With Cabot’s eclectic and rustic canvas, our goal was to create a wedding design to feel earthy, yet still be soft, beautiful, timeless yet chic and youthful.

For the design, had been mentally filing away little pieces of inspiration over the years:  Pink Himalayan salt, hand-dyed wool yarn and chunky turquoise.

As the final moments of sunlight filtered through the Pueblo, the little desert dream we had tucked away for years had finally come true.

About Southwest

We would have never guessed that a hike we went on four years ago would provide the inspiration our newest photo shoot, but that’s exactly what happened.  On a weekend in Desert Hot Springs, we happened across Cabots Pueblo Museum, a historic homestead built in 1941.  A man after our own heart, Mr. Cabot built his pueblo in the Hopi Indian adobe fashion but also used repurposed items in his construction.  (Yes, it’s exactly as cool as it sounds.)   In addition to the pueblo, the grounds of the expansive property are stunning with natural desert elements, sun dried brick and breathtaking Saguaro cacti reaching up towards the desert sky.   We popped our heads in the gift shop to ask do you ever do weddings here?” and were thrilled to learn sure, if somebody requests.”  We knew at that moment we’d be back; we just didn’t know when.   Flash forward to Spring of this year and our beloved photographer friend Jasmine Star wants to do something different.” The Pueblo was calling us back, and there was no question that this was the perfect opportunity. The time had come for this special shoot come to life, and Jasmine was meant to capture it.
For the design, had been mentally filing away little pieces of inspiration over the years:  Pink Himalayan salt, hand-dyed wool yarn and chunky turquoise.  As we built the boards, the inspiration we had stored away came flooding forth… working with Jasmine and Archive, every detail fell perfectly into place… it was such a joy!  Real couple Mai and Jesse joined us our bride and groom, and frankly, we couldn’t take our eyes off of them.   We dressed the bride in a sophisticated yet alternative two-piece Katie May Collection gown, along with striking and turquoise jewelry from a local jewelry designer.
With Cabot’s eclectic and rustic canvas, our goal was to create a wedding design to feel earthy, yet still be soft, beautiful, timeless yet chic and youthful.  With a desert color palette of white, sand, turquoise, pale green and rosy peach, we created a minimalist ceremony of wooden branches draped with delicate copper chains and pastel blooms.
For the reception, we paired etched copper bowls and salt slabs with Rose Gold chairs and fine tabletop from Archive Rentals.  A romantic table-scape design of grey, blush and crystal complimented Krista Jon’s centerpieces of Sahara roses and tree peonies.  Worn stone walls and native desert plants framed the space, while grey linens with turquoise wool added texture to complete the table.
We composed casual vignettes throughout the open spaces of the courtyard to soften the rustic edges of the venue. In one corner, we created a grooms lounge” of masculine black leather chairs with brass and slate tables.  We layered vintage rugs to define the space and add pattern.  Across the courtyard we created a more feminine lounge, with rose gold coffee tables with soft neutral sofas beneath low hanging copper lanterns.
For cake design, Sweet Cream Bake Shop provided a perfectly simple two-tiered cake with blush buttercream frosting, which we adorned only with natural salt pink rocks.  As flower lovers. this was a risky move for us, so we’d hoped it would be as beautiful in person as it was in our minds.  The risk paid off as the golden hour arrived… as the sun made its way down, the rock salt was illuminated and glowed as if the cake were lit from within.  Breathtaking!  As perfect as everything was, the photos Jasmine Star captured were beyond what anyone could even see that day.  She channels her positive energy and modern eye to every photo, making each moment more beautiful and surreal.  As the final moments of sunlight filtered through the Pueblo, the little desert dream we had tucked away for years had finally come true. As designers and dreamers, we felt lucky in every way.

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