PalmWhen Covid hit, Liz and Addison decided to reschedule their June 2020 wedding until next year, but still wanted to celebrate their original date. So they rented an airbnb and opted for a desert chic elopement in Joshua Tree, California with their closest friends.
The day started with yoga followed by an intimate ceremony. “With my parents blessing to do a civil union outside of the Catholic church, we really got to have fun with it hence the location, attire and laid back vibe,” stated the bride. Their ceremony attire included a fringe jacket, fedora, booties, and a stunning high-low gown for Liz paired with a modern green suit for Addison. “Our postponed wedding is a formal affair so for our desert elopement, we really wanted to have fun with our attire that speaks to our day-to-day style.”
Post exchange of the vows, the two had a wardrobe change for their party with Liz sporting a sequined mini, along with casual attire for Addison. “Seeing Addison get teary-eyed really tugged at my heartstrings. [He] was so focused on perfecting his vows up to the ceremony that he forgot to order the food for our reception!” exclaimed the bride. However, this was just another fun memory to look back on from the day that did in fact end with dinner and dancing!
As for their advice for other Covid couples, “Microweddings are so much easier to plan and you can really put your own flair on it and have a more formal celebration next year. Also, remember to check in with your partner to see how they are doing throughout planning and day of. There’s a lot going on in the world and in our heads. The days and times really go by fast so really try to enjoy this crazy time now because it will be a memorable story to tell in the future.”
- Photography: Jason Thomas Crocker Photography