FLOURISH IN THE DESERT
PHOTOGRAPHY BY Sarah Alleman Photography
ON LOCATION Joshua Tree National Park
CREATIVE DIRECTION + PLANNING Taylor Baxter Olivares
CO-PLANNING Rachel Rose
TABLE DECOR + CHAIRS Bright Event Rentals
HANDMADE NAPKINS + TABLE RUNNER SnassyCrafter
PAPER GOODS + CALLIGRAPHY Pretty Written Things
MODELS: Mariasha Altynbay | James Berardo | Rachel Anne Cook | Diante Kiser | Audrey Zito
(ABOVE) Mariasha is wearing a sparkling tailored jumpsuit by Galia Lahav, courtesy of Stanley Korshak Bridal Salon. The jumpsuit features long sleeves, deep-V neckline and semi-flared pants. Mariaha’s hair and makeup look were styled by Kassandra Mireles.
James looks dapper in this ivory, notch lapel suit with a brown satin tie from Don Morphy.
(ABOVE) Event Stems Floral Design created this organic floral arch peppered with orange, peach and ivory roses from Botanica Wholesale Florist. Bright Event Rentals provided the elegant ceremony seating.
Mariasha’s hand tied, organic bouquet by Event Stems Floral Design includes copper, orange, yellow and blush blooms mimicking the colors of a gorgeous desert sunset.
Rachel is wearing a blush ballgown with three-dimensional floral details and shoulder accent, courtesy of Stanley Korshak Bridal Salon.
“If a flower can flourish in the desert, you can flourish anywhere.”
– Matshona Dhliwayo
For the reception table, designer Taylor Baxter Olivares with assistance from Rachel Rose combined a neutral linen and chairs from Bright Event Rentals with a handmade soft blue table runner and gauzy napkins by SnassyCrafter.
Karissa Young, the artist behind Pretty WrittenThings, created the sumptuous invitation suite incorporating her elegant traditional calligraphy.
ABOUT JOSHUA TREE
Joshua Tree National Park is located in southern California and encompasses two desert ecosystems, the Mojave and the Colorado. The park is named for the spiky, twisting Agave family Joshua Trees that can be seen throughout the park.
Audrey is wearing Bishop, a modern boho gown by Rue De Seine, courtesy of A&BÉ Bridal Shop – Dallas. This gown features a high halter neckline and open back with raised, graphic geometric embroidery. Layla Artistry styled her boho hair and makeup look which is completed with a custom made hat by Zito Hat Co and Vintage Adornments in her hair.
Diante is wearing an ivory, shawl lapel tuxedo jacket courtesy of Don Morphy. To complement Audrey’s boho style, his collar is left unbuttoned and he forgoes a tie creating a casual, yet sophisticated look.
(ABOVE + BELOW) Mariasha is wearing Isadora by Milia London. This cascading ruffle gown is made of Antique White English tulle and features a plunging neckline and low back. Her soft, natural makeup and hair were styled by Beauty by Kelsea.
James is wearing an ivory, notch lapel suit from Don Morphy.
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