Bohemian Desert Elopement Inspiration from Drumheller, Alberta

Alberta doesn’t get enough credit for the variety of landscapes we have that provide the perfect backdrops for weddings and elopements. Today’s desert bohemian inspiration shoot from Calgary wedding planner Moments by Madeleine and Calgary wedding photographer Kadie Hummel Photography is the perfect example. Set in Drumheller, the Badlands provide the perfect sandy backdrop for this bohemian shoot filled with sexy neutrals. Highlights that our hearts are loving include the adorable mobile bar, the perfect 60’s boho touch, as well as the inspired decor and rentals from Orange Trunk vintage styling and rentals, a team with a catalog of decor items that are perfect for this shoot! Hear more from the planner and meet the entire Creative Team after the jump!

Large papas grass and pale pink floral arrangementmobile white food truck parked behind small coffee nook in desert Cocktail sign on brown table in front of small cactusWicker seat with pale pink and orange bouquet on top with mobile bar behindLarge wicker seat with pale flowers and white ribbon on topPale pink white and beige floral arrangement on old luggage box Brown luggage with table setting and floral arrangement on top with mobile bar behind Table setting with large beige tied napkin and glasses on top of brown luggageTable setting on top of brown luggage with two chalices and silver cutleryLarge white wedding cake sitting on glass table beside pampas grass floral arragementLarge white wedding cake sitting on glass table beside pampas grass floral arrangementLarge papas grass and blush pink floral arrangement pampas grass floral arrangement sitting on dirt ground beside mobile bar

From the planner:

Collaborating with Salut Mobile Bar to showcase a part of Alberta we often forget about and bringing in both feminine and earthy elements to an intimate elopement was the perfect summer evening. Drumheller is a beautiful part of Alberta that is often over shadowed by the majestic Rocky Mountains to the west. Driving in you feel like you’ve been transported into a desert full of hoodoos and neutral tones, not a mountain in sight. I knew I wanted to go in a more boho direction with a toffee, blush, and peach colour palette with natural textures. Vintage rentals from Orange Trunk set the tone of the intimate affair of the beautiful couple and their witnesses. I mean, how can you not love the look of that peacock chair against the desert backdrop! A high low cut bridal gown from Blush & Raven covered in three-dimensional appliques and a dark peach bridesmaid gown from Maide The Label fits the aesthetic perfectly. I knew I wanted to go a bit wilder with the groom’s suit and try a colour that you wouldn’t often see as traditional grooms attire. Supreme Menswear was able to provide us with a mauve and grey plaid patterned suit with a textured grey tie, how sharp! The cake had sugar eucalyptus details from Bake My Day and Chickweed Cottage created arrangements from dried elements and fresh blooms. They sipped french 75’s out of vintage glassware as the sunset, it really was the perfect summer evening. 

Large beige couch sitting beside wicker seat on top of rugMan in beige suit sits cross legged on couch in desert Man in brown plaid suit leaning against white mobile bar with drink in handBartender pouring drink into glass beside bottle of gin Man holding small glass out sitting in wicker chair Man and woman smiling sitting on chair with mobile bar and bartender in back Bride and groom sit on couch with large white lace dress strewn holding bouquet Two men sit smiling with two women beside them with mobile bar behind Man and woman embrace holding pale pink bouquet in desert Man and woman embrace holding pale pink bouquet in desert Two women touch foreheads holding bouquet in desert smiling Holding out bouquet with beige pale pink and white flowersWoman in white dress leans on mans lap sitting on beige couch in desert Man and woman walk smiling holding hands in desert Woman leans on mans shoulder holding bouquet in desert Mobile bar and coffee nook laid out with desert backgroundMan and woman stand embraced at top of large dirt hill Man and woman stand holding hands at top of large dirt hill Mand and woman embrace kissing forehead with desert backgroundMan and woman embrace with desert backgroundMan and woman walk together on rolling dirt hills holding hands


Kadie Hummel Photography/Twisted Film Works/Moments By Madeleine Weddings & Events/Orange Trunk Vintage Styling & Rentals/Bake My Day/Bexley Design Co./Chickweed Cottage/Blush And Raven Bridal Boutique/Maide The Label/Supreme Menswear/Mslay Studio Weddings/Salut Mobile Bar