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Bohemian Aztec Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Southwestern style is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon, which is totally a-ok by us. Sarah Beth Photography, Alyssa Arlene Events, and Root Floral Design put together this creative styled shoot embracing bohemian and southwestern wedding inspiration, bringing in Aztec elements and handmade details for a truly stylish look. Personally, I’m wild about the handcrafted and dip-dyed macrame shawl!

bohemian Aztec wedding inspiration - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-aztec-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Sarah Beth Photography: When trying to decide on the theme for this shoot, myself along with Sarah Beth Photography and Root Floral Design knew a couple of things for sure, we wanted a beautiful, bride with a unique look, a sweet flower girl instead of a groom and we wanted the entire shoot to be something completely different than the more traditional weddings we see in South Louisiana.

watercolor wedding invitations - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-aztec-wedding-inspiration

bohemian Aztec wedding inspiration - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-aztec-wedding-inspiration

flower crown headband - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-aztec-wedding-inspiration

bohemian Aztec wedding inspiration - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-aztec-wedding-inspiration

bohemian Aztec wedding inspiration - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-aztec-wedding-inspiration

With Aztec prints taking over everything in the past year, we thought it would be a great idea to mix the vibrant colors of the Southwest with delicately vintage touches. To blend these two styles, we used vintage furniture and place settings from Purely Vintage. Root Floral Design used unique, brightly colored flowers, succulents, cacti and greenery to really tie in the Southwestern Aztec theme. Lily Mac Designs hand painted each of the pieces in the suite while Sky’s the Limit Cakes created a gorgeous two-tiered wedding cake utilizing traditional Southwestern turquoise and tan. Slow Down Productions hand made and hand dyed a macramé piece that was used through out the shoot.

fuchsia floral arrangement - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-aztec-wedding-inspiration

bohemian Aztec wedding inspiration - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-aztec-wedding-inspiration

bohemian Aztec wedding inspiration - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-aztec-wedding-inspiration

hanging flowers in bud vases - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-aztec-wedding-inspiration

bohemian Aztec wedding inspiration - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-aztec-wedding-inspiration

bohemian Aztec wedding inspiration - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-aztec-wedding-inspiration

organic place setting - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-aztec-wedding-inspiration

When styling our bride and flower girl, we wanted the look to be effortless and Sposa Bella generously provided both dresses, which, along with natural hair and makeup, really completed the look. Each vendor was encouraged to use their imagination and explore what a vintage/Aztec theme meant to them and I believe that each component came together to beautifully execute the vision. We had a great time working on this shoot together and we are super excited to share the talents of so many amazing vendors!

floral swing - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-aztec-wedding-inspiration

bohemian Aztec wedding inspiration - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-aztec-wedding-inspiration

bohemian Aztec wedding inspiration - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-aztec-wedding-inspiration

Southwestern inspired cake - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-aztec-wedding-inspiration

bohemian Aztec wedding inspiration - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/bohemian-aztec-wedding-inspiration

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Wedding Vendors

Photography

Sarah Beth Photography

Event Planning

Alyssa Arlene Events

Florist

Root Floral Design

Wedding Dress and Flower Girl Dress

Sposa Bella

Wedding Cake

Sky's the Limit Cakes

Rentals

Pure Vintage Rentals

Stationery

Lily Mac Design

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The Arrangement Floral Design

The Arrangement is a dynamic floral event design company based in NJ and available throughout the tri-state area. We specialize in all types of events but where our talents and creative kismet really come together, is weddings! Our style is a delicate mix of modern and romantic floral design which leads to beautifully sophisticated affairs with a tailored and chic touch. We love the challenge of working with each couple to come up with florals that speak to their design aesthetic, personality and/or theme. We provide florals for all aspects needed for this special day for our clients along with outstanding client service to every couple. We truly treat each wedding as if it is our only wedding.

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Intimate Louisiana Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

Of all the wedding ideas we’ve seen over the years, this one might be the sweetest. As soon as the members Bret and Haley’s bridal party made their way to the altar, they each picked up an instrument and joined together to play Haley down the aisle to meet her groom. Sarah Beth Photography beautifully captured the sweet emotion of the day, and the lush flowers from Root Floral Design.

intimate Louisiana wedding - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/intimate-louisiana-wedding

From the bride, Haley: We wanted our wedding to exemplify community. The wedding was at Parc San Souci, a park right in the middle of downtown Lafayette. There were no barricades or fences to block off strangers or “unwanted” guests. We wanted our wedding to make people feel welcomed into our lives. So, we put ourselves right down town, a place easily accessible to the public, to the invited, and to the homeless.

dried bouquets - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/intimate-louisiana-wedding/

rose bouquets - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/intimate-louisiana-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Most of the flowers used were lavender, eucalyptus, hydrangeas, and wheat. There was a bit of rosemary spread around and there were quite a few roses in my bouquet.

blindfolded grooms - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/intimate-louisiana-wedding/

altar garland backdrops - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/intimate-louisiana-wedding

groom seeing bride - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/intimate-louisiana-wedding/

wedding music - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/intimate-louisiana-wedding

The color scheme was lavender, sage, and off white. Mostly all of the decorations were DIY. There were embroidery hoops with different fabrics stretched in them hanging from the trees. I used the same fabric from the hoops to make little pouches of birdseed to be thrown at us in the send off. There where twin size flat sheets hung to create a wall so the groom couldn’t see me as I waited in line in the processional. We also used flat twin sheets as tablecloths on 6ft tables as well as on big wooden spools that we used as our tables for the potluck food. And we hung an array of thrift-store find coffee mugs on pallets to be taken as a wedding favor, as well as to be filled with Birdrock coffee catered by a local coffee shop, The Lab. My bouquet, his boutonniere, and the beautiful alter backdrop of flowers was done by a local florist, Root. But, all the other flowers were done by my mother. She put the arrangements in wine bottles and other neat looking thrift-find bottles.

outdoor wedding ceremonies - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/intimate-louisiana-wedding

hanging ceremony decor - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/intimate-louisiana-wedding/

newlyweds first kiss - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/intimate-louisiana-wedding

wedding processionals - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/intimate-louisiana-wedding/

intimate Louisiana wedding - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/intimate-louisiana-wedding

hanging wedding decorations - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/intimate-louisiana-wedding

coffee bar ideas - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/intimate-louisiana-wedding

fingerprint guest books - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/intimate-louisiana-wedding

mixed glass bottles - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/intimate-louisiana-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t stress!! Of course there’s a ton to be done to make your dream a reality. But when it comes down to it, at the end of that day it will be beautiful because you’re married to the one you love, not because of all the work you did. Don’t get frustrated with one another over wedding planning, but focus on marriage planning together. And don’t be afraid to allow and ask your friends and family to help.

coffee mug wedding favors - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/intimate-louisiana-wedding

wedding coffee bars - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/intimate-louisiana-wedding/

lavender wedding cakes - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/intimate-louisiana-wedding

lavender wedding cake - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/intimate-louisiana-wedding/

hanging wedding decorations - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/intimate-louisiana-wedding

nighttime wedding reception - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/intimate-louisiana-wedding/

first dance backdrop - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/intimate-louisiana-wedding

outdoor getaways - photo by Sarah Beth Photography https://ruffledblog.com/intimate-louisiana-wedding

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Wedding Music:
Processional: My friend Tray a while back wrote a song about the Biblical story about Hosea. It’s a story ultimately about God’s love for His people regardless of where they are and what they’re doing. He’s our groom and we’re His bride. We wanted our wedding to display the love of our God for His people. So, for the processional, as the bridal party walked out, my friend Esther played the instrumental of Tray’s song on violin. As each member got to the altar they grabbed their instrument and began to play with her. There were guitars, harmonicas, rain stick, accordion, and more. As each person played it rose in climax until I walked out with my father. The moment I stepped out they all sang the chorus, “You are the cloud to my sky//You are the tear in my eye//Can’t you see love in me// And I will swallow my pride// I’ll do what it takes till I have my bride// and you’ll see love in me.”
Recessional: “I’ll Fly Away”
First Dance: “Million Miles,” Josh Garrels

Wedding Location: Lafayette, LA / Photographer: Sarah Beth Photography / Flowers and Ceremony Backdrop: Root Floral Design / Venue: Parc San Souci / Hair and Headpieces: Laura Stiener / Coffee: The Lab / Music and Videographer: Shawn Johnson

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Plan My Wedding Please

Ever since I was in grade school, I was obsessed with my penmanship. I would not turn in my homework until it was perfect; it drove my mom crazy! I practiced writing every chance I had and eventually fell in love with this art form. Little did I know, it would be the reason I would fall in love with the wedding industry.

Plan My Wedding Please exists to make every wedding and event magical. My role as wedding planner and calligraphy artist, as cliche as it sounds, is to make your wildest dreams come true. From the little details in signage and invitations, to the big details in wedding gowns, caterers and florals, every detail is important. Every young girl dreams of her wedding day, and I am here to make those dreams become reality. I look forward to working with you!

Nicole Presley, owner, is available for wedding planning throughout the United States and sends paper goods worldwide.

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Chattanooga Vineyard Wedding

Rustic Weddings

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Ali Harper

Most brides might be deterred by a broken arm a mere three months before this bride, but not Cathi: she simply enlisted the help of Veo Weddings & Events to round out her creative visions. Cathi and Anders are avid cyclists, and I just adore that the couple made a nod to this through the painted bike wheels hanging at their reception. Add photographer Ali Harper into the mix, and you’ve got a winning wedding day!

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From the bride, Cathi: We knew we wanted an outdoor venue since we both spend a ton of time outside running & cycling. DeBarge Vineyards was a short drive from our home in Chattanooga and provided picturesque views of the mountains we love to play on.


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I had high hopes of handcrafting many of our wedding decorations… until I broke my arm at a mountain bike race 3 months before our big day, forcing me to Plan B. Veronica and her staff at Veo Weddings & Events did an amazing job taking my ideas and transforming them into reality. I kept busy designing our event stationery (inspired by the diagonal beading on my dress) and spray-painting old bike wheels (we had to incorporate our favorite activity somehow!).


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Wedding Location: Chattanooga, TN / Photographer: Ali Harper Photography / Wedding Venue: DeBarge Vineyards / Wedding Planning, Design, and Flowers: Veo Weddings & Events / Wedding Dress: Mori Lee / Wedding Shoes: Banana Republic / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Xscape / Groom and Groomsmen’s Attire: Calvin Klein / Wedding Caterer: On the List Catering / Desserts: Chattanooga Cupcakes and On the List Catering / Entertainment: Joe Nabors Sound & Lighting / Invitations: bride

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MG Hair and Makeup

MG Hair and Makeup is the nation’s award-winning, premier on-site hair and makeup service. Whether for a large bridal party or just the bride, we travel to you wherever you are getting ready for your big day. We also offer in-home blowouts, hairstyling and makeup for engagement photo shoots, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, and other special occasions when you want to look your best.

We were inducted in The Knot’s Best of Weddings Hall of Fame and chosen as the Editor’s Pick for The Knot Best of 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 for New York, New Jersey, Hudson Valley, Minnesota, Chicago, DC/Maryland/Virginia, and Long Island. Their work has been featured on CNBC, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, People Magazine, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Loverly, Brides Magazine, Inside Weddings, New York Magazine, Ceci New York, Carats & Cake, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Every Last Detail, Black Sheep Bride, Aisle Society, Equally Wed, 2Brides2Be, One Fine Day, World Bride Magazine, Bridal Pulse, Bridal Guide Magazine, Real Simple, Dose, Pure Wow, Gilt Group, Bloom.com, The Knot LIVE, The Knot’s national and regional magazines, The WeddingChannel, WeddingWire, WEtv’s Get Married, Girl Meets Gown and David Tutera’s My Fair Wedding, TLC’s Randy to the Rescue and Curvy Brides, the national tour of Unveiled Wedding Event, The Knot’s Dream Wedding and the runways of NY Bridal Fashion Week.

MG Hair and Makeup also sponsors beauty nights for Covenant House’s homeless teen mothers program, participates in Tim Tebow’s Night to Shine special needs prom, and gives to various local charities.

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