Fact: this couple is awesome. And when an awesome couple decides to throw a fabulous shindig in Palm Springs, you better believe it’s a stunning day overflowing with pretty (seriously). It’s drop-dead gorgeous details meets lush florals from Arrangements Floral & Party Designs meets moment after moment of pure bliss captured expertly by Laura Goldenberger. See it all in the full gallery.
From the Bride… Blake and I fell in love with Palm Springs after our first holiday together there. We’d only been dating three months at the time, but said then and there that we would one day come back to get married. Fast forward four years later and it was the best day of our lives!
Palm Springs is such a magical place – the breathtaking mountain backdrop, beautiful Palm trees, surrounding desert valley, and of course the most amazing post-modern architecture.
With Blake’s family in New Zealand and mine in Australia, it wasn’t the most practical destination, however we somehow convinced them all otherwise and thus the planning begun!
We found the Frederick Loewe Estate online and followed up with a visit where we decided it was so perfect we even decided to stay there for five nights with our bridal party and enjoy it as much as we could.
Our wedding day was even better than I could have imagined. We had a small wedding with guests traveling from far and wide. Both ceremony and reception were held at the estate – all outside under the beautiful desert sky.
For our ceremony the two central palm trees were symbolic of the two of us as we stood below them saying our vows.
The beautiful surrounding valley and lush gardens acted as our photographic backdrop. We didn’t even leave the estate the whole day. Only the groomsmen prepped themselves at the Ace Hotel beforehand.
Everything about the venue and our ceremony/wedding was exactly as we’d hoped. It was intimate and sentimental, but then turned into a great party with all our closest friends and family.
I know it sounds cliché but it was by far the best day of our lives and if we could, we’d do it all over again in a heartbeat! Now we are just lucky that we have these gorgeous photos to tell our story and look back on for years to come thanks to Laura and her incredible photography skills. She really captured every moment and made our memories last forever.
Photography: Laura Goldenberger | Floral Design: Arrangements Floral & Party Designs | Dress: Steven Khalil | Cake: Exquisite Desserts | Shoes: Alexander McQueen | Rings: Custom | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Sass and Bide | Catering: Katherine King | Makeup: Shamina Plott (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Hair: Holly Farley | DJ: James Gonzales | Celebrant: The Garden Gate | Venue: Frederick Loewe Estate | Day Of Coordination: The WE Studio | Earrings: Paspaley Pearls | Equipment: Signature Rentals | Groom's Suit & Shoes: Paspaley Pearls