Hello desert wedding vibes! Just because you’re in the desert doesn’t mean you can’t also have gorgeous lush & colorful flowers, and this wedding in Arizona is the proof. Filled with cacti, bright garden roses, succulents, and a four legged friend (that’s not a dog) who makes a surprise appearance, we cannot help but fall in love. The desert is suddenly brimming to life thanks to the beautiful design by Emily Clarke Weddings & Events, and we wish we could cheers to this stunning wedding with a prickly pear margarita! Enjoy this rootin’-tootin’ southwest wedding bursting with color captured by the one and only Rachel Solomon.
From the photographer, Rachel Solomon: Tori & Geoff, residing in the Dallas area, had a stunning southwest-inspired destination wedding in the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona. Filled with desert details, cactus, succulents, and plenty of color, this laid-back couple’s wedding was flawlessly executed by Emily Clarke Events.
From the groom about how he proposed: We decided early on in 2016 that we really wanted to visit the island of Nantucket. We have always like the culture, food, and scenery there. We flew up to Boston in early August and went to a Red Sox-Yankees baseball game that night and drove to Chatham, MA the next day. From there, we chartered an “island hopper” plane to Nantucket (since all the ferries were booked). We walked to the most famous location on the island, Brant Point, where I had a local photographer waiting to take some candid pictures of us. Despite the travel delays and hot weather, she still said yes!
From the bride about the wedding: Most importantly, we wanted our wedding to be FUN! We are so incredibly laid back, we have a lot of fun together, and we wanted our wedding to be a reflection of our relationship with each other. We didn’t want anything super fancy and formal because we aren’t that way. We like to have a good time, we’re silly, and we wanted everyone to feel comfortable and enjoy themselves to the fullest.
I mean can you believe how this desert wedding was bursting with colorful florals? We are in LOVEEEE! So let’s jump onboard the desert train and check out this stunning desert elopement with the prettiest dress.
Wedding Planner & Designer: Emily Clarke Weddings & Events
Photography: Rachel Solomon
Venue: Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale
Florals: LUX Wedding Florist
Band: The Instant Classics
Video: Marc Roberts Videography
Hair & Makeup: Kiana Waltz
Gown: Reem Acra via Warren Barrón Bridal
Rentals: Tremaine Ranch + Event Rents Phoenix
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen
Calligraphy: Freed Hands
Beer: Burro Haul N Ass Productions
Shoes: JIMMY CHOO
Groom: Calvin Klein
Bridesmaids: Bella Bridesmaids