A bright pastel palette with pops of vibrant orange — hues reminiscent of the desert — along with sun-bleached walls, plus vintage hand-loomed carpets, worn by time… That’s what Dawn of Tularosa Flowers envisioned when she first laid eyes upon the Rue de Seine ‘Dakota’ gown. Wanting to complement the fringe of the dress, while designing an editorial fit for a bohemian bride that loves the sun-kissed look, she teamed up with expert photographer, Paco and Betty, at the Hey Babe Ranch venue.
Whitney of Paco and Betty spills: The movement and textures of the gown are so rich and seductive. We knew we had to creative a sultry, sexy Modern Moroccan-inspired editorial to showcase the gown. While at the flower market, we saw a flower we had never seen before: banksia! It had the most amazing combination of pale ballet pink and bright orange hues, and that is where our color inspiration was born.
Ready to be transported to the desert?! Let’s wander!!
And this is what we meant when we said ALL THE FRINGE!
Bright orange marigolds — that quintessential fall flower — paired with millennial pink carnations, pale bone-colored Mentha roses, fluffy beige pampas grass and pops of bright yellow, covered all the surfaces… Tularosa Flowers, you nailed it with this one!!
Carina of A Toast to Beauty created a sultry smoky eye look for model, Christianna. Connie Novello complemented the overall bohemian desert theme with mermaid waves + elegantly deconstructed braids… With the final touch of a fresh floral headpiece from Tularosa Flowers!
All that texture… And those bold pops of color!!
The groom’s attire was inspired by the classic film noir look of Casablanca; and the bordeaux tuxedo from Stitch and Tie brought a modern twist to the classic look!
That is one breathtaking bridal jewelry suite, courtesy of Marrow Fine.
There’s nothing like a backdrop to frame a space outdoors + create a feeling of intimacy! Especially when that backdrop is done by installation artist, Angela of The Mintery! Capturing the feeling of aged Moroccan riads, the backdrop was topped with a delicate flower mandala. And pieces from Folklore Rentals truly brought the space to life!
To top it off, Divine Bovine brought their carved skulls! Intricately carved, dusted with pearls and gold leaf and adorned with semi-precious stones, they are works of art…
That golden light…
The tablescape was a mixture of a textured runner paired with exotic fruits such as dates, pomegranates, and figs, along with tamarind and ginger flowers. So pretty!
This Sweet Emma Lou creation is ALREADY topping our charts for 2017… How gorgeous is that pale pink color + all the flecks of gold?
The feeling of the sun-blazed desert and hidden bazaars… What a way to end the evening!!
Thank you so much to Paco and Betty for sending this over + to the incredible team behind this editorial. If you want to dive deeper into the Moroccan-inspired vibes, check out this clip from 66 Hwy Films:
photography: Paco and Betty // venue name: Hey Babe Ranch, Alpine, California, USA // event design: Tularosa Flowers // florals: Tularosa Flowers // wedding dress: Rue de Seine // wedding dress boutique: The Dress Theory // hairpiece: Tularosa Flowers // bride’s ring: Marrow Fine Jewelry // hair stylist: Connie Novello // makeup artist: Carina Tarpley // groom attire: Friar Tux and Stitch and Tie // videography: 66 Hwy Films // handmade details: Divine Bovine // cake: Sweet Emma Lou // furniture rentals: Folklore Rentals // models: Christianna Knutson and Wes Parker // installation artist: The Mintery