Mystic desert wonder, meet these two shining stars. Bohemian dreams were basked in at this incredible Joshua Tree Wedding at the amazing venue that is Le Haut Desert Aerie. Among our all-time favorite weddings ever.
I could not be more in love with this nontraditional day, these two tender souls, or their playful community. My jaw is still dropped, my heart is still on the verge of bursting, and my behind is still twitching from the wild dance party. This incredible boho desert venue completely stole my heart—an ongoing project of love. I loved that they kicked off the day with a gorgeous session of yoga, loved that so many members of their community contributed their gifts and talents to make the day special, loved watching the bride ‘hop on’ to dance with her father (who is in a wheelchair). The list goes on and on, because every moment of the day felt vibrant and rich with an outpouring of love, light, and magic. I am just thanking my lucky stars for humans like this.
This incredible day with two incredible humans kicked off with a morning of yoga—a small, but strong group channeling so much good energy for this awesome union. Doesn’t hurt when the bride is a yogi herself!
LOVING that my awesome assistant Jill caught a bridesmaid in the act of defacing their vehicle with a dusty ‘just married!’
Every detail worn in the wedding had my eyes going wide—so much gorgeousness. The beaded southwest anklets! The turquoise earrings! #idie
They were incredibly informal about their loose wedding party—instead of the formalities, it was simply a gathering of their closest friends rallying together to support them.
A first look location to die for. Thanks to the team at Le Haut Desert Aerie for letting me know they’d recently created this hidden nook!
Becky and her mother preparing for a walk down the longest, grandest aisle path, hand in hand.
This might be my most all-time favorite ceremony location ever. I still gasp when I look at it.
Interestingly, it was a somewhat windy day, and somehow the speakers conked out while Becky had started her vows. So, we cast them aside, and they just spoke their truth… loudly. :P
This recessional like no other will always be in my heart.
The informal wedding party and their rallying cries!
I may or may not have been on the verge of tears because this was so ridiculous beautiful.
One of my favorite things to witness couples doing is practicing their first dance before the grand entrance. Getting to see them together having those shared private moments, nervous and excited… it absolutely slays me. And just a tip—your first dance doesn’t have to be perfect, guys. In fact, the more you try to get it perfect, the less engaged you are in having fun and enjoying it. So let go, be reckless, and enjoy your moment.
I didn’t think it was possible, but this place got even more magical at dusk.
And there you have it. The magic and wonder and mood and vibrance—such an excess of good energy, powerful vibes, and an amazing pair. I loved this, I loved these two, and I can’t wait to get back to the desert for more magic.
TALENT ROLL CALL:
Venue: Le Haut Desert Aerie / Coordination & Design: The Bride / Florals: The Bride and SD Socialights / Catering: El Dorado Supper Club / DJ: Alex Updike / Hair: Bria Styles / Makeup: Christina Lukens / Dress: Grace Loves Lace / Stationery: Christina Lukens / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Lighting: SD Socialights / Assistant Photographer: Jill Denny