Desert Dream

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Unexpected accessories are everything. This is the place that desert glam meets Western chic, where suede fringe and sparkling rhinestones never looked so good together.

t’s not a mirage. With endless sky surrounding you and cacti dotting the sandy expanse, all you’ll need are strings of twinkling lights and a few feathery dream catchers to set the magic into motion for your desert destination “I dos.” After the ceremony, accommodate guests with cozy heaters to ward off the cool night air and gather ‘round a long table for a lingering, family-style meal. This kind of intimate celebration checks all the boxes: stunning, personal, and singular. Especially if you book your venue (like this Joshua Tree Airbnb) in the off-season. This gorgeous couple “had the whole place to themselves,” says photographer Tiffany Cooper of Hot Metal Studio.

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“Intimate, smaller weddings are becoming wildly popular, with couples renting out their favorite restaurants, a cute Airbnb in the forest, or a spot in the park to celebrate with their nearest and dearest — about 30 loved ones,” says Veronica Varos of Veronica Varos Photography.