You Might Need Shades for This Bright and Happy Celebration
February 9, 2018
California
ModernEstate WeddingsFall Weddings
Loads of sunshine and vibrant bursts of color come with the landscape of Palm Springs and this O'Donnell House celebration is completely embracing all that beauty. Tucked inside you'll find a stunning mix of modern and desert savvy details planned by The Events Department, with florals by Hello Gem and imagery by Alex Warschauer. See it all unfold amongst the Palm Trees and bougainvillea below.
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I had anxiously been awaiting Chloe and Evan’s O’Donnell house wedding all year. I first met with this sweet couple at the beginning of last year and from initially sitting down with them I could feel how infectious their love is for one another. These two now live in North Carolina but back when they were living in California we headed out to Glamis for an epic sand dune engagement session. After braving 25mph winds, 100+ degree temperatures and climbing sand dunes the size of buildings I knew that this fun loving and laid back couple’s wedding was going to be an absolute blast.

I arrived to Chloe’s Air Bnb in the morning where all of the ladies were getting ready. While hair and makeup proceeded I was tucked away in the master bedroom photographing all of Chloe’s beautiful details for the day. Her rose gold color palette for the shoes and jewelry contrasted beautifully with her teal and peach invitation suite and pops of bougainvillea. She even bought Evan an adorable rose gold cactus pin for his suit- little details on the day of like that are my absolute favorite!

After all of the finished with hair, makeup and champagne toasts outside by the pool we all hopped in the van and headed up the hill to meet Evan and his groomsmen at the O’Donnell House. Chloe and Evan greeted each other with a sweet first look on the patio overlooking the hills and downtown Palm Springs. Many kisses, “wows”, and hugs were shared between the two. Afterwards we met up with the bridal party for portraits around the property and then everyone headed upstairs to relax while guests arrived.

While family and friends began to enter I walked the property photographing all of the gorgeous details. The day was planned to perfection by The Events Department and the desert inspired florals from Hello Gem Events used the most beautiful pastel color palette. By incorporating pops of rose gold, desert florals, and geometric table pieces, this O’Donnell house wedding was like something out of a dream.

Guests soon began to take their seats at the ceremony site. Everyone’s heads turned as Chloe made her way own the staircase to meet her father. After exchanging rings and vows everyone cheered for Chloe and Evan as they had their first kiss as husband and wife. While everyone made their way to the main courtyard for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres family had their formal photos captured on the upper terrace. Dinner was soon served and guests sat down to dine under the stars. Everyone danced the night away and enjoyed some tasty treats created by Over The Rainbow Desserts.