If we were to pull out our 2016 goals list that we made back in January, you’d find “Do a Reception Style editorial with Seattle Met Bride and Groom.” Much to our excitement, when Seattle Met Bride and Groom called for this very thing, a happy dance was in order!
For the Desert Villa theme and design, we knew we wanted to do something playful, while still romantic. Cacti were the main inspiration and the pivotal starting point of the design. We examined different cacti to create our color palette including shades of green and pale pink with pops of yellow. Everything was designed to have readers feel as if they had been guests at a high-end wedding in Mexico.
Sturdy flowers were a must with cactus and large, white king protea. Air plants and softer blooms were also added to give the floral design a more romantic look. A calligraphy invitation suite jump-started the first impression of the theme. And I for one can count on one finger the number of times I’ve seen writing on a cactus!
The hanging cake added a fun element to this inspiration. This cake was specifically designed based off of stucco and adobe buildings found in the desert. The jalapeño cocktail, salsa and salmon plate would make anybody’s mouth water just by sitting at this table. The linens and rentals (china, chargers, flatware, glassware, and chairs) completed the overall look. We hope this takes you away to your favorite little Desert Villa!
And don’t forget to pick up your copy of Seattle Met Bride and Groom, now on newstands!
Wedding Planner and Event Design: Sweet Pea Events // Floral Design: Studio 3 Floral // Paper goods and Calligraphy: Krisanna Elizabeth // China, Glassware, Flatware and Napkins: Cort Party Rental // Cake: Stone Layne // Catering: Foodz Catering // Linens and Chargers: BBJ Linen // Chairs: Olympic Farm Style Events // Favors: Anthropologie