We were so excited to see this bright desert wedding featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs last month! With rich colors and bold patterns, Fergus and Amanda’s October Arizona wedding at El Chorro was designed to stand out.
Design is everything for us at Outstanding Occasions. Without a set design, a wedding can feel scattered and lost. But, with a strong design guide, a wedding feels like a cohesive experience. The distinct palette of rich desert colors and an aesthetic matching Cost Plus World Market brought warmth and excitement to this Fall wedding.
VENUE: El Chorro
COLOR PALETTE: Golden Yellow, Vermillion, Pomegranate, Burgundy, Plum, Sapphire, Charcoal, and Bold Prints
INSPIRATION: European Patterns and Textiles, Rich Colors
Fergus and Amanda’s design was centered around the warmth of the desert sky and rich textiles found in European culture. From the bouquets to the altar, we surrounded the day with radiant florals from Petal Pusher. Guests were first welcomed by an aisle adorned with an eclectic mix of lanterns alternating with wooden boxes filled with lush florals. The highlight of the ceremony, however, was the altar. Surrounding the altar were four ornate wooden tree structures trimmed with green moss and organic floral pieces, designed to look as they were naturally growing. Not only was the tree design set with El Chorro’s gorgeous ceremony view impactful, but it also set the scene from where Amanda and Fergus first fell in love, Camp.
When guests moved from the ceremony into cocktail hour, they entered into another time. From the vintage handkerchief bunting, the handiwork and detailing on the couches and chairs, to the Phonograph and antique cameras, Amanda and Fergus’ vignette by Dusty Lilacs was like no other. To add a personal layer, each floral piece designed by Petal Pusher was set in beautiful handcrafted tea kettles and cups, paying homage to Fergus’ homeland, England.
The design followed through the night into Casa Paloma, where dinner and dancing ensued. The space was filled with alternating colorful and patterned linens from La Tavola Linen married with organic and lush centerpieces by Petal Pusher which featured rich floral, eclectic vintage glasses that acted as candle holders, and the use of Fall produce such as artichokes and pomegranates. Each place setting included a vintage-esque charger from Classic Party Rentals with a custom menu designed by Anne Reeser Design. The room was finished with a stunning paper crane display, created by the bride herself, strewn across the ceiling chandeliers that guests would later dance the night under.
Thank you to all of the wonderful wedding professionals involved in this special day!
Venue: El Chorro
Florals: Petal Pusher
Linens: La Tavola Linen
Stationery: Anne Reeser Design
Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Entertainment: Desert Rose String Quartet
Dinner Entertainment: MT Sounds
Hair and Makeup: Salon Estique
Photography: Melissa Jill Photography