Desert Wedding Style Inspiration

Close your eyes and envision your perfect wedding day. I bet you see dry sand, the hot sun, and prickly cactus around you, right? Probably not.

The desert isn’t exactly the first place that comes to mind when envisioning your perfect exotic wedding escape. But after seeing these 10 inspiring desert weddings, you may just be inspired to change your mind.

The endless sand covered landscape, natural scenery, and the soft muted hues of the desert, can make for a surprisingly beautiful wedding backdrop. These desert weddings truly feel exotic and out of this world. So are you ready to start planning your magical desert wedding getaway?

01. Artistic Desert Elopement

Artistic Desert Elopement
Lilywhite Photography

A stunning, artistic twist on a desert destination wedding. From flashy geometric accents, to brightly colored smoke bombs, this desert wedding day is bright and bold. Add a pop of the unexpected with this desert wedding inspiration!

02. Desert Simplicity

Desert Simplicity

Tony Gambino Photography

Even an exotic wedding destination, can still be simply and elegant. This next desert wedding getaway shows that less can be so much more when planning your big day off the beaten path. This stunning organic wedding day style is breathtaking. This wedding will have us all dreaming of saying our “I do’s” at a simply, sunset desert wedding.

03. Sunny Desert Elopement

Sunny Desert Elopement
Levi Tijerina

For our brides out there looking for a bright, bold elopement idea to match your cheeky personality, we may have just what you are looking for. This bride is stunning in her sunny yellow dress. Paired with rich orange and red tones of the southwest, this desert wedding day inspiration is anything but ordinary.

04. Pastels in the Desert

Pastels in the Desert
Julia and Gil Photography

A simple desert wedding inspiration, yet far from boring, with bright pops of girly pastel tones. These candied tones are a beautiful mix with the soft neutrals of the desert setting. We are channeling our inner boho desert goddess with this unique wedding day get away. The natural desert landscape is the perfect accent to this subtle modern day bohemian style.

05. Desert Romance

Desert Romance
India Earl Photography

This desert wedding has us speechless with the overwhelming amount of romance and love that radiates from this beautiful day. Bride and groom are fashionably stunning, you almost forget that you are in the middle of a hot, dry desert. Red and pink accents add to the romantic feel of this beautiful desert wedding day.

06. Desert Blues

Desert Blues
Gaby J Photography

Deep blue tones pair perfect with the orange and greens of the natural desert scenery. These rich jewel tones add a stunning accent to this sand covered desert wedding day. If you are loving a desert wedding theme, but looking to add a bit more color to your big day, consider mixing in some rich jewel tones to add a fashionable touch to your natural inspired wedding.

07. Desert White

Desert White
Goldenberger Photography

All white attire is perfect for a steamy wedding in the desert. This wedding style is classic with a modern touch. Put all of your ladies is stunning white, to blend in with your georgeous natural surroundings.

08. Casual Southwestern Desert

Casual Southwestern Desert
Jonnie & Garrett

A soft, casual southwestern themed wedding day. Perfect for an easy, desert wedding elopement, with just enough accent pieces for stunning photos. This simple southwestern desert wedding inspiration is perfect to create a romantic, intimate wedding.

09. Colorful Southwestern

Colorful Southwestern
Westlund Photography

Bold, southwestern themed colors pop against the vast tan scenery of this desert wedding day style inspiration. You only need a few richly toned accent pieces to make this entire wedding day stand out from the soft scenery around it. Add a pop of your bold personality, mixed with the soft, romantic setting of the desert.

10. Desert Fairy Tale

Desert Fairy Tale
Gaby J Photography

For our next desert wedding style inspiration, we have a blushing desert fairy tale. Just because you are looking to get married in the intimate setting of the desert, doesn’t mean you have to ditch your dream of getting married in a blushing princess ball gown. This big, pink gown is a stunning contrast to the stark desert setting, and we absolutely love it!


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