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August 12, 2019 - 67 comments

Joshua Tree Spring Wedding at Rimrock Ranch

Springtime in the high desert is a gamble. It could be really warm or it could get really cold. Lucky for Kristin and Cliff, they got the best Joshua Tree wedding day weather! This cute Burning Man-loving couple tied the knot with 90 of their closest friends and family at Rimrock Ranch and we're excited to show you every detail!

Bride and groom hugging next to joshua tree at Rimrock Ranch

 

 

 

 

 

The Welcome Party

What's great about this venue is that there are accommodations on-site for up to 22 people.  From shared cabins to airstreams, there's a cozy spot for your whole bridal party and close family. The day before the wedding, everyone was invited to Rimrock Ranch for a laid back welcome dinner where guests can all meet and relax after their day of travel.

Entrance of Rimrock Ranch with Joshua Trees and eclectic signs are seen throughout the property.

Blooming cactus with pink flowers at Rimrock ranch in Joshua Tree

Passed appetizers by Border Grill catering at desert wedding at Rimrock Ranch in Joshua Tree, CA

Little Wedding Details

Wedding details start with the invitations. You set the theme of the wedding and communicate your excitement about the day with all your guests. I loved how simple these wedding invitations were but they had a really great font and the most perfect little cacti stamps to go on the envelopes. Let's also take a second to admire those gold wedding rings! I LOVE how Kristin decided to have a marquise shaped diamond set horizontally like that!

Simple boho inspired wedding invitations with cactus and cactus stamps.

Gold wedding engagement ring with marquise shaped diamond

The Bouquet

The bouquet gets its very own heading because it was a piece of art! The thing weighed a lot but truly was a masterpiece. I always love seeing a king protea flower in our desert wedding bouquets because its prickly petals remind me a lot of a cactus.

Wild bouquet with muted yellows, pinks and king protea flowers by best Day ever floral design

Getting Ready + First Look

Kristin got ready in the Hatch House which is the bridal suite at Rimrock Ranch. Cliff got ready in the Lodge with all of his guys.

Groom getting ready with cow skull on the wall. Groom wearing light great vest with white button shirt

Since this venue is so fun and eclectic, the First Look took place in front of one of their iconic airstream trailers. Rimrock Ranch has a mix of western vibes and artsy desert vibes. Perfect for a wedding in Joshua Tree!

First look in the desert with bride and groom in front of an airstream trailer at Rimrock Ranch

Bohemian bride and groom kissing at desert wedding in Joshua Tree

Ceremony + Reception Design

While all the pretty photos were happening, my team and I were busy setting up for the ceremony and reception. In case you don't remember, my husband and I got married at this venue so I might be biased when I say this is the most gorgeous ceremony backdrop you'll ever see! See for yourself.

Ceremony set up at Rimrock Ranch in Joshua Tree, CA. Gorgeous ceremony with yucca trees and the desert in the back drop. Dark wooden chairs with floral arrangements in terracotta pot

Check out this fun idea the bride had for the ceremony! They asked all their guests to pick up a rose quartz in a bowl and during the ceremony they were asked to give it all good energy and place it back in the bowl. Now the couple has this big bowl of crystals in their home full of good vibes for their marriage!

Unique ceremony idea: Signage with bowl of rose quartz where guests can pick one up, give it good energy and place it back for the newlyweds to keep.

The reception was so much fun to set up! We had long wooden tables each set with a modern white plate and light pink knotted napkin for a more casual look. A mix of blush and clear wine glasses were set next to a clear water goblet to add a pop of color but not steal the show. I also love the idea of clear glass bottles of water for the table to share. It's easier on the serving staff and more interactive for guests.

Wedding reception set up at Rimrock Ranch in Joshua Tree

Long wooden table with white plates, knotted light pink napkins and silver flatware. Blush and clear wine glasses added a pop of color. The centerpieces were bright with pops of yellow, pink and white. Each table was decorated with a few airplants.

Long wooden table with white plates, knotted light pink napkins and silver flatware. Blush and clear wine glasses added a pop of color. The centerpieces were bright with pops of yellow, pink and white. Each table was decorated with a few airplants.

Long wooden table with white plates, knotted light pink napkins and silver flatware. Blush and clear wine glasses added a pop of color. The centerpieces were bright with pops of yellow, pink and white. Each table was decorated with a few airplants.

Boho wedding lounge at Rimrock Ranch. Desert wedding in Joshua Tree

Guests having dinner under the stars at Rimrock Ranch with bistro lights

Let's Dance!

As the sun set over the desert, it started to get a little chilly but it just meant we had to turn the heat up on the dance floor! The couple also bought a bunch of Mexican blankets for guests to use throughout the evening and keep as a little wedding favor. Also, can we talk about how cool their faux fur coats are!?

Pile of mexican blankets as wedding favor for desert wedding

Bride and groom dance at Rimrock Ranch for their springtime desert wedding

Guests gathered around the bride and groom for their first dance in the desert in Joshua Tree

Bride and groom in the desert with faux fur coats. Burning man inspired wedding fashion

Bride and groom in the desert with faux fur coats. Burning man inspired wedding fashion

Wanna see more? Check out their wedding video! P.S watch the very end to see a fun surprise on the dance floor.

Vendor Dream Team:

Photographer Laura Goldenberger // Planning + Design 'Cause We Can Events // Florals Best Day Ever Floral Design // Venue Rimrock Ranch // Video Grimace Films // Catering Border Grill // Rentals Signature Party Rentals and Thrifted Sister Vintage // Hair + Makeup Makeup by Emerald // DJ Jack Farmer // Signage Jenn Lacy // Dress Grace Loves Lace // Rings Starling Jewlery // Officiant Pastor Stan Doll