american southwest wedding inspiration

American Southwest wedding inspiration board designed by Primary Petals and shot  by Lukas & Suzy VanDyke PhotographyI 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!

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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

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.

Comments

  1. Gorgeous model! I love all the turquoise, and that cake is unreal!

  2. This is a beautiful shoot! I love all the bright colors…stunning!

  3. This reminds me of Ke$ha’s “Your Love is My Drug” music video. But classier. Way way way classier. 🙂

  4. Love it!!!

  5. Thanks so much for the feature!! Loved working with such a fabulous crew 🙂

  6. Love this board!

  7. Such a great combination of talents came together to create this – beautiful!

  8. Thank you for the feature Burnett’s Boards! Glad you all liked the shoot I put together.

  9. I love every detail. OMG the dog is too adorable and Scootabaker did an amazing job on the cake. Great design job, Sam!!

  10. This is right up my street – loving Southwest style at the moment. What a beautiful shoot!

  11. Were the bear and wolf figures hand painted or could they be purchased? They’re adorable and want to snatch up for myself !

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