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Desert wedding inspiration from Portland

Having a desert-inspired wedding no matter where you live is easier than you think. This next shoot took place at Urban Studio PDX in Portland, a mere 3-hour drive to the nearest desert location. So Peachy Keen Coordination and a talented team of wedding vendors brought the quintessential desert boho vibe indoors, and we are in serious design love. 

Potted cacti in terra cotta pots, warm desert hues, and natural textures were just a few of the key elements used to create the desert ambiance throughout. The bride-models modern boho look was, shall we say, perfection! And we have to point out her succulent/cacti bouquet from Thistle & Fern Floral because it's out of this world GORG. Read on about this styled shoot below, and grab a closer look in the full gallery from Rebecca Rizzo Photographics.

Gold and blush invitation suite

MiaDonna & Co wedding ring

Desert chic inspired lounge area

Choose Warm colors

From Rebecca Rizzo Photographics: It's no secret that we get a lot of rain here in Portland, especially in the winter and early spring. We were inspired by the warmth of the desert and decided to bring it inside! The colors are those you'd typically find somewhere much drier than here- lots of warm pinks and oranges, and the greens of native cacti.

Simple white wedding dress

Desert boho bridal lookDesert boho bridal style

Desert boho wedding hat

Desert theme ceremony backdrop Use potted plants for your wedding

Desert boho wedding ideas

Gorgeous low-back wedding dressModern desert boho bride

Succulent and cacti bouquet

Bring in Desert inspired elements

Urban Studio PDX was the perfect setting for our shoot with its amazing light up front, and that's where we set up the desert lounge complete with terra cotta potted succulents and plush blush floor pillows. The altar featured more cacti, as well as an incredible succulent and floral installment on driftwood, under which our couple could say their vows on coordinating rugs. The table was set around another piece with succulents and flowers, and there were even desert inspired cocktails with sage and prickly pear.

Mini wedding bar decor ideaWedding cocktails

Desert boho tablescapeDesert boho inspired wedding

Desert boho reception table

Cacti centerpiece idea with drift wood

Rustic cake stand with potted cacti

pulling it altogether indoors

The cake was an edible piece of art in itself, with an all white, hand cut geometric pattern and flowers and succulents made completely out of sugar. Our invitation suite had hand torn edges with pink vellum and gold leaf, and even had little succulents too! We selected a simple and elegant gown with an amazing train and topped it with a hat instead of a veil, which had the same flowers and succulents seen throughout the shoot. Even the jewelry coordinated with its geometric diamond settings and engravings on the groom's band. We just wanted to show that you don't have to live near the desert (our closest is almost 3 hours away) to have your day inspired by it, and you can bring it all inside too.


Desert bohemian wedding ideas White desert inspired wedding cake

Gorgeous plunge wedding dress from Charlotte's Weddings and More

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Cakes & CateringSewell Sweets Artisan Cakes
Bridal BoutiquesCharlotte's Weddings and More
Coordinators & StylistsPeachy Keen Coordination
FlowersThistle & Fern Floral
Hair, Makeup & BeautyKelli Thomsen Beauty
JewelryMiaDonna & Co
Beverage ServicesPublic Provisions
Paper Goods & CalligraphyCrave Design
PhotographersRebecca Rizzo Photographics
RentalsBarclay Events
Vintage Meets Modern PDX

VenuesUrban Studio PDX