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19
May
Wedding Inspiration: When The South Meets The Southwest
categories: cakes and sweets, destination weddings and honeymoons, floral inspiration, real weddings, reception ideas, Wedding Inspiration

We live in the desert. There’s no getting around that but why would you want to? Arizona has some of the most striking landscapes in the world- our landmark mountains that stand tall among rugged desert, intriguing plants and character-filled cacti make for wedding loveliness…it’s no wonder that so many couples seek out Arizona for destination weddings!

One couple that was inspired by our desert surround is Ginny and Johnathan, who hail from the South. They wanted a destination wedding where their guests could enjoy desert life at it’s best- outdoor living surrounded by Arizona’s natural beauty. The color palette of peach, blush, pink and natural hues really pairs perfectly with the setting and Ginny’s bright pink nails? Too cute!

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We chatted with the couple’s wedding coordinator Trista Guzman, owner of BTS Event Management, to get some insight for how their South Meets Southwest wedding came to be. Trista and her team were involved in every bit of making the bride’s vision for her wedding come to fruition.

What was the couple’s vision and/or inspiration for their wedding day decor?
The couple is from the south so they wanted to have a South meets Southwest inspiration carried throughout. In the bride’s bouquet she had succulents to represent the south and sweet-grass roses to represent the south. The cuisine was a south/southwest fusion with things like catfish tacos. They wanted decor items to be re-used in their landscape at their new home they just purchased in Windgate Ranch (which was why the wedding was held there). This is why the cactus were used in the centerpieces and in the ceremony arches. These items were planted in the couple’s backyard after the wedding.

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What do you love most about this desert wedding in particular? We love the cactus centerpieces…

The Flower Bar created a true desert-inspired atmosphere with various cactus and succulent floral pieces along with beautiful bright roses to bring some pops of color to the outdoor reception area.

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Heart-shaped bread for the couple’s sweetheart table…love it!

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This sweets table is so pretty! It features a lovely white wedding cake as well as macarons, another white cake, some delicate desserts and all the fixin’s for s’mores; the sweets were all highlighted by flowers from Flower Bar. We can certainly appreciate the well-thought out design of the entire wedding day.

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What are couples planning their weddings in Arizona asking for/looking for in their wedding day design that you’re most excited about?
When planning an Arizona wedding we love incorporating the colors of the Arizona sunset and natural landscape that we sometimes take for granted since we see it everyday. All of our couples that are new to Arizona, or are from out of state, are always so impressed by the cactus, mountains and natural habitat. It is a great reminder of the beautiful state we live in.

Congratulations Ginny and Johnathan and thank you for sharing your wedding day with us. And a special thank you to BTS Event Management for sharing the design details for this lovely “South Meets Southwest” wedding!

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