Desert elopements hold a special place in our hearts, and we’re getting seriously inspired by this take on the intimate celebration by Betsy & John Photography, Le Champagne Projects, and Alexis Grace Florals. With an embroidered burgundy gown and eclectic desert blooms, we think this will be right up the alley of any bohemian-leaning couple who has a deep appreciation for organic details. Let’s jump in!

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From the photographers, Betsy & John Photography: We love the desert and it’s no secret that it’s so on trend right now. For this shoot, we wanted to inspire couples eloping to consider the desert as their fall “I do” destination. What the desert lacks in red and orange falling leaves, it makes up for in stunning views, unique landscapes and fantastic fall weather. Basically, the perfect place to elope and spend a few days soaking up the sun with your new hubby or wife by your side.

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While we love gorgeous white dresses and lavish wedding details, we wanted to inspire couples who want to plan a meaningful, low-key, but hip wedding day. We thought of the girl who had always dreamed of wearing something unique on her wedding day, so this bride donned a stunning lace burgundy dress while her laid back groom sports his favorite jeans and hat. We want to encourage couples that their wedding day is all about marrying the one you love, so forget about the social norms and plan a wedding that is uniquely you! Stunning designs by Alexis Grace Florals brought a little romance to the desert scene and tied in those gorgeous fall colors with a southwest twist.

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To finish off the day, we designed a romantic private dinner party for two, complete with candlelight, a twinkling fireplace and wild florals. Burgundy, plum and lavender tones are woven throughout the scene and pair with the desert colors beautifully. To present a unique, authentic feel we used real couple, Meredith & Caleb who are madly in love desert dwellers, with a fun, hip style all their own. We love to see creative couples express themselves on their wedding day and hope this shoot will inspire more couples to think outside the box.

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View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Betsy & John Photography
Planning and Design: Le Champagne Projects
Floral Design: Alexis Grace Florals
Dress and Accessories: Forever 21
Hair and Makeup: Powder Room Bridal
Wedding Cake: Crumbs Cake Boutique
Real Couple: Meredith Amadee and Caleb Jackson

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