This Retro Desert Love Land Wedding Was One Big Party

February 15, 2024 | justine

High school sweethearts Kassandra and Jose celebrated 16 beautiful years together with a truly unforgettable bash. With its lively and electric atmosphere, Las Vegas was the obvious choice for their special day.  Their goal was to sprinkle retro magic into the mix, ensuring every guest felt the love and had an absolute blast. With the help of Junebug planner Ember and Stone Events, they absolutely nailed it! Using lots of disco balls, vibrant red hues, and personal touches galore, they perfectly blended retro vibes with the breathtaking desert scenery at their Desert Love Land wedding.

With its stunning desert landscape adorned with red rocks, cacti, and succulents, their wedding venue was a natural wonder. The ceremony was a sight to behold, with wooden crossback chairs and an altar adorned with florals and mirror balls, allowing the beauty of the surroundings to take center stage. The retro theme seamlessly transitioned into the reception, where guests partied the night away on an oversized checkered dance floor.

If you’re into dreamy desert vibes with a hint of retro flair, you’re in for a treat. This wedding day was filled with heartfelt moments and breathtaking desert panoramas, expertly captured by Erin Roberts. Prepare to be mesmerized as you scroll down and witness the magic for yourself.

The Couple:

Kassandra and Jose

The Wedding:

Desert Love Land, Las Vegas, Nevada

A Match Made in Retro Heaven: A Wedding Dress Inspired by Legends

I was inspired by Priscilla Presley’s iconic wedding look and Lana Del Rey’s glamorous retro style. I found the most incredible dress by House of Flora that combined both of these queens with a modern twist. It was a match made in heaven.

How Their Retro Desert Love Land Wedding Came To Be

As we started planning our special day, we aimed to create a high vibe retro-infused wedding. Our focus was to create a fun atmosphere filled with love that our guests could feel. We are high school sweethearts and have been together for 16 years, so we wanted our wedding to be a fun celebration. We couldn’t think of a better destination than Las Vegas. The energy of Vegas is electric. You can feel it in the air. Our guests arrived in Las Vegas, and we shuttled them in a party bus to the desert of Nevada. The desert has always been our favorite place, and we wanted our guests to experience its tranquility. I have a massive love for disco balls, so we sprinkled them all over the venue. Roses are the most highly vibrational plant on Earth, so there was an emphasis on roses. Our color palette popped amongst the natural colors of the desert. 

Navigating Wedding Stress By Embracing Release and Trust

There were times when I could have freaked out because things weren’t going my way, but I chose to release control and have trust and faith that everything would work out better than I could have imagined. The week of my wedding, our caterer canceled the week, three days before our wedding, to be exact. Luckily, I had been mentally preparing myself for this, so I took a deep breath and trusted that everything would work out. The day before our wedding, we had a caterer that was even better than the one we originally had.

The Unforgettable Impact of Ember and Stone Events

Ember and Stone Events rocked our world! They went above and beyond for us! They made the wedding planning process effortless. Hiring them as our wedding planners was my second best decision for the wedding, first marrying my best friend. We absolutely love Nikki’s energy. She was just as excited as we were. Not only were we impressed with this incredible team, but so were all our guests. We can’t thank her enough for all of her hard work, dedication to us, and attention to detail. Ember and Stone Events is a dream team.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Erin Roberts
Event Planning – Ember and Stone Events
Ceremony Venue – Desert Love Land
Reception Venue – Cactus Joes
Floral Design – Lively Bloom
Food Truck – Doppio Express
Cake – Cake Wagon
Hair Styling – Meg De La Cruz
Wedding Dress – House of Flora
Bridal Accessories – Julie Harris Designs
Rentals – Rsvp Party Rentals


Congratulations to Kassandra and Jose on their retro Desert Love Land wedding. A heartfelt thank you goes out to Erin Roberts for skillfully capturing the magical desert landscape and all the cherished moments shared on their special day. And a special shout out to Junebug planner Ember and Stone Events for planning everything! To see more events they’ve planned, be sure to check out their profile in our directory of the world’s best wedding planners.

If you’re eager to shake things up and host a one-of-a-kind celebration, dive into our guide for fresh inspiration. Whether you dream of desert vistas, retro vibes, or something entirely different, we’ve got you covered with tips and ideas to make your special day truly unforgettable.

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