Juliana & Brad’s Joshua Tree Wedding at Sacred Sands

Juliana & Brad’s Joshua Tree Desert Wedding – Rebel Belle Weddings

Friday, July 18, 2014

In our previous post, we gave you a taste of our recent desert wedding inspiration shoot at Sacred Sands Bed & Breakfast in Joshua Tree, California. To give credit where credit is due, we owe a debt of gratitude to our wonderful clients Juliana and Brad who introduced us to Sacred Sands last year. They came to us with a crystal clear vision of an intimate, romantic desert wedding and mentioned they had heard of this lovely B&B just outside Joshua Tree National Park. We investigated for them, and Sacred Sands did not disappoint. This gem of a venue turned out to be the perfect place for a magical outdoor ceremony and celebratory evening under the stars.

Sacred Sands outdoor Joshua Tree ceremony site – Rebel Belle Weddings

Juliana & Brad’s Joshua Tree Desert Wedding – Rebel Belle Weddings

Juliana is the type of woman who can rock indigo hair and Star Trek earrings while envisioning a first-class, five star soirée. Brad is the guy who knows everything about music and can play multiple instruments to prove it. They both deeply love the desert in general and Joshua Tree in specific. With such fine-tuned tastes, a great deal of care and attention went into their small personal details.

Cut desert stone wedding place card holders – Rebel Belle Weddings

Personalized map cuff links – Rebel Belle Weddings

Sheet music toss confetti cone – Rebel Belle Weddings

Desert succulent hair comb – Rebel Belle Weddings

Dark blue dendrobium orchid and ivory rose wedding bouquet – Rebel Belle Weddings

Gorgeous blue dendrobium orchid pops of vibrant color offset roses and succulents – Rebel Belle Weddings

Those creative and eclectic tastes were also well represented in their food which included offerings such as rattlesnake sausage, mini Black & White cookies, and a wedding cake decorated with an actual buttercream Joshua tree.

Smoked duck quesadilla, bacon wrapped dates and rattlesnake sausage skewers – Rebel Belle Weddings

Mini Black & White cookies, Cinnamon Bobka and Rughala galore – Rebel Belle Weddings

But it was their personalized cake topper that really stole the show. We’re big fans of incorporating pet-babies into weddings so hooray for Lumpy the Cat who took his moment to shine on the cake topper!

Joshua Tree Wedding Cake & Personalized cake topper – Rebel Belle Weddings

The festive evening was rounded out in grand style as a 10 piece Jazz ensemble played well into the night.

Live Jazz ensemble reception musicians – Rebel Belle Weddings

Juliana & Brad’s Joshua Tree Wedding at Sacred Sands – Rebel Belle Weddings

Evening outdoor dining at Sacred Sands wedding reception – Rebel Belle Weddings

As darkness fell and the party was finally winding down, innumerable stars began to appear overhead. And then, this happened:


Thank you to Sacred Sands as well as all the wonderful vendors who made this a very special and memorable evening!

Photography: Mike L. Photography

Hair & Makeup: Jessica deBen

Catering: Contemporary Catering

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, Palm Desert

Floral: Flowers by Leah

Musicians: Milestone Productions

Desserts: Sherman’s Deli & Bakery

Wedding Cake: Some Crust Bakery