During a time where intimate weddings are a pivot that many couples have been forced to choose, this diverse group of wedding artists focused on embracing the intimate nature of an elopement, emphasizing the beauty in the details. Because COVID has affected the wedding industry in so many ways, they also wanted to inspire couples with unique ideas around safety. Planning a small wedding during a pandemic is no small feat, so they conveyed mindful ideas and creative safety details for couples. We incorporated a sanitation station— hand sanitizer and custom “Spread Love Not Germs” masks from Mod Party.
This shoot is about modern desert chic pulling elements from the desert with modern touches. The stylists wanted it to feel natural and from the Earth— colors, prints, everything was chosen with intention. The goal was to transport viewers to a desert elopement destination and inspire couples to play with color, texture, and patterns. Not everything has to match or be perfect–there is beauty in the imperfections, juxtapositions, and asymmetry.
The team wanted to incorporate as many sustainable pieces into the design as possible, showing modern-day couples how to invest in their day with recyclable decor items. They made use of drought-resistant plants, local California foliage and flowers, and used as many potted plants (that can be used and reused again and again) as possible. Ji, with JK Design Cal, used vegan leather for the invitation suite and signage.