We love a good desert elopement at GWS and today’s inspired shoot puts a whole new spin on the old classic! Incorporating jungle themes, huge palm leaves and macrame, photographer Chelsea Maras developed a visionary day with the help of a super-creative team of vendors! Jessica + Kenny are a real-life couple who happened to be celebrating their anniversary and were happy to stand in as bride + groom. Quite a fun way to celebrate, if you ask us :)
Here’s a look into the day’s inspiration from Chelsea: I’ve always been a huge fan of jungalow style and wanted to bring it into my work in the wedding world. It’s so fun, playful and full of colorful details; I knew it would make an amazing wedding theme! It was important to us to create something that was actually accessible to couples planning an elopement or a vow renewal and we wanted to find a unique alternative venue. Kelly from Maude Gypsy found the perfect spot in Joshua Tree’s The Dollarjoint Ranch. The retro style of the house begged for lots of macrame and greenery! Pamela of French Bouquet outdid herself with an over-the-top floral theme featuring bold tropical greenery and pops of color. Mod Mix Studio and From Agnes added to the collaboration with some amazing linens and macrame details. Weddings can be small + intimate AND still be stylish and beautiful. We hope this styled shoot inspires couples to think outside the box and plan a day that truly represents who they are.
Love that! SO many practical ideas from this shoot, all brilliantly captured by Chelsea Maras Photography:
We have a feeling this backdrop is going to inspire a lot of brides-to-be! The macrame is the handiwork of From Agnes, mixed with tropical foliage French Bouquet. Dreamy as ever!!
Jessica wore a beautiful off the shoulder Free People dress and Kenny rocked a perfectly tailored H+M suit!
How cute is The Dollarjoint Ranch!? AND it’s only 15 minutes away from the national park. Airbnb for the win.
Sweet little details from Letterfolk.
Jessica’s braided crown and bronzed look are thanks to hair + makeup stylist, Angelina Panelli.
These two—so sweet!!
LOVE! We kinda have a thing for mismatched vintage chairs…especially where macrame is involved.
Using a plant hanger for the cake? Genius!
Can’t get over how perfect these florals are!
Love it! Thanks so much to Chelsea + the entire team for creating such an inspiring day. And happy anniversary to Jessica + Kenny!
photography: Chelsea Maras Photography // venue name: The Dollarjoint Ranch, Joshua Tree, California, USA // event design: Maude Gypsy // planning: Maude Gypsy // florals: French Bouquet // wedding dress: Free People // hair stylist: Angelina Panelli // makeup artist: Angelina Panelli // groom attire: H+M // groom's shoes: Aldo // paper goods: Letterfolk // handmade details: From Agnes // tabletop rentals: Mod Mix // linen rentals: Mod Mix // specialty rentals: From Agnes // models: Jessica Lago and Kenny Lago