blooms with a view
Showing off the desert’s unique beauty is so easy at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort, where the expansive city and mountain views are unsurpassed. The rugged terrain and the elegant-modern architecture and decor of the resort call for spectacularly contrasting elements for a wedding to remember.
Welcoming guests with this above-and-beyond table of escort cards sets the tone for a garden wedding. Opulent linens, in shimmering au courant gold, set alongside a fanciful black and white awning stripe, are the ideal complement for the neutral tones of the desert landscape.
The scene stealer is, of course, the floral design. Roses, hydrangea, smilax vine, dahlia, coxcomb, and mokara orchids crown an 8-foot long trellis positioned above the escort card table. Strings of crystals, miniature mercury glass single-bloom vases, and votive candles are enchanting details to get the party started.
“We wanted to contrast the boldness of the linens with the softness of our floral color palette.”
— Shawna Reed, Designer, Your Event Florist
Reception tables take the bling factor to the next level. Peach linens are a soft background for the shimmering gold paillette topper. Variety is key when designing a reception where the setting is gorgeous in its own right. Here, we show how beautifully modern acrylic chairs can enhance some tables, while the others are surrounded by Chiavari chairs in a high gloss black lacquer. Guests of honor are seated in personalized chairs. Both settings are distinctive with opaque black glassware, and floral-embellished menu cards. The eye moves from the lavish floral centerpieces to simple dainty glasses vases bearing sweet dahlias at each setting.
“As professionals, we are always looking for way to stretch our talents. I love how the modern stripes marry so well with the feminine roses.”
— Kimberly McDowell, The Event Essentials
Rather than a “pop of color” on the invitation suite, the stationer opted for contrasting elements in the stripe, floral, and gold shimmer detail. For interest, some tables feature a solid black menu and awning stripe napkin, while others have a striped menu and solid black napkin. This is one way to maintain similar features and yet offer variety in your decor. As they say, variety is the spice of life.
Created at the romantic Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa by the design team of;
Set Stylist & Floral Design: Your Event Florist
Photography: Hagerty Photography
Stationer: The Event Essentials
Linen: Wildflower Linen
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals