Desert Wedding Highlights Couples' Eco-Conscious Lifestyle

When couple, Jon LaGuardia and Charlotte Manross, decided to tie the knot, they knew they had to make sure their wedding celebration didn't circumvent their eco-conscious ideals. With some imagination and support from earth-friendly vendors in the Tucson area, Charlotte and Jon were able to combine rustic desert design with sustainable yet romantic touches to create a truly picturesque wedding at Tucson’s Tanque Verde Guest Ranch.

LaFleur Plantscapes + Fresh Flora reduced the couples carbon footprint by purchasing all the flowers locally, and included "green plants" in the bouquets, corsages, and table arrangements. Charlotte's bouquet contained a mesquite tree seedling - a keepsake “wedding tree” that the couple plans to plant in their backyard to enjoy as a timeless reminder of their special day.

LaFleur Plantscapes + Fresh Flora incorporated a blend of seasonal wildflowers, recycled glass vessels, and reclaimed desert treasures from Jon and Charlotte's many hikes around southern Arizona. Saguaro and prickly pear skeletons, dried agave blossoms, weathered stones, vintage mercury glass and old black and white photos of the couples family were added to the tablescapes as a way to give guests an intimate glimpse into the love Jon and Charlotte share for the desert.

Charlotte's vintage inspired lace gown was provided by Gigi's Bridal; Artisan Salon enhanced her natural beauty with a stunning make-up application; and the desert sunset made for gorgeous shots captured by Merdeka Studios.

Inspired by what you've seen here? Whether romantic and rustic, modern and bold, or anything in between, La Fleur Plantscapes + Fresh Flora can create the look that says who you are on your special day. Contact us for a free consultation. We look forward to dreaming with you!