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Desert Falls Country Club Wedding
December 1, 2016
Ohhhh friends! What an absolute whirlwind this fall season was for us. We shot 1-3 weddings every weekend for a good couple of months straight and I’m so excited to share that WE MADE IT! It was definitely the busiest wedding season we’ve ever had in the six years we’ve been in business! And with this wedding blog, we’re officially done with the Fall 2016 wedding season – woo hoo!!!
David + Malia’s Palm Desert wedding at Desert Falls Country Club was the perfect way to end our busy fall season – they are such a beautiful couple inside and out, and we absolutely adored their friends + family!!! Ever since we shot their engagement session at the Palm Springs Tramway this past summer, we had been eagerly awaiting for their wedding because we knew it was going to be so special and wonderful … and we were totally right!
We shared their engagement story already a few months ago, but to recap – they actually met as roommates through Craigslist!! And the first time they saw each other it was like – IT – they knew they were the ones for each other. It only took living together for a couple of months to realize they were falling for each other. David actually proposed on the same mountain that we did their engagement session on, which made it just that much more special.
Their wedding took place right by the beautiful lake at Desert Falls, and the reception was under the stars on the patio. David’s college roommate and best friend was his best man, and Malia’s cousin (also her best friend) gave amazing toasts filled with laughter and tears, but really the highlight of the evening was Malia’s grandmother performing a song a cappella (and it was aca-mazing) to them, which had everyone (including Ashley) in tears. Such a beautiful tribute to a wonderful couple!!
venue + catering // Desert Falls Country Club, Palm Desert, CA
day-of coordinator // Annemarie Campbell
bridal gown // Nicole Miller
hair stylist // Jodi Mestrin, Sweet 1017 Hairdressing
makeup // Cristin Wondergem
groom’s suit // Banana Republic
bridesmaid’s gown // David’s Bridal
groomsmen suit // Calvin Klein Men’s Wearhouse
officiant // Judge Mark Boessenecker
floral // The David Rohr Floral Studio
dj // Geoff Allen with Digital Party Sound
wedding cake // So Sweet Without Wheat
photo booth // Classic Photo Booths
signage // Miss Design Berry
Randy + Ashley Durham are a husband-and-wife destination wedding photography who LOVE photographing fun and intimate weddings!!