When we showed up to Jack and Jeff’s modern Palm Springs wedding at the Riviera Hotel, we knew we were in for an amazing wedding day. We had seen little snippets and details of their big day, and of course ever since their engagement session last year we have looked forward to meeting everyone in their lives. But I don’t think anything could have prepared us for just how downright amazing their day was, how emotional it was for everyone, and how much fun we would have!
They met online nearly a decade ago, while they were both living in Las Vegas. After their first date, they’ve never spent a day apart. Jack says, “as cliche as it sounds we both felt that first date we knew that they were “the one” for each other.” Being around them for the last few months, having Skype dates and hanging out – this is totally something so clear, it’s beautiful to be around.
They decided to have their destination wedding in Palm Springs because they both love coming down to the desert from their home in Northern California. The newly renovated Riviera Hotel was perfect for them, and they even had their wedding invitations designed using similar patterns from the hotel itself!
What we loved most about this wedding was the AMAZING reception party that Jack + Jeff put together – the dance floor was always full, DJ A-Ko from Scratch Weddings did such a great job playing music that really kept the party going! And watching everyone dance to Britney Spears, singing every word and having basically the best time ever – we wish every wedding had this great of a dance party!!!
We’re so happy for Jack and Jeff, and feel so honored to be able to tell their story!!
Special thanks to Jack + Jeff’s rad creative team who came together to make this an amazing day!
venue + catering The Riviera Hotel, Palm Springs
wedding planner, florist + rentals Joey Lizotte, Artisan Events
dj DJ A-Ko, Scratch Weddings | officiant Peter Wright | cake + dessert Over the Rainbow Desserts | invitations Swiss Cottage Designs | groom’s suits The Black Tux | wedding rings Cartier + David Yurman | gifts + favorsThe Tie Bar
Are you looking for an LGTBQ friendly Palm Springs wedding photographer in Southern California??
Hey there, I’m Ashley Durham, a Palm Springs wedding photographer specializing in unposed, authentic and romantic intimate weddings that capture the love, fun and realness of couples and wedding days.
I am happy to serve couples from Palm Springs to Phoenix, and all over Southern California, Western Arizona, Southern Nevada or anywhere else I can drive or fly. You ready to have an incredible time together for your wedding?? Message me today!