An Elopement in Joshua Tree National Park
Ali and Chris’ Joshua Tree National Park Elopement was nothing short but incredible! Their elopement story didn’t start until after their original plan had to change. I met Ali and Chris back in the city when their original plan was to have a full day wedding with all their friends and family. (We all know 2020 was a mess for every couple). After chatting through all their options, they ended up wanting to elope in Joshua Tree National Park. And they couldn’t have picked a better location to celebrate their day.
We started their elopement in Joshua Tree, where they rented the prettiest Airbnb where they got ready before we headed for a little adventure in the park. It was just the two of them and it made this experience even more special. We jumped in their Jeep and headed to Joshua Tree National Park. We had a full day plan for them of exploring different areas of the park. We then met their officiant at their ceremony location where Ali and Chris finally exchanged their vows. Their was so much emotion in everything they told each other and it was the sweetest to document it all for them. After their ceremony and champagne break we headed back to their Airbnb where a private chef had prepared a beautiful meal for them. Overall their day, was all about them celebrating their love and having the best experience, creating new memories together.
How to Elope in Joshua Tree National Park
Planning your elopement in Joshua Tree? Here are a few tips for you before you plan your day. It is such a special place there are definitely no other places like this. The beauty and unique landscape will make you feel like you are in a complete different world. Joshua Tree is located about one hour outside of Palm Springs and two and half hours from Los Angeles. So it’s an easy and short trip if you are flying in out of state.
Here are a few key point to help you plan your Joshua Tree Elopement:
- Best time to elope is anytime but during the summer. (It’s a desert after all)
- Get a permit for your elopement through the National Park Website of Joshua Tree.
- Pick a few locations you love within the park to explore together.
- Rent an Airbnb for a few days in Palm Springs, Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley or Twenty Nine Palms.
- Find your elopement vendors to help you have the best day.
- Follow the leave no trace rules.
- Have fun!