Colorful Bohemian Wedding in the Desert

Mismatched Bridesmaid dresses done right for a bohemian wedding

Mismatched Bridesmaid dresses done right for a bohemian wedding

OMG you guys!

My best friend JUST got married in a beautiful bohemian wedding. Gosh it was like only yesterday. I mean, March 19th is pretty much April, which really just flew into May and then did June even happen this year? And July barely started, so I’m right on track to post about her wedding. I’m surprised it didn’t take me longer, actually.

I’m like such a good friend.

But let’s stop gushing about me. This post is all about Ali’s BOHO BASH of a wedding. It was obviously the most beautiful wedding I’ve ever been to. Not just because she’s my bestie. The girl has great taste.

She also has great connections. Amongst her talented group of gal pals is a graphic designer & calligrapher extraordinaire (ME! Haha I come first because this is MY blog), an insanely talented interior designer PLUS another soon-to-be-interior-designer, an aspiring wedding planner & cake boss, AND one of the bridesmaids hooked us all up with a professional stylist!

It was on point. Have a peek:

succulent wedding bouquet and gold ring

succulent wedding bouquet and gold ring

Wedding invitation suite designed by Design Squeeze

Wedding invitation suite designed by Design Squeeze

toms as wedding shoes

toms as wedding shoes

bohemian bridesmaids in floral robes and flower crowns

bohemian bridesmaids in floral robes and flower crowns

boho groom look with pops of yellow

boho groom look with pops of yellow

bohemian wedding program

bohemian wedding program

bridesmaids getting ready in flower crowns

bridesmaids getting ready in flower crowns

wedding dress and dreamcatchers

wedding dress and dreamcatchers

bohemian-bridesmaids-in-flower-robes

bohemian-bridesmaids-in-flower-robes

watercolor brush calligraphy envelope addressing by Design Squeeze

watercolor brush calligraphy envelope addressing by Design Squeeze

bohemian wedding dreamcatchers

bohemian wedding dreamcatchers

Wedding invitation suite designed by Design Squeeze

Wedding invitation suite designed by Design Squeeze

bridesmaids in different dresses bohemian

bridesmaids in different dresses bohemian

groomsmen

groomsmen

groom in bohemian outfit and succulent

groom in bohemian outfit and succulent

dreamcatchers for boho wedding ceremony

dreamcatchers for boho wedding ceremony

turquoise necklace on wedding day

turquoise necklace on wedding day

groomsmen in pops of yellow

groomsmen in pops of yellow

groomsmen2

groomsmen2

first-look

first-look

hands shot at boho wedding

hands shot at boho wedding

bohemian bridesmaids in flower crowns and mismatched dresses

bohemian bridesmaids in flower crowns and mismatched dresses

desert wedding with cactus arizona wedding

desert wedding with cactus arizona wedding

wedding ceremony at the Phoenix Zoo

wedding ceremony at the Phoenix Zoo

boho bridesmaids in different dresses and flower crowns

boho bridesmaids in different dresses and flower crowns

succulent wedding cake

succulent wedding cake

baby style for wedding

baby style for wedding

detail of succulent bouquet

detail of succulent bouquet

boho dreamcatcher and jewelry for wedding

boho dreamcatcher and jewelry for wedding

succulent wedding cake and boho baby

succulent wedding cake and boho baby

moccasins for boho baby

moccasins for boho baby

bohemian bridesmaid dress and accessories

bohemian bridesmaid dress and accessories

love

love

wedding at the phoenix zoo has beautiful scenery

wedding at the phoenix zoo has beautiful scenery

dancing

dancing

The wedding took place at the Phoenix Zoo, which was such a fun venue. The reception area overlooked the giant giraffe exhibit, so the view was incredible, we could pretend we were all on safari and it felt super VIP to be drinking at the zoo after hours.

Now whenever I return to the giraffes, I get flashbacks of drunken dancing with some of the best people I know. That’s what everyone should leave a wedding with. Forget favors. I want memories!

Just kidding. Her favors were actually really awesome. And I love presents. I don't have a picture of them but she chose mexican tiles with beautiful patterns and we tied hand painted place cards to each.

The decor was primarily DIY-which was awesome. We went thrifting starting the year before and found all kinds of gem colored glasses & vases and vintage books with beautiful covers. There was lots of lace detail as well and baby's breath-which is one of my all-time favorite flowers.

It really was such a beautiful, bohemian wedding. It all just came together perfectly.

Ok now I'm back in full wedding fever mode...eeeeek!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPVbdShIKYg

Vendor Info:

Photographer: Katie Rounds of Round Lens Photography -All photos were taken by Round Lens with the exception of the invitations.

Stylist: Risa Kostis of Ristyle Consulting - seriously the sweetest person you will ever meet. Call her.

Invitations/Paper goods/Calligraphy: Design Squeeze

Wedding Planner/Cake Boss: Brittney Robertson @brittneymarie910

Wedding Video: Katy Caringer

With tons of help from Katie StoellerJenna Baksa, Marlo White, Lauren Chalk and Maddie Thomas