Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin Venue : Sophronia + Mazen

In the heart of Pioneertown in Joshua Tree, lie the rustic ruins that have been converted into a charming event space called The Ruin Venue. Surrounded by Joshua Trees, boulders and desert plants, it’s a magical space to say the least. When our long time friend Sophronia told us she and her fiancé Mazen wanted to wed there, we just about passed out from excitement.

After spending the weekend with them in Zion National Park for their engagement session last year, we knew their wedding was going to be epic. Their bohemian style and free-spirited vibes are exactly what we dream of.

Sophronia and Mazen, thank you so much for trusting us to capture every moment on your wedding day. From sunrise to sunset, it was truly amazing. You two are some of the most authentic, and down to Earth people we know and we feel so lucky to call you friends. Love you guys!

 

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

The wedding day began at The Inn at the Ruin where the bride and her bridesmaids got ready.

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

We arrived the day before the wedding, so we could wake up early and start photographing all the details…

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

You can never go wrong with a good pair of Steve Madden heels…

…and hoop earrings with crystals!

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

Sophronia looked like a doll as she got ready in her bridal robe…

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

Her bridesmaids proposed a toast with champagne on the patio…

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

They raised their glasses and said, “to the gorgeous bride, cheers!”

Our favorite thing about Joshua Tree is how quiet it is…especially on The Inn at the Ruin property…

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

Sophronia looked AMAZING in her Grace Loves Lace wedding dress…

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

Just look at her…WOW!

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

Just a few feet away outside, Mazen got ready with his groomsmen…

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

They all treated each other like brothers and shared their excitement for Mazen…

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

Just a short hike down the road, we hid Mazen behind a rock for the first look. Sophronia surprised him by walking up and holding his hand before they both turned around to see each other.

They were so giggly as they checked each other out!

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

Their entire bridal party was fierce…

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

We couldn’t believe they weren’t all professional models…

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

…and the guys absolutely nailed it for the groomsmen photos.

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

Since we had started the day so early, we had some extra time to sneak away for some more photos…

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

They shared a moment to just be together…

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

Back at The Ruin, the ceremony site was being set up by the day of coordinator Alicia C. Creative.

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

Everything looked gorgeous…

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

Everybody awed as the sweet flower girl and ring bearers walked down the aisle…

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

Mazen stood at the front awaiting his future wife…

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

Sophronia’s dad proudly walked her down the aisle…

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

Sophronia tried really hard to hold back her tears…

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

In the beginning of the ceremony, the officiant asked everyone to take a deep breath and soak up the moment…

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

After they exchanged their hand written vows, they sealed them with a kiss!

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

Officially Mr. and Mrs. Jahchan!

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

After the ceremony, we snuck away for a few sunset portraits…

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

Mazen is such a gentleman…

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

We were obsessed with all the handmade details everywhere…

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

From the seating chart to the thank you gifts, not a detail was forgotten…

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

When Sophronia and Mazen were announced for their grand entrance, the bridal party lifted them into the air to get the party started.

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

They shared their first dance together…

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

Many…many…kisses…

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

…and then more dancing of course!

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

A few hours into the night, a churro stand and an ice cream man showed up…

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

We just can’t even begin to describe how EPIC the entire day was!!

Joshua Tree Wedding at The Ruin| Moose Studio Destination Wedding Photography

Thank you to everyone who was a part of this Joshua Tree wedding…

Photography: Moose Studio

Wedding Venue : The Ruin Venue, in Pioneertown, California

Event day of Coordinator: Alicia C. Creative

Wedding Dress : Grace Loves Lace

Bride’s Shoes : Steve Madden

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Groom’s Attire :

The Florals :

Catering :

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