Inspired by Frida Kahlo: A Floral-Filled Mexican Desert Wedding

Frida Kahlo in the Desert

While many people are familiar with Frida Kahlo as being the fiery, flower crown wearing artist… She was SO much more. She was a lady of wit, of beauty, of immense creativity, + dedication to her people, and her craft. Frida + her husband, Diego Rivera, had a passionate + turbulent relationship — much of it documented through their art, and they frequently hosted friends in their home.

Inspired by their relationship, the subdued colors of the desert, and Frida’s love of florals, Noir Floral gathered a team of talented vendors to bring that passion alive at Eisendrath House in Tempe, Arizona. She shares This shoot pulled the vibrant colors and patterns found in Frida’s art and focused on her wild personal life with her husband. I loved the idea of this intense, passionate love against the backdrop of a city that the couple loved and was rooted in.

Ready to be transfixed by photos captured by Jonnie and Garrett? Let’s take a look!

floral invitation

Floral-filled and brimming with watercolor succulents, this vibrant invitation suite was crafted by They Call Me Spindles.

Cleo Clementine Dress

Frida Kahlo in the Desert

Deep teal  + burgundy for the ‘maids dresses from Vida Moulin rounded out the moodier feel of this styled shoot… And we LOVE it!

groomsmen

It wasn’t just the ladies who were stylin’… But look at these dapper gents! Their suits came from Magro Clothing. And did you check out their mismatched ties?! SO fun!!

Frida Kahlo in the Desert

Frida Kahlo in the Desert

Frida Kahlo in the Desert

Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic.” Yes, yes, yes.

This darling calligraphy piece was hand-lettered by They Call Me Spindles and the quote is from a poem called “Frida Kahlo to Marty McConnell” by Marty McConnell.

floral linens

floral menu

Never enough florals!! We’re majorly crushing on the use of this floral-filled tablecloth from La Tavola Fine Linens. And the use of gray, blush, + gold tones in the pieces from Tremaine Ranch? Genius.

Frida Kahlo in the Desert

Frida Kahlo in the Desert

pink floral cake

Simplicity at its finest — we adore this two-tiered cake by Ruze Cake House.

Frida Kahlo in the Desert

The bride donned a simple + elegant dress from Cleo and Clementine. When paired with all the florals, we think it’s a winning combo!

Frida Kahlo in the Desert

Frida Kahlo in the Desert

Frida Kahlo in the Desert

We can never get enough of protea-filled bouquets… Especially this one by Noir Floral!

Frida Kahlo in the Desert

What a beautiful way to capture the essence of Frida Kahlo, her love of florals, and the desert, right?

A huge thank you to the team behind this dreamy shoot!

photography: Jonnie and Garrett // venue name: Eisendrath House, Tempe, Arizona, USA // event design: Noir Floral // planning: Noir Floral // florals: Noir Floral // wedding dress: Cleo and Clementine // wedding dress boutique: Cleo and Clementine // bridesmaid dresses: Vida Moulin // hair stylist: Chelsea Sprinkles // makeup artist: Phoenix Makeup Collective // groom attire: Magro Clothing // calligraphy: They Call Me Spindles // catering: Brendan McCaskey // cake: Ruze Cake House // tabletop rentals: Tremaine Ranch // furniture rentals: Tremaine Ranch // linen rentals: La Tavola Fine Linens // models: Sareena Dominguez and Tyler Matock // Bridesmaids: Alexa Cote & Kylla Adcock // Groomsmen: Mohamad Tokes & Koby Lofgreen

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