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Wedding Ideas: Desert Wedding

Monochromatic Bonneville Salt Flats Wedding

September 24, 2022 | justine

After spending a lot of time camping out in Utah’s mountains and deserts together, Izzy and Colby fell in love in the outdoors. Their love story came full circle when they decided to tie the knot at the same places where they fell in love. With a Church of Dirt intimate ceremony and a Bonneville Salt Flats wedding reception, they couldn’t have chosen a more magical setting with the best outdoor views for their “I […]

Day Of The Dead Inspired Cactus Country Wedding

September 23, 2022 | justine

Drawing inspiration from the rich cultural background of the Day of the Dead and the artistic style of Frida Kahlo, Anahi and Chris had a clear vision of how their special day would look and feel. Featuring a stunning display of color and textures, the pair’s Cactus Country wedding showcases unconventional style and gorgeously moody touches. Everything was cohesive and flowed seamlessly, from the venue and flowers down to the wedding attire.  The couple’s bold […]

Adventure Filled Horseshoe Bend Vow Renewal

September 5, 2022 | justine

Amanda and David have been together for nine years and spent most of their time traveling across the United States. So the pair naturally wanted their love for travel, adventure, and each other to be the focus of their big day. With sunrise coffee at the cliff sides, a surprise helicopter ride, and the best panoramic desert views—they pulled off their Horseshoe Bend vow renewal in the most spectacular and unforgettable way. The couple kicked […]

Elegantly Boho Arizona Desert Wedding

August 4, 2022 | riley

More often than not, the setting of a wedding creates the atmosphere. And nothing amplifies romance more than a picturesque secluded location, jaw-dropping desert mountain views, and an earthy boho aesthetic. With feathery florals, a soft color palette, and chic wedding fashion, Kyle and Matt’s Arizona desert wedding certainly had the swoon-worthy factor. With the help of their amazing vendor team, the pair pulled off a timeless yet unconventional celebration with their closest and dearest […]

Desert Disco-Themed Palm Springs Wedding

July 25, 2022 | riley

Known for its warm weather, architecture, and retro atmosphere, Palm Springs is the perfect city for couples wanting to travel back into time–and that’s exactly what Laura and Tom were looking for. With the keywords “fun,” “casual,” and “party” in mind, they landed on a disco-themed Palm Springs wedding at Ace Hotel and Swim Club.  Paying homage to their hometowns–Arizona and Maryland–along with their new home–Los Angeles–the newlywed’s special day was complete with pink flamingos, […]

Dazzling Boho Death Valley Elopement Inspiration

July 13, 2022 | justine

A jaw-dropping desert valley landscape, warm sunset-inspired florals, combined with a whimsical and carefree vibe—this Death Valley elopement will have modern couples feeling inspired. Dreamt up by Hotzel Photography and a creative team of vendors, this styled shoot showcases the beauty of having an intimate, authentic, and intentional celebration with only Mother Nature as witness. With the iconic sand dunes as a backdrop, it was the perfect setting for a private vow exchange and a […]

Gorgeous Joshua Tree Sunset Micro Wedding

June 12, 2022 | justine

An otherworldly landscape with distinctly spiny trees and spectacular rock formations—there’s just something so magical about tying the knot in the heart of Joshua Tree. While the pandemic may have affected Rachel and Dean’s original destination wedding plans, the pair decided to have a special weekend celebration instead with just their immediate family. And with the help of planner and Junebug member The Walk Down The Aisle, the pair pulled off an epic sunset micro […]

Bold Salvation Mountain Elopement Inspiration

June 8, 2022 | kailey

There are only three words fit to describe this unlike-any-other inspiration: bold, colorful, and utterly eccentric. Looking to break the traditional wedding boundaries, Ride or Die Retreats brought to life a styled shoot that challenges couples to think outside the box for their location, decor, and wedding day outfits—much like this Salvation Mountain elopement. Celebrating individuality, Salvation Mountain—a man-made, desert art installation with an outpouring message of hope and love—made for the perfect “I do” […]

Beautiful and Epic Moab Elopement

April 23, 2022 | riley

Rugged rock formations, bottomless canyons, towering sand dunes, and sweeping desert views— Moab is best known for its otherworldly landscape and endless opportunities for elopement adventures of all kinds. With the expert planning of photographer and Junebug member Shutterfreek and the Desert Rover crew, there was no shortage of beautiful scenery for this epic Moab elopement.  They kicked off their all-day adventure with a jeep tour and a pre-ceremony photoshoot against striking rock arches before […]

Beautifully Intimate Joshua Tree Micro Wedding

March 5, 2022 | riley

There’s something enchanting about tying the knot in the heart of the desert, surrounded by your closest friends, family, and the beautiful cacti-filled landscape. When it came time to plan their wedding, Chara and Peter knew that a Joshua Tree micro wedding was the perfect decision. The two said “I do” at Indian Cove Amphitheater in the national park before taking an old-school Cadillac over to Ace Hotel Palm Springs–the hotel they stayed at the […]