maria and mike's story
winds of change in joshua tree
When I showed up in Joshua Tree, the energy was real. Some strongggggg wind storms gave us a visit just hour before their elopement. I shit you not, we all thought we would have to reschedule. The visibility was so low, the wind was blowing desert dust so strong you couldn’t see 20 feet in front of you.
We drove into the park anyway, hoping it would die down. I swear not 10 minutes before they started their ceremony — the gusts of wind, turned into a small breeze. The dust settled and the visibility cleared up just in time for them to have their ceremony. It was fucking magical.
why we loved their adventure
We sat at the dinner table after they eloped, shooting the shit, talking about life, travel and their story. My jaw was dropped and my heart was filled the entire time. Like the big baby I am, I choked up talking about their elopement with them. I just couldn’t believe the dedication, bravery and passion behind that big of a move (Maria moving to Florida and then deciding to elope within a few short weeks). People move all the time, but this was a huge lifestyle shift for Maria. Love is powerful my friends and this story still brings tears to my eyes. I have so much love for these two and their adventurous spirit and admiration for one another.
It’s rare to meet two people who love each other so deeply that they put everything on the line for each other. But those, those are my couples.
Cheers to adventure, love and lifelong happiness one of the most rad couples I’ve ever met.