Oh my color! This boho desert wedding has us feeling some type of way. From the eclectic vintage glassware (doubling as thoughtfully curated wedding favors no less) to the mini potted cacti at each place setting, Samantha and Scott’s day is one for the books. Juxtaposed against modern geometric details and cozy textures, this Arizona fete captured by Jane Z Photography will have you saying “aww” with every picture.
From the photographer, Jane Z Photography: Photographing Samantha and Scott’s wedding was a dream. The stunning couple, beautiful colors, attention to detail, perfect desert venue, awesome team of vendors, the sweetest flower girls, and Samantha and Scott’s son made one of the most adorable little ring bearers I’ve ever seen. I believe their decor would fit any season in Arizona. The details were all so brilliant: I loved the live painter who painted the ceremony in real time, the individually unique goblets for each wedding guest to take home, the groomsmen gifts in wooden boxes with beautiful pocketwatches and ties, the diamond wall, florals, dessert table and bride and groom dinner chairs were all to die for. But mostly, the joy and complete love these to have for each other and their families made this wedding amazing.
From the bride, Samantha: When I first starting planning our wedding, all I could imagine and envision for our special day was a desert boho theme. I am a lover of the desert and its beauty. All the natural monochromatic tones of greens and a touch of pastel color to symbolize the beautiful desert sunsets. That is really what I wanted the ceremony to embody.
For the reception, cue in the boho touch… color! I wanted it to feel beautiful with a burst of some color as soon as you walked into the reception. Still keeping the desert theme but just adding to it with some pop. All of the details really made it personal to me: the macrame table runners, the pastel sunset colors on the wall (backdrop to our reception and also in our ceremony). All the table settings were absolutely perfect! I wanted a collective vibe with incorporating antique touches like the glasses I went antique shopping for months before the wedding. I handpicked every glass for every guest and that was their take home gift: toast and take beautiful antique glass! The napkins have a tribal design that I ordered from a woman in Mexico who handcrafts each napkin. The terracotta chargers were actually planter bottoms to pots. I grew up going to Sedona with my family staying right at the base of the red rocks and it holds so many special memories, one being where my dad’s ashes were spread. The terracotta chargers color remind me of the red rocks and the beauty that added to our wedding was just perfect! I wanted the tables to feel natural and beautiful with no table linens and only a natural wood top setting. We had my husband’s favorite whiskey bottles used as flowers vases throughout the reception (which I had been saving these bottles for years waiting to use them for something special).
We had a painter painting our ceremony so we could have an art piece up on our wall to remember just how special this day was. The cigar bar was something my husband was totally all about so our guests could find a good reason to gather around our vignettes that we created to be cozy and great spots for our guests to enjoy one another’s company and the Atmosphere … I think it was a great idea!
Photography: Jane Z Photography
Planning: Best Friend Borrowed Events
Floral Design: Hoot and Holler
Venue: El Chorro
Hair: All Done Up Salon
Makeup: Scottsdale Skin and Make Up Studio
Desserts: Ruze Cake House
Event Rentals: Classic Party Rentals + Dang Fine Rentals & Designs + Fancy Lou Designs + Prim Rentals
Music: Jesse Macleod
Photo Booth: Southwest Selfies