Joshua Tree National Park in California is a magnificent almost magical desert landscape located in the Mojave desert. Rock formations, cacti, and spindly Joshua tree's make up the areas landscape, creating a backdrop that is simply unlike any other. It is also the location for our featured couple this week, Jen & Brian, who celebrated and said their "I Do's" in this fairytale desert setting. Photographer duo Nina & Dom, known professionally as Apartment 3 Photography, were on site to collect all of the beautiful images of their special day. Everything about their wedding was flawless, and unbelievably gorgeous. Follow along as we show you one of our favorite bohemian styled weddings we've ever seen. Trust us, you won't be disappointed, and you'll be dreaming of a desert wedding before you get to the end.
Jen & Brian chose to have a first look pre-ceremony, and it looked beautiful. She was so gorgeous as she glides towards her soon to be husband in her bohemian style wedding gown, with her long flowing white train behind her. The sun creates a halo around here white blond hair, and she was nothing short of magnetic. We can imagine her groom's heart was beating nervously as he anticipated her arrival, and the smile on his face when he first sees her says it all. The groom looks equally as handsome with his white shirt and slacks, and completed his look with a black wide brimmed hat, making it the perfect touch. There were smiles and smooches, along with some peaceful and quiet moments between the two as they took the time to be alone and soak in the big day.
The colors that the couple used throughout their wedding are some of the best we've ever seen. Rustic shades of browns and oranges mixed with classic white and black created their pretty desert palette. The bridesmaids stunned in their burnt orange gowns, with the groomsmen staying classic in white shirts and khakis. The men added tan suspenders and floral boutonnières to match the women and we think they look handsome. We love the unique dried floral bouquets that the bride chose, making them a great choice for a desert affair. All of the little details at Jen & Brian's wedding were done to perfection, and everything was curated to create the bohemian wedding of our (and their) dreams.
With picturesque views of Joshua Tree in the background, Jen & Brian vowed their undying loving for each other. Family and friends looked on, and members of their bridal party stood on either side as their ceremony took place. Looking at one another lovingly, they held hands and listened eagerly as the officiant performed the wedding ceremony. As soon as they were announced husband and wife, they kissed, with sounds of congratulations echoing in the background. The couple walked down the aisle after their ceremony as onlookers continued to cheer, and as the sign says, the were welcomed into their happy ever after.
Our absolute favorite part of their wedding day photos, are their couple shots. We seriously wanted to include every single one and we couldn't get enough. Both of them are so stunning, as well as incredibly photogenic, that we're sure they must have been a dream to photograph. As we see them pose for the camera, there's something so romantic about their energy, and it pulls us in. Dancing through the desert, embracing through the rock sculptures, kissing as the sunlight cascades them. Every single one of these photos is breathtaking. Words don't do these two justice, so we'll let their beauty do the talking. We hope you love this part just as much as we did.
With the sun beginning to set, the night continued on with an outdoor wedding reception. Views of the desert, and a golden hour glow gave their night a dreamy and almost mystical look. The couple sat in white wicker chairs at the head table with a cute "Mr. & Mrs." sign directly at the front. Both look absolutely incredible as they walk hand in hand to their wedding reception, with guests celebrating their entrance. The night flowed with drinks, dinner, and a silent disco, creating a night those in attendance wouldn't soon forget. There were so many decorations that we loved from their day, with one of our favorite being the bohemian inspired cake topper. The pampas grass, palm leaves, and delicate bunny tails added a cute but hippy feel to the cake, and it matched perfectly with other details from the day.
Jen & Brian rode off, literally, on a motorcycle in their matching boho wedding outfits into the night as husband and wife. We can only imagine how incredible their wedding was, and we can see and feel the love from these two in all of their photos. We want to extend a congratulations to the newlyweds and we wish them nothing but the best. Cheers to your new life as a married couple- sending nothing but positive vibes your way.
For their wedding, Jen & Brian chose several different pieces from various collections to be used throughout their wedding ceremony and from the beginning, starting with their wedding invitations. Some pieces are Joshua Tree themed, and the others were minimalist in style, but equally as pretty. It made for beautiful stationery pieces that highlighted their desert wedding. All of the below items can be printed at home, or at any professional printer, allowing for options on how to create these items.
GRETA Collection Wedding Invitation
Jen & Brian invited their guests to their wedding using this Joshua Tree themed invitation stationery template. This design features a watercolor Joshua tree, cactus, desert drawing, and modern serif fonts. It made for the perfect wedding stationery that matched the venue and setting for their dreamy desert wedding. This invitation measures in at 5x7" with all of the wording completely editable for your event needs. Part of an invitation suite set, there are two other pieces of stationery that are not pictured- a details card and an RSVP card, both sized at 5.5x4". It was the perfect invitation to stay on theme for their desert wedding.
GRETA Collection Seating Chart
Keeping with the desert theme, the couple chose this seating chart for guests to find their reception seat. It features the same watercolor Joshua Tree as the invitation, as well as the modern serif fonts to give it a pretty look. It looks amazing as the desert and golden hour sunlight glow in the background.
Questions often received about what size to order based on the number of guests is as follows:
Customizable templates for the following items:
∙ Seating Chart - 36x24" (300 guests)
∙ Seating Chart - 24x18" (190 guests)
We recommend printing these on foam board for a sturdier and more resilient final product. You can print foam boards at your local Staples, Office Depot, Walmart, etc. or you can utilize our favorite printer Prints of Love! They offer free 2-3 day shipping and will deliver a product to your door that you're guaranteed to love.
MARAH Collection Table Numbers
Placed on their reception tables, these MARAH collection table numbers were the chosen table stationery pieces. This simple but elegant style features clean fonts and a modern minimalist design. Available in sizes of 4x6" or 5x7" (pictured below). We love how they were surrounded by crystals, pampas grass and candles for a beautiful bohemian table setup.
ADELLA Collection Bar Menu Sign
Used for their reception and cocktail hour, the couple chose this cute "drunk in love" bar menu sign. This DIY printable wedding drink menu sign features a handwritten font and a modern minimalist design. Everything on this template is 100% editable, allowing for your complete customization. Sizes for this sign are either 8x10" (pictured below) or 18x24" for a larger menu. The couple framed this sign to keep it in good condition and to give it a little more style. Now, how do we get our hands on one of those cocktails?!
This boho wedding out in Joshua Tree was an absolute dream to be a small part of, and we feel so lucky to witness these photos. We always love being included and seeing our work in action, and this wedding was one of our favorites, hands down. The boho vibes were off the chart and incredibly swoon worthy. What did you think of their desert wedding? Let us know. Send us a message via Etsy or our Instagram. We want to hear from you! Already planning the best day of your life? Congratulations! We're always here to help make event planning fun and easy. Don't miss the 10% off savings discount below.
Photographer | @apartment3photography
Stationery | @unmeasuredevents
Bride's Dress | @ruedeseinebridal
Arch Florals | @fernandsunpalm
Bride & Bridesmaids Dried Bouquet Florals | @pandaflowers
Bride & Groom | @jennyannewilson | @seniorwilson
Rings | @bluestonejewelry