It Was Pastels and Painted Palms for this Funky Outdoor Wedding

Funky Pastel Desert Wedding

Think desert pastels, boho florals, a totally unique wedding dress, jello shots and tons of cheese! Those are just some of the incredible details of Sarah + Joe’s outdoor wedding at Villa Royale. With the help of event planners Details, Darling, S + J treated their guests to a full weekend of festivities which started with tacos and ice cream on the hotel’s rooftop and ended with an impromptu pool party after the wedding reception.

S shares more about how they started the celebrations off right:

Our wedding weekend still feels like a dream. Friday night we opted to have a welcome party rather than a rehearsal dinner since we had so many guests from out of town. If you’re hosting a whole weekend of activities, we can’t recommend doing this enough!! Getting to socialize and make the rounds on Friday made Saturday a true love fest and allowed us to spend time together, enjoying everything we had been planning for.

Can’t wait to look through the lens of The Zamudios? Let’s go!!

modern wedding invitation

S + J chose a pastel color palette for their day which was featured on paper goods designed by State of Reverie with calligraphy by Double Dipped Calligraphy.

The Bride

bridal pony hair

S opted for the cutest flirty ponytail and warm bridal makeup look styled by Kacee Geoffroy.

bride first look with bridesmaids

Rue de Seine Dress

She looked perfectly effortless in this STUNNING Rue de Seine gown from The Dress Theory San Diego!! Want a unique look on wedding day? Going floral is always a good choice!

Funky Pastel Desert Wedding

Perfect Weather

Funky Pastel Desert Wedding

This is the stuff outdoor wedding dreams are made of!!

Funky Pastel Desert Wedding

Such a classy group!!


fun groomsmen socks

The Groom

bow tie groom

J was rocking classically handsome attire from The Black Tux. Loving the tropical bow tie!

palm spring bridesmaids

What better way to keep the vibes light and airy than by putting your girls in off-white?? These Show Me Your Mumu dresses were an excellent choice S!!

palm spring bridesmaids

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

Funky Pastel Desert Wedding

The decor, the backdrop, the day… Total Perfection!! We are loving these coral pedestals and pampas grass arrangements!

dried floral ceremony decor

Speaking of decor, Layered Vintage outdid themselves with this stunning ceremony arch! Painted palms, natural and pink pampas grass, roses and babies breath are total boho floral goals!!

Funky Pastel Desert Wedding

Take a Shot!

welcome jello shots

Shots before the ceremony? So fun!!

I am obsessed with making Jello Shots, so we greeted guests at the ceremony with their view own jello shots to start the party displayed on the cutest custom cart by Details, Darling. Also, Joe + I both love music and happened to meet at a bar in Chicago, so Aubrey tied our personal story into the cutest, pastel seating chart displayed with spray painted pink vinyls and a velvet record player exploding with flowers.

Funky Pastel Desert Wedding

Our search for an outdoor venue worked out better than we could have imagined, with the event space at Villa Royale giving us the ability to have the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all on the same lawn.

Funky Pastel Desert Wedding

Newly Wed and Ready to Party

Funky Pastel Desert Wedding

couple in sunglasses

Seriously, these two are such a fun couple!!

Funky Pastel Desert Wedding

Funky Pastel Desert Wedding

It can’t be a Palm Springs wedding without a retro-style photoshoot!

Lawn Party

Funky Pastel Desert Wedding

This is what an outdoor wedding is all about!

Say Cheese!

Funky Pastel Desert Wedding

If there’s one thing we love, it’s definitely cheese!!

I used to work at a cheese store and it was always my dream to have a big, over the top grazing table at my wedding, and my best friends (who I met working at the cheese store) made that happen. Taking a bite out of a wedge of Humboldt Fog in my wedding dress was literally a dream come true.

grazing board

Is a grazing table on your must-have list?? Check out this round up of incredible grazing tables for some major inspiration!

record player vinyl seating chart

Outdoor Wedding Reception

Funky Pastel Desert Wedding

Absolutely loving this set up with furniture from Yeah Rentals and lighting from Signature Party Rentals!

Funky Pastel Desert Wedding

Funky Pastel Desert Wedding

The prettiest pastel florals we ever did see!

Funky Pastel Desert Wedding

These minimalist boho tablescapes featured tabletop rentals from Signature Party Rentals, La Tavola Fine Linen, and Hostess Haven.

yellow dinner menu

Funky Pastel Desert Wedding

Floral clouds? Always a good idea!

Funky Pastel Desert Wedding

Funky Pastel Desert Wedding

We love a good interactive wedding reception and this photobooth from Traveling Photobus is adorable!!

churro wedding dessert

Miho Catering churro bites?? Don’t mind if we do!

Funky Pastel Desert Wedding

Sarah + Joe, thanks for sharing your fun and colorful outdoor wedding day with us! Congratulations from the GWS team!!

See even more fun details from the day with this Sunbeat Films video that’s got total retro movie vibes!

photography: The Zamudios // venue name: Villa Royale, Palm Springs, California, USA // event design: Details, Darling // planning: Details, Darling // florals: Layered Vintage // wedding dress: Rue de Seine // wedding dress boutique: The Dress Theory San Diego // bridesmaid dresses: Show Me Your Mumu // hair stylist: Kacee Geoffroy // makeup artist: Kacee Geoffroy // groom attire: The Black Tux // videography: Sunbeat Films // paper goods: State of Reverie // calligraphy: Double Dipped Calligraphy // catering: Miho Catering // cake: Miho Catering // tabletop rentals: Signature Party Rentals // furniture rentals: Yeah Rentals // linen rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen // specialty rentals: Hostess Haven // music: The Class Band // lighting: Signature Party Rentals // photo booth: Traveling Photobus