For desert lovers, it doesn’t get better than today’s gorge boho editorial designed by Rebel Belle Weddings and captured beautifully by Betsi Ewing Studio. Betsi has always been drawn to the beauty and diverse landscape of California; according to her, the light, the weather, and the natural backdrops are truly a photographer’s dream. (As California dwellers, we’d have to agree!) After spending the past decade in NYC, she finally made the move to sunny SoCal this past year + knew her first shoot had to be in the desert near Joshua Tree to celebrate all she loves about her new home. Here’s a bit more from Laura of Rebel Belle about the shoot’s design + team:
When Betsi first approached us with her vision of a dream-like desert wedding, we instantly knew the perfect location. Sacred Sands Bed & Breakfast, just outside of the Joshua Tree National Park, is an absolute gem of a venue set smack in the middle of the desert. We brought in Flowers By Leah, who created the gorgeous floral design focusing on oversized pink peonies offset with succulents and bits of polished desert stone. Alice at Flowerfetti provided the golden confetti cones, and for the final touches, the Rebel Belle team scoured local vintage shops to hand-pick tableware as well as display pieces for our handcrafted dessert, sparkling golden churros.
Betsi was right, Joshua Tree is an absolute dream! And the perfect fit for this team’s free-spirited design aesthetic.
Loving the contrast of these bright blooms against the more muted desert surroundings.
Laura says, Pattye’s Closet in Montrose, CA is a fantastic local shop where we sourced gorgeous vintage jewelry for our bride as well as a variety of polished agates and colorful geode accent pieces.
Mild (ok, major) obsession with this blue + gold beaded frock!
That was gorgeous, no? Big thanks to the very talented team of creatives below for sharing this stunning shoot with us today! Are any lucky couples out there tying the knot in the desert?
photographer: Betsi Ewing Studio // planning + design: Rebel Belle Weddings // venue: Sacred Sands Joshua Tree, California // florals: Flowers By Leah // paper goods: Tulaloo // hair + makeup: Elissa Ruminer // bride’s dresses: Just Say Native // bride’s headpieces: Hushed Commotion // vintage jewelry: Pattye’s Closet // confetti cones: Flowerfetti // place card holders: apresto // linens: Bonner’s Party Rentals // models: Annelise Cherie and Corey Ferrugia