Love in Palm Desert – Julie and Neil’s Modern Chic Wedding

A desert tableau, modern chic decor, and a stylish and very in love couple, makes for one beautiful wedding! As I look back at all of the beautiful pictures taken by Alicia Chandler Photography, I am reminded of all the personal details and special moments from Julie and Neil’s Palm Springs wedding.

La Quinta Resort will always hold a special place in Julie’s heart, as she spent many vacations and created unforgettable memories with her family growing up. So there was no question to where she wanted to celebrate the most important day of her and Neil’s lives.

Julie and Neil decided to go with a first look before the ceremony. This allowed them to have some private time together before having to take pictures with their bridal party.

The bridesmaids wore chic emerald green dresses, which were complimented by their white bridesmaid bouquets. The blushing bride wore a stunning lace wedding gown, that went perfectly with the modern desert theme of the wedding. Her bridal bouquet was lush and had pops of dark hues and succulent accents.

Adding initials to your wedding decor are a great way to add personal touches! On the gates that led to the ceremony and reception area were Neil and Julie’s initials. The crisp letters were surrounded by rich succulents that boded well with the warm weather. At night, the letters were delicately lit up and went perfectly with the strings of light that lit up the reception area.

The ceremony area was the perfect combination of modern and dessert details. The gold backdrop was accessorized with mirrors, and clear ornaments containing delicate succulents.Surrounding the gold backdrop were different ferns of different textures and heights. Julie and Neil knew it was going to be a warm afternoon, so they had personalized fans placed on each seat.

After Julie and Neil exchanged vows and said yes on forever, they left with their bridal party to take some post ceremony pictures, while their guests enjoyed cocktail hour. Julie and Neil were able to take some breathtaking pictures with the mountains of Palm Desert in the background!

During cocktail hour, guests signed this adorable Kate Spade guest book, and picked up their escort card! The escort cards, which also served as the wedding favor, were dainty little planters that held the cutest succulent! This escort card and favor tied in perfectly with the succulents in the florals throughout the day.

Now onto the reception! The bridal party table was a dark stained table that had a sophisticated rustic charm to it. Wicker charger plates were placed on the table, as well as personalized sugar cookies for the bridal party to enjoy.

Modern accents, succulents, and fresh hydrangeas decorated the long table, as well as romantic candles. What I loved about the decor from the Hick’s wedding is the variety of shapes! It allowed every decoration to have a certain unique element, while cohesively decorating the special day.

Everyone enjoyed celebrating Julie and Neil’s special day under the desert sky, dancing the night away with a live band and having fun in the photobooth! After the festivities were done, guests got a little more cozy at the after party and had fun the rest of the night! It was a pleasure planning Julie and Neil’s destination Palm Springs wedding, and I wish you nothing but love and happiness!