Desert romance. What do you think of when you think of the desert?
I had the chance to head out to the Anza Borrego Desert, just about 2 hours east of San Diego and visit Borrego Springs Resort. Being a girl who usually likes to be surrounded by lush green trees, ocean and rivers, the desert was a unique experience. Its landscape is in a world all of its own – sandy hills, oasis in the most unexpected places, and a sky so black that when you look at the stars in the night, you wonder if you’re looking at diamonds scattered across velvet above us.
Needless to say, it’s a breathtaking view at times, and a beautiful place if you’re looking for a wedding venue that is unique. So here I am to share ….
My visit to Borrego Springs began with grapefruit trees greeting me upon my arrival! I was so surprised that these trees were scattered around the resort. The desert landscape was beautiful and made us feel like we were so far away from the hustle-and-bustle of every day life. *sigh, time to breathe and relax*
The best time to have a wedding in the desert is in the early Fall – September, October and November are perfect times. It’s a great temperature in Borrego, while everywhere else is starting to cool down. Of course, Borrego Springs has two pools (a main one and a spa-guests adult only pool) that are great for cooling down any time of the year!
Before wedding festivities, spa time at the Borrego spa on the resort is a must for any bridal party! Sign me up for a massage, facial or mani/pedi any day, please. I loved the plush bathrobes as well, also in each guest room to use during your stay
A ceremony at Borrego Springs Resort can be held inside their ballroom or outdoors in their patio overlooking their golf course, or on the golf course. Don’t think you’ll just be looking at sand-colored desert dunes here, there’s plenty of landscaped greenery and palm trees for your eyes to feast on while you tie the knot.
Party away during your reception in the ballroom, grand dining room (with grand piano) or outdoors enjoying the desert fresh air. And last but not least, remember to take in the view of the night sky when the stars come out. If you’ve never seen a desert night sky – you’re in for a treat! It still takes my breath away when I see the amount of stars sparkling in the pitch black night.
What do you think? – Are you a desert destination kind of bride?