A Romantic Palm Springs Wedding Affair

I do not know how to do a proper introduction for this lovely wedding. First of all, this wedding takes place at my favorite destiantion location, Palm Springs, California. Which right there, I can stop. Palm Springs is just a dreamy location, and add a wedding into this gorgeous city, and I am done.  However, there is a bit more, actually a lot more about this wedding that has me stopped in my tracks. It is the beautiful bride and how she designed this spectacular wedding just perfectly! Perfectly for her, and for her wedding guests. Do not even get me started on the details. I have to admit, I kind of want to make myself a mini size, and place myself into one of the many breathtaking wedding photographs. Am I nuts? Nuts and crazy in love with this wedding. Oh, and to top it all it all off, the couple is so adorable and super gorgeous! So, there is that. It seems there is no way to introduce this wedding but to allow you to see for yourselves. I have to warn you, this wedding will have you locked in for hours! Clear your schedule for a few hours, for the day, and enjoy the most romantic destination wedding your pretty eyes have seen!

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From the bride…

It was really important to us that our wedding didn’t just last a few hours, but extended into a weekend long celebration.  So, we decided to take over the entire Alcazar Hotel in Downtown Palm Springs for an entire wedding weekend!  We turned their poolside conference room into a retro cocktail bar & stocked it up with treats and drinks for all 70 guests that stayed with us at the hotel.  We basically had a 72 hour pool party, complete with a poolside DJ.  The entire wedding party even took a dip in the pool after the wedding fully clothed… Including me in my wedding gown! 

We had so much fun surprising our guests with little details, like welcome baskets, custom do not disturb signs, & personalized Govino wine glasses for the weekend. 

For the ceremony & cocktail hour, we had a friend play acoustic guitar on vintage equipment.  All of our friends & family sat in a circle around us while we read our own vows & Greg’s grandfather married us.  We wanted the ceremony & reception to feel as romantic & intimate as possible, so we sat everyone at family-style tables & served seabass en papollote, filet mignon, truffle mac & cheese & blue lake green beans on large family-style platters & had everyone share. 

The theme of our wedding featured colors of “neutral” (gray, cream, blush).  We went for romantic art deco mid-century – think rat pack in the dessert. What I loved was  that the bridesmaids chose their own dresses in neutral colors & I didn’t see them until the day of the wedding!  I’m so glad they all looked so good together!

 We brought in hundreds of twinkling lights and candles, vintage barware, custom upholstered couches & amazing china and flatware to transport our guests back to the amazing Rat Pack era that makes Palm Springs feel so magical.  Our DJ played only off of vinyl & on one side of our venue, we set up a cigar lounge for our guests to enjoy. 

 Instead of a regular cake, we had seven different cakes on vintage milk glass stands from Over the Rainbow Cakery.  I can honestly say that they were THE BEST cakes I’ve ever had in my life!  And as a surprise, our caterers brought out a bunch of amazing pizzas for a late night snack for our guests towards the end of the evening.

Looking back, we feel so blessed that 130 guests made the trip out to the dessert, and braved an absurdly hot heat wave, to celebrate with us.  We had so many amazing vendors that made our day perfect & we can honestly say that it was the best weekend of our lives. 




Location:  Alcazar Hotel, Palm Springs

Caterers:  Birba (Palm Springs)

Cake: Under the Rainbow Cakery (Palm Springs)

Photography:  Mathieu Photography (OC)

Flowers: My Little Flower Shop (Palm Springs)

Stationary: Bride

Design & Coordination: Bride & Liz Mahlow

Bridal Gown Ivy & Aster

Bridal Shoes: Stuart Weitzman

Hair: Angela Thompson

Makeup: Brie Does Makeup

Groom & Groomsman Suits: Tommy Hilfiger

Ceremony Music: Acoustic guitarist  (friend of couple)

DJ: Dylan Course

Palm Springs Wedding from Perfectly Made Weddings

Palm Springs will forever be a favorite destination of mine. Being as I am a total Cali girl, growing up with the beach, the mountains, the dessert, and all the fabulous weather all year round, this wedding is a total love. It’s that magical combo of sunshine and glamour which really brings me to this fabulous destination. That is why today I am overjoyed with this gorgeous Palm Springs wedding.  It has all the details that has my heart in total overdrive.  I say all of this because their heartfelt, desert nuptials have me trying to dig up adjectives worthy of their sweet ceremony and cozy reception – but I keep falling short of words that will really do it all justice. Thankfully, the images from Jennifer Yount Photography can express it all.

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This couple has seriously stolen my heart. I’m in love with them for so many different reasons, but mainly because they seem to be the type of people you want to be around all the time. I have been part of the planning of weddings for many couples, but I have to admit, I have never seen a kind of love like this one. Not just love between the two love birds, (oh THAT is just a bucket full of unconditional love), but the love that is between the couple and their guests. That love is out of this world.  I have never seen such love and joy shared with all that were present. I myself felt like I was part of the family as everyone was so open with their love. It was wonderful! I had the pleasure to help plan and coordinate this lovely wedding.  Perfectly Made Weddings, together with the sweet and fun loving couple, created a unforgettable day. Working with some incredible vendors, this gorgeous wedding had it all. Set at the beautiful Le Vallauris Restaurant  located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, California, this wedding brought together traditions with a touch of  simple chic.  The couple really wanted to incorporate Jewish traditions into their wedding.  From the Tisch, to the challah blessing, the traditions were done so beautifully. The bride wanted something simple yet elegant for her wedding day. A  beautiful chuppah with stunning drapery and white florals was the center of it all at their ceremony. White flowers, candles, and twinkle lights decorated the reception.   Besides all the amazing ambiance set for this lovely couple and their wedding, the whole day was full of energy. From the moment the guests arrived, to the last guest leaving, there was constant joy, laughter, and energy. My favorite part? In all honesty, I really enjoyed each and every moment of this wedding. Each element brought it’s own unique and special detail, which was simply amazing. I have to say that this has been one of the best weddings I have been part of. Judy and Rob together with their guests really made it effortless. The location, the food, the decor, and all the gorgeous details were just made for these two.
Congratulations to Judy and Rob!
Vendor Information:
Wedding Planner and Designer:  Perfectly Made Weddings
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Le Vallauris Restaurant 
Entertainment:  NeFesh Music