There’s been a lot of desert on the internet recently. From succulent gardens to boho inspired fashion, things are looking hot and dry–and absolutely beautiful. Irregardless of when your wedding is occuring, you can use some Palm Springs style to give your day a touch of free-spirited fun. Here’s how to incorporate some major desert vibes into your wedding:
COLOR SCHEME: Think neutrals with pops of bright color–just like the desert itself! Camel, taupe, or sand feels fresh and vibrant when paired with burgundy, magenta, bright blue, or plum. The soothing shades accented with the hotter hues will put your guests into a desert state of mind.
FASHION: Go long and loose, for you and your bridesmaids! You and your girls will feel like desert wanderers in chiffon or tulle. Bohemian touches like off-the-shoulder necklines, feet jewelry, and flowy silhouettes are encouraged. Now is the time to embrace the desert style philosophy: loose hair, natural makeup, and bare feet. Put all these together for the ultimate desert babe look.
CEREMONY DECOR: Items that will move in the wind are the way to go! Hang tattered, colorful ribbons or wispy dream catchers from your arch. Tie feathers to the end chairs and line the aisle with potted water-free gardens or large green and blue pillar candles.
RECEPTION DECOR: Succulents, natch! And cacti. And wild desert blooms like paintbrush flowers, blazing stars, and even gold poppies. These hearty plants will give your wedding the feel of open blue sky and cracked earth, even if it’s in a New York loft! Add in a touch of metallic by placing them in cracked silver and bronze vessels or glass vases streaked with mercury or acid paint (textured effects like rust are a plus!). Also, a good distribution of printed boho throw pillows throughout will make for comfy AND cute seating.
EATS: Desert wanderers need a belly-filling meal! Give your guests that Joshua Tree vibe with a quesadilla or taco stand. Get everyone refreshed with mojitos served in tall, clear glasses with with little wooden drink stirrers. Noms!
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