Let us set the stage for you: off-the-grid, live bands, DJs, yoga, a homemade beer wall, glamping and more. No… It wasn’t Coachella, but rather this three-day bohemian festival-style wedding was dubbed “WeddingChella”! Enter in the headliners, or in this case, the couple getting married: Chloe + Taylor. Seeing as they are both extremely creative – Chloe is a photographer and Taylor is an architect, so it’s no surprise that they wanted to do something different + exciting for their wedding! Opting for a whole wedding weekend experience instead of just a handful of hours, guests were invited out to Moab Under Canvas in Utah for one incredible event, all photographed by Laura Goldenberger Photography!
Everyone slept in luxury tents, teepees, brought their dogs, ate at long tables, had dance parties every night (silent disco + laser tag, too), practiced yoga in the mornings, grabbed coffee + food from food trucks, adventured around Moab during the day (hikes + jeep rides) and watched distant storms and sunsets at night. Basically, it sounds like the most fun EVER; their planner, Gabby Norton of Cause We Can Events, did an incredible job!
The bride shares The inspiration for our wedding day was most definitely Coachella. We both love going to music festivals and wanted our wedding weekend to have the same free-spirited feeling! Being a wedding photographer myself, I know far too well how fast a wedding day goes by and I knew before we were even engaged that we’d either elope or have an epic three-day party… We sprung for the party! Our guests traveled from all over the country to the little town of Moab, Utah to go glamping with us over Memorial Day weekend. Our wedding was so “us” because running free and having an epic dancing blast in the middle of the desert with our friends and their fur babies is totally “us”!
Let’s proceed to the party, shall we?
That geode + watercolor inspired invite by Seniman Calligraphy is so rad!
How awesome is this map of all the different tents + main stage?!
Spa tent?! YES, please.
What better way to zone in, de-stress and truly embrace the present moment than by participating in morning yoga? Such an awesome touch.
Coa chella? Nope. WEDDINGCHELLA? YES.
A professional barber kept all the men looking sharp, even in the desert.
Kim Nicol of Nicol Artistry perfected the naturally beautiful look and kept the ladies looking fresh + dewy all weekend.
Chloe’s gorgeous ‘Zeppelin’ gown is by one of our faves – Rue de Seine!
Since the groom is an architect, he was able to come up with some pretty crafty ideas! We LOVE the modern diamond backdrop that stands out but still allows the beauty of Arches National Park to shine through. (Taylor actually built this piece at home and assembled it the morning of the ceremony).
Their pup!! We love that they brought their dog to the event. :)
Processional: Catch and Release Deepend Remix by Matt Simons
Recessional: Best of My Love by The Emotions
First Dance: Is This Love by Bob Marley
We’re seriously IN LOVE with these two! Make sure to check back in a few hours – we’ll be sharing Part 2 and the rest of the rockin’ party! (You really, really don’t want to miss it!!)
photography: Laura Goldenberger and Kayla Ramirez of Laura Goldenberger Photography // venue name: Moab Under Canvas, Moab, Utah, USA // planning: Cause We Can Events // florals: Kelly Mendenhall of 3 Leaf Floral // wedding dress: Rue de Seine 'Zeppelin' Gown // wedding dress boutique: Lovely Bride LA // hair stylist: Kim Nicol of Nicol Artistry // makeup artist: Kim Nicol of Nicol Artistry // videography: 3petitspoints // calligraphy: Seniman Calligraphy // catering: Mad Wrappers Truck, Ganic Grub, Sip Coffee Truck // desserts: Tropical Sno, Crystal's Cupcakes // furniture rentals: Circa Rentals // music: The Whispering Eyes, The Gatsbys, DJKingDing