Bohemian Desert Wedding Inspiration

sacred sands desert inspiration

For desert lovers, it doesn’t get better than today’s gorge boho editorial designed by Rebel Belle Weddings and captured beautifully by Betsi Ewing Studio. Betsi has always been drawn to the beauty and diverse landscape of California; according to her, the light, the weather, and the natural backdrops are truly a photographer’s dream. (As California dwellers, we’d have to agree!) After spending the past decade in NYC, she finally made the move to sunny SoCal this past year + knew her first shoot had to be in the desert near Joshua Tree to celebrate all she loves about her new home. Here’s a bit more from Laura of Rebel Belle about the shoot’s design + team:

When Betsi first approached us with her vision of a dream-like desert wedding, we instantly knew the perfect location. Sacred Sands Bed & Breakfast, just outside of the Joshua Tree National Park, is an absolute gem of a venue set smack in the middle of the desert. We brought in Flowers By Leah, who created the gorgeous floral design focusing on oversized pink peonies offset with succulents and bits of polished desert stone. Alice at Flowerfetti provided the golden confetti cones, and for the final touches, the Rebel Belle team scoured local vintage shops to hand-pick tableware as well as display pieces for our handcrafted dessert, sparkling golden churros.

boho dress

boho lace dress

lace beaded head piece

boho desert bride

The bride, Annelise, wore three stunning dresses from Downtown LA’s Just Say Native paired with lovely, bohemian headpieces from Hushed Commotion. We seriously can’t get enough of this look!

boho desert bride

pink bouquet

sacred sands desert inspiration

sacred sands desert inspiration

sacred sands desert inspiration

sacred sands desert inspiration

sacred sands desert inspiration

sacred sands desert inspiration

sacred sands desert inspiration

Betsi was right, Joshua Tree is an absolute dream! And the perfect fit for this team’s free-spirited design aesthetic.

sacred sands desert inspiration

sacred sands desert inspiration

ceremony kiss

bow tie desert groom

peony tablescape

peony tablescape

Loving the contrast of these bright blooms against the more muted desert surroundings.

neon pink invitation

sacred sands desert inspiration

sacred sands desert inspiration

pink bouquet

sacred sands desert inspiration

rings in geode

Laura says, Pattye’s Closet in Montrose, CA is a fantastic local shop where we sourced gorgeous vintage jewelry for our bride as well as a variety of polished agates and colorful geode accent pieces. 

stone jewelry

golden churros

golden churros

jeweled head piece

sacred sands desert inspiration

Mild (ok, major) obsession with this blue + gold beaded frock!

sacred sands desert inspiration

sacred sands desert inspiration

sacred sands desert inspiration

sacred sands desert inspiration

That was gorgeous, no? Big thanks to the very talented team of creatives below for sharing this stunning shoot with us today! Are any lucky couples out there tying the knot in the desert?

photographer: Betsi Ewing Studio // planning + design: Rebel Belle Weddings // venue: Sacred Sands Joshua Tree, California // florals: Flowers By Leah // paper goods: Tulaloo // hair + makeup: Elissa Ruminer // bride’s dresses: Just Say Native // bride’s headpieces: Hushed Commotion // vintage jewelry: Pattye’s Closet // confetti cones: Flowerfetti // place card holders: apresto //  linens: Bonner’s Party Rentals // models: Annelise Cherie and Corey Ferrugia

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryBetsi Ewing Studio is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery
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Intimate Boho Backyard Wedding: Jennie + Zach

intimate Texas wedding

Jennie + Zach’s intimate bohemian backyard wedding could easily be mistaken for a stunning styled shoot, but it’s actually one of the most authentic weddings we’ve seen. With Jennie’s dad being diagnosed with a rare stage IV cancer, she + Zach decided quickly to move the ceremony date up so that he could be there comfortably, and able to walk her down the aisle. With the help of their close friends and family, and Nikki + Taylor of Blooming House Collective, Jennie + Zach pulled their beautiful celebration together in less than a week (WOW!), and created a ceremony and a moment in time that will always be remembered by the two of them and their guests as something incredible.

More from Jennie, The theme of the wedding came from a fortune cookie that Zach and I got on our first date. It said “A Lifetime Of Happiness Awaits You” and we have let that influence our lives ever since. And from the beginning, we wanted our day to be about friends, and families coming together, but in the end it was clearly something more.

Big thanks to Cassie Loree Photography for the lovely photos and congratulations to Jennie + Zach on a beautiful and meaningful day!

intimate Texas wedding

intimate Texas wedding

In the moments leading up to everything, the worry, the sadness about my dad, the last minute details, questions about our future, questions about the weather (there had been tornado warnings in the area less than 24 hours before) all came to a stop. Time took a deep breath. The clouds parted to the clearest sky. The music started to play - "Turning Page" by Asleep At Last - it was a song our friends had picked out for us and arranged on guitar. My dad walked me down the isle (without his usual cane in hand), and Zach and I were surrounded by love and blessings from 20 of our closest friends and family.

As I finally stood in front of the love of my life and future husband, I heard our pastor Kyle say, "This is the day that The Lord hath made..." And it really was.

intimate Texas wedding

intimate Texas wedding

intimate Texas wedding

intimate Texas wedding

chambray groom shirt

We seriously couldn’t love Jennie’s Victorian Dress by Free People more! So perfect for their sweet backyard soirée!

short lace bridal dress

flower crown

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bride and groom

bride and groom

wedding party

bride and groom

intimate dinner

boho dinner set up

wagon wheel table

Everyone feasted picnic-style at this lovely table surrounded by vintage throws + printed pillows. It all looks like a total dream, don’t you think?

intimate dinner set up

boho dinner

goblets and cactus

music party

music party

music party

music party

bunting cake topper

intimate Texas wedding

Jennie + Zach, congratulations again + thank you so much for sharing your beautiful day with us!

photography: Cassie Loree Photography // venue: Pecan Gap in Denison, Texas // event design + planning: Blooming House Collective // florals: Bouquet by Michelle Tittor // flower crown: Ally Weldegebriel // wedding dress: Free People // hair: Diane Gomez of Essensuals London // makeup: Cher Hukill // cake: Jenny Konvicka // music: Taylor Phelan & Sam Deford

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DIY: Silk Flower Corsage

DIY Silk Flower Corsage

Today’s DIY post is all about the flower corsage – except this one uses silk flowers, so they’ll last long after your wedding! Love that. Whether you make these pretties for your bridesmaids in leu of bouquets, or for your mom + grandma, there are tons of styles + color combinations you can make! Thanks to Michelle Edgemont for sharing the DIY! Lets see how she made them…

DIY Silk Flower Corsages


What You’ll Need:
• A variety of silk flowers (choose a few main flowers and a few accent flowers. It’s best to go with varieties that are relatively flat and look realistic)
Hot glue gun
Scissors
Wire cutters
• 1.5” wide satin ribbon

DIY Silk Flower Corsage


Step 1: Cut the large blooms off of the stems using your wire cutters. Be sure to make the bottom of the flower as flat as you can.

DIY Silk Flower Corsage


Step 2: Trim a few accent flowers off of their main stems, keeping some of their small stems intact.

DIY Silk Flower Corsage


Step 3: Cut a 18” length of ribbon.
Step 4: Start with the main flowers. Hot glue them to the center of the ribbon.
Step 5: Hot glue the accent flowers all around the main flower. Tie on your wrist and enjoy your new flower corsage!

DIY Silk Flower Corsage

DIY Silk Flower Corsage

DIY Silk Flower Corsage


Pretty! If you make your own silk flower corsage, we’d love to see how it turns out, so please share on Instagram along with the hashtag #GreenWeddingShoesDIY

DIY created by Michelle Edgemont exclusively for Green Wedding Shoes. Looking for creative event styling, handmade details or flowers for your wedding? Check out Brooklyn based Michelle Edgemont for your wedding day!

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