Wabi-sabi can be characterized by seven main principles: Kanso (simplicity), Fukinsei (asymmetry), Shibumi (beauty in the understated), Shizen (nature), Yugen (subtle grace), Datsuzoko (freedom from habit), and Seijaku (tranquility). These principles give way to a lifestyle that combats traditional luxury in favor of an imperfect, yet equally aspirational way of being. This stunning editorial showcases Wabi-sabi through the lens of a modern bride, and is the perfect fit for fans of a minimalist aesthetic.
Photographer Anni Graham teamed up with the team behind Mae & Co. to make minimalist brides’ dreams come true! Le Chacuel, a recently-opened Airbnb in Joshua Tree, was the perfect venue. The location made for a perfectly imperfect, and simply immaculate wedding backdrop. We’ll show you how this shoot came together!
Clean, minimal wedding invitations are the perfect start to the day. Let your guests know what to expect by keeping a consistent theme from invitation all the way to reception.
What better way to start off your wedding than by reading a book by a luxurious pool in the desert?
Nothing says ‘minimalist’ quite like white and summery beige tones.
We didn’t want to include too many overwhelming details, so we kept the bridal look simple, yet sophisticated. A simple pair of black heels paired with a silk jumpsuit and gold earrings can go a long way.
Can you spot the asymmetry? With execution this seamless, you may not catch it! The free-flowing nature of the linens and florals by Blue Pansy bring an organic, seamless feel to this reception table.
Blush pink linens and effortlessly-placed utensils offered feelings of calm and uniqueness.
We can’t get enough of these candles! The mix of ribbed taper, white pillar, and tea lights were a perfect blend.
The bride is such an effortless beauty!
Off-the-shoulder sleeves are the perfect touch to give an otherwise classic bridal look an unexpected, but timeless edge.
A wild and unpredictable bouquet is the perfect match for this Wabi-sabi bridal look.
photography: Anni Graham // venue name: LeChacuel, Joshua Tree, California, USA // event design: MaeandCo // planning: MaeandCo // florals: Blue Pansy Floral // hair stylist: Riri Roya // makeup artist: Delta IIglesias