My friend and I recently hosted a photography workshop in Joshua Tree. It was such an incredible experience! One of our styled shoots was an intimate elopement with a vintage Volkswagen bug. Everything turned out so beautifully, and it got me thinking about writing a blog post about why eloping in Joshua Tree is the perfect alternative to a traditional wedding.
If you're looking for a non-traditional way to tie the knot, here are five reasons why eloping in Joshua Tree should be at the top of your list:
ONE — NATURAL BEAUTY
Joshua Tree National Park is known for its stunning desert landscapes and unique rock formations. Imagine exchanging your vows under the golden sunsets or against the dramatic backdrop of towering rock formations. It's a natural beauty that will truly take your breath away.
TWO — ROMANTIC GETAWAY
I often advise my couples to consider renting an Airbnb in Joshua Tree for their elopement. Many Airbnbs offer the perfect backdrop for both pre-ceremony preparations and post-ceremony celebrations. Some are even nestled on expansive acres of land, making them ideal for hosting your elopement right on the property. The vast array of remarkable Airbnbs in Joshua Tree ensures that you can discover one that aligns with your unique style and aesthetic. Just as a traditional venue can influence the ambiance and design of a wedding, an Airbnb can set the tone and style of your elopement. The cherry on top??? It provides you with a cozy haven for a romantic getaway, making the experience all the more memorable.
BONUS: I have a curated list of Airbnbs in the Joshua Tree area that I share with all of my couples. Additionally, I'm more than willing to assist you in your quest for the perfect Airbnb that not only complements your elopement's aesthetic but also aligns with your budget.
THREE — ADVENTUROUS EXPERIENCE
If you and your partner are the adventurous type, eloping in Joshua Tree could be the perfect way to celebrate your love. After exchanging vows in a secluded desert cove, you can set off on a journey to uncover the park's hidden treasures. Whether it's stargazing beneath the desert's celestial canopy, trekking through the renowned Hidden Valley, or scaling distinctive rock formations, your elopement can transition seamlessly into an unforgettable adventure.
FOUR — INTIMATE AND PERSONAL
Choosing to elope in Joshua Tree allows you to create a deeply intimate and personal experience. With its vast open spaces and secluded corners, you can exchange your vows in a quiet and meaningful setting, surrounded only by the ones you love most. It's a chance to escape the pressures and distractions of a traditional wedding and focus solely on the love between you and your partner.
FIVE — UNIQUE WEDDING PHOTOS
Forget the blandness of country club backdrops for your wedding photos and opt for stunning shots amidst the Joshua Trees. The California desert offers a distinct light that's pure magic; it's like nothing else. It flatters every skin tone and works wonders in creating those truly magical photos.
So, there you have it! If you're searching for a non-traditional wedding alternative that celebrates the beauty of nature, a Joshua Tree elopement is the perfect choice for you!
Models: @letushavecake + @palemoonphotography
Classic Car: @cannedcloseup