I think people often fail to recognize the beauty that the desert holds. At first glimpse it is brown, dead, and dry or so it seems. In all reality, the life in the desert are some of the most hearty and impressive forms of nature out there. Sure, green fields and plentiful gardens are beautiful but they are pampered and meticulously cared for. Desert life is forced to thrive in scorching temperatures and without water, sometimes for months. Yet flowers still bloom on the spiny cactus and saguaros tower over the brush. In my opinion, desert life is a great metaphor for marriage. Sometimes you have to thrive, it isn’t always easy, and you have to work with what you have. But if you make it, it is truly beautiful. Here is a stunning desert wedding to illustrate the point by Melissa Dunstan Photography.