Joshua Tree elopement

Categories   Elopements, Real Weddings

Joshua Tree elopement | photo by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

We’ve been looking forward to sharing Cynthia + Brad’s elopement for a little while now. These two crazy cats didn’t tell anyone they were tying the knot, so we had to keep it on the hush hush for a bit. It was well worth the wait though. It’s incredibly intimate, the photos captured by Rad + In Love are gorgeous, and their video documentation is extremely touching and emotional. If it doesn’t make you want to elope we don’t know what will…

Joshua Tree elopement | photo by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Joshua Tree elopement | photo by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

We wanted our wedding to reflect our spiritual and vegan values. Our ceremony was a blend of our spiritual path A Course in Miracles, Native American traditions, and traditional and self-written vows. Because we are vegan, the food and clothing needed to be cruelty-free, free of any animal products. The location was a famous “green” house in the desert where we could meditate and celebrate in peace and love with each other and the environment.

Joshua Tree elopement | photo by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Joshua Tree elopement | photo by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Joshua Tree elopement | photo by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Joshua Tree elopement | photo by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Joshua Tree elopement | photo by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Joshua Tree elopement | photo by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Joshua Tree elopement | photo by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Joshua Tree elopement | photo by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Joshua Tree elopement | photo by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Joshua Tree elopement | photo by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

Joshua Tree elopement | photo by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

They’ve shared their entire love story on their wedding website. Check it out here.

Joshua Tree elopement | photo by Rad and in Love | 100 Layer Cake

So in love with their wedding video…

We knew we wanted our wedding ceremony to be just between the two of us and our adopted dog Kansas, who turns nine years old on May 25th, but we also knew that we wanted to share the day with our family and friends in the form of a video. Brad has been making videos for nearly fifteen years. We chose Joshua Tree for its natural beauty and serenity. It was the perfect backdrop to our story. A short two-hour drive from Los Angeles, it feels worlds away. Every shot of Kansas was him just being his natural self–no direction needed! He knew it was a special day.

Photography: Rad + In Love / Cinematography: Robert Murphy & Desiree Richardson / Editing & Cinematography: Brad Klopman / Officiant: Elysia Skye / Rings: Earthwise Jewelry, Michael K. Jewelers / Flowers: My Little Flower Shop / Cake: Over The Rainbow / Catering: Native Foods Cafe / Dress: Portia Dress by Joie / Shoes: Prosa Western Cowboy Bootie by City Classified / Location: Rock Reach House in Joshua Tree

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Anni on Jun 6, 2013

This is stunning - elopements are my favorite, and Joshua Tree is the perfect spot for one. Beautiful.

Inspired By This Blog on Jun 6, 2013

What an amazing story and beautiful elopement! Loving the shoes she decided to wear!

Kayli Schattner on Jun 6, 2013

Beautiful! The cinematography was beautiful and I love Joshua Tree. What a beautiful place to start a life together.

Diana on Jun 6, 2013

These pictures are so cute! Love the bouquet, it is so simple and the succulents with the billy balls are a perfect combo. Definitely do-able for a DIY wedding!

NY Wedding Photographer on Jun 6, 2013

Beautiful! The B&W pics are lovely.

Megan on Jun 6, 2013

This video gave me chills and gave me warm fuzzies. LOVE!

Natalie on Jun 7, 2013

Love love love! Such a beautiful story and wedding!

Sean Williams on Jun 7, 2013

beautiful photos!

Jacquelyn {Jacquelyn Jackson Photography} on Jun 9, 2013

This looks amazing!

liam smith on Jun 10, 2013

so sweet, stunning pictures

Urban Stylz Wedding Photography (Montreal Wedding Photographer) on Jul 27, 2013

Love the concept. Desert wedding, how cool and unique is that!

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