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DRIVE-IN WEDDINGS

Safely + Epically Get Married

during COVID-19

and surrounded by your loved ones!

 

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GET MARRIED IN 2020

Why now during the pandemic?

We all know life is short and everything can change in the blink of an eye or the sudden spread of a virus...

 

Your wedding is one of your life's greatest celebrations and the future is always uncertain, so we believe in celebrating life and love right now.

 

If not now, when?

Is it safe?

Safety and making sure to not spread COVID-19 is our number one concern.

 

With a drive-in wedding, your family and friends can be very safely spaced apart in the comfort of their own cars (or spaced apart in chairs), and social distancing can be maintained at all times during your ceremony and celebration afterwards.

Groom dips his bride on the stage at Mon Petit Mojave.

What does a drive-in wedding Look Like?

Just like the foundation of any wedding, a drive-in wedding involves staring in to your partner's eyes and committing your love to them, while also being surrounded by your loved ones.

 

Your guests, with a capacity of 30 vehicles, will be seated comfortably and safely spaced apart. They are welcome to sit in their cars or in chairs in front of their vehicles. There is an option to have cars parked to the side instead.

 

On stage and with a professional sound system, your ceremony will be flawlessly heard and seen by all in attendance.

 

Afterwards, celebrate however you are most comfortable, like with a socially distanced toast & appetizers, portraits, and dancing if you choose.

 

Drinks can be delivered individually to each car and food trucks can be on hand to serve each guest, one car at a time, or take your celebration elsewhere.

Couple gets married in front of a Joshua Tree at sunset.
Cars surrounding a drive-in wedding.
Newlywed couple holds hands in front of desert landscape.
Couple pops a bottle of champagne.
A champagne toast in front of a Joshua Tree.
Flowergirls illuminated by pink light dance on stage in front of main Joshua Tree.

A drive-in wedding timeline example:

The Ultimate 2020 Elopement

Night Before

- Campfire at your airbnb (with or without others)

 

 

Day of Wedding

7:00 am - (for the super adventurous) Wake up // hike JTNP

 

10:30 am - (for the chillers) Wake up // Get in a outdoor tub with coffee & fruit

 

11:15 am - Massages in your room? // Private chef gets to work

 

12:45 am - Eat the gourmet breakfast in your robes

 

1:30 pm - Shower

 

2:00 pm - Whatever pampering and prepping you need, by yourself or by a professional

 

3:45 pm - Chillin, Get dressed (together or separately), Have a yummy snack

 

5:15 pm - Drive (get driven) to Mon Petit Mojave

 

6:00 pm - Vows at MPM

 

6:30 pm - Toasts and hors d'oeuvres followed by romantic music

 

7:30 pm - Distanced Portraits with family

 

8:00 pm - SUNSET // pretty photos

 

10:00 pm - end party at MPM & continue at your air bnb or send everyone on their own night adventure / sleepy time

Next Day

- See some local art spots, walk labyrinth, local shops that are open.

 

- Take-out lunch at local burger joint or pho depending on the weather

 

- Just CHILL in air bnb for rest of the afternoon/evening

 

- Order in pizza... movies (pick out some funny wedding themed ones?) and jacuzzi the night away

Pouring a champagne toast.
A backlit bride and groom embrace in front of a Joshua Tree.
A silhouette of a band in front of a Joshua Tree.

Think you might want A DRIVE-IN WEDDING?

Drive-in wedding.

Mojave desert based elopement & wedding photographer Julie Laflamme lives 15 minutes from the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park in California. She has been photographing live drive-in concerts at Mon Petit Mojave every week since Mid-May. She also works all over Northern California, across the U.S.A, and worldwide.