Getting married in the Southwest? Then an Aztec wedding theme might be exactly what you’re looking for. Nuptials with a bit of Southwestern flair tend to be filled with vibrant colors, intricately designed patterns and geometric touches. The versatility of the theme allows you to create a wedding that is chock-full of personality and boldness. I personally can’t get enough of this wedding theme. Here are a few ideas for inspiration:


Set the tone with wedding invitations
Give all of your guests a sneak peak of your wedding theme with the proper invitations. This Southwest Flair Invitation hits the nail right on the head. The top of the stationery is adorned with a bold chevron pattern in a bright turquoise hue. The color is used throughout the invitation for a coordinated feel.

Combine flowers and succulents
Flowers are a must-have at Aztec-themed weddings because of the vibrant color that they bring to the party. Consider pairing your blooms with various succulents, which are a perfect fit for a Southwestern wedding. Plus, they are able to stand up to the heat and humidity! Pair vibrant pink and orange buds with succulents, or float a few succulents in a glass cylinder filled with water. You can also use pots of cacti to dress up your wedding reception tables – those prickly plants can serve as wedding favors for your guests.

Decorate with feathers
Feathers help express your Aztec theme, and they can be used virtually anywhere throughout your wedding. Place a few colorful feathers in your hair to top off your bridal style or use them as cake toppers on your dessert. You can also stick a few feathers in your bouquet or boutonniere for a beautiful contrast of color and texture.

Introduce bold patterns
Don’t be afraid to utilize bold designs in your wedding decor. On your reception tables, pair chevron-patterned placemats with striped or geometric-patterned dinnerware on top. With an Aztec theme, you can easily combine a variety of patterns for a dramatic look.

Dress up your bridesmaids
There are a number of ways that you can go about dressing your bridesmaids to fit an Aztec theme. Have them wear patterned maxi dresses or opt for gowns in solid colors that you can enhance with accessories like patterned shoes, jewelry, belts, headbands and clutches. If you really wish to fit the Southwest theme, you may even want to have your bridesmaids wear cowgirl boots!

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Photo Credit: Bride and Groom: EE Photography via Ruffled, Bouquet: EE Photography via Ruffled, Wedding Cake: Butterfly Sweets, Tablescape:Found, Bridesmaid: Matthew Morgan via Ruffled, Sand Art Centerpiece: Your Cloud Parade via Ruffled