and eclectic place setting inspiraion features almost every color of the rainbow! Dahlias, blue thistle and gray berzelia berries create a vibrant centerpiece while textured mint plates complete the look. Image: 100 Layer Cake
For a whimsical touch, hang lanterns and candles on an arched frame as an alter or around a lounge area during the reception. Image: 100 Layer Cake
Cactus Fruit Cocktail
Create this desert cocktail by combining the juice from prickly pears with tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and sugar. Pour into glasses filled with ice, rimmed with salt or sugar and garnish with lime slices. Image: 100 Layer Cake
Vibrant Desert Bouquet
This vibrant desert bouquet is made of dark pink peonies, blue thistle, and grain sorghum stalks for a chic, organic look. Image: Inspired By This
Colorful Sand Centerpieces
For organic centerpieces with a pop of modern color, mix both natural and colored sand into with a cactus plant. Image: Ruffled
Cactus Place Cards
Make easy DIY cactus escort cards by planting a succulent or cactus in small jam jars. Can also double as a favor! Image: Wedding Chicks
$15.32 for a case of 12
Bohemian Wedding Gown
Floral eyelet plays against airy tulle on this delicate dress from BCBGMAXAZRIA. A ruffled tier adds fullness to the skirt, finished with a raw hem. Scalloped edges accent the top hem while a hidden zip fastens the back. Get the gold + mother of pearl headband here.
Colorblock Maxi Dress
This strapless colorblock crepe dress from ONE by Chelsea Flower features gathered elastic banding at the pleated top hem and waist. 27" side slits. Miniskirt lining. Also available in Turquoise/Cobalt.
This elegant butter cream cake is decorated with a simple, whimsical succulent to keep with the organic feel of a desert wedding. Image: 100 Layer Cake
Turquoise + Pink Necklace
Add some color to your wedding ensemble with this bohemian necklace from Anthropologie. Features a raspberry bauble dangling below a trio of gold rounds and turquoise-hued tiles.
Bronze Camel Necklace
Treat your maids with these delicate bronze camel charm necklaces from Anthropologie. 18 inches long with 0.5 inch pendant.
Desert Wedding Venue
Use the natural beauty of a desert view for a unique and organic wedding venue! The blank canvas of your surroundings will allow vibrant colors to pop while details like cactus flowers and sand centerpieces create a warm, earthy atmosphere. Image: Style Me Pretty
Vibrant Ikat Sandals
Casual, yet chic these Steve Madden sandals feature a leather upper in a strappy style with a brown braided leather toe post. Available in three colors. Shown in Natural.
Watercolor Chevron Invites
Set the tone for a painted desert theme with these watercolor chevron invitations. Set includes one 5 x 7 invitation and Sea-colored envelope. Image: Wiley Valentine
From $2.50 per set
Vibrant Place Setting > anthropologie.com, Desert Lanterns > amazon.com, Cactus Fruit Cocktail > epicurious.com, Vibrant Desert Bouquet > inspiredbythis.com, Colorful Sand Centerpieces > amazon.com, Cactus Place Cards > amazon.com, Bohemian Wedding Gown > shopbop.com, Colorblock Maxi Dress > shopbop.com, Succulent Cake > 100layercake.com, Turquoise + Pink Necklace > anthropologie.com, Bronze Camel Necklace > anthropologie.com, Desert Wedding Venue > stylemepretty.com, Vibrant Ikat Sandals > amazon.com, Watercolor Chevron Invites > etsy.com