Southwest style never fades. In fact, like fine wine and aged leather, this iconic American statement is getting better with age. Today, rugged is more refined, barren blossoms into vibrant, and windblown fades to perfectly polished.
Southwestern design is synonymous with comfort. That’s why we’re swooning over this cozy-chic inspiration from Jessica White Photography. Just because you’re eloping doesn’t mean you should get shortchanged in the fairytale department. So, how about go at it in style? Take our advice and follow these tips for an elopement to remember.
Think outside the reception box.
Make a fashion statement.
Just because you’re eloping, doesn’t mean you can’t don a killer outfit. Sure, we’re thinking Southwest, but a custom suit—blue trousers and a plaid jacket—keeps the scene cool and contemporary.
Layer on the organic details.
Wool rugs, leather ottomans and sheepskin throws pack a luxurious punch to the scene. Add a lush garland filled with florals, succulents and greens for extra romance.
Go for earthy tones.
Muddy chocolates, raw woods and turquoise jewels invoke all our favorite desert sunset tones.
Experiment. Why not?
Play with a different style bouquet or go wild and pick two. Next, choose a custom wedding cake for the two of you. Live happily ever after.
No explanation needed.
Photography, creative direction and design: Jessica White
Venue: The Loft Studio
Florals: Potted Pansy
Gown: Chantel Lauren
Suit: True Gentleman Supply Co
Jewelry: Southwest Silver Gallery
Hair: Kali Chris
Makeup: Makeup & Brows by Cherisa
Backdrop: Ballantyne Design
Rugs/pillows/staging: Loom & Kiln
Invitation suite: Foil & Ink
Invitation backdrop: Watercolors by Marlene
Cutting boards: Salt Marketplace
Cakes: Natalie Ward Gray
Video: Emily Evans Video
–Written by: Val Rasmussen, editor