When driving across Washington, there’s a little desert town right by the Columbia River called Vantage. It’s one of those places that you just can’t drive thru, you have to stop and breathe in earth’s natural beauty. The idea for this elopement editorial hit us strongly with a desert and sage theme. We wanted to combine the elegance of the almost surreal natural elements surrounding Vantage. With the Petrified Forest, sage and dramatic water views, what more could you ask for in an elopement? We decided for a very earthy and organic look with an emphasis on greenery and accents of ivory, antique gold and pale pinks.
Every detail was carefully hand selected to only add to this natural beauty. Instead of using a table, we used a natural stone conveniently found in the desert. The soft centerpiece and greenery added a timeless romance to the tablescape. Linen napkins, taper candles and ceramic plates completed this look. The bouquet was big and wild. It took the soft palette of our surroundings and added a romantic elegance. The wedding announcement was designed with an earthy feel in mind. The cake was designed with soft muted colors. The bottom tier was created to look like the linens that were used. An air plant was added to complete the desert theme.
When we were wrapping up for the day, the sun decided to finally pop out and provided us with the perfect evening glow. We kept going only to capture some of our favorite images.
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Photography: Kerry Jeanne Photography // Coordination + Design: Sweet Pea Events // Floral Design: Thatch Floral by Sara Jane Camacho // Stationery and Calligraphy: Seniman Calligraphy // Bride’s Dress: Saint Isabel Bridal // Hair Accessory and Earrings: Lindsay Marie Design // Wedding Ring: Trumpet and Horn // Veil: The Veiled Beauty // Hair and Makeup Artist: Yessie Libby // Rentals: Vintage Ambiance // Cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio // Ribbons: Of the Earth // Linen: Lost in Linen // Ceramic Plates: Akiko’s Pottery