I love collaborating with amazingly creative people! Colleen from Atelier de Lafleur and I decided to combine forces on a desert styled shoot and it was amazing! We decided on an August shoot in Tucson for the landscape, cuisine, people and history. . . everything about the Sonoran desert has captured our hearts. We picked Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch because of its gorgeous vistas, cactus gardens and architecture!
We chose to keep the floral and décor simple, highlighting the ranch’s existing beauty. Native plants and cacti were incorporated into our bouquets and centerpieces to enhance the desert surroundings. Lori from Sugar Song Cakes created a Mesquite honey and vanilla cake with an orange blossom, agave sugar frosting. We love that she used local ingredients! The invitations used beautiful blooming cacti watercolor images, raw leather binding and gold foil. Originally we had two different ideas and we couldn’t make up our minds, we loved them both so much. Our designer (Brie Dumais Designs) expertly wove the two concepts together creating a suite that captured our style perfectly.
I am so in love with the images we got from this amazing day. Shooting the gorgeous details in film made the colors and textures even richer – which I love! Thank you to the team that brought this all together! You can see this shoot featured on Ruffled Blog for even more details!