Planning an Intimate Wedding? Get Inspired by This Private Joshua Tree Wedding at The Hi Desert Ranch

September 16, 2019 | Junebug Weddings

Madison and Collin’s elopement at The Hi Desert Ranch in Joshua Tree makes our hearts pitter patter in the best way. Let’s start with this venue — The Hi Desert Ranch is a micro-resort in the desert of California, which is a unique (and awesome) venue choice for an intimate wedding or elopement. Madison’s Daughter’s of Simon gown was a fabulous choice for her day in the desert. Pro tip: Bring along accessories, like the fun hats Madison and Collin wore, for a variety of looks during your portraits! Speaking of photographs, Karra Leigh Photography captured every detail with creativity and perfect tones for the terracotta-inspired color scheme. Planner Heather Lane Events also knew exactly how to make the couple’s eclectic vibe come to life with bohemian florals designed by Oak & Amble and reception rentals from Signature Rentals. If you’ve ever dreamed of an intimate wedding in Joshua Tree, The High Desert Ranch just might be your destination!

The Couple:

Madison & Collin

The Wedding:

The Hi Desert Ranch, Joshua Tree, California



We wanted the vibe to reflect our current style in day-to-day life. We have eclectic tastes, so we wanted something to showcase that. We loved the color scheme we picked and worked around that.

Our ceremony was the most memorable part of the day. We wrote our own vows and had a family friend marry us. Exchanging our written vows pledging our lives to each other is something we will never forget! I also love our ceremony photos – it was right at sunset and they are just stunning.

Karra Leigh was amazing to work with. She is the sweetest soul and genuinely loves her couples. She captured every little detail of our day and our love for one another. We love our wedding photos!

Advice from the couple: Hire a planner!!! We could not have pulled off our wedding without the help of family and our planner. We were truly able to be present in our day knowing that everything was taken care of!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Karra Leigh Photography
Event Planning – Heather Lane Events
Wedding Venue – The Hi Desert Ranch
Floral Design – Oak & Amble
Catering & Cake – Mojave Monaco
Videography – Jay + Mack Films
Stationery – Brown Fox Creative
Makeup Artist & Hair Styling – Tanya Marie
Wedding Dress – Daughters of Simone
Bride’s Earrings – a.b. Ellie
Groom’s Apparel – Men’s Wearhouse
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Show Me Your Mumu
Rugs – Planks & Patina
Rentals – Signature Rentals
Rings – Tivol


Congratulations to Madison and Collin! We’re beyond happy for you, and so thankful Karra Leigh Photography shared these amazing photographs with Junebug! For similar inspiration to this couple’s day at The Hi Desert Ranch, check out this jewel tone Joshua Tree wedding at a secluded High Desert homestead.

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One Comment

  1. LOVE those details at the reception, and the hats they were during the ceremony were rad! Really great wedding inspo!

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