Palm Springs Backyard Wedding: Angel + Dominic

bride with head piece

Angel + Dominic really wanted their wedding to be fun and more like a party – my kind of people! :) They hired the fabulous Noa of Feather Love Photography to capture their Palm Springs wedding. They choose to get married at the Sierra Estate Palm Springs (a fab home in Palm Springs you can rent for weddings for under 75 guests) and celebrated all the people that made them who they are. Such a fun wedding full of personality + sweet moments. Thanks Noa for letting me share your work again and big congrats to Angel + Dominic!

wooden slanted heels

bride with tattoos

dog wearing bow tie

honeycomb and babys breath bouque

outdoor ceremony

vintage bridesmaid dresses

palm springs wedding ceremony

palm springs wedding ceremony

palm springs wedding ceremony

palm springs wedding ceremony

palm springs wedding ceremony

palm springs wedding ceremony

Our Music
We made 3 customs mixes for the wedding – a pre ceremony mix, a cocktail mix, and a dance party mix. We picked songs we wanted to hear, and mixed those in with the Palm Springs style of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin to keep the vibe right.

Our wedding song was our procession song: “Wonderful (The Way I Feel)” by My Morning Jacket. We got engaged about a year earlier and after the proposal at a park off Highway 1 in Malibu, we drove to Santa Barbara for the night. We listened to that new My Morning Jacket in the car on that ride and that song was perfect for us as it represented our relationship and was so timely.

The recessional song was a Wilco song called “I’m Always In Love” which has a great fun, happy feel and was significant for us, because when we got back together a few years back we’d went to see Wilco as our sort of “first date”.

bridesmaids wearing vintage ruffle dresses

bridesmaids wearing vintage ruffle dresses

groomsmen in black

modern shaped wedding rings

bride and groom with dog

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

palm springs wedding

Of course the ceremony was one of the more memorable moments, seeing each other all dressed up and knowing that the day had finally come. But the memories that stick out the most are the late night fun! Angel's feet getting so sore from dancing that she had to relax on the couch and learning that she wasn't alone in that. Our friend Tim walking into the sliding glass door and taking it off the rails with his face, then learning that he wasn't the only person to do that (aside from taking the door off the rails). Ordering my first cucumber jalepeno margarita (that we made the sour for from scratch) and having the bartender tell me the margaritas are really good, as he'd already had 3.

palm springs wedding

papel picado wedding decor

striped table runners

fork and knife place card

skeleton cake toppers

palm springs wedding

Pay attention to the people around you. If everyone feels part of the wedding they'll have more fun, which means you'll have more fun. The less things you have to do (first dances, cake cutting ceremonies, 20 speeches) the more time there will be for socializing and enjoying the night/day. Make sure to spend the money on things that are important to you... good photos, good drinks, good food.... and if a wedding planner tells you "no"... then get another wedding planner.

photography: Feather Love Photography (see even more photos from the wedding here) // venue: Sierra Estate Palm Springs // event design: Angel Quintana // floral design: Madison Workshop West // wedding dress: vintage Celine, vintage brooch from my great, great, great grandmother // hairpieces: Holistic Fashionista (includes bridesmaids necklaces and bride’s headpiece) // bride’s shoes: Jeffrey Campbell // bridesmaid dresses: all vintage, some purchased from Holistic Fashionista, the others on etsy or flea market // hair + makeup: Vea (Veronica) Serna, from J Russell Salon in Palm Desert // groom suit: Custom Made Suit from My Tailor Store in Thailand // cinematography: Austin Conroy // invitations + paper goods: Wedding Paper Divas // catering: Merida Sanchez-Molina // cake: Cupcakes: Over The Rainbow // music: Dominic Bernacchi // Personalized chocolates by Neapolitan Printing // ring bearer bow tie: Bobo Bandits


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  1. Oh this is a beautiful wedding. All the white!
    I love the cut out doilies!

    I was also wondering what adorable ring bearers breed is? He is so cute!

  2. WOW! Gorgeous wedding and stunning bride!! Can anyone tell me what kind of ceremony or tradition that rope is they intertwined themselves in? I’m looking to add some kind of element like this to our ceremony but am not a fan of tree planting or combining sand… If anyone recognizes this please share!! :) Thanks!

  3. Seriously love the bridesmaid dresses! I want an excuse to buy one of those dresses :)

  4. her shoes are AMAZING! such a gorgeous wedding.

  5. Her dress–absolutely gorgeous!

  6. Where were those table runners purchased?

  7. we love the colors ! and the style! such a lovely couple who makes such gorgeous wedding : )

  8. These are beautiful wedding photos. The wedding couples are looking nice. It is nice to have good planning for the wedding day to make it successful.

  9. Congrats!!!!!!!!
    I liked all your photos…
    and liked that doggy too….

  10. What a cool couple and a rocking bride! I loved how true their wedding was to them. It looked like a blast. I love her dress, her tattoos and her hair with the head piece the dream bride!

  11. This wedding is absolutely amazing! I love the bride’s style, her accessories are to die for, her tattoos, and her shoes. Perfection.

  12. Love this wedding and its original details!

  13. do you possibly know the designer of the brides ring? it’s absolutely stunning

  14. Amazing wedding! Love the tattos !

  15. Is the bride willing to sell that dress?? LOVE!

  16. Hi! I saw you got you fabric at for you table runners. Do you happen to know the name of the fabric?:) Your wedding is absolutely beautiful!


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