When Margot brought me up to speed with her vision of her wedding, I knew that her priorities aligned with mine and I would really enjoy her wedding. Her ideas for the wedding were very relaxed, not trying to "try too hard". A little bohemian, with a few DIY touches, but most importantly, they want to share the special day with 21 of their closest loved ones, surrounded by nature.
Their venue, Joshua Tree National Park, was meaningful to the couple because they fell in love with escaping their busy urban lives in New York (where they met) and Los Angeles (where they reside) by soaking in the nature at this exact location every chance that they got.
For their reception location (doubling as the getting ready location), they used a residence not too far away from the ceremony location. It was a super adorable ranch house where they got to put together an intimate reception on a farm table in the expansive outdoor area that has the quintessential Joshua trees on the property, an Airstream, and a beautiful minimalistic metal arch amongst other cool features. At the end of the festivities, they even got to stay in the house over the weekend to unwind. What an awesome idea!
After the ceremony, the guests got to have a reception dinner at the farm table that was lit romantic candle light, twinkly string lights, and under a canopy of stars on a cloudless night. It is casual, unpretentious, and a perfect way to share amazing food, and stories with the special people in their lives.