A beautiful, stunning, breathtaking panorama and background for that very special wedding ceremony, whether you have a smaller gathering or wanting to elope alone together, has to be Joshua Tree.
Private vacation rentals with stunning scenery can be a wonderful venue for a ceremony, often stepping right out on to the desert floor. Rentals can vary to fit the budget and the occasion from small, simple to larger homes yet all with an eclectic desert beauty and magnificent views.
I have officiated several weddings in the Joshua Tree area. Most recently, on a beautiful clear and crisp January afternoon when I officiated a beautiful, private ceremony for a beautiful couple Eduardo and Adelle. We drove into the Park itself late in the afternoon, and in a magical location standing by a large Joshua Tree, a special seamless personal ceremony was celebrated. As I pronounced them to be husband and wife, the moon was full and glowing brilliantly, resplendent high up in the desert dusk. The glow from the moonlight and fading sun reflected on the rocks below which were bathed with an array of glorious pink and golden shades, highlighting the desert floor, the Joshua Trees and, most especially, the beautiful bride and groom. It was an awesome, memorable moment for Eduardo and Adelle and for those of us who shared it with them.
In the vivid winter landscape their ceremony was captured with beautiful images by the amazing photographic team of Micah&Megan who provide their photographic service in Southern California and Worldwide. Micah and Megan are husband and wife, beautiful and so obviously in love with each other and life itself. Their radiance extends to their work and they capture love and life with ease, grace and beauty as you can see from some of the images they captured of Eduardo and Adelle in Joshua Tree.
To learn more about Micah and Megan or to contact them direct visit their website at: www.micahandmegan.com
The next wedding I will be officiating in Joshua Tree is at Rosa Muerta, the desert home of Architect Robert Stone. A definite hideout for the romantic couple. For further information check the internet for the Rosa Muerta House Joshua Tree.
For more information on a wedding ceremony in Joshua Tree or any other area contact me at www.palmspringsweddingminister.com.
Photograph courtesy of Teresa Heath: www.teresaheathphotography.com/blog
And now for a little more information on the awesome area of Joshua Tree which can be found some forty miles north east of Palm Springs. Joshua Tree is a distinctively unusual, expansive region stretching out over almost 800,000 acres, comprising of raw, rugged and majestic California beauty.
According to legend, it is said that it was early pioneers travelling through the area in the mid 19th Century that gave the name Joshua to the unique tree, as the outstretched limbs of the tree reminded them of the raised arms of Joshua showing the way to heaven. The Joshua Tree is, in fact, a variety from the Yucca species.
In 1994 Joshua Tree was declared a National Park. It is one of the last great wildernesses in the continental United States. Its mountains support mounds of enormous boulders and jagged rock formations. An abundance of natural cactus grace the area and lush oasis areas, shaded by tall fan palms mark the meeting place of two differing deserts.
The two deserts have two different ecosystems and characteristics that are determined primarily by elevation and altitude. The Colorado Desert, with area well below sea level, therefore the low desert encompasses the eastern area of the Park with slightly warmer temperatures and home to many unique flora and fauna, many of which can be found nowhere else on the planet.
The higher, moister, and slightly cooler Mojave Desert has the unique habitat of the Joshua Tree itself. This western part of the Park has amazing, beautiful rock formations with fascinating geologic scenery.
Joshua Tree National Park is filled with plants and wildflowers, particularly in the springtime, when the hills and washes are blooming with color. Hiking, climbing, and just simply being in this magical wilderness is a wonderful experience of nature in full glory.
For more information go to the official website of Joshua Tree National Park at: www.joshua.tree.national-park.com
Or, simply use your search engine of preference and look for “Joshua Tree”
If you are considering a wedding in Joshua Tree and looking for the right person to officiate your special ceremony, simply call me so we can discuss this in more detail.
760 327 5927