Retro Desert Wedding Inspired By The Big Lebowski

This couple went for a Big Lebowski inspired wedding in the desert

This couple went for a Big Lebowski inspired wedding in the desert

Brittany and Nick had one major inspiration for their October 2019 wedding – The Big Lebowski! Their venue played a major part of setting the scene for this – with its mid-century modern aesthetic, the boutique AirBnB High Desert Paradise in the Yucca Valley provided the perfect backdrop for their relaxed retro theme!

They hired the house for the whole weekend and had all their best friends crash there with them. As well as the wedding on the Saturday, they hosted a pool party brunch on the Sunday to reminisce and unwind. As well as using the house’s existing styling to influence their aesthetic, they pulled inspiration from the surrounding landscape, and Brittany even started a business off the back of the wedding. She spent $700 arranging her own flowers and completely fell in love with the process so set up a floral design business off the back of it. She also DIYed almost every other element; collecting stained glass pieces for their ceremony arch, handpainting and framing all the signage and putting together the dessert table.

Their ceremony was held in the backyard of the house, and it was super important to the couple that they were able to have their beloved dogs, Luna and Cosmo, as ring bearer and flower girl. Afterwards, they hosted a reception of pizza and a pie bar in lieu of cake, before having a bowling after party at the nearby Yucca Bowl. Take a look at this cool wedding and steal some ideas for your own one!

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The wedding stationery was done in mint and pink, with watercolors and gold leaf

The wedding stationery was done in mint and pink, with watercolors and gold leaf

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The couple's dogs took part in the wedding as a flower girl and a ring bearer

The couple's dogs took part in the wedding as a flower girl and a ring bearer

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The groom was wearing a total black look with a bolo tie and shoes

The groom was wearing a total black look with a bolo tie and shoes

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The bride was wearing a fitting fully embellished wedding dress with thin straps and a rhinestone headpiece

The bride was wearing a fitting fully embellished wedding dress with thin straps and a rhinestone headpiece

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The bridesmaids were wearing mismatching maxi dresses in bold colors and minimalist shoes

The bridesmaids were wearing mismatching maxi dresses in bold colors and minimalist shoes

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The wedding arch was decorated with mosaic glass and some palm trees to highlight the location

The wedding arch was decorated with mosaic glass and some palm trees to highlight the location

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The wedding tablescape was done with a white table runner, muted color blooms, rocks, pampas grass and chic glasses

The wedding tablescape was done with a white table runner, muted color blooms, rocks, pampas grass and chic glasses

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a stylish desert sweetheart table decor

a stylish desert sweetheart table decor

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The couple went for cool desert wedding portraits

The couple went for cool desert wedding portraits

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What a lovely and statement wedding

What a lovely and statement wedding