Jillian + Tom | Joshua Tree, California | The Ruin Venue - Love Stories TV

Jillian + Tom November 28, 2017


Love Story

From The Bride:

Our friendship turned into the greatest love we’ve ever experienced! Our first date was a spur of the moment trip to St. Michaels; where we had the best time together! Ever since then, we (Tom, myself and my daughter, Natalie) have had nonstop adventures to look forward to. Our favorite place to visit is California! We visit every year and love to explore Joshua Tree! This trip has become a tradition we look forward to all year long!! In 2016, Tom proposed to me in Joshua Tree at sunset – it was the happiest day of our lives! I still remember how beautiful the sky looked, how the wind was blowing and the feeling of being on top of the world! Tom had set up a photo scavenger hunt for Natalie and I and little did we know it would end with the surprise of a lifetime!! From that moment on, planning our wedding came really natural to us. At the root of our wedding inspiration was the idea that we wanted it to be an experience for everyone involved and we knew that getting married in Joshua Tree was the way to go! We believe that our hearts found their home in JT + couldn’t wait to share the magic we felt there with our friends and family! We worked alongside the greatest vendors to create our dream wedding! From our welcome hike to our flights home – we cherished every minute! It was the greatest experience of our lives – our forever came to life in the most magical setting…including a full moon rising over our dance floor in the middle of the desert, surrounded by our favorite people. We are so thankful for this video to take us back to an adventure we will never forget!


  • Bridesmaids Dresses: Varies
  • Cake: Pastry Swan
  • Ceremony Venue: The Ruin Venue
  • Cinematographer: The Brothers Martens
  • Dress: Daughters of Simone
  • Flowers: Siren Floral Co.
  • Hair: Paige Stanley
  • Makeup: Nancy Zinzun
  • Music: Dart Collective
  • Officiant: Ashley Shuey
  • Photographer: The Brothers Martens
  • Planner: Rachael Lunghi (Lace & Likes)
  • Reception Venue: The Ruin Venue
  • Shoes: Bryr Clogs (Custom made!)