Southwest Wedding Inspiration with a Blush Wedding Dress

Southwest Inspiration

Combining natural + earthy tones with a modern aesthetic, the team behind this styled shoot dreamt up the most romantic Southwestern-styled wedding… In the middle of Iowa! To create the atmosphere of the Southwest without actually leaving the Midwest, the florist – Shelly Sarver Designs – created gorgeously textured bouquets, while the designer + stylist – Fern – played with blush and dusty rose hues. Adding to the overall theme, they incorporated cacti, turquoise, copper + textiles rugs, too.

Enter in the couple: Everly + Adan. Not only did the team want to capture the essence of the Southwest, but they also wanted to highlight the vibrant personalities of E + A. Since Adan is a cocktail connoisseur, he crafted a beautiful wooden drink bar that Everly decorated with cacti, fruits and pretty pots. Avenu, the planner, helped them bring it all together! 

Let’s travel to the Midwest for this Southwestern soirée, with all the pretty photography by Aly Carroll Photography.

southwest invitation

How fun is this invitation suite by Pink Print Company?! Seriously loving the cactus print.

modern dress shop

Southwest Inspiration

Look at those pretty blush tones + the texture on that gown from Modern Dress!

southwest bouquet

That bouquet by Shelly Sarver Designs is so dreamy…

Southwest Inspiration

Southwest Inspiration

Southwest Inspiration

The dusty rose/coral bridesmaid dresses are by Aimee; Ivy Boyd opted for a natural yet stunning makeup look for the ladies.

bridesmaids bouquets

Southwest Inspiration


blush dress



hanging flower backdrop

Is this amazing, or what? All the sweet furniture rentals are from West End Salvage.

Southwest Inspiration

boho rug

We love that Southwestern print rug!

Southwest Inspiration

The groom’s super cool tux is by Lord Midas.

southwest bar

The bar that Adan crafted is pretty darn cool, especially with the hanging macramé + turquoise accents.

Southwest Inspiration


Such a pretty table with all the warm colors!


Southwest Inspiration

Southwest Inspiration

bright table runner


Southwest Inspiration

Southwest Inspiration


Southwest Inspiration

cactus cake

How fun is this cactus topped cake by Ali Cakes?! A huge thank you to the dream team behind this shoot!

photography: Aly Carroll Photography // venue name: Private Property, Runnells, Iowa, USA // event design: FERN // planning: Avenu // florals: Shelly Sarver Designs // wedding dress: Modern Dress // wedding dress boutique: Modern Dress // bride's ring: Josephs Jewelers // bridesmaid dresses: Aimee // hair stylist: Caitlin Rasmussen // makeup artist: Ivy Boyd // groom attire: Lord Midas // paper goods: Pink Print Company // cake: Ali Cakes // furniture rentals: West End Salvage // models: Jeff Naples, Lacy Brunette, Regan Katje and India Sarver