Celestial Themed Wedding in California Desert

 bride and groom walking hand in hand

During my trip in February, a few photographer friends and I got a chance to shoot a celestial themed styled shoot in the California Desert.  This beautiful wedding styled shoot was organized and planned by Shutter Key Photography who took charge of the whole day from the florals, to hair, makeup and the location. Thank you  Kyndall for your hard work!

The venue was really unique… The Ruins is an abandoned homestead from the 1920’s. The family that originally owned the land came west searching for gold, found copper and ended up drilling water and left shortly after.  Now, almost 100 years later the ruins are privately owned and used for events and weddings. We were lucky to have the owners of The Ruins let us use their Inn,  The Inn at the Ruin for our bride and groom to get ready at.  I loved how accommodating and kind the owner was.  He brought us ponchos when we were cold and powered up the generator for the Edison bulb lights and made sure everyone had snacks.

I love the celestial theme of this styled shoot – the sequinned star wedding dress, table settings, galaxy cake and invitations all followed the theme perfectly! The floral company   provided us with three different bouquets and boutonnieres and was on hand at the Ruins to help set up and ensure all the florals were looking great.

Vendors

Stylist: Kendall Elliott of Shutter Key Photography 
Gown: Natalie Wynn Design
Venue: The Ruin
Florist: Ks Floral Concepts
Makeup: Emily Amos
Models: Valentine & Dennis 
Cake: Jenny Wenny Cakes 
Menu/Acrylic table stuff- Amanda Scott Creative
Invites- HK Creative

Moon and Stars Dress Celestial themed wedding moon and stars moon and stars bracelet wedding bride getting makeup on groom tying his shoes groom helping bride into dress

bride putting on moon earrings

groom doing up his suit at window with desert in background celestial themed place settings celestial themed cake galaxy themed wedding details edison bulb string lights desert bride and groom staring into future Painted cacti silhouette of bride and groom on mountain  black and white bride fixing dress  The Ruins venue Joshua Tree Bride and groom walking with sunset and edison bulbs   bride and groom out of focus

bride and groom cheersing over Johnny Walker

The Inn at the Ruins Edgewood The ruins venue California groom lifting up bride

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