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21
Jul
Elite Circle Wedding Florist in Arizona | Butterfly Petals
categories: floral inspiration, Meet Our Friends, Trends, Wedding Inspiration

To say that Mandi, owner and principal designer of Butterfly Petals, is creative or talented doesn’t quite do her work justice. Mandi is a visionary. She doesn’t do what everyone else does—she works with materials that are completely unexpected and somehow infuses her passion for desert inspired floral into every single thing she touches. By the time you’re finished reading this, you’ll want this well-known Elite Circle wedding florist in Arizona to design for you, we just know it! But first, you simply MUST get to know Mandi and the philosophy that drives Butterfly Petals…

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(Photographer: Eyes 2 See, Location: Phoenix Art Museum, Wedding Planner: A Day to Cherish, Florist: Butterfly Petals, Invitations: Celebrations In Paper, Rentals: Classic Party Rentals)

What do you think makes Butterfly Petals a stand-out wedding florist in Arizona? In a world where creatives are encouraged to only design to a brand, I decided I love flowers too much to limit myself to one style or look and feel. Yes, we’re known for our rustic desert work, but we’re extremely flexible and can design around anyone’s preferred look and feel. We have a huge inventory of vases and containers to suit everyone’s tastes whether it’s rustic, elegant or modern. I have a great team around me with their own design skill set and we can always pull something awesome together which fits our clients’ needs. We will always be known for our desert designs and I think that’s because I’m an Arizona native and can’t help myself. I have to play with cacti and textures and they seep into my work when left to my own devices.  

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(Florist: Butterfly Petals, Wedding Planner: Victoria Canada Weddings and Events, Location: El Chorro, Photographer: Rachel Solomon)

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(Florist: Butterfly Petals, Location: Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, Event Planner: Imoni, Photographer: Elyse Hall)

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(Photographer: Eyes 2 See, Location: Phoenix Art Museum, Wedding Planner: A Day to Cherish, Florist: Butterfly Petals, Invitations: Celebrations In Paper, Rentals: Classic Party Rentals)

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(Florist: Butterfly Petals, Wedding Planner: Victoria Canada Weddings and Events, Location: El Chorro, Photographer: Rachel Solomon)

You’re always a bit ahead of the trends and often use unique elements in your design so we’re dying to know: where do you get your inspiration from? I pay attention to design trends outside the wedding industry. If you see pillows show up in Target with palm leaves, you’re bound to start seeing inspiration shoots for weddings featuring cool tropical greenery and backgrounds. I have a giant pile of home decor catalogs clogging my mailbox, I even see the design trends on shows like Fixer Upper on HGTV. As the wood finishes change on home furnishings, the rental companies start to carry similar pieces in their inventory. It’s gone from Farm tables to upscale Pottery Barn style dining…all in the wedding world. I also try to follow international designers. The boho trend started to take off in Australia and New Zealand where they have access to all the gorgeous protea we’re starting to see in bridal bouquets. Dress designers started adding bell sleeves and everything felt a little 70s/hippy gypsy. Lo and behold, the brides stateside started taking note and suddenly the rental companies are carrying peacock chairs and oriental rugs and we’re designing with pampas grass and protea. Following bridal blogs is helpful as well but once a trend starts it can be a plague of sameness. I always want to be on to the next thing for my clients while still keeping my designs desert-friendly and funky.

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(Photographer: Eyes 2 See, Location: Phoenix Art Museum, Wedding Planner: A Day to Cherish, Florist: Butterfly Petals, Invitations: Celebrations In Paper, Rentals: Classic Party Rentals)

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(Florist: Butterfly Petals, Wedding Planner: Victoria Canada Weddings and Events, Location: El Chorro, Photographer: Rachel Solomon)

What do you want clients to know about their own wedding before meeting with you in order to get the most out of your initial consultation? Know the overall look and feel you want to achieve. Don’t worry too much about zeroing in on exactly what flowers are going to be in each vase and container– instead think about how you want the wedding to feel. Think about your guests walking into the reception space-do you see rustic tables with long flowing garlands or round tables with linen and tall stately centerpieces? Think big picture and we’ll zoom in and fill in those details. It’s also key to know your venue and an approximate idea of how many guests you’ll be inviting, the size of your wedding party and your needs for ceremony, etc. We want to get the initial quotes as accurate as possible so you know what you’re in for.

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(Florist: Butterfly Petals, Wedding Planner: Victoria Canada Weddings and Events, Location: El Chorro, Photographer: Rachel Solomon)

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(Photographer: Eyes 2 See, Location: Phoenix Art Museum, Wedding Planner: A Day to Cherish, Florist: Butterfly Petals, Invitations: Celebrations In Paper, Rentals: Classic Party Rentals)

How do you approach/work with clients that aren’t “flower people”? Most people aren’t flower people. Or at least, most people don’t fill their entire day with thoughts of flower types, seasonal availability, colors, etc. Don’t worry too much about knowing flowers–we’ll fill that in for you. Know the overall look and feel you’re going for and we’ll help you with the rest. If you just don’t think you want a ton of flowers or never envisioned lush floral design at your wedding–that’s ok too. Flowers add a lot but I’m very practical in my approach. Everyone is going to want something unique at their wedding or celebration and sometimes that means very clean and minimal floral.

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(Photographer: Eyes 2 See, Location: Phoenix Art Museum, Wedding Planner: A Day to Cherish, Florist: Butterfly Petals, Invitations: Celebrations In Paper, Rentals: Classic Party Rentals)

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(Florist: Butterfly Petals, Location: The Wigwam, Photographer: Elyse Hall, Event Planner: Imoni Events)

If you could give couples planning their weddings your top piece of advice when it comes to flowers, what would you say? Pinterest is a great start but keep in mind, that like most social media, it’s now run by algorithms that feed you results based on what everyone else is pinning and drawn to. They’re pulling gorgeous photo-ready weddings from Style Me Pretty and other inspirational blogs that don’t always feature the most affordable floral designs. You’re also getting the same results 100 other clients are getting. Instead of pinning 85 photos of peony bouquets and finding out they aren’t available or are extremely expensive the time of year the wedding occurs, I’d rather my clients start with broad strokes–look for pretty bouquets in your color scheme. Know what you like or don’t like about them–whether it’s the shape or the way the colors balance with each other. It gives us the flexibility of working with mother nature to come up with designs that work in our desert climate as well as designs which suit every look, feel and budget. It also gives us a little creativity. This is what we do after all, and a little trust in your designer’s skills will give you a gorgeous result every time.

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(Photographer: Eyes 2 See, Location: Phoenix Art Museum, Wedding Planner: A Day to Cherish, Florist: Butterfly Petals, Invitations: Celebrations In Paper, Rentals: Classic Party Rentals)

What floral trends or new floral design options are you seeing that you’re excited about? Color is coming back. We’ve been dancing around the same shades of blush, gold or peach and mint for the last several years. Gorgeous weddings every time but there’s something refreshing about a client who wants to use deep plums and fuchsia or a client who wants strong yellows. It allows us to work with floral we haven’t been using in the last few years like exotic orchids or calla lilies. Bold flowers that make a statement.

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(Florist: Butterfly Petals, Location: The Wigwam, Photographer: Elyse Hall, Event Planner: Imoni Events)

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(Florist: Butterfly Petals, Photographer: Meg Brooke Photography)

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(Florist: Butterfly Petals, Location: Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, Photographer: Monique Hessler)

Clearly, when you hire Butterfly Petals for your wedding, you’re embarking on a beautiful adventure. A discovery of sorts. If you’re up for the ride, join Mandi and her team and your world will be so gorgeous!

Wedding Florist in Arizona | Butterfly Petals: Website | Call: (480) 882 2436

Phoenix Bride & Groom, your complete Arizona wedding magazine and wedding planning resource

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12
Feb
Wedding Trend: Large Wedding Bouquets
categories: floral inspiration, photography, real weddings, Sedona Weddings, Trends, Wedding Inspiration

One wedding trend that we’ve seen gain tremendous popularity in the last year or so is large wedding bouquets. These bountiful bundles aren’t for every bride- some can be quite heavy and they definitely stand out in pictures- but for a flower loving statement making bride, large wedding bouquets are the way to go.

We’ve gathered a collection of some of the prettiest and most attention grabbing large wedding bouquets from Arizona’s Elite Circle florists for today’s wedding inspiration. Enjoy!

Large Wedding Bouquets by Table Tops, Etc | A full-service floral design studio providing beautiful, natural arrangements for any wedding or special event:

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(Photo: Erica Velasco Photography)

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(Photo: Hagerty Photography)

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(Photo: Kym Ventola Photography)

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(Photo: Cami Takes Photos)

Large Wedding Bouquets by Your Event FloristA premier floral wedding and event design company that sets the standard for creating remarkable events:

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(Photo: Hagerty Photography, Location: Arizona Biltmore)

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(Photo: Image Industry)

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(Photo: Nicole Walker Photography, Location: Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia)

Large Wedding Bouquets by Butterly Petals | An award-winning floral studio specializing in weddings, corporate parties and special events:

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(Photo: April Maura Photography)

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(Photo: Elizabeth McDonnell Photography)

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(Photo: Melissa Jill Photography)

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(Photo: Elyse Hall Photography)

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(Photo: Elizabeth McDonnell Photography)

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(Photo: Vienna Glenn Photography)

Large Wedding Bouquets by Events By Show Stoppers | A full service event decorating company that provides upscale floral design, props, backdrops, fabrics, professional lighting and planning services:

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(Photo: Cameron & Kelly Studio)

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(Photo: Vienna Glenn Photography)

Large Wedding Bouquets by Flower BarAs one of Scottsdale’s premier floral design studios, Flower Bar prides itself in creating bold, out-of-the-box floral designs for the contemporary client:

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(Photo: Andrew Jade Photography)

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(Photo: Mike Olbinski Photography)

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(Photo: Sarah Waggoner Photography)

Large Wedding Bouquets by Brady’s Floral Gallery | One of the finest providers of both high quality flowers and unique designs:

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(Photo: Ben + Kelly Photography)

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(Photo: Katrina Wallace Photographers)

See why we like the large wedding bouquets? They’re a wedding trend that brings more pretty into the world and we love it!

Phoenix Bride & Groom, your complete Arizona wedding magazine and wedding planning resource

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28
Aug
Real Arizona Wedding: Justine and Jason’s Sedona Wedding
categories: bridal fashions, cakes and sweets, destination weddings and honeymoons, floral inspiration, real weddings, Sedona Weddings, Wedding Inspiration

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Wedding Professionals Who Help You Wed in Style

Floral: Events by Showstoppers

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Photographer: Charity Maurer :: Ceremony & Reception Location: L’Auberge de Sedona :: Linens: La Tavola Fine Linens :: Gown: Destiny’s BrideBlogthinline-1

Justine and Jason wanted more than a wedding. They wanted a whole wedding weekend with their friends and family (who traveled from around the country to join them on their special day) where they could explore together, relax together, and spend quality time together. Sedona provided the perfect atmosphere for a fun extended wedding weekend and the couple got exactly what they wanted.

The Colors: The wedding color palette, which got it’s inspiration from the fresh colors of spring, were ivory, blush, and gold. The bride has a canary yellow engagement ring so the bridesmaids’ accessories were in shades of golden yellow.

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The Flowers: The flowers we used were peonies, ranunculus, roses, tulips, hydrangea and assorted bulb flowers.  The color palette was peach, blush, champagne, ivory, and some grey with a touch of metallic gold. The bride wanted slightly deeper colors to pop against the dresses but still wanted to keep a romantic spring feel. (Events by Showstoppers)

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The Ceremony: The most intimate and important part of the wedding to us was the ceremony; with this in mind I (the bride) asked my older brother if he would do us the honor of marrying us. With his knowledge of Jason and I, the sharing of sentimental memories, sage advice, and sarcastic humor, an endless amount of memorable laughs were created.

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The Reception: Shimmering golden tablecloths were accented with beautiful low floral centerpieces that featured artfully designed vases. A wash of blush lighting made the room glow warmly.

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Bring on the Sugar:  Varied layers of gold and blush on the wedding cake continued the romantic wedding theme. The bride has a sweet tooth so it was important that not only was the cake pretty but it tasted good as well. Each of the four layers had a different flavored cake and filling- Justine’s favorite was the champagne layer that had white chocolate raspberry filling.

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A pink themed candy bar topped off the night with the bride’s favorite: sugar!

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Congratulations Justine and Jason and thank you for sharing your gorgeous wedding day with us!

Phoenix Bride & Groom magazine, your complete Arizona wedding planning resource

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20
Jan
Wedding Inspiration: Pink and Blush
categories: bridal fashions, cakes and sweets, floral inspiration, reception ideas, Scottsdale Weddings, Trends, Wedding Inspiration

It might take some warming up to Pantone’s color of the year– Marsala- so in the meantime, pastels are a gorgeous place to be and the lovely softness of pink and blush is undeniable. These two hues also happen to be colors couples are still gravitating towards (can you blame them?). Prettiness awaits…

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Hagerty Photography, The Flower Studio

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A Day to Cherish, El Chorro, Pinkerton Photography, La Tavola Fine Linens

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Flower Bar, Andrew Jade Photography

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Bradys Floral Gallery, Katrina Wallace Photographers

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A Day To Cherish, Monique Hessler Photography

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Elyse Hall Photography, Arizona Biltmore

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A Day to Cherish, El Chorro, Pinkerton Photography

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Hagerty Photography, Your Event Florist

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A Day to Cherish, El Chorro, Robert’s Catering,  Pinkerton Photography

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Elyse Hall Photography

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Elyse Hall Photography

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Erica Velasco Photography

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Hagerty Photography, Meant2Be Events

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Elyse Hall Photography

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Jill Lauren Photography

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Flower Bar, Courtney Sargent Photography

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Katrina Wallace Photographers, Sedona Cake Couture, Angelic Grove

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Elyse Hall Photography, Butterfly Petals, La Promesa Bakery

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Kick Ass Kakes

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Katrina Wallace Photographers, White House Design Studio, Amy Mancuso

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Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa, Melissa Jill Photography

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Celebrations in Paper, Wildflower Linen, Kimberly Jarman Photography

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Piece of Cake Desserts

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The Event Essentials

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Elyse Hall PhotographyFour Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, Classic Party Rentals, The Flower Studio, Imoni Events

Lets’s face it, pink and blush are super feminine and pretty for weddings and we don’t mind seeing more of that at all!

Phoenix Bride & Groom, your complete Arizona wedding planning resource

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29
Apr
Wedding Inspiration: Southwest Color
categories: bridal fashions, cakes and sweets, destination weddings and honeymoons, fabulous reception sites, favor and gift ideas, floral inspiration, for your ceremony, from the consultants, real weddings, reception ideas, rehearsal dinner spots, Tips and Advice, Trends, Wedding Inspiration

There’s no law saying that when you have your wedding in Phoenix, or really anywhere in Arizona, you have to make the Southwest a dominant theme. We know this of course, and really love when we see Southerners bring in their signature charm or when New Yorkers use their modern big-city sensibilities, but with the desert offering so much in the way of beauty and style, why not embrace the natural surround just a little bit on your wedding day?

We’re not talking Kokopelli and terra cotta (but if you want to use those, go for it!) today, we’re exploring a more sophisticated and colorful take on the Southwest. If you think Arizona is just brown, brown, and more brown, you’ll be delighted by the wide range of colors that evoke a Southwest vibe!

Many couples draw their inspiration from the amazing sunsets that Arizona is known for- pink streaks across the sky are not uncommon at sunrise or sunset and are always breathtaking. This design uses prickly pear, roses, and succulents highlighted by the glimmer of gold- we ADORE it! Erica Velasco_Butterfly Petals_Phoenix Nace

(Photo: Erica Velasco Photographers, Floral: Butterfly Petals for Phoenix NACE)

Take your cue from nature and serve light pink margaritas or use bold pinks, gold, and coral in your floral designs.

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(Photo: Hollye Schumacher Photography, Location: Desert Botanical Garden)

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(Photo: I Do Photography, Floral: Butterfly Petals, Location: SoHo63)

The state gemstone of Arizona is turquoise so using the actual stone or even just the color at your wedding is a great way to bring in the Southwest

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(Photo: Cameron + Kelly Studio, Floral: Petal Pusher, Location: El Chorro Lodge, Gown: Schaffer’s Bridal, Suit: Mr Formal, Hair Stylist: Amber Tillinghast, Make Up: Corinna Cooke Makeup Artist)

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(Photo: CWLIFE Photography, Invitation: Page and Mason Invitations)

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(Location: Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, Photographer: Elyse Hall Photography, Concept Designer and Stylist: Imoni Events, Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental, Stationery: Idieh Design, Rentals: Classic Party Rentals)

Purple and orange are classic Southwest

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(Photo: Pinkerton Photography)

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(Photo: Eyes 2 See Photography)

Using desert landscape or native plants as your invitation inspiration sets a decidedly Southwestern tone

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(Photo: CWLIFE Photography, Invitation: Celebrations in Paper)

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(Invitation: Celebrations in Paper)

Of course orange, which is a pretty trendy color this year for weddings, is a quintessential Southwest color choice- it goes beautifully with green, red, blue, or really, any color in between!

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(Photo: Lindsey Thorne Photography)

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(Photo: Brushfire Photography, Cake: Frosted Art Inc.)

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(Photo: Cameron + Kelly Studio, Design and Concept: Victoria Canada Weddings & Events, Floral: Petal Pusher, Location: El Chorro Lodge, Invitations: Page and Mason Invitations, Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, Tableware: PrimaDonna Boutique)

Without a doubt, the Southwest is vibrant and visually interesting- if you want to mix textures, colors, and patterns when planning your wedding,  you can do it and remain true to the Southwest you love. Have fun with all your options!

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