Desert Wedding Style
By Natalie T.
January 7, 2011
Imagine standing in front of a giant saguaro as the golden desert stretches in front and behind you. The sun barely touches the top of the brick red mesas. The ceremony begins and you're too intent on your husband-to-be to pay much attention to the scenery. But as you exchange vows, the red gold sun descends behind the mesas and the tiny wisps of clouds turn crimson as the sky changes from all the shades of red orange to orange yellow to purple pink. Your husband kisses you just as the first stars come out.
While any sunset is romantic, there is something epic and heart-stoppingly dramatic about desert sunsets, which make them a wonderful choice for weddings and honeymoons. Although the thought of grit and sand may be unappealing, a lot of spa resorts have sprung up across the American West from Utah to Arizona to California that matches luxury with the quiet, isolation of the desert. Now comes the most important part: What do you wear?
Here are some tips to look cool and comfortable in the desert.
First and probably most importantly, there is temperature. While it may be searing hot during the day, once the sun drops below the horizon, it will get cold fast. The desert doesn't have much coverage like trees that help maintain a steady temperature. Wear something light that breathes easily, but have heavier clothing close by. Taking a leaf out of history books, fabrics like cotton, linen, and silk have traditionally done well in the desert.
Personally, I think that a desert wedding is perfect for a non-white wedding dress. Colors like cinnamon, taupe, beige, tan, and dusky pink harmonize beautifully with the surroundings. Since the desert also has such a neutral palette, any color you choose is sure to pop! A sky blue for instance. However, these colors work equally as bridesmaid or wedding color palette works well as well.
For more wedding styles, check out:
Posted by Natalie T.