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Dreamy Joshua Tree desert wedding: Stella+Ming

May 26, 2011

We’re so honored to share Stella & Ming’s intimate, dream-like wedding today. There’s something truly special about a desert wedding – the stillness, sandy hues, endless sky. When we got to chatting with Stella about her dreamy wedding and found out that she described herself as the anti-bride at the beginning of her planning, we would have never believed it. It’s rare to find a bride that’s so low-stress and trusts that things will just fall into place, but it all did, perfectly.

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Staying true to the stress-free feeling of the wedding, Stella chose to stay natural with hair & makeup. She did want to point out that she dabbed a bit of Tarte’s Blushing Bride Cheek Stain for a hint of color though (thanks for the tip!). There was no entourage here – just the help of owners Steve & Scott with event planner Holly (who made the wreath headpiece you’ll see Stella wearing after the ceremony). Stella paired her J.Crew dress with a veil made by her mother, earrings made by herself, and a half-circlet hairpiece of paper orange blossoms made by Jude Miller.

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Officiated by her mother, the ceremony began with Stella walking down the sandy aisle with her father to Figaro’s Wedding March.

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Stella describes why they chose Joshua Tree as their location: “There is just something magical about the desert – the sense of loneliness evoked by the strange rocks and trees and wildflowers growing out of a seemingly barren field feels very romantic to me”.

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This wedding clearly felt like a dream and hope it reminds you that sometimes a desert landscape and your husband-to-be can be all the romance you need. Congrats Stella & Ming!

Photography: Emily Anderson / Venue: Sacred Sands Bed & Breakfast / Event Planner: Holly at Sacred Sands / Dress: J.Crew / Ceremony Hairpiece: Jude Miller / 1st pair of shoes: Nina Ricci / 2nd pair of shoes: Repetto / Groom’s Suit: J.Crew / Groom’s Shoes: Cesare Paciotti