A Rimrock Ranch Wedding celebration in the California Desert. Becky and Erik got married in a quaint western town, Pioneertown, located in the popular Joshua Tree desert area. Rimrock Ranch is one of our all time favorite venues in the desert. Just a short drive from LA and surround by the most gorgeous open desert landscape, it’s the perfect place to host all your guests for the weekend. Becky is a designer and created the paper goods and decorations for their celebration, which is such a beautiful and special touch. Also, their dried citrus seating chart, fun green cake, and the small spring desert blooms are sure to leave you feeling inspired. We captured this day on a mix of 35mm film and digital.

A few words from the couple on planning their Rimrock Ranch Wedding:

What were some inspirations for your wedding?
We wanted to make our wedding our own & stay far away from a classic “bohemian” desert style wedding. We knew we were looking for a simplistic but dreamy desert wedding using a variety of pastels.

What are some adjectives that describe your wedding decorations and style?
Fun, light, whimsical, simplistic, colorful, nontraditional, fresh, chic.

What did you love about having a wedding at Rimrock Ranch?

We opted to have a late May date for optimal weather, which worked out perfectly! I (Becky) was born and raised in California and loved going to Pappy & Harriets in my early twenties. I later brought Erik home and showed him the magic of Yucca Valley/Joshua Tree. When looking for a venue we wanted to be closer to my extended family but wanted to make it a fun adventure for our friends coming in from so many other states (mainly NYC) who had never experienced the desert. When we found Rimrock Ranch, we knew that the mix of midcentury modern rooms and cabins and the beautiful untouched land on the property was perfect. Also Gwen and her team at rimrock were so so kind.

Were there any important cultural traditions that you incorporated that felt really meaningful to you?
We actually went out of our way to make our wedding the least traditional as possible. We wanted it to be for us and wanted every part of it to feel like us. We didn’t have a bridal party, we had our good friend marry us, Becky walked down the aisle to “She’s a Rainbow” by the Rolling Stones, we had no speeches or parent dances, everything felt easy.

Best Decision during wedding planning ?

Doing everything our way and not caring about what we “should do.” Also, tacos.

Something you would do differently if you had to do it over?

Nothing! Except Maybe drink more water 😉

Most Memorable part of the day?
When our friend Nadav, officiating our wedding like a pro, mentioned that where all of our guests traveled from. It’s Very special that we brought 85 people to the middle of the desert from all over the country and even the world.

Lead photographer was Igor, capturing the day on both film & digital.  

Venue: Rimrock Ranch / Photography: The Shalom Imaginative // Planner: Iman Lee Events // Floral Design: Sparks and Sand // Paper goods & Signage Design: The Bride, RMP Illustration x Paper Daisies Stationary // Decorations: The Bride, Rebecca Marie Pedroza Art + Illustration // Makeup/Hair: Jen Plus Color // Dress: White Orchid Bridal // Hair Piece: Jennifer Behr // Catering:  SoHo Taco // Cake: Over The Rainbow Desserts // Rentals: Palo Verde Parties, Platinum Event Rentals, Palladium Vintage // DJ: Lucy with Dart Collective

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