This Sweet Joshua Tree Elopement is a Breath of Fresh Air

March 24, 2018 | Junebug Weddings

Adeyling and Martin’s intimate Joshua Tree elopement proves that sometimes the sweetest things in life are also the simplest. Rather than worry about timelines or vendors, they spent a relaxing morning getting ready and sipping cocktails in a cute little house in the middle of the desert. Then they and Alexandria Monette Photography made their way out into the iconic national park for an emotional first look, a vow exchange with the most stunning backdrop, and a portrait session that was equally carefree and romantic. We adore all the natural elements that were infused into this sweet elopement, from the bride’s earthy bouquet to the couple’s more casual wedding looks that were perfect for a warm summer day in the desert.

The Couple:

Adeyling and Martin

The Wedding:

Joshua Tree National Park, California

From the photographer: Adeyling and Martin’s elopement in Joshua Tree was pure bliss; full of the most heartfelt moments that had me tearing up. They got ready at a cute little Joshua Tree home, where songs played in the background as Adeyling FaceTimed her family back home, and Martin wrote his vows with authentic Flor de Caña from Nicaragua in hand.

Martin and Adeyling shared a memory they’ll hold dear to their hearts forever – their trip to Nicaragua to visit Adeyling’s family, where Martin proposed with her mother’s ring. After five years of commitment and with family unable to visit for a large wedding, they decided to elope under the desert sun. What sticks out to me most is how they describe their relationship: “We keep each other crazy, but we also keep each other sane.” It’s the incredible oxymoron of indescribable love, and it’s a beautiful thing.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Alexandria Monette Photography
Venue – Joshua Tree National Park
Getting Ready House – The Home Sweet Homesteader
Officiant – The Vow Keeper
Videography – Arroyo Films
Makeup Artist and Hair Styling – Tanya Marie
Getting Ready Robe – Flora Nikrooz
Bridal Shoes – Sam Edelman
Bridal Hair Accessories – YoYoMonica
Groom’s Apparel – Express
Rings – Kay Jewelers


A heartfelt congratulations to Adeyling and Martin, and a big thanks to Alexandria Monette Photography for sharing this stunning Joshua Tree elopement with Junebug! Looking for more dreamy elopement inspiration? You’re gonna wanna copy the rich color palette in this desert elopement inspiration at Sycamore Canyon Trails!

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  1. Wow Joshua Tree stop it! Just amazing

  2. This is gorgeous, nothing beats that golden California light in Joshua Tree.

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