Desert Rose Inspiration Board

By, October 23, 2013

Although the desert may be a non-traditional location for a wedding, it actually works very well. Because it is such a blank canvas, the desert landscape enables you to pursue your own vision, and create a completely unique outdoor wedding venue. A desert background also looks amazing in photographs!

This week’s “desert rose” inspiration board is for the edgy and artistic bride that is full of spice, not sugar. So long to pink, frills and pearls – this bride is motivated by textures, patterns, asymmetry, and elements found in nature. We envision this bride in a sleek, fitted gown that stands out against the golden sand. She is wearing unique copper-and-gold jewelry, which is adorned with semi-precious stones and iridescent opals. For a touch of glam, and to offset her fierce look, she’s rocking metallic snakeskin-print shoes!

Our desert bride’s bouquet consists of assorted flowers with spiky textures, as well as succulents, and a few roses in a coral tone. Because succulents can withstand the heat and last the entire event, they’ll also be used heavily in centerpieces and decor. We envision guests dining on grilled steak and vegetables, fresh fruit, and signature prickly pear margaritas in an open outdoor setting. And after the desert sun has set, and our bride and groom begin their life together, they will have timeless images that tell the story of the day.



The Midas Touch | A Gold Wedding Inspiration Board

By, September 17, 2013

If you’re looking to add a dash of elegance or extravagance to your wedding through color, gold is where it’s at! Historically, gold has been associated with weddings because it suggests prosperity, royalty and triumph. By using bits of this sparkly and prestigious metallic, you will set the mood for a glamorous evening, and surely make a statement!

One straightforward way to incorporate gold is through jewelry, such as your wedding ring or bridal necklace. However, you don’t have to limit your love of gold to rings and bling. Nowadays, just about everything is available in a gold sheen. For example, at your tablescape, you can rent gold sequined linens, shimmering chargers and tableware, chiavari chairs and shiny floral vases. Also, many bridal gowns incorporate hints of gold, and can be paired with glittering gold shoes!  From draping to flooring, and décor to fashion, it’s easier than ever to add shine to your regal affair.

For visual examples of this neutral color with a punch, check out the Midas Touch at these recent weddings: