Can’t decide on what colors to use in your wedding? Just use them all! Take a look at this beautiful serape wedding for some inspiration!
“As my mom & I planned my wedding, I knew I wanted it to be a place people came and wanted to stay and be sad to leave when it was over! This is exactly what happened! I believe each person is unique and I wanted my wedding to represent what makes me unique. My favorite holiday is July 4th and if my mom would have let me, I probably would have done a red, white, and blue wedding. Luckily my mom helped me incorporate everything about America that I love in a beautiful and intriguing way. Deciding on a color was hard…so I used them all! The brighter the better! We incorporated the colors in our serape bridesmaids dresses, groomsmen’s ties, flowers, table cloths, and tassels and pom poms for the chairs.
“Now let’s talk about those tassels and pom poms…all 1200 were made by hand! You can’t help but smile and feel warm and invited by those! It definitely brought a smile to many that came. The arch and food tables were handmade by my dad. I have always loved the Native American culture. I chose to celebrate them with a covered teepee handmade by a Native American from Utah.
“We also used 28′ teepee poles to make another 4 “naked” teepees as my mom called them. She made chandeliers out of hula hoops, tassels, and pom poms.We also used rag rugs on the inside of the teepees for more color. Why have a regular round table when you can have tables made out of recycled oil barrels and the tops of wire spools?!
“These were topped with a serape runner and a beautiful array of cacti and pheasant feathers. As for the food I chose, I wanted something people could just pick up and eat. In fact, no utensils were even available. Our menus consisted of churros with homemade hot fudge and carmel in dipping cups, soft pretzels with homemade ranch, and nacho cheese and marinara sauce in dipping cups. We also had the sweetest heart cactus cookies!
“For our drinks, we made sure we had plenty of water bottles that we had made labels for, cactus coolers, and a plethora of Arizona drinks.Because we had these type of foods, we were able to really engage our guests in playing all of our oversized games that we had made. We had a giant checker board made out of pallets, yardzee dice, pickup sticks, janga, cornhole (with serape corn bags), badminton, kubb, connect four, Bocce, and tic tac toe. It was so fun to see so many people leaving the stress of their day and enjoying my special day with me.
“We made sure to bring in fun patio furniture for people to sit comfortably so they could visit and catch up with friends. This was important to me. We sometimes fail to see the importance of face to face communication. Everyone came and stayed and lots of conversation was had at my wedding. I loved every bit of it! When the wedding was coming to an end, we had to keep it bright with color so why not do it with colored smoke bombs!? It was a perfect way to end my perfect day!
Pictures – Steven Gray photography @stevegrayphoto
Flowers -Renae Ellsworth @forgetmenotflowersandgifts
Cookies – Christie Lowe @Sweet_Additions15
Decorations – Noelle Sorensen @hiphippiehorray
Bride – Addie Bills @adds_bills_15
Groom – Tanner Bills @tannerbills23
Bridesmaid dresses – Desperado Depot @thedesperadodepot
Groomsmen’s ties – Frank and Buck @frankandbuck
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