By now, we all know how tree-mendous Joshua Tree is as a natural wedding backdrop, and truth be told, we’ll never tire of the free-spirited desert wedding style it inspires. Be it elopements, engagement sessions or intimate weddings for the adventurous couple, there’s just something about the dusty + vast landscape that’s a match made in Heaven with dried plants, macrame and 70’s inspired bridal fashion. So settle in and get comfortable because you won’t wanna look away from this #FRESH gallery in the Mojave Desert.
Henry Tieu has a knack for capturing motion, color and life in his photos, and for a sweet elopement story like this one, we couldn’t ask for anything more!
Rain and Pines put a unique twist on some pretty photogenic decor pieces – like the macrame “chargers” that were originally made as wall hangings. Oh, how we love their creative drive!
We simply can’t (and won’t) get over her cotton crochet wedding dress from Rish Bridal with gypsy bell sleeves!
And the scripty vow books + paper goods designed by Ink + Sable are giving us heart palpitations… in the best kind of way.
Unruly desert florals in earthy neutrals from Plain Jane Posy. Swoon!
From stylist: Rain and Pines Desert locales are becoming a hot spot for couples to get married or eloped so when I was asked to plan a styled shoot I knew exactly what I had in mind. I wanted to play around with the desert theme using dark tones from the dried plants and incorporating it with the live flowers, all ties together with pops of color while balancing everything out with a neutral beige. The Stella gown by Yaov Rish has such amazing dramatic details on it, therefore, I wanted to have something just as dramatic on the tablescape. I found these macramé wall hanger décor and thought it would be amazing as a charger for plates and was able to bring all the desert details into the décor.
Photography: Henry Tieu Photography
Event Planning & Styling: Rain and Pines
Floral Design: Plain Jane Posy
Dress: Rish Bridal
Bridal Boutique: a&bé bridal shop
Calligraphy: Ink + Sable
Cake: Something Sweet and Lovely