I know I will look back at 2016 as the year that this born-and-raised New Yorker fell in love with Joshua Tree. Lauren & Andrew’s super intimate elopement was the second of five events Moxie Bright Events planned in the desert last year. What can I say? When I fall in love, I fall hard!

Lauren & Andrew live in New Zealand and have been together for ten years. They were planning a holiday (that’s a “vacation” to us) to America to see a lot of sights (Yosemite, Los Angeles, and San Francisco were all on their itinerary) and decided to sneak away and tie the knot in beautiful Joshua Tree.

On their wish list:  A cool hotel, fantastic photographs, a bottle of California wine, delicious cupcakes, an intimate dinner for two, and…to get married.

They started their day at Ace Hotel Palm Springs. Lauren got beautified by Chelsea Nicole while Andrew got dressed.

Bride getting her make up done. Make up artist applying make up to Bride.  Best Wedding Planner Los Angeles Moxie Bright Events.

Photo by Westlund Photography

Here we are going over the details of the day!

Bride and Groom getting ready at Ace Hotel. Planner speaking with couple. Ace Hotel wedding. Palm Springs wedding. Best Wedding Planner Palm Springs Moxie Bright Events.

Photo by Westlund Photography

Andrew & Lauren helped each other into their stylish duds, and then enjoyed the unique design of the Ace.

Bride and Groom getting ready. Bride and Groom at Ace Hotel. Palm Springs wedding. Best Palm Springs Wedding Planner Moxie Bright Events.

Photo by Westlund Photography

Look at these two! Have you seen a more stylish couple? I’m obsessed with this photo.

Ace Hotel wedding. Bride and Groom outside Ace Hotel. Ace Hotel wedding in Palm Springs. Best Wedding Planner Palm Springs Moxie Bright Events.

Photo by Westlund Photography

Ace Hotel wedding. Bride and Groom with Ace Hotel sign. Palm Springs hotel wedding. Moxie Bright Events.

Photo by Westlund Photography

And in the lobby, Andrew serenaded his soon-to-be wife with a song. Adorable!

Groom paying guitar. Groom serenading Bride. Wedding lounge at Joshua Tree. Moxie Bright Events.

Photo by Westlund Photography

Felisa from Of the Flowers created this amazing bouquet using the desert sands as the color palette and inspiration.

Wildflowers on wooden bench. Bouquet of flowers in glass vase. Bride bouquet. Moxie Bright Events.

Photo by Westlund Photography

Love the rings, love this shot. Love, love, love!

Wedding rings in wooden box. Wedding bands and engagement rings in box. Moxie Bright Events.

Photo by Westlund Photography

See the rest of all this goodness over on Black Sheep Bride today! Click the icon below to go straight to the feature.

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Lauren & Andrew, Joe and I are forever grateful that we got to share your wedding day – and what a day it was! I wish for you a life of continuing adventure, tons of love, and so much laughter!

xoxo

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Creative Team

Wedding Planning: Moxie Bright Events Photography: Westlund Photography Hair & Makeup: Chelsea Nicole Officiant: Reverend Joe Bouquet: Of the Flowers Getting Ready Location: Ace Hotel Palm Springs Cupcakes: Over the Rainbow Desserts