This modern bohemian, or “MOHO”, Joshua Tree wedding was all sunset tones, glam pampas grass, golden hour vibes and dinner in the desert. If you’re not familiar with one of the latest wedding decor trends, you can read up on more MOHO goodness here. As the name suggest though, it’s boho wedding style done in a fresh and modern way. Maddie + Joe teamed up with Fawn Events to bring the bohemian vision to the beautiful Ruin Venue. Just WAIT until you see the reception setup. Over 10,000 twinkle lights people!!! M shares more:
Since Joe plays baseball for a living, we only had the winter months to get married. We knew we wanted an outdoor wedding so Joshua Tree/Palm Springs became the top destination for our wedding, not only for the perfect winter weather but also for the desert vibes. Joe are I are both very simple and don’t love a ton of color, so we immediately knew we’d have minimal color tones such as champagnes, nudes, and burnt orange. My style is very boho so that immediately became sort of the theme for the day! Lots of pampas grass and open desert space. We tried to incorporate little things into our day to make it special to us.
Ready to take a peek at the day through the lens of Jorge Macias Photo? Let’s scroll!
All the Boho Wedding Details
Here at GWS, we like to think of ourselves as boho wedding experts. That’s why we love it when we get to see boho in a fresh new way! Take these invitations by Velvet Fox Designs. The impasto texture, acrylic accents, and fringe tails just make us ooh and ahh!!
Bohemian Bridal Beauty
My wedding dress is the Tate Gown from Lovers Society and I am absolutely in love with it! I always knew I wanted an open back dress and as soon as I tried the Tate Gown on, I fell in love. It fit my boho aesthetic so well, it’s so me, and it is just absolutely stunning! I am so happy with my choice and putting it on that day is a feeling I will never ever forget!
As M said above, she’s not a huge fan of color which is why these champagne satin Fame & Partners bridesmaids dresses are a great choice. They let the subtle, sunset florals pop!
J and The Guys
J, being a baseball player, is super athletic. Paired with his casual, laid-back style, these neutral The Black Tux suits and Air Force One sneakers are perfect for the day!
Joshua Tree Wedding Ceremony
This is a pampas lover’s DREAM. Joy of Bloom Florals absolutely nailed the desert wedding aesthetic with floral arches and an aisle lined with fluffy grasses and dried palms.
The most memorable moments of our wedding were saying our vows we wrote to one another in front of our closest friends and family. Walking back down the aisle after saying ‘I do’ was also the most incredible feeling in the world! Our first look is truly a moment we will never forget and eating dinner under our magical light tent was absolutely unreal. The entire day was pure magic!
Processional: Bridal Party walked down to Anchor by Novo Amor, Bride walked down to Turning Page by Sleeping at Last
Recessional: You Make My Dreams by Daryl Hall & John Oates
First Dance: Perfect by Ed Sheeran
Covid-Safe Joshua Tree Wedding
Covid Safety tips from the couple:
We were in constant contact with our guests to ensure everyone was feeling healthy and on top of their quarantining leading up to the wedding. We made it very clear to not attend if they had exposure or were feeling under the weather. The entire wedding was held outdoors, we had hand sanitizer at various stations throughout the venue, all staff wore masks at all times, and we provided masks to guests.
Newlywed Photos in the Desert
A Magical Joshua Tree Wedding Reception
Okay, now THIS is a boho lover’s dream!!! Seriously swooning over this magic. A whole team of rental vendors got together to make this happen: MTB, Hostess Haven, Sundrop Vintage and HCD Portable DanceFloors, you outdid yourselves!
M + J gave their guests loads of cocktails to choose from thanks to LA Speakeasy.
They also made sure to set up cozy lounge spaces like this one that featured boho rugs, eclectic furniture and a Howdy Dudey Neon sign.
It’s not a wedding without some sweets! Little Lulus provided this cake, donut and dessert display to fuel the late night dance parties.
Advice From The Happy Couple
Hire a wedding planner! Seriously, this is a must. If I didn’t have Laura with Fawn Events, I don’t even know what I would have done! She was there to support us throughout the entire process and help our vision come to life! Also, stay true to what you and your fiancé want for your big day! There will be so many people who will give their opinions and share what they think you should/shouldn’t do and although having help is a must, I think it is so important to stay true to your vision. But at the same time, it is also important to remember that everything happens for a reason and that no matter what, the day will be amazing because you are marrying the love of your life. And lastly, soak in every single moment because it will go by way too quickly. Everyone always told me this but you really don’t truly understand what they mean until you experience it for yourself. It feels like you blink and the day is gone!
Congratulations Maddie + Joe! Your Joshua Tree wedding was a total paradise for boho decor lovers and romantics. We STILL cannot get over the twinkle light reception. Total goals. The GWS Team is wishing you guys a beautiful future together!
photography: Jorge Macias Photo // venue name: The Ruin Venue, Pioneer Town, California, USA // event design: Fawn Events // planning: Fawn Events // florals: Joy of Bloom Florals // wedding dress: Lover's Society // wedding dress boutique: Lovely Bride // bride's shoes: Revolve // bridesmaid dresses: Fame & Partners // getting ready robes: White Fox Boutique // hair stylist: Hair by Kayti // makeup artist: Beauty by Nat // groom attire: The Black Tux // videography: Cally Films // paper goods: Velvet Fox Designs (and signage) // catering: Flavor Chef // cake: Little Lulus // desserts: Little Lulus // tabletop rentals: Hostess Haven // furniture rentals: MTB // specialty rentals: Sundrop Vintage // music: Second Song // lighting: Brilliant Event Lighting // photo booth: Desert Luna // cocktails: LA Speakeasy // dance floor: HCD Portable DanceFloors // restroom: Portable Trailer Products // churros: Churro Service // servers: CSE Services // charcuterie: Charcuterie Mama // neon: Howdy Dudey Neon // transportation: TSC Bus