Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Southwestern Wedding Ideas

With its wide open spaces and history, there is something magical about the southwest.  The southwest isn’t known for lush forests or bountiful flowers, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a stunning event.

Read on for southwestern wedding ideas.

Save the Date – Set the stage for your southwestern style wedding with these fun Save the Date postcards. The cacti, horses and desert scene will immediately let guests know your event will have a special western flair. 

AccessoriesTurquoise jewelry is a southwest standard. The bright blue color makes a great statement when worn with your wedding dress. 

In addition, the bride added a silver and leather belt to her dress. Adding unexpected touches like bright jewelry and a belt really make the bride’s look memorable.

Blanket Ceremony – If you want to add a unique unity blessing to your ceremony, consider the Native American blanket tradition. The couple is wrapped in a blanket together to symbolize their union.  The blanket then becomes a special keepsake for the newlyweds.   

Cactus CenterpiecesCacti nestled in vases are simple and echo the southwestern landscape and theme. What makes this centerpiece work is the vase sizes and plants inside each cylinder are varied, adding visual interest to the display.

The desert can be a lovely place to get married. Take advantage of the traditional colors and history of by incorporating them into your wedding.

Which southwestern idea is your favorite?

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