Tag Archives: Desert

A Newly Married Couple Take on Palm Springs, Smashing Gender Norms in the Process!

We get to publish a lot of cool shit on Rock n Roll Bride but this may be one of the coolest shoots we’ve ever seen. It’s the last official day of Pride Month (but y’all also know we celebrate Pride 365 over here) and so we are going out with a BANG.

This shoot was partly to celebrate Inga and Zingy’s wedding (they got married in a very low key way a few months ago), but mostly to create something that smashed gender stereotypes and promoted inclusive and authentic representation – in not only the wedding world, but gender non binary styling and fashion. HELL YES WE ARE HERE FOR IT.

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80s New Wave & Synth Pop Inspired Wedding at Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palm Estate

When you think of a 1980s themed wedding you’d be forgiven for assuming it would all be bight colours a little bit tacky… Well, Julia and Mike’s Palm Springs nuptials were anything but! The couple, who met at a Peter Hook & The Light concert and bonded over their love of 80s music, chose a private home in Palm Springs for their wedding venue…

Oh and did we mention that the home just happened to have a very famous former resident? With a healthy budget of $60,000, they pulled out all the stops to made sure their guests were well looked after and they had the wedding day they really wanted.

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Highway to Hell: Rock n Roll Desert Elopement Inspo

Part of our mission statement here at Rock n Roll Bride is to inspire couples to plan the wedding that they really want, in an industry that’s dictated around tradition – an industry that does its’ utmost to convince you that to get married you need to have the expensive dress, the biggest cake, the most raucous party. While there’s absolutely no shame in having these things on your wedding day if that’s what you want, that’s the key part in all of this – being a rock n roll bride is all about planning a day that reflects you and your partner and declaring your love in your own special way.

These shots of Eugene and Veronica, captured by Katherine Bree Walker are the antithesis of all that STUFF – no fuss, just two lovers having a whale of a time being their truest selves. You can’t get more Rock n Roll Bride than that!

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Boho Meets Rock n Roll Valley of Fire Elopement

Do you know what truly makes a perfect rock ‘n’ roll wedding? Two people, choosing to share their love and say their vows in their own way, and that’s exactly what Isa and Fernando did when they married in October. They chose Gold Ridge in Valley of Fire to tie the knot, hiring Cactus and Lace to create their perfect ceremony set up.

The night before they stayed at The Cosmopolitan Hotel with a few of their loved ones, but the ceremony itself was just for them. “We knew we didn’t want to be the centre of attention”, began the bride. “We are definitely introverted extroverts. When we feel comfortable we come out of our shell, but we like our privacy and want to have an intimate moment between the two of us. We just wanted to focus our attention on each other and make the moment special.”

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DIY Desert Vibes with a Boho Eclectic Twist

Karen and Monty originally wanted to have a destination wedding in Big Bend National Park, however in the end they decided the location would make everything too complicated and stressful. Instead, they bought the desert vibes to Fort Worth! They had elements of the desert with terracotta vases, leather and cacti and added a boho twist.

“The beginning inspiration was the colours of the high desert in far west Texas in the Big Bend area”, Karen told us. “We also wanted to use local vendors that we went to a lot like Salsa Limon and El Fenix for our dinner and dessert. From there, we chose things that had meaning to us or that we both liked and it all came together.”

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Sunset, Desert, Vegas Elopement with a Statement Black Crown

Emmanuelle and Terence had originally planned to get married at her parents house in Canada. With the global pandemic, it was impossible to have their families reunited and keep all their guests safe, so they decided to push back the family and friends wedding and elope. After three-years long distance, the couple decided that they couldn’t wait any longer to get married and live together. They now reside in Delaware with Emmanuelle’s son, their pet cat and newly adopted puppy. The most important thing for them was being together as a family. 

Inspired by the wonderful red and cream colours, they chose Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas for their July elopement. Being long distance, the couple employed Cactus Collective Weddings to handle the whole thing, from photography to planning, location scouting to florals. 

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