A Desert Celebration IV

watercolor wedding invitations

yes please design

We carefully cut and tore watercolor paper for an artistic texture. Paige then took the paint hues of the Poppy flower and the desert sunset and watercolored them right on the paper, creating each one with various shades. There were no two alike. Kelly designed the ethereal, yet strong font text and antler image which we gocco’d with brown ink onto the watercolor. Affordable, easy and gorgeous. For the placecards, we took a vintage bone and antler photograph and printed the names and table numbers directly onto a copy of the photograph. This can easily be handwritten or calligraphed as well.

Kelly used her signature succulents to turn the copper pitcher into a poised vessel of plant love. The modernity of the succulents also represents the timeless terrain of the desert valley. She also pulled in the pops of color that Georgia loved to use in her paintings with springtime poppies. The poppies made for a happy, dainty bouquet mixed with fever few and tied with cotton rope for an earthy texture. Other desert inspired florals like thistle and tallow berry were sprinkled throughout the table.

unique wedding table runner

succulent wedding table

poppy wedding centerpieces

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driftwood wedding table

vintage wedding flatware

poppy wedding table ideas

desert wedding party

These ideas were truly a creative process of the senses for Kelly, Paige and Charley. It was a day of quiet humming in the desert canyon, meandering among the goats and chickens and channeling our inner artist on the geographic plains of Quail Springs community. We can’t wait to plan a real wedding in this location. We hope we inspired you to take inspiration from your favorite people and turn that vision into a tangible wedding design of any kind.

Photography by Charley Star

Event Design by Bash Eco Events

Flowers + Event Design by Yes Please Design

Ladies, thank you again for this breathtaking bit of inspiration. We can’t wait to see what you have in store for us next month!

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