Hicksville Trailer Palace Wedding in Joshua Tree || A quirky + playful celebration

This is the story of Jordana + Greg and their Hicksville Trailer Palace wedding in Joshua Tree. They threw a quirky and playful celebration in the desert that was filled with personal touches. Out-of-the-box and nontraditional weddings are often times some of the most fun weddings for guests, the couple, and everyone involved to experience. This day was no exception.

We had to include a few words from the bride and groom because they describe the inspiration, stories, and behind the scenes insight that went into their day so beautifully. We are so obsessed with how they planned their day and think it could be so helpful to other couples getting ready to get married. From a Sunday Funday after the wedding and a Game of Thrones watch party to hidden messages on the bottom of koozies, these two planned an entire experience for their loved ones. This is a must read for anyone in the midst of planning their wedding.

Words from the couple about planning their quirky and fun Hicksville Trailer Palace Wedding:

What were some of the inspirations for your wedding?

 It was all about taking our favorite things from our relationship and making them available to our favorite people. A friend gave us the advice to pick the three most important things and go all in on those. Here are ours: 

1. Fun in Joshua Tree – we wanted people to get the most out of this special place. First – we knew we’d be preoccupied the night before given our wedding was so DIY, so we hosted a Sunday Funday the day after the wedding at the same property so people could enjoy all the activities. We made the drinks and food ourselves. It was personal and our favorite part of the whole weekend – we got quality time too! We also gave everyone a guide for fun things to explore in Joshua Tree and spent a lot of time building out Airbnb lists for every type of traveler alongside the easier hotel options. Joshua Tree is filled with creative and gorgeous homes. On Sunday evening we also had a Game of Thrones watch party and gifted everyone who stuck around yoga blankets. 

2. Easy – getting to the venue was far from easy, so we hired a school bus and mapped out a route so our 115 guests could hang out without the stress of getting to and from. We also didn’t want anyone to go hungry or thirsty, so in addition to dropping apps on every table as people waited for their turn to visit the taco truck, we also had a bar and a grab and go area with easy drinks to help keep the line short. 

3. Music – we both work in music (he creates it and I work in marketing for Sonos) so we were really thoughtful about the role of music throughout the experience. I walked down the aisle to a song Greg wrote for me early in our relationship. We did a Power15 (mini power hour) with a playlist Greg custom mixed filled with our favorite high energy songs. We also introduced each member of the wedding party with a song, but put them on the spot and made them guess when theirs came on. DJ Short Shorts took over for us when the dancing started so we could let go for the rest of the night. 

Why we chose to have a Hicksville Trailer Palace wedding :  We had been to Hicksville a few times, which is filled with fun from the themed trailers to the mini golf to the pool and hot tub on the roof. But it’s usually not open to people who aren’t staying in one of the 10 units, so it was an obvious choice. One of our first dates in 2014 was to visit Joshua Tree for the first time. We love it. 

What are some adjectives that describe your wedding decorations and style?

Vibrant and playful with a minimalist feel. The property was so quirky on its own. We chose to take more of a subtle approach to decor for balance – little personal details that you might need to look twice at to appreciate (even the koozies had a hidden message on the bottom). All of the design details were DIY by the bride, groom, friends and fam. 

Anything else we forgot:

All the things that went wrong haha! I actually appreciate those memories from the tow truck of the ice trailer to running out of beer early in the night (we had a plan for that), and forgetting to put the champagne out (no wonder we ran out!).

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Joshua Tree Wedding Venue: Hicksville Trailer Palace // Coordinator/Planner: Laura Kelly of Josephina Events // Bridal gown: Sara Seven // Hair piece: Sara Seven // Shoes: Stuart Weiztman // Flowers: DTLA flower market and the most amazing assembly of talented, creative friends and fam // Jewelery/Accessories: Adorne Monde and Bing Bang NYC earrings, Sophia Kaman wedding rings // Grooms suit: Suit Supply // Grooms Shoes: Cole Haan // Catering: The Lime Truck (dinner), Hustle & Dough (donuts/coffee), and Over the Rainbow (cupcakes), Signature Party Rentals (tables, chairs, linens, lighting), Bear Ice Company // Decorations / details: DIY // Stationery + program designer: DIY // Hair and Make up: Tanya Marie // Music: DJ Short Shorts (original music and most curation was by the groom, who is a music producer) // Celebrant/Officiant: Daniel Oakley (introduced us and a close friend; his wife Julia did the flowers and was a bridesmaid)

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