Real Wedding: Julie + Patrick’s Joshua Tree Wedding

I have a gorgeous desert wedding to share with you guys today! Sent to me by the super talented – and super sweet – photographer Stephanie Williams, Julie + Patrick’s wedding was held in Joshua Tree, just minutes from Joshua Tree National Park, at the Sacred Sands Bed and Breakfast. I haven’t seen any weddings from Joshua Tree before, so I really loved looking at these photos. What a beautiful backdrop for a wedding!

joshua tree wedding

succulent bouquet

joshua tree wedding

A little bit about the day from Stephanie, Julie + Patrick are such an amazing couple, and both so artistic and creative! Many of the designs and wedding theme were created by the couple, and I loved that Patrick actually went rock climbing in Joshua Tree a few hours before the wedding! There were also many eco friendly aspects to their wedding – all the succulents on the tables and even the succulent bouquets were re-plantable, all the food was organic vegetarian cuisine from the couple’s own favorite recipes, and even the Sacred Sands is an environmentally-friendly building (built using strawbale walls as insulation).

joshua tree wedding

joshua tree wedding

joshua tree wedding

joshua tree wedding

As wedding favors, everyone received a poster with the couple’s wedding logo + theme from Clone Press, and Julie’s gorgeous dress was by Jim Hjelm. The reception was held outside under a canopy of stars, and they had bunt cakes and biscottis for dessert. All in all, a perfect evening!

joshua tree wedding

joshua tree wedding

succulent centerpieces

joshua tree wedding

joshua tree wedding

How fun are these cakes!? Love them!

bundt wedding cakes

joshua tree wedding

Such a beautiful, lovely, organic day. Congrats again to Julie + Patrick! Thanks again Stephanie for sharing your lovely photos with us. Check out even more gorgeous photos from the day on Stephanie’s Blog.

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    This is my favorite wedding to date. Every single thing is understated, elegant, and perfect.

  2. ahhh, shucks. Thanks!
    The best part is those succulents are now in my garden and will hopefully be a living memory of the day.
    It really was a perfect wedding!

  3. I agree! This is beautiful! I love Joshua Tree and wedding there!…awesome!

  4. Wow… Those images are pretty amazing. Such an incredible wedding!

  5. love this! i used to be one of those people who didnt find beauty in the desert…but in recent years i have officially converted! this wedding is proof of how stunning a setting it is!

  6. Love those cakes and the stands. So unique!!

  7. love the succulent in the hair!!

  8. Wow, what a beautiful desert wedding! I just adore the tablescape. Your blog is amazing, I will be sure to link you on mine,

  9. I love earthy and rustic weddings- this one took it to a whole new level!!

  10. OOOOHHHHHH. Love this wedding!!! The scenery is so pretty! And love the succulent table top also. Thank you for brightening my day!!!

  11. The photos are so lovely! It took my breath away! The setting and everything else is really beautiful!

  12. I've always been a sucker for outdoor weddings! this is perfect! Congrats!

  13. Eco-friendly and gorgeous. It doesn't get any better!

  14. I want succulents for my wedding but I never thought of them in the hair- how pretty!

  15. I didn't know that a wedding can look so great in a desert setting. I love the backdrop on the pictures. Most of all, I adore the succulent table top. Congratulations to you both for having such a beautiful wedding!!!

  16. great overall feel. we love this.

  17. Love love love how they used the succulents in every part of the wedding. Super creative!

  18. The paper goods are amazing and I LOVE the bouquet!

  19. Those cakes! love how the greens from the cakes match the centerpieces and the bride's hair ornament..very creative.

  20. How gorgous! Stephanie Williams is my hero. The cake stands on terra cotta pots are so inventive, love it!

  21. I am so in love with every part of this! I've said for a while that I wanted to use succulents in my wedding, but cuold never really find a look that inspired me – until now!!

  22. I've never seen anything like this! Classy but rustic, and I love all the succulent elements.

  23. i love the different vessels you used for the succulents. where did you find these??

  24. Such a cool place for a wedding, or at least for the wedding pics. Beautiful shots!

  25. My sister Deanna, did the invitations!! Check out her new website:


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