Bo-ho Chic Intimacy in Joshua Tree, Photos by Like Morning Sun
Nicole and Brett, Brett and Nicole. Working with couples like them are the reason we love what we do. Nicole reached out to us this summer, looking for coordination assistance on her wedding in Joshua Tree. Her venue was a fairly blank canvas...as in, she had a lot of decor and furniture she needed provide. Our job was to help find her dream team of vendors to make execute her vision.
Nicole and Brett weren't interested in "traditional"; their aim was to have a great party with good food, drinks and meaningful special touches. We worked together throughout the planning process to keep the decor simple yet stunning, the vibe intimate yet festive, and end the evening with #donuts.
Sacred Sands, a Joshua Tree Bed & Breakfast, may be one of the coolest small venues I've ever had the pleasure of working a wedding. The owners, Scott & Steve, were on the hunt for their own perfect wedding venue in Joshua Tree and couldn't find one. Their solution? Build their own!
The Santa Rosa mountains provide the backdrop to the spacious ceremony site. Guests then flow to a front yard area for an outdoor dinner reception, and can utilize an amazing wrap-around porch/patio for cocktail hour, and an indoor small hall for dancing (with doors that close so you can keep partying past the 10 pm noise ordinance!).
The day started early for the couple, with a sunrise and coffee photo session with Natalie of Like Morning Sun Photography. Brett and Nicole were married by a close friend under an arch of manzanita trees and aisle flanked with vintage rungs. The groom emerged from behind the ceremony space from the desert to surprise their guests.
Guests moved back to the main building for cocktail hour and dinner, which featured elote boats, pineapple Chile margaritas, and the most-delicious jackfruit carnitas from Mojave Monaco Catering. Dinner was on long tables under market lighting, flanked with burlap runners, eucalyptus garlands, dahlias, pincushion proteas, and succulents. Guests danced the night away to 90's hits from DJ Tuzin, and capped off the evening with cones of donuts, an affogato bar, and coffee cream ale brewed by a friend.
WHAT WE DID
Originally we were just coordinating the day, but as we got to know Nicole and Brett, we were having too much fun collaborating. At the end of the day, we ended up providing a little more than simple coordination. CAKE provided additional decor, floral garlands, and worked to make a totally unique wedding bouquet for Nicole that featured a dinner-plate Echevaria succulent, garden roses, and orange ranunculus that perfectly matched the bride's Jimmy Choo shoes!
Sending our love and best wishes to this outstanding couple, and many thanks for letting us be a part of their special day.
Coordination, Florals & Decor: CAKE Creative Events
Venue: Sacred Sands B&B
Photography: Like Morning Sun
Catering: Mojave Monaco
Rentals: Signature Party
DJ: Greg Tuzin
Hair & Makeup: Hair Design by Christine