Intimate Airbnb Wedding In The Chihuahuan Desert

This couple went for a DIY wedding they planned themselves in the desert, with an Airbnb venue

This couple went for a DIY wedding they planned themselves in the desert, with an Airbnb venue

After getting engaged, Emily and Peter celebrated with a vacation to the Chihuahuan Desert. They loved the space so much that they chose to tie the knot in the same Airbnb they reveled in their engagement in. The result was an intimate Texas Airbnb wedding that was a mix of modern yet unique.

The couple, who did all of the planning themselves, incorporated wild floral arrangements from Brandee Winter, DIY touches–such as the backdrop, champagne wall, and their bar—and rentals from Illusions Rentals. Their hard work had the home looking like a professional venue. The ceremony was the only part of the wedding day that they didn’t formally plan. The couple’s best friend officiated and worked with other friends to build a ceremony that incorporated their words and advice.

The photographer–Nicole of Map + Compass Photography–was simply the best! During the preparation process the couple decided to part with their decorators and organizator but the photographer helped a lot. She jumped in with decor ideas, introduced the couple to amazing vendors, and revised the timeline countless times until everything made sense. Every idea, question, and concern was met with support and invaluable constructive feedback. The overall goal for the wedding was to have it feel like a really intimate dinner party. From a design/style perspective, the vibe mirrored the guys as a couple–a unique mix of traditional, modern, and funky. The wedding decor was done with bold blooms and pampas grass plus oversized leaves.

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a travel inspired wedding stationary idea

a travel inspired wedding stationary idea

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The bride was wearing a modern wedding dress with a cutout on the bodice and tied detailing

The bride was wearing a modern wedding dress with a cutout on the bodice and tied detailing

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The groom was wearing a black tux and a pretty boutonniere

The groom was wearing a black tux and a pretty boutonniere

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A wedding lounge right in the desert is a very cool idea

A wedding lounge right in the desert is a very cool idea

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The wedding altar was a white frame with neutral and bold blooms, leaves and pampas grass

The wedding altar was a white frame with neutral and bold blooms, leaves and pampas grass

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The wedding venue was amazing, fully decorated by the couple using ready floral arrangements

The wedding venue was amazing, fully decorated by the couple using ready floral arrangements

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The wedding dessert table was done with dried blooms and vintage books and looked cool

The wedding dessert table was done with dried blooms and vintage books and looked cool

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Lush red and blush floral arrangements, pampas grass, fancy signs and decor were created for the venue

Lush red and blush floral arrangements, pampas grass, fancy signs and decor were created for the venue

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The bride changed for a lace floral embroidery mini dress for the second part of the wedding

The bride changed for a lace floral embroidery mini dress for the second part of the wedding