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Hello Lovelies! I am Alicia from The Charity Wedding and I am excited to present another round of with some of my favorite wedding bloggers! I recently helped organized a styled shoot using the theme of a Vintage Desert Safari. Each blogger will be showcasing a photo from the shoot and sharing some tips, advice, or just some pretty-eye candy for you to enjoy! Be sure to visit all the blogs to make sure you catch all the goodness! Thanks so much to all of the participants!

You may have gotten a sneak peek of today’s fun feature with this morning’s color board.  While this styled shoot has many rustic elements, my favorite part is the vintage twist on it all.  The use of the muted and soft color palette, vintage china on the tables, and the bride’s chic and classic gown.  That hint of wild adds the perfect element of surprise.

For more on the Vintage Desert Safari Blog Around the World features, check out the other bloggers helping out! Next in line is Bow Ties and Bliss!

Bubble Rock Studios | Cap Classique | The Unreal Bride | Brancoprata | Bijoux Bride | Bridal Musings  | The Oceanside Bride | Hey Gorgeous | Sparkle and Hay | Wedding Pickle | The Perfect Palette | Oh Lovely Day | La Petite Coquin | Brenda’s Wedding Blog | Fab You Bliss | Landlocked Bride | Bow Ties and Bliss | A Paper Proposal | Engaged and Inspired | The Charity Wedding

Location: Out of Africa Wildlife Park and Along the Verde River, Camp Verde, AZ | Coordination & Concept: Alicia French of The Charity Wedding | Event Design: KD Event Designs | Photography:  Fancy Fin Photography | Bouquet: Glamorous Occasions | Cake & Pastries: Kick Ass Kakes | Invitations, Menu, Dessert Toppers and Hang Tags: Wedding Girl | Model: Dahlee | Makeup Artist: Sabrina Sweet Makeup | Hair Artist: Erin McDonald of Aveda Red 115 Salon | Gown: La Belle Reve | Jewelry: Genevieve | Cupcakes: Handmade by Alicia  


  1. I love the board! Thank you so much for being involved!

  2. I’m totally obsessed with the back of that wedding gown! Love the sexy low back with the sweet bow.

  3. Kismet
    12:24 pm on July 20th, 2011

    Love the vintage twist to the shoot too!

  4. love the color board!

  5. So lovely!!

    xoxo, Chrissy
    The Perfect Palette

  6. I love the soft color palette too – and I LOVE that you selected one of the photos featuring my menu design. I’m all smiles today seeing this shoot being shared by so many.

  7. That place setting and menu are fabulous ~ love the mismatched plates!

  8. That dress is so beautiful!!!

  9. i LOVE that menu. all of the paper was so amazing!

  10. Melina
    10:25 pm on July 20th, 2011

    The menu is just way to darling! Brenda did such a good job!