Since the days are getting darker earlier, we figure this is the perfect time to share a burst of color with this styled wedding shoot from Karlee K Photography, Megan Dileen Events, and Butterfly Petals. When is yellow ever unwelcome on a wedding day? Get ready to see how you can completely transform your wedding day look with one bold statement color!

Cheerful Desert Wedding Inspiration with Bright Yellow - photo by Karlee K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-desert-wedding-inspiration-with-bright-yellow

From the event designer, Megan Dileen Events: Beautiful isn’t usually the first word that comes to mind when people think of the desert, but Phoenicians know the magic of the desert lies in its understated beauty — the shades of sherbet that streak across the sky at dusk, a landscape of blush and coral mountains, and layers of foliage in soft pastels. Inspired by the natural beauty and laid back elegance of the desert, I wanted to design a shoot full of colors, rich textures and luxe details. With my vision for an elegant and boho chic editorial in mind, I knew Karlee K Photography would be the perfect partner! Karlee is a master at capturing the gorgeous desert light and all the wonderful details.

modern wedding invitations - photo by Karlee K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-desert-wedding-inspiration-with-bright-yellow

pave engagement rings - photo by Karlee K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-desert-wedding-inspiration-with-bright-yellow

bouquet with purple - photo by Karlee K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-desert-wedding-inspiration-with-bright-yellow

modern wedding photography - photo by Karlee K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-desert-wedding-inspiration-with-bright-yellow

grooms accessories - photo by Karlee K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-desert-wedding-inspiration-with-bright-yellow

With what is arguably the most picturesque view in the Valley, El Chorro is a long standing icon with an authentically Arizona feel. Not wanting to distract from the already picturesque setting, we framed the ceremony site with bushels of pampas, flowing pastel grasses and eucalyptus to highlight the unobstructed view of Camelback Mountain. To capture the kaleidoscope of colors that appear in desert sunsets, I chose a wide color palette of vibrant gold, soft blush, dusty rose, melon, tangerine, and lavender. For the table design I paired a luxe golden yellow velvet La Tavola runner with an elegant vineyard table and oval back chairs from Glamour & Woods. Butterfly Petals created gorgeous, textural centerpieces full of lush roses, dahlias and blushing bride along with bold pops of king protea and banksia cone. The cement vessels added an earthy texture and tied in perfectly with the matte grey china.

ceremony setup - photo by Karlee K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-desert-wedding-inspiration-with-bright-yellow

ceremony chairs - photo by Karlee K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-desert-wedding-inspiration-with-bright-yellow

newlyweds portrait - photo by Karlee K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-desert-wedding-inspiration-with-bright-yellow

smiling bride - photo by Karlee K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-desert-wedding-inspiration-with-bright-yellow

modern wedding stationery - photo by Karlee K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-desert-wedding-inspiration-with-bright-yellow

To complete the look, I chose sleek modern glassware, polished copper flatware and sherbet napkins secured with matching copper rings. The finishing touch were the amazing menus by Idieh Design. Heidi incorporated playful calligraphy and modern fonts with an amazingly unique thread detail women into each piece of stationery. The invitation suite and menus were truly works of art! A Bakeshop designed a beautiful cake inspired by the Arizona sky at sunset with creamy fondant marbled with streaks of lilac, gold and pink. We accented the delicate sugar roses and succulents with sprigs of pampas grass, druzy clusters and chunks of pyrite. J Bridal Boutique dressed our gorgeous bride, Mira, in a stunning Tara Keely gown of ivory lace with a plunging neckline and delicate mesh overlay. Hair by Emily Hughes gave Mira soft, romantic curls while Creme De La Makeup created a glam look with sultry eyes and a peach lip. For a twist on a classic look, The Black Tux provided our groom, Sid, with a navy blue and black tuxedo. By far the most fun element of the shoot was our lounge vignette from Dang Fine Rentals. For a midcentury resort vibe we paired white acapulco chairs with copper side tables and yellow velvet pillows. In place of a traditional coffee table, we topped cognac leather poufs with a sheepskin throw and copper accented wood trays.

modern wedding inspiration - photo by Karlee K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-desert-wedding-inspiration-with-bright-yellow

bright wedding tablescape - photo by Karlee K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-desert-wedding-inspiration-with-bright-yellow

summer wedding tables - photo by Karlee K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-desert-wedding-inspiration-with-bright-yellow

modern wedding table inspiration - photo by Karlee K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-desert-wedding-inspiration-with-bright-yellow

wedding ideas - photo by Karlee K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-desert-wedding-inspiration-with-bright-yellow

king protea floral arrangements - photo by Karlee K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-desert-wedding-inspiration-with-bright-yellow

cake table - photo by Karlee K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-desert-wedding-inspiration-with-bright-yellow

wedding cake with marbled effect - photo by Karlee K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-desert-wedding-inspiration-with-bright-yellow

wedding lounge area - photo by Karlee K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-desert-wedding-inspiration-with-bright-yellow

fall wedding flower decor - photo by Karlee K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-desert-wedding-inspiration-with-bright-yellow

modern wedding inspiration - photo by Karlee K Photography http://ruffledblog.com/cheerful-desert-wedding-inspiration-with-bright-yellow

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Karlee K Photography

Event Design

Megan Dileen Events

Floral Design

Butterfly Petals

Venue

El Chorro

Wedding Dress

Tara Keely

Bridal Store

J Bridal Boutique

Hair

Hair by Emily Hughes

Makeup

Creme De La Makeup

Groom's Attire

The Black Tux

Wedding Cake

A Bakeshop

Rentals

Glamour & Woods, Dang Fine Rentals, Classic Party Rentals

Linens

La Tavola Fine Linen

Napkin Rings, Copper and Wood Tray

Crate & Barrel

Stationery

Idieh Design

2 comments
  • I love the yellow tablecloth! It’s so bright and optimistic!

  • Gorgeous. I love the pop of yellow in the color scheme. It’s a very bold statement.