When Ashley reached out to me- she definitely had a VISION of what she wanted in her florals. Dark, moody, as dark as florals could get- burgundies and blacks. Which is perfect for an October Wedding in 29 Palms
Ashley + Brett’s ceremony took place at the Indian Cove Ampitheatre which is actually a campsite in Joshua Tree National Park?! I’ve done a few elopements here and there in Joshua Tree- but never a full sized wedding with a ceremony setup!
Ashley provided the plant stands for the ceremony- and she didn’t live locally, so we ended up picking up the stands from her bridal suite when we dropped off bouquets, and designing right on the campground. Because it’s a national park, there were very strict standards for bringing in your own wildlife and floral- Ashley had to go back and forth many times in order to be approved to even bring her bouquet to the site. We had to design these inside my (very warm- hello, October) van, a short hike away from the ceremony site (florists have muscles, yo)
And speaking of her bouquet- she requested a very wild and messy cascade bouquet! Her maids got what we called “flower wands” where it was just one single stem tied with ribbon. I might be a little biased, but those turned out preeetttty good. She wanted to focus most of her design and budget towards the reception- those wands were definitely cheaper than a bouquet!
The reception took place at the Tumbleweed Sanctuary which is an INCREDIBLE new venue. It was absolutely stunning. It definitely could have worked as both a ceremony space as well. We wanted to make a BIG statement at the reception- so instead of going for the traditional centerpieces, or even garland- we had long and low centerpieces on every table. It is my PET PEEVE when flowers are in the way at guest tables, and you can’t actually see the guest sitting across from you- so most of my centerpieces are pretty low- but these are like garlands on sterroids. I usually do these types of arrangements for the sweetheart table at most weddings and it turned out wonderfully on guest tables.
AMAZING photography by Brogen Jessup
Coordination and Planning Nicole Burbank Events
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