Annelise and Duncan’s Intimate Joshua Tree Elopement Retreat by Traci Edwards Photography LLC

Happy Friday everyone, how are you all, and how has your week been? How have you coped with the heat wave we have had in the UK this past week? Daisy our cat will be glad when he temperature drops, poor thing can’t find anywhere cool to sit! I have mostly been inside, as Nik has taken over the garden trying to stay away form me and Dexter. We are on Day 7 at the moment so only 3 more days of isolation to go. How are you coping if you are isolating? Lets’s hope this madness stops soon! So on with today’s wedding and we are off to California today for this stunning elopement. Annelise and Duncan were married on 17th May 2021 at the Joshua Tree. They wanted a non fuss, non stuffy and non traditional celebration, so decided to elope with a handful of family, out in the desert with a simple reception at their AirBnB. The whole day is chilled, and so perfect for what they were looking for in a wedding. Another prime example of how elopements and micro weddings have become the norm this year and how they can be just as stunning as a large celebration. Big thanks to Traci Edwards Photography LLC for the photos.

Traci the photographer tells us more about the wedding

Duncan and Annelise had wanted a small intimate wedding to escape being the center of attention for a prolonged period of time and to avoid the tight deadlines that a traditional wedding could entail. Also, “Duncan and I tend to struggle at larger weddings with all of the ceremonial traditions that have to do with family members that we’ve lost (father/daughter dances, speeches from siblings, etc.).” As noted importance for Duncan and Annelise was to have plenty of photographs with their beloved dog Wallace, as well as to take some photographs with their self converted camper van.

Because of this, their dream wedding came in the form of eloping on trail in Joshua Tree National Park, and then settling into their gorgeous Air BnB with their closest family and friends. After we had gathered for them to share vows, a sound bath, and even a poem written by grandma at their wedding location, everyone headed back to the Air BnB for food, drinks, and hanging out by the fire. Dinner was especially special, having had a personal chef cater to the family, before Duncan and Annelise escaped one last time for some star photography before ending their evening.


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