When Ciera first called me about her wedding day, I quickly knew it was a day I wanted to be apart of. She shared with me how her dad passed away a few years ago, and she wanted to honor him in her film with old home videos. Their wedding was in Joshua Tree and they’d be getting married in a labyrinth. I quickly knew this was a couple I wanted to get know and a day I wanted to be apart of.
Even though it was only six weeks after I’d have my first baby, I broke my own maternity leave rules to film this one. And I’m so glad I did.
Ryan and Ciera’s day was beautiful in every way – from their pinkish neutral color palette, tying into to the incredibly stunning desert backdrop of Joshua Tree, to the freakin’ models they are themselves. But overarching every interaction, was this deep peace and certainty about each other. These two didn’t need the hype, they were focused deeply on each other and the promises they were making.
Their vows were authentic, meaningful, and profound, sharing how in incredibly challenging times they have rooted and uplifted each other. Don’t even get me started on her first look with her Uncle, and his toast about the gift Ciera has become to him since her father’s passing.
I could go on and on.
Go listen to their story. It will be nine minutes well spent.
Congrats Ciera and Ryan!
Videographer | Regan Elizabeth Films
Photographer | Tayler Ashley Photography
Venue | Tumbleweed Sanctuary
Planner + Designer: | Sixteen Fourteen Events
Florist | Pinyon Pine Floral Design
Officiant | Wedding in the Desert