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Sophie & Michael’s Joshua Tree Elopement

Sophie and Michael have such fun, colorful style, and after months of debating what they wanted to do for their wedding plans, they decided on an elopement in Joshua Tree National Park! They got married on January 3, 2020, just after a rare snowfall hit the desert. We started the morning in Palm Springs at the Saguaro Hotel and stopped by a fun Mid-Century Modern home with a bright yellow door. Sophie and Michael met the owners the day beforehand and they were kind enough to let us take some photos on their property! We took a break mid-day so Sophie and Michael could relax before the ceremony and we all met up later in Joshua Tree. The line to get into the park was pretty crazy because of the snow, but luckily the land is so big we had plenty of space for photos without anyone in sight. Such a fun and special day! You can also see it featured here on Green Wedding Shoes!Bride and groom in front of circular ceremony arch | Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Bride and groom with a white classic Ford Thunderbird convertible car | Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink diamond engagement ring on colorful peony bouquet for Sophie Logman | Pink wedding dress Palm Springs elopement featured on Green Wedding shoes | Colorful mid-century modern and wedding with Saguaro Hotel backdrop | Vibrant and elevated wedding photos for fun-loving couples in Southern California #palmspringswedding #palmspringselopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles
Let’s rewind to the beginning of the day – the first stop was this vibrant yellow door in a Mid-Century Modern Palm Springs neighborhood!
Pink wedding dress Palm Springs elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful mid-century modern wedding with bright yellow door backdrop | Vibrant and elevated wedding photos for fun-loving couples in Southern California #palmspringswedding #palmspringselopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink wedding dress Palm Springs elopement featured on Green Wedding shoes | Colorful mid-century modern and wedding with Saguaro Hotel backdrop | Vibrant and elevated wedding photos for fun-loving couples in Southern California #palmspringswedding #palmspringselopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink wedding dress, pink peony bouquet, pink Palm Springs backdrop at the Saguaro Hotel | Pink wedding dress Palm Springs elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Vibrant and elevated wedding photos for fun-loving couples in Southern California #palmspringswedding #palmspringselopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles
The Saguaro Hotel has so many fun backdrops! Angelena gave me Sophie’s bouquet the night beforehand so we’d have it with us in Palm Springs for the morning. Perks of being BFFs with the florist!
Pink wedding bouquet by Shindig Chic | Pink wedding dress Palm Springs elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful mid-century modern wedding with Saguaro Hotel backdrop | Vibrant and elevated wedding photos for fun-loving couples in Southern California #palmspringswedding #palmspringselopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink wedding dress Palm Springs elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful mid-century modern wedding with Saguaro Hotel backdrop | Vibrant and elevated wedding photos for fun-loving couples in Southern California #palmspringswedding #palmspringselopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink wedding dress Palm Springs elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful mid-century modern wedding with Villa Royale Hotel backdrop | Vibrant and elevated wedding photos for fun-loving couples in Southern California #palmspringswedding #palmspringselopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Bride in pink tulle high low gown with pink and yellow bouquet | Pink wedding dress Palm Springs elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful mid-century modern wedding with Saguaro Hotel backdrop | Vibrant and elevated wedding photos for fun-loving couples in Southern California #palmspringswedding #palmspringselopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink wedding dress Palm Springs elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful mid-century modern wedding with Saguaro Hotel backdrop | Vibrant and elevated wedding photos for fun-loving couples in Southern California #palmspringswedding #palmspringselopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink wedding dress Palm Springs elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful mid-century modern wedding with bright yellow door backdrop | Vibrant and elevated wedding photos for fun-loving couples in Southern California #palmspringswedding #palmspringselopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink wedding dress, pink peony bouquet, pink Palm Springs backdrop at the Saguaro Hotel | Mary Costa Photography is based in Los Angeles and specializes in vibrant and elevated imagery for fun-loving couples | www.marycostaweddings.com Pink wedding dress Palm Springs and Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding shoes | Colorful mid-century modern and desert wedding | Vibrant and elevated wedding photos for fun-loving couples in Southern California #palmspringswedding #palmspringselopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink wedding dress Palm Springs elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful mid-century modern wedding with bright yellow door backdrop | Vibrant and elevated wedding photos for fun-loving couples in Southern California #palmspringswedding #palmspringselopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink wedding dress Palm Springs elopement featured on Green Wedding shoes | Colorful mid-century modern and wedding with Saguaro Hotel backdrop | Vibrant and elevated wedding photos for fun-loving couples in Southern California #palmspringswedding #palmspringselopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink wedding dress Palm Springs elopement featured on Green Wedding shoes | Colorful mid-century modern and wedding with Saguaro Hotel backdrop | Vibrant and elevated wedding photos for fun-loving couples in Southern California #palmspringswedding #palmspringselopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink wedding dress Palm Springs elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful mid-century modern wedding with bright yellow door backdrop | Vibrant and elevated wedding photos for fun-loving couples in Southern California #palmspringswedding #palmspringselopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink bouquet Palm Springs elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful mid-century modern wedding with Saguaro Hotel backdrop | Vibrant and elevated wedding photos for fun-loving couples in Southern California #palmspringswedding #palmspringselopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink wedding dress Palm Springs elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful mid-century modern wedding with Saguaro Hotel backdrop | Vibrant and elevated wedding photos for fun-loving couples in Southern California #palmspringswedding #palmspringselopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink wedding dress Palm Springs elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful mid-century modern wedding with Saguaro Hotel backdrop | Vibrant and elevated wedding photos for fun-loving couples in Southern California #palmspringswedding #palmspringselopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Rainbow wedding ring for pink wedding Palm Springs elopement, featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful mid-century modern wedding with Saguaro Hotel backdrop | Vibrant and elevated wedding photos for fun-loving couples in Southern California #palmspringswedding #palmspringselopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink wedding dress Palm Springs elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful mid-century modern wedding with Saguaro Hotel backdrop | Vibrant and elevated wedding photos for fun-loving couples in Southern California #palmspringswedding #palmspringselopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink wedding dress Palm Springs elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful mid-century modern wedding with Saguaro Hotel backdrop | Vibrant and elevated wedding photos for fun-loving couples in Southern California #palmspringswedding #palmspringselopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles
Time to head to Joshua Tree! If you’re thinking about eloping in the park you’ll definitely want a permit. We got stopped by a park ranger and he was so happy we had planned ahead and went through the correct channels! We took a few portraits around the park before their ceremony while Angelena of Shindig Chic finished setting up the floral arch.
Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Vibrant and elevated wedding photos for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles
Meanwhile, Angelena finished creating this beauty!
Pink floral circular arch in desert | Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink peony ceremony florals | Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink floral circular arch in desert | Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink peony and palm ceremony florals | Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink peony and palm ceremony florals | Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles
Sophie and Michael found their officiant online and met him for the first time moments before the ceremony!
Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Bride wiping away tear | Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink elopement ceremony | Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Bride reading vows | Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Bride and groom during elopement ceremony | Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles
Yay, they’re married!!
Bride and groom kissing in front of floral circular ceremony arch | Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Pink flower details on ceremony arch | Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Bride and groom kissing in front of pink floral arch | Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Bride and groom in front of circular ceremony arch | Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles
Moments after the ceremony ended a white classic 1962 Ford Thunderbird convertible showed up to sweep us away for some more photos! I noticed this turnoff when we were driving into the park and luckily it was the perfect spot for the car!
Bride and groom with white classic Ford Thunderbird convertible | Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Bride and groom walking with white classic Ford Thunderbird convertible | Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Bride sitting in white classic Ford Thunderbird convertible | Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles
If you look closely you can see the tiniest bit of snow at the foothill of the rocks!
Bride and groom with white classic Ford Thunderbird convertible | Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Bride and groom in white classic Ford Thunderbird convertible | Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Bride and groom with white classic Ford Thunderbird | Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Bride and groom posing with white classic convertible car | Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Bride and groom kissing in front of white classic convertible car | Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Bride and groom with white classic convertible car | Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Bride and groom in front of white classic convertible car | Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Bride and groom walking with white classic convertible | Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Bride and groom sitting in white classic convertible | Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Bride and groom with white classic convertible | Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles Bride and groom with white classic convertible | Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles
Congratulations Sophie and Michael!!
Bride and groom among Joshua Tree desert at sunset | Pink wedding dress Joshua Tree elopement featured on Green Wedding Shoes | Colorful desert wedding inspiration for fun-loving couples in Southern California #joshuatreewedding #joshuatreeelopement #pinkwedding #greenweddingshoes Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles
Featured online with Green Wedding Shoes and in print with Rock N Roll Bride!
Photography: Mary Costa Photography
Florals: Shindig Chic
Bride: Sophie Loghman
Venues: Saguaro Hotel Palm Springs and Joshua Tree National Park
Makeup: Isabel Macias
Car: Coachella Valley Classic Cars

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