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Sacred Sands Wedding in Joshua Tree, CA | Nicole & Brett

This couple didn’t settle for a traditional wedding day – they threw a desert bash that lasted the entire weekend!

The night before saying “I do”, Nicole and Brett hosted a costume party, inviting all of their guests to come dressed as a bride or bridesmaid. “…their friends and family did not disappoint,” photographer Natalie Crane recalls. “The [next morning], we woke up at dawn and headed out into the desert with our coffee to catch the first sight of the sun as it rose over the mountains. It was an amazing time for Brett and Nicole to spend together, soaking in every moment of their wedding day.” The couple enjoyed a serene day, complete with champagne and bubble baths, before exchanging vows at dusk and setting the festivities into full swing. “Brett and Nicole are such a unique couple and their wedding in Joshua Tree was a perfectly fitting celebration [of] their love… they didn’t try to create a cookie cutter wedding experience, they were just interested in hosting an amazing party with amazing food to have as much time as possible… with those they care about the most.”

We are loving this couple’s style and those vibrant pops of color!

“Brett and Nicole were dream clients. They told me their plans and then handed over all creative control to me to capture their wedding in a way that captured who they were in that moment.”

[Natalie Crane, Photographer]

“The main thing I learned [from] this wedding: Say YES to the weddings that excite and inspire you. Say yes to clients who will let you be an artist, who will let you drag them into the desert at dawn, who will bring you in as one of the family, and who will throw a beautiful party that you can’t wait to photograph.”

[Natalie Crane]


Coordination | Florals | Decor | All Things Extraordinary Events + Decor
Hair & Makeup | Hair Design by Christine
Rentals | Signature Party Rentals
Venue | Sacred Sands
Catering | Mojave Monaco
DJ | Greg Tuzin
Videography | Like Morning Sun Photography {}

Thank you to Wandering Weddings member Natalie Crane of Like Morning Sun Photography for sharing this session, and congratulations to Nicole + Brett!

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