Road trips and concerts! Is there anything better? What about having a road trip elopement to a classic and awe-inspiring concert venue? This next wedding inspiration is just that, a couple in love find themselves at the stunning Red Rocks venue and decide to tie the knot in a laid back bohemian style brought to you by the creative minds of The Ivory Swan and Nikk Nguyen Photo.
The following is the results of this fun and funky wedding idea with the added bonus of a crazy cool Triumph motorcycle for the couple to ride off into the sunset on! Keep scrolling, you know you want to, and don't forget to check out all the images in the full gallery.
Red Rocks Inspiration
This Red Rocks and Trading Post shoot was styled with a Cafe Racer Romance theme in mind. We really wanted to portray a carefree, cool and sexy elopement in the Red Rocks. The thought of two people in love whisking away on his Triumph motorcycle to such a classic venue was a captivating thought! It was a perfect place for either an intimate gathering of close friends and family or just the couple themselves.
On a different note; Red Rocks is known as a music venue and the Moto/Cafe Racer Culture is huge so we wanted to show off a shoot that brought together elegance, boho style and sexy moments showing off a killer bike!
Cool Boho Desert Details
Colors : Copper, Desert Rose, Orange Sunset, Deep Red, Gold, Various Whites, Black & Greys
Venue : Red Rocks along with Red Rocks Trading Post. Trading Post has Native American Pueblo style.
Look and Feel : Cool, Edgy, Modern, Bohemian Elopement with a nod to Native American Culture (Pueblo)
Bride : Cool and Chic with a touch of wild elegance. Leather and Lace. Lace Gown brand Rue De Seine from A&BE Bridal Denver and Leather Jacket from Nordstroms (Top Shop Brand)
Groom : Casual Cool and Sexy with a James Dean flair. Moto fashion from Bonobos Denver. Blues and blacks.
Flowers : Wild and Romantic - with colors to bring out the desert and red rocks (red, pinks, oranges, golds)
The Beautiful Space
There's no need for a big budget at this location. Why splurge on decor when you can simply let the breathtaking Red Rocks be your backdrop! We chose this arch because we knew its simple elegance wouldn't take away from the dramatic and natural beauty of the venue. Yet, it lends itself to the surroundings and frames the geo shapes in the wall and also frames the iconic rock formation in the background.
Want to make something similar?
Here are the supplies you'll need and a few helpful tips!
2 PVC elbows | 3 PVC pipes | 2 PVC flanges | 2 wooden 2x4 | 1-inch screws | copper spray paint | simple florals
Start by assembling your simple arch with the two PVC elbows attaching all three PVC pipes into a doorway like shape.
Screw your PVC flanges into the middle of your two 2x4's (these will be your arch footing) and place the ends or your arch into each flange.
In a properly ventilated area, spray paint the whole arch. Once dry attach your simple floral accent to upper corner.
Cool Boho Desert Decor
Cow Rug , Steer Head . All from Yonder House
Arch - Copper from Yonder House.
Rug - from Yonder House (colors of the deserts and Native American influence).
Tablesetting - Carved wood to bring out the Native American history of the Red Rocks. Copper candleholders, Desert Pink with Copper Charges. Linens from World Market featuring feathers.
Centerpiece - Copper Compote with Prickly Pear cactus (brought from Hill Country of Texas) - white sand as filler and filled with protea, sunset orange roses, desert pink kangaroo paw, yellow billy ball, white roses, and eucalyptus)
Cake - Geode design - with copper and colors of the desert. Geode design made with rock candy.
Cake stand - Red Rock from Venue.
Drinks - Smoky grey quartz glassware and Tequila (Grand Mayan) - can use the bottle for decor after done.
Motorcyle - Triumph - Custom bike from Erico Motorsports
Pampas grass | Orange Sunset Garden Roses | Protea | Quick Sand Roses | Gold Billy Balls | Eucalyptus | Protea Pin Cushions | Coral Dahlias | Cafe Au Lait Dahlias | White Roses | Desert Pink Roses | Red Kangaroo Paw