I fell in love with this Southwestern style wedding inspiration shoot, designed by Primary Petals and photographed by Lukas & Suzy VanDyke Photography a while ago when I created this Free People inspiration board so I was thrilled when they submitted it to me! I love the desert vibe, the pops of turquoise and all of the respectfully incorporated Native American elements. Prints are going to be a major trend for weddings in 2013 and these Southwestern prints and bold colors just can’t be beat. And I love that the model in this shoot is Native American – it shows a huge respect for the culture that they did this!
Samantha of Primary Petals who conceived and styled this amazing shoot said: “The desert is such a beautiful landscape that I feel is under used wedding wise. Southern Californian brides should consider drawing inspiration from a landscape and culture that is so native and natural to our state. I decided to create a modern take using the desert landscape with more current furniture and fashion, lots of Navajo and chevron print (who doesn’t love that?), and hand painted details that are DIY friendly, such as the patterned antlers and a handmade headdress. This shoot is very simple, taking advantage of the beauty of the Joshua tree grove we shot in. I think the shoot is best summed up by the handmade dream catcher, which says ‘woven spirits.’ Just as the print is woven together, so is the couple getting married.”
Be sure to catch the behind the scenes video at the end of this shoot!
Photography: Lukas & Suzy VanDyke // Floral & Event Design: Primary Petals // Invitations: One Handspun Day // Cinema & Videography: The Yodsukars // Dress: TheGownSwap.com // Cake: The Scootabaker // Rentals: Yeah! Rentals // Makeup: Elegance by Alex // Jewelry: Mae Lo Antler Designs & Stay in the Light // Paper Props: Tussk.
submitted via Two Bright Lights