No ceremony venue or reception decor were necessarily for Sarah and Sage’s minimalist wedding where the couple tied the knot in the middle of a desert — literally! An intimate ceremony took place in Oregon’s Alvord Desert where the casual couple exchanged emotional vows and hugged each of their beloved wedding guests as soon as they were pronounced husband and wife. Sage’s desert chic groom style included a bolo tie and boots, but the real fashion star here is Sarah, whose windowpane jumpsuit and straw sunhat were effortlessly chic and impossibly cool. Photographer and dear friend of the newlyweds Free The Bird captured epic portraits of the first look and desert campfire that document memories each wedding guest will forever hold close to their hearts.
Sarah and Sage
Alvord Desert, Harney County, Oregon
We are simple people and we wanted the main focus of the wedding to be the location. We love the outdoors and wanted to bring our immediate family and close friends to one of our most favorite places in Oregon. The location really doesn’t need any decoration or embellishment. The sky, the ground and the sun and clouds were perfect. My mom, a former florist, gathered desert flowers and sage from the campsite to make my bouquet and Sage‘s boutonniere.
Immediately following the ceremony, we got to hug each and every one of our guests. It was so special to us to thank everyone for trekking so far out of town to celebrate us. We all lined up for a giant group photo on the playa. It was incredible to see all of our wedding guests shoulder to shoulder in such a breathtaking place, to be with us and celebrate our love.
The Couple Recommends:
Jai of Free The Bird is our wedding guru and great friend. We knew we wanted him to be our photographer before we even knew where we would be married.
The Wedding Team:
Congrats to Sarah and Sage on their Alvord Desert wedding and thanks to Free The Bird for sharing their intimate day with Junebug! Planning a desert wedding? Check out this stunning Sedona wedding inspiration!