It’s official. Desert weddings have stolen our succulent- and color-loving hearts. With all the bright hues, mountain backdrops and cactus-studded cakes, it’s no wonder brides are migrating out west to exchange their vows. There is something romantic and almost taboo (in a good way!) about a wedding ceremony that is essentially in the middle of nowhere. Scroll on to see how to bring these gorgeous desert wedding details into your big day. With the right styling and epic desert wedding venue, you’ll be throwing the ultimate boho-chic affair in no time.

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1. Touch of Tangerine: Between the bright bouquet and the elegantly studded wedding dress, this bride totally nailed the desert vibe. (via Jose Villa / The Perfect Palette)

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2. Hanging Lanterns: Geometric hanging lights AND succulents? Be still my our beating hearts. (via Amy and Jordan Photography / Ruffled Blog)

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3. Boho Tablescape: Table for two, please! This sweetheart table is everything you need for a secluded spot to steal some kisses. (via Lucy Munoz / Style Me Pretty)

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4. Air Plant Cake: If this cake tastes as good as it looks then there will be nothing but crumbs left. How gorgeous is that air plant cake topper? (via Tyler Rye Photography / Green Wedding Shoes)

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5. Bride Tribe: Can we just talk about this backdrop? Gather your girls and some lacy pendant flags for a photo sesh that you’ll never forget. (via Gaby J Photography / Inspired by This)

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6. Boho Flower Girl: Talk about total cuteness overload. The only thing more awesome than a flower crown is a flower crown on an adorable flower girl. (via Rad + In Love Photography / 100 Layer Cake)


7. Rad Rug: Take a magic carpet ride with this Southwest-inspired setup. The driftwood and glass bottles only add to the already stunning backdrop. (via Jonnie + Garrett / Junebug Weddings)

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8. Geometric Terrarium: Use these cute copper terrariums as your centerpieces for a little natural flair. Bonus: You can give them to your guests as a favor for coming to celebrate your love! (via Marble Rye Photography / Ruffled Blog)

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9. Cactus Place Setting: Go all out with mini cactus place settings that will transport your guests to the wild, wild west. (via Ben Q Photography / Green Wedding Shoes)


10. Prickly Pear Cake: Chevron buttercream + a heart cactus cake topper = a winning desert-inspired dessert combo. (via Ruze Cake House / The Cake Blog)

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11. Invitation Suite: Bright coral and warm weather plants are all you need for the perfect invitation suite. A little calligraphy never hurts either. (via Elyse Hall Photography / 100 Layer Cake)

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12. Radiant Ring: Show off your bling in the natural habitat of your wedding location. Just be careful not to get pricked! (via Pinkerton Photography / MODwedding)


13. Bright Boutonniere: Pin this onto your man for a fun and festive detail. Match the bright flowers to your bouquet to bring the whole look together. (via Mon Cheri Bridals)

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14. Desert Dance Floor: Who says you can’t have a dance party in the middle of the desert? Just add string lights and a live band! (via Kurt Boomer Photo / Style Me Pretty)

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15. Dreamer’s & Lovers Rosina Silk Gown ($1325): This dress is all about the laid-back desert chic look. This stunner would look great with loose waves or an undone updo. (via Dreamers and Lovers)

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16. Southwestern Table: Dinner for you and your new beau never looked so good. The copper mugs are a sweet touch and that luscious centerpiece will add the wow factor your sweetheart table needs. (via Angela Cox / The Wedding Chicks)

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