STYLISH DESERT ELOPEMENT INSPIRATION
This stylish desert elopement inspiration was so fun to dream up + execute while visiting the New Mexico (aka the Land of Enchantment). I wanted to plan + shoot some new content that inspires brides to elope in off-grid spots and underrated locations like New Mexico. It was my first time visiting, and this state’s natural beauty blew me away on my road trip. From fields as far as your eye can see to unusual towering red rock formations to dunes of pure white to alpine lakes nestled in the Rockies. This state has it all! I think it’s perfect for an adventurous couple looking to travel to a place that has options in landscape. There are hot springs too, for post-wedding dips! After scouting this gorgeous land a wee bit, I am even more excited to find down-to-earth + outdoorsy couples who want to elope here!
For this stylish desert elopement inspiration, I combined a low picnic style set-up with rustic yet polished details; for those who want to be off in nature for their elopement day, but also want a little pretty too. Bohemian elements such as fringe, leather, mismatched rugs, feathers, and neutral pillows helped finish the look. Black plates with capiz shell name cards with perfect calligraphy from Lined Goods and feather details added to the boho edge I was going for. A simple set-up is easy for those wishing to hike a bit to their elopement spot and also have a place to celebrate with some snacks/drink/cake, or whatever you’d like! You could even downsize this to a blanket with a pack full of goodies for easy transport. Less is more in beautiful landscapes like this! Ask your photographer to help hike with decor; I’m sure they’d be glad to help!
The bride’s stunning gown is from Ali Nicole Bridal, which has a deep v-neck top with sheer floral detail and flowy chiffon skirt. Her look also included edgy white booties and a dreamy white adventure hat complete with real florals. She also donned fun tassel earrings and gorgeous hair/makeup from the talented Genica Lee. In addition, Katie Carder Fine Jewelry provided more of her beautiful hand-made rings. A salt + pepper diamond engagement ring accompanied a slew of diamonds on the wedding band to make for a killer gold-set combo; perfect for the nontraditional bride. Sarah of Viva Flora foraged local greens + flowers into a beautiful wild-looking spring bouquet and centerpiece that complimented the desert landscape and bridal look. The bouquet was topped off with dreamy silk ribbons. The groom sported some dark khakis, dark suit jacket, crisp white shirt, slick black boots, and simple boutonniere. A great neutral outfit for an adventurous yet stylish elopement groom. I could not have photographed this beautiful New Mexican elopement inspiration without these fine people and their time/talents. Thank you again!
Photography + Styling: Emily Hary Photography
Floral Design: Viva Flora
Dress: Ali Nicole Bridal
Rings: Katie Carder Fine Jewelry
Rentals: Rust Vintage
HMUA: Genica Lee
Calligraphy: Lined Goods
Ribbon: Hey Oh Its So Pretty
Hat: Lack of Color
Models: Amie Sims + Justus Adams