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We Are All About This Moody Desert Wedding in Arizona

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There's something about desert weddings that we can't get enough of, and if you ask us, this trend isn’t going away anytime soon (YAY!) Which is why we're so happy to share Molly and Connor's desert chic day at The Paseo in Arizona with you! 

Wild One Events played off the desert landscape with a mix of moody tones, wild florals, and soft candlelight. The overall design is both romantic and oh so dreamy, and just wait till you see the bride and her squad! See some of our favorite moments below from Alexandra Loraine Photography and grab a closer look in the full gallery.

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From Wild One Events: Molly & Connor's wedding was a blend of romantic details (lots of candle light and plenty of flowers!) with more edgy touches (the raw industrial foundation of the venue and bringing some deeper tones into the color palette). We kept this juxtaposition in the back of our minds during the planning/designing and made sure to really emphasize the elements of the venue itself when thinking through their wedding day. 

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romantic & wild


One of the more exciting parts of the design was planning the florals for their big day. Molly wanted everything to be romantic and slightly wild so we really ran with that concept throughout. Our favorite aspect of the floral design was the interactive seating assignment table where guests had to find their names on one of the floral buckets in our display. Watching guests enjoy and experience that detail as they headed into the reception was really truly memorable.

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It was also really important to honor the two of them and their story throughout the wedding day as well. Molly and Connor are very fun-loving and enjoy exploring Arizona together, so having the desert as our backdrop of the venue to play with was incredible. We also designed their wedding favors to emphasize this aspect of their relationship and brought in cookies from Ruze Cakehouse in the shape of the state of Arizona and saguaro cactus. Overall their day was beautiful, meaningful, and a ton of fun for everyone!

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Budget breakdown

Curious what a desert chic wedding like this may set you back? The couple was kind enough to share their totals with us below. 

Planning/Design: $4,000
Beauty: $1,700
Attire: $2,000
Stationary: $2,800
Venue: $6,500
Photography: $4,000
Videography: $1,800
Catering: $9,500
Cake & Dessert: $900
Bar: $2,000
Entertainment: $3,600
Transportation: $300
Rentals & Decor: $9,500
Florals: $7,000
Favors: $1,000
Total: $55,000


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ServiceVendor
RentalsLa Tavola Fine Linen@latavolalinen
Bridal BoutiquesWedding Belles Bridal Boutique@weddingbellesaz
Cakes & CateringSan Tan Brewery & Pub
Sue Jacobs Cakes
@santanbrewing
@suejacobscakes
Custom CookiesRuze Cake House@ruzecakehouse
Event Planning & DesignWild One Events@wildoneevents
FlowersEverybody Loves Flowers@everybody_loves_flowers
Groom & His MenNick's Menswear@nicksmenswear
Hair, Makeup & BeautyBombshell 7@bombshell7beauty
Lighting, Entertainment & Photo BoothDowntown Browne Productions
Haul N Ass Productions, LLC
Rendezbooth

@wedding_burro
@rendezbooth
Paper Goods & CalligraphyFreed Hands
Smitten on Paper
@freedhands
@smittenonpaper
PhotographersAlexandra Loraine Photography@alexandraloraine
RentalsEvent Rents
Glamour & Woods
Prim Rentals
The Confetti Studio
@eventrents
@glamourandwoods
@PRIMRENTALS
@theconfettistudio
VenuesThe Paseo@thepaseovenue
Wedding FilmsSomething New Media@somethingnew.media