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Cacti Love You Wedding Inspiration

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Looking for a fun way to add a little unexpected texture into your alternative wedding day? This cacti love you wedding inspiration has just the element you are looking for! That's right adding a cactus here and there can give your wedding that added eye catching decor piece that will have you guests raving about your big day for years to come!

Statice and Angela Cox teamed up to create this fabulous southwest inspires shoot that we cannot get enough of. You can see even more of it when you visit the full gallery here.

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formal groom with a little alternative style @weddingchicks

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Prickly Pear Mezcal Mule Recipe

Ingredients:
2 oz lime juice, 1/2  jalapeño, 2 oz Mezcal, 6 oz ginger beer, 1 oz. prickly pear syrup, Lime, for rimming the glass, Salt, for rimming the glass & Jalapeño slices (seeded), for garnish Directions:
Pour salt on a plate and set aside. Run a cut lime along the rim of the glasess. Dip the rim in the salt covered plate. Set the glasses aside. Muddle the lime juice and jalapeño at the bottom of a shaker until well combined. 
Add the Mezcal, a few cubes of ice and the prickly pear syrup. Shake vigorously. 
Pour into glasses, add ginger beer until glasses are full and stir. Garnish with a few jalapeño slices and a lime wedge.

prickly pear mezcal mule @weddingchicks

mezcal mule wedding cocktail @weddingchicks

Lush Desert Decor

We wanted to recreate the feeling of a southwest, desert inspired locale. Featured in our tablescape you'll find the use of cacti and gem stones along with poppies, ranunculus and quicksand roses.

Our goal was to create a centerpiece that felt desert-like but also lush and colorful. The cake features flowers (made entirely of sugar) that mimic the ones in our centerpiece, along with geometric patterns created using a braided fondant technique. To create our wall installation we used rugs made of sea grass.

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Even the wedding cake ties beautifully with this desert inspired theme. Look closely and you can see that the cake also has an ornate dream catcher design on it. Amazing!! Cake design by Jonathan Caleb Cake. See more of the cake in the full gallery here.

desert wedding cake @weddingchicks

modern southwest inspired wedding cake @weddingchicks

ServiceVendor
BeautyIsabelle Schreier
Cakes & CateringJonathan Caleb Cake
DressWildflower Bridal
Flowers, Coordinators & StylistsStatice
JewelryCharme Silkiner
Paper Goods & CalligraphyPaper Birch Designs
Paper Goods & CalligraphyStudio Sarah Rose
PhotographersAngela Cox
Venues & OfficiantsThe Station