Neutrals Were The Name Of The Game For This Modern Yet Timeless Palm Springs Wedding

Neutral + Textured Desert Themed Wedding

“We have always known that we wanted to get married in the desert,” say newlyweds Faiza + Imran. “It’s just so us.”

With tons of happy poolside memories together in Palm Springs, Faiza + Iman knew the sunny SoCal city was the perfect spot to tie the knot. The La Quinta Resort & Club, with its mission-style architecture and towering palm trees, provided the perfect backdrop for what would prove to be a fun yet elegant wedding full of neutral tones and timeless touches. 

Event designer Aubrey Huffman, owner of wedding planning firm Details Darling, brought all sorts of white and light-colored wow moments to life, and photographer Katie Edwards caught all the classy magic of this desert celebration!

Neutral + Textured Desert Themed Wedding

This STUNNING bright white monochrome bouquet (and all of the day’s dreamy neutral florals) are by Third + Park.

Neutral + Textured Desert Themed Wedding

Love Faiza’s pearly white mani!! Go check out some of our fave wedding nail ideas!

Also, swooning for this single-stone sparkler!! Get into our complete guide to engagement rings if you’re still on the hunt for the right ring for you.

Love this muted-yet-colorful bridal party palette! Such a fun and gentle juxtaposition to the whites and off-whites in the rest of the wedding. Our guide to summer bridesmaid dress options has lots of pretty pastels if you’re feeling this vibe.

The Ceremony

Neutral + Textured Desert Themed Wedding
Neutral + Textured Desert Themed Wedding

Anybody out there who considers themselves a part of Bachelor Nation might recognize this stunning venue from Claire/Tayshia’s season of The Bachelorette.

Neutral + Textured Desert Themed Wedding

The lighter tones of the wedding’s florals and decor add elegance while simultaneously highlighting the beautiful Palm Springs scenery.

Neutral + Textured Desert Themed Wedding
Our Musical Choices

Processional: "Superposition" by Young the Giant (acoustic) & "VCR" by The XX

Recessional: "Walking On a Dream" by Empire of the Sun

First Dance: "If I Ain’t Got You" by Alicia Keys, cover by James Bay

Neutral + Textured Desert Themed Wedding
Neutral + Textured Desert Themed Wedding
Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Faiza: It's so hard to pick one. I had to pick two! First, cheating at rock paper scissors so that I was able to read my vows first! And second, when our sax player was ripping it on the dance floor during reception. He was incredible!

Imran: I would have to say our first look. There was so much anticipation going into it, and I was so excited to see her. Seeing her in her dress for the first time was when it all hit me.

Neutral + Textured Desert Themed Wedding
Neutral + Textured Desert Themed Wedding

Imran’s super-classy white jacket tux is from JB Clothiers. Take a look at this similar look if you can’t get enough of this elegant vibe.

Neutral + Textured Desert Themed Wedding

Faiza didn’t have a clear picture of what her bridal style would be when she started looking for a dress. She knew that it would be good to have something light and airy in the Palm Springs heat and that a strapless fitted bodice was probably in the cards. Gowns with some feminine flair started catching her eye, and she finally found THE one at En Blanc in Santa Monica when she tried on this embellished lace and tulle beauty from designer Liz Martinez.

Neutral + Textured Desert Themed Wedding

Dolled Up By Lulu was behind Faiza’s beautiful low bun and glam makeup look.

Neutral + Textured Desert Themed Wedding
Our Advice To Those Planning Now

ENJOY IT! It goes by way too fast. Although it can be stressful, it’s going to fly by! Also, make mini milestones along the way and celebrate them to make the process fun! Securing your wedding venue, dress, marriage license etc can all be made into fun moments.

Neutral + Textured Desert Themed Wedding

The Reception

Neutral + Textured Desert Themed Wedding

Okay, just take a second to let this cute and quirky cocktail hour option sink in…

Neutral + Textured Desert Themed Wedding

Guests rang the bell, and a hand offering them a glass of champagne appeared!!

Neutral + Textured Desert Themed Wedding

SO FUN!! Also, snag this set of ribbed champagne coupes from Amazon if you’re in love with the modern-meets-deco aesthetic of this glassware.

Neutral + Textured Desert Themed Wedding
Neutral + Textured Desert Themed Wedding

All the textured, design-forward, desert-inspired signage and paper goods were the work of the geniuses at Wildhouse Ink.

A signature cocktail menu CARVEN INTO STONE!?

Neutral + Textured Desert Themed Wedding

The day’s furniture, like these amazing cane-detail tables and this black-and-ivory guest seating, came from Signature Party Rentals.

Neutral + Textured Desert Themed Wedding

Some specialty rentals like these amazing mismatch black-and-white lighting fixtures are from Folklore.

Neutral + Textured Desert Themed Wedding
Neutral + Textured Desert Themed Wedding

Catalog Atelier and BBJ La Tavola outfitted the reception with its chic tabletop fixtures and linens.

Neutral + Textured Desert Themed Wedding

Recreate this modern-yet-timeless tablescape with some ribbed stemware and this black-handled flatware set.

Neutral + Textured Desert Themed Wedding

A final thought from the bride + groom: “Your wedding day is by far the biggest party you will ever throw in your life, so make sure you’re picking things that you will love forever! Make it your own, and make time for just the two of you on your special day. We wish we could re-live it already!”

So happy for you, Faiza + Imran! This chic and timeless wedding day in the desert was a neutral-tone dream! All the very best from GWS!

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photography: Katie Edwards // venue name: La Quinta Resort + Club, La Quinta, CA // event design: Aubrey Huffmann // planning: Details Darling // florals: Third and Park // wedding dress: Liz Martinez // wedding dress boutique: En Blanc // wedding suit: JB Clothiers // hair stylist: Dolled Up by Lulu // makeup artist: Dolled Up by Lulu // videography: Vince Weddings // paper goods: Wildhouse Ink // catering: La Quinta Resort // tabletop rentals: Catalog Atelier // furniture rentals: Signature Party Rentals // linen rentals: BBJ La Tavola // specialty rentals: Folklore Rentals // music: Second Song

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